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Creating Pumpkins is not only easy but fun, as the creativity and inspiration, for how a pumpkin can look like, can be endless. This Striped Pumpkin is a free crochet pattern that was inspired by my recently published Spiral Pumpkin. In order to crochet the Striped Pumpkin you simply need one specific skein of yarn and a few extra items.
The Striped Pumpkin’s striped yarn color combination is made characteristic due to the variegated yarn from Michael’s stores called Loops & Threads Facet Stones. I used the color Red Coral which gave the Striped Pumpkin a rustic, but unique look.
Furthermore, in stead of adding a crocheted or real stem to the top of the pumpkin, I used pipe cleaners in 3 different colors, 2 in green and 1 in brown.
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So let me now get started and tell you what you will need in order to crochet this amazing pattern.
How to crochet the Striped Pumpkin
- Loops & Threads Facet Stones in color Red Coral(1 skein)
- 6.0mm hook
- tapestry needle
- Pipe cleaners (1 brown and 2 different green)
Stitches used (US terms):
Click HERE to learn these basic stitches
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- inc = increase
- sl st = slip stitch
- inv sc dec = invisible single crochet decrease
4 rows x 3 sc sts = 1 square inch
4.5 (Height) x 8 (Diameter) inches (without stem)
Use a Stitch Marker as this Pumpkin is made in continues rounds.
Make a Magic Circle
Round 1: ch1, add 8 sc’s to the magic circle, pull yarn end to close circle
Round 2: 2 sc in each st all around
Round 3: *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around
Round 4: *1 sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around
Round 5: *1 sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around
Round 6: *1 sc in the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around
Round 7: *1 sc in the next 5 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around
Round 8: *1 sc in the next 6 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around
Round 9: *1 sc in the next 7 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around
Round 10 – 25: 1 sc in each st
Round 26: *1 sc in the next 7 sts, 1 inv sc dec in the next sts, repeat from * all around
Round 27: *1 sc in the next 6 sts, 1 inv sc dec in the next sts, repeat from * all around
Round 28: *1 sc in the next 5 sts, 1 inv sc dec in the next sts, repeat from * all around
Round 29: *1 sc in the next 4 sts, 1 inv sc dec in the next sts, repeat from * all around
Round 30: *1 sc in the next 3 sts, 1 inv sc dec in the next sts, repeat from * all around
Round 31: *1 sc in the next 2 sts, 1 inv sc dec in the next sts, repeat from * all around
Add stuffing/polyfill now
Round 32: 1 inv sc dec all around, repeat from * all around
Using a tapestry needle sew the hole close (watch my video how I do it). Use the left over yarn and sew the indents all around the pumpkin.
Finally, use the pipe cleaners to create a stem and leave as shown below. For the leave, I simply wrapped one green colored pipe cleaner around another green colored folded pipe cleaner.
How to crochet the Spiral Pumpkin – Video Tutorial
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Now you are done with the Striped Pumpkin and can use it as fall decor, gift it or sell it. If you love the pattern as much as I do, please use the social media share buttons above or below and share this pattern link with the world and your friends. Thank you.