Fall is my favorite time of year, finally the start to some cooler weather and who can resist the pumpkins! Lion brand just released their super bulky faux fur yarn and I immediately thought how cute a pumpkin would be. Since the yarn is so bulky they work up super fast, in just 20-30 minutes from start to finish. So perfect for craft fairs or quick home decor!
You will need:
1 skein of lion brand go for faux fur yarn – I used red panda for the burgundy and chinchilla for the white
3 yards of a worsted weight yarn- I used caron simply soft in black (color doesn’t really matter, it won’t be very visable)
20mm Crochet hook- I bought a set of large hooks on amazon here
Tapestry or darning needle
4″ stick- if you are like me and live in the desert, I bought some on amazon here
18″ of twine or ribbon to tie around stem
sc- single crochet
ss- slip stitch
sc2tog- Single crochet 2 together
*We will be joining each round with a slip stitch. The faux fur hides most of the seams*
-The number at the end of the row indicates how many stitches there should be at the end of that row
Gauge doesn’t matter for this project due to it being decoration and not a worn item. Finished size will be approx 7″ wide by 4.5″ tall
Start by ch 4, ss into the first ch to make a loop.
Row 1: Ch 1 and sc 6 into the loop you just made. Ss into the first st to complete the loop. Mark the last stitch with a stitch marker. (6)
Row 2: Ch 1 and sc into the first stitch. Mark that stitch with a stitch marker. Make another sc into the same stitch. Sc 2 into each of the next 5 st. Ss into the first st. (12)
Row 3: Ch 1 and sc into the first stitch. Mark that stitch with a stitch marker. Sc in each of the next 11 st. Ss into the first st. (12)
Rows 4-6: Repeat row 3
Row 7: Ch 1. Sc2tog 6 times, then ss into the first st. (6)
Fasten off. Stuff the pumpkin generously with fiber fill, but not so full it’s poking through the stitches.
With the tail of yarn, sew the end mostly closed, but leave a little bit of a gap to insert the stem. Hide threads.
Cut 3 yards of a worsted weight yarn, and loop it so you have it double thick on your tapestry needle. Attach it to the bottom of your pumpkin and send the thread up through the middle of your pumpkin.
Go over and down the pumpkin and back through the bottom. Pull tight to start making ridges. Repeat 5-7 more times, depending on how many ridges you want your pumpkin to have.
Tie off the yarn at the bottom of the pumpkin and hide threads.
Put some hot glue on the bottom of your stick, push into the middle of your pumpkin. Add a little more hot glue to the sides and press the pumpkin closer into the stick so there are no gaps.
Cut 18″ twine in half and double up to make a bow around the stem.
Now you are done! Enjoy your super cute pumpkin!
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