Last year I posted a free crochet pine cone pattern. Here is a photo!
Recently I received a question about the pine cone, so I thought it would be helpful to post a little bit of explanation here.
Commenter Chrissy asked: “Hello, I just love your pine cone but I tried the pattern and mine does not come to a point at the bottom. My top and bottom look the same. Can you please help? I want to make these for Christmas. Thanks so much!”
Chrissy, thank you for your question!
I hadn’t made a pine cone since last year, so I got out my pattern and grabbed some light blue Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight yarn that was handy and made one to remind myself of how the pattern works. It didn’t come out as nicely as the pine cones I made last year. It seemed too loose. (Very odd, because I also used a Red Heart Super Saver yarn on my pine cones last year, but it was a different color.) Then I made one in an off-white color of yarn that I had gotten from a bargain bin. It was also worsted weight, but seemed to be a tiny bit thicker than the blue Red Heart. It made a difference. The pine cone held it’s shape much better with the slightly (and I mean very slightly!) thicker yarn. My advice is to not use a yarn that is too thin or too soft. If you do use a soft or thin yarn, it might work out if you go down in hook size, although I didn’t try this myself.
Here are my experimental pine cones. The white pine cone that uses the slightly thicker yarn has a nicer cone shape than the blue one made with thinner yarn.
Also, I must say that I am really impressed by people that are preparing for Christmas now! I can not wrap my mind around the fact that it is just a little more than two months away. I know that time will go by so quickly! Happy Crocheting and Happy Tuesday!