As some of you know, I work for a University in their admissions office and things get a little crazy for me in August with my day job. Classes have begun and I’m starting to find a little free time again to focus on my real love–crochet! This means market prep, Christmas orders, baby shower gifts and blogging are all on my to-do list. But it also means Fall is right around the corner!
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My favorite fall crochet project is 100% crocheted pumpkins! These little guys work up super quick and do really well for me at markets. I finally took the time to jot down the pattern, and it’s a super simple one (and not unlike my crocheted cactus pattern.
One skein of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick will make a small, medium and large pumpkin!
As I said before, this is definitely a beginner-friendly pattern. Using all single crochet and slip stitches in the back loops, you can make your own pumpkin in no time. All you need is a size K hook, some poly-fil and yarn.
This is also an easy pattern to experiment with! I’ve seen so many creative ways that different folks make the stems! While I crochet mine, I’ve seen sticks, cinnamon sticks, wine corks, grapevine… the possibilities are endless! The pattern includes directions to crochet a stem, but you can easily make modifications.
For now, the pattern is available for a small fee in my Etsy shop, found here. This is an ad-free printable version with directions for all three sizes and step-by-step photos. There is also a printer-friendly version with just text included.
If you don’t want to make your own, you can also purchase some finished pumpkins in my shop here.
Tag your pumpkins using #kmariecrafts! I’d love to see your finished pumpkins. What are your favorites for fall?