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Bumpy Pumpkin

Autumn is here soon and I have the perfect pattern for you to make these cute pumpkins!

The Bumpy Pumpkin is a super easy, beginner friendly crochet pattern which works up quick and easily customisable.


Special thanks to my testers: Louise Baker and Kerry Freeman


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Difficulty:                     Advanced Beginner

Finished Size:               6” /15cm wide and 4.5” /11.5cm tall

Materials needed:

  • 5 mm (H) size hook (I used Solar Flare Streamline by Furls)
  • 76-80 grams, 96-98 yards/88-93 metres of Aran/Worsted weight yarn for the pumpkin (I used Scheepjes Chunky Monkey in Deep Orange shade) and 2-3 grams, 5-6 yards/4-5 metres of Aran/Worsted weight yarn for the vine (I used Scheepjes Chunky Monkey in Pine shade)
  • Yarn needle for sewing and weaving in ends
  • Scissors
  • A small piece of twig for the stem
  • Filling/Stuffing (approx. 30 grams)

Stitches Used and Abbreviations:

CH = chain

ST/STS = stitch/stitches

RS = right side

WS= wrong side

SC = single crochet

TR = treble crochet

[ ] = used to repeat a longer set of instructions between these brackets, the number of times given

Gauge:           not critical for this project but may affect the yarn quantities required

Additional notes:

  • If a row starts with a CH 1, that is not counted as a stitch.
  • US terms used throughout
  • At the end of every row, there’s going to be a note with the stitch count, so you can keep track of your work easily and avoid any mistakes. It’s written in a different color in bold
  • Notes are written in a different color in (brackets) to help you through the pattern.
  • You can start each row as I did in the pattern or you can use a standing stitch or chains, it’s totally up to you!
  • You can easily adjust the size of your pumpkin: the starting chain should be multiples of 4+4 chains

Instructions

The Pumpkin:

To start: CH 52

Row 1: RS

1 SC into the 2nd CH from the hook, 1 SC in each CH to end

TURN

(51 SC)

Row 2: WS

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST (Pic 1), 1 TR in next ST (Pic 2) [1 SC in next 3 STS (Pic 3), 1 TR in next ST (Pic 4)] 12 times, 1 SC in last ST (Pic 5)

TURN

(38 SC, 13 TR)

1.                                                                               

2.

3.                                                                               

4.

5.

Row 3: RS

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 1 SC in each ST to end

TURN

(51 SC)

Row 4: WS

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 1 SC in next 2 STS [1 TR in next ST, 1 SC in next 3 STS] 12 times

TURN

(39 SC, 12 TR)

1.                                                                               

2.

Row 5: RS

Same as Row 3

TURN

(51 SC)

Row 6-21: Repeat Row 2-5

TURN

(51 SC)

Row 22: WS

Same as Row 2

TURN

(38 SC, 13 TR)

Row 23: RS

Same as Row 3

(51 SC)

Fasten off, leave a long tail (I left 80 cm/31”) to sew the ends together.


Finishing:

Bring the two short sides together, the WS should be outside. Sew the two sides together (Pic 1), then flip it inside out. Stitch a running stitch along the bottom edge of your pumpkin and pull to cinch closed (Pic 2). Pull it really tight, then stitch a couple of times around to keep it closed and fasten off. (I usually go from one side to another a couple of times. I have created a video to show how I sew my ends in which might be helpful: https://youtu.be/F3VkG1qTPLw)

Fill it with stuffing but make sure you don’t stuff it really tight (Pic 3). Stitch a running stitch along the top edge of your pumpkin (Pic 4) and pull the top closed but leave a small opening, secure and fasten off, then put your twig into the hole (Pic 5).

1.                                                                               

2.

3.                                                                               

4.

5.                                                                               


The Vine:

To start: CH 25

Row 1: 2 SC into the 2nd CH from the hook, 2 SC in each CH to end

(48 SC)

Fasten off, leave a small tail.

As you have two small tails on the same side of the vine, just simply tie the vine onto the twig.


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