It’s hard to say where this new obsession came from or how it started, but I can confirm that it is an obsession. I found a pattern for a crocheted pumpkin and thus my Ravelry account became inundated with saved patterns for pumpkins.🎃 I’ve tried four so far and want to share my successes and pumpkin beauty with you!!
Single and Half Double Crocheted Pumpkin
This orange one was the very first pumpkin I crocheted and I rather like it! It’s crocheted in rows and then stitched together at the end instead of crocheting in the round like the next two. The one mistake I did make was that I forgot to crochet in the back loop only, therefore I am missing the ribbing up and down the pumpkin. I think it turned out just lovely though! One tip if you would go to make it, whatever row you are currently going to crochet (ie 5 hdc or 9 hdc), that ridge will be facing away from you. So you’ll see the short ridge/rib of 5 hdc facing away whenever you are supposed to be crocheting 5 hdc. Make sense?
Single and Double Crochet Pumpkin
I did the pattern for the smallest pumpkin in a dark brown color and it was a test on my patience, but it’s by far my favorite design and shape. Once I started on the decrease and took my stitch marker out…..it went downhill from there. I kept having way too many extra stitches when I was supposed to be done with a row. So, learn from me and LEAVE THE STITCH MARKER IN. (side note, I would have completely ran out of yarn if I followed the pattern completely😰 so I believe I cut out two rows of the round 6 repeat. I think it turned out just fine!) I used the stalk from the first pattern above as I needed the base of the stalk to cover the top of the pumpkin as it wasn’t as tight as I would’ve liked it to be and the stuffing was showing through. I can’t imagine how big the medium and large pumpkin are as I think this small one is pretty big!!
Straight Up Single Crochet Pumpkin
This pumpkin pattern I found on here in the Reader and saved it for later. Mine looks nothing like hers, but I seemed to have followed the instructions exactly. So I’m not quite sure what I did🤔 I love the mustard yellow coloring of this pumpkin though and I think the twine is a fun addition. I have a very hard time, in all crafts, adding a second type of material. Knitting or crocheting is yarn and yarn only. Quilling is paper only. BUT I took a chance here….and I’m very happy with the result! It’s kind of funky cause it’s so tall haha but I think it’s neat because I’ve seen taller pumpkins before in real life and it adds variety to the patch.
Knit Lookalike Crocheted Pumpkin
I thought the second pumpkin tried my patience….no, no, no. This tan pumpkin was the feistiest one! She says specifically to crochet loosely, and I forgot until about the 30th, out of 35, row to do that🙁 It’s the tiniest one I’ve done so far, and while I didn’t like that at first, I’m super pleased with it!! I did make my first I-cord for the stem of this pumpkin though, so that was cool!