I invited a bunch of ladies to get together for a craft night. Just in case someone wanted to learn to crochet, I whipped up this little pumpkin from June Gilbank. It is a very quick project, much quicker than the knitted one!
The front pumpkin is crocheted. The back pumpkin is knitted. They both have crocheted vines and leaves. My husband said he preferred the crocheted one. he liked the texture.
Note: The vine and leaf are not in June’s directions.
Vine: Chain 15. 2 sc in each stitch. It will curl automatically. The leaf is not the prettiest so I won’t give instructions for that!
All the yarn is Red Heart. The pumpkin, vine and stalk were crocheted with an H hook. I used a sized E hook for the leaf.
I saw this miniature pumpkin on Ravelry and was excited to make it. I know I’m in the middle of 10 other projects, but I thought this would be a great decoration for this fall. I thought I could whip it out as a quick gift for a family member, but it took a little longer to make than expected. I came to realize that I am a slow knitter! This took two nights instead of the one I had hoped.
I found Jan Lewis’s Harvest Pumpkin pattern on Ravelry. I used Red Heart yarn and size 8 double pointed needles. I chose to crochet the vine and leaf since I’m a better crocheter than knitter! This pattern is super easy. I would recommend it to knitters of all ability. The only difference I made was to do a long-tail cast-on rather than provisional. Happy Harvest!