- Yarn with coordinating hook size
- Yarn needle
- Stitch marker
- Cinnamon stick
- Hot glue gun
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- st = stitch
- sl st = slip stitch
The orange pumpkin was made with weight 4 yarn and a 4 mm crochet hook. The white pumpkin was made with weight 5 yarn and a 5.5 mm crochet hook.
R1: Leave a long tail and chain 16
R2: Beginning from the second chain from the hook, sl st down the chain. Chain 1, turn. (15)
R3: 15 single crochet in the back loop only. Chain 1, turn. (15)
R4: 15 sl st in the back loop only. Chain 1, turn. (15)
Repeat rows 3-4 16 more times. Add an additional row of sl st in the back loop only, for a total for 35 rows.
The length should measure twice the width.
Fold your piece in half with the wrong side facing out (the side that doesn't look knitted, see picture below).
The working crochet loop and beginning tail should be on the same side, with the tail facing you. Sl st across both sides to close, ensuring you sl st through each stitch.
Fasten off and leave a long tail. Turn the piece inside out so that the outside looks knitted.
Thread your yarn needle with a tail and weave it around going into every other stitch. This creates a draw-string effect. Pull the hole shut with the tail and weave in the ends. Do the same to the other end, but do not close the hole shut. Before closing the second side, stuff your pumpkin. Close it and weave in the end. Hot glue a cinnamon stick (or regular short stick) into the center of the pumpkin.