In this post, you will see a pumpkin crochet pattern that is really easy and great for stash-busting!
They can be used as home decor, place cards, or even to hang as a garland.
Get in the fall mood with these sweet little pumpkins.
Scroll down to view the free pattern, or grab your printer-friendly, ad-free PDF here.
Pumpkin Crochet Pattern
This free crochet pattern is great for your fall decor.
Make a bunch in different yarn weights to use up your stash, including any worsted-weight yarn.
You need to fill each one with stuffing inside and add a stem with either the crochet stem (in the pattern instructions) or a cinnamon stick.
Great for Stash-Busting!
I had leftover cotton from another project, so I wanted to use what I had lurking in my yarn stash for these smaller pumpkins.
They can be made in any color, from the traditional orange and white to blues or even black for Halloween!
Made with Rico Creative Cotton Aran, the crochet pumpkins can be made in any leftover yarns with lightweight 03 or medium (04) weight yarn.
Use Them For Thanksgiving Decor
These mini crochet pumpkins will be perfect if you have been looking for Thanksgiving table decor ideas!
You can assemble a bunch in the center of the table or as a place card for each guest.
All you need to do for place cards is print out the guest’s name or ‘thankful‘ and tie it to each pumpkin with twine.
Make Your Own Pumpkin Place Cards
Here are some ideas for making your own place cards:
- If you want to really creative, you could cut the place cards into shapes, for example, a circle or leaf shape.
- The printed text could be in any color or handwritten in gold ink if you have the talent.
- I have also seen some written in gold glitter, which looks fantastic!
This is something that your guests will definitely enjoy and want to take away with them.
Giving a little handmade gift is a really special way to tell each and every one of your guests that you are thankful to have them in your life.
I know that whenever I get a handmade gift, it just means so much that someone put in the effort to make something special.
Make A Crochet Pumpkin Garland
The easy crochet pumpkins would also look fabulous, threaded onto a length of twine and hung as a garland.
The garland could be placed across the mantel, cupboard, or porch.
The rustic style pumpkins would also look great in a kid’s room, nursery, or craft room.
What Size Crochet Hook For Pumpkins?
The size of the crochet hook you use for crocheting pumpkins can depend on the specific pattern you’re following, as well as personal preference.
However, generally, when making small to medium-sized pumpkins, a crochet hook in the range of 4.0 mm (G-6) to 5.5 mm (I-9) is often suitable.
The size of the hook can influence the overall size and tightness of your stitches.
If you use a smaller hook, your stitches will be tighter, resulting in a smaller pumpkin.
Conversely, a larger hook will produce looser stitches and a larger pumpkin.
Always refer to the pattern you’re following for specific guidance on the recommended hook size.
If you’re experimenting or creating your own pattern, you can test different hook sizes with your chosen yarn to achieve the desired texture and size for your crochet pumpkins.
Keep in mind that gauge can vary from person to person, so it’s a good idea to crochet a gauge swatch before starting your project to ensure your pumpkin turns out the size you intend.
Adjust your hook size as needed to match the pattern’s gauge or to achieve the size you prefer.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is excellent for any beginner (it’s beginner-friendly!).
Knowledge of basic stitches will be helpful for you to make this pattern.
Plus, crochet pattern reading and knowing some US terms.
- You should be comfortable making a slip knot and creating a chain.
- You should be comfortable working single crochet.
- You should be comfortable working half double crochet.
- You should also be comfortable reading crochet patterns.
- And understanding crochet abbreviations and terms.
There is a video tutorial on my YouTube channel here.
This will show you how to make up the pumpkin.
This pattern uses basic crochet stitches to create a rectangle.
You will use single crochet (sc) and the half double crochet (hdc) stitch.
The flat panels of the rectangle will be seamed using single crochet to make a tube.
I have used DK yarn (medium weight) for this pattern, but these cute little pumpkins can also be made in other yarn weights like worsted weight yarn or bulky weight yarn, along with the appropriate hook size for whichever yarn you are using.
If you use bulky yarn, you will make larger pumpkins.
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Gauge – 6 HDC in 1″
Size – The finished piece measures around – 4.5″ H x 4″ W
The Supplies You Need
- Scraps of DK/light worsted/8 ply yarn.
- Rico Creative Cotton yarn in;
- Smokey Orange 72
- Nature (white or cream) 60
- Silver Grey 22
- Pearl Grey 52
- Sand 59
- Yarn weight guide
- 4 mm hook (US G/6)
- You can use any crochet hooks that can be used with the weight of your chosen yarn.
The pattern is written using US crochet terms and abbreviations.
- CH – Chain
- SC – Single crochet
- HDC – Half double crochet
- Rem – Remaining
- Rep – Repeat
- Sl st – slip stitch
- Sts – Stitches
Crochet Pumpkin Pattern
- CH 19, turn,
- Row 1: 1 SC into the 2nd CH from hook, SC in 4 CH, HDC in 8 CH, SC in 5 CH to end of the row, turn,
- Row 2: CH 1, 5 SC, 8 HDC, 5 SC, turn,
- Rep row 2 until the piece measures 6″ in length.
Finishing the pumpkin and seaming
- Fold the piece in half and crochet the two ends together using SC into each of the stitches.
- Pull the final st through and leave a length of yarn to finish.
- Thread the darning needle, do a running stitch through the sides, and pull tight to gather up.
- Close the hole and secure it.
- Turn the pumpkin the right side out and stuff it with the fiberfill.
- Once it has been stuffed – thread your needle again, do another running stitch through the top of the pumpkin, and pull tight to close.
- Secure and weave in any loose ends.
- Cut a long tail/length of yarn and thread through the top of the pumpkin.
- Wrap yarn around the pumpkin into the grooves about 4 times to get the pumpkin shape.
- Tighten it as much as you can before you finish and move to space them into place if needed.
- Weave in the loose ends and check the bottom of the pumpkin.
- Repeat and make lots of small pumpkins in various colors.
How do you crochet a small pumpkin stem?
To crochet the stem, you can use a sand color or green yarn.
The crocheted stem is made in a few pieces and then seamed together.
- CH 2, turn,
- Row 1: 6 SC in the 2nd CH from hook, turn,
- Row 2: 2 SC in each st to the end of the row, turn
- Row 3: SC into each st to the end of the row.
- Secure and leave a long length of yarn for stitching to the pumpkin.
- Ch 7, turn,
- Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook, SC in each CH.
- Leave a yarn tail and attach it to the stem base.
- Then, stitch the stem base to the top of the pumpkin.
- You could use a hot glue gun if you don’t want to stitch it.
The curly bit of the stem
- Ch 20, turn,
- Row 1: 2 SC in each CH.
- Cut yarn and secure.
- Stitch to the pumpkin base.
- Use the top loop to curl into shape.
Once you have your pumpkin stuffed and finished, the stem base, the stem, and the curly bit of the stem, here is how they all fit together;
- Stitch the stem base to the top of the pumpkin.
- Stitch the stem to the center of the stem base.
- Then stitch the curly bit of the stem to the stem base also.
- Take a look at the photograph below to see how this looks.
- There is a video tutorial on my YouTube channel here.
How Long Is A Crochet Pumpkin?
The length of a crocheted pumpkin can vary depending on the pattern, the size of the crochet hook, the number of stitches, and the thickness of the yarn used.
However, for a standard small to medium-sized crochet pumpkin, you might aim for a length of approximately 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters).
If you’re following a specific crochet pattern, the instructions should indicate the intended size of the finished pumpkin, including its length.
Keep in mind that some patterns might guide you to crochet a certain number of rounds or rows rather than specifying an exact length.
To achieve the desired length, it’s essential to check your gauge and adjust your stitches accordingly.
If you’re using a thicker yarn or a larger crochet hook, your pumpkin may turn out larger, and vice versa for thinner yarn and a smaller hook.
As always, feel free to customize your crochet project to meet your preferences.
If you want a bigger or smaller pumpkin, you can easily adapt the pattern by adding or omitting rounds or adjusting your yarn and hook sizes accordingly.
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