Intro: Tatted Pumpkin Patch Necklace
Who doesn't want a bunch of pumpkins hanging around their neck? This can go along with the Pumpkin Earrings I made before. These pumpkins are made the same, but different amounts of double stitches are used this time around.
Step 1: Supplies
Crochet Thread Size 10 in Orange, Green, Yellow, and White.
Tatting Needle Size 5
Cross Stitch Needle (for hiding the thread if you like to go that route, I do)
Iron and Spray Starch
Step 2: Make Your Small Pumpkins
You are going to need:
2 Orange Pumpkins
4 Yellow Pumpkins
4 White Pumpkins
1 Orange Medium Pumpkin
I made all the pumpkins first and then attached them together with the green thread.
The pumpkins are made the same as the earrings, like I said, except the counts are different.
3 - 3 close, knot
8 connect 8 connect to beginning, close, knot
16 connect 16 connect to beginning, close, knot
For the Medium, add on a last round of 24 connect 24 connect to beginning, close, knot
The white in the pictures, is the small, the orange is the medium.
Step 3: Leaves
The three leaves on the pumpkins are done the same as the earrings. 6 double stitches each.
Connect your thread to your first pumpkin and make three leaves. I connected near the top middle. I believe it works a little better if you go down a bit from the top, but don't go to far. You don't want the top of the pumpkin showing above the leaves.
You are going to go from each pumpkin to the next so make sure you have enough of a tail, though, if you run out, you can always just tie it off and start again. Since I wasn't sure how long it would be, I started in the middle with the medium pumpkin and worked out. After doing it, I would suggest working from the right, when you are looking at the necklace, to the left. That seemed to keep the threads where I wanted them.
(So I will be showing going from the middle pumpkin out, but it is the same from each pumpkin to the next. The only difference is the ends of the necklace where we attach the jump rings and clasps.)
As shown in the second picture, after finishing the three leaves, I brought the needle back through the pumpkin to the back and tied a knot to get the thread back where the vine met the pumpkin.
Step 4: Vine - Connecting the Pumpkins
After finishing the three leaves on your first pumpkin, make a vine of 14 double stitches. Then make a leaf of 8 double stitches and another vine of 14 double stitches.
Then you connect to the next pumpkin and do three leaves again and repeat the vine again. It just goes like that until you reach your last pumpkin on the necklace.
The necklace, according to my pattern is (you can see the final necklace in the last step as well) (small = s, medium = m, y=yellow, o=orange, w=white, v=vine, l=leaf)
l, v, sw, v, l, v, sy, v, l, v so, v, l, v sw, v, l, v sy, v, l, v, mo, v, l, v, sy, v, l, v, sw, v, l, v, so, v, l, v, sy, v, l, v, sw, v, l
The end, after you connect and add leaves to your last pumpkin, is a vine of 10 double stitches, close, knot, ring of 6 double stitches, close, knot.
Step 5: Iron and Starch
This necklace is really wibbly, wobbly, so I would suggest ironing it and starching it if you can to try to get it to keep its shape.
Step 6: Attach Your Clasp and Wear
Attach a jump ring to the leaf on each end of the necklace and attach a clasp to one of the jump rings. You're done!
Wear it with the pumpkin earrings and you'll be all set for Halloween :)