This is something that our Mom has done for us for years and years! She said she learned it from our paternal Grandmother. It isn’t Halloween without her pumpkins.
Some years she puts felt faces on them and some years she doesn’t. Typically they are filled with Halloween Salt Water Taffy which we have to hunt down because they are not in every store.
This pumpkin is quick to whip up and a great way to share a little treat. Fill them with candy, or just stuff them and use them for decoration.
Mom makes everything in her own way. She just does it. She never stops to think how she does it, she just does it. Getting directions out of her is hard because it all just seems so natural to her. Today I sat her down and watched her make one. I wrote out the instructions the best I could.
I love my Mom’s hands! I love everything about her too;)
Crochet your pumpkin!
Chain 3, slip stitch in 1st chain (to form a loop), chain 1
15 double crochet in center ring, slip stitch in the first one, chain 2
2 double crochets in each all the way around, slip stitch, chain 2 do this for 5 rows, slip stitch to end and leave a long tail.
For the lid it starts the same way:
ch 3, sl st in 1st ch to make a loop, ch 2
15 dbl crochet in the hole, sl st in the 1st ch
2 dbl crochet in each all the way around, sl st to end.
Ch 6, single crochet in each, sl st to end.
To assemble, poke the loose ends of the green stem into the hole of the lid. With a darning needle (a really big needle that works great with yarn), tie and tuck the ends in.
Still with a darning needle and using the tail you left when you finished the pumpkin, whip stitch the lid and the pumpkin together. Hide the ends.
Mom uses a G hook. If you want this to be a different size, you could easily use a different size hook.
Let me know if you have any questions. I know my write up is a little rusty, but it is really pretty straight forward;)
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