These pine cones are quick to make and and a great way to use up those odds and ends in your yarn stash.
The original pattern and photographs can be found here.
This is a very quick and easy pattern that my half sister gave to me. Someone else had given it to her. You will not believe how quickly you can make these. They look so pretty on the Christmas tree!
Size: approximately 3 inches
I used Red Heart Super Saver Buff Fleck (be sure not to use a yarn that is too soft or too thin for this pattern)
Size G Hook
Gauge: Not important
Abbreviations: sc = single crochet, ch = chain, st = stitch, sl st = slip stitch, dc = double crochet
*dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in first chain of the ch 3 you just did* Repeat this step 3 more times in the same “3rd ch from hook” stitch.
Repeat step 2 in each of the remaining chains of the original ch 15.
At the end of the last dc in the last ch don’t do the ch 3 or sl st. Just finish off after the last dc. Leave the yarn tail long enough so that you can weave it to the top center of the pine cone. Tie it to the beginning yarn tail. That creates the hanger!
Edited to Add: Check out my October 13, 2009 post for my explanation of why you shouldn’t use too thin or too soft a yarn for this crochet pine cone pattern.