Crochet

Easy Crochet Pumpkin

Autumn is officially here, which means snuggly jumpers, fluffy socks, boots not flip flops & of course pumpkins!!

So today I have another FREE crochet pattern to share with you, my very own little pumpkin.  This design is super quick and easy, really effective and so much fun to make.

Wanna make my Pumpkin? scroll down for the FREE pattern.

Inspiration & Design

I have seen quite a few crochet pumpkins pop up on my Instagram feed and also Pinterest lately, with so many beautiful varied rustic pumpkins you’d think I would have settled and made some…….No, I wanted to design my own!

This pattern is written in one size only, to achieve the different size pumpkins I experimented with different yarn weights and hook sizes.

For the dip dye brown pumpkin, I used DK with a 4mm hook (I started with dark brown, then changed the colour to light brown after 6 rows), for the orange & mustard ones, I used Aran & a 5mm hook, then lastly for the speckled pumpkin I used two strands of DK yarn ( one cream & one brown) with a 6mm crochet hook.

I just love that these were all made from just one simple pattern, you only have one number to remember….that starting chain!

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Yarn

I had the perfect colours in my stash for these, some gorgeous rustic Cinnamon & Marigold Aran yarns, plus pearl DK all from Deramores, I also had a few different shades of brown DK weight yarn.

You can purchase the yarn from Deramores here.

Pattern Info

Have fun getting ready for Autumn (or Fall, to my readers over the pond) with this adorable textured pumpkins, once you’ve made one, I’m sure you’ll want to make another straight away.

Description

This Pumpkin pattern is made in the round, you only have to seam the bottom, stuff then seam the top, finally why not add a small stick for the stalk.

This pattern is suitable for beginners, I’ve included lots of photos to help you.

Materials

Your chosen yarn in any weight, I used DK & Aran.

Hook – 4mm, 5mm, 6mm

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Sticks for the stalks

Glue Gun

Sand Paper

Finished Measurements

Small – FLAT – Width 9cm (3.5″) x height 10cm (4″) FINISHED –  Width 9cm (3.5″) x height 7cm (2.5″)

Medium – FLAT – Width 12.5cm (4.75″) x height 11.5cm (4.5″) FINISHED –  Width 12.5cm (4.75″) x height 8cm (3″)

Large – FLAT – Width 14cm (5.5″) x height 15cm (5.75″) FINISHED –  Width 14cm (5.5″) x height 10cm (4″)

**Please note that these sizes are approximate, your finished size may vary if you put more or less stuffing inside**

Notes

Ch2 counts as a stitch, so your first stitch goes into the next space.

Be careful not to twist your chain at the beginning, when joining to form a circle.

 

This pattern is written in US crochet terms {for UK terms click here}

Abbreviations

Ch – chain.

Sl st – slip stitch.

DC – Double Crochet – yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch (three loops on
hook), yarn over and pull through two loops, yarn over pull through loops on hook.

FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet – yarn over, insert hook around the post of the next stitch (insert from front, around the back & back to the front) yarn over pull through stitch, 3 loops on your hook, yarn over pull through two loops, yarn over pull through two loops.

BPDC – Back Post Double Crochet – yarn over, insert hook around the post of the next stitch (insert from back, around the front & back to the back) yarn over pull through stitch, 3 loops on your hook, yarn over pull through two loops, yarn over pull through two loops.

 

 

Pattern

Ok let’s start!

CHAIN 38

Round 1: Join with a sl st to the very first chain to form a circle, ch2, DC in the nxt ch, DC around, sl st into the top of the ch2 to join [38 inc the ch2]

Round 2: Ch2, FPDC around the 1st stitch.

*BPDC, FPDC, repeat from * around, sl st into the top of the ch2 to join [38 inc the ch2]

Round 3 – 13: Repeat Round 2.  Fasten off.

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Assembly

Now you have your tube, we can seam up the bottom, thread your darning needle with coordination yarn and weave in and out of every other stitch until you meet back at the beginning, now pull the two ends of yarn & tie in a double knot, if your still have a small gap, you can sew that closed before sewing in your ends.

Stuff it!!

This stitch can have tiny holes so I like to wrap my stuffing first, before putting it inside the pumpkin, I just used a piece of an old t shirt, lay it out flat, place the stuffing on top, fold over the edges and pop it into the pumpkin, now you can seam it in the same way as the bottom.

Stitcks!

For the stalks, I cut and sanded some twigs to about an inch long and hot glued them to the top of my pumpkins, you could add some ribbon or twine to decorate even further!

 

Here is the pumpkin pattern in UK crochet terms.

Abbreviations:

Ch – chain.

Sl st – slip stitch.

TR – Treble Crochet – yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch (three loops on
hook), yarn over and pull through two loops, yarn over pull through loops on hook.

FPTR – Front Post Treble Crochet – yarn over, insert hook around the post of the next stitch (insert from front, around the back & back to the front) yarn over pull through stitch, 3 loops on your hook, yarn over pull through two loops, yarn over pull through two loops.

BPTR – Back Post Treble Crochet – yarn over, insert hook around the post of the next stitch (insert from back, around the front & back to the back) yarn over pull through stitch, 3 loops on your hook, yarn over pull through two loops, yarn over pull through two loops.

Ok let’s start!

UK PATTERN

CHAIN 38

Round 1: Join with a sl st to the very first chain to form a circle, ch2, TR in the nxt ch, TR around, sl st into the top of the ch2 to join [38 inc the ch2]

Round 2: Ch2, FPTR, *BPTR, FPTR, repeat from * around, sl st into the top of the ch2 to join [38 inc the ch2]

Round 3 – 13: Repeat Round 2.  Fasten off.

Assemble as per the US version above.

 

If you make My little Pumpkin, I would love to see it, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram

Happy Hooking!!

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