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Pumpkin Crochet Pattern {Easy And Quick}


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 you can 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 either with the crochet stem (in the pattern instructions) or by using a cinnamon stick.

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crochet pumpkin garland

Great for Stash-Busting!

I had leftover cotton from another project, so wanted to use up what I had lurking 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.

pumpkin crochet pattern
Don’t forget to pin it on Pinterest for later!

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.

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 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.

Crochet pumpkin place card

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.

mini crochet pumpkin garland

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

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner.

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

Pumpkin Crochet Pattern

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

Skill Level – Easy


This pattern uses basic crochet stitches to create a rectangle.

You will use single crochet (sc) and the half double crochet (hdc) stitch.

The rectangle will be seamed using single crochet to make a tube.

Grab The Ad-Free Printable PDF Pattern Here

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.
  • Do NOT use copyrighted photos for your product listing.
  • For the copyright T&C please read my Terms of Use.

Gauge – 6 HDC in 1″

Size – 4.5″ H x 4″ W

mini crochet pumpkin garland

The Supplies You Need




Other Materials

crochet pumpkin garland


The pattern is written using US crochet terms and abbreviations.

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

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



  • 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.
  • 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 the right side out and stuff it 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.
  • Tighten it as much as you can before you finish and move to space them into place if needed.
  • Weave in the loose ends.
Crochet pumpkins

Stalk 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.


  • Ch 7, turn,
  • Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook, SC in each CH.
  • Leave a yarn tail and attach it to the stalk base.
  • Then stitch the stalk base to the top of the pumpkin.
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The curly bit of the stalk

  • 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 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 on my YouTube channel here.
mini pumpkin crochet pattern

Place name

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.

Crochet pumpkin

Share your work with us…

I love seeing your finished projects!

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

I’d love to see your work!

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    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.

    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!

  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!

    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!

    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!

  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.