Pumpkin Pixel Art – Free Crochet Pattern

Pumkin Pixel Art - Free Crochet Pattern by EyeLoveKnots for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

This pattern was designed by Alexandra of EyeLoveKnots, exclusively for The Stitchin’ Mommy.

You have followed along through the 3” Solid Granny Square, and Pull Loop Through (PLT) tutorials, here is where I was going with it all – Pumpkin Pixel Art!

Though not shared here, I do have a photo tutorial for working a 3” Bi-Colored Solid Granny Square the EyeLoveKnots Way

– Alexandra

Pumpkin Pixel Art

Materials:
  • Worsted Weight Yarn – I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in Ivory (355 yards), Terracotta (175 yards), Burnt Pumpkin (175 yards), Brown (small amount – 1 square) and Dark Green (small amount – 3 squares).
  • I9/5.5mm Hook
  • Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends

Abbreviations:

– DC – Double Crochet
– SC – Single Crochet
– sc2tog – Single Crochet Two Stitches Together / Single Crochet Decrease

Gauge:

14 DC by 8 Rows = 4”

Gauge for this project isn’t essential, as long as your squares are consistent in size. Keep in mind, smaller or larger squares will produce smaller or larger projects.

Finished Size:

27″ Square

Notes:

  • Each square took me about 6 minutes to complete.
  • The beginning chain 5 counts as a double crochet plus a chain 3, and the beginning chain 2 counts as the first double crochet.
  • Join to the second chain of the beginning chain, not the first stitch.
  • *You may opt to work an invisible join at the end of Round 2 – I have a photo tutorial in my Chunky Baby Beanies post; or you may opt to work a slip stitch join. If you will be using the squares as they are to embellish projects or as an applique, I would suggest a clean invisible join. I knew I’d be joining mine together so I worked a slip stitch join.
  • You may work this art piece with a variety of joining methods, but I joined mine using the Pull Loop Through Method, and this pattern will be written as such. If you choose to work all the squares first, and then sew them together, you will need: 19 in Burnt Pumpkin, 2 in half Ivory and half Burnt Pumpkin, 19 in Terracotta, 2 in half Ivory and half Terracotta, 1 in Brown, 1 in Green, 2 in half Ivory and half Green and 35 in Ivory.
  • In the instructions, I refer to MA, MB and MD. These are the motifs. MA is the current motif you are working on. MB is the first one you join to, MC is skipped and MD is the second one you join to, which is diagonal from MB. I only refer to these motifs in the one and two join instructions.
  • I also mention MC in the bi-colored square instructions. Here, this refers to Main Color.

Instructions:

Work 1 complete 3” Solid Granny Square in Ivory.

R1: Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 5, work (3 DC, chain 3) into the ring 3x, 2 DC into the ring and Join. (12 DC)
R2: Chain 2. Work (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the chain space, [DC into the next 3 DCs, (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the next chain space] 3x, DC into the next 2 DCs and Join. (28 DC)

Fasten Off, and Sew in Ends.

*This square will be the bottom right square of the piece.

Working with the Join-As-You-Go PLT Method, you will have squares that require one join, and squares that require two joins – these are described below.     

To Work Square with 1 Join:

R1: Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 5, work (3 DC, chain 3) into the ring 3x, 2 DC into the ring and Join. (12 DC)
R2: Chain 2. Work 2 DC into the chain space, chain 1, working from behind SC into chain space of MB, chain 1, [(DC into chain space of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through the corresponding stitch on MB and pull loop through) 2x, (DC into next stitch of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through corresponding stitch on MB and pull loop through) 3x, (DC into chain space of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through the corresponding stitch on MB and pull loop through) 2x, chain 1, working from behind SC into chain space of MB, chain 1]; 2 DC into the same chain space, [DC into the next 3 DCs, (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the next chain space] 2x, DC into the last 2 DCs and Join. (28 DC)

Fasten Off, and Sew in Ends.

To Work Square with 2 Joins:

R1: Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 5, work (3 DC, chain 3) into the ring 3x, 2 DC into the ring and Join. (12 DC)
R2: Chain 2. Work 2 DC into the chain space, chain 1, working from behind SC into chain space of MB, chain 1, [(DC into chain space of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through the corresponding stitch on MB and pull loop through) 2x, (DC into next stitch of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through corresponding stitch on MB and pull loop through) 3x, (DC into chain space of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through the corresponding stitch on MB and pull loop through) 2x, chain 1, working from behind SC into chain space of MD, chain 1];

[(DC into chain space of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through the corresponding stitch on MD and pull loop through) 2x, (DC into next stitch of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through corresponding stitch on MD and pull loop through) 3x, (DC into chain space of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through the corresponding stitch on MD and pull loop through) 2x, chain 1, working from behind SC into chain space of MD, chain 1];

2 DC into the same chain space, [DC into the next 3 DCs, (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the next chain space], DC into the last 2 DCs and Join. (28 DC).

Fasten Off, and Sew in Ends.

Pumkin Pixel Art - Free Crochet Pattern by EyeLoveKnots for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Following this chart, continue working solid granny squares and joining them as outlined above. I began with Row 1, and my first completed square being the square closest to the “R1”. The purple line shows that the second square worked (to the left of the 1st) only requires 1 join, as does the 3rd and so on in Row 1. Beginning in Row 2, you will start working with 2 joins. The first square worked of Row 2 (furthest right square) only requires 1 join to the 1st square of Row 1, but each square after requires 2 joins.

I worked from the furthest right square of each row all the way to the end of the row, and weaved in my ends at the end of each row.

Bi-colored squares are highlighted in the image. #11 and #17 are half Ivory and half Burnt Pumpkin, #56 and #62 are half Ivory and half Terracotta, and #65 and #67 are half Ivory and half Dark Green. Using the instructions below, work in your bi-colored squares. Take note that Round 1 of each of these is the same as the 3” Bi-Colored Solid Granny Square listed below, but Round 2 varies as they are worked to best suit working in the manner as I have outlined. If you are working them differently, you will need to adjust as best for you.

*I am including the pattern for the single bi-colored solid granny square. If you are working individual squares and using a different joining method, like a Single Crochet Join, then you will need to follow the single instructions to make your square. A photo tutorial can be found on my EyeLoveKnots blog, 3” Bi-Colored Solid Granny Square the EyeLoveKnots Way. Replace “MC” with the one you will be using.

3” Bi-Colored Solid Granny Square (See Note Above):

R1: With MC, Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 2, 2 DC into the ring, chain 3, 3 DC into the ring, pull Ivory through, [holding Ivory over index finger and MC between middle finger and thumb, insert hook under MC to pull up a loop on hook, pull up Ivory over hook and complete chain. Move the MC strand behind the Ivory strand] 2x, yarn over, insert hook into the ring, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, hold strands the same as before and complete the DC. Move the MC strand to the back, work 2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC over the MC tail, yarn over, insert hook into the ring, yarn over, pull through, hold the strands the same as before, pull over the MC, yarn over and complete the 1st half of the DC, move the MC strand to the back and repeat to complete the 2nd half of the DC, but don’t move the MC strand. Drop Ivory, pull through MC to complete 1 chain, chain 2. Join, and fasten off both strands.
R2: With MC, attach slip knot to hook. Chain 2. Yarn over, insert hook into the chain space just finished and complete DC, DC into the same chain space and the next 3 stitches, (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the next chain space, DC into the next 3 stitches, 2 DC into the next chain space, pull Ivory through and fasten off MC. Chain 2, 2 DC into the same chain space, DC into the next 3 stitches, (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the next chain space, DC into the next 3 stitches, 2 DC into the 1st chain space. Join. Fasten Off.

#11:

R1: Follow Round 1 Instructions from 3” Bi-Colored Solid Granny Square above.
R2: In Ivory, Attach slip knot to hook. From behind, SC into the chain space of #2, chain 1, yarn over, insert hook into the 2nd chain space to the left of the one just finished on MA and complete the DC, DC into the same chain space on MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through the corresponding stitch on #2 and pull loop through, (DC into the next DC of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through corresponding stitch of #2 and pull loop loop) 3x, (DC into the chain space of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from the front through the corresponding stitch on #2 and pull loop through) 2x, chain 1.

From behind, SC into the chain space of #10, chain 1, (DC into the chain space on MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through the corresponding stitch on #10 and pull loop through) 2x, (DC into the next DC of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through corresponding stitch of #10 and pull loop loop) 3x, (DC into the chain space of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from the front through the corresponding stitch on #10 and pull loop through) 2x. Pull Burnt Pumpkin through and fasten off Ivory.

Chain 2, 2 DC into the chain space of MA, DC into the next 3 DCs, (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the next chain space, DC into the next 3 DCs, 2 DC into the chain space, slip stitch to the chain space of #2.

#17:

R1: Follow Round 1 Instructions from 3” Bi-Colored Solid Granny Square above.
R2: With Ivory, attach slip knot to hook. Chain 2. Yarn over, insert hook into the 2nd chain space to the left of the chain space just finished on MA and complete DC. DC into the same chain space, and the next 3 DCs, 2 DC into the next chain space, chain 1.

From behind SC into the chain space of #8, chain 1, (DC into the chain space on MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through the corresponding stitch on #8 and pull loop through) 2x, (DC into the next DC of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through corresponding stitch of #8 and pull loop loop) 3x, (DC into the chain space of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from the front through the corresponding stitch on #8 and pull loop through) 2x.

Insert hook into the chain space of #16. Pull Burnt Pumpkin through, and complete the SC, chain 1, (DC into the chain space on MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through the corresponding stitch on #16 and pull loop through) 2x, (DC into the next DC of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through corresponding stitch of #16 and pull loop loop) 3x, (DC into the chain space of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from the front through the corresponding stitch on #16 and pull loop through) 2x, chain 1.

From behind, SC into the chain space of #16, chain 1, 2 DC into the chain space of MA, DC into the next 3 DCs, 2 DC into the next chain space. Join to the 1st chain of the beginning chain 2.

#56:

R1: Follow Round 1 Instructions from 3” Bi-Colored Solid Granny Square above.
R2: With Terracotta, attach slip knot to hook. Chain 2. Yarn over, insert hook into the chain space just finished and complete DC. DC into the same chain space, and the next 3 DCs, 2 DC into the next chain space, chain 1.

From behind SC into the chain space of #47, chain 1, (DC into the chain space on MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through the corresponding stitch on #47 and pull loop through) 2x, (DC into the next DC of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through corresponding stitch of #47 and pull loop loop) 3x, (DC into the chain space of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from the front through the corresponding stitch on #47 and pull loop through) 2x.

Insert hook into the chain space of #55. Pull Ivory through, and complete the SC, chain 1, (DC into the chain space on MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through the corresponding stitch on #55 and pull loop through) 2x, (DC into the next DC of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through corresponding stitch of #55 and pull loop loop) 3x, (DC into the chain space of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from the front through the corresponding stitch on #55 and pull loop through) 2x, chain 1.

From behind, SC into the chain space of #55, chain 1, 2 DC into the chain space of MA, DC into the next 3 DCs, 2 DC into the next chain space. Join to the 1st chain of the beginning chain 2.

#62:

Follow Round 1 Instructions from 3” Bi-Colored Solid Granny Square above.

In Terracotta, Attach slip knot to hook. From behind, SC into the chain space of #53, chain 1, yarn over, insert hook into the chain space just finished on MA and complete the DC, DC into the same chain space on MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through the corresponding stitch on #53 and pull loop through, (DC into the next DC of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through corresponding stitch of #53 and pull loop loop) 3x, (DC into the chain space of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from the front through the corresponding stitch on #53 and pull loop through) 2x, chain 1.

From behind, SC into the chain space of #63, chain 1, (DC into the chain space on MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through the corresponding stitch on #63 and pull loop through) 2x, (DC into the next DC of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through corresponding stitch of #63 and pull loop loop) 3x, (DC into the chain space of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from the front through the corresponding stitch on #63 and pull loop through) 2x. Pull Ivory through and fasten off Terracotta.

From behind, SC into the chain space of #63, chain 1, 2 DC into the chain space of MA, DC into the next 3 DCs, (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the next chain space, DC into the next 3 DCs, 2 DC into the chain space, slip stitch to the chain space of #53.

#65:

R1: Follow Round 1 Instructions from 3” Bi-Colored Solid Granny Square above.
R2: In Ivory, Attach slip knot to hook. From behind, SC into the chain space of #56, chain 1, yarn over, insert hook into the 2nd chain space to the left of the one just finished on MA and complete the DC, DC into the same chain space on MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through the corresponding stitch on #56 and pull loop through, (DC into the next DC of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through corresponding stitch of #2 and pull loop loop) 3x, (DC into the chain space of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from the front through the corresponding stitch on #56 and pull loop through) 2x, chain 1.

From behind, SC into the chain space of #64, chain 1, (DC into the chain space on MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through the corresponding stitch on #64 and pull loop through) 2x, (DC into the next DC of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through corresponding stitch of #64 and pull loop loop) 3x, (DC into the chain space of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from the front through the corresponding stitch on #64 and pull loop through) 2x. Pull Green through and fasten off Ivory.

Chain 2, 2 DC into the chain space of MA, DC into the next 3 DCs, (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the next chain space, DC into the next 3 DCs, 2 DC into the chain space, slip stitch to the chain space of #56.

#67:

Follow Round 1 Instructions from 3” Bi-Colored Solid Granny Square above.

In Green, Attach slip knot to hook. From behind, SC into the chain space of #58, chain 1, yarn over, insert hook into the chain space of MA just finished and complete the DC, DC into the same chain space on MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through the corresponding stitch on #58 and pull loop through, (DC into the next DC of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through corresponding stitch of #58 and pull loop loop) 3x, (DC into the chain space of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from the front through the corresponding stitch on #58 and pull loop through) 2x, chain 1.

From behind, SC into the chain space of #66, chain 1, (DC into the chain space on MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through the corresponding stitch on #66 and pull loop through) 2x, (DC into the next DC of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through corresponding stitch of #66 and pull loop loop) 3x, (DC into the chain space of MA, pull up a loop, insert hook from the front through the corresponding stitch on #66 and pull loop through) 2x. Pull Ivory through and fasten off Green.

From behind SC into the chain space of #66, chain 1, 2 DC into the chain space of MA, DC into the next 3 DCs, (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the next chain space, DC into the next 3 DCs, 2 DC into the chain space, slip stitch to the chain space of #58.

Border:

With Ivory, join yarn to top right corner. Chain 1. [SC in chain space, chain 3, SC in the same chain space, SC into the next 8 stitches, SC2tog over both squares chain spaces, (SC in the same chain space just worked and the next 8 stitches, SC2tog over both squares chain spaces) 7x, SC into the same chain space just worked and the next 7 stitches] 4x. Join with Burnt Pumpkin. (356 SC)

R2: With Burnt Pumpkin, Chain 1. SC into the 1st SC and into the chain space, chain 3, SC into the same chain space, [SC into the next 89 SCs, SC into the chain space, chain 3, SC into the same chain space] 3x, SC into the next 88 SCs. Join with Terracotta. (364 SC)

R3: With Terracotta, Chain 1. SC into the 1st 2 SCs and into the chain space, chain 3, SC into the same chain space, [SC into the next 91 SCs, SC into the chain space, chain 3, SC into the same chain space] 3x, SC into the next 89 SCs. Join.

Fasten Off, and Sew in Ends.

Pumkin Pixel Art - Free Crochet Pattern by EyeLoveKnots for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

To display my Pumpkin Pixel Art, I purchased a 36” x 36” cork board from Hobby Lobby, and hung from the chain spaces of the top row using some white thumb tacks from my local Dollar Tree. I chose this method because I wanted a way of displaying the piece without permanently attaching it, so I could take it down and change it out or use it in a different manner in the future.

For a more permanent thing, I think attaching it to a burlap covered canvas would also make for a really great piece, or to a large picture frame.

Please feel free to make and sell your own Pumpkin Pixel Art pieces, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead. DO NOT publish photos of my process, please.

 

Alexandra started her crafting adventure with needlepoint on plastic canvas nine years ago, making anything she could think of from masks for school plays to pictures frames and small trinkets. Two years ago she jumped head first into crocheting and jewelry making, and her blogging journey as EyeLoveKnots, named in honor of family members affected by Retinoblastoma, a cancer of the eye. You can find more information about Retinoblastoma at Eye Cancer MD. See more from Alexandra on her Facebook page, Ravelry, and Etsy shop.

 

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