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Pumpkin Perfect!

With Hallowe’en creeping in, my pumpkin obsession is going in to overdrive! 🎃

I don’t know about you, but as soon a stehe weather turns, I can’t wait to get the house fully autumnal with an array of decorative pumpkins and plenty of cosy candles.

I love seeing my social media feeds filling up with glorious gourds and all the beautiful autumnal tones. Though I’m not overly in to hallowe’en, pumpkins and pumpkin carving are definitely something I adore.

These quick, easy pumpkins can be whipped up in no time at all. And even better? There’s no mushy pumpkins so get rid off at the end of October!

Whether you prefer diddy, little pumpkins or super chunky squishy ones, these will certainly help bring autumn in to your home. Delve into your stash, find your favourite yarn and hook and whip up a patch in next to no time!

Materials Needed

  • Your favourite yarn – I used Paintbox Simply Aran in Mustard and a small amount of Soft Fudge
  • Crochet hook – I used a 4.5mm hook
  • Soft toy stuffing
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Stitches Used

  • Sl St – Slip stitch
  • Ch – Chain stitch
  • Hdc – Half double crochet (UK Half treble)

Pattern Notes

  • The pattern is written in US terms – UK terms can be found translated in the Stitches Used section 
  • The pumpkins are worked flat and joined with a slip stitch, then sewn together
  • Don’t overfill them as you’ll see the stuffing
  • The ch 1 at the start of each st is a turning chain only and should not be worked in to

Pattern

Pumpkin

Row 1: Ch 23, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, *sl st in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch; rep from * to end, turn

Row 2-40: Ch 1, *sl st in top of hdc from prev row, hdc in sl st from prev row; rep from * to end, turn

Stalk

Row 1: Ch 2, (5 hdc) in 2nd ch from hook, do not turn or sl st to join

Row 2-3: 1 hdc blo in next 5 st, break yarn and fasten off after 3rd row

Fold your crochet in half and ch 1, sl st through blo of last row made and foundation chain to end, break yarn and fasten off leaving a long tail for closing the bottom.

Using a yarn needle, weave the tail in and out of the side of the pumpkin until back to start. Gently pull to close and fasten off.

Turn the pumpkin inside out and stuff firmly but don’t over fill it. Cut a long thread of yarn and weave with a yarn needle through the top edge and pull gently to close. Tie the ends and pull one end into the centre of the pumpkin to hide it.

Attach the stalk through the top of the pumpkin and fasten at the bottom.

And just like that, your pumpkin is finished and ready to add to your pumpkin patch! 🎃

Happy crocheting! x

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© Copyright: This pattern and the photographs belong to Little Duck Crochet. Please do not copy, share, change, resell or forward the pattern in any way. I am happy for you to sell your finished item, a link back to my page would be lovely. Thank you.

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