The Easiest Pumpkin You’ll Ever Crochet
Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2014.
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This pattern is written in US crochet terms
Gather your supplies
- Lion Brand Heartland: Yosemite, Grand Canyon & Joshua Tree
- Size 4 mm crochet hook
- Handful of stuffing per pumpkin
- Darning needle
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- Ch – chain
- Slst – slip stitch
- Sc – single crochet
- Hdc – half double crochet
- Dc – double crochet
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The body of the pumpkin is crocheted working in the round using the spiral method. Once the body is crocheted you will bind off and create a drawstring closure to seal up the ends. To create a drawstring closure, bind off leaving yourself a tail that is approximately 8-10″ long. Thread the tail with your darning needle and weave in and out of each stitch. When you pull the tail it will draw up and you must securely tie it off. I do so by creating several whip stitches over the closure.
Ch 50. Join with a slst to first chain to form a ring. (Leave yourself a tail that is approximately 8-10″)
Ch 1. Sc into each chain. Do not join. Continue to crochet in a spiral fashion by Sc one time into the back loops only of every stitch until your work measures 5 inches.
Bind off leaving yourself a tail that’s approximately 8-10″.
Using the long tails and your darning needle, create a drawstring closure at one end of your work and secure it tightly leaving the tail in tact. Stuff the pumpkin and create a drawstring closure at the other end and secure it. Now thread the same tail through the pumpkin and out the other end. Tie the two tails together as tightly as possible to shape the pumpkin.
Ch 2. Sc 8 times in the first chain. Do not join.
Rounds 2-6: Sc into each stitch in a spiral fashion.
Bind off. Sew stem to pumpkin using your darning needle.
Slst into the first chain. Sc into the next chain. Hdc into the next chain. Dc into the next two chains. Hdc into the next chain. Sc into the next chain. You should have 3 chains remaining.
Sc over the chain into the same stitch as the last sc but on the opposite side. Hdc into the next stitch. Dc into the next 2 stitches. Hdc into the next stitch. Slst into the last stitch.
Bind off. Weave in that tail end. Sew the leaf into place with the tail end attached to the extra chain.