Friday, September 24, 2021

Friday Fun With Sara Let's Make a Lace Pumpkin Topper Crochet Pattern

 Friday Fun With Sara
Let's Make a Lace Pumpkin Topper Crochet Pattern
With Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs
or "Pumkins" As My Grand Daughter Calls them.
(say it with a little Southern accent) 

On Today's Friday Fun With Sara We Crocheted Lace
 Toppers For Our pumpkins.  They are fun to crochet, 
and can be used year after year. Also a great way to use
 up your left over yarn.

We also talked about What to do With Our left
 over Pumpkins, real pumpkins,  after Halloween.
Scroll down to the bottom of the Blog,
 For the  Ideas and Recipes I like.

See The Video On my Youtube Crochet 
Channel At This LINK

Lace Pumpkin Topper Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Skill: Easy
Crochet Hook – J / 6.00 mm
Yarn - Bulky (5) I used Red Heart Reflective yarn (any colors)
                   Any bulky (5) yarn will work
Yarn Needle
A Fun Halloween Button
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
V Stitch ( V St)
 Skip (sk)
Space (sp)
Size: 5 X 5 inches
Ch3 Counts as dc

R: 1 - Ch 10, starting with a 12 inch tail of yarn,
Join in a circle, ch3, dc, ch1 in the circle,
Make sure you st over the beginning tail of yarn.
*2dc, ch1* Repeat 6 more times, join, to the ch3 with a slst,
Slst between the 1st 2 d, ch4.
 (8 sets of 2dc, ch1)

R: 2 – Dc in the same sp as the ch4, ch2,
*Dc, ch1, dc, ch2 in between the next 2 dc*
Repeat From * to * 6 more times, join to the ch3 with slst,
Slst in the ch2 sp, ch3.
 (8 sets of Vst, ch2)

To Make The Topper larger for bigger pumpkins, repeat R: 2,
 adding an addition ch between V sts.
Each Row will have 8 Vsts, and an addition ch per row, between the V Sts.

R: 3 – Dc, ch1, 2 dc in the same ch 1 sp as the ch3,
*Sc in the next ch2 sp, 2dc, ch1, 2dc in the next ch 1 sp*
Repeat From * to * 6 More times, sc in the last ch2 sp,
Join to the ch3 with a slst, tie off and weave in your ends.
(8 sets of Shell st, sc)

If you made your topper larger, add an additional sc between the shell sts, per row.

Gently pull the beginning tail of yarn and almost close the hole,
Slide the Lace topper on your pumpkin to make 
sure the stem will fit through the hole.
You want it snug but not too tight.
Weave in the tail of yarn securely with a needle.
Cut a 10 inch piece of yarn, and tie a bow on the front of the lace topper.
Sew on a fun button if desired. 

After Your Pumpkins Are Done Doing Their Halloween Job, 
Don't just throw it out in the trash.
You can put them out for The animals like deer, squirrels, raccoons, 
fox and birds.
But before you do: Wash the pumpkins  with plain warm water
 to remove any soap, paint
 or was residue. Those can be toxic for animals. 
Slice up your pumpkin into "hand" size pieces. 
This is Helpful for smaller animals.

I Actually Save My Pumpkins, And Make Pumpkin
 Puree For my Dogs.
You can also use this Puree For Pies, Bread and other Recipes 
That call For Pumpkin Puree.

It's super easy. Remove the stems, and slice up the pumpkin into small chunks.

Leaving the skins on, put them in your crockpot. 
a Pot on the stove will work also, if you do not have a crock pot.
Do not add water, salt or any seasoning.
Add as much pumpkins chunks as will fit into the pot and cook them until mushy.

Once the pumpkin is mushy, I remove the lid, let as much water as
 possible cook off. Stirring about every 15 minutes.

Let The "mush" cool. Then you can can it, or freeze it.
I like to freeze it into small freezer bags. I pull one out and put it into 
a bowl with a lid for use.

I give my dogs a teaspoon of pumpkin twice a day. 
It helps with tummy and gland issues and they love it. 

The Puree Can Also be used in breads, cookies, cakes and pies. 

And Don't Forget About The Pumpkins Seeds!

How To Roast Pumpkin Seeds: LINK

I Love This Easy Recipe!


Have Fun and enjoy Your Pumpkins!

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