Embroidered Pumpkins

by Ashley Weeks Cart

Oof. This DIY was a doozy. I started by embroidering a mini-pumpkin using traditional embroidery thread and needle. But the flesh of the pumpkin just broke and fell apart as I cross-stitched – the holes were too tiny and fragile. So much for Pumpkin #1.

Then I did a larger pattern using a tapestry needle and yarn. Except I messed up the placement of the holes on Pumpkin #2, so there are random holes with no purpose around the embroidered spider.


Finally, Pumpkin #3 and #4 yielded better results.

And man, now my fingers are sore.

You can find simple, free Halloween cross-stitch patterns here. And that crochet spider web pattern is for sale here.