Swirly Wirly ~ Spiral Rosette Yarn Wrapped Pumpkin
I knew I wanted to make a fall centerpiece. Recently I saw a blog post about making yarn wrapped pumpkins and gourds. Yarn Wrapped Gourds & Pumpkins
from Two Shades of Pink
. I loved the rosette yarn wrapped pumpkin she showed. Of course I pinned the post, but I had a mental image of the pumpkin and never went back to see the details of how she made her spiral rosettes. My method worked fine, but I looked later and saw her suggestions. They look like they would work well and not involve hot glue, which is always a plus in my book. You can see my method below and you can also click over to her blog to see her method.
Two things I will tell you about this project. 1. Expect it to take you a while…it is not a fast project. 2. If it bothers you to have a different color peaking out from behind your yarn, either buy a white pumpkin or use a darker color yarn.
I started with a pumpkin from the craft store (of course it was bought with my 40% off coupon + my educator discount). I had yarn left over from other projects (shocking….I know).
- As you can see above, I just wound the yarn into a rosette. I was surprised that after the first turn or two, it actually would hold the swirl shape.
- Next up, put hot glue on the pumpkin a bit away from the nearest rosette and in about the size of the current swirl of yarn.
- Add more glue around the swirl and continue to add yarn until it fills the space in which you placed it.
- The way I did it, they won’t all come out to the be same size. I used small swirls to fill in the odd spaces.
I thought it might be helpful to see how I filled in a side of the pumpkin. Below is that progression.
As you can see I used a mix of different sized rosettes. Just figuring out what size I needed to fill in space as I went.
After about 2+ hours and a few burnt fingers (I really don’t like hot glue)…I had a pretty pumpkin ready for my fall centerpiece. The orange peaking through slightly bugs me and it’s not as ‘perfect’ as I pictured it would be, but overall, I think it is pretty.
Have a great week!