Learn how to make a super easy crochet pumpkin by following this free crochet pumpkin pattern tutorial. This is the perfect pumpkin pattern for beginners.
You might remember these cuties from 2017, but I wanted to give this pumpkin pattern a refresh for 2022!
The great thing about this pattern is you can use any size yarn and hook combo to make all different sizes and colorways.
This easy crochet pumpkin pattern is a great one to whip out those funky fun novelty yarns, like faux fur yarn, and velvet yarn to play around with texture.
With Fall in full swing and everything pumpkin flooding social media, I have been getting a lot of requests for a crochet pumpkin pattern over on Instagram. (BTW I love getting requests from you guys!)
These little cuties are super easy to make, and the pattern is simple to adjust if you want to make a pumpkin that is bigger or smaller than the size provided.
Here’s what I will be using to make my pumpkin.
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I have created a new full video tutorial to go along with this easy crochet pumpkin pattern. Sometimes it’s fun to watch the video while you crochet, it feels like we’re crocheting together!
– 3 oz Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick (Mine is in the color Wheat)
– K Crochet Hook (this size hook will make for very tight stitches with this yarn)
– Large Tapestry Needle
– Hot Glue Gun/Glue
– Stick (mine is about 1.5″ tall and .5″ in diameter)
This is a beginner-level pattern, assuming you are familiar with crochet. If there is a technique you are unfamiliar with, please refer to the video tutorial that goes with this pattern.
STITCH KEY (US TERMS)
SC- Single Crochet
INC- Single Crochet Increase (two SC in the same stitch)
DEC- Decrease (in this case a single crochet invisible decrease)
*-To be repeated
Crochet Pumpkin Pattern
Row 1: SC 10 in a magic circle. Join back into your first SC and CH 1 (We do not turn our work throughout this entire pattern) (10)
Row 2: INC in each stitch around. Join back into your first SC and CH 1. (20)
Row 3: *SC, INC* 10 times. Join back into your first SC and CH 1 (30)
Row 4: *SC, SC, INC* 10 times. Join back into your first SC and CH 1 (40)
Rows 5-11: SC 40 around. Join back into your first SC and CH 1 (40)
Row 12: *SC, SC, DEC* 10 times. Join back into your first SC and CH 1 (30)
Sew in your tail from row 1 and stuff your pumpkin now
Row 13: *SC, DEC* 10 times, Join back into your first SC and CH 1 (20)
Add any more polyfill if necessary.
Row 14: Invisible DEC over the next 20 stitches (10) Tie off leaving a tail about 3 ft long. (You will need the long tail when creating the “sections/bumps” of your pumpkin.)
Thread your 3 ft tail on your large tapestry needle, and close the hole on the top of your easy crochet pumpkin, but do not cut your tail.
With your tapestry needle still threaded on your tail, insert your needle across the hole you just closed up and push it through to the bottom of your pumpkin. Pull tight.
Then insert your needle across the hole on the bottom of your pumpkin (where your magic circle was in row 1) and back up through the top of your pumpkin.
Pull very tight, squishing the pumpkin in the center. (Repeat if necessary)
To create the sections/bumps of your pumpkin, go around the body of your pumpkin and insert your needle back into the bottom, and pull through to the top. You should have a section of your tail yarn hugging the outside of your pumpkin. Pull tight and the pumpkin will begin to squish, creating bumps on both sides of your yarn.
Repeat this process until you have your desired amount of sections/bumps then tie off.
Hot glue a stick in the center of your pumpkin for the stem and you just finished an adorable chunky crochet pumpkin!
aYou can also get real fancy here and tie some cute twine or ribbon around the stick stem! If you wanted to make the pumpkin more kid-friendly, you could crochet, stuff and attach a stem instead of hot gluing a stick.
If you want some more ideas for what you can use for your stem, check out this post for 10 creative pumpkin stem ideas!
I hope you loved this easy crochet pumpkin pattern and enjoy making lots of crochet pumpkins for your home, Etsy shop, gifts or however else you plan on using them 😀
If you do plan on adding these in your shop, don’t forget your freebie! I created these pumpkin product tags just for finished piece sellers like you.
Feel free to tag me on social media if you share any pics of your finished pumpkins. I would love to see how yours turned out.
If you wanted to adjust this pattern you could always drop down a few hook sizes and use a smaller yarn, or you can change the number of increase rows (example: only increase to 30, then repeat rows of 30, until you get the desired size, instead of 40 like in this pattern.)