Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern...Tweedy Little Pumpkins!


I absolutely love tweed yarn and it always reminds me of fall.  I've been wanting to make a tweed pumpkin for forever and this year I'll be putting these around the Thanksgiving table!  These sweet little pumpkins are quick and fun to make...use them for fall decor or put one at each place setting!

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Tweedy Little Pumpkins
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Materials:

  • 6.5 mm "K" crochet hook
  • Lion Brand Tweed Stripes Yarn (didn't use anywhere near a full ball of the yarn, you can definitely get many pumpkins from one ball!  I used the "Woodlands" colorway)
  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice for the stem (I used only about a yard of this for the little stem in the "taupe" colorway)
  • Poly-Fill (you can also use yarn scraps, fabric scraps, or cotton balls)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Sizing:

  • 1 inch tall
  • 2.5 inches across the top
  • 9.5 inch circumference

Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:


Instructions for Stem:

Ch 3
Row 1: In the second ch from the hook, work a sc.  Work a sc in the last ch.
Row 2: Ch 1 and turn.  Work a sc in the first st and last st then fasten off.
Weave in tail with a tapestry needle where you ended, but leave the beginning tail intact.  You'll use this later to sew it to the pumpkin.

Instructions for Pumpkin:

Ch 3, join with a sl st in the ch furthest from the hook.
*Note: If you prefer to use the magic ring technique, please feel free to do this instead.
Round 1: Ch 2 then work 11 hdc into the center of the ring, join to close round with a sl st.
Round 2: Ch 2 then work a hdc into the first st.  *Work 2 hdc in the next st.  Repeat from * to end of round, then join to close round with a sl st.
Round 3: Ch 2 then work a hdc each stitch all the way around, then join to close round with a sl st.
Round 4: Repeat round 3.
Round 5: Repeat round 3.
Round 6: Repeat round 3.

Fasten off and leave a long tail (18-24 inches).  Stuff the pumpkin full of poly-fill or yarn scraps.  With a tapestry needle, seam the top closed all around the edge of the top opening and pull tightly closed.  With the same tail, wrap the tail around the perimeter of the pumpkin at evenly spaced intervals to create a classic pumpkin shape.  Fasten off with a strong knot and weave in tail.  If you need help with this part, check out the video!  Sew the stem to the top of the pumpkin and weave in any ends that remain.

© Jennifer Dickerson 2017


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