Easy Crochet Pumpkins {free pattern}

This little pumpkin is so easy and fast to make, you’ll have time leftover to make some to decorate your whole house! Enjoy the free crochet pattern below.

Crochet Pumpkin Free Pattern

Project “decorate the mantel” continues with these cute little pumpkins! I designed this pattern to be super easy to make and to work up quickly, and it worked! The color combinations are endless and if I crochet any more, I will make the color bands less tall – only 2 0r 3 rows instead of 4 or 5. I then added a little hat for the stem and curly q’s to finish it off. I made them to perfectly match my crochet fall bunting and crochet lady owl (both are free patterns) so it all coordinates on the mantel. I used half double crochet to crochet the body, but I am able to see the fiberfill through it. It doesn’t seem to bother anyone else, but if that might bother you, I suggest either using a smaller hook (G) or use single crochet. It won’t work up nearly as quickly, but it will look nicer, so it’s up to you! Here’s the pattern!

(To print it, just click on the green Print Friendly button at the bottom of the page where you can pick and choose which parts you want to print or delete.)

Easy Crochet Pumpkins Pattern

Written and designed by Sara of My Merry Messy Life – copyright 2012

Supplies

  • Hook: H (5 mm)
  • Yarn: Worsted, medium weight, size 4 (I used Red Heart Yarn in Light Sage (where to buy), Pale Yellow (where to buy), Carrot (where to buy), and Chocolate (where to buy))
  • Tapestry needle to sew
  • Fiberfill or other type of stuffing

Abbreviations

  • SC = single crochet
  • DC = double crochet
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • SL ST = slip stitch
  • CH = chain

Crochet Pumpkin Pattern - Step 1

The Body

**If your circle starts to ripple, then either decrease on the next round or do a non-increasing round of just 1 HDC in each space. That should help to flatten it back out. But, it is not a big concern if it is not flat since it will be pulled up at the end. 

Here are my support tutorials to go with this pattern, if you need some extra help:

The non-increasing rows are in color.

  • CH 3, join with a SL ST to form a circle
  • Round 1: CH 2 (counts as first HDC), 11 HDC in circle, SL ST to top of CH 1 (12 HDC total)
  • Round 2: CH 2, work 1 HDC in the same space, then work 2 HDC in each SP, SL ST to top of CH 1 (24 HDC total)
  • Round 3: CH 2, work 2 HDC in the next space, *1 HDC in the next, 2 HDC in the next space* repeat from * all the way around, SL ST to the top of CH 1 (36 HDC total)
  • Round 4: CH 2, work 1 HDC in the next space, 2 HDC in the next space, *1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces, 2 HDC in the next space* repeat from * all the way around, SL ST in the CH 1 (48 HDC total)
  • Round 5: CH 2, work 1 HDC in the next space, then work 1 HDC in each space around (48 total)
  • Round 6: CH 2, work 1 HDC each of the next 2 spaces, 2 HDC in the next space, *1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces, 2 HDC in the next space* repeat from * all the way around, SL ST in the CH 1 (60 HDC total)
  • Round 7: CH 2, work 1 HDC in the next space, then work 1 HDC in each space around (60 total)
  • Round 8: CH 2, work 1 HDC each of the next 3 spaces, 2 HDC in the next space, *1 HDC in each of the next 4 spaces, 2 HDC in the next space* repeat from * all the way around, SL ST in the CH 1 (72 HDC total)
  • Round 9: CH 2, work 1 HDC in the next space, then work 1 HDC in each space around (72 total)
  • Round 10: CH 2, work 1 HDC in each of the next 4 spaces, 2 HDC in the next space, *1 HDC in each of the next 5 spaces, 2 HDC in the next space* repeat from * all the way around, SL ST in the CH 1 (84 HDC total)
  • Round 11: CH 2, work 1 HDC in the next space, 1 HDC in each space around (84 total)
  • Round 12: CH 2, work 1 HDC in each of the next 5 spaces, 2 HDC in the next space, *1 HDC in each of the next 6 spaces, 2 HDC in the next space* repeat from * all the way around, SL ST in the CH 1 (96 HDC total)
  • Round 13: CH 2, work 1 HDC in the next space, 1 HDC in each space around (96 total)

Step 2: Leave a long tail at the end and sew it with the tapestry needle around the edges.

Crochet Pumpkin Pattern - Step 2

 

Step 3: Take both of the long tails and pull them until the circle pulls up, but leave enough space to stuff it.

Crochet Pumpkin Pattern - Step 3 Crochet Pumpkin Pattern Step 3 View

Step 4: Stuff the pumpkin with fiberfill or anything you like, really. You could even add potpourri, wool roving, or plastic bags to make a nice baby toy!

Crochet Pumpkin Pattern Step 4

Step 5: Pull both the tails tight, until the pumpkin is almost all the way closed. Leave about enough space for two fingers to be able to sew the stem onto it.

Crochet Pumpkin Pattern Step 5

Step 6: Crochet the stem and curly-q and sew them onto the top. Patterns below the picture.

Crochet Pumpkin Pattern Step 6

Stem Pattern

Hook size: F

This is just a very tiny hat pattern, so if you know how to work one, you won’t need this pattern!

  • CH 2, SL ST to form a ring.
  • Round 1: 6 SC in the ring (I didn’t join because I didn’t feel like it, but you can if you’d like to!)
  • Round 2: 2 SC in each space all the way around (12 SC total)
  • Rounds 3-6: 1 SC in each space around (12 SC total)

Tie off and sew onto the top of the pumpkin.

Curly-Q Pattern

Make a chain of however long you’d like your curly-q – I did 12.

Then, work a DC in each chain, it will naturally start to curl as you go along. Super easy, isn’t it? Then tie of and sew on.

DONE! Merry Crocheting!

These pumpkins are part of my fall crochet mantel decorating series, where you can also find free patterns for a granny triangle bunting, and an owl!

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About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.

Comments

  1. Love it!!! So cute!!!

  2. Love them, thanks for sharing them with us!

  3. what an AwesOMe way to make a Pumpkin with a cute stem top . . . can’t wait to make some for the neighbor kids :0}

  4. Okay, Sara . . . now I have a question. Which round has the long stitch in it? What am I missing?

  5. I love them! They are so cute! Thank you for sharing and also your bunting and lady owl! I would LOVE to see your mantel all decked out! I bet it is so cute!

  6. This is so cute. Maybe I am really missing something, but where does the second tail come from? I have the long one at the very end of making the pumpkin, but I don’t know where in the pattern the other one comes from. Thanks!

    • Hi Colleen! I wrote that pattern a year ago, so I’m trying to picture what I meant. You ask a very good question! I think the other tail comes from the beginning of those last few rows, but I’d honestly have to crochet it again to figure it out. Will it work to just sew that long tail through and tie it to itself? If so, I’ll change that part in the post. I’ll have to crochet another one tonight because now you’ve peaked my curiosity!

  7. What a smart Chickie,
    putting the The non-increasing rows are in color.
    and very good tutorials.
    I really enjoyed looking at your site.
    People could take a lesson from you and you web site.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Bev in Ohio

  8. I love the way my pumpkin turned out! Had trouble with the second tail as well but i just used the ending tail and that worked. It was a bit tricky but still looks nice! Thanks for the pattern :]

  9. Thanks for sharing these fall cuties:) What are the approximate dimensions of each pumpkin? Thanks again for sharing your crochet ideas and patterns!

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