The pumpkin pictured was worked with Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Pumpkin and Deborah Norville Everyday Solids in Kiwi and a size I/5.50mm hook. However, almost any size hook or yarn will do. You will also need a small amount of stuffing and a yarn needle.
With orange, ch 16.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (15 st). Turn.
Row 2: ch 1, sc in back loops only of each st across. Turn.
Rows 3-34: repeat row 2.
The photo shows 34 rows complete.
At the end of row 34, fold in half and work a sl st through back loop of row 34 and back of starting chain (photo 1). Tie off and turn inside out.
With a yarn needle and 12” of orange yarn, weave a strand through bottom edge and cinch tight (photo 2).
Stuff pumpkin with stuffing and repeat for other edge (photo 3). Tie off strands and hide to the inside of pumpkin.
With green, ch 4, sl st to form a ring.
Sc in each ch around (4 sc), then continue to work sc around and around, for 4 rounds (photo 4).
*Next, ch 6. Work the following sts back along ch: sl st, sc, hdc, dc, dc (photo 5). Sl st to next st on stem.* repeat from * to * a total of 4 times.
Tie off, leaving a long yarn tail to sew stem on to pumpkin. Use a yarn needle and sew stem to top of pumpkin (photo 6).
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