Hello all you crochet lovers! With fall upon us, we’ve got something super fun planned for Pineapple & Pine this month…PUMPKIN PALOOZA Crochet-A-Long! We know how you all love crocheting pumpkins as soon as those leaves start turning, so we decided to create an entire event centered around pumpkins! The first half of the event was the Pumpkin Palooza Blog Hop. And now we’re using some of those freebies from September and crocheting pumpkins together!
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Last Month’s Pumpkin Palooza Blog Hop
In September, we had a lot of fun with the Pumpkin Palooza Blog Hop! There were 26 free pumpkin patterns up for grabs throughout the course of the month…26! Never heard of a blog hop before? Here’s what went down last month…
A blog hop is an event that is put together by a group of bloggers, in this case crochet bloggers. The host will have a coupon code available each day with a link to that day’s featured designers blog. Your job as a participant in the hop is to copy that code and click over to the designers blog. Once you get there, the designer will have a link to take you directly to the pattern in their shop. Scroll until you find that special button and then click it! Now you have everything you need to grab a free pattern from that days featured designer. You can start again with at the host site each day with a new featured designer.
Why, you might ask? Now that’s the fun of a blog hop…everyone wins! You, as the participant in the event, get as many free patterns as you care to “hop” for. And us, as the host/designers, get some extra traffic and exposure on our websites. So if you stumble upon a site or designer you love, don’t be afraid to sign up for their newsletter or check out their other patterns…that’s the whole point! Well, that and some awesome freebies.
This Month’s Pumpkin Palooza Crochet-A-Long
The Blog Hop has come to an end so now the Pick-Your-Pumpkin Crochet-a-Long can begin! The idea behind this Crochet-a-Long is that you can make whatever pattern you’d like, so long as its a pumpkin (gourds are cool too)! If you joined the blog hop last month, you have plenty of pumpkin crochet patterns to choose from, but if you’re just joining us now, you can make any pumpkin pattern you choose! If you need some ideas, click here to check out my free pumpkin patterns. Or scroll through this post to see the pumpkins that were in last months blog hop! Many of the pumpkins below are free for use on the designer’s blog!
Once you make your pumpkin, share it! You can share on Instagram using hashtag #PPPumpkinPalooza and tag @pineapple.and.pine. Or share in our Facebook group. Each photo counts as an entry in our CAL weekly prize drawing! For extra entries scroll to the end of this post!
READY TO CHECK OUT SOME PUMPKINS?! LET’S GO!
Aug 30 – Popcorn Pumpkin from CBFiberworks
Who’s ready for everything pumpkin?! This quick and easy pumpkin features a unique textured stitch with a simple stem. Designed for any yarn and hook, the options for this pumpkin are endless!
Aug 31 – Granite Gourd from Fig & Filament
Hello, GOURDgeous! It’s time to spice things up. Let’s carve out some fun and give ‘em pumpkin to talk about. The Granite Gourd is worked in the round, starting at the base and working towards the stem while creating integral ribs for shaping. No sewing is required for that perfect pumpkin form; just cinch the top opening and attach your stem. Life is gourd! Options are provided for eighteen finish sizes to fully customize your pumpkin patch. For even more variations, try working with a bulky yarn!
Sept 1 – Cinnamon Pumpkin from Cafe Luna Designs
Cinnamon Pumpkin includes 3 sizes of beginner friendly pumpkins with a cinnamon stick for a perfect scent to bring in the fall season!
Sept 2 – Fable Pumpkin from Crafting for Weeks
The Fable Pumpkin is a fabulous faux fur pumpkin made with Fable Fur yarn. This delightfully cozy pumpkin not only works up quickly, but also doubles as a throw pillow.
Sept 3 – ‘Witch Way to the Pumpkin Patch’ from The Coffee Shop Crochet
Witch Way to the Pumpkin Patch was born from a lack of desire to create the pumpkin ridges by sewing. I wanted a pumpkin that ridged on it’s own and required very little shaping from me. Thus, I give you…Witch Way to the Pumpkin Patch!
These fun, textured puff stitch pumpkins come in three sizes: Small: 2.5” w x 2” h (3” with stem) Medium: 3.5” w x 3” h (4” with stem) Large: 4.5” w x 3.5” h (6” with stem/hat)
Sept 4 – Pumpernickel the Pumpkin Man from Crochet Wizzard
This fun fellow loves to party! especially at Halloween, which is his favorite time of year! He loves to get down and party hard! just make sure there is pumpkin spice drink and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies to be devoured! 😉🎃
Sept 6 – Mini Pumpkins from Patterns Company
The mini pumpkin pattern was inspired from the Hello Pumpkin Cozy. It’s small and simple design yet full of texture. They are great to add to your fall decor, customer appreciation gifts, or crafty fall fun with the family.
Sept 7 – Jorge & Jack, The Scarecrow Pumpkins from Finch and Fletcher
Jorge (HorHAY) & Jack, the Scarecrow Pumpkins are far too cute to actually scare anyone, but these quick, beginner-friendly scarecrows would still love to come sit in your crochet pumpkin patch! They may not scare away the crows, but making them will scare away some of those yarn scraps hanging out in your stash!!
Sept 8 – Velvet Bobble Pumpkin from Eclaire Makery
This fall crochet pumpkin pattern is one of the easiest crochet patterns you’ll ever make! The pattern is worked flat in rows of double crochets and bobble stitches with the bulky velvet yarn, which helps it work up super fast. Once the piece is all crocheted, you join the two ends together, and then use a basting stitch to bunch up the top and bottom. Then you stuff it, and wrap the yarn around the pumpkin to create ridges around it. It’s so fun!
Sept 9 – Wide Ribbed Pumpkin from Crafting Each Day
This fall crochet pumpkin pattern is one of the easiest crochet patterns you’ll ever make! The This quick and chunky pumpkin pattern uses a combo of basic and special stitches to give it a rustic farmhouse look. The pattern works up super fast. too. Make a bunch in a weekend to add a homemade touch to your fall decorations.
Sept 10 – Autumn Fair Pumpkin from Pretty Pine Tree Crochet
Have fun creating a pumpkin patch this fall with these colorful pumpkins. This easy beginner pumpkin pattern comes in two sizes and uses the griddle stitch to create lots of texture. Add some pumpkin decor to any room with the Autumn Fair Pumpkin.
Sept 13 – Double Twist Pumpkin from You Should Craft
Decorate your home for fall with three sizes of Double Twist Pumpkins. This textured crochet pattern features the twisted single crochet stitch and includes both photo and video tutorials.
Sept 14 – Rustic Pumpkin Garland from The Knotted Nest
Ready for a different take on crocheted pumpkins? Meet the Rustic Pumpkin Crocheted Garland! These beginner-friendly pumpkins are made in the 2D style (two flat panels, lightly stuffed and single crocheted together). They can be strung together as a bunting for your mantle, your wall, around a door, or even hung in a window. They are also perfect for fall table decor! Easy to follow instructions and a photo tutorial are included in this fast and easy pattern!
NEED MORE INSPIRATION?
There’s 13 more pumpkin patterns over at A Plush Pineapple’s blog! You can check out more of last month’s featured patterns and see if anything catches your eye. Click the button below check out the second half of the September Blog Hop.
BUT WAIT…GRAB SOME EXTRA GIVEAWAY ENTRIES!
If you just weren’t able to squeeze any extra crochet in this month or maybe you just want some extra entries, click the button below to add your name to the weekly prize drawing! You can do this once a day.a Rafflecopter giveaway