31 Days of Candy Day 11: Mini Pumpkin Free Crochet Pattern

Mini Pumpkin Free Crochet Candy Pattern: 31 Days of Candy Day 11 by E'Claire Makery

Pumpkins have to be one of my favorite parts of fall. I love the delicious pumpkin flavor sprinkled in everything in fall, and how pumpkins are the decoration being used wherever you go. I hardcore jump on the pumpkin train when fall comes around, and wish it would stay all year long. Because of that, The 31 Days of Candy wouldn’t be complete without a pumpkin, and today it’s mini pumpkin time! I know I say this almost every time I make a new candy, but this has to be one of my favorites I’ve made. It’s so tiny and squishy that I want to make a bunch of them to scatter across my house. To be honest, the gummy pumpkin candies that inspired this candy are not tasty at all in my opinion. They might look cute, but their real flavor leaves something to be desired. The cuteness of this pattern makes up for their taste though!

 

 

In all honesty, this week has been super difficult for me with designing and keeping the 31 Days of Candy going. I got hit with a major cold or the flu on Sunday, and it has been making life hard for me this whole week. This last weekend I had my last bridal shower along with my bachelorette party for my upcoming wedding, and though both were really relaxing, it’s almost as if my body decided that it had enough after three weekends in a row of bridal parties. My brain has felt so dead this week, and my head and eyes have felt heavy al day long. Basically I’m over it and ready to be back to my old self. I’m getting married in two and a half weeks so I need to keep resting up so I can get better. The sickness all makes it hard for me to focus creatively, and feel motivated for my business, so it’s hard to not get discouraged while being sick.

 

 

Thankfully, this pattern was a lifesaver for me this week, because it essentially is the same pattern as my Jumbo Pumpkin Pattern with a smaller weight of yarn. Both this pattern and that one are very simple! With the help of my Youtube video that shows how to create ridges on your pumpkin, you won’t have any difficulty creating a pumpkin of your own. I used Paintbox Yarn’s Simply DK in Seville Orange and Spearmint Green to make this pattern, and I love how this color combination turned out. If you can’t get ahold of that yarn, Lion Brand Baby Soft in Apricot and Spearmint Green are great substitutions. Let’s get started!

 

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Materials

Stitches Used:

  • st = stitch
  • sc = single crochet (UK Double Crochet)
  • dec = decrease

Recipe Notes:

  • The pumpkin is crocheted in continuous rounds and worked from the top down. Mark the beginning of each round with a stitch marker.
  • Pattern uses US crochet terminology, but the UK terminology conversion is listed in the stitches used list above
  • Face is made of felt pieces that are cut out and sewn on to the crocheted piece. Download my Felt Pieces for Plushies PDF Printout for the face pieces you’ll cut out of felt. Cut out two eyes from black felt, the mouth from pink, and the tongue from red. If you don’t know how to sew on felt pieces, check out my Youtube Video Below that shows how to do it.

 

Pumpkin Candy

Rnd 1: sc 5 in magic circle (5)

Rnd 2: sc 2 in each sc around (10)

Rnd 3: *sc 1, sc 2 in next st, *repeat 4 more times(15)

Rnd 4: *sc 2, sc 2 in next st *repeat 4 more times (20)

Rnd 5: *sc 3, sc 2 in next st *repeat 4 more times(25)

Rnd 6-10: sc 25

Rnd 11: *sc 3, dec 1,* repeat 4 more times (20)

Rnd 12: *sc 2, dec 1,* repeat 4 more times (15)

Rnd 13: *sc 1, dec 1,* repeat 4 more times (10)

Rnd 14: dec 5 (5)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for creating ridges on the pumpkin. To cinch up pumpkin, thread needle and insert it through the post of one of the first 5 scs at the beginning of the pumpkin and out through the next one. Then insert it in one of the bottom scs and through the one next to it. Pull yarn to cinch up the plush, which creates the ridge. Repeat this process for as many ridges as you’d like. I did 5 total. For a full video tutorial on this step, check out my YouTube video:

 

Stem:

Rnd 1: sc 5 in magic circle

Rnd 2-3: sc 5 (5)

Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing, and sew to pumpkin

Mini Pumpkin Free Crochet Candy Pattern: 31 Days of Candy Day 11 by E'Claire Makery

Now you’re all done! Isn’t your mini pumpkin adorable? I love how it’s tiny enough to fit in the palm of your hand! If you’d like to receive the 31 Days of Candy free crochet patterns delivered directly to your inbox throughout the month of October, sign up for my newsletter here and receive a new one each day. If you missed any of the other free crochet patterns you can get them in the 31 Days of Candy section on my website. I can’t wait to see your mini pumpkins! If you’d like to share your makes, make sure to tag @eclairemakery and use the hashtag #31daysofcandy to share them with everyone. See you tomorrow for day 12 of the 31 days of candy!

 

Happy stitching,

~Claire

 

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