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Yes, I know there are lots of pumpkin patterns floating around out there. And I was fully intending to use someone else’s pattern when I was going to make my pumpkins, but then I lost my 5mm hook, forgot to print out a pattern, and just wanted to wing it. So now you all get to enjoy this Pretty Simple Pumpkin!
This pattern is SO SIMPLE! Maybe I should have named it the “Super Simple Pumpkin”? Well, I didn’t. It’s pretty, so I named it the “Pretty Simple Pumpkin”. Ok. Now that that is explained…
It’s fun to grab my hook and just go sometimes, just to see what I’ll come up with. This pattern was one of those times. I had a great time making it while my husband drove the 7 hours to his parents with me in the passenger seat. I love being able to crochet on road trips. It’s my favorite.
Anyway, I hope you all enjoy this pumpkin! Like I said, it’s super simple and very pretty! Happy Crocheting!
Pretty Simple Pumpkin Pattern:
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-hot glue or craft glue
sc – single crochet
inv sc dec – invisible single crochet decrease (single crochet 2 stitches together in the front loop only)
fo – finish off
5 stitches x 6 rows = 1 inch
- All rounds will be worked continuously. There will be no slip stitch or chaining at the end or beginning of any row until the end.
- How to read pattern:
- Number before stitch means number of stitches in one stitch.
- Number after stitch means how many stitches you work specific type of stitch in.
- Asterisks (*) around directions means to repeat that part of the pattern as many times as the number after the last asterisk.
- Eg. “*2sc, sc 1* 6 times” means “Crochet 2 single crochets in one stitch, crochet 1 single crochet into the next stitch. Repeat this pattern 6 times.”
- Number in parentheses after each row indicates the number of stitches in that row once the row has been completed.
- You can stuff the pumpkin as much or as little as you’d like. The more you stuff, the harder it will be to sew closed, but it will look a lot fuller.
- Using hot glue or craft glue will help keep the cinnamon stick in place, but it isn’t 100% necessary. You could just take your chances and sew around it to keep it in place.
Round 1: work 6 sc into magic circle (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12)
Round 3: *2sc, sc 1* 6 times (18)
Round 4: *2sc, sc 2* 6 times (24)
Round 5: *2sc, sc 3* 6 times (30)
Round 6: *2sc, sc 4* 6 times (36)
Round 7: *2sc, sc 5* 6 times (42)
Round 8: *2sc, sc 6* 6 times (48)
Round 9: *2sc, sc 7* 6 times (54)
Round 10: *2sc, sc 8* 6 times (60)
Rounds 11-19: sc in each stitch around (60)
Round 20: *sc2tog, sc 8* 6 times (54)
Round 20: *inv sc dec, sc 8* 6 times (54)
Round 21: *inv sc dec, sc 7* 6 times (48)
Round 22: *inv sc dec, sc 6* 6 times (42)
Round 23: *inv sc dec, sc 5* 6 times (36)
Round 24: *inv sc dec, sc 4* 6 times (30)
Round 25: *inv sc dec, sc 3* 6 times (24)
Round 26: *inv sc dec, sc 2* 6 times (18)
Round 27: *inv sc dec, sc 1* 6 times (12)
Finish off, leaving a very long tail.
Stuff pumpkin and make a well in the center as seen below:
Thread yarn needle with long tail. Pull yarn through bottom of the center of the pumpkin where you made the well and around side. Continue this for a total of 6 times as seen in the pictures below.
Cut cinnamon stick in half. Put a dot of hot glue or craft glue in the center of the well made in your pumpkin and press the end of the cinnamon stick on glue. Hold for 30 seconds.
Sew the opening closed around cinnamon stick and sew in end.
Enjoy your Pretty Simple Pumpkin!
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