Sunday, April 9, 2017

Mini Pumpkin

This last week I played around with making mini pumpkins. Will finish the white pumpkin today. 

Would like to offer some more tips on making your pumpkin from my original pattern.
 Pattern can be purchased from this blog on the side bars. 

Shrink the pattern down for a mini pumpkin. I did alter a section of the top of the pumpkin piece to narrow it a bit. This made it easier to draw the top around the pumpkin stem. My original pattern called for a stick stem. We worked at a pumpkin lot for a few years and ended up with some real stems. So I added one to this mini pumpkin. 

Do not stuff the pumpkin real firm, while you are assembling, as you want to be able to create the vertical indent lines of your pumpkin. Stuff more after you create these lines. While creating these lines I took a few stitches right into the bottom wool piece of the pumpkin this helps to create the pumpkin shape as well.  

Color planning. 
To create this look I hooked the darker sections of the pumpkin in this way. The darkest color on the outside edges of each piece and another lighter color inside that. Then I chose my lightest color to go inside of the darker hooked loops of one side only. This acts as a highlight. As you assemble, the darker hooked loops, enhance the indentations of your pumpkin.  

If you would be interested in me making a pattern for these mini pumpkins please post and let me know. 

Have fun and feel free to ask any questions. 

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