*FREE PATTERN* Tiny Pumpkin

 

It's not long now until my latest Witch pattern is released! In the meantime, here is a little pumpkin for you to crochet:

TINY PUMPKIN - UK Crochet terms - 2cm tall

You will need

DK cotton yarn in orange, green & black (I’ve used Ricorumi) / 2.5mm hook / toy filling / pair of 6mm safety eyes / embroidery needle / stitch marker

Abbreviations

R Round

ch Chain

dc Double crochet

dc2tog Decrease

st (sts) Stitch(es)

 

R 1 Make a magic ring in orange, 6dc into ring. Pull ring tight. (6sts)

R 2 2dc in each st around. (12sts)

R 3 (2dc in next st, 1dc) 6 times. (18sts)

R 4 (2dc in next st, 2dc) 6 times. (24sts)

R 5 (2dc in next st, 3dc) 6 times. (30sts)

R 6-10 dc in each st around. (30sts) *Add more rounds for a taller pumpkin*

Insert eyes between round 8-9. Stuff as you go.

R 11 (dc2tog, 3dc) 6 times. (24sts)

R 12 (dc2tog, 2dc) 6 times. (18sts)

R 13 (dc2tog, 1dc) 6 times. (12sts)

R 14 (dc2tog) 6 times. (6sts)

Fasten off leaving a very long tail, then using a needle sew the hole closed. To form the segments of the pumpkin insert the needle at the top of the pumpkin and pass it right through the middle and out the bottom again (you should have a piece of yarn wrapped around the outside of the pumpkin). Pull on the yarn gently to squish it into shape. Repeat another 5 times evenly around the pumpkin to create 6 segments. Weave in end to secure.

Use the black to sew a little mouth.

For the stalk, ch5 in green, dc in 2nd ch from hook and along chain. Fasten off then sew both ends onto the top of the pumpkin.

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