Getting Ready for Fall: Free Crochet Patterns
The past few days I have been getting a start on preparing my Etsy shop for the upcoming Fall and Halloween. I decided to try a few new patterns I found on Ravelry and thought I would share my favorites with you.
The first pattern I tried was for this newborn pumpkin hat. The pattern is by Danyel Pink and it was listed on FaveCrafts.com. The hat came out just like it looked in the picture. I only made a few little tweaks to the pattern. I added a row of single crochets to the bottom brim of the hat just because I thought it gave the brim a more finished look. I also added a few more rows of half double crochets to the body of the hat. I found my yarn did not have very much give, so I needed a few extra rows. This pattern is written for a newborn but it is very basic and could easily be modified to fit any size range.
The second pattern I tried was for this amigurumi pumpkin. The pattern is written by June Gilbank from Planet June. June has the best free crochet amigurumi patterns that I have found on the web. This pumpkin came out perfectly without having to make any adjustments to the pattern. I did however decide to use a larger crochet hook and add a few stitches to make a larger version of the pumpkin. It also came out great. These little pumpkins would make great fall/Halloween decorations. I also think they would look absolutely adorable as decorations at your Thanksgiving dinner table.
I have several additional patterns I hope to try this next week as well as a few ideas for new patterns of my own. Stay tuned :)