Easy Crochet Pumpkin Pattern Free

Hello crochet enthusiasts! Autumn is in the air, and what better way to embrace the season than with some adorable crocheted pumpkins? I’m excited to introduce our cute crochet pumpkin pattern, available for free to all our craft-loving friends out there.

Whether you’re looking for small pumpkins to adorn your table or larger pumpkins to make a statement in your living room, this free pattern has you covered!

Our free pumpkin crochet patterns are designed to be beginner-friendly, ensuring everyone can join in the fun. With step-by-step instructions, you’ll be able to create a collection of adorable pumpkins in no time.

The easy crochet pattern includes three different sizes, so whether you want a cute pumpkin for a tiny nook or a centerpiece for your place settings we’ve got you sorted.

Crafting these crochet pumpkins is not only a delightful experience but also a chance to add a handmade touch to your fall decor. So, grab your hook and yarn, and let’s bring these cute little pumpkins to life! The free crochet pattern is below.

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Melissa Hassler holding her pumpkin crochet design

CROCHET PATTERN INFORMATION

Great uses for Amigurumi Pumpkins

Amigurumi pumpkins, with their adorable and three-dimensional appeal, can be utilized in a multitude of ways. Here are some delightful uses for these crochet creations:

  1. Decorative Displays: Use them as table centerpieces or place them on mantels, shelves, or desks to add an autumnal touch.
  2. Halloween Decorations: Incorporate amigurumi pumpkins into your Halloween décor setup. Combine with other Halloween-themed amigurumi like ghosts, witches, and black cats.
  3. Gifts: They make thoughtful handmade gifts, especially for friends or family who love seasonal decorations or unique crafts.
  4. Wreaths: Integrate them into autumn pumpkin wreaths for your front door or walls.
  5. Basket Fillers: Fill decorative baskets or bowls with various sized lovely pumpkins for a festive touch.
  6. Pin Cushions: Smaller pumpkins can serve as adorable pin cushions for sewing enthusiasts.
  7. Doorstops: Larger, weighted amigurumi pumpkins can be used as doorstops.
  8. Keychains or Bag Charms: A mini pumpkin can be attached to key rings or bag clasps for a cute accessory.
  9. Seasonal Garland: String several amigurumi pumpkins together to create a decorative garland.
  10. Photo Props: They can be used as props for autumn-themed photo shoots or family portraits.
crochet pumpkin pattern free

Skill Level

Beginner. This free crochet pumpkin pattern uses basic crochet stitches in a basic stitch pattern.

Crochet Project Materials

Crochet Pumpkin Pattern Size Chart

Pumpkin SizesFlat RectangleFinished Pumpkin Size
Small Pumpkin2.5″ x 6.25″2″ base, 2″ tall
Medium Pumpkin3.5″ x 8.75″3″ base, 2.5″ tall
Large Pumpkin4.5″ x 11.25″3.5″ base, 3″ tall
Crochet Pumpkin Pattern Size Chart

Crochet Gauge

Just under 6 stitches = 1 inch

3 rows = 1 inch

Crochet Pumpkin Pattern Notes

  • You will first crochet a flat rectangle and then sew the ends together.
  • You are crocheting in the back loops only (blo).
  • This free crochet pattern includes the stem, but you can also use a cinnamon stick. 
  • dc = double crochet stitch
  • hdc = half double crochet 
  • sc = single crochet 
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining
  • blo = back loop only

Work the indicated stitch in the back loop only (blo) of the next stitch.

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CROCHET PUMPKIN PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

crochet pumpkin pattern free

Small Pumpkin Pattern Free

Leave a long yarn tail for sewing.

Row 1: Ch 16, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook, hdc in each rem ch, turn. (14 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc blo in each st, turn. (14 stitches)

Rows 3-19: Repeat row 2. 

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. 

Medium Crochet Pumpkin Pattern Free

Leave a long yarn tail for sewing.

Row 1: Ch 20, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook, hdc in each rem ch, turn. (18 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc blo in each st, turn. (18 stitches)

Rows 3-26: Repeat row 2. 

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. 

Large Crochet Pumpkin Pattern Free

Leave a long yarn end for sewing.

Row 1: Ch 24, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook, hdc in each rem ch, turn. (22 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc blo in each st, turn. (22 stitches)

Rows 3-34: Repeat row 2. 

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. 

crochet pumpkin pattern free

Crochet Pumpkin Pattern Stem

Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in each rem ch. (5 stitches)

crochet pumpkin pattern free

Assembly

  1. Sew the two ends of the rectangle together.
crochet pumpkin pattern free

2. Turn the tube inside out so that the seam is on the inside.

3. Sew one end of the tube closed by weaving the yarn back and forth around the opening. 

crochet pumpkin pattern free
crochet pumpkin pattern free

4. Gently pull tight on the yarn to close the opening and fasten off.

5. Stuff the pumpkin with Poly-fil creating a pumpkin shape and repeat steps 3 and 4.

crochet pumpkin pattern free

6. Sew the stem to the top of the pumpkin. 

crochet pumpkin pattern free
crochet pumpkin pattern free

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How much yarn do I need to crochet a pumpkin?

Crocheting a pumpkin doesn’t require a lot of yarn, especially compared to larger projects like blankets or sweaters. The amount you’ll need really depends on the size of the pumpkin you’re aiming to create. For small to medium-sized pumpkins, you might not need much yarn at all. 

If you have bits and pieces of yarn left over from other projects, this is a perfect chance to use them up. Using scrap yarn not only helps you save and reduce waste, but it can also give your pumpkin a unique and special look. So, before diving into a new skein, check your leftover yarn stash first. You might just have everything you need to get started!

Is this pumpkin pattern suitable for beginners?

This pumpkin pattern is great for beginners. One of the best things about it is that it uses only basic crochet stitches. That means if you’re just starting out or if you’ve only learned the fundamentals of crocheting, you can still tackle this project with confidence. It’s designed to be straightforward and user-friendly. 

So, even if you’re new to the world of crochet, you can create a pumpkin that looks professional and adorable. It’s a fantastic way to practice your skills and end up with a fun seasonal decoration at the same time. Give it a try, and you’ll see how beginner-friendly it truly is!

Can I adjust the size of the pumpkin using this pattern?

 If you want to adjust the size of your crochet pumpkin using this pattern, it’s entirely possible. The key is to make sure the length of the rectangle you’re working on is about 25% larger than its width. This proportion helps maintain the pumpkin’s round shape as you assemble it. 

So, if you’re aiming for a wider or narrower pumpkin, just remember this rule about the rectangle’s dimensions. By following this guideline, you can easily customize your pumpkin to be just the size you want, whether you’re going for something tiny and cute or bigger and more pronounced.

What type of stuffing or filling should I use for my crochet pumpkin?

For your crochet pumpkin, the most common type of stuffing to use is polyester fiberfill. You can find it at most craft stores or even in old pillows you might have at home. Another option is cotton batting, though it’s denser and might give your pumpkin a firmer feel. If you want a natural stuffing, consider using wool roving. 

Whatever you choose, make sure the stuffing fills your pumpkin evenly, so it looks plump and round. Also, be careful not to overstuff, or the stitches might stretch too much and create gaps. Choose the stuffing that you think will work best for your project and your desired pumpkin texture.

How can I make my crochet pumpkin more stable or weighted at the bottom?

If you want your crochet pumpkin to sit more stably and not tip over, adding some weight to the bottom of the pumpkin is a good idea. One simple way to do this is by using a small cloth pouch or an old sock and filling it with materials like rice or dried beans. Place this weighted pouch at the bottom of your pumpkin before adding the regular stuffing.

 This gives your pumpkin a solid base, helping it stay upright. Another option is to use small craft or fishing weights. Just ensure they’re wrapped or placed in a fabric pouch so they don’t poke through your crochet stitches. Adding this little bit of weight will make your pumpkin sit perfectly, especially if it’s going to be a decorative piece for your home.

How long does it typically take to complete one crochet pumpkin?

Making a crochet pumpkin doesn’t take too long, especially if you’re familiar with the basics of crocheting. In fact, you might be surprised to know that it’s possible to complete one from start to finish in just one hour! Of course, the exact time can vary based on how fast you crochet and any extra details you might add.

With this simple pattern and a bit of focus, you can have a cute crochet pumpkin ready in no time. It’s a fun and quick project, perfect for a cozy afternoon or when you’re looking to create some festive decor in a pinch. So, grab your yarn and hook, and you’ll have a pumpkin before you know it!

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