Here are 10 unique pumpkin stem ideas to use on your crochet pumpkins this fall season! Try mixing them up to give your pumpkin patch variety.
Crochet & Knit Pumpkins are so cute, but a question I hear a lot is- “What should I use for the stem?!”
Well friends, today I am going to share 10 fun pumpkin stem ideas that I am sure you are going to LOVE!
If you would rather listen instead of read, check out the video I made to go with this post below
1. A Stick
Depending on where you live, you may be able to find sticks in your yard for free. But if you live in an area where sticks are not easy to come by, Hobby Lobby sells them in their wedding section!
I take my daughter stick-huntin’ and we look for perfect pumpkin stem sticks. The ones I usually use are about 3/4″ in diameter but this could vary and would still look amazing.
I have my husband slice them for me, about an inch tall, and use a hot glue gun to attach them to my crochet pumpkins.
2. Leather Tag
Leather (or faux leather) tags look so fancy! This is a great way to make your pumpkins look a little more modern.
Taylor Lynn Crochet uses these tags on her Addi Machine Pumpkins, and you can check out the tutorial on those here!
3. Cinnamon Sticks
The October guest poster, Geneva, from Knot & Stitch, used Cinnamon Sticks for the stems on her crochet pumpkins!
This is a good way to keep the look and smell of fall all in one!
4. Wine Corks
Wine Corks are such a fun and unique stem! They are honestly the perfect shape for pumpkin stems and they give off a rustic farmhouse vibe!
5. Crochet Stem
Keep it classic with a brown crocheted stem and even a leaf or two!
You can find the pumpkin tutorial/pattern with this crocheted stem over on Crochet365 blog.
6. Crochet Loop
Want to keep it easy as pie? These thick crochet chain loops look so adorable and would take no time at all to add on to your pumpkins!
Find the super simple tutorial for these loop stems on Yarn Society’s blog.
7. Silk Rope
What a beautiful stem idea! Spin a Yarn Crochet used silk rope to create this fun stem.
If you want to read more about how she did it, you can check it out on her blog!
8. Crochet Vine
If you want to keep the stem crochet, a spiral vine like this is perfect!
Check out the tutorial for this crochet vine on Crafting on the Fly’s blog.
Grab some brown (or whatever color you like!) felt cut into a rectangle, roll it up and hot glue it down & boom! You got yourself a stem!
You can find the felt stem tutorial on The Cookie Snob Blog!
Just like the felt, you can use burlap! This is a great rustic feel that you can add by switching over to burlap 🙂
That is a wrap, friends! Did you find any new ways to make stems to top your handmade pumpkins with?
Are there any stems you use that weren’t on this list? Let me know in the comments 🙂