Create A Super Cute Crochet Pumpkin Garland For Halloween
We’ve the perfect project for pumpkin-loving Halloween enthusiasts from the fabulous Mandy Cameron! This adorable crochet pumpkin garland is as cute as it is fun to make, and is sure to add the perfect finishing touch to your Halloween decor this year. Check out Mandy’s step-by-step tutorial below, and learn how to crochet your own.
You Will Need:
- Caron Simply Soft Aran Yarn in Pumpkin, Autumn Maize and Limelight
- 4.5mm hook
- Yarn needle
- Stitch marker
Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate
Abbreviations: UK Terminology
- adjustable slip knot = magic ring
- ch = chain
- ss = slip stitch
- dc = double crochet
- dc2tog = double crochet two stitches together
- 2dcinc = 2 double crochet into next stitch
- htr = half treble
- tr = treble
- 2trinc = 2 treble crochet into next stitch
Top Tip: As the spiral method is used (no joining with a ss or making 1ch to start round), place a stitch marker at the beginning of the first round and move it up every row.
Crochet Pumpkin Garland Pattern:
Pumpkins (Make 7 In Your Colour Choice)
Make an adjustable slip knot and ch2.
Rnd 1: 8dc in first chain
Rnd 2: 2dcinc in every stitch around (16dc)
Rnd 3: (1dc, 2dcinc) around (24dc)
Rnd 4: (3dc, 8ch, 1dc in same stitch as last dc, thereby increasing) repeat around (32dc and 8 loops of 8ch)
Rnd 5: dc in every dc stitch around. You will need to bring the chain loops forward to enable the correct use of the dc’s at the beginning and end of the 8ch loop (32dc)
Repeat rounds 4 and 5, four more times and round 4 once more (you should have 6 8ch loops up the side of your pumpkin
Begin to stuff.
Rnd 15: (1dc, dc2tog using dc’s either side of chain loop) around (24dc)
Rnd 16: dc2tog around (12dc)
Rnd 17: dc2tog around (6dc)
Fasten off leaving a tail of yarn. Thread this tail through the remaining 6dc and pull to close the opening. Sew in end to secure and leave tail.
Create Chain Ridges
With RS facing, twist the first loop at the base and draw the 2nd loop through the first loop without twisting. Repeat, drawing third loop through second loop without twisting. Do this with all the loops to the top. It may be easier using a hook to pull the loops through each other.
With the sewing tail left from round 17, thread this tail through the last 6 loops and pull to close the opening. How tight you pull this, is your choice. Sew in end to secure and cut tail thread.
Stalk and Leaf (Make 7)
Make an adjustable slip knot and ch6 (a little looser than you normally would)
Section 1: 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc in each remaining ch (5dc)
Section 2: From this point make 15ch (a little looser than you normally would), 3dc in 2nd ch from hook, 3dc in every ch thereafter (42dc) The piece will curl automatically; this is what it needs to do.
Section 3: Work 1dc in each of the 5dc you started with, fasten off.
Sew stalk to top of pumpkin letting the leaf hang. You can stretch the leaf and stitch the end to the pumpkin.
Make an adjustable slip knot and ch50, *attach a pumpkin by making 2 or 3dc across the top of the stalk, make another 40ch*. Repeat from *to* until all pumpkins are attached. Make 50ch at the end to make garland symmetrical. If you would like the chain a little thicker or stronger, then ss into every ch on the way back.
Now your crochet pumpkin garland is complete, it’s time to hang it pride of place, ready for the Halloween fun to begin!
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