Just had to share some of the fruits (awww…) of my latest crochet efforts: crocheted pumpkins! ‘Tis the time of year again for crocheted and knitted pumpkin patterns, and I really love this one – it is so easy to make, and the pattern is free (click here)!
The pattern gives options to make a small, medium, or large pumpkin. I chose to make a few small ones, using scrap yarn in a variety of shades. I think non-traditional pumpkin colors are neat, and it’s a great way to use leftover yarn. A small pumpkin can be made in 30 minutes, if you are quick with a hook. It is 100% good for a beginner, too, as the pattern will let you practice single and double crochets, as well as increases and decreases.
I used worsted weight yarn and a 5mm / H hook, but you might have to adjust your hook size depending on the thickness of the yarn you use. In general, you don’t want to leave the stitches too loose, as the stuffing may show through. You’ll also need a blunt yarn needle and some poly-fill.
Lastly, yesterday I was treated grandly to a surprise encounter with a donkey, spotted across from my place in the back of a truck. Donkeys are not a common sight for me in Korea, especially since I live in a suburban area. There are still several farms not too far away, however. I was able to give Mr. Donkey a few scratches before he moved on.