Hi and welcome to Our Yarn Studio! My name is Michelle and I'm the owner and operator of a little local yarn store in Warner Robins, GA. I started Our Yarn Studio in May of 2022 after years of wishing we had a local yarn store in our town. Little did I expect that my little dream store would grow into a strong community of friends - most of whom were strangers a short time ago. In the last year and a half we have made countless friends, seen hundreds of beautiful projects completed, collected donations for 7 charities, participated in the GA National Fair and run several craft fairs supporting our local artisans.
We have focused on growing our "yarnie community" in person at the Studio and now we are ready to branch out and extend our community to those who aren't local to middle Georgia- encouraging even more creativity and friendships among fiber folks like us. If you are one of our local friends - hello! If you aren't- we are so glad you found us!
As promised I have a pattern to share today! While restocking our Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn I was caught by a few colors that seemed to scream "fall" to me:
I had just so happened to see a pumpkin stitch tutorial (here) and knew that I wanted to create my own little pumpkin patch. I got to work, and before I knew it I had this sweet Pumpkin Patch decorative towel. This is a crochet pattern for intermediate skilled crocheters who would like to play with color changes and a new stitch pattern.
Pumpkin Patch Decorative Towel
1 Scheepjes Stone Washed - Coral
1 Scheepjes Stone Washed - Canada Jade
1 Scheepjes Stone Washed - Boulder Opal
1 Scheepjes Stone Washed - Brown Agate (optional border color)
3 mm crochet Hook
11 x 13 mm barrel bead
FSC - foundation single crochet (optional)
SC - single crochet
CH - chain
HDC - half double crochet
YO - yarn over
DC - double crochet
DC2TOG - double crochet two together
Row 1: FSC 29 (OR CH 30, SC into 2nd chain and each stitch across)
Row 2: CH 2, turn, HDC 2, changing color to Coral before final YO then pulling through 3 loops on hook. [Make bobble: YO, insert hook into next stitch, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops leaving 2 loops on hook) repeat this two more times in the same stitch until 6 loops remain on hook. Drop Coral, pick up Boulder Opal, YO, pull through all 6 loops on hook. (Bobble stitch completed). HDC into next stitch. HDC into next stitch, switching to Coral on last YO.] Repeat [ ] across without switching colors on the final HDC. Cut Coral.
Row 3: CH 1, turn, SC into first stitch. [SC into next stitch, changing color to Canada Jade on YO. Insert hook into top of bobble stitch, YO, pull up a loop, insert hook between 2nd and 3rd HDC in bobble, YO, pull up a loop, change color to Boulder Opal, YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook. SC into next stitch. ] repeat [ ] until 1 stitch remains. SC into last stitch. Cut Canada Jade.
Row 4: CH 2, turn, HDC across.
Row 5: CH 1, turn, SC across.
Rows 6 - 33: Repeat rows 2-5 another 7 times for a total of 8 rows of pumpkins. Switch to Canada Jade.
Row 34: CH 2, turn, DC across.
Row 35: CH 2, turn, DC across.
Row 36: CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC2TOG, DC to last 4, DC2TOG, DC2TOG.
Rows 37 - 40: Repeat row 36 another 4 times until 9 DC remain.
Row 41: DC2TOG, DC 5, DC2TOG.
Rows 42 - 52: CH 2, turn, DC across.
Row 53: CH 2, turn, DC into next 3, CH 1, skip 1 stitch, DC into last 3.
Row 54: CH 1, turn, SC into next 3, SC into chain space, SC into last 3.
Row 55: SC across. Bind off.
Attach 11 x 13 mm barrels bead on center stitch of row 39.
You now have 2 options- either weave in all ends or add a spike stitch border to imitate a fence around your patch, stitching over the ends to camouflage them. To add the border join Stone Washed in Brown Agate at the top left corner of your pumpkin patch. Working counter clockwise make one spike stitch (same as a single crochet but the entry point into the work is 2-3 stitches in rather than just one) into the corner of your patch, followed by 3 single crochet, spacing them so that the spikes land in the brown areas between rows of pumpkins and corners and your single crochet stitches are evenly spaced between. When you reach the top of your patch continue the pattern working on top and through your work similar to surface crochet. Slip stitch to your starting stitch and bind off.
That's it! Now you can make your very own Pumpkin Patch decorative towels! All of the supplies needed for this pattern can be purchased in our online shop or in person at the Studio.