Who says you need to go to a store to make some adorable, simple pumpkins for your Autumn Decor?
Not me! *wink*
Even more….if you comment below, then you get entered for your very own pumpkin stack that you choose of the ones shown! One person will get a fun surprise AUTUMN package from me! <3
An assortment of adorable pumpkins of any color just needs a little bit of yarn and stuffing, a hook and yarn needle, a glue gun, a stick, and some twine (or torn fabric bows, like mine shown!)!
The pattern is quite simple.
The result is below.
Crocheted pumpkin pattern: (makes the two bottom size pumpkins for stacking)
Beginning Row: Chain 3.
In 3rd chain from the loop make 9 HDC, join with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning chain to make a flat circle. This is your first row. (9 HDC and 1 Chain 2 Hdc)
Second row: Chain two (counts as the first HDC), then HDC in the same stitch. Now put 2 HDC in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the original chain two. This is your second row. (19 HDC and 1 Chain 2 HDC)
Third Row: Chain two, then *2 HDC, 1HDC* (alternating the pattern in the stitches)all the way around. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the original chain two stitch. This is your third row.
Fourth Row: Chain two, then *2 HDC, HDC in two consecutive stitches* all the way around, moving from stitch to stitch. Join with a slip stitch tot he top of the original chain two stitch. This is your fourth row. (if making a smaller pumpkin, stop here and skip to Sixth row instructions)
Fifth Row: Chain two, then *2 HDC, HDC in three consecutive stitches*. Continue this pattern all the way around until reaching the original two chain HDC, and join with a slip stitch to the top. This is your fifth and final increase row.
Rows 6–8 (sides of the pumpkin): Chain two (First HDC), and HDC around circle, then join with a slip stitch to the top of the original Chain 2 HDC). Repeat for rows 7 and 8.
***Time to start Decreasing!
Row 9 (decrease row): Chain two, then *2 HDC decrease, HDC in next 3 stitches*. repeat this pattern around until coming up to the original chain 2 HDC. Join with a slip stitch to the top of that chain to finish the row.
Row 10(decrease row): Chain two for first HDC, then *2 HDC decrease, HDC in next three stitches*. Repeat this pattern around until coming up to the original chain 2 HDC. Join with a slip stitch to the top to complete the row.
Row 11 (decrease row): Chain two for the first HDc, then *2 HDC decrease, HDC in next stitch*. Repeat this pattern around until coming to to the original chain 2 HDC. Join with a slip stitch to the top to complete the row.
Row 12 (final decrease row): Chain two for the first HDC then *2HDC decrease* all the way around. Repeat this pattern around until coming to the original chain 2 HDC. Join with a slip stitch to the top to complete the row. Cut yarn to an 24 inch length, then tie off the row. Stuff the pumpkin until nice and firm, then thread remaining yarn length into a yarn needle.
Finishing the pumpkin: close the hole at the top by going in and out with the needle all around the small circle left from crocheting. Pull tight to close the circle. Tie off again. The holding the pumpkin towards you, wrap the length of yarn AROUND the pumpkin by going away from you, under the pumpkin and then back up the front facing you. Join with a stitch where it started , pull tight to indent the pumpkin to where you want it, and add a knot to secure. Turn the pumpkin clockwise and wrap the yarn around again, repeating the same process, securing with a stitch and pulling tight, to squeeze pumpkin into four equal parts. I do a couple stitches here to secure it, then go through the pumpkin in the middle to the bottom.
For the next four sections, I wrap the yarn around the pumpkin and secure with a stitch, continually going through the middle to secure each stitch and start the next one. This also helps pull the pumpkin middle down for our next step and make it slightly flatter. Once you have the pumpkin separated into 8 equal sections, adjusting the wrap around as needed, then tie off the yarn well, run through the pumpkin one more time, and clip off any remaining yarn to finish that part!
Congratulations! Almost there!
Now use a small short stick, or even a small cinnamon stick, and some hot glue, and attach it to the middle. Then make a bow from twine, fabric or raffia, and then attach with hot glue to the base of the stick. So fun!
Crazy how addictive these little things are! If you want to make a stack of 3 like I did in my cover picture, just hot glue two standard ones, and a small one to the top, add the stick and the bow, and voila! You have your adorable pumpkin stack! I’m going to warn you though, they are pretty addictive to make…and why not? I blessed many of my friends and family with them just because I had a lot of smaller balls of yarn in my stash.
I would absolutely LOVE to see your pumpkins that you make! Please feel free to tag me in the comments with your IG or FB link…just make sure you hashtag them with #WHBpumpkins so I can see them! Or don’t forget to comment which color stack is your favorite below, just so you can get entered into the GIVEAWAY!
Here are the three options to choose from for our GIVEAWAY—-pick your favorite and comment below! The giveaway will run through October 1st, and then we will announce the winner both here and on our Facebook page!
If you don’t DIY, and you DON’T want to win...head over to our ETSY shoppe, and check out the stacks we have available in the store! <3 Either way…HAPPY AUTUMN, sweet friends!
Blessings to you and yours,