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 for the free pattern or you can purchase a printer-friendly, ad-free PDF here.
Great for Stash-Busting!
I had leftover cotton from another project, so wanted to use up what I had lurking about in my yarn stash.
They can be made in any color you want, 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 you have in any lightweight 03 or medium (04) weight yarn.
You can also use bulkier weight yarns and adjust your hook size to make larger pumpkins.
Use Them For Thanksgiving Decor
If you have been looking for Thanksgiving table decor ideas, then these mini crochet pumpkins will be perfect!
You can make a bunch put together in the center of the table, or as a place card for each guest.
For place cards, all you need to do is print out the name of the guest 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 of your choice or if you have the talent, handwritten in gold ink.
- I have also seen some that have been written in gold glitter, which looks amazing!
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 mini crochet pumpkins would also look awesome threaded onto a length of twine and hung as a garland.
The garland could be placed across the mantel, cupboard, or porch.
It would also look great in a kid’s room, nursery, or craft room.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for any advanced beginner.
- 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 over on my YouTube channel here.
This will show you how to make up the pumpkin.
Pumpkin Crochet Pattern
Skill Level – Easy
The pattern is written using US crochet terms and abbreviations.
- 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.
- Do NOT use the copyrighted photos for your product listing.
Gauge – 6 HDC in 1″
Size – 4.5″ H x 4″ W
The Supplies You Need
- DK/light worsted/8 ply yarn.
- Rico Creative Cotton in;
- Smokey Orange 72
- Nature 60
- Silver Grey 22
- Pearl Grey 52
- Sand 59
- Yarn weight guide
- Hook – 4mm (US G/6)
- Tape Measure
- Darning needle
- CH – Chain
- SC – Single crochet
- HDC – Half double crochet
- Rem – Remaining
- Rep – Repeat
- Sts – Stitches
- Ch 19.
- SC into the 2nd ch, SC 4 more times, HDC for 8, 5SC to end of row.
- Ch 1, 5 SC, 8 HDC, 5 SC.
- Rep the previous row until the piece measures 6″ in length.
- 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 and do a running stitch through the sides and pull tight to gather up.
- Close the hole and secure it.
- Turn the pumpkin on the right side out and stuff with the fiberfill.
- Once it has been stuffed – thread your needle again and 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 length of yarn and thread through the top of the pumpkin.
- Tie around the pumpkin, into the grooves about 4 times to get the pumpkin into shape. (See the video in this post for help).
- Tighten it as much as you can before you finish and move to space them into place if needed.
- Weave in the loose ends.
- Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook.
- 2 SC in each st around.
- SC in each st around.
- Secure and leave a long length of yarn for stitching to the pumpkin.
- Ch 7, SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in each ch.
- Leave yarn tails and attach to the stalk base.
- Then stitch the stalk base to the top of the pumpkin.
The curly bit of the stalk
- Ch 20
- Turn, 2 SC in each st.
- 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 stalk base, the stalk, and the curly bit of the stalk, here is how they all fit together;
- Stitch the stalk base to the top of the pumpkin.
- Stitch the stalk to the center of the stalk base.
- Then stitch the curly bit of the stalk to the stalk base also.
- Take a look at the photograph below to see how this looks.
- There is a video tutorial over on my YouTube channel here.
You can add a paper place name in any shape to the stalk – print out the names and cut the shape, make a hole with a hole punch, and tie using twine.
I love seeing your finished projects!
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