I am an Autumn Adorer !
I love absolutely everything about about this season,
right from the very start where the trees just start to take on differing shades of gold,
to digging around in piles of leaves for conkers,
to the smell of bonfire night
and then that first frosty crunch of the year
when the fallen leaves become crisp and delicate in the cold.
I don't think I will ever get fed up of this beautiful season.
Whether the days are bright and sunny
or cold and wet
they each bring with them the sense of the year drawing to a close
and the time for a little bit of home hibernating.
And of course, it goes without saying,
that with said home hibernating comes all things crochet !
BIG HAPPY SIGH
Over the past few years my Autumn crochet makes seems to have increased somewhat
and so I thought I'd put together a post sharing a few of my favourites.
Firstly - Pumpkins !
I just love everything about them,
from their shape to the huge array of colours
to the fun you can have crocheting them, the list is endless.
These little yarny pumpkins are perfect as table or mantle piece decorations
- but be warned -
they are seriously addictive
and once you've made one
you'll suddenly find yourself surrounded by a little pumpkin patch !
These ones are some that I designed for www.lovecraftscrochet.com last year
And if you fancy a bit of teeny crochet you could have a go at hooking up some of these mini pumpkin keyrings. ( Pattern in the link above)
And then of course, you could go to the complete other extreme and go LARGE !
The same pattern can be used for pumpkins of all different sizes,
from thin cotton yarn to big and chunky,
just choose the hook size accordingly and off you go.
Then, when you're all pumpkinned out,
there's another whole world awaiting of crocheted Autumn leaves.
From the simplest of garlands made of bunches of oak leaves and acorns,
to ones abundant with golden leaves and pine cones
the only limit is your imagination.
This Autumn Garland (below) is one that I designed for Simply Crochet's 2019 Calendar,
the idea behind it being an Autumn walk in the woods
where your feet are landing on a soft carpet of leaves
and when you look hard enough,
hidden in amongst the leaves, are lots of tiny bright toadstools,
poking through to the see the daylight.
Lastly, if you still have some orange yarn left over,
how about a little Pumpkin Mouse to keep an eye on all those crochet pumpkins !
He is such a quick thing to make, as like the other pumpkin patterns, his body is simply a rectangle of crochet, gathered top and bottom and stuffed with toy stuffing. His head and ears are worked from a Magic Ring and his arms and tail are simply crochet chains.
If you fancy having a go the pattern is here.
And so, I wish you a very Happy October
that will hopefully be full to the brim with lots of Autumn crochet!