For the last pattern in the Fall Banner project, you get to choose the one you like best.

When I first thought up the project idea I had already designed the pumpkin. After I started laying out my squares, however, I realized the pumpkin was the only one that was an outline—rather than a filled-in shape. I thought the outline didn’t look good with the others.

But then I had new problems.

The pumpkin shape tends to show better on the back of the square

I redesigned the filled-in pumpkin several times and nothing looked good. I realized I was still using the same colors (orange and green); these didn’t work well on the filled-in pumpkin. After changing colors I got more pleasing results. I like them equally, so I’m posting both (and “Pumpkin Outline” is in the next post). You can choose which one(s) you’d like to use.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Make two for the Fall Banner
  • Please note: the direction of the pumpkin stems changes according to banner side (see photo at the bottom of this post). For each pattern, follow R1-13 no matter which direction you want the stem to go. Stem direction is determined on R14-15.

Pumpkin 1 — Ribbed Pumpkin

Sample — L1-3: RHS “Tangerine,” L4: YBSS “Saffron”

Pumpkin 1 (Ribbed Pumkin) shows stem extending left

Ribbed Pumpkin — For R14-15, to have the stem extend left, follow the red markings; ignore the green marks (they will be plain weave). For stem extending right, follow green marks and ignore red ones.

 

Pumpkin 2 (with or without *beads)

Sample — L1-3: RHS “Tangerine,” L4: YBSS “Saffron”
(Uses 8 beads distributed on L3 warps #5, #6, #8, #10, and #11)

 

The chart shows a couple of options for eye location. I like the eyes better farther apart, but my husband preferred them closer to the center—your choice.

*For instructions on adding beads, look at this blog post (with videos). Also, you can search “bead” on my Windsweptmind blog for other posts about adding beads.

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Pumpkin stem on the left side of the banner extends to the left of the pumpkin; the one on the right extends right.

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