Its Day 19 of the Little Box of Crochet Victorian Christmas advent project and we’re making sparkly pinecones 💫 🌟 💫 🌟

Pinecones were used a lot as decorations in Victorian times in wreaths, table centrepieces, tree decorations and, of course, garlands. And remember those creepy weird Victorian Christmas cards we looked at on Day 15? Look at this I found:

What the hell?!

We’re working with 2 strands of yarn (one of BIRCH and one GOLD Glamour) and a 2.5mm hook to make our cones.ย  We work a row of dcs into our starting chain and then work a series of bobbles in it. We’re making 4 in total.

Please note: there is teeny tiny typo at the end of the pattern card – it should read “make 3 more strips up to this point.”

On row 2 we work the first of our series of bobbles. I love a bobble but they can be a little hard on the hands. Keep the bobble stitches nice and loose and this will make life a bit easier. Ch1 and make a bobble into the first stitch:

 

Embarrassed of my shocking nails (and envious of Emma’s beautifully manicured talons in our box videos), I have carried out an Apple Pencil manicure…

Slip stitch into the next stitch. Repeat this ‘make a bobble in one stitch’, ‘slip stitch in the next’ a further 4 times (5 bobbles in total). Work dcs to the end of the row. I placed a dc in the first of those dcs:

Ch1, turn and work another row of dcs, working the last one into the stitch with the stitch marker:

Ch1, turn and work a bobble into the first stitch. Repeatย the bobble stitch-slip stitch pattern of row 2 but this time make 6 bobbles:

Repeat the pattern of dcs to the end of the row, double crochet back to the end of the last set of bobbles and then work 7 bobbles:

Repeat the pattern of dcs to the end of the row, double crochetย back to the end of the last set of bobbles and then work 8 bobbles:

Fasten off.

Pinecone? 🤔

Hmm… it doesn’t look too much like a pinecone, does it?! Tomorrow, some magical jiggery pokery will take place that will transform our 4 bobbly strips into 4 perfect pinecones.

Love Nyree xxx