Learn to crochet a pumpkin with this free crocheted pumpkin pattern. This crocheted pumpkin adds the perfect handmade touch of autumn to your home decor!
I love to crochet. In fact, I just finished crocheting a large afghan for our daughter for her birthday. I had some yarn leftover and I just thought it’d make the cutest little crocheted pumpkin. So, that’s exactly what I did.
I shared my little creation on Instagram and several people were interested in the pattern, so I thought I’d try to get it written down and share it here with you.
Crocheted Pumpkin Pattern
I’m a little hesitant to share my pattern with you because I’d like to do a little tweaking to it, but who knows when I’ll get around to that! So, if I do modify this pattern, I’ll be sure to update it below.
I used I Love This Yarn! from Hobby Lobby in the following colors:
Of course, you can use any colors you want for your crocheted pumpkins! I also just used jute twine for the vine or tendril.
Supplies for Crocheted Pumpkin
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- Scraps of yarn:
- Crochet hook size US G-6 (4.0mm)
- Jute twine
- Darning needle
- Stitch marker
- Poly Fiber Fill
Instructions for Crocheted Pumpkin
I crocheted the whole little pumpkin in a couple of hours. Hopefully, with written instructions, I could crochet more in less time! This little pumpkin is crocheted in rounds, starting with a magic circle or ring. If you need help making a magic circle, you can follow these instructions or watch this video.
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
sts = stitches
slst = slip stitch
* = repeat
sc 2 tog = single crochet two stitches together
Crochet the Pumpkin Body
Using the Sungold or color of your choice for the pumpkin, make a magic circle.
Round 1: 8 sc into circle (8 sts)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (16 sts)
Round 3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (24 sts)
Round 4: *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (32 sts)
Round 5: *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (40 sts)
Round 6: *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (48 sts)
Round 7: *sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (56 sts)
Rounds 8-16: sc around (56 sts)
Round 17: *sc in next 5 sts, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (48 sts)
Round 18: *sc in next 4 sts, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (40 sts)
Round 19: *sc in next 3 sts, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (32 sts)
Round 20: *sc in next 2 sts, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (24 sts)
Round 21: *sc in next st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (16 st)
Stuff the pumpkin before crocheting the last round.
Round 22: sc 2 tog around (8 sts)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail (2-3 feet) for sewing.
Add any additional stuffing to your pumpkin.
Sew a gathering stitch to close the opening in the pumpkin. Thread the needle up through the middle of the pumpkin and out the other end in the middle. Wrapping yarn around the outside of the pumpkin, thread the needle back through the opening and out the other side, pulling taut on the yarn. Repeat this seven more times so that you have eight sections in your pumpkin. Knot the yarn to the bottom of the pumpkin and fasten off.
Crochet the Stem
With the Eagle Gold Print (or yarn color of your choosing) make a magic circle.
Round 1: Work 8 sc in the circle
Rounds 2-7: sc around
At the end of round 7, sl st to next stitch and finish off, leaving a long strand for attaching the stem to the pumpkin.
Stuff the stem.
Crochet the Leaves
With the Graphite (or yarn color of your choosing) *chain 8 and join to form a circle.
Leaf 1: Work the following in the circle just made: ch 2, 6 dc, ch 3, st st to 1st ch, 6 dc, ch 2, sl st* Do not fasten off. You have just made the first leaf.
Leaf 2: Repeat from * to * to make the second leaf. Fasten off, leaving a long strand of yarn for attaching the leaf to the pumpkin.
With your darning needle, attach the leaves to the top of the pumpkin using the long strand of yarn you left attached to the leaves. Fasten off and trim yarn strand.
Attach the stem to the top of the pumpkin and leaves using the long strand of yarn you left attached to the stem and your darning needle. Fasten off and trim yarn strand.
Make the Vine
Take about a 12″ long piece of twine and wrap it around a pencil. Spread glue all over the twine and allow to dry. Remove from the pencil once dry. I simply wrapped the twine vine (hey, a rhyme) around the base of the stem. You can hot glue it in place, if you desire.
Share Your Crocheted Pumpkins on Facebook!
If you crochet one of these pumpkins, be sure to share over on The Birch Cottage’s Facebook Group – A Handmade Home and share your inspiration with others! If you have a picture to share, that’s even better!
Happy crocheting! Til next time…