I finished up my first felted pumpkin this weekend. It didn't look like much with all the wedges curling in on themselves.
But once they're all sewn together, you can see the shape beginning to emerge. After seaming, you run a length of yarn around the cast on edges and pull it tight to form the bottom of the pumpkin. Next time I will do the same around the top as well, without pulling it too tight - you need to leave room to stuff it.
The stem start with an i-cord and progress into the cap, worked on dpns.
This little curlicue is so fun - just kfbf across all the stitches and then bind off. It curls all by itself. Be sure to weave in all your ends before you felt the stem and cirlicue or they will get tangled up.
Stuff the pumpkin with fiberfill or spare yarn, or whatever, and sew on the cap and the curlicue. I'm not a decorator, but still, I'm pretty proud of my little pumpkin! Can't wait to start the next one!
If you're interested in doing a pumpkin of your own, get the pattern here and come choose your colors of Shepherd's Wool. We'll be happy to help you get started. You could have your own pumpkin patch by Halloween!Continue reading