The Big Acorn Race

A Squirrel Picnic Story with Crochet Patterns and Projects


Out in the mountains of Colorado, live two little squirrels named Hodge and Podge. They love to play games, go on adventures and of course crochet. Most of all they love hanging out with their friends.

In this whimsical and colorful book by crochet artist and writer Jennifer Olivarez, we follow Hodge and Podge and their friend Eric as they compete to see who can get an acorn out of a tree first. It sounds simple, but there’s a catch: they aren’t allowed to climb the tree. They each must use their wit and imagination to find an alternative solution. What will they invent and who will win?

But the fun doesn’t stop when the story ends! The Big Acorn Race also includes over 15 crochet patterns and projects to make the squirrels and their inventions, as well as accessories for you inspired by the story.

Known for her ability to create patterns that are both simple in technique but truly creative and entertaining, Jennifer has taken great care to design patterns and projects that will be fun for the beginner and experienced crocheter alike.

The Big Acorn Race is now available from Amazon and other online retailers.

Then hop on over to Squirrel Picnic for more free patterns, tutorials, and webcomics featuring your favorite characters.

The Big Acorn Race Cover