Crochet Pumpkins

I found a neat little pattern that he shared with me for crochet pumpkins for fall/Halloween. It was so cute I had to give it a whirl. The pattern was laid out well and was easy to follow. The problem came when it was time to stuff the little critter. I didn’t have anything to stuff it with except for some jumbo cotton balls I keep around the house to take nail polish off with. Beggars can’t be choosers, eh? So this was my first attempt:

It’s a bit lumpy. I guess it could be argued that real pumpkins are lumpy, too, but I doubt anyone would want to buy my little lumpy crocheted pumpkin. So! On to attempt #2. 
The second attempt came out a bit better although the stem looked a bit pitiful:
On to attempt #3!
The final attempt was indeed the charm. It came out perfect:
I was so happy with it, I made two more:

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