Pumpkin Wall Decoration by DivineDebris.com
Pumpkin Wall Decoration by DivineDebris.com

It finally happened. I thought I felt it coming-on on Sunday, Monday I felt icky and went to bed with some NyQuil and today I woke up with it. Yup, I’m sick. I felt like there was a chance I was going to be sick a couple of weeks ago but I wasn’t sure and it didn’t get worse than feelin’ icky. Today, though, my head feels foggy and I’m very irritable, also my throat doesn’t work for talking or eating other than hot beverages (yay coffee!).  So I’m sitting here, inattention plaguing me and I don’t know what to talk about. Previously I was going to praise that, at least in stores, Fall was beginning. I was able to buy pumpkin bread the other day and made french toast, it was delicious. Perhaps I was too excited for Fall start. I brought this crappy cold into my life because I was excited for the Fall and Winter to begin. Nah.
So, for this week I have something Fall themed for you. Like I said last week, you were going to either get pumpkin earrings or the Katie Cowl and the Katie Cowl won. Instead of earrings, I’m posting an applique that you can turn, as I did, into a fun wall decoration. It’s really easy and you should be able to do all sorts of fun things with the design.
Oh, and get buy one get one free in my Ravelry shop, no code needed, through next week!

Materials:

  • US I ( 5.50 mm) crochet hook
  • Worsted weight/ size #4 yarn
    • amount will depend on how many pumpkins you make
    • at least 2 oz for the design as shown (7 colors were used)
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge:

  • 4” x 4”  = 14 dcs x 7 rows

Terms/ stitches used:

Notes:

  • The pumpkins are worked in the round, with a slip st into the first st to secure it.
  • The ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
  • I only made 3 little pumpkins, but you can make as many as you would like. 😀

Finished measurements:

  • Little pumpkin: height: 5″, width: 4.5″
  • Big Pumpkin: height: 7.75″, width: 8″
  • Altogether height: 23″

    Pumpkin Wall Decoration by DivineDebris.com
    Pumpkin Wall Decoration by DivineDebris.com

Pattern instructions:
Small pumpkin:
Row 1: Create a magic circle, ch 1 and sc 8 times into the circle, slip st into the first st to secure – 8 scs
Row 2: Ch 1, sc twice into each row, slip st into the first st to secure – 16 scs
Row 3: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next st, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 6 more times, slip st into the first st to secure – 24 scs
Row 4: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join, sc once into the next st, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next  2 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 6 more times, slip st into the first st to secure – 32 scs
Row 5: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join, sc once into the next 2 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next 3 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 6 more times, slip st into the first st to secure – 40 scs
Row 6: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join, sc once into the next 3 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next 4 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 6 more times, slip st into the first st to secure – 48 scs

Row 7: Ch 1, sc into the next 5 sts, hdc twice into the next st, dc into the next 7 sts, dc twice into the next st, dc into the next 4 sts, hdc twice into the next st, sc into the next 10 sts, hdc twice into the next st, dc into the next 4 sts, dc twice into the next st, dc into the next 7 sts, hdc twice into the next st, sc into the remaining 5 sts, slip st into the first st to secure – 20 scs, 8 hdcs, 26 dcs
Fasten off, weave in all your ends.

Stem: with the seam still going up toward the top, move back 2 sts from where you secured row 7.
Color B: Row 1: Ch 1, sc into the first st, spike sc the st before the seam and spike sc into the first st following the seam, sc into the next st – 2 scs, 2 spike scs
Rows 2 – 4: Turn, ch 1, sc across – 4 scs
*Note: leave a long tail on the stem and you can use this to attach it to the next pumpkin.

Pumpkin Wall Decoration by DivineDebris.com
Pumpkin Wall Decoration by DivineDebris.com

Larger pumpkin: 
Row 1: Create a magic circle, ch 1 and sc 6 times into the circle, slip st into the first st to secure – 6 scs
Row 2: Ch 1, sc twice into each row, slip st into the first st to secure – 12 scs
Row 3: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next st, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st to secure – 18 scs
Row 4: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join, sc once into the next st, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next  2 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st to secure – 24 scs
Row 5: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join, sc once into the next 2 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next 3 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st to secure – 30 scs
Row 6: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join, sc once into the next 3 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next 4 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st to secure – 36 scs

Row 7: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join, sc once into the next 4 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next 5 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st to secure – 42 scs
Row 8: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join, sc once into the next 5 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next 6 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st to secure – 48 scs
Row 9: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join, sc once into the next 6 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next 7 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st to secure – 54 scs
Row 10: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join, sc once into the next 7 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next 8 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st to secure – 60 scs
Row 11: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join, sc once into the next 8 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next 9 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st to secure – 66 scs
Row 12: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join, sc once into the next 9 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next 10 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st to secure – 72 scs
Row 13: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join, sc once into the next 10 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next 11 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st to secure –  78 scs
Row 14: Ch 1, sc once each st around, slip st into the first st to secure – 78 scs
Row 15: Ch 1, sc into the next 8 sts, hdc twice into the next st, dc into the next 5 sts, tr into the next 5 sts, tr twice into the next st, tr into the next 5 sts, dc into the next 5 sts, hdc twice into the next st, sc into the next 6 sts, slip st into the next 4 sts, sc into the next 6 sts, hdc twice into the next st, dc into the next 5 sts, tr into the next 5 sts, tr twice into the next st, tr into the next 5 sts, dc into the next 5 sts, hdc into the next st, sc into the next 8 sts, slip st into the first st to secure – 28 scs, 8 hdcs, 20 dcs, 24 trs, 4 slip sts

Pumpkin Wall Decoration by DivineDebris.com
Pumpkin Wall Decoration by DivineDebris.com

Stem: with the seam still going up toward the top, move back 3 sts from where you secured row 15.
Color B: Row 1: Ch 1, sc into the next 2 sts, spike sc into the next st before the seam, spike sc into the first st following the seam, sc into the next 2 sts – 4 scs, 2 spike scs
Rows 2 – 5: Turn, ch 1, sc across  – 6 scs
Row 6: Turn, ch 10, skip 4 sts, slip st into the last st.
Fasten off.

Pumpkin Wall Decoration by DivineDebris.com
Pumpkin Wall Decoration by DivineDebris.com

Details:
Tendrils, just ch as many chs as you would like and sc 3 times into each of them. The row will naturally curl and you can just attach it to the stem.
Diamond: for the diamond-y thing on the front of the pumpkins, just use your tapestry/ yarn needle and draw the yarn through the center of the two spike scs in the stem’s first row, slide it under a st a couple of rows from the center, then down though any st on the bottom and then again a couple of rows on the center, opposite the other side and back through the top again.

So this was a cute little idea I had and I hope you enjoy it. I may add more tendrils to the little pumpkins, I haven’t decided. I do know that I’m going to go drink a good amount of coffee, then switch to tea and relax until I have to go to work this evening. I hope you have a week of good health and a great start to your Fall. Ooh, I have pie in the fridge. Swallowing pie, given my throat’s current condition, is a yarn of another color.

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I’m also still conducting the poll on what I should name my next pattern (on the right).

Unnamed Cowl by DivineDebris
Unnamed Cowl by DivineDebris

 

 

This post is linked to The Linky Ladies’ Community Link Party #16, Rebeckah’s Treasures Saturday Link Party #12, AnneMarie’s Haakblog Link Up, and Oombawka Design Link and Share Wednesday #109.

Yay! Fall!

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