|Job type||Test knit|
Oh My Gourd! So many possibilities! Go fancy, go scary, go monochromatic or multicolored. Mix and match your beads, or explore one size, type, or style. Make in worsted or fingering weight yarn. Beads will help your pumpkin hold its gourd shape with light stuffing. Use more stuffing for a traditionally shaped round pumpkin.
Beads! You will need 100 8-10 mm beads and 500 3-4 mm beads. Have additional small beads for tendrils (72 small beads for each small tendril; 90 small beads for each large tendril).
Measurements, approximate (these will vary depending on amount of fiberfill used): In Worsted Weight: Diameter: 7 in. [18 cm]; Height: 9 in. [23 cm]. In Fingering Weight: Diameter: 5 in. [13 cm]; Height: 4 in. [10 cm].
|Tech edited||This pattern has been tech edited.|
|Due date||2023-10-14 This is a flexible deadline!|
|Advertiser||Knit Equals Joy Designs|
: 1 testers needed
Measurements, approximate (these will vary depending on amount of fiberfill used):
In Worsted Weight: Diameter: 7 in. [18 cm]; Height: 9 in. [23 cm].
In Fingering Weight: Diameter: 5 in. [13 cm]; Height: 4 in. [10 cm].
|Gauge||Gauge is not important for this pattern except that it is worked at a tighter gauge than normal so the fiberfill does not show through fabric.|
|Charted or written pattern||Written|
Skills Needed: Working in the round, kfb and kfbf increases, k2tog and centered double decreases, beading.
Beading includes both loaded beads and attaching with crochet hook, but you may use techniques most comfortable for you.
|Construction type||Bottom up in one piece. Optional tendrils knit separately and attached.|
|Required or recommended yarn||Any worsted or fingering weight.|
|Yardage||1 skein main color, 1/2 skein contrasting color, 25 yds stem and tendril color.|
Beads: 500 small (3 or 4 mm) beads, 100 large (8-10 mm) beads. If beading tendrils: 72 small beads for each small tendril; 90 small beads for each large tendril.
For Worsted Weight: US size 5 (3.75 mm) double pointed needles and 16 in. (40 cm) circular needles.
For Fingering Weight: US size 1 (2.25 mm) double pointed needles and 16 in. (40 cm) circular needles.
Other Materials: Beginning-of-round stitch marker, additional stitch markers if desired, small tapestry needle, 1 bag (16 oz.) polyester fiberfill (you will not need the entire bag), crochet hook for large beads (must be smaller than the hole in the beads), small sewing needle (must fit through hole in small beads) and thread (any color).
|Ownership of the finished item||The finished item is yours to keep.|
|Requirements from the maker||
I'm looking for a quick turnaround since it's soon approaching Halloween!
Completed project in Ravelry linked to pattern OR posted on Instagram with link to me (@knitequalsjoy). (or both!).
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