Pumpkin Body

Using a 4mm hook and your chosen pumpkin colour, ch 2. You can also use the magic ring method and ch 1.

Note: The body is worked in continuous rounds.

RND 1:  dc into the ring and pull tight.

RND 2: 2 dc) into each st. (12 sts)

RND 3: dc, (2 dc), 6 times. (18 sts)

RND 4: dc, *(2 dc) in next st, dc in next 2 sts, rep from * 5 times, 2 dc in next st, dc into last st. (24 sts)

 

Medium & Large only

RND 5: dc in next 3 sts, (2 dc) in next st, 6 times. (30 sts)

RND 6: dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts, rep from * 5 times, dc in next 2 sts, dc into last 2 st. (36 sts)

RND 7: sc in next 5 sts, (2 dc) in next st, 6 times. (42 sts)

 

Large only

RND 8: dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts, rep from * 5 times, dc in next 3 sts, dc into last 2 st. (48 sts)

RND 9: dc in next 7 sts, (2 dc) in next st, 6 times. (54 sts)

RND 10: dc in next 4 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 8 sts, rep from * 5 times, dc in next 4 sts, dc into last 2 st. (60 sts)

 

All sizes

RND 5[8:11]-8[14:22]: dc in each st. (30 [48:60] sts each)

 

Decreasing begins

Note: For decrease stitches, you can either work dc2tog or inv-dec.

Large only

NEXT RND: dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog, dc in next 4 sts, 6 times. (54 sts)

NEXT RND:  dc in next 7 sts, dc2tog, rep from * 6 times. (48 sts)

NEXT RND:  dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog, *dc in next 6 sts, dc2tog, rep from * 5 times, dc in next 3 sts. (42 sts)

 

Medium & Large only

NEXT RND:  dc in next 5 sts, dc2tog, rep from * 6 times. (36 sts)

NEXT RND:  dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog, *dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog, rep from * 5 times, dc in next 2 sts. (30 sts)

NEXT RND:  dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog, rep from * 6 times. (24 sts)

 

All sizes

NEXT RND:  dc in next st, dc2tog, *dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog, rep from * 5 times, dc in next st. (18 sts)

NEXT RND: dc in next st, dc2tog, rep from * 6 times. (12 sts)

Stuff pumpkin now.

NEXT RND: dc2tog6 times. (6 sts)

Do not fasten off. Pull your loop on your hook big enough to go around your pumpkin, position around the middle and pull tight to create ridges in your pumpkin. Secure into the top of the pumpkin with a sl st and repeat until you have the number of ridges you want. Recommend doing 3-4 times depending on size of pumpkin.