Tiny scented pumpkins are a must for every home. They smell so good and are easy to create! Crochet these little cuties and then stuff them with poyfil and chips of wax melts. The trick is to chop up wax melts, and add a bit of the wax to the poly fil. Choose your favorite scents for Fall. I love the pumpkin, apple pie and cinnamon scents of the season. The yarn used was a cake of Mandala in the colorway Centaur. I think the Mandala cake in the colorway Groot would make some pretty awesome tiny scented pumpkins. The free crochet pattern is below or you can purchase an ad free pdf at RAVELRY or ETSY.
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Here is a list of the wax melts that I used.
Better Homes and Gardens has a scent that is called “Warm Rustic Woods”. This scent is a fave. The wax was easy to get out of the package, and when I chopped it up with scissors is was semi creamy and it was flaky. I liked it a lot. I would use the Better Homes and Gardens Brand again.
The next scent I used was by Scentsationals in the scent of “Warm Apple Pie”. It was super hard. I didn’t think I would ever get it out of the package. It wasn’t fun to work with. I would not use this brand again.
The third wax melt I used was by Woodwick in the scent “Pumpkin Butter”. It was super creamy. I loved working with this wax melt. I will look for this brand next time I want to create a scented project.
My thoughts were to use these cute tiny scented pumpkins as a car freshener.
You know, tie them to a long piece of twine and hang them from the rear view mirror. My thoughts were wrong, but not entirely. I left a pumpkin in the car all summer long. The results were that the wax lost its scent. The wax did weep to the yarn, but it took extreme heat before that happened.
I found out that using these tiny scented pumpkins as a sachet was a great idea.
In my haste to find a place to store the pumpkins, I tossed them into a drawer. Now when I pull out an article of clothing they have a light scent.
Below is a video that tells you how to work with the wax melts, and how to add them to these tiny pumpkins.
Tiny Scented Pumpkins
I used most of the cake to make 24 tiny pumpkins. The video shows how much yarn is left over. Over all it doesn’t take much yarn at all. Just scraps in a (3) weight The colorway used was Centaur, but Groot would be another fantastic color choice to make the tiny pumpkins.
Little strips of rawhide for the stems, a glue gun. Scented Wax Melts of your choice. Optional: Wooden Skewer & Sharpie Magic Marker in the color Bronze, Copper, Gold or Brown.
If you would like to make a Teeny pumpkin, skip Round 4 and drop down to round 5, taking note that your stitch count between the first set of decreases is 2 sc sts, not 3.
ch 2, 7 sc in the second ch from the hook; join w/slp st, to beg. sc (7 sc)
Note: You can ch 3 and join in a ring if you choose.
ch1, 2 sc in joining st, and in each st around; join w/slp st to beg. sc (14 sc)
ch1, sc in joining st, 2 sc in nxt st; *sc in nxt st, 2 sc in nxt st;* repeat between * * 6x, join w/slp st to beg. sc
ch1, sc in joining st, sc in nxt st, 2 sc in nxt st; *sc in nxt st (2x), 2 sc in nxt st;* repeat between * * 6x, join w/slp st to beg. sc
Note: Continue to crochet, using the “In the round” method. Place a marker in the first st, do not join, but continue around, moving the marker with each round you make.
Round 5-9: Note: you can add more rounds if you would like.
Continue to sc in each st around, moving the marker, so that you can keep track of what round you are on.
You should be at the marked st; *dec , sc in nxt 3 st’s;* repeat between * * around, until you are at the beginning of the round
You should be at the marked st; *dec , sc in nxt 2 st’s;* repeat between * * around, until you are at the beginning of the round
You should be at the marked st; *dec , sc in nxt st;* repeat between * * around, until you are at the beginning of the round
Stop here and stuff your pumpkin. Put in a small amount of stuffing, then add a second bit of stuffing with the wax melts mixed in, as demonstrated in the video.
After you have stuffed your pumpkin, continue to dec in the round, until the hole is very small, slp/st across the opening, to finish closing, and finish off, leaving a 24″ to 30″ tail.
How To Make The Dents In The Tiny Pumpkins
There is a photo tutorial that shows you how to make those lovely dents, over at the “I Love Pumpkins” post, or watch the video. The demonstration on how to make the dents starts at the 4:50 minute mark.
ch5 or 6, slp st in the 1st chain made. Clip the yarn. You will have two yarn tails. Tie them into a knot. Trim the ends close to the knot. Don’t worry about it becoming untied. Watch the video tutorial, starting at the 12:00 minute mark. First place the rawhide stem in the center, tipped to the side, then shape your leaf, and glue the knot into the center of the pumpkin, leaning the leaf to one side. Make sure to get plenty of glue in there, to keep the knot from coming untied. I used a wooden skewer to help push the knots down into the center.
How To Make The Rawhide Stem
Using a 1.5″ long, strip of rawhide, fold it and pinch it in half. Using a hot glue gun, glue the ends together. You may need to hold it for a minute while it is cooling down. When you are certain the glue will hold the ends of the stem together, glue it to the center of the pumpkin.
How to make the rawhide look rustic.
If your strip of rawhide is too bright. Grab a sharpie or marker that is muted brown. I used a “Gold” colored sharpie. Take the marker and color the side edges and then make little marks on the flat edge of the rawhide. This will make it look a bit more rustic.
Now it is time to admire the tiny scented pumpkin you have just finished.
Isn’t your pumpkin so cute? These scented pumpkins can be placed in a dish and set on a table. You can place them in a mason jar with a doily cover. I love to toss a couple of them in a drawer to use as a sachet. The scent of the pumpkins in my drawers, is still going strong.
Last fall I tossed a tiny pumpkin in the trunk of my car, and it scented my trunk all through the winter.
Someone cleaned my trunk the following spring, but I did keep a pumpkin that had the Woodwick wax melt inside of the pumpkin, in the window sill of my car. I can report to you, that the summer heat did affect it’s scenting ability. The wax did melt. It did not weep to the outside of the pumpkin. It did make the pumpkin stiff. When I pushed and manipulated the stiff parts of the pumpkin, the wax did not flake off or crumble. I call that a win!
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