Since it is almost Thanksgiving, I decided to share a few mini crochet pumpkins that you guys could make!
They can be used as home decor, place cards or even to hang as a garland.
If you are a beginner who is learning how to crochet, this pattern is perfect for you, as it is really easy.
*Please scroll down for the free pattern*
Get in the fall mood with these mini pumpkins!
They are not all in the traditional colours, as I wanted to make some that were more neutral.
They will look good in any colours that you want to use.
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Made with Rico Creative Cotton Aran, the pumpkins can be made in any leftover yarns you have in any medium (04) weight yarn.
You can also use bulkier weight yarns and adjust your hook size to make larger pumpkins.
You can play around with the yarn weights and hook sizes to make your own unique pumpkins!
If you have been looking for Thanksgiving table decor ideas, then these mini crochet pumpkins will be perfect!
You can make a bunch put together in the centre of the table, or as a place card for each guest.
For place cards, all you need to do is print out the name of the guest or ‘thankful‘ and tie to each pumpkin with twine.
Pumpkin Place Cards
If you want to really creative, you could cut the place cards into shapes, for example, a circle or leaf shape.
The printed text could be in any colour of your choice or if you have the talent, handwritten in gold ink.
I have also seen some that have have been written in gold glitter, which looks amazing!
This is something that your guests will definitely enjoy and want to take away with them.
Giving a little handmade gift is a really special way to tell each and every one of your guests that you are thankful to have them in your life.
I know that whenever I get a handmade gift it just means so much that someone put in the effort to make something special.
Crochet Pumpkin Garland
The crochet pumpkins would also look great threaded onto a length of twine and hung as a garland.
The garland could be placed across the mantel, cupboard or porch.
It would also look great in a kids room, nursery or craft room.
- Any light 03 or medium 04 yarn.
- Rico Creative Cotton Aran in;
- Smokey Orange 72
- Nature 60
- Silver Grey 22
- Pearl Grey 52
- Sand 59
- Hook - 4mm (US G/6)
- Tape Measure
- Darning needle
- Ch 19.
- SC into the 2nd ch, SC 4 more times, HDC for 8, 5SC to end of row.
- Ch 1, 5 SC, 8 HDC, 5 SC.
- Rep the previous row until the piece measures 6" in length.
- Fold the piece in half and crochet the two ends together using SC into each of the stitches.
- Pull the final st through and leave a length of yarn to finish.
- Thread the darning needle and do a running stitch through the sides and pull tight to gather up.
- Close the hole and secure it.
- Turn the pumpkin the right side out and stuff with the fiberfill.
- Once it has been stuffed - thread your needle again and do another running stitch through the top of the pumpkin and pull tight to close.
- Secure and weave in any loose ends.
- Cut a long length of yarn and thread through the top of the pumpkin.
- Tie around the pumpkin, into the grooves about 4 times to get the pumpkin into shape. (See the video for help).
- Tighten it as much as you can before you finish and move to space them into place if needed.
- Weave in the loose ends.
- Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook.
- 2 SC in each st around.
- SC in each st around.
- Secure and leave a long length of yarn for stitching to the pumpkin.
- Ch 7, SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in each ch.
- Leave yarn tails and attach to the stalk base.
- Then stitch the stalk base to the top of the pumpkin.
The curly bit of the stalk
- Ch 20
- Turn, 2 SC in each st.
- Cut yarn and secure.
- Stitch to the pumpkin base.
- Use the top loop to curl into shape.
Gauge - 6 HDC in 1"
Size - 4.5" H x 4" W
CH - Chain
SC - Single crochet
HDC - Half double crochet
Rem - Remaining
Rep - Repeat
Sts - Stitches
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Happy Knitting! xoxo