crochet-pumpkins

I admit it… I got jealous! Every time I browse the social media I stumble upon, at least, one pumpkin. Some of them are real and used for decoration, some are draw with water colours as an autumn welcome, and the rest of them are crafted from various materials.

So I got jealous and I wanted one, maybe two or five, who knows. All I can tell is that they can be made real quick and they are addictive.

pumpkin

Materials: You will need a 2.5 mm crochet hook and suitable weight yarn in orange and green. Fibrefill stuffing and a tapestry needle.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sc2tog: single crochet 2 together (decrease)

sl st: slip stitch

st(s): stitch(es)

For the pumpkin:

Ch 11. Turn. 

Row 1: 1 sc in each st. Ch 1 and turn. (10 sts).

Row 2: 1 sc in the first 4 sts. 2 sc in the next 2 sts. 1 sc in the last 4 sts. Ch 1 and turn. (12 sts).

Row 3: 1 sc in the first 4 sts. 2 sc in the next 4 sts. 1 sc in the last 4 sts. Ch 1 and turn. (16 sts).

Row 4: 1 sc in each st. Ch 1 and turn. (16 sts).

Row 5: 1 sc in the first 4 sts. Sc2tog 4 times. 1 sc in the last 4 sts. Ch 1 and turn. (12 sts).

Row 6: 1 sc in the first 4 sts. Sc2tog 2 times. 1 sc in the last 4 sts. Ch 1 and turn. (10 sts).

Row 7: 1 sc in each st. Ch 1 and turn. (10 sts).

pumpkin fabric

Repeat rows 2 to 7, six more times. In the last repetition don’t work the seventh row. Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.

Fold in half and stitch the short sides together to form a tube.

tube

Stitch around one side of the tube and draw it together. Stuff the pumpkin with the fibrefill.

stuffing

Stitch around and close the top side of the pumpkin.

pum

For the stalk:

stalk

Work in continuous rounds, use a stitch marker to keep track off your rounds.

Round 1: In magic ring work 5 sc. (5 st).

Rounds 2 – 3:  1 sc in each st around. (5 sts).

Round 4:  2 sc in each st around. (10 sts). Join with sl st into the first st. Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.

Sew the stalk on the pumpkin.

pumpkin stalk

For the vine:

vine

Ch 11. Turn.

Row 1: 2 sc in each st. (20 sts). Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.

Sew the vine on the stalk of the pumpkin.

pumpkins

 

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