29 September 2011

Free Crochet Pattern: Pumpkin Time Garland



Supplies used:  
Stylecraft Special Aran yarn - Spice and Meadow  (Double Knit yarn also suitable)
4.50mm hook


Foundation:   
Ch5, join with SS to first chain to form ring (or use the magic ring method if you prefer).

Round 1:
Ch3 (this counts as first Tr), Tr11 into ring, SS into first stitch of round = 11 Tr's.

Round 2.
Ch3 (this counts as first Tr) 1Tr into same stitch, Tr2 into each following stitch, SS into first stitch of round to join = 24 Tr's.

Round 3:
Ch3 (this counts as first Tr), Tr1 into same stitch, *Tr1 into next stitch, Tr2 into next stitch* and repeat * to * to last stitch, Tr1,  SS into first stitch of round to join = 36 Tr's.

Round4:
Ch2, DC into each of next two stitches, *Tr2 into next stitch, Tr1 into each of next 2 stitches* and repeat * to * 3 times more, Tr2 into next stitch, DC1 into next 5 stitches, repeat * to * 4 times, Tr2 into next space, DC1 into next 2 stitches, SS into first stitch of round to join.

Round 5:
Ch2, DC1 into next 3 stitches, *Tr2 into next stitch, Tr1 into next stitch* and repeat * to * 6 times more, DC1 into next 9 stitches, work *to * 7 times more, DC1 into next 5 stitches, SS into first stitch of round to join.

Stalk:
Add on green yarn to begin stalk.
Ch9, Tr1 into 4th chain from hook, Tr1 into each of next 5 chain stitches, SS into the top of pumpkin to attach, pull securely and tie off yarn.

There are a few uses..........

Garland: Make as many as you like.  Crochet a long chain to the desired length of your garland.  Thread this through the space at the bottom of the stalk of each pumpkin.  This method allows you to adjust the spacing as preferred.  Alternatively crochet sections of chain, joining the pumpkins on to it as you go, but this does mean you won't be able to alter the spacing if required (eg. if you wind the chain around something)

Coasters/Mug Mats: Use them as coasters during the the Autumn months.

Wall Hanging: Join them in a vertical line, intermingled with seed heads, beads and anything else that's autumnal.

If you like the idea but don't crochet then replace the pumpkins with cutouts from card stock or patterned paper and tie onto a length of ribbon.



22 comments:

Mary said...

This is perfect for fall! Very cute. Thank you for sharing the pattern!

Mary @ Crocheting the Day Away

Gea said...

i love it !! :)

Mlissabeth said...

This is cute! I might have to try it myself. Thanks for the pattern.

Now, I have a question...how did you get the different pages on your blog? I have tried adding a page, but then I can't add other posts to the same page.

Karen said...

Hi there Mlissabeth

Thanks for visiting my blog. You add pages on your blog by doing into Design, then Add a Gadget, when the gadgets selection opens Pages is one of the gadgets on offer. Click on the X sign next to Pages and you're all ready to go.

Heidi said...

This is perfect! Thanks!

Lee Ann said...

Hi Karen,
This is so cute! Thanks for sharing. :)
Lee Ann
Crochet...Gotta Love It!

Unknown said...

I have never thought that there was so much to do with crocheting, knitting. I just thought it was just a square. Thank you for show me alot of stuff. This is very awesome..Thank you so much!! Everyone is very nice on here. Thank you again..

Esther Asbury said...

This is adorable!!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

SO cute! :)

Erin said...

OH MY I love it...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your pattern. That is so thoughtful and generous of you. Can't wait to try it!

Dragonflymomof2 said...

Thank you for offering such a cute pattern for free. I have shared this link with a group of mine as our very first pattern in our "Giving Thanks" series.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, I just made 16 pumpkins, real pretty, thank you for sharing

Anonymous said...

I love the pattern, but i have a question for you. What size hook did you use, and what type of yarn as well?

Sherrill said...

Thank you for the pattern. It looks lovely.

Anonymous said...

This is so cute; thanks for sharing.

Faith said...

how cute these are, I'm going to fashion up a few, do I have have orange yarn? hmm...this would be a cute bunting for my craft fair table. Thank you.

Pogostemon said...

Thank you for this pattern I made a garland of pumpkins for my home and another for my baby Granddaughter. Really love your Blog too!

Soleil said...

Thank you very much for sharing the pattern. I'm making a garland now and very pleased with the resuĺt!
Olga~

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing the pattern to this beautiful pumpkin garland. I love custom made fall decor!

Unknown said...

Thank you for this pattern. I make seasonal garlands for my granddaughter to decorate her bedroom door with. It all started with a garland of hearts for Valentines day.I just finished one with fall colored leaves and was looking for pumpkins. I think I will alternate pumpkins with ghosts for Halloween. Thank you again
Joan

Terry said...

Thank you! I googled "crochet pumpkin garland" and your picture at the top of the post came up. This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!

Terry