Adorable, tiny, ribbed-knit-look, crochet pumpkins! Perfect for decorating your dorm, desk, locker, anywhere!
Materials: Worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver) 5.5 mm crochet hook yarn/tapestry needle scissors Stuffing - you can use polyester filling, cheap yarn (wound into a ball, slightly larger than a golf ball), or fabric scraps
Abbreviations: ch: chain sl st: slip stitch st: stitch blo: back loops only (back loop: the loop further away from you when you are working a row)
Crochet pumpkin body: To start, make a slip stitch with a 6 inch tail.
Row 1: ch 16, sl st in second chain from hook and in each chain following, ch 1, turn (15)
Row 2: sl st in blo in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (15) Row 3-35: repeat row 2
Shape the pumpkin: Fasten off your work and cut working yarn, leaving 6 inches.
Please watch the video if you do not understand the following. I'm not so good at explaining this in words.
Thread needle with working yarn, fold work in half (short sides together), and sew up the side where the short sides meet, creating a tube. Do not cut yarn.
Turn work right side out and begin sewing shut one end of the pumpkin. Down in one stitch ...up through the next stitch. Continue all the way around.
Now tug the yarn to cinch the hole shut.
Pull tight, insert the needle down through the hole, pulling yarn all the way through, come back up and out the top of the pumpkin. Insert the needle down through the hole again and secure yarn inside the pumpkin with a knot.
Sew around the other end up the pumpkin, like you just did with the first. Stuff and cinch shut. Do not cut yarn.
To create that squat, pumpkin shape, insert your needle down through the hole. Push the needle all the way through the middle of the pumpkin and out the other side. Pull the yarn tight and you'll see the top of the pumpkin begin to pull inward. Push the needle back up through the bottom of the pumpkin and out the top once more. Keep tugging. Now with your happy pumpkin shape, secure your yarn, fasten off and cut the remainder of the tail.
Make the stem: To start, make a slip stitch with a 6 inch tail.
Ch 9. Sl st in the second chain from hook and in each chain following. (8) Fasten off. Cut working yarn, leaving a 6 inch tail.
Thread needle with one of your tails. Fold stem in half to create a loop and sew down to the top of the pumpkin by pushing the threaded needle through the stem and the middle of the pumpkin until the tail emerges out the other side. Repeat with the second tail.
Now with both tails sticking out the bottom of the pumpkin, knot them together. Cut the tails. Done!