These DIY Homemade Gourds Feature a Knitted Aesthetic

 - Oct 13, 2015
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While Autumn is the season for pumpkins and pumpkin-themed decor, these crotchet pumpkins offer a simpler, mess-free and long-lasting alternative to the popular orange gourds. These stitched pumpkins are made using yarn and make ideal decor pieces or gifts.

These homemade pumpkins are a great project to work on during the fall months instead of making scarves, gloves or sweaters. These pumpkins are made using a variety of colors such as orange, red, yellow or even white complete with green or brown used for the steam. The yarn is crotched into sections to mimic the texture of the pumpkin's flesh and form the outside. Then the inside of the crotchet piece is stuffed using fluff and sealed so that it can be used around the house as a decorative item.