Oozy Bleeding Pumpkin — Crochet Pattern

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Are you fan of handmade decor? Are you a fan of horror movies? Are you a fan of making handmade pumpkins, to add to your collection?

Well … the wait is over. My first pumpkin design is officially ready to be made and placed in your handmade decor collection. I wanted to bring the horror movie fan out of me, so I designed this pumpkin. Featuring, the gory details from when someone in the movies has died.

I know that sounds morbid and horrible, but that is what horror movies are about. Am I right. The first one I seen was Chucky, as he is carrying around that bloody knife. Than, I moved onto to Halloween with Micheal Myers, The Nightmare On Elm St with Freddy Kruger and Friday The 13th with Jason. These were my inspiration and brought it to life.

My Husband was also my inspiration through this design, as well. He thought it would be amazing if I made pumpkins, to put them out on display and a little handmade decor to the house.

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We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.

Stephen King
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Design

This design uses Tapestry Crochet through Half Double Crochet, creating the blood illusion and the dripping of the blood. You make a rectangle, seaming the 2 ends together to form a tube, turning inside out. Cinch the bottom close, stuff it and cinch the top closed. Warping yarn around to form the bumps look-a-like on a pumpkin, with the blood looking like it’s oozing out from the top to the bottom. Grab a cinnamon stick or a stick from your yard, to give it that life like stem.

Yarn

This pattern, I wanted to use a more heavier and sturdier yarn, to create this pumpkin. I had some Yarnspirations Red Heart Yarn Super Saver in White and Cherry Red, I just knew these two were perfect. They are a Worsted Weight No. 4, 100% acrylic yarn, perfect to bringing this fun Hallorror to life.

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Great Substitute Yarn

Furls Wander Yarn; Furls Whims Merino Worsted Yarn; WeCrochet; KintPicks; Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice or Heartland Yarn

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Hook

I love my Furls Crochet Streamline Swirl Hooks, which I used for this design, in my H (5mm) size. They have a lightweight feel, while you are busy stitching away. They have the perfect grip, making me crochet for longer, while not making my hands cramp up.

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This pumpkin will give you all the spooky and creepy vibes, giving you the most SPOOKTACULAR Halloween ever. Hope you enjoy this gory pumpkin.

Now, let’s get into this …

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Skill Level: Beginner +

Gauge

16 HDC x 10 rows = 4” square

Measurements

Length before seaming: 10”

Width before seaming: 5”

Finished Measurements

Width: 5”

Length: 5”

Materials

~ Hook: H (5.0mm) or to obtain gauge

~ Yarn: Worsted Weight No. 4 in any type, using White and Red ~ 50 – 60yds total

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Notions

  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Stitch Marker (optional)
  • Tapestry Needle (weaving and cinching)
  • Polyfil (~ 2 handfuls for stuffing)
  • Stick or Cinnamon Stick
  • Glue Gun (optional)

Abbreviations/Stitches Used

  • Ch: chain
  • SC: single crochet
  • HDC: half double crochet
  • MC: main color
  • CC: contrasting color
  • R: row
  • St: stitch
  • (): stitch count
  • YO: yarn over
  • FO: fasten off

Special Techniques

Carrying the yarn: when you’re carrying your yarn and turning, after the second stitch, lightly pull not your working yarn tail to hide the opposite color yarn, so that it’s not too visible.

Changing Colors: there are so many tutorial videos out there on YouTube you can find, but this is how I do it. Before completing indicated stitch, let go of working yarn, YO and pull 2nd yarn through all loops on your hook, pull on the dropped yarn to tighten the stitch and locking it

Shaping Pumpkin: when wrapping yarn around pumpkin, make sure you pull tight to form the crease and the round bumps of a pumpkin. Make you sure you warping evenly.

Notes

This pattern uses US Crochet Terminology

Ch’s at the beginning of the row DON’T COUNT AS STITCHES

This pumpkin pattern is worked in turning rows

This pattern uses Tapestry Crochet, to create the blood illusion color work

Don’t FO any color, you will be carrying them both throughout

Pumpkin is worked as rectangle, taking the small ends and seaming them together to form a tube, cinch the bottom closed by weaving in and out, turn inside out, stuff it, cinch the top closed by weaving in and out, than shape the pumpkin

When stuffing, you don’t need to pack the stuffing in, I used about 2 handfuls, it will help keep the pumpkin to sit on its own

Red can be on top or bottom, that will be how you decide which one to cinch up first

You can either poke your cinnamon stick or stick in the top of your pumpkin or glue it with a glue gun

This is how the start of your pumpkin should look, before making it into a pumpkin. Click Image to Shop Furls hooks, yarn and tools.

Pattern Time ….

Time to start making your Oozy Bleeding Pumpkin. Gory Horrific Instructions below👇🏻

Start with MC and Ch21

R1: in 2nd ch from hook, place a HDC and in the next 8 Ch’s, switch to CC, HDC in the next 2 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next stitch, change to CC, HDC in the last 9 Ch’s (20)

R2: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 12 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the last 8 stitches (20)

R3: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 12 stitches, switch to CC, HDC in the next 8 stitches (20)

R4: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 8 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next 12 stitches (20)

R5: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 6 stitches, change to CC, HDC in the next 6 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next stitch, change to CC, HDC in the next 7 stitches (20)

R6: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 14 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next 6 stitches (20)

R7: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 8 stitches, change to CC, HDC in the next 2 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next stitch, change to CC, HDC in the next 9 stitches (20)

R8: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 12 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next 8 stitches (20)

R9: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 12 stitches, change to CC, HDC in the next 8 stitches (20)

R10: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 8 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next 12 stitches (20)

R11: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 6 stitches, change to CC, HDC in the next 6 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next stitch, change to CC, HDC in the next 7 stitches (20)

R12: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 14 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next 6 stitches (20)

R13: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 8 stitches, change to CC, HDC in the next 2 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next stitch, change to CC, HDC in the next 9 stitches (20)

R14: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 12 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next 8 stitches (20)

R15: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 12 stitches, change to CC, HDC in the next 8 stitches (20)

R16: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 8 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next 12 stitches (20)

R17: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 6 stitches, change to CC, HDC in the next 6 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next stitch, change to CC, HDC in the next 7 stitches (20)

R18: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 14 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next 6 stitches (20)

R19: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 8 stitches, change to CC, HDC in the next 2 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next stitch, change to CC, HDC in the next 9 stitches (20)

R20: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 12 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next 8 stitches (20)

R21: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 12 stitches, change to CC, HDC in the next 8 stitches (20)

R22: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 8 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next 12 stitches (20)

R23: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 6 stitches, change to CC, HDC in the next 6 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next stitch, change to CC, HDC in the next 7 stitches (20)

R24: Ch1 and turn, HDC tin the next 14 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next 6 stitches (20)

Don’t FO. Move onto seaming.

Seaming

I used Single Crochet seam, for the toughness it provides holding them together. To keep it in the same colors, after finishing last row: don’t FO, keep carrying MC, SC through both ends of the first 6 stitches, change to CC, SC through both sides of the next 14 stitches, FO white about 5” long; FO MC, weave in red end.

This is what you will end up with after seaming and cinching bottom closed.

Cinch Bottom Closed

Now …. Take the CC, weave in and out of each stitch along the bottom, pull tight to close the bottom, tie a few knots to secure and turn pumpkin 🎃 inside out.

How bottom should look after cinching it closed.
Bottom after cinching and before turning inside out

Now, Stuff your pumpkin here to the top.

Now … Let’s cinch the top close

Take about 6”-7” long yarn tail, inserting your yarn through the top of every stitch, start by weaving in and out along the top, coming the same stitch you entered, pull the yarn tail tight to close the top, tie 2 knots to secure and weave the tails in the pumpkin 🎃. Or you can simply make top hole a little tighter by weaving tails around and pulling it tight, tie a few knots to secure and weave those ends in.

How top should look after cinching it closed.

Now ….. Let’s shape the Pumpkin 🎃

You can warp around pumpkin 4-6 times, I chose to do 5 times.

Take a long tail about 30”-32” long, insert needle from the bottom of your pumpkin up through the top, warp the tail around, inserting back through the bottom through the top, warp again another 4 times inserting back through the bottom through the top, after the last one, bring your yarn back through the top to the bottom, tie 2 knots to secure, weave the tails into the pumpkin 🎃.

How pumpkin should look after warping around

Now …. You can add the final touch by placing a stick or cinnamon stick to the top or gluing it to stay in place.

Now, you can add a stick or cinnamon stick into the top hole or if the hole is a little tighter you can glue it. Click Image to Shop Furls Crochet hooks, yarn or tools.

Your New Oozy Bleeding Pumpkin 🎃 is completed. Now, Let’s see your horror inspired Pumpkin.

Thank you for taking the time to make this pattern. I really hope you enjoyed making it as much as I did creating it. Your support and love are appreciated.

Finished Oozy Bleeding Pumpkin. Click Image to Shop Furls Crochet hooks, yarn and tools.

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If you have any questions that may arise, please don’t hesitate to contact me at mm.crochet17@.icloud.com, I am here to help.

Please don’t copy or paste any portion of this pattern in parts or full, as it’s strictly prohibited. Please don’t recreate, redistribute, or sell this pattern off as your own, as it belongs to us. Please don’t reuse, recreate or sell any photos contained in this pattern, off as your own, as they belong to us. Don’t translate this pattern in another language without permission from us. Don’t use this pattern for any educational purposes without having permission from us. You may sell what you make from this pattern, but I do encourage you link back to our website: mm-crochet17.com, to credit us as the designer.

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