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sl st=slip stitch
Body of the pumpkin
H hook, and orange yarn
row 1. ch 27, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc in the next 4 chains, hdc in the next 16 chains, sc in the next 5 chains, turn. -26 sts.
rows 2-40. working in the back loops only, ch 1, sc in the next 5 sts, hdc in the next 16 sts, sc in the next 5 sts, turn. -26 sts.
At the end row 40, leave a foot 18 inch long length of yarn. Fasten off
Bottom and top of the Pumpkin: Make 2
H hook, Orange yarn, Make a circle to cover the top and bottom.
ch 2, work 5 sc in the 2nd chain from the hook, sl st. – 5 sc
Work 2 sc in the each stitch around, sl st -10 sc
Take the long length of yarn from the body of the pumpkin and weave the yarn through the ends in and out across the bottom edge, and pull it together tight, you will have a small hole at the button, you will sew the small bottom circle to the bottom of the pumpkin. Then sew the side edges together. Stuff the pumpkin with stuffing or yarn until its full. Make sure the back loops edge is facing outward.
Then weave the ends of the top together with a long piece of yarn, and pull it together tight, you will have another small hole at the top of the pumpkin, you will sew the small top circle to close the top of the pumpkin.
H hook, Brown yarn
rnd 1. ch 2, work 5 sc in the 2nd chain from the hook, sl st. – 5 sc
rnd 2. Work 2 sc in the each stitch around, sl st -10 sc
rnds 3-8. Sc in each sc around, sl st *Repeat 6 times
rnd 9. sc2tog decrease 4 times, Stuff the stem with yarn or stuffing and then secure with a sl st to close the stem. Sew the stem at the top of the pumpkin.