Well, it’s officially Fall!
And since I’m still in the process of adding bits and pieces of decor to my new house whenever I can, it was the opportune time to crochet some luscious pumpkins! So I’m dropping into your feed today to show you what’s been on my hook this week.
There are a lot of crochet pumpkin patterns out there, friends. It’s overwhelming. After looking around at quite a few, I narrowed them down to two: the Lil Dollop Pumpkins pattern by Maria over on her blog Maria’s Blue Crayon, and the Caron Harvest Pumpkins pattern from Yarnspirations.
It was a tough choice but I decided to go with the Lil Dollop Pumpkins by Maria because: (1) her blog is wonderful and has tonnes of amazing *free* crochet content (umm, hello Ocean Granny Square Afghan!) and (2) I just love the look of the seed stitch and I think it adds such beautiful texture to just about anything.
I also picked up some non-traditional colours for these pumpkins to better suit my current decor (and because non-traditional pumpkins are fun!)
Since the patterns call for worsted weight yarn and a 4.0mm hook, I did switch up the row counts and hook size for each of the small, medium and large pumpkins to suit my yarn. The yarn I used is Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick and Quick, which is a Super Bulky (6) size yarn, which means I had to size up to a 6.5mm hook.
For the small pumpkin, the pattern calls for 16 rows. I shortened this to 13 with my super bulky yarn, but I kept the original starting chain count the same for all three. For the medium, I worked 17 rows instead of 20, and for the large I worked 22 rows instead of 25. Of course, given the super bulky yarn, my pumpkins still turned out a lot bigger than the originals.
They are such a perfect addition to the little console table I have in my foyer. The combination of the thick yarn with the luxurious texture (plus the fun colours!) makes these pumpkins an absolute dream.
Materials I Used:
- 6.5mm hook (I use THESE hooks!);
- Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Succulent;
- Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Seaglass;
- Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Clay;
- Tapestry needle.
Here are some pics of the pumpkins before, during, and after assembly:
And here they are all together!
Have you or will you be making any pumpkins this Fall?
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