Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Crocheted Pumpkin Pincushion


Here is a quick Halloween project - a crocheted pumpkin pincushion. Enjoy!

Here is the pattern:

Materials:Size E/3.5mm Crochet Hook
Caron Simply Soft - Mango
Caron Simply Soft - Dark Sage
Poly Fiberfill
NeedlePattern

Notes:
Worked in continuous rounds, do not join and do not turn unless otherwise specified.
Use stitch markers to indicate beginning of rounds.
Yarns listed is what I used - size may vary with other yarns.

Abbreviations:
SC = Single Crochet
Ch = Chain
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Beg = Beginning
SL ST = Slip Stitch
Sts = Stitches
2tog = 2 Together (Decrease)
* = Repeat stitches from * to end of *
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
TR = Triple Crochet

Pumpkin: Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc = 10 sc Rnd
3: *Sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around – 15 sc
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 20 sc
Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 25 sc
Rnd 6: *Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 30 sc
Rnd 7: *Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from * around = 35 sc
Rnd 8: *Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 40 sc
Rnd 9: *Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 45 sc
Rnd 10: *Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 50 sc
Rnd 11-16: Sc around
Rnd 17: *Sc in next 8 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 45 sc
Rnd 18: *Sc in next 7 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 40 sc
Rnd 19: *Sc in next 6 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 35 sc
Rnd 20: *Sc in next 5 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 30 sc
Rnd 21: *Sc in next 4 sc, sc 2tof*, repeat from * around = 25 sc
Rnd 22: *Sc in next 3 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 20 sc
Rnd 23: *Sc in next 2 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 15 sc
Fasten off, leaving a very long tail for sewing. Stuff pumpkin, sew opening closed.

NOTE: You will use this long tail of yarn to sew the seams for the pincushion – make sure you leave a very long tail.

To Sew Seams:
1. Insert needle with yarn in bottom center and bring out in top center.
2. Bring yarn over side and insert needle into bottom center, pull needle through center top and pull yarn tight.











3. Bring yarn over side and insert needle into bottom center, pull needle through and pull yarn over other side, pull yarn tight. 4. Bring yarn over side and insert needle into bottom center, pull needle through and pull yarn through other side, pull yarn tight. 5. Repeat one more time, dividing pumpkin into 4 sections.











6. Now repeat inserting needle and pulling yarn through between the 4 sections; you will have a total of 8 sections for the pumkin. Weave in yarn, trim.

NOTE: Make sure you pull the yarn tight.







For Leaves (Make 2):
With Dark Sage Yarn, Ch 10
Rnd 1: Sc in sec ch from hook
Rnd 2: 1 TR in next 2 ch
Rnd 3: 1 DC in next 2 ch
Rnd 4: 1 HDC in next 2 ch
Rnd 5: 1 sc in next ch
Rnd 6: Sl st in last ch Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. Sew leaves on top of pumpkin, one on each side. Weave in yarn and trim.

Pumpkin measures 3” wide and 1-1/2” tall.

Happy Crocheting!

As always, if you want the PDF for this pattern, send me an email and I will get it yo you.

5 comments:

babymotte said...

unfortunately, I have never dared to English instructions. The pumpkin has become absolutely nice.
Many greetings Heike

Alhana said...

This is lovely! Thank you for sharing the pattern, it is too cute to say 'no, thanks'!

Teskedsmamman said...

Sweet!!!

I'm serching for an easy pincushion to do.... so, thanx! :)

Armina said...

You are welcome - enjoy the pattern :-)

Moonchild said...

Very nice. Can't wait to try to make one. Thanks.