Crochet Pumpkin Pie Garland
I love how this crochet Pumpkin Pie Garland turned out! I love crochet garlands and I love pumpkin pie so I thought this would make a unique Thanksgiving decoration that almost looks good enough to eat. Except this version won’t add anything to your waist line – it is totally calorie free! 😉
Yarn Used for this Thanksgiving Crochet Garland
As you may have noticed, I LOVE this “Pumpkin” color of the Velvety Smooth yarn by Yarn Bee (so much so that I’ve created several designs with it that you can see here and here). It is super soft to crochet with and looks great in this project. It can be a little challenging to crochet with velvet yarn because it can be hard to see your stitches but I give you some tips in the step-by-step video tutorial to help with this. Mainly I try to feel the stitches with my non-dominant hand as I work across each row. I think the beauty that the velvet yarn gives to each project is worth the extra effort to see and count your stitches.
Crochet Stitches You Need to Know
The stitches in this crochet pumpkin pie garland are very simple. To make this crochet garland you will need to know mostly just the single crochet stitch. There are a few other stitches including a special increase stitch that helps us achieve the signature triangular pie shape. All stitches are explained in detail below and also demonstrated in the accompanying video links.
Video Tutorials to Help You Each Step of the Crochet Pumpkin Pie Garland Project!
There is a step-by-step video tutorial for this project available on my Youtube Channel here. In this video I show you how to crochet each triangle, how to add the cute crust, how to join all of the pieces together into the garland and how to make the fun white pom-poms. If you’ve never worked with velvet yarn before, I highly recommend watching the video and making a practice pumpkin pie piece with yarn from your stash that is medium weight acrylic yarn (not velvet).
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Skill Level: Easy
45” long – Each pumpkin pie piece = 5 ½” long x 5” wide (at longest and widest points)
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Supplies for the Crochet Pumpkin Pie Garland:
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Velvet yarn – 1 skein each of orange and tan
(I used a beautiful orange velvet yarn that I found at Hobby Lobby – It’s Yarn Bee Velvety Smooth in the color “Pumpkin” and the tan-ish color is also by Yarn Bee. It is the Velvety Smooth Sparkle in the color “Ivory” )
Small amount of medium weight acrylic yarn – White (I used Red Heart Super Saver in White)
Optional: If you don’t want to make your own pom-poms, you can simply buy ready-made large white pom-poms and glue them to your garland (with fabric glue or a hot glue gun)
Special Stitches and Abbreviations:
Sl st (slip stitch) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, pull through stitch and loop on hook
Sc (single crochet) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through 2 loops on hook
Hdc (half double crochet) = YO, insert hook into stitch; YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook
Dc (double crochet) = YO, insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop, (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) twice
Hinc (hidden increase) = insert hook through back loop only of stitch and complete single crochet as usual; then insert hook under both loops of same stitch and complete single crochet as usual
Join with sc (join with single crochet) =When looking at the right side of a chain, you see many “V’s” and the chain looks like a braid. Turn the chain over and you see a series of bumps – it is in these bumps that you will work across the chain to produce a cord with even edges along both sides
Click here to watch a short video tutorial of this stitch
Base of next st (base of next stitch) = insert hook into same place that indicated previous stitch is worked
YO (yarn over)
Notes for Making the Crochet Pumpkin Pie Garland:
Each pumpkin pie piece is crocheted and then joined to hanging chain
Each pie piece is crocheted from the bottom point up
All increases (2 sc) are done with a hidden increase (see Special Stitches above– this helps to eliminate a large hole from forming at each increase (see link to short video tutorial in list above for help with doing this technique)
Pom-poms are made with acrylic yarn and added last
Instructions for the Crochet Pumpkin Pie Garland:
Special stitches are written in bold and italicized text and defined above
Step-by-Step Video Tutorial Available Here:
Pumpkin Pie Piece – Make 5:
With Orange yarn, ch 2
Sc in 2nd ch from hk. Turn. (1 sc)
Ch 1, Hinc (see Special Stitches) in next st. Turn. (2 sc)
**All 2 sc (increases) need to be worked as for Row 2 with second sc being a Hinc**
**Remember if you need some help with the Special Stitches, you can watch my video tutorial here: **
Ch 1, 2 sc in each st across. Turn. (4 sc)
Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn.
Ch 1, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st. Turn. (6 sc)
Repeat Row 4
Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in last st. Turn. (8 sc)
Repeat Row 4
Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in last st. Turn. (10 sc)
Repeat Row 4
Row 11 (Right Side):
Ch 1; Mark ch-1 with a stitch marker; sk 1st st, sc in each of next 8 sts, ch 1; Mark ch-1 just made with stitch marker; sl st in last st. Fasten off. Do not turn.(8 sc)
Row 12 (Right Side):
Join with sl st in 1st sc; sc in each of the next 6 sts, sl st in next st.
Now working around the outside edge of triangle, ch 1, sl st down side of rows to bottom point and up side of rows to 1st stitch marker. Fasten off.
**For remainder of piece, do not work any Hinc**
With tan color and Right Side facing, join with sc in 1st st of Row 11 (which is marked with stitch marker); sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc in the last st of Row 11 (which is marked with stitch marker). Fasten off. Do not turn.
With tan color join with sl st in side of 1st sc (of Row 13); hdc in same sc, ch 1, sl st in base of next st; (hdc in next st, ch 1, sl st in base of next st) across to last st; hdc in last st, sl st in side of last st. Fasten off.
Weave in ends with Jumbo Tapestry Needle
Pom-Pom – Make 5:
Make a pom-pom using Clover’s Pom-Pom Maker
**Click here to watch a video tutorial for making the pom-pom**
Open pom-pom maker so arches look like the above image
Wrap one set of arches about 20 times with yarn making sure coverage is even and that you wrapped around both arches
End wrapping on right side and fold arch into to center circle
Wrap the left arches about 20 times making sure coverage is even
Fold these arches in to the center circle
With scissors and making sure arches stay put in center circle, cut wrapped yarn – Scissors will be in the channel created by each arch
Cut a long length of white yarn – about 12″ (30 mm)
Wrap length around the maker pulling inside the channels
Tie a very tight knot twice to secure the yarn
Open the arches on both sides
Pull apart both sides of the maker and remove pom-pom
Fluff yarn and trim any lengths that aren’t even with the rest of pom-pom – except for the yarn tails of the length that tied pom-pom together – you will use these to secure the pom-pom to the pie piece
Hanging Chain for the Crochet Pumpkin Pie Garland:
With orange ch until measures 10 inches; sl st in 1st ch to form first hanging loop; ch until measures approximately 32 inches long from sl st and mark last ch with a stitch marker; ch until measures 10 inches from stitch marker; join with sl st in ch marked with stitch marker to form second hanging loop. Fasten off.
Finishing and Assembly:
With white yarn and needle sew pom-poms to pie pieces using photo as a guide
With orange yarn and needle secure each pie piece to hanging chain making sure stitches do not show on Right Side of each piece –
Tip: Lay hanging chain out on work surface and mark middle with a wonder clip
Lay one pie piece at center and work out from there placing other pieces evenly to the right and left – Use wonder clips to hold in place while sewing on
Your Crochet Pumpkin Pie Garland is Complete!
Now your Crochet Pumpkin Pie Garland is complete and ready to use at your Thanksgiving feast! I hope you enjoyed making this project and using it at Thanksgiving time. Of course, it would be fun to hang at Christmastime, too if your family likes to eat pumpkin pie then. 🙂 Isn’t it neat how you can use crochet stitches to create fun shapes and projects like this one? This is one of the main things I love about crochet – the creative possibilities are endless!
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