This is a simple little amigurumi crochet pumpkin I made for Halloween this year. We don’t generally celebrate Halloween, but our children are showing more and more interest in it each year!
I am sharing the instructions with you so you can make a little pumpkin too (one of my Instagram friends said that in different colours, it could be a nice Christmas decoration!).
3.75mm crochet hook (I crochet loosely so follow your gut instinct when it comes to tension)
Small amounts of 8 ply yarn in orange and grey/fawn/brown/green
2 handfuls of stuffing
Optional: jack’o’lantern facial features to sew/embroider onto pumpkin
Finished size ~10 x 10 cm
Using orange yarn and 3.75mm hook, ch 16
Row 1: work in BLO (back look only), sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch until end of row. Ch 1. Turn.
Rows 2-30: repeat row 1. Leave a long tail for finishing off.
Once you have finished row 30, sew fabric together along short sides, making a tube.
Weave tail through stitches on one of the long sides, pull tightly to gather stitches together, and secure.
Fill pumpkin with stuffing, weave thread through top end and secure carefully. I like to then weave the opening in a zig-zag manner to fully close it.
Sc in each ch until end. Turn work 90 degrees.
2 sc in each stitch on edge of work. Ch 1. Turn. (4sc)
2 sc in 1st sc from previous row. Sc in next 2 sc. 2 sc in 4th sc. (6sc)
2 sc in 1st sc from previous row. Sc in next 4 sc. 2 sc in 6th sc. (8sc)
2 sc in 1st sc from previous row. Sc in next 6 sc. 2 sc in 8th sc. (10 sc) Fasten off, leaving a long tail to secure stalk to pumpkin.
Sew sides of triangular base of stalk together and secure with 3 small stitches. Do not cut thread – your yarn tail can be used for next part.
Secure stalk to top of pumpkin using small stitches at base of stalk and top of pumpkin, using the photo as a guide.
You have permission to do whatever you like with items you create with this pattern, but please do not re-publish this pattern without my consent; and be sure to link back to this original post. Thank you :)