Pumpkin Stalk

Using chosen stalk colour, ch 2. You can also use the magic ring method and ch 1.

Note: The stalk is worked in continuous rounds.

RND 1:  [6,6] dc into 2nd ch from hook (or centre of the ring).

RND 2 (blo): dc in each st.

RND 3: dc in each st.

Rep rnd 3 until you have a length you like.

Note: The next increase rounds are optional

NEXT RND: (2 dc), dc, rep from * 2 [3:3] times. (6 [9:9] sts)

NEXT RND: dc, (2 dc), dc, rep from * 2 [3:3] times. (8 [12:12] sts)

NEXT RND: (2 dc), dc in next 3 sts, rep from * 2 [3:3] times. (10 [15:15] sts)

NEXT RND: dc in next 2 sts, (2 dc), dc in next 2 sts, rep from * 2 [3:3] times. (12 [18:18] sts)

Leave a long yarn tail for assembly.

To make your stalk remain kinked, either use a piece of wire up the middle, or using a darning needle, take a length of yarn, going in around 2 stitch at the top of the stalk, take the lengths down the middle and pull until you’re happy with the amount of curl.