Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Pumpkin Pete - Crochet Treat Collector - free tutorial




Pumpkin Pete is a cute little treat carrier, ideal for Halloween.  His lid slides up and down the handle so will never get lost.  I made him in a chunky boucle yarn so he stands sturdy even when empty.


You will need:
  50g Chunky Orange  Yarn
  Scraps of Green  Yarn / Brown Yarn
  4.5mm Crochet Hook
  Sewing up needle
  Thread
Googly Eyes



Stitches explained:

Chain Stitch (CH) - Yarn around hook (from the back) and pull the new yarn through the loop on your hook.  This is ONE chain.  Repeat as needed.
Double Crochet (DC) - Put hook through work, draw yarn back through (2 loops on hook) yarn around hook (from the back) draw yarn through the 2 loops on the hook.
Half Treble Crochet (HTR)- Yarn around hook (from the back) put hook through work and draw yarn back through (3 loops on hook) yarn around hook, draw through 2 loops on hook, yarn around hook, draw through 2 loops on hook.
Treble Crochet (TR) - Yarn around hook (from the back) put hook through work and draw yarn back through (3 loops on hook) yarn around hook, draw through 2 loops on hook, yarn around hook, draw through 2 loops on hook.

Slip Stitch (SS) - Put hook through work, draw yarn back through work and the stitch on your hook.



Bowl.
Using the orange yarn, start with a slip knot then make 2 chain stitches. 
From here you will be working into the 2nd chain from the hook as shown by the thinner hook in the photo.



Row 1. So, into that stitch work 6 x DC's, then SS into the first stitch to join into a ring. (6 stitches)


Row 2. Chain 2, then DC into the SAME stitch.  Then make 2 x DC's into EACH following stitch, SS to join into first stitch.  (12 stitches)

Row 3. Chain 2, then DC into the SAME stitch.  Then make 2 x DC's into EACH following stitch, SS to join into first stitch.  (24 stitches)


Row 4. Chain 2, then make 2 x DC's into the NEXT stitch, *then a single DC into the next stitches, followed by 2 x DC's into the NEXT stitch*  repeat from * to * all the way round.  (you will end on a 2 x DC into the same stitch)  (36 stitches)

Row 5. Chain 2, then a single DC into the next stitch.  Make 2 x DC's into the NEXT stitch, *then a single DC into the next TWO stitches, followed by 2 x DC's into the NEXT stitch*  repeat from * to * all the way round.  (you will end on a 2 x DC into the same stitch)  (48 stitches)
Rows 6-18. Work 13 rows in straight rounds without increasing.  Each round should have 48 stitches.
Row 17.  Chain 2, then DC into the next two stitches.  * Skip a stitch and DC into the next 3.Repeat from * to * all the way round.  (36 stitches)
Row 18.  Chain 2, then DC into the next stitch.  * Skip a stitch and DC into the next 2.Repeat from * to * all the way round.  (24 stitches)  Break off yarn and sew in the ends.
Lid. Make the lid as in the start of the body, from Row 1 ending with Row 4. (36 stitches)
Row 5. Chain 2, then a single DC into the next stitch.  Make 2 x DC's into the NEXT stitch, then a single DC into the next TWO stitches, followed by 2 x DC's into the NEXT stitch. 
Chain 4, skip 3 stitches, * make a single DC into the next TWO stitches, followed by 2 x DC's into the NEXT stitch *.  (Repeat from * to * 4 times.)
Chain 4, skip 3 stitches, * make a single DC into the next TWO stitches, followed by 2 x DC's into the NEXT stitch *.  (Repeat from * to * 2 times.)   SS to join. (48 stitches)
Stalk.
Row 1. Chain 5, DC in the second chain from the hook then the next 3 chains to end (4 stitches)
Rows 2-7. Chain 2, DC in the next 3 stitches  (4 stitches)
Roll up the piece into a tube shape and sew it in place along the edges.

Leaf.
Row 1. Chain 9, DC in the 2nd CH from the hook and then again into the next CH. Work a HTR into the next TWO chains, then a TR into the next, work a HTR into the next TWO chains, then THREE DC's into the last chain.  (All in the same stitch).
Now working BACK UP THE FOUNDATION CHAIN put a HTR into the next TWO stitches, followed by a TR into the next, then a HTR into the next TWO, finishing with a DC into the next TWO.  SS to join and break of yarn,  leaving a good tail for sewing.
Strap.
Row 1. Chain 72, then DC into the 2nd CH from the hook and all the way across the foundation chain, to the last stitch.  Into the last stitch work THREE DC's, then work BACK DOWN the other side of the foundation chain, DC in every stitch.  SS to join.
Assembly.
Sew the stalk and the leaf to centre of the lid.
 Sew the googly eyes on the front of the bowl.
Sew one side of the strap to the inside of one side of the bowl, take care that your stitches do now show through onto the outside of the bowl.
Thread the strap through the slits on the lid before attaching it to the other side of the bowl.
Now go and collect some Halloween treats!

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If you would prefer a printable PDF version of this pattern then you can find it here:

www.soozintheshed.co.uk/pumpkinpete.pdf

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