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I made this pumpkin applique a few years ago then never used it. Since it is Fall Harvest time I decided to recreate it and practice my pattern writing skills. I'm going to sew them onto a onsie for my youngest gosling
Of course she just wants to chew on them, but that is quite all right with me, it is washable after all
so I used cotton yarn, you can use what ever you have on hand but different yarns may need different hook sizes and will result in differing finished product. Mine is less than 3 inches long by 1.5 inches at its widest point.
I used mercerized 100% cotton yarn.Sinfonia from Hobby Lobby
Row 1: sc in first ch from hook, sc in next 5ch, hdc, dc in next 2, hdc, sc in next 4 remaining ch, (14 total)ch 1 turn,
Row 2:( Back Loop only for whole row)sc in next 4 sc, hdc, dc in next 2, hdc, sc in next 6 sc., ch 1 turn,
Row 3:(in Front Loop Only) sc in next 6ch, hdc, dc in next 2, hdc, sc in next 4 ch, 1 turn,
Rows 4-5: repeat rows 2 and 3.
Row 6:repeat row 2, except do not turn add 2 loops to your hook on the end of your piece, then pull a loop thru all three creating a decrease along the end, repeat , bind off.( I do this by cutting my yarn a couple inches longer then slip stitching and pulling the yarn all the way thru framing a knot, then taking a darning needle and burying the yarn into the piece.
on the opposite end from your decreases, pull a loop thru and chain 6
sc in first ch from hook, sc in next 4ch, sc into pumpkin. bind off and bury tail of yarn.