Mini Crochet Pumpkins + Pattern

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The air is cold, the leaves are turning, the pumpkins are asking to be picked, warm soup...

Um...no....it's still in the upper 80s outside. I know a lot of you are switching to fall decor now, and Pinterest has been invaded by pumpkins, so I too am adding little touches of fall decor here and there, but have not yet taken my fall decor box out of storage (and by storage I mean the box is stuffed in our little storage room on our porch still from when we moved here a few months ago, and I am afraid to admit that it is at the bottom with all the other boxes on top).

I have shared this project last year, but that was back when only me and my hubby (under much pressure) read this blog. So I decided to share these cute little fall pumpkins. They look great on my mantle and are just the perfect minimalist Fall decor.


How cute are they for gifts?! If there is any interest, I can share the crochet pattern with you guys. It is very easy and fast to make. Let me know in the comment section.

I think Pinterest deserves more pumpkin projects, especially reusable and eco-friendly ones like mine, so please don't hesitate to Pin and Share (pretty please:))



Are you ready to put away your flip-flops?

A little UPDATE - it is now raining here, which means it's FALL!!! ...and it means I have an excited daughter that is begging me to on her rain coat and boots to go play in the rain.

Have an awesome Wednesday, and as usual sending lots of hugs your way!

A little more UPDATE - on popular request here is the Mini Crochet Pumpkins Pattern

Materials:


Worsted Weight Yarn in orange for the Pumpkin body
Worsted  Weight Yarn in green or brown for the Stem
Crochet hook in size G
Upholstery Needle

Rnd 1: Make a magic loop and single crochet 6 times into ring.(6 sts). Draw loop tight. Do not join
rounds. Place st marker in last stitch to mark end of round.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sts)
Rnd 3: (SC in next stitch, 2 SC in next st around0 (18sts)
Rnd 4: (SC in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (24sts)
Rnd 5: (SC in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (30 sts)
Rnds 6-10: SC in each st around (30 sts)
Optional: Depending on the size of the pumpkin, you can repeat rnds 6-10 again for a taller pumpkin.
Rnd 11: (SC in next 3 sts, dec 1 st in next 2sts) around (24 sts)
Rnd 12: (SC in next 2 sts, dec 1 st in next 2sts) around (18 sts)

I like to add the stuffing now as there is still room to do so.

Rnd 13: (SC in next st, dec 1 in next 2sts) around (12 sts)
Rnd 14: (dec in next 2 sts) around (6 sts)

This forms the bottom of the pumpkin. Fasten off and leave a long tail. Use the upholstery needle and make some stitches to draw hole closed.

Then stitch through the hole in the center of the pumpkin and out the hole. Bring it around the outside of the pumpkin and take another stitch through the center. Continue until you have created 5-6 “ribs.”  You can make it as tight or loose as you like,

Fasten off. Trim end.

Stem:

Leaving about an 8 inch tail, Ch 7
SC in each st
Fasten off leaving about an 8 inch tail

Using your needle, stitch each tail through the center, and tie them together at the bottom. Trim
end.
Iuliana
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42 comments:

  1. These are too cute! I'm not ready to put away the flip-flops though.

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  2. I would love the pattern! And I pinned it! These are so cute!

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  3. I love these - they are so cute!!

    If you get a chance I would love for you to share this at my Linky Party:
    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/09/made-by-me-48-linky-party-and-features.html

    Have a great day!

    -Q

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  4. visiting from someday crafts, this is SUPER cute! I don't crochet, but I'm going to pin these and tell my sisters to make me some!

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  5. I'd love the pattern too! You're right--they'd make cute little gifts.

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  6. Love these little pumpkins. Had to pin them for a later project. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Yes please share the crochet pattern - too darn cute!

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  8. These are super cute! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Happy Friday! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_09_10_archive.html

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  9. Please share the pattern!

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  10. I'd love to crochet these. I'd love it if you would share the pattern!
    Bye,
    have a lovely weekend,
    fall has without a doubt arrived,
    here as well,
    Marian

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  11. Very cute pumpkins!! My pumpkin: http://howling-liz.blogspot.nl/2012/09/pumpkin.html
    Have a nice weekend! Liz

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  12. LOVE, LOVE these little guys and I would LOVE the pattern !! Feeling very 'Fall-y' today so this is perfect !

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  13. Ditto. Would love the pattern!

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  14. So cute! I hope you will link these up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party if you haven't already.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/09/2012-wickedly-creative-halloween-ideas.html

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  15. I would love the pattern for these, they are so cute!

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  16. Came over for the pattern....it's not here yet! I would LOVE to have a pattern for these cute little pumpkins, I NEED some in my house for sure! :) VERY cute!!! And yes, I shared away on pinterest!!!

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  17. Would love to see a pattern . It's my first time visiting your blog and I love it. I will be returning.

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  18. I, too, would love the pattern. They are adorable!

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  19. These are adorable, I'd love to have the pattern.
    Amanda
    garciag78amanda@gmail.com

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  20. Just saw these over at tatertos and jello and I would LOVE the pattern! Pinning these too, so cute!!

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  21. These pumpkins look great! I am in the process of a pumpkin crochet project - hopefully it is done by Halloween. I am pinning to my crochet board - Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  22. Id love the pattern bnuhlman@wi.rr.com

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  23. pattern please - would love to do them today! mrsruvi2008@gmail.com

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  24. I would love a pattern as well! Thank you!

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  25. Love these. They are soooo cute! I would love the pattern please.

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  26. I'd love the pattern (as well!). They are so so cute!

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  27. I would love the pattern for these adorable pumpkins!!

    wendynamken@gmail.com

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  28. I love, love, love these little pumpkins. So adorable...I pinned them. One day I may ask you for the pattern, but for now I will just admire them. I can only chain in crochet, unfortunately. Thanks so much for stopping by this week and leaving me a sweet comment about the Creamy Italian Crockpot Chicken. I'm so sorry you had to move away from Aldi and TJ's. We live in Fort Worth, and just in the last couple of years, we got both an Aldi and a TJ's. My husband has worked for both of them... currently for TJ's. When I read your comment, I wanted to box up all kinds of Aldi and TJ goodies to send to you. I heard that Boulder will be getting TJ's next year sometime. Is that near you? In the meantime, hope you are able to discover some fun local grocery shopping. I am following you. I hope you'll visit me again and maybe even follow back. You have a beautiful blog. Have a delightful weekend!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  29. These are so very cute! I too would love the pattern to make these this fall!

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  30. bring on FALL!!!! I am so ready! I would love to make these and add them to my fall collection!! They are awesome!

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  31. I LOVE this idea. Too bad I suck at crocheting :) You should seriously sell these!

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    1. Awesome idea! Here's a link to it: https://www.etsy.com/listing/81818680/mini-crochet-amigurumi-pumpkins-set-of-3

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  32. This is as cute as can be!! I would love it if you came and shared this at my Pumpkin Linky Party. Hope to see you there. Linda

    http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/2012/09/thirty-days-of-pumpkins.html

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    1. Thank you. Coming over and linking up right now!

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  33. Thank you much for linking up at JAQS Studio's Linky Party :). I've featured your project today :)!

    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/09/made-by-me-49-linky-party-and-features.html

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  34. Thanks so much for linking up to DIYbyDesign's Fall into Fall party. I will be featuring you tonight when the party opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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  35. The pumpkins drew me in and then I was "forced" to stay. I got my yard today and I can't wait to try it out. I already have a basket they are going to go in. Thanks. ps I am a new follower.

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  36. I would so love to make these. I never learned to crochet but I do knit - I might have to try my hand at these. Thanks for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays...

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  37. These are so cute!! I know we all appreciate a bit of pinning and these are definitely pin-worthy! :) So now they sit with all their other little crochet friends waiting for me to learn how to crochet!

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  38. Thank you so much for sharing. Your post has been featured on Monday Funday at Mel's Daisy Patch. Come Grab a Brag button you deserve it!!
    http://melsdaisypatch.blogspot.com/2012/10/monday-funday-8pumpkins.html

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  39. These are too cute!!! You should enter your photos from this project into Craftbaby's DIY a Pumpkin Challenge! :) http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/34/diy-a-pumpkin

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  40. These are very cute! They would make a great little pin cushion too!

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