Friday, October 28, 2016

Crochet Pumpkin

I love fast fiber projects! And these pumpkins can be made in just a few hours. They have a nice earthy-homespun feel, especially if done in natural more matted yarns like wool as opposed to a shiny nylon blend.

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 rust pumpkin I followed her pattern as the video showed. In the worsted yarn it made abour a 6" pumpkin.

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

Orange Pumpkin

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.  

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