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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