This is a crochet pattern review of the Country Harvest Pumpkins by MJs Off the Hook Designs. Reviewed by Carrie of Mountain Momma Crochet for Cre8tion Crochet.
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Carrie from Mountain Momma Crochet here! I appreciate you checking out the assessment of the Country Harvest Pumpkins.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
I enjoy the last three months of the calendar year. I feel like there’s a slow progression into some of the best family-filled holidays starting with all things pumpkin. I’m not a die-hard pumpkin spice fan but I can say I’d never turn down a slice of pumpkin roll or a drive for a Cookie Crumble Pumpkin Frappe from Starbies. If you’ve not seen the TikTok video for this drink, definitely check it out. I had one, probably earlier in the season than I should have, and am not sad about it.
Fall decor started showing up on the shelves around Independence Day. When the temps didn’t line up with the autumn-colored leaves, pumpkins, ‘warm’ glitter hues, and in some decor isles – skeletons and black cats, I had to put a pin into thinking about a fall make for the house. As I looked around for something that would give a nice touch, I settled for something for the kitchen counter. Part of my decision was based on the yarn referenced in the pattern. If you’ve read any of my previous pieces, you know I often buy yarn with no idea as to what I’ll do with it. There are more of ‘me’ out there, I know it. If you’ve not dipped into this guilty pleasure, stick with me long enough and we’ll swap stories.
What Supplies Do I Need to Crochet a Country Harvest Pumpkin?
- Worsted Weight Yarn, #4 – Used Wander Yarn from Furls in Meadow, Thatch, and Ambrosia
- Size H8/5mm Crochet Hook
- Needle for weaving in ends
- Country Harvest Pumpkins, paid pattern by MJs Off The Hook Designs, or limited free pattern
- Poly-fil Stuffing
- Glue gun & sticks
- Optional – Cinnamon Stick pieces for pumpkin stems
Again, a sucker for the yarn I have on hand. Had I to do it again, I might have selected a nice tweed. I’m not a fan of the yarn. Personal preference only. The yarn feels slick and gives a shiny hint. I have a silent fear that keeps gnawing at me, telling me my bind-off will not hold. It also splits fairly easily. Some of you may remember a previous article for baby booties where I used Brava Tweed. I’m seriously thinking of making another set of pumpkins with the Brava Tweed. Each skein of Wander contains 120 yards. This will make any size pumpkin contained in the pattern.
How Long Does it Take to Crochet a Harvest Pumpkin?
After rows one and two, put it in cruise control. Repeat specific rows until the length is achieved. This project is very road and travel-friendly. You could easily make a few pumpkins in a few hours. Put the effort in and you could have a dozen for a weekend market or as a gift for friends. This would be a fairly easy make for even a beginner. If you are an expert hooker, you’ll have no problem whatsoever.
The gauge references a 4-inch square as do most patterns. The pattern contains instructions for six sizes, XS – XXL. The pattern provides specific measurements and dimensions for each pumpkin to help you determine which size(s) to create.
Read. Read. Read. My consistent advice across blog posts. There’s a new stitch for some of us. Linked Slip Stitch. News for you? It was for me. Pay specific attention to the details for closing the top and bottom. This helps create the creases. I opted for a fuller pumpkin but will be trying some of the additional steps for making more of a crease in the pumpkins. The pattern includes a video link which can be helpful for the various steps. As with most pieces where the edges are joined, the right side is towards the inside with the wrong side facing to create the seam.
On a different note. Cinnamon can be strong for some. Insert the first walk into your local JoAnn’s store a week before Labor Day. Stronger than any potpourri you’ve ever endured. Hope you are smiling at that lost comment as it’s not meant to offend. For markets, you might consider using a small piece of a tree limb rather than risk those with a sensitive nose. Pumpkins are a pretty hot item for fall markets. Give this one a go if you are looking for a nice set of pumpkins for your home, as a gift, or to add to your market offerings.
I’d like to thank Cre8tion Crochet for the opportunity to reach out to a larger audience and for the experience of getting to place some thoughts onto digital paper.
Carrie of Mountain Momma Crochet
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