DIY Macrame Pumpkins with Red Heart Yarn
Create DIY Macrame Pumpkins with Red Heart Yarn and just a few simple supplies from around the house. I love the Super Saver line of yarn from Red Heart because it comes in 110 different colors, so you can mix and match to create customized craft projects. My mom has been knitting blankets with it since I was a kid. Each year when we were growing up in Pennsylvania we would get to pick out our own special colors for a snuggle blanket. My favorites were always the variegated skeins. I will show you how to make this super cute trio of pumpkins for your home!
Easy Macrame Pumpkins with Red Heart Yarn
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Here's what you need to make a Macrame Pumpkin Trio:
- Red Heart Super Saver Yarn – Pumpkin, Carrot
- Kunin Classic Felt Craft Cuts – Copper Canyon, Olive Green
- Thick Cotton Rope – Dollar Tree
- Americana Acrylic by DecoArt – Sour Apple
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Tree
- Painter's Tape – Dollar Tree
- MONO Twin Permanent Marker – Tombow
- Pencil with New Eraser
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Pinking Shears
- Comb – Dollar Tree
Here's how to create Easy Macrame Pumpkins:
To begin the DIY Macrame Pumpkins with Red Heart Yarn, gather all supplies. I love that the Red Heart Super Saver line of yarn provides 110 colors, so you can create the perfect color palette for any craft project. For this project, since I am wrapping the yarn around the rope, and I didn't need it to be super straight, I started the skein from the center, instead of the outside. I selected Pumpkin (the bright orange) and Carrot (the darker orange) for this project.
Measure and tape the thick cotton rope in the middle of where you will cut the rope to prevent fraying. Here are the lengths I cut to create the Pumpkin Trio. Tall Pumpkin one 10″ and one 12″ length. Small Pumpkin one 8″, one 9.5″, and one 11″ length. Wide Pumpkin one 6″, one 7.5″, one 9″, and one 11″ length.
If you want to make a pumpkin of your own size, create the center section, and then measure the other sections around the first. Line up and dry fit all of the sections of the three pumpkins on your work surface. Number the section of each pumpkin with the MONO Twin Permanent Marker, so you can keep all of the lengths of rope organized. The MONO Twin is a versatile marker to craft with because it has a larger bullet tip and an extra fine tip, which makes it perfect for all types of applications.
Since I will be wrapping the Red Heart Super Saver Yarn around the sections of rope, I am starting the skein from the center. Line up the rope sections from the Wide Pumpkin from smallest to largest on your work surface. Place a small line of hot glue on the end of the smallest rope, place the end of the yarn into the glue, and then let it cool. Begin wrapping the rope tightly with the Red Heart Carrot Yarn.
Continue to wrap each length of cotton rope with the Red Heart Yarn. Keep the yarn tight and the rows close together, so you do not see any white rope peaking through. At the very end of each rope, cut the yarn and pull it through the second loop, and secure it with a small dot of hot glue. Starting with the smallest length, fold in half, apply a thin line of hot glue to the center of the yarn-covered rope, and hold together until the glue cools. Repeat with the remaining lengths of yarn-covered rope, until the pumpkin is complete. TIP: for a clean finished project, make sure that your start and finish ends are to the inside of the rope and get hidden when assembled.
Remove the tape from the ends of the cotton rope with scissors. Gently comb (or brush) out the ends of the cotton rope to create a lovely fringe. Trim the fringe evenly with scissors. Repeat the above process to create the Tall Pumpkin and the Small Pumpkin.
Once all three DIY Macrame Pumpkins are complete, create stems and leaves. Cut out three stems from Copper Canyon Kunin Classic Felt with scissors. Create polka dots on one leaf using Sour Apple acrylic craft paint and a new pencil eraser. Create a plaid pattern on the second and third leaves by dabbing vertical and horizontal lines with a flat paintbrush. Once the paint is dry, attach the stems and leaves to the pumpkins with hot glue.
How to Make DIY Macrame Pumpkins with Yarn
Super Saver yarn from Red Heart has been a favorite among crafters, knitters, and crocheters for over 30 years. This 100% acrylic worsted weight, size 4 yarn comes in over 110 beautiful colors, so you will always find the perfect color to complete your project. I love the muted but bright pops of color from the Pumpkin and Carrot colors for this Macrame Pumpkin craft project. Change up the colors to fit your home decor OR create in shades of whites and greens for the perfect topper for a gift bag or present instead of a bow.
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6 thoughts on “DIY Macrame Pumpkins with Red Heart Yarn”
So adorable! Thanks for the tutorial.
Thanks a bunch, Virginia! I was intimidated to start this project, but it was super easy! ENJOY!
That is an original and fun macramé design! Thank you!
Thank YOU! I am working on Jack-O-Lanterns and Ghosts, too!
These pumpkins are just adorable 🙂
Thanks a bunch, Julie! They were easier than I thought they would be!