it’s October which means leaves are falling, crisp under your feet, pumpkins are big and ready to be loved. Soups, baked with some rosemary from the oven, carved, lanterns – anything goes.

So does this little fellow, still some leaves on his head and a bright smile on his face Pumpkindle is ready to have a party.

Cute and quick crochet, just in time for Halloween.

I hope you enjoy him as much as I do, spooky crochet hugs

Diana


 

 

 


for the abbreviations I use in this pattern please read here

 

#pumpkindle is worked in classic amigurumi style, which means in a long spiral round, never join a round after finishing one. Also I like my amigurumi to be worked through both loops (whereas I know couple fellow amigurumi makers who prefer the back loop only). So do whatever you like best.

 

Size | yarn | hook

I used catania yarn from Schachenmayr and my beloved 3.5 mm hook. My pumpkin doll is about 18 cm from top to bottom.

So, your little pumpkindle will be the size you choose, go with bigger yarn and a bigger hook and you will get a bigger one. If you decide to go smaller, of course your pumpkindle will be smaller, as easy as this right?

 

Easy or difficult?

Well, I would think intermediate. I write my patterns stitch by stitch, quite similar to knitting patterns actually. If you are familiar with my patterns you might think this is easy, as you only need the classic single crochet and slip stitch throughout most of the pattern. But it takes concentration so I think intermediate is quite fair 🙂

 

Final tip!!

use a stitch marker! I never give stitch count at the end of a round. All stitches are written to reach the end of the row. So if you are left with stitches before you reach the end please check you stitches.

I love to use a small piece of scrap yarn (I prefer pearl yarn, it stays unfuzzy pretty long) for marking my rounds. Another plus with scrap yarn, they don’t bulk the stitches around them and I can always choose a contrasting color.

 

Sooooo, #pumpkindle – the pattern:

Head | Body | Feet

start with green

1 – – make a double magic ring with 6 sts

2 – – m2 x6

3 – – in front loop only: sc12

4 – – in both loops plus the back loops of the previous round: sc12

5 – – sc12

6 – – (sc3, m2) x3

change to pumpkin color aka orange

7 – – (sc2, m2, sc2) x3

8 – – (m2, sc2) x6

9 – – (sc3, m2) x6

10 – – (sc2, m2, sc2) x6

11 – – (sc5, m2) x6

12 – – (sc3, m2, sc3) x6

13 – – (sc7, m2) x6

14-17 – – sc54

18 – – (sc4, m2, sc4) x6

19-20  – – sc60

21 – – (sc9, m2) x6

22 – – sc66

23 – – (sc9, sc2tog) x6

24 – – (sc4, sc2tog, sc4) x6

25 – – (sc7, sc2tog) x6

26 – – (sc3, sc2tog, sc3) x6

27 – – (sc5, sc2tog) x6

28 – – (sc2, sc2tog, sc2) x6

29 – – (sc3, sc2tog) x6

30 – – (sc2, sc2tog) x6

31 – – (sc2tog, sc1) x6

32 – – sc12

33 – – (m2, sc3) x3

34 – – sc15

35 – – (sc2, m2, sc2) x3

36 – – sc18

37 – – sc8, m2, (sc2, m2) x3

38 – – sc7, m2, sc3, m3, sc4, m2, sc3, m2, sc1

39 – – slst8, sc2, (m2, sc3) x4

40 – – sc12, (m2, sc3) x4, slst2

41 – – slst11, sc2, m2, sc4, m2, sc2,  m2, sc4, m2, sc7

42 – – sc35, slst3

43 – – slst14, sc1, m2, sc3, m2, sc9, m2, sc3, m2, sc4

44 – – sc37, slst5

45 – – slst18, sc24

46-48 – – sc42

time to start the legs and stuff the head ( and for gods sake leave the marker in the body, it’ll be helpful)

49 – – sc20, ch5, slst to join the leg into a circle into the 10th st from the marker (see picture below)

details of leg beginning

50 – – start in same st as “join slst”: sc16

(when working on chain sts only use 1 side of the loop)

51 – – sc16

52 – – sc4, sc2tog, sc10

53 – – sc4, sc2tog, sc9

54 – – sc5, sc2tog, sc7

55 – – sc1, sc2tog, sc1, sc2tog, sc6

56 – – sc10, m2

57 – – sc2tog x6

BO with a slst (leave slightly open for final stuffing)


other leg:

start in 4th st from body marker (see picture above)

1 – – ch5, slst to join leg “circle” into 8th st before body marker

2 – – start in same st as join: sc16

3 – – sc16

4 – – sc4, sc2tog, sc10

5 – – sc4, sc2tog, sc9

6 – – sc3, sc2tog, sc9

7 – – sc2, sc2tog, sc1, sc2tog, sc6

8 – – sc9, m2, sc1

9 – – sc2tog x6

BO with a slst (leave slightly open for final stuffing)


closing the body:

if it is long enough you can use the “starting yarn end of the second leg” to start the bottom

1 – – start on back of doll between legs (see picture above)

sc5 on back | sc5 on first leg | sc1 on front of body, sc2tog, sc8, sc2tog, sc1 | sc5 on second leg

2 – – sc2tog, sc1, sc2tog, sc4, sc2tog, (sc2, sc2tog) x3, sc4

3 – – (sc2tog, sc1) x7

stuff body

4 – – sc2tog x7

BO with a slst,

in case of more needed stuffing, use the left holes in legs and body before closing them completely

 

Arms

1 – – make double magic ring with 6sts

2 – – (m2 x2, sc1) x2

3 – – sc1, m2 x2, sc3, m2 x2, sc2

4 – – sc3, m2, sc5, m2, sc4

5 – – sc16

6 – – (sc4, sc2tog) x2, sc4

7 – – sc4, sc2tog, sc3, sc2tog, sc3

8 – – sc3, sc2tog, sc2, sc2tog, sc3

9-11 – – sc10

12 – – sc2tog, sc8

13 – – sc2tog, sc7

BO with a slst

make 2 and sew them to both sides of the body

 

Eyes

1 – – make a double magic ring with 6sts

2 – – m2 x6

3 – – in 1st: sc1, hdc1 | in 2nd st: dc2 | in 3rd st: dc1, hdc1 | in 4th st: hdc1, sc1 | in 5th st: sc1 | in 6th st: sc1 | BO with a slst

& embroider eye pupils in white

 

Leaves

use green yarn again

1 – – make a double magic ring with 6st

2 – – sc1 | ch1 | dc2 into same st as sc1 | hdc2 into next st | sc1 | ch3 and sc1 into 1st chain st | sc1 | hdc2 into next st | dc3 into next st | ch1 & BO with a slst

and a bigger leaf too:

1 – – make a double ring with 7 sts

2 – – sc1 | ch2 | tr3 into same st as sc1 | dc2 into next st | hdc1 | sc1 | ch3 and sc1 into 1st chain st | sc1 | hdc1 | dc2 into next st | tr4 into next st | ch2 & slst into base to close & BO

 

Ruffle Collar

1 – – chain 19

2 – – sc18

3 – – ch1, turn (we work flat now): (sc2, m2) x6

4 – – ch3, tr2 into next st, tr4 into every st until last st, tr3 into last st

BO

close ruffle collar around the dolls head and using yarn ends sew the collar shut.

 

Mouth | Nose

embroider a nose and mouth using the pictures as guidance

 

I hope you enjoyed this 🙂

please use hashtags #pumpkindle or #mygurumi when you share your pictures on social media

hugs Diana

 

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