Pumpkin Spice Crochet

Tis the season, no not the season to be jolly, the season of pumpkin. Pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pie, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin bread, the leaves are turning orange and the pumpkin snacks are back. As I eat my own chocolate chip pumpkin cookies, I have to say I am welcoming the season with open arms.

Pumpkin doesn't just taste incredible, it is also a gorgeous color. I'm itching to pull out orange, rust, and deep yellow yarns and whip up a few fall patterns. Of course, you can work any pattern in any color you choose, but I found several that inspire me in their current shades.

 
  The first project I have to highlight is, of course, the pumpkin. I have a couple of these little guys already, but I think I need at least one more to create a festive centerpiece. The pumpkin in the image was actually a present for my grandmother. These little guys whip up quickly and make fantastic little gifts.
Pumpkin Patch by Toni Rexroat    
  While you are enjoying your warm pumpkin goodness, curl up in a toasty pair of Tunisian crochet socks. The orange color brings to mind piles of leaves and crackling fires. The Tunisian crochet stitches create a warm cushioned fabric.
ZigZag Socks by Patsy Harbor    
  Fall is cowl weather. Pair a warm rust cowl with a coat, your favorite jacket, or just a long-sleeve t-shirt. The Tamarack Cowl has a fabulous edging reminiscent of pine cones. And as an added bonus, a simple ribbon can transform this cowl into a slouchy hat.
Tamarack Hat/Cowl by Cristina Mershon    
 

Beautiful Tunisian crochet stitches are highlighted in this timeless tunic. I have been in love with this pattern for years, and the front panel is gorgeously slimming. It would be a simple process to modify the sleeve length for a short-sleeve or long-sleeve design.

I can't decide which one I want to start first! Maybe another pumpkin cookie will help me decide.

Best wishes,

P.S. Which one would you crochet first?

Spice Market Tunic by Sheryl Means    

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