Y’all! It is the first week of fall and I could not be more excited! I LOVE fall! I love the leaves changing color, the smell of backyard fires in the air, pumpkin everything, the cooler weather! Ok, just kidding; in Texas there is not much cooler weather to speak of but everything else is here right on time. The changing of seasons means out with the summer crochet decor and in with the new!
I always look forward to checking out the latest decor for fall in stores this time of year. Not just because Halloween is my absolute favorite, but also because I just love fall decor. This year it seems knit-look pumpkins are back and in full force. You can not go to any store and not see one! These cute sweater pumpkins are absolutely adorable but I am not going to pay upwards of $15 for something I could make.
Alas I am not a fan of knitting; it’s not that I can’t knit it’s that I do not have the patience to knit. Luckily I can create the same fun look with my trusty crochet hook! Here is how I did it!
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Sweater Style Pumpkin
Pattern By Lizz Jelsma
I or 5.25 MM Hook
1 Ball Worsted Weight Yarn Each in Off-White and Tan
Stitch Marker (to mark ends of rounds if needed)
Dry Beans or Other Weight (Optional)
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DEC – Single Crochet Decrease
HDC – Half Double Crochet
BLO – Back Loops Only
SLST – Slip Stitch
This pattern is written using American crochet terms.
Approximate finished size is 4” tall and 7” wide.
To make smaller or larger try varying the hook size and yarn weight. You will want a stitch that does not let fiberfill come through.
Pumpkin (In Off-White)
Row 1: CH 32, HDC in third stitch from hook, HDC 29 (30)
Row 2-39: CH 2 and turn, HDC in BLO 30 (30)
Row 40: CH1 and turn, fold piece in half with the first row lined up with the last row, in BLO of the previous row SLST through the lined up stitches from row 1 (30)
Row 41: Place one SC in each of the sides of the HDC around the side of the piece, do not join (40)
Row 42: *DEC, SC 3* 8 times (32)
Row 43: *DEC, SC 2* 8 times (24)
Row 44: *DEC, SC* 8 times (16)
Row 45: DEC 8 (8)
Finish off leaving a 14” long tail for sewing, stuff with fiberfill, then weave tail through the remaining stitches and pull tight to close. Using the tail weave through the side of the pumpkin to the top and make a knot that will not pull through. Fill the pumpkin with stuffing now. You may place your weight in the bottom now if you are using one. Use the rest of the tail to weave through the top of the pumpkin and close the opening tight. Put the remaining tail through the center of the pumpkin through the bottom and pull tight to squish the center, pull the tail through the bottom in a different spot and up to the top keeping it pulled tight; do this a few times until you are satisfied with the pumpkin’s shape.
Stem (In Tan)
Row 1: Create a magic circle, CH 1 and SC 6 into the circle then pull tight. You may also use a CH 2 and 6 SC into the first chain then pull tight. Do not join. (6)
Row 2-6: SC 6 (6)
Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew the stem to the center of the top of the pumpkin.
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