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As Fall is approaching I’ve noticed a multitude of “crochet pumpkin” patterns show up all over my Pinterest feed. I LOVE how they look, but one thing I noticed was I didn’t see any patterns using a textured stitch. We all know I love textured stitches.
Naturally, I used my favorite stitch; The Sedge stitch. And made my first ever “Farmhouse” pumpkin! It turned out exactly as I had hoped, I will definitely be working on a few more to add to my Fall decor this year.
The yarn I decided to use for this design was leftover from my Glenveagh Cardigan (Currently in the testing phase, keep an eye out for that one!) I used Lion Brand’s Comfy Cotton Blend in Whipped Cream. This yarn is a blend of 50% Cotton 50% Polyester, which means it’s super soft and versatile!
This stitch may sound (or even look) intimating but I seriously can't express how repetitive and quick it works up.
Chunky Squash Pattern - https://hookedontillylife.com/patternposts/squashpattern
Large Pumpkin Pattern - https://hookedontillylife.com/patternposts/largepumpkin
Farmhouse Pumpkin Pattern - https://hookedontillylife.com/patternposts/farmhousepumpkin
R1 - Turn, SC into 2nd CH from hook and across (31)
R2 - CH1, Turn, SC, (HDC, DC) into next, *SK2, (SC, HDC, DC) in next, Repeat from * across until 2 stitches remain, SK1, SC in last (31)
R3 - CH1, Turn, (HDC, DC), *SK2, (SC, HDC, DC) in next, Repeat from * across until 2 stitches remain, SK2, SC into last (30)
R4 - CH1, Turn, (HDC, DC), *SK2, (SC, HDC, DC) in next, Repeat from * across until 2 stitches remain, SK1, SC into last (30)
R5 - CH1, Turn, (HDC, DC), *SK2, (SC, HDC, DC) in next, Repeat from * across until 2 stitches remain, SK1, SC into last (30)
R6 - CH1, Turn, (HDC, DC), *SK2, (SC, HDC, DC) in next, Repeat from * across until 2 stitches remain, SK1, SC into last (30)
Repeat Row 6 for a total of 30 Rows.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail (approx. 7”)
Step 1 - Fold work in half (Long ways). Slip Stitch the last row to the foundation row.
Step 2 - Flip work inside out. Take your needle, with the remaining tail weave your needle in and out throughout all of the stitches along the bottom. Pull tight to cinch closed. Weave your needle throughout the cinched section to securely close. Fasten off.
Step 3 - Stuff your pumpkin with as much filling as you want. Keep in mind the more you use, the firmer your pumpkin will be.
Step 4 - Cut a 10” piece of scrap yarn. Attach the piece of scrap yarn to the open end of your pumpkin. Using your needle weave the end in and out throughout the stitches along the opening. BEFORE cinching tight, place your stick inside the hole. Cinch the opening tight around the stick. Tie of a few knots to make sure it is secure.
Step 5 - At this point we will be making the “lines” around the pumpkin. You can easily do as many lines as you’d like. Just keep them spaced out and even. I made 5. Take your needle with the tail still attached, insert into the bottom of the pumpkin, push through the top opening. pull tight. Repeat as many times as you’d like around the pumpkin. Fasten off.