Autumn calls for pumpkins and why not make a crochet rustic pumpkin for fall decoration. If you add eyes you can even make a scary pumpkin amigurumi that looks like a Jack O'Lantern for Halloween home decoration.
I did experiment a bit with different sizes of crochet hooks and yarn. And let me tell you I made the most adorable pumpkin pendant with a 0.75mm crochet hook and 1 strand of embroidery thread and I made a huge crochet pumpkin using spagheti (T-shirt) yarn and a 10mm crochet hook. So the PATTERN designed for different sizes.
The pattern is super EASY so it makes a perfect for beginners.
To get the rustic feeling of the pumpkin each row is worked in the back look only of the stitch of the previous row.
And that is it. This count of rows was good for me. If you want a thinner (taller) pumpkin just reduce the number of rows and if you want your pumpkin to be a bit fatter then add 2, 4,... rows.
To join the Row 0 with the last row pinch the rows together and join them with a single crochet stitch and when you are done you will get a shape of a sleeve or a tube. First you have to turn it inside out and the continue with sewing the top part together. You do that with grabbing the loops of the single crochet stitches.
Now make the pumpkin stem.
Leave a long tail, cut yarn and fasten off. If you want the stem to be shorter do less rows (stop at Row 5 or Row 4) and if want your stem to be longer do more of Row 6.
With the long tail sew the stem to the pumpkin top.
Fill the crochet pumpkin with fibefill and just like on top, sew the bottom of the pumpkin together.
If you want to squash your pumpkin just sew trough the middle of the pumpkin to the top and then back to the bottom and pull tight. This is how you squash the pumpkin more.
Hide the end tail in and you are done!
Here is an example of a crochet jewellery pendant piece that I made with a 0.75mm crochet hook. In the middle I put a glass bead to weight it down. If I would be using a fiberfill the pendant would be floating all around. Instead of a glass bead you can also use a wooden bead.
How to crochet a rustic pumpkin? Easy with this FREE tutorial and PATTERN that uses only the BASIC crochet stitches that are made in the back loops only PART 1:
PART 2 of the YouTube video tutorial:
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Any yarn can be either knitted or crocheted, provided needles or hooks of the correct size are used, but the cord's properties should be taken into account. For example, lofty, thick woolen yarns tend to function better when knitted, which does not crush their airy structure, while thin and tightly spun yarn helps to achieve the firm texture required for Amigurumi crochet.