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{DIY} I’ll get you my pumpkin…

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I hope you all had a fabulous Halloween weekend!  It’s one of my favorite holidays, because I’m a fan of all the fall colors, etc.  In fact a couple of weeks ago I was here.  Love that city and all the cute shops on Historic Main Street!  Many of the shops were decorated all fall like, smelled awesome, and of course were selling so many simply dandy holiday decorations!  Also, can I just tell you that I saw the cutest knitted pumpkin?  Yep it was perfect and I had to have it.  Only… It was $40!!!  So I didn’t get it.  My thoughts on this decision were… I can knit, so I can just make it myself.  Now that’s quite the undertaking since I had absolutely no idea how it was supposed to be made, but I think trying is better than spending $40.  How did I create my pumpkin?  Well, I for starters I used some yarn I had in my stash.  I decided that to make the pumpkin I would first need to use some circular needles:

 

Knit a tube:

 

 Turned the tube inside out and tied off one end with a piece of yarn:

 

 

 Turned back to the right side and stuffed him:

 

And then sealed off the top with a needle and yarn:

 

 

Next I used some matching embroidery thread…

 

 To make the lines of my pumpkin:                 

 

 I didn’t have a needle long enough (who does?) to go thrown the entire middle of the pumpkin from top to bottom.  So I just went through the top knot and brought the thread around to the bottom, then went through a small section of the bottom, back up around to the top, and so forth.  That way I didn’t have to tie off any of the thread until the end.

I also decided to use some felt to accent the little guy:

2 little squares of felt were perfect to cover the top knot and create the stem of the pumpkin.

The finished product?  Here you go!

Hmmm this picture makes me think that my staircase is in need of a little help.  Could be my next project around here!  Stay tuned…

All in all I’m happy with how my way under $5 pumpkin turned out.  It sure beats spending $40!

About Tara

I'm living a dandy life in the Lou.

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    Lanni says:

    tara! these are so cute — thanks for sharing with us. imagine the christmas possibilities — i’m seeing knit ornaments maybe?

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