Friday, October 28, 2016
To learn the basic technique for these pumpkins I watched the tutorial on Youtube by Happy Berry Crochet.
Part 1 How To Crochet a Life-Size Pumpkin
Part 2 How To Crochet a Life-Size Pumpkin
In the video she uses a chunky yarn and a larger crochet hook. I downsized to a worsted weight yarn and a size G/6 crochet hook
The majority of the pattern is double crocheting in rounds with increases and decreases. It's a very easy pattern and moves along quite quickly.
For the cream pumpkin, I added two more rows of increase and two more rows of length. I also started the stem one row sooner than the pattern, to give the larger pumpkin a larger stem base. This made a 8.5" pumpkin.
Cream Pumpkin Yarn
Pumpkin Body: Lion Brand, Fisherman's Wool, Color # 098 Natural Ecru
Pumpkin Stem: Lion Brand, Fisherman's Wool, Color # 126 Nature's Brown
Pumpkin Body: Lion Brand, Vanna's Choice, Color # 135 Rust
Pumpkin Stem: For the stem I used a bit of scrap handspun yarn in a mix of green and rust. But any earthy-green worsted weight yarn would give a similar effect.