The Magic Pumpkin Afghan Square

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The Magic Pumpkin

The 14th in a compilation of granny squares designed around a Fairy Tale theme.
Find more squares here!

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The Magic Pumpkin

Skill Level:

Easy

Materials:

  • Double knitting/light worsted yarn (No 3)
  • Approx 25 grams of Orange and Blue
  • Small amounts of double knitting/light worsted yarn in green and brown
  • Hooks 4, 00 mm & 3, 50 mm
  • Yarn Needle
  • Fiberfill / Toy Stuffing

Abbreviations:

SC – single crochet
HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet
TR – treble crochet

 

Gauge: Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect – crocheting the same tension throughout will ensure squares are approx the same size.

Finished Size:

Approx 14 cm x 14 cm

 

Instructions:

Circle:
Make a magic circle with orange yarn and 4, 00 mm hook

Rnd 1: CH3 into circle (counts as 1 DC), work 11 DC into circle, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH

(12 DC)

Rnd 2: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 2 DC into next ST. * Work 2 DC into each ST. Repeat from * until end of round, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (24 DC),

Rnd 3: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 1 DC into next ST. * Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next ST. Repeat from * until end of round, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (36 DC)

Rnd 4: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 1 DC into next 2 STS. * Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next 2 STS. Repeat from * until end of round, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (48 DC)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Join blue yarn into any back loop of round 4 – RND 5 is worked into the back loops of RND 4

Rnd 5: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 2 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC into ST (first corner made), *SKIP 2 STS, work 3 HDC into next ST. Repeat from * 2 more times.

Work 3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC into next ST (second corner made),*SKIP 2 STS, work 3 HDC into next ST. Repeat from * 2 more times.

Work 3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC into next ST (third corner made),*SKIP 2 STS, work 3 HDC into next ST. Repeat from * 2 more times.

Work 3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC into next ST (fourth corner made),*SKIP 2 STS, work 3 HDC into next ST. Repeat from * 2 more times. SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH

Rnd 6-7: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into each ST all around and work 2 DC, 2 CH, 2 DC into each corner 2 CH. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Pumpkin:
Make a magic circle with orange yarn and 4, 00 mm hook

Rnd 1: CH3 into circle (counts as 1 DC), work 11 DC into circle, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH

(12 DC)

Rnd 2: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 2 DC into next ST. * Work 2 DC into each ST. Repeat from * until end of round, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (24 DC),

Rnd 3: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 1 DC into next ST. * Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next ST. Repeat from * until end of round, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (36 DC)

Rnd 4: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 1 DC into next 2 STS. * Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next 2 STS. Repeat from * until end of round, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (48 DC)

Rnd 5: Work 1 SC into next 8 STS; work 1 HDC into next 5 STS; work 1 DC into next 10 STS; work 1 TR into next 10 STS; work 1 DC into next 10 STS; work 1 HDC into next 5 STS; SL ST into top of first SC worked.
Leave a long tail for sewing.

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ASSEMBLING THE SQUARE:

Sew Pumpkin piece onto the bottom circle using the exposed loops of the last round of the circle.

Stuff with some fiberfill to shape – then using the yarn needle shape the pumpkin by working 3 sections over the main circle – see photos as guide

 

 

Pumpkin Leaf Strings:
With green yarn and 3, 50 mm hook

CH 11
Work 1 SL ST into 2nd CH from hook; work SL ST into each CH until end;
*CH 6/8/13/11/6
Work 1 SL ST into 2nd CH from hook; work SL ST into each CH until end.
Repeat from * 4 more times.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

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Attach strings to bottom of pumpkin

Pumpkin Top:
With brown yarn and 3, 50 mm hook

CH 16
Work 4 SC into 2nd Ch from hook; work 4 SC into each CH until end.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Weave tail through spiral and attach to the top of the pumpkin.

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The Magic Pumpkin

 

Happy Hooking 🙂


Joanita Theron is the Owner and Designer at the Creative Crochet Workshop. For more fun and inspiring crochet designs please visit her at one of the following links:

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On behalf of the Oombawka Design readers, and myself, I would like to Thank Joanita for sharing her free crochet pattern for The Magic Pumpkin. Check out the rest of the Fairy Tale Themed Granny Squares too! I can’t wait to see the final finished blanket ♥

They are simply adorable!

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