Single Ball Crochet Pumpkin Trio

You change the stitch, you change the look. Check out this one pattern worked up with SC, HDC, and DC. Even though they have the same pattern they take on their own personality with a slight change in the stitch. Each getting a little larger as you move up from SC to HDC and DC. This will make the perfect hostess gift as we head into the fall season and looking forward to Thanksgiving (Canadian Thanksgiving is a couple weeks way!!). Try it out and let me know what you think!





Materials:

  • One ball of Bernat Wavelength in Amber

  • Size US Size K 6.5mm crochet hook

  • Small bobbin amount of green yarn of your choice (for curly vine)

  • 3 cinnamon sticks

  • Poly-fil

  • tapestry needle









Gauge:

Crochet Gauge:

4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) 11 sc and 12 rows with a 6.5 mm crochet hook


Abbreviations:

SC: Single Crochet

HDC: Half Double Crochet

DC: Double Crochet


Pattern Notes:

This pattern is worked in rounds without attaching to previous round.


Pattern:


Begin with a magic ring

Round 1: 10 SC (HDC, DC) in magic ring (10 sts)

Round 2: SC (HDC, DC) around (10)

Round 3: 2 SC (HDC, DC) in each st around (20 sts)

Round 4: SC (HDC, DC) around (20)

Round 5: *1 SC (HDC, DC) in next st, 2 SC (HDC, DC)* Repeat around (30 sts)

Round 6: SC (HDC, DC) around (30)

Round 7: *2 SC (HDC, DC) in next 2 st, 2 SC (HDC, DC)* Repeat around (40 sts)

Round 8: SC (HDC, DC) around (40)

Round 9: *3 SC (HDC, DC) in next 3 st, 2 SC (HDC, DC)* Repeat around (50 sts)

Round 10: SC (HDC, DC) around (50)

Round 11-13: SC (HDC, DC) around (50)

Round 14: *2 SC (HDC, DC) in next 2 st, 2 SC DECREASE (HDC, DC)* Repeat around (40 sts)

Round 15: SC (HDC, DC) around (40)

Round 16: *1 SC (HDC, DC) in next 1 st, 2 SC DECREASE (HDC, DC)* Repeat around (30 sts)

Round 17: SC (HDC, DC) around (30)

Round 18: 2 SC DECREASE (HDC, DC) around (20 sts)

Round 19: SC (HDC, DC) around (20)

<now start stuffing with polyfil>

Round 20: 2 SC DECREASE (HDC, DC) around (10 sts)

Round 21: SC (HDC, DC) around (10)

<top up with polyfil>

bind off and leave a long tail (2ft), attach tapestry needle


Begin shaping pumpkin grooves by pushing the needle up through the middle and around the sides. You will do this 5 times. Pull on the yarn so that it creates a tight synch along the sides -



Tie off the last crease at the bottom of the pumpkin.


Begin working curly vine:

I made 3 sizes as the pumpkins began to get larger.


For the SC (HDC, DC) chain 15 (20, 25)

Row 1: 2 sc in each st across.

Bind off



Assembly:


Attach the curly vine to the centre of the pumpkin. Place cinnamon stick in the middle of the original magic circle (this may take a bit of working in as it will be tighter than the cinnamon stick,


Enjoy!