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Pumpkin Crochet Pattern (Free, Easy + Adorable)

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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
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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.

crochet pumpkin garland
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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.

Mini-Pumpkin-Crochet-Pattern

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.

mini crochet pumpkins on a plate for thanksgiving

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.

Crochet pumpkin place card

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.

mini crochet pumpkin garland
Rustic crochet pumpkins look great and are strung together to make crochet garlands.

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.

Video Tutorial

There is a video tutorial on my YouTube channel here.

This will show you how to make up the pumpkin.

mini crochet pumpkins free pattern
Fill a fall basket or plate with your crochet pumpkins.

Pumpkin Crochet Pattern

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

Skill Level – Basic

Notes

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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Pattern Here

Copyright Info

  • Please do not copy, sell, redistribute, or republish this pattern. 
  • Only link to the pattern page if you wish to share this pattern.
  • You may sell items produced using this pattern.
  • Do NOT use copyrighted photos for your product listing.
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Gauge – 6 HDC in 1″

Size – The finished piece measures around – 4.5″ H x 4″ W

mini crochet pumpkin garland

The Supplies You Need

Yarn

Crochet Hook

  • 4 mm hook (US G/6)
  • You can use any crochet hooks that can be used with the weight of your chosen yarn.

Notions

Other Materials

rustic pumpkin garland
Make a rustic pumpkin garland to hang with fall bunting on your fireplace.

Abbreviations

The pattern is written using US crochet terms and abbreviations.

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

  • CH – Chain
  • SC – Single crochet
  • HDC – Half double crochet
  • Rem – Remaining
  • Rep – Repeat
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • Sts – Stitches

Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

Mini Pumpkin

  • 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.
Crochet pumpkins

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.

Stem Base

  • 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.

Stem

  • 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.
crochet pumpkin

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.

Making Up

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.
mini pumpkin crochet pattern

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.

Share your work with us…

I love seeing your finished projects on social media.

If you enjoyed making the free crochet pumpkin pattern, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.

You can also find me on Facebook (we have a Facebook group too!), Pinterest, Ravelry, and Etsy.

I’d love to see your work.

Happy crocheting!

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21 Comments

    1. Hello Megan, You fold the pumpkin so that the shorter sides can be joined. There is a video in the post that shows you how to make up the crochet pumpkin. Thanks, for visiting! πŸ™‚

  1. I am having trouble finding the video. It must be there just cant seem to click in the right place. So excited to make these. Thank you for your help.
    Sara

    1. Hello Sara, the video is in the post, it should start to autoplay as you scroll down, it’s underneath where it says ‘Get in the fall mood with these mini pumpkins!’ and it should move to the right side of your screen as you scroll. Thanks for visiting! πŸ™‚

    1. Hello Jennifer,
      On Youtube, I have a video that shows you how to make up the pumpkin once you have made the main body of it.
      The link for that is in the blog post if you want to take a look!
      Thanks,
      Louise

  2. Would you mind making a full YouTube video on it? I’m a beginner but I would love to make this for a cute fall decoration this year.

    1. Hello Sora,
      At some point, I want to make a full video tutorial because I know it would help beginners to make it.
      I will add it to my to-do list!
      Thanks,
      Louise

    1. Hello Janet – I think you mean the stalk, stalk base and the curly bit on the stalk?
      This is what you can see on top of the mini pumpkins in the photographs.
      The instructions for those are also in the pattern.
      I hope that helps!
      Louise πŸ™‚

    2. Yes, I would also like the pattern for the pictured pumpkin-with the green leafy top. Would you have that one as well? Thank you.

  3. Hello! I am a beginner and this is the only good garland pumpkins that I have seen! I was wondering if you could make a full tutorial for beginners because I would like to do these soon for fall! thanks πŸ˜‰

    1. Hello Sora,
      I will add this request to my list.
      I have the making up tutorial on Youtube but not a full tutorial on how to create the pumpkin body.
      I hope that can help you!
      Thanks,
      Louise

    1. Hello Sora,
      You will need to wrap it around the pumpkin a few times, so you can leave around 6 times the length you need for seaming.
      I hope that helps!
      Louise

  4. When you single crochet and half double crochet do you go through both of the loops or just the back or front?

    1. Hello Sora,
      You need to go through both loops when you single crochet and HDC – half double crochet.
      You can find tutorials for both techniques on my site – in the crochet lessons (see the main menu) or on my Youtube channel.
      Thanks,
      Louise

  5. omg these are so cute and easy to make. It’s also easy to make different sizes. I think you can use this pattern and make little snowmen for figures if you stack them up! And if you don’t have polyfill, plastic bags make a good filler too!

  6. Hello! I am a beginner and trying to make a pumpkin following your pattern! Can you pleasw let me know If there is a wrong/right side of the pumpkin, to know which side needs to be inside when folding it! Thanks