Crochet Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkins are popping up all over the place at the moment so I just had to get in on all the fun. I have previously created a pumpkin tutorial but fancied something a little bit different this year. I have been getting into upcycling more and more recently and thought it would be fun to have a go at designing my own applique patches to attach to old plain t-shirts or even my dungarees! What better design to start with than a cute little pumpkin!
It was super fun to make and is so versatile. Simply mix and match colours and textures and experiment with different yarn weights to explore the oodles of possibilities- the size of your finished crochet pumpkin patch will either be larger or smaller than the one I created if you use anything other than DK weight yarn. I designed mine for upcycling but its ideal for sooo many different projects... hair accessories, crochet pumpkin garland, crochet coaster set, wall hangings, keyrings, the list really does go on.
I hope you enjoy this crochet tutorial. You can find the written instructions below and my very first (proper!) crochet video tutorial over on my YouTube channel. (Its also further down this page too just for ease!)
Materials and Equipment
Slst: Slip Stitch
Dc: Double Crochet (UK) - (US sc)
Htr: Half Treble (UK) - (US hdc)
Tr: Treble Crochet (UK) - (US dc)
Approx. 6cm x 7cm
PUMPKIN PATCH | Pattern Starts...
Using your orange yarn work in rounds as follows:
Rnd 1: Ch 3, work 7 dc into third ch from the hook. 
Rnd 2: 2 dc in first st, 3 dc in nx st, then as follows in each st around, 2 dc, dc, 2 dc, 3 dc, 2 dc. 
Rnd 3: (Dc, htr) in first st, 2 htr in nx st, htr in nx 3 sts, 2 htr, (htr, dc), dc, (dc, htr), 2 htr, htr in nx 3 st, 2 htr, (htr, dc) in last st. 
Rnd 4: Dc in first st, 2 htr in nx st, 2 tr, 2 tr, 2 tr, htr, 2 htr, htr, 2 htr, htr, dc in nx 3 sts, htr, 2 htr, htr, 2 htr, htr, 2 tr, 2 tr, 2 tr, 2 htr, dc.  Slip st to fasten off.
With pumpkin base facing you, attach your green yarn to the top of the second to last st of rnd 4 and work as follows:
Dc into same st as you attached your yarn. Work dc into nx st along.
Ch 5, turn. Work dc into second ch from hook, 2 dc into nx ch, dc into nx 2 chs.
Dc into nx st along on the orange pumpkin base, dc into nx st. Slip st and fasten off.
Sew in your ends and voila!
Happy Halloween my lovelies. Autumn is totes my favourite season, what's yours?
PUMPKIN PATCH | Video Tutorial...