Winter Crochet Pumpkins


 Handmade pumpkins are in full force.

So many different colours, textures, sizes...the maker world is so creative.

I wanted to add two more quick crochet pumpkin patterns that you can keep on display well into November and December.

(If you're still in Halloween mode: check out my funky crochet pumpkins made with cotton yarn in Checkered and Leopard Print - with graphs included!)


I was inspired by this BRAND NEW YARN just launched from WeCrochet.

The cool light blue colour and gorgeous dark red really gave me 

a cozy Winter vibe.


Kindred is a light worsted yarn that is 68% Alpaca and 32% Peruvian Pima Cotton.

It's very fluffy and oh so soft.  It works well with a loose or tight gauge and perfect for someone with wool allergies. 

The cotton dyes at a slightly lighter colour than the alpaca which gives it a light marled look with the perfect drape.

It's available now in 11 colours - grab them before they're gone!


Click HERE drool at all the colours and add to cart.


Now to these easy Winter Crochet Pumpkins!

Notes before you begin:

-you can make these in any size you'd like, just adjust the initial chain to more for a bigger pumpkin, or less for a smaller pumpkin.

-this yarn is so soft and has a nice stretch, so make sure to fill it with a ton of poly fil to make it extra plump

-I used a cinnamon stick for the stem (I love the smell!), you can use anything you'd like for the stem

-when you are wrapping your yarn around the pumpkin to finish it off, make sure to do it evenly, 3 times around, or 4 times around...you decide.


OTH Crochet Nook Pattern: Winter Pumpkins

Yarn suggestions:

(my small pumpkin) 1 x Kindred in Raspberry Cordial

(my large pumpkin) 1 x Kindred in Salt Water


Hook: Size 4.5mm Furls Odyssey Hook.

(this gorgeous hook comes in 11 colours! Check them out HERE)

Scissors

Darning Needle


Gauge (in SC): 

12 sts x 12 rows = 4"


Legend:

Ch = chain

SC = Single Crochet

BLO = Back Loop Only

SS = Slip Stich


Ch 21 for small (red) pumpkin size

or 

Ch 31 for large (blue) pumpkin size


Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook. SC across until end. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1. SC BLO across row until end. Turn.

Row 3 - 40: repeat Row 2

(continue to next row if making the large pumpkin)

Row 41 - 50: repeat Row 2


Seaming:

Once you have your rectangle, fold in half and seam to the ends together.



Make a running stitch along one end, leaving the other end open for filling.  
Gather and pinch tight, turn inside out





Fill that pumpkin with a ton of poly fil!
Overstuffing is encouraged!
It will look so much better, trust me.


Make a running stitch on the open end, gather and pinch tight.


I ran my darning needle through one end to the next pulling tightly to create the indent at the top and bottom.  You can do this multiple times until you're satisfied. 

Now run your darning needle a few times around the 
pumpkin to create the its shape.
Around 4-6 times will be perfect, but feel free to do this more or less to get the pumpkin shape you want.

Secure and fasten off.


Add your pumpkin stem.

I attached a cinnamon stick with a dab of hot glue.
Bonus: the cinnamon stick makes the room smell like baked goods!


And that's it, you're done!

I'd love to see yours!


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These pumpkins are FREE Crochet Patterns part of a collaboration with my friends at WeCrochet.  This post contains affiliate links.



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The Gemini Cowl


 I love cowls!

I really wanted to make a chunky, soft, extra warm cowl 

that you can make in a blink of an eye.

This is perfect for beginners, it uses the same stitch throughout, and will take 

you no more than 90min!

If you know your Zodiac signs, you'll know that a Gemini usually has two 

personalities, so I thought this was the perfect name 

for this cowl having two sides to it.

Let's talk about Wonder Fluff yarn....doesn't the name want to 

make you sleep on a bed of it??!


It's softer than a bunny and fluffier than a cloud.

This yarn is beautifully bulky yet lightweight and warm.  It works with a wide range of hook sizes and super affordable.

I used a gorgeous dark navy colour called "Abyss Heather."  It serves as a bright dark blue against black.  It's stunning.

To check out all the colours, click HERE.

Let's get to this simple pattern!

Notes before you begin:

-ch 1 at the beginning does not count as a stitch

-you can keep going as long as you'd like, the length I completed makes it perfect to fit around your neck twice for extra warmth

-for the solid navy blue rows, I double stranded to keep it thick and match with the bulky yarn

-it's very important to begin the pattern with a foundation half double crochet, it makes a huge difference.

Here is a helpful video on how to half double crochet and foundation half double crochet, to watch click HERE

Source: MJs Off The Hook Designs

OTH Crochet Nook Pattern: The Gemini Cowl

Yarn suggestions:

3 x Brava Bulky in Brindle or  3 x Wool of Andes Superwash Bulky in Camel Heather (colour A)

2 x Wonderfluff Bulky in Abyss Heather (colour B)


Hook: Size 8mm - M Hook (I used Furls Streamline Wooden Hook in Ebony)


Scissors


Finished size (before seaming): 

Width 10" x Length 48"


Gauge (in HDC): 

9sts x 4 rows = 4"


Legend:

Ch = chain

HDC = Half Double Crochet

FHDC = Foundation Half Double Crochet

BLO = Back Loop Only

SS = Slip Stich


With Colour A.

FHDC 30.

Row 1: Ch 1. HDC in all stitches across until end. Turn. (30)

Row 2: (with Colour A and B only) repeat row 1

Row 3: (with Colour A and B only) repeat row 1

Row 4: (with Colour A only) repeat row 1

Row 5: (with Colour A only) repeat row 1

*Repeat Rows 2 - 5, 6 more times

*You should have a total of 30 rows with this repeat


Row 31: (with Colour A and B only) repeat row 1

Row 32: (with Colour A and B only) repeat row 1

Row 33: (with Colour B only, double stranded) repeat row 1

Row 34: (with Colour B only, double stranded) repeat row 1

*Repeat rows 31 -34, 6 more times

*You should have a total of 58 rows at this point

Row 59:(with Colour A and B only) repeat row 1

Row 60: (with Colour A only) seam together both ends with slip stitches.

SL ST. Fasten off.

And that's it!

Can't wait to see what colour combos you choose!

Tag me: @OTHCrochetNook


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The Gemini Cowl is a FREE Crochet Patterns part of a collaboration with my friends at WeCrochet.  This post contains affiliate links.


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Two Crochet Pumpkin Patterns

 Halloween is only a few weeks away!  I love this time of year.

This season brings out a ton of handmade pumpkins.

I love seeing all the different colours and textures from all my fellow makers in my feed.

I wanted to add my love for intarsia crochet and bring you TWO fun pumpkins you can make before Halloween.  They work up so quickly and you can keep them around every Fall season.


I used 100% cotton yarn to make it sturdy and keep shape.

I used Dishie yarn from WeCrochet.


There are so many colours to choose from.  Check them all out, click HERE

Intarsia Crochet:

Never done it before? Need a refresher?

The talented Emily from Two Little Birds Patterns has a detailed video tutorial that covers everything you need to know about mastering Intarsia Crochet.  Watch it before beginning this pattern to help you along.

You can find the video from TLB by clicking HERE


Notes before you begin:

-Both patterns below have their own easy graph to follow.

-each square in the graph = 1 single crochet

-ch's at beginning of each row do no count as a stitch

-when changing colours, carry your yarn behind your work when working on the RS, carry your yarn in front of your work when working on the WS

-make sure you keep your stitches tight to create a smooth transition from each colour

-I used a cinnamon stick for my pumpkin stem, you can use a real stick, or crochet one of your own

-make sure to use a lot of poly fil, overstuffing is best!



OTH Crochet Nook Patterns: Checkered Pumpkin and Leopard Print Pumpkin

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
Recommended Yarn for Checkered Pumpkin:

Recommended Yarn for Leopard Print Pumpkin:

Scissors
Darning Needle
Poly fil
Cinnamon Stick or Stick for Pumpkin Stem

Hook size: 4.5mm Furls Odyssey Hook.
(this gorgeous hook comes in 11 colours! Check them out HERE)

Gauge:
16 sts (sc) and 12 rows = 4” x 4"

Abbreviations:
CH = Chain(s)
SC = Single Crochet
SS = Slip Stitch
RS = Right Side
WS = Wrong Side


Ch 41 with Colour A

Row 1: SC in 2nd from hook, SC across until end, ch 1, Turn. (40)
Row 2 - 25: follow the graph below, each square = 1 sc,

*and don't forget: when changing colours, carry your yarn behind your work when working on the RS, carry your yarn in front of your work when working on the WS



Seaming:

Once you have your rectangle, with the WS facing out, fold in half and seam to the ends together.



Make a running stitch along one end, leaving the other end open for filling.  
Gather and pinch tight, turn inside out



Fill that pumpkin with a ton of poly fil!
Overstuffing is encouraged!
It will look so much better, trust me.



Make a running stitch on the open end, gather and pinch tight.



I ran my darning needle through one end to the next pulling tightly to create the indent at the top and bottom.  You can do this multiple times until you're satisfied. Secure and fasten off.



Add your pumpkin stem.

I attached a cinnamon stick with a dab of hot glue.
Bonus: the cinnamon stick makes the room smell like baked goods!




And that's it, you're done!

I'd love to see yours!


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These pumpkins are FREE Crochet Patterns part of a collaboration with my friends at WeCrochet.  This post contains affiliate links.

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