I used an H hook and in a perfect world the orange yarn would be 100% cotton. I used acrylic worsted weight, why? Say it with me now... Because that's what I had on hand-right:@)
Here are some general directions:
1. Basically you're just making a circle that lays flat.
2. Add the stem using the last three stitches of the last row.
3. Give it a little pumpkin shape with a partial row on the sides.
4. Add any leaf shape you'd like.
R1~ Make magic circle. Ch 2, DC 11 times. Tighten circle, slip stitch into top of Ch 2.
R2~ Ch 3, DC into same space. 2 DC each hole around, slip stitch into top of Ch 3.
R3~ Ch 3, *DC into next space, 2 DC into next space. Repeat from *. Slip stitch into top of Ch 3.
R4~ Ch3, *2 DC in next space, DC next hole, repeat from * until you have three stitches left. Change color to brown (for stem), finish last three stitches and slip stitch into top of Ch3.
R5~ Ch2, turn and DC across stem. Repeat this until you make the stem as long as you'd like (I just made one more row- Ch2, DC, SC, Slip Stitch, wanted the stem to be on an angle:@). Cut brown and fasten off.
Sides: (There is no right or wrong here folks, you just don't want the pumpkin to be perfectly round.) About 3-4 stitches from the middle of the bottom attach orange, do 2 SC, 3 HDC, 4 DC, 3 HDC, 2 SC, slip stitch and fasten off. Do the same for the other side.
Add green yarn about 3 stitches from stem, SC into those 3 stitches. Ch2, turn.
2 DC onto Ch2 hole, 2 TC into next hole, 2 DC in last hole. Ch3 turn.
SC into first stitch after Ch3. DC next stitch, 2 TC next stitch. Fasten off.