Hello, So this design has a bit of a story behind it.
I was ready to teach a pumpkin workshop yesterday – the first workshop since March.
Well, I was ready a bit before Sarah arrived, and well, I thought I’d have a play with another design and some super chunky yarn.
20 minutes later – and I had a prototype done!
So when Sarah arrived and I asked which one she wanted to make – she chose the “new one” and made 2 in the workshop (She’s also made me type this up super quickly).
If you want to make your own – please save this pin below for later! ⬇️
The Pro’s of this design:
No real counting after the first chain (unlike amigurumi).
A super quick make.
Texture is made as you crochet.
So here we go – I’ve used Cygnet Yarn – Super Chunky Metallics and 6mm hook.
Or Cygnet Seriously Chunky with a 10mm hook
Or you can use 3 strands of a DK with a 6mm hook too.
Tension is not critical for this pattern, however a smaller hook size that normal should be used with the yarn to obtain a tighter stitch.
Yarn and Equipment
Yarn B 2 strands of a DK yarn
Abbreviations USA Terms
blo – back loop only
ch – Chain
flo – front loop only
mr – Magic ring
sc – single crochet
ss – Slip Stitch
st – Stitch
Hints and tips
Start with a long tail – this will help you sew the pumpkin together.
End with a long tail – for the reason above.
Using Yarn A and 6mm hook, ch10.
Row 1: In the 2nd ch from the hook, sc, sc across. Turn [9sc]
Row 2: ch 1, In the blo make 1 sc in each st across. Turn [9sc]
Row 3: ch 1, in the flo make 1 sc in each st across. Turn [9sc]
Repeat rows 2-3 9 times.
Repeat Row 2 once more.
Fold the right side together and ss the 2 sides together to make a tube.
Fasten off leaving a long end for sewing.
Using the tail, sew running st around one end, and pull tight cinching the opening closed. Fasten off.
Turn the pumpkin the right way out, stuff and repeat the sewing using the other tail. Make two further stitches directly through the pumpkin top to bottom. Fasten off.
Using 2 strands of brown DK yarn and 4mm hook make a magic ring.
Round 1: 4sc in the ring [4sc]
Rounds 2-5: 1sc in each st. [4sc]
Fasten off leaving an end for sewing.
To Make up
Sew the slack onto the top of the pumpkin using the ends. Fasten off weave in ends.
As with all my patterns – you can make these and sell them – but I do ask you give me credit as the designer and tag me on social media @offthehookforyou
I’ve been typing and writing, and Sarah (@crochetcaine) has spent her morning making pumpkins! She’s just sent me this great picture – a huge number of pumpkins made today – that she’s selling them to fundraise for her charity on her #Noridchatfundraising year.