I may not love fall weather but I do love fall decor. When I happened upon some new fleece yarn I immediately thought I have to make something fun and different! My Instagram feed was full of everyone sharing their pumpkins. So I knew I had to make a cute pumpkin with this yarn.I struggled naming the little pumpkin until I remembered the little white and orange striped pumpkins, tiger stripe pumpkins. Tiger Stripe Crochet Pumpkin fit it perfectly.
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Skill Level: Beginner
US M/N-9.00 mm
Super Bulky 6-
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick
Lion Brand Go for Fleece Sherpa
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.
Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
Blo- back loop only
Sc- single crochet
Tiger Stripe Pumpkin:
With Yarn A (Wool Ease Thick & Quick)
Ch 21, turn
Row 1:Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc 19, Ch 1, T (20 sc)
Rows 2-3:Sc in Blo across, Ch 1, T (20 Sc)
Row 4:Sc in Blo across, change to Yarn B (fleece), Ch 1, T (Making sure to change to other yarn in the top of the last Sc of row before you Ch 1, T.)
Row 5:Sc in Blo across, Ch 1, T
Row 6:Sc in Blo across, change to Yarn A, Ch 1, T
Rows 7-9:Sc in Blo across, Ch 1, T
Row 10:Sc in Blo across, change to Yarn B, Ch 1, T
Row 11:Sc in Blo across, Ch 1, T
Row 12:Sc in Blo across, change to Yarn A, Ch 1, T
Rows 13-15:Sc in Blo across, Ch 1, T
Row 16:Sc in Blo across, change to Yarn B, Ch 1, T
Row 17:Sc in Blo across, Ch 1, T
Row 18:Sc in Blo across, change to Yarn A, Ch 1, T
Rows 19-21:Sc in Blo across, Ch 1, T
Row 22:Sc in Blo across, change to Yarn B, Ch 1, T
Row 23:Sc in Blo across, Ch 1, T
Row 24:Sc in Blo across, Ch 1
Fasten off Yarn A, weave in. Fasten off Yarn B, leaving a long tail approx. 18” for seaming side and bottom of pumpkin together. See pgs 3 & 4 for seaming and stuffing photo tutorial.
At this point the piece should measure 9” width x 12” length
Please note: Some photos for the tutorial are from my Perfect Pumpkin pattern since this pumpkin is seamed the same way.
1: Fold in half so the chain row lines up with last row. Be sure the right side is facing each other.
2: With long tail, use the whip st to seam the side closed. Flip right side out before next step.
3: With your needle, weave in and out of the bottom stitches all the way around.
4: 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.
5: Take a piece of Yarn A, 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.
6: 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.
7: 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. Weave in ends.
With Yarn B (fleece)
Ch 11, turn
Row 1:Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc 9, Ch 1, T, (10 sc)
Rows 2-11:Sc 10, Ch 1, T
Row 12:Sc 10
Fasten off, leaving a long tail approx. 12-18” for seaming side and bottom of pumpkin together. See tutorial above for seaming and stuffing photo tutorial.
At this point the piece should measure 5.5” width x 7.5” length
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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