Take a look at rounds 8-16 in the pattern. Notice anything in particular? If you said "yes," you're right! When we were shaping the pumpkin to go out and up, I used the same repeating pattern of rounds:
- Round A: Increase evenly
- Round B: Single-crochet around
- Round C: Single-crochet around
- Round 20: Increase evenly (you should end up with 72 stitches in the round)
- Round 21-22: Single-crochet around
If you decided to grow your pumpkin a little bigger, you may want to add a few more middle rounds to even things out -- otherwise, you will end up with more of an oval pumpkin than a sphere.
Next time we chat, we'll talk about decreasing and I'll revisit the invisible decrease technique. Enjoy!