Free pattern to use up yarn leftovers!

Crocheted Mini Pinecones for Christmas or Autumn Decorations

●○○○ Skill Level 1 - beginner

Don't toss those yarn bits and pieces - transform them into charming pinecone ornaments! This adorable crochet project is perfect for adding a touch of natural spirit to your festive holiday and fall decor. Discover how to repurpose yarn remnants into delightful crocheted mini pinecones that will make your home shine with DIY charm!

5 Ways to use crocheted Mini Larch Cones:

Who knew crocheted mini pinecones could be so versatile? From tree ornaments to wreath accents, table centerpieces to quirky earrings or keyring charms, these little wonders are fantastic for all your fall decorating and Christmas needs!

01. Decorate a Christmas tree:
Crocheted mini pinecones can be used as unique lovely ornaments for your Christmas tree. Made in different colors they add a touch of handmade charm and can be customized to match your holiday decor.

02. Create a garland:
String together several mini pinecones to make a festive garland. Hang it across a fireplace mantel, staircase railing, or even on a wall to add a cozy and whimsical touch to your home.

03. Make jewelry:
Turn the mini pinecones into cute and lightweight earrings or pendants. Attach them to earring hooks or necklace chains for a nature-inspired accessory that will surely catch attention.

04. Embellish gift wrapping:
Add a special touch to your gift wrapping by attaching crochet mini larch cones to ribbons or twine. They can serve as unique gift tags or simply add an extra element of charm to your presents.

05. Create a mobile:
Hang the mini pinecones from a wooden hoop or branch to create a beautiful mobile. This can be hung in a nursery, bedroom, or even outdoors as a decorative piece that gently sways in the breeze.

Let's use up some leftover yarn bits!

These mini-sized wonders are not only a smart way to use up all your precious leftover yarn bits, they are also super fast and very easy to make, so that you can make quite a lot of them in no time!

It doesn't matter what yarn weight you use for this pattern. Made from sport weight yarn, the pinecone turns out a size of 2-3 cm. The mini larch cones in the photos were made from yarn leftovers of Scheepjes - Catona, Yarn and Colors - Must Have Schachenmayr - Catania worked on a 2.25 mm crochet hook.

Abbreviations (US terms)

slst = slip stitch
ch = chain stitch
sc = single crochet stitch
hdc = half double crochet stitch
dc = double crochet stitch
x = repeat instruction as many times as given with the x
°.° = stitches between ° and ° have to be worked all into the same stitch

Crochet Pattern

Make a foundation chain of 20 ch.

Crochet along the chain, starting in the 3rd ch from hook:

°dc 2° 2x, °dc 3° 4x, °dc 3 + ch 2 + slst 1 + ch 2° 7x, °dc 3°, °dc 1 + hdc 1 + sc 1 + slst 1°

Ch 1, cut the yarn, pull the end through the last st completely and tighten down the ch stitch to finish off.

Even though the cone curls up naturally (especially its bottom part), you need to pull the upper dc stitches into shape. Next, arrange the scales evenly along the spiral, so that they are staggered one above the other. Push and squeeze a bit to bring the cone into the right shape.

Thread a needle with the remaining yarn end and run it top down through the cone. Cut off the length at the bottom. The remaining yarn tail from the beginning can be cut off, or used to tie the cone onto a branch, or on top of a gift

Merry Crocheting!


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Selling of finished Items

The design and pattern are copyright and must not be reproduced for resale! You cannot sell finished items made from this pattern. For your personal use (non-profit) or for charity purposes you are permitted to make as many items from this pattern as you like.