Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Modern Pumpkins, Free Crochet Pattern + Video


These Modern Pumpkins are a lovely addition to any decor.  Squishy yarn and neutral colors make these pumpkins cute, modern and you can stick them just about anywhere around the house!  Use them for small throw pillows like I did or set them on a table, mantle and more!

Need a little help? There's a full video tutorial below too! 

Modern Pumpkins
By Jennifer Dickerson


Click below to watch a full video tutorial on how to make this project:


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Materials:
  • L (8.0 mm) crochet hook 
  • 1 Ball of either Sweet Home by Red Heart ("Steel" colorway) or Bernat Blanket ("Antique White" colorway).  Note: I used less than half a ball for each, you can easily get two pumpkins out of a ball of either yarn.
  • Small amounts of similar weight yarn for the stem.  I used Red Heart Super Saver Chunky in "Coffee"
  • Tapestry Needle 
  • Scissors 
  • Tape Measure
  • Fiber-Fill or Poly-Fill (alternatively you could use yarn or fabric scraps for the stuffing)
  • Ribbon, burlap, twine, or raffia to tie around stem

Sizing:
  • Finished pumpkin has a 25 inch circumference
  • Finished pumpkin is about 6 inches tall

Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:


Pumpkin Instructions:

Ch 40

Row 1: In the chain from the hook, work a hdc.  Work a hcd in each ch across.

Row 2: Ch 2 and turn.  Work a hdc in the first stitch and in each stitch across.

Repeat row 2 until piece is about 10 inches tall.

Fasten off leaving a long tail. Seam up the side of the pumpkin with matching piece of yarn with a whip stitch to create a tube shape. Work a running stitch along bottom edge of pumpkin with a matching piece of yarn and cinch closed.  Work a running stitch along top edge of pumpkin with a matching piece of yarn and before you close the top, fill generously with stuffing of your choice, then cinch closed. Stuff and tails into the center hole of pumpkin.



Stem Instructions:

Ch 10

Row 1: In the second ch from the hook, work a sc.  Work a sc in each ch across.

Row 2: Ch 1 and turn.  Work a sc in the first stitch and in each st across.

Repeat row 2 once more and fasten off.

Fold rectangle in half and seam up the sides.  Stuff lightly with a bit of fiber-fill and seam to top of pumpkin.

Finishing & Assembly:
Weave in any ends that remain.  If you like, you can tie a bit of ribbon, twine, or raffia around the stem for a bit of extra texture and you're all finished!



© Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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