Chunky Squash - Free Crochet Pattern

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Hey Guys!

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.

I went ahead and designed two more pumpkins to go along with this one so that you can make your own “Crochet Pumpkin Patch!”

Chunky Squash Pattern - https://hookedontillylife.com/patternposts/squashpattern

Large Pumpkin Pattern - https://hookedontillylife.com/patternposts/largepumpkin

Farmhouse Pumpkin Pattern - https://hookedontillylife.com/patternposts/farmhousepumpkin

Notes:

This pumpkin is worked flat, then seamed and stuffed at the end.

Materials:

Approx. 40 yards Super Bulky 6 yarn (Click Here to see the yarn I used)

6.50mm Crochet Hook

Scissors

Yarn Needle

Poly-fill Stuffing (Click Here to see the brand I used)

Small Wooden Stick OR Cinnamon Stick (I found a stick in my backyard)

Measuring Tape

Stitches:

Ch - Chain

HDC - Half Double Crochet

HDC BLO - Half Double Crochet in the Back Loop Only

SL ST - Slip Stitch

Gauge:

Not important for this pattern.

Pattern:

Ch 17

R1 - Turn, HDC into the 2nd Ch from the hook and across (16)

R2 - Ch1, Turn, HDC BLO across (16)

Repeat Row 2 for a total of 10 Rows.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail (approx. 7”)

Seaming -

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.

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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 you will be adjusting the stuffing to form the shape of a squash. To do this pinch the center of the squash tight, fluffing the stuffing evenly on the top and bottom.

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