PLENTY OF PUMP­KINS

Add stylish and fun touches to your fall decor with these quick and easy pump­kins!

Crochet! - - Contents - De­sign by Lori Zeller

EASY FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Small: 31/2 inches in di­am­e­ter x 23/4 inches high with­out stem Medium: 51/4 inches in di­am­e­ter x 41/4 inches high with­out stem Large: 6 inches in di­am­e­ter x 5 inches high with­out stem X- Large: 9 inches in di­am­e­ter x 61/2 inches high with­out stem

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Lion Brand Lion’s Pride Wool­spun bulky (chunky) weight acrylic/ wool yarn ( solids: 31/2 oz/ 127 yds/ 100g per skein; prints: 3 oz/ 108 yds/ 85g per skein): 1 skein each # 132 pump­kin (A), # 134 tomato ( B), # 99 linen (C) and # 501 desert sun mix ( D) • Ply­mouth Yarn En­core Mega su­per bulky ( su­per chunky) weight acrylic/ wool yarn ( 31/2 oz/ 64 yds/ 100g per skein): 1 skein each # 0577 brown ( E) and

# 0460 gold ( F) • Size I/ 9/ 5.5mm cro­chet hook or size

needed to ob­tain gauge • Size L/ 11/ 8mm cro­chet hook or size

needed to ob­tain gauge • Polyester fiber­fill stuff­ing • Yarn nee­dle • Stitch mark­ers

GAUGE

Size I hook and bulky yarn: 6 dc = 21/4 inches; 4 dc rows = 2 inches

Size L hook and su­per bulky yarn: 4 dc = 2 inches; 4 dc rows = 3 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Join with slip stitch un­less oth­er­wise in­di­cated.

SMALL PUMP­KIN

Row 1: With A and size I hook, ch 11, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next ch, sc in each of next 6 chs, sl st in last 2 chs, turn. (4 sl sts, 6 sc)

Rows 2–32: Ch 1, sl st in each of first 2 sts, sc in each of next 6 sc, sl st in each of last 2 sts, turn.

BOT­TOM OF PUMP­KIN

Rnd 33: Now work­ing in rnds, ch 1, work­ing across row- end sts, (sk next row, sc in end of next row) across, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in first sc. (16 sc)

Rnd 34: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sk next sc, (sc in next sc, sk next sc) around, join in first sc. (8 sc)

Row 35: Now work­ing in rows, ch 2, turn pump­kin in­side out, work­ing in un­used lps of foun­da­tion ch and back lp (see Stitch Guide) of sts on row 32, sl st through both thick­nesses of each st up to top of pump­kin, turn pump­kin back to right side.

TOP OF PUMP­KIN

Rnd 36: Rep rnd 33 across top edge of pump­kin, stuff pump­kin.

Rnd 37: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sk next sc, (sc in next sc, sk next sc) around, join in first sc. (8 sc) Fas­ten off, leav­ing a sewing length.

STEM

Rnd 1: With D and size I hook, ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join in first sc. (4 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in back lp of each sc around, join in first sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn. (5 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join in first sc. Fas­ten off, leav­ing a sewing length.

MEDIUM [ LARGE] PUMP­KIN

Make 1 with B and 1 with C [make 1 with D].

Row 1: With size I hook, ch 15 [19], sl st in 2nd ch from hook, place marker at base of sl st, sl st in next ch, sc in each of next 3 chs, hdc in next ch, dc in each of next 2 [6] chs, hdc in next ch, sc in each of next 3 chs, sl st in each of last 2 chs, turn. (4 sl sts, 6 sc, 2 hdc, 2 [6] dc)

Rows 2–36 [2– 42]: Ch 1, sl st in each of first 2 sl sts, sc in each of next 3 sc, hdc in next hdc, dc in each of next 2 [6] dc, hdc in next hdc, sc in each of next 3 sc, sl st in each of last 2 sl sts, turn.

BOT­TOM OF PUMP­KIN

Rnd 37 [43]: Now work­ing in rnds, sl st in marked st, ch 1, work­ing in ends of rows around bot­tom, (sk 1 row, sc in end of next row) around, join in first sc. (18 [21] sc)

Rnd 38 [44]: Ch 1, (sc in each of next 2 sc, sk next sc) around, join in first sc. (12 [14] sc)

Rnd 39 [45]: Ch 1, (sc in sc, sk next sc) around, join in first sc. (6 [7] sc)

Row 40 [46]: Now work­ing in rows, ch 2, turn pump­kin in­side out, work­ing in un­used lps of start­ing ch and back lp of sts on row 36 [42], sl st through both thick­nesses of each st up to top of pump­kin, turn pump­kin back to right side, stuff pump­kin.

TOP OF PUMP­KIN

Rnd 41 [47]: Now work­ing in rnds and in ends of rows around bot­tom, (sk 1 row, sc in end of next row) around, join in first sc. (18 [21] sc)

Rnd 42 [48]: Rep rnd 38 [44].

Rnd 43 [49]: Ch 1, (sc in sc, sk next sc) around, join in first sc. (6 [7] sc) Fas­ten off, leav­ing a sewing length.

STEM

Make 1 with C and 1 with D [make 1 with C].

Rnd 1: With size I hook, ch 2, 4 [5] sc in 2nd ch from hook, join in first sc. (4 [5] sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in back lp of each sc around, join in first sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each of first 3 [4] sc, 2 sc in last sc, join in first sc. (5 [6] sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, (sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) once [twice], (sc in each of next 2 sc) 1 [0] time(s), join in first sc. (6 [8] sc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join in first sc. Fas­ten off, leav­ing a sewing length.

X- LARGE PUMP­KIN

Make 1 with E and 1 with F.

Row 1: With size L hook, ch 21, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, place marker at base of sl st, sl st in next ch, sc in each of next 3 chs, hdc in next ch, dc in each of next 8 chs, hdc in next ch, sc in each of next 3 chs, sl st in last 2 chs, turn. Rows 2– 44: Ch 1, sl st in each of first 2 sl sts, sc in each of next 3 sc, hdc in next hdc, dc in each of next 8 dc, hdc in next hdc, sc in each of next 3 sc, sl st in each of last 2 sl sts, turn.

BOT­TOM OF PUMP­KIN

Rnd 45: Now work­ing in rnds, sl st in marked st, turn, ch 1, work­ing in ends of rows around bot­tom, (sc in ends of each of next 3 rows, sk next row) around, join in first sc. (33 sc)

Rnd 46: Ch 1, (sc in each of 2 sc, sk next sc) around, join in first sc. (22 sc)

Rnd 47: Ch 1, (sc in sc, sk next sc) around, join in first sc. (11 sc)

Row 48: Now work­ing in rows, ch 2, turn pump­kin in­side out, work­ing in un­used lps of foun­da­tion ch and back lp of sts on row 44, sl st through both thick­nesses of each st up to top of pump­kin, turn pump­kin back to right side, stuff pump­kin.

TOP OF PUMP­KIN

Rnd 49: Ch 1, now work­ing in rnds in ends of rows around bot­tom, (sc in end of each of next 3 rows, sk next row) around, join in first sc. (33 sc)

Rnd 50: Ch 1, (sc in 2 sc, sk next sc) around, join in first sc. (22 sc)

Rnd 51: Ch 1, (sc in sc, sk next sc) around, join in first sc. (11 sc) Fas­ten off, leav­ing a sewing length.

STEM

Make 1 with F and 1 with E.

Rnd 1: With size L hook, ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join in first sc. (5 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in back lp of each sc around, join in first sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join in first sc. Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in last sc, join in first sc. (6 sc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, (sc in sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times, join in first sc. (9 sc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join in first sc. Fas­ten off, leav­ing a sewing length.

Fin­ish­ing

Thread sewing length on yarn nee­dle and weave in and out of sts of last rnd. Pull tight to close hole and pull yarn through pump­kin and out bot­tom hole. Weave through sts on bot­tom hole and pull tight, pull yarn through pump­kin back to top and pull to in­dent cen­ter as de­sired for pump­kin shape. Se­cure yarn and trim. Stuff stem and sew to top cen­ter of pump­kin.

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