With fall around the corner, how can you *not* make crochet pumpkins? Work them up in a velvet yarn and you’ve got yourself an adorable autumn decoration.
I loosely followed Malloo Knit’s free pattern: https://mallooknits.com/adorable-crochet-pumpkins-pattern/.
- Bernet Velvet yarn (a few yards)
- Size J crochet hook (6.0mm)
- Tissue to stuff it (instead of fiberfill – desperate times!)
The crochet pattern for the pumpkin is very simple. It’s a large rectangle.
Once you make a rectangle, stitch the short ends together. You’ll have a tube. To make the pumpkin, you whip stitch both ends together and pull tightly.
The secret to making it look like a pumpkin is how you end it off. After you sew both ends and pull the yarn tight, you finish it by pulling the thread from one side the entire way through to the other side. From the top center of the pumpkin to the bottom. Then fasten off. This gives the pumpkin a “pucker” at the top.
Chain 15 or 16. Work rows of sl sts (back loops only). Sew together and finish off. Make the stems by working 3-4 chairs and sc in each stitch back. Little nub looks cute!
Enjoy these crochet pumpkins! Make the pattern with velvet or normal, worsted weight yarn. Pick a look that matches your place and color scheme. Either way, you can’t go wrong. Enjoy.