When I decided to design the Perfect Pumpkin pattern I knew I wanted it to be chunky and quick to make. I combined two of my favorite things, super bulky yarn and a fun stitch pattern. They’re super addicting to make. Good luck just making a few!
Skill Level: Beginner
US J/6.0 mm
Pliers and/or a long tapestry needle for pulling yarn through center of pumpkin.
Finished measurements depend on how much poly-fil you stuff into it and how tight you pull the yarn for the grooves.
I did not gauge swatch for this.
Dc- double crochet
Sc- single crochet
The pattern is a repeat of sc 4, dc 4. Each row after row one you’ll sc 4 in top of the dc 4 from the previous row and dc 4 in top of the sc 4 from the previous row.
Row 1 is the right side.
Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc 3, Dc 4, *Sc 4, Dc 4 rep from * across, ch 1, turn (40 sts)
Row 2: *Sc 4, dc 4 Rep from * across, ch 1, turn (40 sts)
Rows 3-10: Rep row 2
Fasten off, leave a long tail approx. 18” for seaming side and bottom of pumpkin together.
See photo tutorial below for seaming and stuffing tutorial.
1: 10 rows completed
2: Fold in half with right side facing each other, wrong side facing out.
3: With long tail, use the mattress st to seam the side closed. Flip right side out before next step.
4: With your needle, weave in and out of the bottom stitches all the way around.
5: Cinch bottom shut by pulling the yarn tight. Make a couple passes across the bottom to close up hole if needed. (making sure you’re still easily able to pull the needle through the center.)
Weave tail in on inside.
6: Take a piece of yarn approx. 4 ft and attach it to the top end at the seam. Weave in and out of the top stitches. Add your poly-fil and start to slowly cinch top closed.
Stuff more poly-fil if needed before you cinch it closed. Be sure not to over stuff. You don’t want to see the poly-fil through the stitches.
7: I like to place my stem in the center as I cinch the top closed. Once I have it cinched around the stem, I weave the yarn in a few times around it to keep the center hole from opening up after I remove the stem.
8: Take the yarn tail & insert it into the bottom of the pumpkin with needle. We will now be making the grooves around the pumpkin. Pull it through, pulling the yarn tight to make the groove. Rep this step 4 more times. For a total of 5 grooves.
Tip: Use a longer needle so it’s easier to grab it and pull through. If you don’t have a long needle, you can use a pair of pliers to help grab the needle and pull it through.
9: Weave in end. You can glue the stem in place. I prefer to leave mine removable.
You’re done! Don’t forget to tag me on social media!
This is an original pattern by Jessica Paz Creates. Please do not sell, reprint, or repost any parts of this pattern. You are welcome to sell your finished items but please link back to my shop. If you’re sharing on social media, please tag me so that I can see your finished items!
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