Crochet White Farmhouse Pumpkin 

I love white pumpkins and I love this crochet one! They are so fun to make and because they are made with bulky yarn, they work up so quickly. You can whip up your own pumpkin patch in no time! 😊


You can find the free pattern for this pumpkin here by Megmade with Love. She also has several other free pumpkin patterns on her blog. I made a few others that I shared in this post

For this pretty white pumpkin I used Bernat Blanket Yarn in Vintage White and an N crochet hook. I used hot glue to attach the stick for the stem and tied a bow with twine around the stick. 

Make a few of these in different colors and group them together for a cute centerpiece on your Thanksgiving table. 🦃

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

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Farmhouse Crochet Pumpkins 

As soon as I saw them, I fell in love with these Farmhouse Crochet Pumpkins!! The wonderful patterns are available free here on Megmade with Love – or you can get a pdf file in her Etsy shop for just $2! So worth it to have a nice printout to work from… 

The pumpkins stitch up really quickly and are so fun to make! The plaid one takes a bit longer because of the color changes and it is bigger – but you can still whip it up in an evening. 

For the plaid pumpkin, I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in black, white, and gray heather. The leaf is made with I Love This Yarn in Mid Green. 


For the yellow pumpkin, I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn in Butterscotch. I didn’t read the pattern close enough to see that it called for crocheting in the back loop only on this one so I didn’t make it that way…and I didn’t want to start all over when I realized it.😳 But I really like the way it turned out!

For the orange ribbed pumpkin, I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Carrot. This one is stitched using 2 strands of yarn together – I just used one skein, pulling from the center and the outside of the skein at the same time. 

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The stems are pieces of a stick cut to about 2-inches or so and hot glued to the pumpkins. I also hot glued the leaf to the plaid pumpkin. Then I tied some raffia and twine around the stems. 

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They look so cute grouped together and add such a warm touch to your Fall decor!

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

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Hope I didn’t Scare You

Boo! Hope I didn’t Scare You! 😉 Today I’m sharing another sweet little owl card. You can find him here at Unity Stamp Company. I love all the owl stamps they have!

I stamped the owl with black ink on white card stock and colored him with Copic markers. I rounded the corners and layered it to orange card stock. I stamped the sentiment with black ink on white card stock and trimmed it close.

To make the card, emboss a panel of purple card stock with your favorite embossing folder and attach to a green card. Attach a strip of patterned paper to the card. Attach owl image with foam tape over the patterned paper. Attach sentiment to the card. Finish the card by attaching a pumpkin and bat charm.

Happy Halloween! 🎃

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Anita

 

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Happy Owl’oween

It’s almost Halloween! 🎃 Do you still need to make cards to send? Here’s a cute little owl who would be happy to send your greetings! 🦉

You can find this fun stamp here at Unity stamp Company. The cute Happy Owl’oween sentiment is also from Unity and you can find it in this set. I’ve mentioned this before, but I absolutely love Unity Stamp Company!! They have the best stamps, the best sales, and the best people!! You really need to check them out – I think you will love them, too. 😊

I stamped the owl with black ink on white card stock, colored the image with Copic markers, and layered it to black card stock. I stamped the sentiment with black ink on white card stock and die cut it with a label die.

To make the card, attach a piece of patterned paper to a white card. Emboss a strip of orange card stock with your favorite embossing folder and attach to the card. Attach the sentiment over the embossed strip. Attach the owl image with foam tape. Add 2 green gems to the sentiment and 3 black pearls to the top of the owl panel. And he’s all ready to pop in the mail!🎃🦉

Happy Owl’oween! 

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

 

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Cuddly Crochet Candy Corn 

Isn’t he just the cutest?!?! This little guy is sure to bring a smile to a special little one – or maybe he’d be a cute addition to your Fall decor. 😊

The free pattern is available here at Repeat Crafter Me. If you don’t follow Sarah’s blog Repeat Crafter Me you NEED to!! She also has a Facebook page you can find here. She is incredibly talented and shares so many free patterns with us – and no, I don’t know her personally, I am just a huge fan of her work! 


I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in yellow, orange, and white to stitch up my Cuddly Candy Corn. I used 12mm safety eyes because that’s what I had on hand. I purchased them here at Amazon. He measures about 10 inches tall and 8 inches wide – the perfect size for little hands. You can easily stitch him up in an evening!

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

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Fall Deco Mesh Wreath

I’ve always loved the way deco mesh wreaths looked, but had never tried my hand at one. My sweet friend Ginger was kind enough to show me how to make this fun Fall wreath. Thanks, Ginger – I think I’ll be making more of these!! 😊

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 5.5-inch wide deco mesh in your choice of colors (I chose lime green, orange, gold, and brown)
  • Wire wreath form – this one is a 12-inch form. The 14 or 16-inch forms work great for a larger wreath
  • Chenille stems
  • Some type of accent like my curly stems  in the picture below – flowers or berry stems would work great, too. Just add whatever you like!
  • Monogram or seasonal sign for the center of the wreath (this is optional). I found my monogram in the scrapbook section of Michael’s. It was white so I painted it with some brown chalk paint. 
  • Wire cutters
  • You may also need thin wire or hot glue for your accent pieces


You will need to cut 9-inch lengths of the deco mesh. I just measured and cut them with my scissors. There are 8 sections to the frame and I twisted 4 chenille stems around each section. Each chenille stem will hold 3 pieces of the deco mesh so you will need to cut 96 pieces of the mesh. Don’t worry – it won’t take that long!! 😊

I twisted the chenille stems around the wreath frame, alternating them by twisting around the 2 outer rings and then the 2 inner rings. Here’s a close up of  one of the sections of the frame. 


Be sure to twist them tight so they don’t slide easily on the frame. Here’s the wreath frame with all of the chenille stems twisted on. 


Now comes the fun part! Take a piece of the deco mesh and roll it up. I folded my ends to the center and then just folded it over so the ends were on the inside. Roll and stack 2 more pieces on top of your first one. Don’t worry about trying to make it perfect – it will look great once you are completely finished! Then place your stack of 3 pieces on the center of one of the chenille stems and twist the stems tightly several times to secure the mesh to the wreath. 


Here’s a picture of one section of the wreath with mesh attached to each chenille stem. 


I didn’t follow any pattern for the colors as I was making the wreath. I just randomly stacked 3 colors of mesh together as I went around the wreath. After you have attached all the mesh, cut the chenille stems with wire cutters. Be careful to not cut too close – you don’t want them untwist!! Then just bend the ends of the stems down. Fluff up the deco mesh sections if you need to.

Attach your accent pieces using hot glue or wire – my curly stems had wire in them so I just wrapped that around the wreath frame and added a dab of hot glue to keep them in place. I also used hot glue to attach the monogram to the center of the wreath, gluing it directly to the mesh. 

And here it is all finished!


I think it took me about 2 to 2-1/2 hours to make the wreath start to finish – including cutting the deco mesh pieces! It was really fun to make and you can let your imagination run wild with color combos. Make one for every season, in school colors, for a baby shower, or to match your decor…so many possibilities!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

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Crochet Pumpkin Coasters

I shared this post of these adorable Crochet Pumpkin Coasters last year and I wanted to share them again in case you missed it! They are so quick and easy to make and will add a little splash of color to your table for the entire Fall season…It’s pumpkin season…Happy Fall!!  🍂🍁🍂

Original post below from November 1, 2016…

It’s November! Where has the year gone?!?! The pumpkin season is in full swing and Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away.🦃

These cute pumpkin coasters will add a little touch of whimsy to your Thanksgiving table. They work up quickly using worsted weight yarn. I used I Love This Cotton Yarn from Hobby Lobby to stitch up my coasters.

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The quick and easy pattern is from IraRott Designs and can be found HERE – and it’s free! You’ll be able to crochet several of these in just an evening.

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Aren’t they just adorable? 🙂  Stitch up a few of these now before things get too busy!

Thanks for stopping by.

Anita

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