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Crochet Ribbing – Easy Ribbed Pumpkin Patterns

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In this post, you will see crochet ribbing – easy ribbed pumpkin patterns.

There are three sizes to make, small, medium, and large each using a different crocheted rib stitch.

This free crochet pattern uses super bulky yarn and a 9mm/(US M/N 13) crochet hook.

Scroll down to view the free pattern or you can grab your printer-friendly, ad-free PDF here.

Crochet ribbing - easy pumpkin patterns

Crochet Ribbing

There are many different crochet ribbing techniques.

Crochet ribbing is used frequently in sweaters, beanies (brims), and cuffs.

The three types of crochet ribbing you will learn here all use single crochet stitches and half double crochet stitches.

For this crochet project, you will create a rectangle that will then be turned into a pumpkin.

crochet rib stitches
set of three ribbed pumpkins

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is easy and great for any advanced beginner.

easy crochet pumpkins

Crochet Ribbing – Easy Pumpkin Patterns

Grab the inexpensive ad-free, printable pattern PDF in my shop here.

Grab the crochet pumpkin pattern bundle here with 5 different crochet stitch patterns.

Skill Level – Easy

Grab The Crochet Pumpkin Pattern Bundle Here

Notes

Make cute decor this fall with these chunky ribbed crochet pumpkins.

Ideal for advanced beginners these free crochet pumpkins teach you how to create crochet ribbing in three different ways (each with a different ribbing technique).

Make them in lots of different colors for Halloween or Thanksgiving using super bulky yarn.

Copyright Info

  • Please do not copy, sell, redistribute or republish this pattern. 
  • If you wish to share this pattern, link to the pattern page only.
  • You may sell items produced using this pattern.
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ribbed crochet pumpkin

Video Tutorials

There are three right-handed video tutorials on my YouTube channel to help you here…

  1. How To Half-Double Crochet In The Third Loop
  2. How To Crochet A Pumpkin With Half Double Crochet Ribbing (HDC)
  3. Crochet Rib Stitches – Single Crochet and Half Double Crochet Ribbing

You can also view my crochet pumpkin video tutorial playlist here.

crochet ribbing

Size Information

Pumpkin 1 – Small

  • Finished rectangle size – H 5.5 inches x W 10 inches
  • Finished pumpkin size – Circumference = 12 inches x H 5.5 inches.

Pumpkin 2 – Medium

  • Finished rectangle size – H 6.5 inches x W 12 inches
  • Finished pumpkin size – Circumference = 14 inches x H 6.5 inches.

Pumpkin 3 – Large

  • Finished rectangle size – H 8 inches x W 14 inches
  • Finished pumpkin size – Circumference = 16 inches x H 8 inches.

Gauge

  • 6.6 Sts / 8 rows in 4×4 inches (10x10cm) in single crochet.
  • Gauge is not important for this project.
crochet ribbed pumpkin

The Supplies You Need

Yarn

Hook Size

9mm (US M/N 13) Hook

crochet pumpkin patterns

Abbreviations

The pattern is written using US terms and abbreviations.

You can find a free PDF of both US and UK terms and abbreviations here.

  • BLO – Back loop only
  • CH – Chain
  • Cont – Continue
  • HDC – Half double crochet
  • SC – Single crochet
  • Rem – Remaining
  • Rep – Repeat
  • St(s) – Stitches

Pattern Instructions

Pumpkin Pattern 1 – Crochet Ribbing – Half Double Crochet In 3rd Loop

  • Row 1: CH 12, 1 HDC in 2nd CH from hook and in each CH to end, turn,
  • Row 2: CH 1, 1 HDC in BLO in 3rd loop of each st to end, turn,
  • Rep row 2 until the piece measures 10″ in length.
  • Cut yarn and secure the end.

This is the pumpkin crochet in the Fisherman yarn.

Video Tutorial.

ribbed pumpkin third loop

Pumpkin Pattern 2 – Crochet Ribbing – Half Double Crochet

  • Row 1: CH 14, 1 HDC in 2nd CH from hook and in each CH to end, turn,
  • Row 2: CH 1, 1 HDC in BLO in each st to end, turn,
  • Rep row 2 until the piece measures 12″ in length.
  • Cut yarn and secure the end.

This is the pumpkin crochet in the Mustard yarn.

Video Tutorial.

ribbed pumpkin hdc

Pumpkin Pattern 3 – Crochet Ribbing – Half Double Crochet And Single Crochet

  • Row 1: CH 16, 1 SC in 2nd CH from hook and in each CH to end, turn,
  • Row 2: CH 1, 1 HDC in each st to end, turn,
  • Row 3: CH 1, 1 SC in BLO of each st to end, turn
  • Rep rows 2 and 3 until the piece measures 14″ in length.
  • Cut yarn and secure the end.

This is the pumpkin crochet in the Wheat yarn.

Video Tutorial.

large ribbed crochet pumpkin

Making Up

You can see how the pumpkins are made up in each video tutorial.

The written instructions are below…

  • Step 1 – Fold the piece in half and seam to create a tube using the long tail (thread the darning needle/yarn needle) using the mattress stitch.
  • Step 2 – Sew a running stitch through the edge (weaving in and out of the top stitches and the next st) and pull tight to gather up (this pulls the bottom of the pumpkin together).
  • Step 3 – Close the hole and secure it.
  • Step 4 – Stuff with the fiberfill/poly-fil.
  • Step 5 – Once it has been stuffed and made into a pumpkin shape – cut another length of yarn (around 12+ inches) thread your needle again and do another running stitch through the top of the pumpkin and pull tight to close.
  • Step 6 – Secure and weave in any loose ends.
  • Step 7 – Glue a cinnamon stick (with a hot glue gun) into the hole in the center of the top of the pumpkin to create a pumpkin stem.
  • Step 8 – Cut a length of twine and tie in a bow around the cinnamon stick.
crochet pumpkins

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