Striped Pumpkin by Little Conkers

Striped Pumpkin

October 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
Work to a compact tension
3.5 mm (E)
23 - 33 yards (21 - 30 m)
Make the size of your choice
both US and UK
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Crochet pattern for two two-toned, striped pumpkins or sweet dumpling squash.

See my Pumpkins and Gourds Bundle for more matching patterns. (last picture)

Using double-knitting (DK, light worsted weight, Category 3) yarn and a 3.5mm (US: size E-4) crochet hook, the finished pumpkins are approximately 7cm (2.75 inches) in diameter.

However, you can work with a heavier yarn and larger hook to create pumpkins the size of your choice.

Using double-knitting (DK, light worsted weight, Category 3) yarn you will need approximately the following quantities of yarn:

Version 1

  • Main Colour ……. 21.5m (24 yds)
  • Contrast Colour ……. 11.5m (13 yds)

Version 2

  • Main Colour ……. 25.5m (28 yds)
  • Contrast Colour ……. 14m (15 yds)

The fully-illustrated, easy-to-follow pattern includes detailed notes on your choosing your yarn and lots of helpful tips. Also included are tutorials on changing colour and making invisible decreases.

You will need:

  • yarn of your choice
  • crochet hook
  • stuffing material (details are provided in the pattern)
  • a blunt yarn needle
  • sharp scissors

This pattern is available in both UK and US crochet terminology. Both files will be available for you on purchase and you can choose whichever you prefer to use.

Important features of my crochet patterns:
My crochet patterns include BOTH a detailed ‘tutorial-style’ set of instructions with colour photos, AND a succinct unillustrated pattern using standard crochet conventions.
I have developed this style because I find I like to see a lot of detail the first time I work a pattern, but if I then work the same piece again, I don’t need the pictures, etc, and indeed they can get in the way when I just want a quick reminder of what I’m doing. The PDF is also structured so that the succinct version, with an area for your own notes, is on a single page, making it easy to just take one sheet of paper with you if you have printed it out for quick reference on the move.

This pattern comes with my full support. If you have any difficulties, please contact me! Rest assured I am a real person and I’d love to hear from you and see pictures of your finished creations! :-)

Once purchased, this pattern remains the copyright of Little Conkers. You may not reproduce all or any part of this pattern. Please do not sell items made from this pattern, without express prior permission (which is usually granted) and credit.