Well, friends!! We have finally made it to the start of the #gobigorgourdhomecal!! We are so excited!! We hope you are as excited as we are to get this started!! Ok to get this started let’s start off with the pumpkin head! Why not start the CAL off feeling like you’ve completed something!?

Pattern Part Links-

Part 1- Aug 1st

Part 2- Aug 4th

Part 3- Aug 7th

Part 1- Aug 10th

Part 2- Aug 13th

Part 3- Aug 16th

Part 1- Aug 19th

Part 2- Aug 21st

Part 3- Aug 23rd

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US Terminology-

Abbreviations- 

  • Rd(s)- Round(s) 
  • MR- Magic Ring 
  • St(s)- Stitch(s) 
  • Sl St- Slip Stitch
  • Sc- Single Crochet 
  • Hdc- Half Double Crochet
  • Dc- Double Crochet
  • Inc- Increase
  • Dc Inc- Double Crochet Increase
  • Dec- Invisible Decrease  
    • In front loops only pick up the next two loops, yarn over, and pull through 2 loops.  
  • P- Picot 
    • Ch 3, sl st in the 3 ch from the hook.
  • FO- Fasten Off 
  • BLO- Back Loop Only
  • FLO- Front Loop Only- for closing up holes. 

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Head-

Pumpkin Part-

Orange

Rd 1: sc 6 in MR

Rd 2: inc (12)

Rd 3: sc, inc (18)

Rd 4: sc 2, inc (24)

Rd 5: sc 3, inc (30)

Rd 6: sc 4, inc (36)

Rd 7: sc 5, inc (42)

Rd 8: sc 6, inc (48)

Rd 9: sc 7, inc (54)

Rd 10: sc 8, inc (60)

Rd 11-20: sc around (60) (10 rounds) insert eyes between rds 13 and 14, 8 sts apart. 

Rd 21: sc 8, dec (54)  

Rd 22: sc 7, dec (48)

Rd 23: sc 6, dec (42)

Rd 24: sc 5, dec (36)

Rd 25: sc 4, dec (30)

Rd 26: sc 3, dec (24)

Rd 27: sc 2, dec (18)

Rd 28: sc, dec (12)

Rd 29: dec (6) Stuff loosely

FO leaving a long tail to create the bumps of the pumpkin. Close the gap by slipping the needle through the FLO and pulling tight.

To create the bumps, you start by inserting your tapestry needle through the hole you just sew up and the MR at the bottom. Pull tight to create the sunken-in look. *Now you will take the needle and insert your needle back through the pumpkin through the top to the bottom like the first time and pull tight. This will create an indent on the outside. Continue to repeat from * 5 more times to create 6 bumps, so wrap around 6 times total. To help get the bumps even you can do one line and then come up and down with the yarn being wrapped around the opposite side to complete the “line” across the pumpkin and continue to do that around the pumpkin. FO and sew in the ends.

Add eyelashes starting from the eye on the outside and going out toward the string that created the bump, one going up 2 rds and the other going up 1 rd.

Stem-

These next several steps; stem, leaf, vine are all made as one piece without FO.

Green

Rd 1: sc 6 in MR 

Rd 2: inc (12)

Rd 3: BLO sc around (12)

Rd 4: sc around (12)

Rd 5: sc, dec (8)

Rd 6-7: sc around (8) Stuff loosely 

Sl st but don’t FO.

Leaf-

This will not be crocheted in rounds, it will be crocheted in rows.

Ch 6

Row 1: in 2nd ch from hook sc 6, ch 1 and turn

Row 2: (sc, hdc), (dc, p, dc, hdc), (sc, hdc), (dc, p, dc, hdc), (sc, hdc, dc), p, (dc, hdc, sc), sl st in the ch loop. Sl st 3 along the ch, sl st in the same space as before you started the leaf in the stem

Sc around the stem

Vine-

Ch 30, sc 2 in the 2 ch from the hook and every other ch, sl st in same st, (ch 25, sc 2 in the 2 ch from the hook and every other ch, sl st in the same st) x2, (ch 18, sc 2 in the 2 ch from the hook and every other ch, sl st in same st) x2

Ch 1, on the other side of the leaf (sc, inc) around, sl st on the base of the vine. 

FO and sew to the top of the pumpkin and sew in ends. 

Pattern Bundle

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We would love to see each of your parts for all of the patterns! Make a post on Instagram and tag us at @gobigorgourdhomecal. When you do that we will share your post in our stories for all to enjoy with you! Make sure you keep coming back here for each of the different parts for all of the patterns! Use this hashtag to share your different parts, #gobigorgourdhomecal!

Make sure you are following all of the designers to stay in on the know for all of their fun things! @crochetwizzard, @cocoknittedcreations, and @cbfiberworks

Here are some of the upcoming events on the books so far! @crochetwizzard has an amazing CAL coming up on Sept 19th her Mystery Christmas Advent Calendar CAL! This will be a longer CAL, but totally worth it in the end! @cocoknittedcreations has an amazing CAL coming up in December! She hasn’t disclosed what it will be yet. And both are doing a Collaborative CAL with a couple of other designers starting on January 8th for the Adorable World of Arctic Animals CAL. So stay tuned for all of these amazing events coming up!