Hello Pumpkin! I’m so excited to share with you this Classic Pumpkin crochet pattern. I’m always behind with my seasonal projects so I hope you’re not sick of pumpkins just yet.
I must admit that I have a love hate relationship with crochet pumpkins. I’ve tried making a few over the years but I’ve never been able to get them to turn out quite right… until now that is! The aim with this pattern was to create something quick and easy while still being textured and fun.
This Classic Pumpkin pattern has some simple shaping which makes it easier to gather the ends together and get that perfect pumpkin shape. A basic combination of stitches gives it that gorgeous texture through the middle.
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- Worsted Weight Yarn in 2 colours – main colour and stem colour (I used 4 Seasons Spot Saver USA)
- 4mm crochet hook
- Polyester fiberfill
- Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors
- ch – chain
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- BLO – back loop only
- st/s – stitch/es
- […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
- (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round
Gauge is not important in this pattern. If you wish to crochet a pumpkin the same size as mine, R1-43 of the pattern measures 4” wide x 8” long before seaming and when measured across the middle at the widest part.
The ch 1 at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.
PUMPKIN (main colour)
Leave a long starting tail (approximately 10”)
R1: Ch 21, starting in second ch from hook – 2 sl st, 3 sc, [hdc, sl st] x5, 3 sc, 2 sl st (20)
R2-43: Ch 1, turn. BLO 2 sl st, 3 sc, [hdc, sl st] x5, 3 sc, 2 sl st (20)
Ch 1, turn. Fold the short sides together. Sl st through the starting ch row and the front loop only of the working sts to join (20)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing (approximately 25”).
Ch 11, sl st in second ch from hook and in each ch across (10)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.
Fold the stem in half and sew together to form a loop.
For more help with the following section there is a premium pattern available.
- Turn your pumpkin piece right side out so that the seam is on the inside.
- Using the starting tail, sew a running st along the edge and pull to gather. Add some stuffing and pull closed as tightly as you can. Sew around the edge of the hole and pull to close it completely. Weave in end.
- Finish stuffing. Stuff firmly focusing on pushing the stuffing towards the outer edges. Repeat the previous steps for gathering the top of the pumpkin. Do not fasten off.
- Using the remaining yarn tail, sew down through the centre of the pumpkin and back up, pulling on the tail to create an ident on the top and bottom. Take the yarn tail back down again through the centre and secure with a knot. Weave in end.
- Sew the stem to the top of the pumpkin. Weave in ends.
If you enjoyed this pattern, you can find more seasonal patterns HERE.
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