Halloween Pumpkin - Free Crochet Pattern
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Size: About 2" high x 1½ " wide
Materials:Crochet Cotton Thread Size 10 - Orange & Green; Stuffing.
Tip: For eco-friendly stuffing use scraps of yarn or cut up nylons.
Crochet Hook:Steel crochet hook # 7
Gauge: 8 sc and 8 rnds = 1 inch.
Rnd 1:With Orange, ch 2, work 6 sc in first ch (6 sc). Do not join, mark ends of each rnd.
Rnd 2:Work 2 sc in each scaround. (12 sc).
Rnd 3:(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4:(Sc in next 2sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (30 sc)
Rnd 6:(Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (36 sc).
Rnds 7-15: Sc in each scaround.
Note:Stuff pumpkin as you work the following decrease mds.
Rnds 16-20:Working in sc, decrease 6 sts evenly spaced in each rnd.
At the end of Rnd 20, finish off. (6 sc remaining) Finish stuffing and gather remaining 6 sc. Secure and weave in ends.
Stem and Spiral:
Rnd 1:With Green ch 2, 8 sc in first ch, join with sI stin back lp only of first sc.
Rnd 2:Working in back Ip only, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in both Ips of first sc.
Rnds 3-4:Working in both Ips, sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Spiral:At end of Rnd4, ch 15,work 3 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch to stem. Finish off leaving long end for sewing to pumpkin.
Picot:Ch 4, sl st in first ch.
Row 1:With green ch 10, sI st in first, second and third ch from hook, picot, sc in each of next 5ch, 3 sc in next ch, around other side: sc in each of next 5ch, picot, turn.
Row 2:SI stin each of next 2 sts, picot, sc in each of next 4 sts, 3 sc in next st.Sc in each of next 4 sts, picot, turn.
Row 3:SI Stin each of next 2 sts, picot, sc in each of next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, picot, turn.
Row4: Sl st in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 7 sts, picot, turn, sl st in each of next 4 sts. Ch 5, sc in each of next 4 chs, sl stin same st just worked. Finish off leaving long end for sewing leaf to pumpkin, weave in ends.