Here’s a pumpkin pattern for those of you who prefer not to get their hands dirty carving a pumpkin at Halloween. This super easy pumpkin can be made in no time and adds an interesting twist on traditional Holloween decor. You can even use it year after year! Why not trying this pumpkin in unconventional colours to match your decor. This post contains the written instructions with the video tutorial at the base of the tutorial. I also have the inexpensive PDF pattern available if you wanted to print off the pattern.
Written in UK terms
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK in Jaffa and Meadow
Pumpkin measures about 2 1/2 inches in width.
Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.
ch – Chain
ss- Slip stitch
dc- Double crochet
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For the Pumpkin:
Using orange yarn. Working each round in circles
Foundation: Chain 2
Round 1: 10dc into first chain
Round 2: 2dc into each dc (20 stitches)
Round 3: dc into each stitch
Round 4: 2dc into each stitch (40 stitches)
Round 5-8: dc into each stitch (40 stitches in each round)
Round 9: dc2tgr (20 stitches)
Round 10: dc in each stitch (20 stitches)
Start stuffing the pumpkin
Round 11: dc2tog (10 stitches)
Further stuff the pumpkin if needed
Round 12: dc2tog (5 stitches) dc into opposite stitch in order to close the hole. Tie off leaving an extra long tail (30cm or more)
Attach a darning need to your end. Thread the needle from the bottom of the pumpkin to the top. Thread the needle from the bottom of the pumpkin to the top again and pull tight on the yarn (this will make your indentations) Continue this 6 times making the spaces even. Tie off.
For the leaves:
Using green yarn
Foundation: Chain 2
Round 1: 8dc into first chain and connect
Round 2: *chain 3, skip a stitch, ss into next stitch* 4 times. Connect and tie off leaving a long end.
Sew onto the pumpkin and hide your ends.