Yesterday was our first cloudy cool day and I am getting "into" Autumn! I decided I needed to crochet another little pumpkin like I made last year, so I got started and this is what I came up with! (I will add the pattern at the bottom of this post)Then I made a white one! I used KnitPicks "Simply Cotton Worsted" in the color "Marshmallow" - it's made of 100% organic cotton. It feels absolutely WONDERFUL in your hands and works up super duper.
Do you like my scarecrow candle holder? I've had him for years as you can tell from the drips.. he's porcelain and I love him.
My sunflowers are still looking totally fresh, I wonder how long they will last? You can see the baskets and next to it the light green glass candle holders that Gracie found for me at an antique store.. wasn't that sweet?
I think I need a 3rd one, but I can't find the one I made last year! Sheesh! Wouldn't a grey one look neat?
I also think I might need to make some crocheted leaves to add on.. hmm...
I really like the creamy white one.
Meet Mr. Scarecrow! I made him years ago, my younger sister and I got the idea to make a scarecrow and spent the afternoon working on them at her house. We made the "skeleton" with crunched and rolled aluminum foil, then made the clothes and pushed stuffing inside using unbleached muslin for the face, hands and feet and an old pair of jeans for his pants and checkered cloth for his shirt, some ripped fabric for his scarf and red flannel for his hat. We tied things together with raffia. Isn't he cute? Unfortunately one of my candles dripped on his head and face, but it kinda looks like a bird perched on him.. :-D
And so.. I must dash.. I am going to the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival today and you will not believe what is there! TONS of fiber to spin, spinning wheels a whirring, animals such as sheep, Angora goats, llamas and alpaca. I will take photos and share with you tomorrow. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)
Little Pumpkin Crochet Pattern
Materials - I used Knit Picks Dishie cotton yarn & stuffing
I used an F hook, American crochet terms are used in this project
Work in continuous rounds, using a stitch marker to keep track of the beginning of each row.
Rnd 1 - in Orange, make "magic ring" and sc 6
Rnd 2 - 2sc in each st - 12 sts
Rnd 3 - (sc1, 3sc in next st) x6 - 24sts
Rnd 4 - sc2tog, (2sc in next st) twice x6 - 30 sts
Rnd 5 - sc around
Rnd 6 - (sc2tog, 2sc in next st, sc1, 2sc in next st) x6 - 36sts
Rnd 7 - sc around
Rnd 8 - (sc2tog, 2sc in next st, sc2, 2sc in next st) x6 - 42 sts
Rnds 9-12 - sc around (BE SURE AND DO THE 4 ROWS HERE)
Rnd 13 - (sc2tog, sc 5) x6 - 36sts
Rnd 14 - (sc2tog, sc 4) x6 - 30sts
Rnd 15 - (sc2tog, sc3) x6 - 24sts
Rnd 16 - (sc2tog, sc2) x6 - 18sts
Rnd 17 - change to green - (sc2tog, sc1) x6 - 12 sts, stuff head
Rnd 18 - (sc2tog) x6 - 6sts
Rnd 19-21 - sc around
Rnd 22 - sc2tog, sc4 - 5 sts
Cut yarn, tie knot, run your crochet hook up from the bottom to the top of the stem, grab yarn and pull it down through the stem and pull tight, cut yarn off where you bring it out. Makes a nice tight and flat top. Have fun!