I am excited to announce that we are having twins! Since it’s Fall, I just had to have crochet little pumpkins in our announcement!
Now, on to the pattern!
Materials Needed: Listed for only one pumpkin.
Worsted Weight Yarn #4–Yarn pictured is:
Red Heart Super Saver in Pumpkin (approx 25 yards)
Red Heart Soft in Chocolate (less than 5 yards)
Size E/3.5mm Crochet Hook
Stitch Marker Recommended
Gauge: Not essential, just want stitches tight enough, so that you don’t see the stuffing showing through.
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
sc2tog: single crochet two together
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Pumpkin – Height is about 2”, Circumference is about 9”
Pumpkin: All parts use ‘E’ hook or hook used to match gauge with worsted weight yarn. Worked in the round and seamless. I highly recommend using a stitch marker and moving it up each round.
Round 1: With orange, Magic ring, Ch 1, 6 sc into ring. (6)
Round 2: 2 sc into each st around. (12)
Round 3: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st*, repeat from * to * around. (18)
Round 4: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next 2 sts*, repeat from * to * around. (24)
Round 5: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next 3 sts*, repeat from * to * around. (30)
Round 6: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next 4 sts*, repeat from * to * around. (36)
Round 7-12: 1 sc in each st around. (36) (6 Rounds)
— All of the sc2tog decreases should be done invisibly, so that you don’t see stuffing through gaps that are left with regular sc2tog, see stitch explanation below if needed. —
Round 13: *sc2tog, 1 sc in the next 4 sts*, repeat from * to * around. (30)
Round 14: *sc2tog, 1 sc in the next 3 sts*, repeat from * to * around. (24)
Round 15: *sc2tog, 1 sc in the next 2 sts*, repeat from * to * around. (18)
Round 16: *sc2tog, 1 sc in the next st*, repeat from * to * around. (12) Stuff with poly-fil.
Round 17: sc2tog around. (6) Fasten off, leaving a long tail for creating sections of your pumpkin. Finish stuffing, you want it to be fairly firm, so that you can create sections.
Using a tapestry needle, go through the front loops of the remaining 6 sts (1st picture below) and pull tight to close. Going in through the top middle of the pumpkin (2nd picture below) and out the bottom (around the magic ring you started with, 3rd picture below) and pull tight. This will create the sections of your pumpkin. Repeat going through the middle and out next to the magic ring till you have 6 sections created (4th picture below). Weave in ends.
Round 1: With brown, Magic ring, Ch 1, 6 sc into ring. (6)
Round 2: Working in the back loops only, 1 sc in each st around. (6)
Round 3-4: 1 sc in each st around. (6) (2 Rounds)
Round 5: 2 sc in each st around. (12) Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Stuff the stem and sew on around the top of your pumpkin. Once you sew on about 3/4ths of the way, add a little bit more stuffing, if needed. Once you have sewn the stem fully on, push the needle down and out towards the bottom of the pumpkin, to lose the end in the stuffing.
Chain (Ch): Yarn over and draw the yarn through the loop on the hook.
Slip Stitch (sl st): Insert hook in stitch, yarn over and draw yarn through stitch and the loop on your hook, in one motion.
Single Crochet (sc): Insert hook in stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.
Single Crochet Two Together (sc2tog): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all loop on hook.
How to make sc2tog invisibly: Insert the hook into the front loop of the first stitch (2 loops on hook). DO NOT YARN OVER. Insert the hook into the front loop of the next stitch. (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and draw through the first two loops on the hook. (2 loops on hook) Yarn over and draw through both loops on the hook. Invisible sc2tog completed!
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Be on the look out for my next posts! Will be posting a c2c orca graphgan and pregnancy announcement fruit, to document the size of the babies!