Connecting the two sides
To connect the two sides of the pumpkin, sl st both sides together. Fret not, it's the same step that we used when we connected the upper front earlier. If you need a refresher, check out the video here
Line up row 1 and row 23B back-to-back. Row 23B should be closer to you.
Ch 1, insert the hook under the back loop of row 23B and the remaining loop from the foundation chain in row 1 across from it. This should be the second stitch from where the upper front of the pumpkin ends. Sl st.
Sl st together the back loop of each remaining stitch in row 23B and the remaining loop from row 1’s foundation chain across from it. Fasten off leaving a long tail.