Updated: Feb 5
Hello, hi & welcome back! Today I'm sharing my step by step tutorial for creating these adorable crocheted mini pumpkins! This is hands-down one of Keith's favorite items I've made because he likes to throw them...okay I throw them at him too; he told me to make a lot more.
These handmade cuties can be used year after year as a festive accessory for your desk, a centerpiece for Thanksgiving dinner, a safe prop for baby/toddler photos, or just simply adorable home decor. They would even be adorable strung into a garland! Or you can use them for indoor 'fall-themed' snowball fights like Keith and I do :)
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4mm (G) Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle / Yarn Needle - https://amzn.to/31RWQo3
Stuffing - https://amzn.to/31RWTAf
Scissors - https://amzn.to/2Y0r8Ui
Stitch Markers - https://amzn.to/3bdJoiH
Worsted Weight Yarn: pumpkin and stem colors of your choice
SC dec-Single Crochet Decrease
HDC– Half Double Crochet
sl st– Slip Stitch
(we will be working in continuous rounds, so stitch markers are a helpful way to count rows and keep your place; * indicates repeat until the end of the round.)
Round 1: In a magic circle, chain 1, SC 6, pull tight
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (12 stitches)
Round 3: 2 SC in the first stitch, SC in the next* (18 stitches)
Round 4: 2 SC in the first stitch, SC in the next two stitches* (24 stitches)
Rounds 5-9: SC in each stitch around (24 stitches)
Round 10: SC dec, SC in the next two stitches* (18 stitches)
Round 11: SC dec, SC in the next stitch* (12 stitches)
Add your stuffing! I find that a little more is better than not enough in order to make a nice plump pumpkin.
Round 12: SC dec six times (6 stitches)
Chain 1, cut trim yarn leaving about a 24 inch tail and pull through your chain.
Using your tapestry needle and the long tail, close the visible hole left in the bottom.
Now, insert your needle through the very bottom center where you ended your work (the hole we just closed), straight up through your stuffing, and out the top where you created your magic circle.
Pull until there is a little tension and wrap around your work and insert your needle back in the bottom hole straight through the top again and pull through. (This will give your pumpkin those cute little curves!)
Repeat this wrapping around, through the bottom, out the top steps until your pumpkin has as many curves as you like. (I did a total of 6 ‘wrap-arounds’ which gave me 7 curves around my pumpkin)
You are the creator here, so pull as tight or as loose as you please in order to give your mini pumpkin a shape that brings you joy!
Tie off, pull back through to the bottom, and trim any excess yarn.
Leave about a 6 inch tail at the beginning and end.
chain 6, HDC in the 3rd chain from your hook, HDC, SC, sl st, ch 1
Trim your yarn and pull through your chain.
Using your tapestry needle, insert one tail of your stem through the top of your pumpkin ever so slightly off center and pull through to the bottom where we created the curves. Repeat this with the other tail but this time insert your needle ever so slightly off center on the direct opposite side of your first tail, pull through to the bottom. (This centers your stem) Now tie both tails together at the bottom and trim any excess yarn.
Now pat yourself on the back because this is just too cute! For more fun patterns, don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel. I'll see you soon!
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I hope you have enjoyed creating with me!
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