Pumpkins are definitely a fan favourite when it comes to decorating for Fall. This classic pumpkin crochet pattern combines simple shaping with fun texture.
I have a love hate relationship with crochet pumpkins. For a long time, they were the one thing that I struggled to make.
I tried a bunch of different pumpkin patterns but my results were always lumpy and wonky (which I guess is fine for a pumpkin, but it wasn’t the look I was going for) and I could never get them to fully close so there was always stuffing peeking out.
I really wanted to be able to jump on the pumpkin bandwagon so I challenged myself to create a pumpkin crochet pattern that’s pretty much fool proof. As in, if I can do it, so can you.
This classic pumpkin crochet pattern is worked flat in a long rectangle but it has simple shaping at each end which makes it easier to gather together and get that perfect pumpkin shape.
The pattern is quick and easy and uses a combination of basic stitches to give it some gorgeous texture and visual interest.
There is a tiny bit of sewing to attach the stem but you could always substitute it with a short stick, folded strip of leather/cord or a cinnamon stick for a different look.
Pumpkin Crochet Pattern
- Worsted weight yarn in 2 colours – main colour and stem colour (I used 4 Seasons Spot Saver USA from Spotlight)
- 4mm crochet hook
- Polyester fiberfill
- Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors
Abbreviations (US Terms)
- 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
- The finished item measures approximately 3.5” wide x 2.5” tall (6cm x 9cm) stuffed including the stem, when using the materials listed.
- The ch 1 at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.
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.
Size is easily adjustable by substituting thicker or thinner yarn and using an appropriate hook size for your chosen yarn.
LET’S GET STARTED!
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”).
Stem (stem colour)
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.
- 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 step 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 indent 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.
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