This sweet crochet pumpkin is my favorite. I love the rich orange juicy goodness, those delicious leaves and that tendril. Sigh. It makes me happy. It makes me want to make an entire collection of pumpkins and scatter them around my house.In fact.. that is exactly what I am doing. You might remember the short, squishy pumpkin. Next is this delightful medium size crochet pumpkin. And then next week, a larger pumpkin for you to enjoy! They are fun to make. And maybe you’ll be making them to scatter around your house too.
Medium Crochet Pumpkin Pattern
Here is what you will need:
- 2 ounces worsted weight yarn in Orange, scraps of green and brown. I used Vanna’s Choice in Brick and scrap yarn for green and brown.
- US G6/4.00 mm crochet hook (these are my absolute favorite hooks I recommend to everyone!)
- Fiberfill stuffing
- Floral wire (I used this wire)
- Tapestry needle and scissors
- Wire cutters to cut floral wire (if using floral wire)
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Make a magic ring
R1: 8 sc into ring (8 sts).
R2: 2sc in ea st around (16 st)
R3: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st, repeat from * around (24 st)
R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st, repeat from * around (32 st)
R5: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (40 st)
R6: *sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (48 st)
R7: *sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (56 st)
R8-16: sc around (56 st)
R17: *sc in next 5 st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (48 st)
R18: *sc in next 4 st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (40 st)
R19: *sc in next 3 st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (32 st)
R20: *sc in next 2 st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (24 st)
R21: *sc in next st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (16 st) Stuff
R22: sc 2 tog around (8 st) Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing segments.
Stuff the pumpkin. Gather up and close the opening. This pumpkin goes together a bit differently than the small pumpkin. It is too difficult to work the needle through the stuffing, so the sections are wrapped around the outside. Wrap yarn over and around pumpkin to starting point to divide pumpkin in half. Pull tight and knot at center. Now divide in half again to form 4 equal sections, wrapping the yarn up and around. Loop under the knot you made and tighten it up. Knot whenever you feel like you need to hold the yarn and the end of a wrap. Divide the pumpkin 2 more times to have a total of 8 sections. Knot securely at center and finish off.
At this point you have a choice which side of your crochet pumpkin you want to show as the top and which to show as the bottom. I flipped mine over and made the starting magic ring the top of my pumpkin.
Make a magic ring
R1: 8 sc into ring (8 sts).
R2-5: sc around. At end of 3rd round, slip stitch to next stitch and finish off, leaving a long strand for sewing. Stuff.
*Chain 8 and join to form ring.
R1 in the ring just made work all of the following: ch 2, 6 dc, ch 3, sl st to 1st ch, 6 dc, ch 2, sl st.* One leaf made. Do NOT fasten off.
Repeat from * to * to make a 2nd leaf. Fasten off, leaving a long strand for sewing.
Sew the leaf and stem in place on top of the pumpkin.
Wind floral wire several times around a pen to create a spiral. Cut end. Bend one end and wedge underneath the stem on one side. Mine stays pretty well without gluing, but feel free to use a touch of glue to secure if yours wants to wiggle out a bit.
So there you go.. a medium crochet pumpkin to brighten your life! If you missed the pattern for the little pumpkin, you can find it here. And look forward to next week when the large pumpkin makes it’s blog debut!
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