With autumn here and Halloween fast approaching, I couldn’t resist jumping on the Pumpkin Band Wagon! I wanted to make my very own pumpkin, with some nice detail and texture. Luckily for me I had just purchased a gorgeous Paintbox yarn colour pack called ‘Fallen Leaves’. As you can imagine, it was made up of really wonderful autumnal colours including perfect shades of orange and green.
I thought I’d share my pattern with all you lovelies! All you’ll need is some orange and green yarn. The correct hook for your desired yarn and a darning needle.
Dc – double crochet
Tr – treble crochet
Ch – chain
Dc2tog – double crochet 2 together
Little Pumpkin Pattern
Make a magic circle
6dc into circle
Slip stitch to close the circle
2dc into each stitch around (12 stitches)
1dc, 2dc into next stitch, repeat 6 times (18 stitches)
2dc, 2dc into next stitch, repeat 6 times (24 stitches)
3dc, 2dc into next stitch, repeat 6 times (30 stitches)
4dc, 2dc into next stitch, repeat 6 times (36 stitches)
Dc in each stitch around (36 stitches) (Repeat 4 times)
4dc, dc2tog, repeat 6 times (30 stitches)
3dc, dc2tog, repeat 6 times (24 stitches)
2dc, dc2tog, repeat 6 times (18 stitches)
Dc, dc2tog, repeat 6 times (12 stitches)
Stuff with toy stuffing
Dc2tog until the gap is almost closed then slip stitch to close and fasten off
Sew in ends
You should now have a very cute looking orange ball!
These are the little textured sections that go around the pumpkin, to give it some more detail and shape.
Make enough of these to cover your pumpkin. On this particular size, I made 5.
Make a chain that is as long as the distance from the top of the pumpkin to the bottom. Then complete a back loop treble crochet to create several rows to the desired width. Sew these patches onto your pumpkin, making sure they are equally spaced from one another. For ease of sewing I suggest pinning all the parts in place and sewing them from there.
Back Loop Treble Crochet
Make a chain of the desired width
Tr in each chain along the row starting from the second chain from the hook
Once you get to the end of the row, turn the work, ch1 and tr into the back loop of each stitch along the row
Continue this until you are happy with the width of your work
Fasten off and sew in ends
Cute Little Stump for the top of your Pumpkin
Make a chain of the desired length
Tr into each chain to the end
Then tr into the other side of the chains to form a stump/leaf shape
Don’t worry if it has a bit of a curl because it helps it sit nicely on top of the pumpkin
You should now, in theory, have a very cute little pumpkin!
Happy Halloween (almost!)
I hope you enjoy having a go at making this cute little pumpkin, and if you do, I’d love very much to see your lovely creations!
Happy Crafting Everyone!
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