Saturday, 1 October 2016

Wanting a little magical Crochet Project?

Knowing loads of you enjoy some crochet on the side I thought you might have some fun with my little crochet gift to you in preparation for Autumn or Halloween decorating.  The pattern is one I created and published on my freelance design site and popular yarn craft sites back in 2011.  The pumpkins can be strung together to make a garland or used separately as coasters.  If you like the idea but don't crochet, pop down to the bottom of the pattern page for some alternative options.

Wishing you loads of fun and please share your pics if you make them on my instagram @kaleidoscopetarot and the tag #kaleidoscopetarotpumpkin  


Pumpkin Time Garland



The copyright for this design is held by the designer, publishing here as Kaleidoscope Tarot.  Under no circumstances is the pattern it to be republished or sold.  Links to this pattern page are welcome.



Pattern and items made for personal use only, not for sale, crochet class tutorials, public events etc without permission.

Foundation:   
Ch5, join with SS to first chain to form ring

Round 1:
Ch3 (this acts as first DC), DC11, join with SS to top of first DC.

Round 2.
SS into space between first and second DC's; Ch3, 1DC into same space; 2DC into each following space, join with SS to top of first DC = 24 DC's.

Round 3:
SS into space between first and second DC's; Ch3, 1DC into same space; *1DC into next space, 2DC into next space*; repeat * to * to last space; 1DC;  join with SS to top of first DC = 36 DC's.

Round4:
SS into space between first and second DC's; 1SC into each of next two spaces; *2DC into next space; 1DC into each of next two spaces*; repeat * to * 3 times more; 2DC into next space; 1SC into next 5 spaces; repeat * to * 4 times; 2DC into next space; 1SC into next 2 spaces; You are now back at the starting space.

Round 5:
1SC into next 3 spaces; 2DC into first "V" of previous round; 1DC into next space; *2DC into next space; 1DC into next space*; repeat * to * 6 times more; 1SC into next 9 spaces; work *to * 7 times; 1SC into next four spaces, SS into first SC of round.  Join on green yarn to begin stalk.

Stalk:
Ch9, Idc into 4th chain from hook; 1DC into each chain, SS into the top of pumpkin to join, tie off.

There are a few uses..........

Make as many as you like.  Join together into a garland by crocheting a chain attaching pumpkins to the chain as you go.

Use them as coasters during the the Autumn months.

Join them in a vertical line, intermingled with wood, beads and anything else that's autumnal and hang in a window.

If you like the idea but don't crochet then why not replace the pumpkins with cutouts from felt, card stock or patterned paper and tie onto a length of ribbon.


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