It’s here! The Acorn Square Pixel Art I’ve been sharing on social media for the last week and a half!
A few weeks ago, I got an idea that I wanted to work an Acorn Square this fall, and so I decided I would make some two round solid granny squares, use my favorite Pull Loop Through method to join my squares, and create a fall inspired pixel art piece.
Upon completing my square, I thought about what I would create with it. It could be used as a doily, as a piece of wall art if attached to a dowel or canvas, as a blouse if worked as the front piece, an afghan square to a larger blanket, the front piece to a tote bag, a rug if worked with four strands of worsted weight yarn… So many possibilities, and so many more than mentioned. If you would like to see any of these, please drop me a line below!
What will I do with this square? You will just have to wait and see!
– 99 grams of Lightweight #3 Yarn (or 34 grams in each of the three colors) – I used Baby Bee’s Sweet Delight Yarn in Naked [Cream], Teddy [Light Brown] and Chocolate [Dark Brown]
– G6/4mm Crochet Hook
– #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends
I usually work in yards, but for this project, I used yarn that was already in my stash. To get the grams used, I weighted my yarn and finished project. It doesn’t take much to make this acorn square – you might even have the small amounts of yarn in your stash too!
Yarn Alternative: Anne Geddes Baby. Any weight yarn will also work for this project with respective crochet hook. Different weights will produce different sized squares.
This square took me about 7 hours to complete – I worked about a row a day, including the weaving for that row.
With border, the acorn square measures 16″.
First square measures 2″.
*Gauge for this project isn’t essential, as long as your squares are consistent in size. Keep in mind, smaller or larger squares will produce smaller or larger projects.
– DC – Double Crochet
– SC – Single Crochet
– sc2tog – Single Crochet Two Stitches Together (decrease)
– PLT – Pull Loop Through (Join)
I highly recommend weaving in your ends as you complete each row, otherwise, at the end you could be left with so many ends, this square may end up in your WIPs bin, instead of being completed.
R2: In Chocolate, Attach slip knot to hook. From behind, SC into the chain space of #39, chain 1, yarn over, insert hook into the chain space just finished on MA and complete the DC, DC into the same chain space on MA, PLT (into #39), [DC into the next DC of MA, PLT (into #39)] 3x, [DC into the chain space of MA, PLT (into #39)] 2x, chain 1.
#53 – R2 of this square begins diagonally across from the usual spot. Keep in the mind the corner will end in Chocolate as 2 double crochet into the chain space, work from behind, then finish with a double crochet into the same chain space and join. The Chocolate part of this square will line up with the Chocolate part of #52 to complete the Stem:
R2: Loosely slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the previous chain space just worked. Chain 2. DC into each of the next 3 DC of MA, 2 DC into the next chain space of MA, chain 3, 2 DC into the same chain space of MA, DC into each of the next 3 DC of MA, 2 DC into the next chain space of MA, chain 1.
Please feel free to make and sell your own Acorn Square project using this pattern, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.
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