This is a super easy pattern to crochet. The instructions are for three nesting acorns that caps come off, and each of the smaller acorns fit inside of on another. A wonderful gift, or educational toy!
This is what I was showing you. Only you don't need to use a needle! I learned something new :). Micawber's Recipe for Happiness: Pardon me, but your Slip Stitch is Showing ~ An Invisible Join Tutorial)
I like this pattern, but would use fingering weight yarn. Anything heavier - like the DK suggested here - feels to me like I left the house wrapped in my bedspread. "Ravelry: Sunday Shawl pattern by The Little Bee ~ Alia Bland"