The Crafty Pumpkin Rattle is the perfect fall themed baby gift! They may be too small to pick out a pumpkin at the pumpkin patch but they will love shaking their own special pumpkin! This pattern was designed off of my Crafty Boho Pillow pattern and made specifically for some fun pumpkin kits I sold in my Etsy shop. I got a lot of positive feedback from the pattern though, once I was able to share it online, so I wanted to make it available for everyone! I hope you love it!!
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Finished Dimensions: About 7.5” tall and 6” wide
Stitch Key (US Terms)
SC = Single Crochet
DC= Double Crochet
CH = Chain
YO= Yarn Over
INC= Increase – Put two stitches in the same space. (In this case, it will be two SC stitches.)
SL ST= Slip Stitch
*= To Be Repeated
Bobble: *YO, Insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops on your hook* Repeat 3 more times. Now you should have 5 loops on your hook. YO and pull through all 5 loops on your hook. (do not chain after this, just go straight into your next stitch)
Magic Circle: If you are unfamiliar with the Magic Circle/Ring method you are welcome to chain 3, join, and crochet in the circle you created. If you would like to learn how to crochet the Magic Circle, here is an awesome video tutorial.
Body– Front panel
Row 1: SC 10 into a Magic Circle. Join back into the first SC, CH 1. (10)
Row 2: INC in each stitch around. Join back into the first SC, CH 1, turn.(20)
Row 3: *BOBBLE, SC* around. Join back into the first SC, CH 1, turn. (20)
Row 4: *INC, SC* around. Join back into the first SC, CH 1. (30)
Row 5: SC 30. Join back into the first SC, CH 1. (30)
Row 6: *INC, SC 2* around. Join back into the first SC, CH 1, turn (40)
Row 7: *BOBBLE, SC* around. Join back into the first SC, CH 1, turn. (40)
Row 8: *INC, SC 3* around. Join back into the first SC, CH 1. (50)
Row 9: SC 50. Join back into the first SC, CH 1. (50)
Row 10: *INC, SC 4* around. Join back into the first SC, CH 1, turn (60)
Row 11: *BOBBLE, SC* around. Join back into the first SC, CH 1, turn. (60)
Row 12: *INC, SC 5* around. Join back into the first SC, CH 1. (70)
Tie off and sew in tails.
Body: Back panel- Made in the round.
Round 1: SC 10 into a Magic Circle. Put a stitch marker in the 10th SC so you know where the next round will end. (10)
Continue putting the stitch marker in the last SC of each round so you know where the next round should end.
Your next stitch will go directly on top of your first SC from round 1. You will continue like this for every round.
Round 2: INC in each stitch around. (20)
Round 3: SC 20. (20)
Round 4: *INC, SC* around. (30)
Round 5: SC 30. (30)
Round 6: *INC, SC 2* around. (40)
Round 7: SC 40 (40)
Round 8: *INC, SC 3* around (50)
Round 9: SC 50 (50)
Round 10: *INC, SC 4* around (60)
Round 11: SC 60 (60)
Round 12: *INC, SC 5* around (70)
Do not tie off. Sew in first tail (after the magic circle) and set aside until assembly.
Stem: Front Panel
Join your brown yarn into one of the stitches in row 12 of your rattle.
Rows 1-5: SC 6. CH 1, turn. Tie off and sew in tails.
For the back panel, attach your brown yarn in the stitch right by your last stitch when you made the back. This will make assembly easier. Repeat steps from front panel.
Vine: Just make one
With your green yarn, CH 12.
DC 4 in the third CH from the hook. DC 4 in the next 9 stitches. (40)
Line up your front and back panels together, wrong sides touching. Insert your hook into a stitch on your front panel, grab the working yarn from the back panel and pull through, chain 1 to secure.
I like to attach in the stitch right next to the base of the stem (left side).
Starting in the same space where you just joined, begin to SC around, making sure to line up the stitches and go through both the front and back panels of the rattle. Stuff your pumpkin and insert the rattle noisemaker before closing it up all the way.
Once you get to the last single crochet using the orange yarn, switch to brown. Begin to single crochet the stems together (just like you did for the body pieces). You will be working in the raw edge of the stem, so you will have to make spaces for your hook to go.
After you get the right side of your stem crocheted together, attach your vine. Just pull each tail into the stem with your crochet hook, knot them securely together, then sew in the ends to ensure it won’t come undone.
Continue crocheting around your stem, putting two single crochets in each of the two top corners. Be sure to stuff before it is completely closed. Join back into your first single crochet, tie off and sew in loose ends.
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