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Free Crochet Pattern -
Pumpkin Afghan
Halloween Pumpkins Afghan

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn - 28 ozs Black (MC), 17 ozs Orange (A), 3 ½ ozs Green (B)

Crochet Hook Size I

Yarn Needle

Finished Size Approximately 48" wide x 68" long

Gauge: Rnds 1-2 = 2 ½ " or Each Square = 11 ½"

Square: (Make 20)

Rnds 1-5: With A, ch 3, sl st in first ch to form ring; ch 3 (counts as dc now and throughout), work 11 dc in ring, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg
ch-3. Join Rnds 1-8 and 10 in this manner. Do not turn each rnd now and throughout.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same ch as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join (24 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) around; join (36 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st (dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st) around; join (48 dc)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st) around; join (60 dc)

Fasten off.

Rnd 6: With right side facing, working in BLO (back loop only), join MC in any st, ch 3, * (2 trc, ch 3, 2 trc) in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next
2 sts, sc in next 6 sts; (mark 2nd sc this side only for stem), hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, rep from * around omitting last dc; join (72sts)

Rnd 7-8: Ch 3, working in both lps, *dc in each st to next corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner; rep from * 3 more times, dc in each st to beg ch-3;
join.

At the end of Rnd 8 there will be 104 dc. Fasten off.

Rnd 9: With right side facing, join A ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same sp, ch 2, skip 2 sts, (sc in next st, ch 2, skip 2 sts) 8 times; * (sc, ch 3, sc) in next
corner, ch 2, skip 2 sts, (sc in next st, ch 2, skip 2 sts) 8 times; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc (40 sps) Fasten off.

Rnd 10: With right side facing join MC in any corner ch-3 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, 3 dc in each of next 9 ch-3 sps; * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc)
in corner, 3 dc in each of next 9 ch-2 sps; rep from * around, join (124 dc) Fasten off.

Stem and Curlicue:

Row 1: With right side facing, join B in unused lp of marked scon Rnd 6; for curlicue, ch 12, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 10 chs,
sl st in same lp as joining; for stem, ch 1, sc in same lp, sc in next 3 lps (4 sc). Ch 1, turn.

Row 2-5: Sc across . Ch 1, turn.

At the end of Row 5, fasten off leaving 18" end.

Pumpkin Border:

This border is worked around outside edge of pumpkin in spaces between Rnds 5 and 6, between front and back loops, right side facing,
holding yarn (color A) at back of square and hook in front, insert hook in space behind stem, draw up a loop, * insert hook in next sp, yo and
draw loosely through ch on hook; rep from * 59 times more; join with sl st in first sl st. (60 sl sts)

Fasten off.

Leaves (Make 20):

Rnd 1: (wrong side): With B, ch 10 sl st in 4th ch from hook, sc in next ch, dc in next 4 chs, (dc, ch 2, sl s, ch 2, dc) in end ch; working around
opposite side in unused lps of beg ch, dc in next 4 chs, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, sl st in first ch (picot made); turn, skip next st, sl st in next st; * (picot, skip next st, sl st in next st) * twice more; sl st in next 4 chs,
rep * to * 3 times. Fasten off leaving 12" end.

Eyes and Nose (Make 60):

Row 1: With MC, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook (1 sc). Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: 2 sc in next sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sc in next 2 sc. Ch 1, do not turn.

Border: Sl st along sides working (sl st, ch 1, sl st) in each corner; join with sl st in turning ch-1l Fasten off leaving 12" end.

Mouth: With MC, ch 12, sl st in 2nd and 3rd ch from hook; sc in next 2 chs, hdc in next ch, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next
2 chs, sl st in last 2 chs. Fasten off leaving 18" end.

Weave in short ends.

With long ends, sew nose, mouth and eyes to pumpkin.

With long ends, tack stem, curlicue and leaf in place.

Sew squares together 4 across x 5 down.

Afghan Border:

Rnd 1: With right side facing join MC in dc to right of either short side, ch 1, sc in same st; * 3 sc in corner, 129 sc across short side; 3 sc in
next corner, 161 sc along long side; repeat from * once omitting last sc, join with sl st in first sc (592 sc). Fasten off MC. Join A.

Rnd 2: Join A in center sc of any corner, ch 1, (sc, ch 4, sc) in same st; * ch 4, skip next st, (sc in next st, ch 4, skip next st) across to next
corner; (sc, ch 4, sc) in corner; rep from * around without working last corner; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.