This Is Not A Pumpkin Pumpkin

No one has to know 🤫

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Detailed PDF pattern

🖤 Step-by-step instructions.

🖤 Detailed tutorial photos for the leaves, pumpkin body & assembly.

Pre-calculated sizes

🖤 Written for 3 sizes (small, medium, large pumpkin).

🖤 Easy to customize for any size you desire.

What you'll need

🖤 This pattern works great with any weight yarn & appropriate hook!

🖤 I used a bulky weight (CYC 5) and my 6 mm hook. I love to use my Clover Amours!

🖤 You’ll also need tape measure, scissors, darning needle, stitch markers, fiberfill.

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The pattern

Make your own textured pumpkin with a faux-knit look!

Did someone say fall decorations? What better way to get your home ready for the cold season than a set of beautifully handcrafted pumpkins? And best of all: They’re. Not. Knit!

Choose from 3 different sizes, each with its own unique topper. Mix it up with fun colors and different yarn weights to bust your stash in style and make room for more yarn!

In the printable PDF pattern you’ll find detailed written instructions and a photo tutorial on how to best assemble these cuties!

It’s not knit!

Faux-knit all the way

This set of crochet pumpkins features the waistcoat stitch – a sturdy and beautifully textured stitch that creates a dense fabric, perfect for home décor items. Also known as the knit snitch, the waistcoat stitch is not really knitted, much like this pumpkin is not really a pumpkin 🎃

The pattern includes three pumpkin sizes, each with their individual topper, so every pumpkin will be unique! This upper beginner pattern calls for aran or bulky weight yarn, but you can use ANY yarn you have and the results will still be amazing – a true stash buster indeed!

Easy project

The waistcoat stitch can be slow-going at first, but I promise once you get the hang of it you’ll whip up those rounds in no time! Check out this quick photo tutorial if you want to learn or get reacquainted with the stitch.

Materials needed

Yarn: Any yarn you have in your stash! I used a bulky weight (CYC 5).

Yardage: 50 (100, 200) yards of any weight yarn.

Hook: Size needed to get a dense fabric.

Notions: Fiber fill, scissors, darning needle, stitch marker. Optional: Glue, glue gun, felting needle.

Size of finished object

Small pumpkin: ca. 3¼” by 4”
Medium pumpkin: ca. 4¾” by 5½”
Large pumpkin: ca. 6” by 6¾”

Size will vary based on yarn.

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