Monday, November 18, 2013

Pinecone Ornament Pattern

Here is the Pinecone ornament pattern that I promised to share with my blog followers and friends. The pattern is being provided to you for personal use only and is copyright protected.

Materials needed: (48) 2-1/4” squares of assorted fabrics, size 8 – ½” appliqué/sequin pins, 1 medium styrofoam egg approximately 2 and ½” x 3”, 1 piece of ¼” wide ribbon – 28” long. Your choice of adornments to fill the small opening on top such as buttons, fabric Yo-yo’s, wool felt cut-outs or silk evergreens.

Basic Construction/Assembly:
Set aside (2) fabric squares.

You will take each of your remaining 2-1/4” fabric squares and fold them in half diagonally (right side of fabric facing out) Then fold them in half again to create a folded Quarter triangle.

The pinecone is constructed of 7 rows of folded triangles. Before you begin pinning your triangle rows you will cover the very bottom tip of the egg and the very top center of the egg. To do this – center a fabric square on the top of the egg and secure by placing a pin thru all 4 corners of the fabric. (push the pins thru the Styrofoam until only the pin head is visible) Repeat this process with a fabric square stretched across the bottom tip of the egg.

Row One: is made up of 4 folded quarter triangles. Attach your triangles to the egg approximately ¾” up from the center (or close to the edges of the square you just pinned onto egg) You will secure each folded triangle by placing a pin near the 2 corner points along the raw edge approximately 1/8” away from the tips. Overlap the triangles slightly so they fit neatly around the egg.

Rows #1 and #7 are made from 4 triangles.

Once you’ve completed row 1 you will assemble row 2 using 8 triangles. Pin the triangles to the egg as shown in the 2 diagrams below – begin by pinning 4 triangles lined up with the triangles of the first row approximately ¼” up from the tips of the first row.

Then pin the remaining 4 triangles in place alternated between the first 4 triangles.

(this is an illustration of what rows 2 thru 6 should look like with 8 quarter triangles in each row)

And here is how row 2 actually looks as you pin the folded quarter triangles onto the egg. (first 4 triangles are directly over the ones in row #1)

And pieces 5,6,7 and 8 pinned in the alternate spaces:

Rows 3,4,5 and 6 are also constructed using 8 folded quarter triangles pinned in the same order as Row 2. Row 7 is the last row – it is made from 4 folded quarter triangles – just like row #1.

Here is an illustration of the row assembly:

Here is what the pinecone will look like after pinning all 7 rows:

There will be an open space on top about the size of a U.S. quarter.

You can finish the top of your Pinecone by embellishing it with additional quarter triangles or buttons, fabric Yo-yo’s, felt cut-outs, silk evergreen stems, etc.

Add a ribbon loop on top to finish your ornament by creating several smaller loops and one large loop of ribbon. Attach to the ornament using a fancy “ball” or bead head pin. I recommend dipping the pin head into tacky glue first to insure it stays securely in the egg.

I created 3 Yo-yo's (approximately 1" finished size) and glued them to the top of my Pinecone ornament - covering the open space. Then I attached my ribbon in the center to finish.

These ornaments take about 30 minutes each to complete and would look darling placed on your dinner table or hanging from your Tree or door knobs this holiday season!

Wishing you and your families the Happiest of Holiday Seasons!


  1. Thanks for sharing. I purchased a similar ornament at a craft show several years ago. Good for a prim style tree or to use a few in a basket.

  2. I've seen these ornaments in the past and thought they were very pretty...cozy little pinecones! Thanks for sharing...there may be some folks around here on the receiving end of these for Christmas!

  3. I have to tell you....I have seen this pattern or something similar many times in the past, but your choice of fabrics on this pinecone is absolutely perfect in my eyes and I want to put it on my list of "I wanna make this". It is beautiful; and I can see a bowl full of these of some of these hanging on my tree. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Just beautiful ! Thanks for the pattern ! That is very sweet of you to take the time to post this tutorial. Thanks for sharing !

  5. Cute pinecone many possibilities depending on the fabrics used.

    Thank you for sharing the pattern and tutorial Doreen!

  6. these are really cute. I keep Pine cones in my fireplace, as i don't use it much. 2 or 3 of these dotted among the real thing would add a festive touch

  7. Thank you, Doreen. The yo-yos finish it off so nicely!

  8. Thank you for this tutorial Doreen! I'll make some of them for Christmas.

  9. So cute...I have not seen these before. Thank you for the tutorial.

  10. Gorgeous.Sure I`ll make some for christmas!

  11. I could see a prim filled basket with these. Thanks!

  12. so cute. love the fabrics you used.

  13. What a cute idea; thanks for the tutorial. Kathy

  14. Thanks for the great tutorial. I plan on making lots.

  15. Fabulous ornament and really could be made in so many different fabrics for year round fun!!! Thanks so much for the pattern :^)

  16. Oh my! I'm glad I finally got around to visiting my favorite blogs again! Love this, Doreen! Thanks for the tutorial!

  17. Great ornaments. I made some to decorate my Thanksgiving table. Thanks for the pattern and tutorial.

  18. me encanta, un adorno precioso.

  19. So lovely! :)
    Greetings from Finland!
    Ulla's Quilt World
    Hugs, Ulla

  20. I have been away from my Jane for awhile...other quilts and I started to make Barn Quilts and found a place to put my paintersquilters daughters heart!!....but I have wanted to make these decorations and did not have a good tutorial....Now again thanks to you I do...I owe you so much!! Thank you for all your work!! Merry Christmas!!

  21. Before adding fabric, roll the egg in cinnamon and nutmeg for aroma.

  22. Excellent tutorial Doreen, thank you for sharing - just moving into a new space and this is a perfect home warming project for myself!

  23. I have been making these for many your fabric choices!

  24. I can see this with a ribbon hanging in a window. Have some from past relatives not with me any longer. When I handle them it makes me remember then thinking of the hours it took to make these pinecones. Love them.


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