Look what a sweet little witch dropped off last night, fresh off her crochet hook. She even left a pattern! How sweet :)
Lion Jiffy Thick and Quick and a Size N Hook...
*dsc* (because this silly little witch rarely if ever uses patterns, she wasnt sure what to call her stitch. So she called it a double, single crochet. it is her way of decreasing stitches. To make a double single crochet, put your hook through the first sc from the hook, yo, pull through, with two loops on hook. Then put your hook through the second sc from the hook, yo, pull through. You now have 3 loops on the hook. yo, pull through all 3 loops).
~sc 5 in 2nd ch from hook
~sc 2 in each st. around (10 sc)
~sc 2 in each st. around (20 sc)
~*sc. 2 in first stitch, sc 1 in next stitch* (repeat 10 times for a total of 30 sc)
~sc in each stitch (30 sc)
~repeat sc in each stitch until you achieve the height you desire (no right or wrong - this one is kind-of short and fat)
~once you reach your desired height, begin to dsc* around until you have an opening about 2 fingers-wide.
~stuff your pumpkin (this clever little witch reused a plastic bag as her stuffing, but you may use polyfill, cotton balls, or old socks even).
~continue dsc until you have only 4 stitches remaining.
~sc in each stitch to create the stem. repeat for about 5 or 6 rows (or longer - this is your discretion).
~trim yarn one yard out. pull through loop on hook to tie off.
~using a yarn needle, poke down through the top of the stem through to the bottom of the pumpkin. Pull the yarn back up to the top, and poke through the base of the stem to the bottom of the pumpkin to create a "crease". Pull snugly. Repeat to create sections on your pumpkin.
~when you are finished, your yarn should be out at the bottom of the pumpkin. Tie off.
When you're done, be sure to share your lovely creations with us, by including a link to your flickr page, your ravelry page, or your blog!!!