This is a review of the Swirl Pumpkin crochet pattern designed by Thanks Tiffany. Review done by Jessica Munroe for EyeLoveKnots.
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I’ll admit it…I’m what you call “basic” when it comes to the fall season. I love pumpkin everything and what you can’t make pumpkin, I’ll take it as apple cinnamon instead. Each year, I fall victim to the pumpkin spice latte movement and I’m all about the cozy leggings and baggy sweaters of autumn.
All things fall are what’s trending right now and I am here for it. I like to try to make a new style of crochet pumpkin each year and when I was scanning the patterns for this year’s design, I swooned when I saw the Swirl Pumpkin pattern! I love the simple pattern yet exquisite look of the finished product.
WHAT MATERIALS DO I NEED TO CROCHET a PUMPKIN?
- Small Amounts of Worsted Weight #4 Yarn – I used Lion Brand Pound of Love in Pumpkin Spice and Red Heart Super Saver in Coffee
- H8/5mm crochet hook
- Poly-fil Stuffing
- Stitch marker
- Yarn needle
- Swirl Pumpkin, Paid Crochet Pattern from ThanksTiffany via Etsy
The pattern calls for cotton yarn, but I couldn’t find any in the color I wanted. Besides, how do you resist making a pumpkin out of yarn named Pumpkin Spice? The pattern also had the option for inserting cinnamon sticks in the stem instead of poly-fil, but I opted for the stuffing. Lastly, you can add beaded, swirled wire to look like fancy vines, but I didn’t add those to this pumpkin.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET a PUMPKIN?
The pumpkin took me about 2 hours to make, including the time to stuff, attach the stem and weave in ends. It is a very simple pattern that repeats over and over so it’s just a matter of how quickly you personally crochet (which isn’t very fast for me).
The pattern gives the option for 3 different sized pumpkins. I went with the medium size, which works out to be 3 inches tall by 3.5 inches wide.
This pattern has no gauge. But my personal gauge was 20 single crochet stitches across by 16 rows for a 4-inch square. However, since this pattern is worked in a slant, I wasn’t sure if that was the appropriate way to do gauge so I went with a traditional square swatch.
This pattern was incredibly easy despite the delicate look with the swirl. I think this may be my top pumpkin pattern so far! I really enjoyed how quick it worked up, how cute and different it is being swirled and I love the designer’s ideas of stuffing the stem with cinnamon sticks and adding a wire vine. You could go a step further and add a felt leaf or a crocheted pumpkin leaf to the top for that extra touch!