Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Yarn Embellished Pumpkins

Make yourself some cute little pumpkins for your Fall or Thanksgiving decor. This EASY craft is ideal for adults and kids alike. Dress up a plain ol' pumpkin with yarn!

Yarn Embellished Pumpkins

This project began when I saw some crocheted pumpkins from Stitch in Progress. I followed their instructions for the cream pumpkin in the back. If you know how to chain stitch, then you can make one! It's so easy!

After I made the cream pumpkin I decided to switch it up a bit. I simplified, and I love how they turned out!

This year I'm all about the pumpkin crafts. {You can find lots of pumpkin ideas at Fave Crafts} I love pumpkins because they work for Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving decor. The less I have to mess around with changing things up the better.

 A few weeks ago, I made a EASY and FREE cardboard pumpkin sign. {It's my favorite craft I've made in a long time, so go take a look}. You may also like my spider web embroidery, it's a quick hand-embroidered project for Halloween. These toilet paper pumpkins are super easy too!

Let's get started on the yarn pumpkins.

Supplies for yarn embellished pumpkins

faux pumpkins
coordinating yarn
hot glue
crochet hook (optional, see end of post)

How to Make Yarn Embellished Pumpkins

These are SO easy, you'll wonder why you didn't think of it. With the yarn and a crochet hook {size G H, or I - whatever you have, it doesn't really matter}, begin chaining.

{This is a great chain stitch video tutorial, if you need it}

As you're chaining, hold it up to the pumpkin to determine the length. My larger pumpkin was 24 chains and the smaller was 17 chains. The number of chains you need to do will depend on your pumpkin.

Once your chain is long enough, fasten off and start your next chain. Make as many chains as there are grooves in your pumpkin.

Next, cut off the tails of each chain.

Now using hot glue, attach the chains to the grooves of the pumpkin. Start at the top with a few dabs of glue along the groove. Press the yarn in place and continue gluing until yarn is secured to the pumpkin.

Maybe you noticed that I listed the crochet hook as optional.  If you don't know how to crochet, you can braid the yarn instead. Do a simple 3 strand braid. Or a rope braid using 4-6 strands would look amazing.

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  1. This is such a genius idea to add just a little flair! Pinned. Love it.


  2. Such a cute idea. Thank you for sharing at Friday Favorites

  3. This is a wonderful idea, and it's just so easy to make!
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

  4. Great texture & look it adds to the pumpkins. Love it! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday

  5. I love the look of these, but one question: do the chains get glued to the bottom of the pumpkin?

    1. Yes, I glued them all along the grooves from the top to the bottom.

  6. Thanks for sharing at Everything Fall 2020. Pinned. Love these awesome pumpkins!