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How to Crochet a Collection of Pumpkins
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How to Crochet a Collection of Pumpkins

Difficulty Intermediate
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1+ Days

Create a cosy autumn scene in your home with your very own collection of crochet pumpkins. Play around with colours and yarn weights to create a unique look for your pumpkin patch.

With our free pattern, learn how to make a plain pumpkin, a bobble pumpkin and a houndstooth pumpkin – designs you can match to suit your preference!

Pattern by Artisan Hayley Hall.

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Abbreviations 

Ch- chain

Htr- half treble crochet

St(s)- stitch(es)

Sl st- slip stitch

Rs- right side

Ws- wrong side

MB- make bobble by working tr4tog in same stitch

Dc- double crochet

Tr- treble crochet

 

Tension not critical for this project but may effect yarn quantities needed.

Plain Pumpkin

Made using the half treble stitch in a solid colour. Stitches are worked in the back loops to create the ribbing.

Chain 1 does not count as a stitch throughout.

Leave a long tail end (approx. 30cms long) when making the beginning slip knot and fastening off for sewing.

Step 1

Make 1 of each using:

Hug It Out 2x Paprika with 12mm hook

Cosy On Up 1x Cream with 10mm hook

WI Soft and Chunky 1x Mustard with 8mm hook

Leader of the Pac 1x Cream with 5mm hook

 

 

Row 1: Ch 21, htr in 2nd ch from hook, htr to end, turn. 20 sts

Row 2: Ch1, htr in each st working in back loops only, turn.

Row 3-17: As Row 2, do not fasten off after row 17.

 

Fold in half with WS facing. Line up stitches of Row 17 with the unworked loops of the foundation chain. Slip stitch in each stitch to join working in front loops only. Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.

Step 2

Sew a running stitch around row edges and pull tight to close, sew to secure and stuff.

 

Repeat for other end, and close then sew through the centre of the pumpkin from top to bottom, make a few stitches and pull tight to make a dipped shape.

 

Make a stalk using contrasting colour in the same yarn:

Ch6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to end, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew through centre of each pumpkin to attach the stalk and weave in ends

Bobble Pumpkin

Worked in 2 colours using the tapestry crochet technique. Work over the contrasting yarn for each bobble row.

To change colour, complete the last yarn over and pull through with the next colour. Non-working yarn is carried over within the stitches.

Chain 1 does not count as a stitch throughout.

Bobbles are made by working 4 treble crochet together in same stitch, changing to next colour when completing each bobble. Bobbles worked on WS rows.

Leave a long tail end (approx. 30cms long) when making the beginning slip knot and fastening off for sewing.

Step 1

Make 1 of each using:

Cosy On Up 1x Mustard (yarn A) 1x Cream (yarn B) with 10mm hook

WI Soft and Chunky 1x Cream (yarn A) 1x Mustard (yarn B) with 8mm hook

Leader of the Pac 1x Mustard (yarn A) 1x Cream (yarn B) with 5mm hook

 

Row 1: Ch22, htr in 2nd ch from hook, htr to end, turn. 21 sts.

Row 2: Ch1, htr to end, turn.

Row 3: As Row 2.

Row 4: (working over yarn B) Ch1, 4htr, *MB in yarn B, 2htr in yarn A; rep from * to last 2 sts, 2htr in yarn A, turn, fasten off yarn B.

Row 5-7: As Row 2.

Row 8: As Row 4.

Rep as Rows 5-8 four times.

Row 25: Ch1, dc in each st to end

 

Fold in half with WS facing. Line up stitches of Row 25 with the unworked loops of the foundation chain. Slip stitch in each stitch to join. Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing. Turn RS out then finish as plain pumpkin.

Houndstooth Pumpkin

Made using alternating stitches and changing colours for each row to create a houndstooth effect pattern.

Change colour by completing the last stitch of each row with the new colour.

Each colour will be used for alternate rows throughout. Starting ch1 does not count as a stitch.

Ch3 counts as the first treble of row 2.

Leave a long tail end (approx. 30cms long) when making the beginning slip knot and fastening off for sewing

Step 2

Make 1 of each using:

Hug It Out 1x Paprika (yarn A) 1x Mustard (yarn B) with 12mm hook

Cosy On Up 1x Cream (yarn A) 1x Mustard (yarn B) with 10mm hook

WI Soft and Chunky 1x Mustard (yarn A) 1x Cream (yarn B) with 8mm hook

Leader of the Pac 1x Cream (yarn A) 1x Mustard (yarn B) with 5mm hook

 

Using yarn A:

Row 1: Ch20, dc in 2nd ch from hook, [1tr, 1dc] to end, change to yarn B. 19 sts

Row 2: Ch3 (counts as 1st tr) [1dc, 1tr] to end, change to yarn A.

Row 3: Ch1, dc in same st, [1tr, 1dc] to end, change to yarn B.

Rep Rows 2-3 eleven times.

Row 26: As Row 2.

Row 27: Ch1, dc in each st to end. Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.

 

Fold in half with WS facing. Line up stitches of Row 27 with the unworked loops of the foundation chain. Slip stitch in each stitch to join. Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing. Turn RS out then finish as plain pumpkin.

Optional- weave in ends before finishing or sew around leaving them loose inside the work.

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