This is a crochet pattern review of the Berry Beautiful Pumpkins designed by Peach and Paige Designs. Review done by Jessica Munroe for EyeLoveKnots.
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It’s me, Jessica with Nice and Knotty.
Pumpkin everything has finally hit, and I’m not sad. So naturally I had to make my first pumpkin for the season! I love the bobble-type texture on the sides of this pumpkin, giving it a really fun aesthetic.
Materials I Used:
- Lion Brand Pound of Love Yarn in Pumpkin Spice
- Big Twist Yarn in Olive Green
- Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Coffee
- G6/4mm and 7/4.5mm Crochet Hooks
- Polyfil Stuffing
- Yarn and Doll Needle
- Berry Beautiful Pumpkin, Paid Crochet Pattern by PeachandPaigeDesigns via Etsy
The pattern states to use 4mm and 3.5mm hooks but I opted for 4.5mm and 4mm, purely for my own comfort. Also, I used a 5-inch doll needle to pull my yarn through the center of the stuffed pumpkin and around the sides instead of the regular yarn needle. I don’t remember where but I once read a tip to use the doll needle and it really is a game changer for pulling yarn through stuffed projects! If you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend it!
The pumpkin took about 4 hours. That includes the time it took to make all pieces, fill with polyfil and attach them.
My pumpkin measures approximately 17 inches in circumference and 4.5 inches in height (from top of stem to bottom of pumpkin). Obviously, different sizes can be achieved by changing hook size and/or yarn weight.
There is a gauge given for this pattern of 10cm by 10 cm equals 19 stitches across and 23 rows with a 4mm hook. However, the designer even states that gauge is not necessary to complete this pattern.
The designer has made a wonderful pattern. The instructions are very clear, pictures are great and everything is very precise. They even give guidance on how their pattern is written and how to properly read it. It is a nice, quick project and easy to do but it comes out looking like it was more complex than it is in reality!
The pumpkin is beautiful and I love it. I will definitely be making a whole little pumpkin patch to decorate my mantle with for fall!