Friday, 9 October 2015

Halloween Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

It's that spooky time of year again and what better than starting out with a life-sized Pumpkin crochet pattern, which would also be great as a trick or treat basket! But if this pattern doesn't tickle your Halloween fancy then you can check out more of my Halloween crochet patterns via the links below.

For this pattern you will need the following materials;

- Super bulky/super chunky yarn in orange, green and black
- 6mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle and scissors
- Lots of toy stuffing

You can watch the video tutorial here if you prefer:


Written Pattern

This pattern is in US terminology.

ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sk = skip
ea = each
sc = single crochet (in UK this is called a dc)
hdc = half double crochet (in UK this is called a htr)
dc = double crochet (in UK this is called a tr)
sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together for decrease
dc2tog = double crochet 2 stitches together for decrease

Starting at the bottom with your orange yarn...

Round 1
Ch4, sl st in first ch to form a loop, ch1 (don't count as st here or onwards), 10dc into loop, sk ch1, sl st in first dc to join - (10)

Round 2
Ch1, 2dc in same st as previous sl st, *2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sk ch1, sl st in first dc to join - (20)

Round 3
Ch1, 1dc in same st as previous sl st, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sk ch1, sl st in first dc to join - (30)

Round 4
Ch1, 1dc in same st as previous sl st, 1dc in next st, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sk ch1, sl st in first dc to join - (40)

Round 5
Ch1, 1dc in same st as previous sl st, 1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sk ch1, sl st in first dc to join - (50)

Round 6
Ch1, 1dc in same st as previous sl st, 1dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sk ch1, sl st in first dc to join - (60)

If you want to make a bigger pumpkin then simply repeat this pattern of increases until you are happy with the size, so for example you would work *1dc in next 5, 2dc* for the next round.

Rounds 7 - 12 (work the same amount of length rounds as increase rounds, so in this case we do 6)
Ch1, 1dc in same st as previous sl st, *1dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sk ch1, sl st in first dc to join - (60)

Now we work backwards with a decrease pattern to close our pumpkin!

Round 13
Ch1, 1dc in same st as previous sl st, 1dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog, *1dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog* repeat from * to * until end, sk ch1, sl st in first dc to join - (50)

Round 14
Ch1, 1dc in same st as previous sl st, 1dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog, *1dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog* repeat from * to * until end, sk ch1, sl st in first dc to join - (40)

Part 2 video tutorial can be watched here (this is where it starts);


Round 15
Ch1, 1dc in same st as previous sl st, 1dc in next st, dc2tog, *1dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog* repeat from * to * until end, sk ch1, sl st in first dc to join - (30)

Stuff your pumpkin at this point, or stop here to make a basket!

Round 16
Ch1, 1dc in same st as previous sl st, dc2tog, *1dc in next st, dc2tog* repeat from * to * until end, sk ch1, sl st in first dc joining your green yarn - (20)

Round 17 - continuing with your green yarn
Ch1, starting in same st as previous sl st *dc2tog* repeat from * to * until end, sk ch1, sl st in first dc to join - (10)

Rounds 18 - 20
Ch1, 1dc in same st as previous sl st, *1dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sk ch1, sl st in first dc to join - (10) Fasten off leaving a longish tail for sewing. Sew remaining hole closed.

Shaping
Take a very long length of your orange yarn and sew anywhere into your pumpkin and out of the bottom, then sew into the top of your pumpkin just before the green stalk, allowing the yarn to 'catch' on the outside of the pumpkin. Pull tight (holding on to tail end of course) to pull in and shape your pumpkin. Sew out through bottom and repeat another 9 times. See video if unsure.

Want to add some eyes and a spooky mouth? You can of course cut out some felt shapes and glue them on or you can crochet the following additional pieces and sew them on.

Eyes (make 2)

Row 1
Using your black yarn, ch5, 1sc in 2nd st from hook and in ea st along - (4)

Row 2
Ch1 (don't count as st here and onwards), turn, sc2tog twice - (2)

Row 3
Ch1, turn, sc2tog - (1)

Mouth

Row 1
Using your black yarn, ch12, 1sc in 2nd st from hook, 1hdc in next st, sk1, sl st in next st, [ch3, 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1hdc in next ch] sk1, sl st in next 2 sts, *[ch3, 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1hdc in next ch] sk1, sl st in next st* repeat from * to * once more.

And now you're done!

For more Halloween tutorials and patterns then why not check out the following;


Written Pattern - Devil Headband
For ages 6-12 months, 12months to 3 years and 3-10 years
Click here to download







Written Pattern - Spider Hat
For ages 6-12 months, 12months to 3 years and 3-10 years








Video Tutorial - Mini Pumpkin


Video Tutorial - Frankenstein Hat


Video Tutorial - Spider


Video Tutorial - Spider's Web


Video Tutorial - Halloween Masks



    

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