Oct
19

Tunisian Crochet Pumpkins

Tunisian Crochet Pumpkin by Vickie Howell

Tunisian Crochet Pumpkins

This week on Ask Me Monday, I show how to make 3 different sizes of squishy, Tunisian Crochet pumpkins. These super-cute squash are great for Halloween and Thanksgiving decor, host gifts, table name markers, and more!

I this tutorial I show how to work the Tunisian Simple Stitch, how to increase, and how to decrease. Enjoy!

 

Oh, and don’t forget to tag @vickiehowell. #askmemonday with your pumpkin FOs!

 


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Tunisian Simple Stitch Pumpkin by Vickie Howell

Shown in Vickie Howell for Mad | Tosh color, Peace Fingers

Tunisian Crochet Pumpkins

MATERIALS

Vickie Howell Mad | Tosh HOME (100 % superwash merino wool; 109 yds), in colors: Peace Fingers, Pinky Swear, or Fingers Crossed

US L/11 Knitter’s Pride Ginger Tunisian Crochet Hook

Large-eyed. Tapestry Needle

Stuffing

Hot Glue Gun

 

FINISHED SIZES

Approx. 2 ½”(3 ½”, 4 ½”) tall

 

GAUGE

Not important for this project.

 

SPECIAL STITCHES

Inc  1:  Increase 1 stitch

On a Forward Pass, insert hook into the space BETWEEN two stitches,  YO and pull up a loop. 

Dec 1: Decrease 1 stitch

On a Forward Pass,  insert hook through TWO bars, 

YO and pull up a loop.

 

DIRECTIONS

Ch 14(24, 34).

Row 1 Forward Pass: *Insert hook into next ch, YO and pull up loop; rep from * to end. –14(24, 34) sts on hook

R0w 1 Backward Pass: YO, pull through one loop, *YO, pull through 2 loops; rep from * to end. 1 st rem on hook.

Row 2 Forward Pass: Insert hook into front bar of 2nd st, YO and pull up a loop, *Insert hook into next bar, YO and pull up loop; rep from * to end. –14(24, 34) sts on hook

R0w 2 Backward Pass: YO, pull through one loop, *YO, pull through 2 loops; rep from * to end. 1 st rem on hook.

Row 2. establishes Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS)

Repeat Row 2, 1(2, 4) times more.

Increase Row Forward Pass: Repeat Row 2, inc 1 evenly across,  4(5, 7) times.  –18(29, 41). sts

Increase Row Backward Pass: YO, pull through one loop, *YO, pull through 2 loops; rep from * to end. 1 st rem on hook.

Repeat Row 2, working straight TSS,  4 times more.

Decrease Row Forward Pass: Repeat Row 2, dec 1 evenly across,  4(5, 7) times.  –14(24, 34). sts

Decrease Row Backward Pass: YO, pull through one loop, *YO, pull through 2 loops; rep from * to end. 1 st rem on hook.

Repeat Row 2, working straight TSS, 1(2, 4) times more.

Bind-Off Final Pass: YO, insert hook through bar of 2nd st and through loop on hook, *YO, insert hook through bar of next st and through loop on hook; rep to end. 

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for seaming.

 

FINISHING

Using the tail and tapestry needle, seam the side edges together to form a tube.

Pinch and stitch to gather and seam (see the same method used to close a beanie top here) the bottom of the pumpkin.

Stuff pumpkin.

Pinch and seam the top, same as for the bottom.

Sew 3 long stitches around, from top to bottom of the pumpkin, pulling so that the plush indents.

Hot glue stem onto the pumpkin top.

Are you a knitter or crocheter? Here are knit Plush Pumpkin and crochet Plush Pumpkin patterns for you!

 

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