Fall is the perfect time for crochet and knitting projects. I have been scouring Pinterest in search of adorable autumn patterns and it did not disappoint, from plaid pumpkins to precious pigs and everything in between.
Fall Crochet and Knitting Projects
I am ALL about fall, y’all!! Unfortunately the weather and Starbucks aren’t quite in the same frame of mind. I tried to order a Pumpkin Spice Latte, iced of course, and felt incredibly disappointed when they informed me that they don’t have them yet. What???? Why???? Yes, I know it’s only August and that it’s 90 degrees with 50% humidity. But I’m ready for crisp windy days, colorful cascading leaves, and everything pumpkin spice.
Welcome Fall Blog Tour
Today’s post is part of a Welcome Fall Blog Tour with some of my talented friends! I will link to each post down below so you can get into the fall spirit, if you aren’t already there! These ladies are experts in cooking, decorating, gardening, and DIY projects! You will not want to miss their fall posts!
Fall Crochet Project
I haven’t picked up a crochet hook in quite some time but this free pattern from Meg Made with Love had me at buffalo check. I knew it would look adorable with my other autumn decor and I absolutely love having handmade things around my home.
For this project I used my Paintbox Wool Mix Aran from my stash. I went with the colors Meg used in her pattern because I love black and white plaid. The construction of this pumpkin is quite simple. I actually completed the entire project in just a few short hours!
The little leaf detail is so sweet and using a twig stem from my yard completed the rustic look. I also thought about using a cinnamon stick for the stem, but since I’m too lazy to go to the grocery store I just went with what I had in my very own yard.
Although I always use my Furls Odyssey Purple Crochet Hook 6″ (3.50 mm (E)) for amigurumi projects, I found that the simple Clover Amour Crochet Hook was totally fine for this fun plaid pumpkin project.
Adding some twine and a little handwritten tag gave the project a personal touch. I think this is going to be a staple for my fall decorating and can see many more of these pumpkins in my future!
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Fall Knitting Project
Once I had the adorable black and white buffalo check pumpkin I knew I wanted something that coordinated for a knitting project. Naturally I chose a Little Cotton Rabbits pattern and immediately picked the pretty pink pig. It was my first time knitting this pattern and I was so pleased with how it was constructed. Nothing makes me happier than a logically designed toy!
Suzy Marie Knits
I’ve been trying to alternate girl and boy animals but I abandoned that idea because I HAD make a beautiful dress for my little piggy. Suzy Marie Knits has some of THE MOST adorable designs for every season. She has taken the Seasonal Dress Pattern from the Little Cotton Rabbits and modified it slightly and added her own colorwork designs. They are absolutely gorgeous. And they are all free! You must purchase the original pattern from Little Cotton Rabbits first to be able to use the Suzy Marie Knits designs.
Autumn Harvest Dress
I chose the Autumn Harvest Dress pattern and got busy. Immediately I was drawn to this design with the gorgeous pumpkin motifs lined up across the skirt. I wanted the dress to somehow coordinate with my buffalo check crocheted pumpkin without being too matchy-matchy. I used the colorwork chart as a template, but ultimately knew I needed to incorporate a black and white check.
This was the most complicated colorwork I have ever attempted and I actually felt a bit nervous about it. Suzy recommends using fingering weight yarn and I only had the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Baby, which is a 4 ply weight, on hand. I decided to use my 2.5mm needles and crossed my fingers that it would work out! Suzy Marie also knits her rabbits with a DK weight yarn and I use a worsted, I was hopeful that the heavier weight yarn for the dress would work in my favor.
If you would like to read my blog post Best Tip for Choosing Colors for Stranded Knitting please click here.
I could not be more pleased with how the dress turned out! The colors work perfectly together without being exact. Those little touches of black and white on the dress bring the entire look together.
There is one slight change I made to my little piggy. I decided that the tail from the original pattern would take a bit longer than I wanted to spend. So I decided to crochet a pig tail from my favorite crocheted amigurumi book, Animal Friends of Pica Pau. I think it turned out fantastic and took much less time!
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte
Even after my disappointing encounter at Starbucks I couldn’t let go of my need for pumpkin spice. I looked online and found a recipe that looked rather promising. I crossed my fingers and got to cooking. This Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte from Cookie + Kate turned out amazing! Even my super-picky twenty-two-year-old daughter thought it was delicious!
Fall Blog Post Tour!
If you’re ready to get into the fall spirit please check out the links to these amazing blogs! My friends have put together some great fall recipes, DIY, and decor tips that I know you all will love!
•Julie from This Beautiful Farm Life shares her tips for creating a gorgeous cozy fall farmhouse porch!
•Jenn from The Everyday Farmhouse created a fantastic tutorial for how to make crates from scrap wood! Perfect for fall decorating!
Thank you all for stopping by the Le Petit Saint Crochet blog. It truly warms my heart that you would take time out of your busy life to connect with me here. As always, I would love to hear from you. What are your favorite fall crafting projects? Anything special you’re working on now?