Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Reviewing A Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

Crochet your own pumpkin for Fall

crochet pumpkin
Crocheted Pumpkins
As I write this review of a fun crochet pumpkin pattern, we are officially into the fall season here in my neck of the woods. I found this pattern last year about this time and decided having some decorations that I made myself would be a fun way to celebrate autumn in my dining room. 

The advantage to crocheting a pumpkin is that it works for fall, Halloween and even into Thanksgiving. As you can see by the photo at the left, I have the crochet pumpkins that I made last year in a display with real pumpkins and a few acorns. For right now, the display is for Halloween. Once we move into November, I will take out the real pumpkins and add some dried corn, maybe a gourd and some pine cones from my back yard. The small amount of time that I invested into making the large pumpkin and the small one has turned out to serve me well for decorating for more than one holiday. 

I found the crochet pumpkin pattern on The Crochet Crowd website, last year. I often go to this site when I am looking for something fun to crochet either for myself or for gifts. Mikey, the owner of the site, often offers a tutorial with the patterns that he showcases and I find them very easy to follow. The video below was really easy to follow!

Video Tutorial For Crocheting A Large Pumpkin






The pattern was really easy to follow, especially after having watched Mikey in the tutorial video. I find that the videos are so handy because I can start and stop them as I progress through the crochet pattern.

You can pick the color of orange that you want for your crocheted pumpkin at your local craft store or online. You will need some brown for the stem (I used some scrap brown) and just a tiny bit of green for the curly little leaf. You will also need some stuffing for the inside. One thing that I found was that you do not want to be frugal with the stuffing. Put plenty of it inside your pumpkin or you might find that your finished crochet pumpkin is flat looking.

If you like to crochet and make decorative items for your home, you will enjoy making this pumpkin in the large size or any size for that matter. Mikey provides a video for large, medium and small. I love that my cute pumpkins don't have to be carved, won't turn bad and they are easily stored away until next fall when I am ready to use them again.


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5 comments:

  1. What a beautiful crocheted pumpkin! I certainly appreciate you sharing the crocheted pumpkin pattern. I have already printed it off and I expect that video will be quite handy too. I will never forget my first discovery of Sugar n Cream yarn. I loved how soft it was in comparison to the yarn I had previously been using, which I won't name out of loyalty. My first skein of Sugar n Cream yarn was variegated color (twists). I made several dishcloths immediately. Hard to believe that has been over 30 years ago now. I need to take a break from work and get back into my crochet world. This pumpkin would be the perfect "get reacquainted" project. Adorable! And, I love you arrangement, especially the little pumpkin.

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  2. I have some yarn that would make a pretty pumpkin. Now, I see, I have a pattern! Love your display and how you describe updating it through October and November to make it even more seasonal. Beautiful job!

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  3. As you described, Beverly, pumpkins are a very versatile decorating item as they fit well into seasonal displays for Autumn, Halloween, Harvest-time and Thanksgiving. Crocheted pumpkins are perfect. I have a few at my house already. :) Thanks for the introduction to Mikey and the 'Crochet Crowd' website as I see other patterns, in addition to the crocheted pumpkins, I will enjoy making.

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  4. If I made a whole bunch, called it my own pumpkin patch, do you think Charlie Brown might stop by for a visit? What a cute and easy to make idea. Thanks Bev, for providing a really nice video to follow along with.

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  5. Such a cute idea! Thank you for sharing this. If I find some "down time" I might have to try to make one of these. I really like this idea.

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