The Darlin’ Plaid Pumpkin is a lovely little pattern that is a great additional to your fall home decor! The plaid design adds a charming rustic feel, while still being modern and timeless. With two sizes included in the pattern, it will be hard to not make an entire patch of these!
Autumn is hands down my favorite season. I love the fall foliage, cozy sweaters, and of course PUMPKINS!!! And of course, it only felt natural to release this pattern on the first day of fall 🙂
To be honest, when I sat down to plan out my fall designs, a pumpkin pattern was not on the radar. After all, I had already designed three pumpkin patterns last year (you can find them all HERE, HERE, and HERE). But after I made the Darlin’ Kitchen Set and Pillow, I knew I had to make a cute lil’ plaid pumpkin for fall!
I included 2 different sizes, a regular and a mini, and they both use minimal amounts of yarn, so use whatever you have in your stash! I shopped my stash for the yarn and I used WeCrochet Dishie in White for the main color and Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Goldenrod for the accent color. As long as both yarns are a worsted weight (4) yarn, you should totally be fine mixing yarns and brands.
Enjoy the free pattern below!
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- Worsted weight (4) yarn. For the main color (white), I used WeCrochet Dishie in White. For the contrasting color (mustard), I used Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Golden Rod.
- Mini size: 60 yards for main color, 5 yards for contrasting color
- Regular size: 150 yards for main color, 10 yards for contrasting color
- US H/5.00mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- Polyester stuffing
- Small sticks/twigs for the stem
- Hot glue
- The pattern is worked in US crochet terms.
- The pumpkin is worked in one color and to achieve the plaid pattern, the surface crocheting technique is used.
- The pumpkin is worked flat, in rows, and then seamed together.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Mini Size = Diameter: 3 ½ inches, Height: 2 inches Regular Size = Diameter 5 inches, Height: 3 inches
Sl st: Slip Stitch
Sc: Single Crochet
Gauge: Approximately 9 rows of 8 sc = 2 inches
With the main color, ch 17
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in every ch across (16). Ch 1, turn.
Row 2-36: 1 sc in every st (16). Ch 1, turn.
With the main color, ch 25
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in every ch across (24). Ch 1, turn.
Row 2–66: 1 sc in every st (24). Ch 1, turn.
If you do not know how to surface crochet, view the other PDF which is a photo tutorial on how to surface crochet.
I have provided 1 plaid patterns that can be followed. But feel free to come up with your own plaid pattern.
Notes For Grid
- The orange lines do not represent single crochets. Instead, the orange lines show where to work the surface crocheting.
- The vertical lines represent working in between the stitches.
- The horizontal lines represent working in between the rows.
With the accent color.
Vertical lines: Work 1 row of surface crochet between every four stitches.
Flip the dishcloth/towel to work on the opposite side.
Horizontal lines: In multiples of 5 rows, surface crochet in between rows 2 & 3, and 3 & 4.
Chooses a side to be the right side. I personally like the look of the “wrong side” of the surface crochet, so I choose to use that as the right side.
Sew the two short sides together to form a tube.
Cinch one of the sides closed.
Stuff the pumpkin and cinch the other side closed.
Leave a small hole to fit the “stem” in.
To make the indentions, insert the needle through the bottom center.
Pull up through the top center and pull slightly to make a more defined indention.
Evenly work a total of 6 indention around the pumpkin.
Weave in any loose ends. Dab a little glue onto the stem and insert it into the top hole.
I hope you enjoyed making the Darlin Plaid Pumpkin! Be sure to tag me on Instagram (@stitchberryblog) with your pumpkins, I would love to see it!
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