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Pine Cone Collection crochet pattern

I’ve had to reshuffle my plans a bit this month, as I polled my Ravelry group and discovered that mid-November (my intended release date for this year’s festive pattern) was far too late, so here we are, a month earlier, and it’s time to announce my Christmas design, complete with a launch week discount…

My Pine Cone Collection crochet pattern includes 6 different pine cone designs (3 thin and 3 round). Each cone is worked in one piece, with a clever, easy-to-memorize stitch pattern that results in highly realistic pine cones with perfectly offset scales.

pine cone collection crochet pattern by planetjune

I’m very happy with how realistic these pine cones look in any shade of solid or variegated brown (I used 6 shades of Red Heart Soft and Bernat Satin for my cones; the exact shades are also given in the pattern) and I just couldn’t stop making them once I got started. Once you grasp the concept for the scales it’s really simple, with no counting involved, so they make a perfect TV-watching project where you don’t have to concentrate much on what you’re doing.

Make them in any colour(s), and pile them in a bowl or vase, make them into a wreath, hang them from your Christmas tree, or string them into a garland.

pine cone collection crochet pattern by planetjune

Of course, pine cones don’t only make lovely Christmas decorations – especially in natural colours, they can be used as decoration throughout autumn and winter, or for natural woodland-look decor at any time of year.

If you are thinking about Christmas, wouldn’t they’d also look wonderful in bright and/or sparkly yarns as tree ornaments, or grouped together into wreaths or garlands? (You’ll have to use your imagination a bit here: apparently mid-October is far too early to find Christmas trees in South African shops!)

pine cone collection crochet pattern by planetjune

Pine Cone Collection includes the complete patterns for the 6 different sizes of pine cones pictured, 3 thin and 3 round, with sizes varying from 2-4″ (5-10cm) tall. The pattern also includes modifications that will enable you to make cones of any size, with the same overlapping scale pattern.

pine cone collection crochet pattern by planetjune
Thin cones: A (long), B (medium), C (short)
Round cones: D (small), E (medium), F (large)

If you like it, please don’t forget to favourite/queue Pine Cone Collection on Ravelry:

This week only, you can pick up the Pine Cone Collection pattern with a special launch week discount. (There’s no code needed; you’ll see the special price automatically in the shop.) I love my bowl of pine cones – I think they are perfect for fall/winter decor – and I hope you’ll enjoy the pattern too!

11 Comments »

  1. Yarnitect said

    How delightful! What is it about pine cones that people find so fascinating? I don’t know…but I confess that I love them and love to dream about decorating with them. I do put some out with my snowman collection each Christmas. Handmade ones would be a whole lot more fun than real ones that chip and flake! =) Your pattern is sooo amazing. I love all the folds and the stitch pattern. You’ve captured this to the letter!

  2. Lori said

    Wow, June – those look amazing! I can’t wait to make some.

  3. Theresa said

    I was wondering….is this an advanced pattern or beginners? I love it but am a bit intimidated. :)

    • June said

      I’d say ‘advanced beginner’, Theresa – I wouldn’t advise it as your first ever crochet project, but it only uses basic crochet stitches and the method is clever but surprisingly easy, and well-illustrated with step-by-step photos.

      I’ve already had feedback on Facebook from a customer who bought the pattern earlier today and she said “I have to say this is an awesome pattern! Very easy to understand.” So please don’t be intimidated – I think you’ll enjoy this technique!

      (And you know you’re always welcome to email me if you do have any questions about any of my patterns :) )

      • Theresa said

        Thanks! I have made a few items from your patterns(easter eggs and pumpkin) and have been very pleased so far. I think I can handle Advanced beginner. :)

  4. Anastacia said

    What an absolutely nifty & creative new idea!

  5. Brilliant idea, June! I’ve been doing installation projects using real cones and handspun/hand-dyed/handknit cosies for several years (see http://www.flickr.com/photos/lasquetipress/3251206993/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/lasquetipress/4150926101/), but I love the idea of making the cones too! Not much of a crocheter anymore — it’s too hard on my hands — but these are fabulous.

    Cheers
    Linda

  6. Jeannie said

    Love these! I’ll have to look at your other patterns, too. I found you via Knitting Relay today.

  7. Jessica said

    Oh my what an eye catcher these are.I love pine cones and these are to just stunning….

  8. Loll said

    Oh June, I love the variety! I was searching the net for the one pine cone pattern I know exists and I came across this PC bonanza!

  9. Sophie said

    These are just lovely. I know you posted them last year, but I just came across them and just had to say how beautifully executed they are :)

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