Yarn Wrapped Pumpkins
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Yarn Wrapped Pumpkins

Make your guests feel at home with these yarn wrapped pumpkins inspired by the changing season.

Designed by the Michaels Design Studio.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Craft Pumpkin
  • Yarn – Orange (MC) and Olive Green (CC) or Colors(s) of Choice
  • Crochet Hook, Size J
  • Elmer's® Glue
  • Low Heat Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Pliable Wire, Heavy Gauge
  • Foam Brush
  • Wire Cutters
  • Scissors
  • Ruler (Optional)
 

Project Instructions

With MC, chain several 8' strands (enough to wrap and completely cover pumpkin). Set aside.

With CC, ch 11.

Row 1
Sc in second ch from hook and each ch across – 10 sc.

Rows 2-8
Ch 1 (counts as sc), turn, sc in each sc across.

Row 9
Ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc. Sc in each sc across.

Rows 10-Desired
Dec rows until desired length of stem is reached.

 

ASSEMBLY

Step 1
Starting at the stem and working down the pumpkin, apply Elmer’s® glue. Wrap MC chains around until pumpkin is covered. Work in sections and let dry.

Step 2
Wrap heavy gauge wire around pumpkin stem and hot glue in place.

Step 3
Measure CC crocheted stem and cut wire to that length.

Step 4
Tread CC crocheted stem over wire and shape as desired.

ABBREVIATIONS

MC – Main Color
CC – Contrasting Color
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DEC – Decrease
ST(S) – Stitch(es)
YO – Yarn Over

Tips

To dec over 2 sc: thread hook in next st and again through next st (3 loops on hook). YO hook and pull through all 3 loops to make the decrease.