Learn how to make an easy, crochet pumpkin pillow that’s perfect for decorating your home or selling at your fall craft markets. FREE PATTERN.
Hello!! My name is Ashley, and I am the one and only maker and designer behind Ashley’s Crochet Shoppe.
I am a wife and mother of 2. I learned to crochet around the age of 13 by my amazing mom who just showed me the basic double crochet and I will forever be grateful because I wouldn’t be where I am today.
She is my biggest supporter which is also a plus. I had stopped crocheting for years and picked it back up in 2013 when I wanted to fill my SAHM days.
I also taught myself to knit almost 4 years ago by watching a ton of YouTube videos.
If someone asked me who inspires me the most. I would have to say a lot of amazing people I have met in the maker community on Instagram.
Having so much encouragement by those who barely know me is the best feeling in the world.
When I started my Instagram in 2015 I never expected to have met so many makers. I didn’t realize how many makers there are in the world.
Now that it’s 2019 I can honestly say I have a wonderful insta-family. It’s crazy how you can have so many friends and have yet to meet in person. Much of my success has been from the Knit/Crochet Community.
Well enough of my rambling. you are here for the Pumpkin Mod, aren’t you? So let’s get started.
Crochet Pumpkin Pillow
Skill Level – Intermediate
- Size 4.25mm G Hook (use this hook for both the pillow and stem and vine).
- Worsted (4) weight yarn (in any Orange color, Brown and green) – I used less than one skein for the pumpkin part and very little for the stem and vine.
- Stitch Marker
- Tapestry needle
- SL ST = Slip Stitch
- CH = Chain
- ST = Stitch
- SC = Single crochet
????Important Things To Know Before You Get Started????
Gauge is not needed for this project.
- My finished measurements are as follows:
- -From the top of the stem to the bottom of pillow mine measures about 14″
- -From one side to other mine is about 13″
- The following Pillow pattern includes instructions for the modifications ONLY. The main pillow part is an original design by Ashley of A Crafty Concept. You can find the instructions for that on her Original Crafty Boho Pillow blog post
*I worked rounds 1-20 but feel free to work the whole pillow.
When working the back side of the pillow. DO NOT FINISH off. Slip Stich in the next stitch and pull up a long loop.
If you have any questions or problems with anything from this blog post, please email me at [email protected]
Vine and Stem (FRONT PANEL)
With Green color yarn of your choice and your G 4.25mm Hook -CH 21
SC in 2nd chain from hook, Work 2 more in that same st. *work 3 SC in each st across*. Switching to brown yarn on the very last SC
Now that you have your brown yarn you are going to SL ST to any stitch on the front panel of the pillow.
Row 1: CH 1, SC 8 across. (8)
Pro Tip: I like to weave in any ends here to get them out of the way
Row 2: CH 1, Turn. SC In each stitch across. (8)
Rows 3-8: Repeat Row 2. Tie off.
Stem (BACK PANEL)
With right side facing up making sure the loop you left from the orange yarn is on the left. Attach Brown yarn 8 sts to the right from where the loop is with a slip stitch.
Row 1: CH 1, SC 8 across (8)
Row 2: CH 1, Turn. SC In each stitch across. (8)
3-8) Repeat Row 2. Tie off.
Attaching Front and back panels
All the stitches for this section will be made going through the front and back panels of the pillow.
Making sure your loop from orange yarn is to your right now, lay the front panel on top of the back and SC into one stitch to the right side of the stem.
Before finishing the single crochet, switch to brown yarn, then the stitch.
Pull orange yarn in between the front and back panels of the stem. You will pick it back up after you SC around the stem with your brown yarn.
Now that brown is attached, SC 7 up the right side of the stem. Be sure to go through the front and back panels of the stem and lining up the stitches so your stem is straight.
You will have to make your own spots for your hook to go since you are working on the “raw side” of your stem rows.
Work 2 SC in the corner.
SC in the next 6 (across the top of the stem)
2 SC in the left corner.
Work 7 sc down left side of the stem, but switch to your orange yarn before finishing the 7th SC.
Make sure you don’t pull your orange too tight here or your pillow will pucker.
Continue to single crochet around the pumpkin with your orange yarn. Again making sure to go through both the front and back panels.
Leave about 20 or so stitches so you have a little opening to start adding the poly-fil.
Add the poly-fil to start stuffing the pillow. Make sure to fill the stem.
Add as much of the stuffing as you like. I like to add just enough to make it firm.
Once your pillow is stuffed SC around the rest of the way. Finish off and weave in any ends.
Ta-Da you are finished with your pumpkin pillow. These would make great fall/ Halloween décor. I can’t wait to see your pillows. I hope you enjoyed making this pillow as much as I did.
Much Love, Ashley
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