The other night I had a rummage in my acrylic scraps and pulled out a few autumn colours to play with. In the course of beginning a yarn doodle, I got sidetracked and ended up with a wee pumpkin.
Beginning with a magic loop, chain 2 and then make 11 double crochet (US terms) stitches in the magic loop. Pull the centre loop closed. Change to green to finish off the last double crochet, then slip stitch into the side of the last double crochet made, single crochet into the centre, chain 4, slip stitch in second chain from hook and in remaining 2 chains, slip stitch into the side of the beginning chain 2. Fasten off and weave in ends.
After I made the rust-coloured pumpkin, I proceeded to make the yarn doodle I originally had in mind, which used up just about all of the yellow I had:
Beginning with magic loop, chain 2 and make 11 double crochet stitches in ring, pull centre closed and join with a slip stitch in top of beginning chin 2. Change to new colour if desired.
Chain 2, front post double crochet around the chain 2. Double crochet in the next stitch, front post double crochet around the same stitch, then repeat this with the rest of the stitches. Slip stitch to top of beginning chain 2.
Chain 2, double crochet in next stitch and front post double crochet around same stitch. *Double crochet in the next stitch, then double crochet and front post double crochet in the next stitch. * Repeat between * until all stitches in the round are worked. Slip stitch to top of beginning chain 2 and fasten off.
Take a length of yarn in a contrasting colour, thread it through a tapestry needles, and working under the posts of the front post double crochets, lay the yarn down in a spiral. Weave in all ends.
I took my little yarn doodles and made a short garland with them:
I had another rummage in the box this morning and I'm about to go warp my frame loom so I can experiment with more scraps. This time, it'll be mostly purple.
I hope it's a good day in your world today!