These cuties are worked from this same pattern, just in different yarnsand hook sizes.
The larger pumpkin pattern on the right is worked in worsted weight yarn anda size I/9 5.5mm hook. He works out to be 2.5 inches tall and 2.75 inches wide. He's great as a stand alone decoration or childs toy.
This pumpkin pattern is a quick and easy project, which can be workedin any weight of yarn. The thicker the yarn/larger the hook, the largerthe finished product. It may only take you a half hour to complete your own little pumpkin. Now, let's get going.
You'll need to know... chain, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet and slip stitch. You'll also need to know how to double crochetseveral stitches together. You'll find that explanation below the abbreviations.
How to dc5tog - double crochet 5 together...
Yo, hook into first stitch, yo, pull through to front, yo, pull hook through 2 loops only (2 loops left on hook), *yo again, hook into next stitch, yo, pull through to front, yo,pull hook through 2 loops only *(3 loops left on hook), rep from *to * until you have 6 loops left on hook, then yo, pull hook through all remaining loops.
And now to the pumpkin pattern you've been waiting for...
There you have your pumpkin pattern - now ain't he cute?
I think he looks great as earrings or a pendant. I thought I'd workhim in a thicker yarn too, so you could see how cute he is in alarger size.
Make a few characters from this pumpkin pattern and hang them around your windows for when those 'trick or treaters'come calling. Hang a few on a garland, then switch them out as the seasons change.
You know - you could also work this pattern in other colors to makeChristmas tree ornaments, or other seasonal earrings/pendants. Stitchon some sequins for some added sparkle.
Such a versatile pumpkin pattern - you could use these little 'ball' shapes instead of pom poms on a childs hat or on the ends of a scarf,even around the bottom of a poncho.
So many ideas - will you try them all? If you do - contact me - and I'll see about forming a gallery of projects made by my visitors! Wouldn't it be fun to see what others have made from these patterns?
What are you waiting for? Happy Crocheting!