Pumpkin Spice Ear Warmer & Scented Pumpkin Keychain

As the crisp autumn air rolls in, there's no better time to cozy up with some seasonal crochet projects.

Pumpkin Spice Ear Warmer & Scented Pumpkin Keychain Crochet Tutorial

This tutorial will guide you through creating a stylish Pumpkin Spice Ear Warmer and a charming Scented Pumpkin Keychain. Both are perfect for keeping warm and adding a festive touch to your accessories.

Materials Needed

  • Yarn: Choose a soft, medium-weight yarn in autumn colors like orange, brown, and cream.
  • Crochet Hook: Use a size H (5mm) crochet hook for both projects.
  • Scissors: For cutting the yarn.
  • Yarn Needle: For weaving in ends.
  • Stuffing: For the pumpkin keychain.
  • Cinnamon Stick: Optional, for scenting the pumpkin keychain.
  • Keyring: For the pumpkin keychain.

Pumpkin Spice Ear Warmer

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Creating the Base

  1. Foundation Chain: Begin by chaining 75 stitches or enough to wrap around your head comfortably. Join with a slip stitch to form a circle, ensuring the chain is not twisted.
  2. Round 1: Chain 2 (counts as the first half double crochet, or hdc). Work 1 hdc in each chain around. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning chain.
  3. Round 2: Chain 2, work 1 hdc in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch.
  4. Repeat Round 2: Continue working rounds of hdc until the ear warmer reaches the desired width, typically about 4-5 inches.

2. Adding Texture

  1. Round 3: Chain 2, work 1 front post double crochet (fpdc) in the next stitch, then 1 back post double crochet (bpdc) in the following stitch. Repeat this pattern around. Join with a slip stitch.
  2. Round 4: Chain 2, work fpdc around the fpdc of the previous round and bpdc around the bpdc of the previous round. Repeat around and join with a slip stitch.
  3. Finishing: Continue this pattern until you reach the desired texture and width. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Customization Ideas

  • Color Variations: Use different colors for a striped effect.
  • Embellishments: Add a crocheted flower or button for extra flair.

Scented Pumpkin Keychain

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Creating the Pumpkin

  1. Magic Ring: Start with a magic ring. Work 6 single crochets (sc) into the ring. Pull tight to close.
  2. Round 1: Work 2 sc in each stitch around (12 sc).
  3. Round 2: 1 sc in the next stitch, 2 sc in the next stitch around (18 sc).
  4. Round 3: 1 sc in the next 2 stitches, 2 sc in the next stitch around (24 sc).
  5. Round 4: 1 sc in the next 3 stitches, 2 sc in the next stitch around (30 sc).
  6. Rounds 5-8: Work 1 sc in each stitch around.

2. Shaping the Pumpkin

  1. Round 9: 1 sc in the next 3 stitches, sc2tog (single crochet two together) around (24 sc).
  2. Round 10: 1 sc in the next 2 stitches, sc2tog around (18 sc).
  3. Stuffing: Stuff the pumpkin firmly with polyester fiberfill. Optionally, place a small piece of cinnamon stick inside for scent.
  4. Round 11: 1 sc in the next stitch, sc2tog around (12 sc).
  5. Round 12: Sc2tog around (6 sc). Fasten off and leave a long tail. Use the tail to weave through the remaining stitches and pull tight to close.

3. Adding the Keyring

  1. Stem: Attach brown yarn to the top of the pumpkin. Chain 5 and fasten off, leaving a tail. Sew the chain into the top of the pumpkin to create the stem.
  2. Keyring: Attach a keyring to the stem or use a jump ring to secure it.

Customization Ideas

  • Scent Options: Use different spices like cloves or nutmeg for a variety of scents.
  • Decoration: Add small felt leaves or embroidery to enhance the pumpkin.

Benefits of Crocheting Your Own Accessories

  • Personalized Gifts: Handmade items make thoughtful and unique gifts.
  • Sustainable Craft: Using eco-friendly yarns reduces waste and supports sustainable practices.
  • Creative Expression: Customize colors, patterns, and embellishments to reflect your personal style.

Creating a Pumpkin Spice Ear Warmer and Scented Pumpkin Keychain is a fun and rewarding way to embrace the autumn season.

These projects are perfect for both beginners and experienced crocheters, offering a chance to craft beautiful, practical items.

Whether you’re making these for yourself or as gifts, they’re sure to bring warmth and charm to the cooler months.

Happy crocheting!

Images and pattern courtesy of MJ's Off The Hook Designs

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