It’s Saturday night and since I have no social life, why not blog?! Plus, I missed Tuesdays’ deadline to present the second of 5 pumpkin patterns. In the words of Kurt Cobain (rip), “all apologies”.
As you know, I’m all about the pumpkins. I love seeing them and I love making them. I made quite a few crochet ones and a couple knit ones over the years. One of my favorite bloggers (whose work inspired this blog) has some great ones in her Etsy, Megmade with Love. Here are a couple I made from her blog and one pattern I created (I didnt write it down 😣).
This little ditty works up in approximately 1.5 hour. You have to make 10 columns of square knots. 9 rows. You will need 18 cords of twine, which means 18/2 x10= 90 square knots. (Math, 😑 ). A foam board or macrame board is essential and 2 T pins. Embroidery needle, burlap, and scissors are needed. Tissue or polyfill (not much) are needed as well. Hot glue gun is optional. Little twig from the great outdoors, necessary. 😊
Oh feel free to use extra fabric laying around instead of burlap. It doesnt matter. ♻️ reuse!
The stuffing of the pumpkin is exactly the same as the previous MacCro Pumpkin. Also, seeming the edges is the same to close up the side. You can hot glue or stitch up the side inside out then turn it out.
The most important thing for this pattern is making sure to measure the cords properly when reverse lark’s head mounting them to the piece of 12 inch twine. So, of each halved 22 inch cord, when mounting, Cord 1 has to be twice as long as cord #2. And the same for the halved other cord. So filler cords 2,3 have to be half as long as the working cord to which they are attached. Otherwise, you will run out of working cord (1 & 4) and have an excess of filler.
Basically, the pattern is 1 row of square knots all the way across and for every row after, except in rows 2-9, cord 4 from previous row, joins to the square knot directly to the right and below it and goes under in the first sq knot of the row. Then, moving across the row, the square knot from which you are working will have cord 4 from the row to the left and above and cord 1 from the row right and above. All of this is in the video below. Nothin’ like seeing it!
You will ‘bind off’ to use a knitting term at the end with a finishing row of horizontal double hitches.
After you bind off, stitch around the bottom like the video shows you and pull tight. Then, take the ends of the top, on which the cords were mounted, and pull tight, knot and clip excess. Then, add a topper. 3 candy corns on a toothpick would be cute.
This is a private video. Folks who do not read the blog or who do not check my Instagram can not find it. So “yay, you! yer special! Many more specials to come!
With no further ado, click here for short tutorial video. And as always, I’m just an e-mail or an Instagram dm away for any questions. 🎃