Great Fall Activity!

Get into the fall spirit and learn how to crochet your very own puffy stuffed pumpkin. Directions on how to make this on your own are listed below:

Materials:
Size I-9 (5.5 mm) hook
1 oz green worsted weight yarn
2 oz orange worsted weight yarn
Yarn needle
*Both cotton and acrylic yarn will work well for this project.
Size: Newborn (0-3 months)
Stitch Guide: BL – back loop, CH – chain, HDC – half double crochet, SC – single crochet, SC2TOG – single crochet 2 together (decrease), SL ST – slip stitch, ST – stitch

Instructions:
Using orange, ch 25.
Row 1: hdc in BL of 3rd ch from hook, and in each st across, ch 2, turn. (23 hdc)
Row 2 – 23: hdc in BL of each st across, ch 2, turn.
Row 24: hdc in BL of each st across, ch 1, turn.
Joining both ends, sl st down entire length of hat through both sides, fasten off and weave in ends.
Stem
Using green yarn, join with sc at top of hat near back seam.
sc evenly around (about 24 sc), do not join. When you arrive back at your 1st sc, begin sc2tog continuously around, until 4-5 stitches remain.
Now, sc in each st around for about 6 rounds so that you create a 1-1 ½” stem. Fasten off, tuck tail inside hat, and weave in ends.
Vine
Using green, ch 20.
Work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ST to end. Fasten off.
Using starting and ending tails, tie the vine between any 2 stitches on stem. See photo for suggested placement.