I don't think you can get any better than this! Not only are these pumpkins great Fall deocorating, they are also so soft, squishy, and cuddly! I seriously just want to sit and hold mine while I cuddle up on the couch in the evening.
The Bernat Velvet yarn by Yarnspirations is the perfect yarn for this project. It comes in a variety of colorways and one skein is all you need to create this size pumpkin. My pumpkin is made in the Golden Moss colorway from JoAnn and I think it is the perfect color for Fall.
This pattern is a modification of the Bulky Ribbed Pumpkin Pattern, so I will be using some of the same photos for instructional purposes.
Large Velvet Bulky Ribbed Pumpkin
4.0 mm G crochet hook
1 skein Bernat Velvet Yarn 315 yards
small amount of brown and green yarn for stem and vines
Large Needle for weaving in ends
HDC: Half Double Crochet
HDCBLO: Half Double Crochet Back Loop Only
SLST: Slip stitch
F/O: Finish off
Row 1: Chain 61 HDC in 2nd ch and across, ch1, turn. (60)
For the rest of the stitches you will be working into the loop below the normal top loops of the stitch. I have marked the loops with a yellow dot in the photo below.
Working into these loops will push the top loops forward and create a rib on the opposite side.
Row 2: HDC 3rd loop across, inserting hook through the loop from the bottom. Ch 1, turn. (60)
Rows 3– 66: repeat Row 2. Do not chain 1 at end of row 66.
Fold piece in half and SLST the ends together, F/O leaving a long tail, at least 30”.
(Since both sides have ribs there is no right or wrong side.)
Turn seam from SLST so it is on the inside of the pumpkin.
Thread a large needle onto the tail and begin working the needle through the ribs on the end of the rows all the way around. Pull tight to close.
To secure weave tail back and forth across the opening pulling tight.
Insert hook onto the center of the end you just secured and pull through to opposite end. Stuff pumpkin with Poly-fil and repeat instrucitons to secure second side.
Once your pumpkin is formed, insert the needle through the center of the top of the pumpkin and push through to the bottom, pull to create an indent in the top of the pumpkin, turn and insert needle thought bottom and back to the top. Pull to create indent on bottom. Secure tail.
Row 1: CH 11, HDC in 2nd chain and across, ch1, turn. (10)
Row 2: HDCBLO across, ch1, turn. (10)
Rows 3 - 8: Repeat row 2. F/O leaving a long tail.
With a large needle stitch Row 1 to Row 8 to form a stem.
In Brown, Chain 21, work 2 SC into 2nd chain and across. F/O
In Green, Chain 26, work 2 SC into 2nd chain and across. F/O
In Brown, Chain 31, work 2 SC into 2nd chain and across. F/O
Secure Stem and vines to top of pumpkin with a large needle.
I hope you love your pumpkins! I can't wait to see them!
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