What is better than an adorable sweater like pumpkin? How about a miniature version? I was asked by a friend to make a centerpiece using my original Sweater Style Pumpkin but to add to it. So what better way to complement the original with a mini.
This adorable mini version took all of an hour to make and is the perfect addition to any decoration. It is also the perfect size for little hands; my toddler has already jumped at the opportunity to get one made to have as his own.
The pattern is similar to the original, just with different counts for stitches. It’s finished size will greatly depend on how much stuffing you use and how taught it is squished in the center.
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Mini Sweater Style Crochet Pumpkin
Pattern by Lizz Jelsma
I or 5.25 MM Hook
G or 4.25 MM Hook
1 Ball Worsted Weight Yarn Each in Orange 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 1.5” tall and 4” wide. This can vary greatly by how much fiberfill is used and how it is squashed when forming its shape.
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 Orange using an I Hook)
Row 1: CH 12, HDC in third stitch from hook, HDC 9 (10)
Row 2-26: CH 2 and turn, HDC in BLO 10 (10)
Row 27: 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 (10)
Row 28: Place one SC in each of the sides of the HDC around the side of the piece, do not join (26)
Row 29: SC 2, *DEC, SC 2* 6 times (20)
Row 30: SC 2, *DEC, SC* 6 times (14)
Row 31: DEC 7 times (7)
Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing 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 using a G Hook)
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 2-3: 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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