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Crochet Pumpkin Explosion!!

Been busy crocheting pumpkins for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and here is what I have created!! ¬†Check out my cute leaf pattern and curly Q design ūüôā


Have thoroughly enjoyed making these little squashes and crocheting my own pumpkin patch.


Crochet Pumpkin with Leaf Tutorial

I found this fantastic free pattern on Knit Picks by Hannah Maier, I believe it can be found also on Ravelry.  It is actually two patterns Рone for knitting and one for crocheting.


I created the crochet version, which was called the Clove Pumpkin.¬† The yarn that I chose was Lily, The Original Sugar ‘n Cream cotton.¬† I crocheted one using a Size¬†H hook and the other one I used a Size E.¬† I didn’t vary from the directions given but wanted to add a leaf to my pumpkin as well as that little curly Q feature you sometimes see on a real pumpkin.¬† So I spent an evening designing this little leaf that I really like.


Here are the directions for the leaf:  I used the same yarn type as I did for the pumpkin and made my leaf with a Size H crochet hook.  In the smaller version, I used a Size E hook for my leaf.

Chain 22, skip first two chains then SL (slip stitch) in next 9 chains.  In next chain complete 1 HDC, 1 DC, 1 TRB, in next chain Р2 TRB, next chain Р2 TRB, next chain Р2 HTRB, next chain Р2 HTRB, next chain Р2 DC, next chain Р2 DC, next chain Р1 HDC, next chain Р1 HDC, next chain Р1 HDC, last chain Р3 SC.

Now you want to basically reverse that stitch pattern on the back side of the chain stitches.  1 HDC, 1 HDC,  1 HDC, 2 DC, 2 DC, 2 HTRB, 2 HTRB, 2 TRB, 2 TRB, last chain 1TRB, 1DC, and 1 HDC.  Viola, you end up with this really cute leaf.  I just stitched it to the center of the pumpkin along with the stem.  SONY DSC

Also, in my smaller version, I created 8 pumpkin ridges just for some variations.  I have been placing them around my house and will use some for a table centerpiece for Thanksgiving!!

Thank you Hannah Maier so much for sharing such a cute pumpkin pattern.¬† Love it ūüôā