Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

caron® cakes™ yarn ball fall pumpkins

Step 1
Project Note: One Skein of each yarn is needed to complete this project.
 
Pull out colors from the center of the yarn skein and separate. 
Step 2
Start by wrapping the first color of yarn around two fingers. Wrap about 50 times. Slide off of your fingers. 
Step 3
Continue to wrap around the loops you slid off of your fingers to make a yarn ball. Keep turning the yarn ball around to shape. To make a taller one, concentrate in the same direction, but still move it around to even out the pumpkin. 
Step 4
Make the final several wraps criss-cross on the top and bottom. If not at the end of the shade of yarn, cut the last wrap at the bottom.
 
TIP: To ensure you have enough of a shade of yarn you want as your final pumpkin, use a less desired color as the inside and then wrap the final color around the outside of the pumpkin to finish. You will have to wrap multiple times around the outside to cover the inside color.
Step 5
Cut an 18" piece of yarn and thread onto yarn needle.
 
TIP: The color of yarn is not important.  
Step 6
Run the needle through the pumpkin from the bottom, near the intersection of the criss-cross to the top, also near the intersection of the top criss-cross. 
Step 7
Bend about 2" of the end of a chenille stem and place it, at the bend, over the intersection of the criss-cross at the top of the pumpkin. 
Step 8
Run the needle back through the pumpkin, crossing the yarn over the chenille stem and criss-cross intersection, from the top of the pumpkin to the bottom. 
Step 9
Pull the yarn ends tight to flatten to a pumpkin shape. The tighter you pull, the flatter the pumpkin. Tie the two yarn ends at the bottom. Be sure to “trap” the last wrap yarn end on the knot. Trim ends. 
Step 10
Add a dab of hot glue to the bottom, covering the yarn ends, to secure. 
Step 11
Twist the chenille stem ends together on the top to form one slightly thicker stem. 
Step 12
Wrap the chenille stem around a pencil to form a coil and slide out the pencil. Shape the coil as desired, trim ends, if necessary.
 
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