The Little Crochet Caddy Patterns

Little Pumpkins

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.

Abbreviations 

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!

Pumpkin Details

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

Sew this onto the top of your 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!

Jasmin

at The Little Crochet Caddy

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