For Halloween decorations this year, instead of buying fresh pumpkins which will eventually rot and need to be tossed away, (I use canned pumpkin for my pies.) I decided to crochet a few.
I used the Rustic Farmhouse Pumpkins pattern from MJ’s Off the Hook and I love the way they turned out.
You can find the free pattern here: How To Crochet Rustic Farmhouse Pumpkins
The pattern was easy to follow, quick to make, and simple to put together.
The large rustic pumpkin calls for just one skein of chunky yarn. The smaller ones were created with just a half of a skein each, making this project truly cost-effective.
I like that it calls for cinnamon sticks to be used for the stems because it adds such a nice smell to the finished product. I’m sure you could use small branches or twigs found in the yard if you don’t have any cinnamon sticks hanging around. The only change I made from the original pattern was to tie green ribbons around the stems instead of using twine. I love the color contrast it adds.
I also love that these cuties can stay out as decorations all the way from Halloween to Thanksgiving.
If you’re looking for a quick and totally unique gift for someone, maybe to bring as a host/hostess gift for Thanksgiving or to a Halloween dinner party, I think these sweet-smelling pumpkins would be delightful and greatly appreciated by anyone who receives them.
Not to mention they’d be the perfect addition to the autumn home decor in your own home.
I’m off now to go make a couple more! Will you give this fun free crochet pattern a try? Do you have another pumpkin crochet pattern that you love? Tell me all about it in the comments section. I love hearing from you!