Crochet Pumpkins with Free Patterns

October 4, 2019Allison Murray
Whip up some adorable crochet pumpkins with this free pattern with FOUR different variations! Easy to follow photo tutorial for assembly, too!

Whip up some adorable crochet pumpkins with this free pattern with FOUR different variations! Easy to follow photo tutorial for assembly, too!

Whip up some adorable crochet pumpkins with this free pattern with FOUR different variations! Easy to follow photo tutorial for assembly, too!

Whip up some adorable crochet pumpkins with this free pattern with FOUR different variations! Easy to follow photo tutorial for assembly, too!

I’m not going to gab a whole lot today because we’ve got a LOT GOING ON. And by a lot, I mean FOUR different crochet pumpkins AND a printable pattern book for them all.

Yep, I’ve been a busy hooker getting after these adorable orange yarn gourds. And, honestly, I couldn’t be any happier with how they turned out. In a word, they are ADORABLE! Want to whip up a batch yourself? Let’s go ahead and get right on into it…

Whip up some adorable crochet pumpkins with this free pattern with FOUR different variations! Easy to follow photo tutorial for assembly, too!

Our Crochet Pumpkins

Our 4 crochet pumpkins are all similar but a little bit different. Grab all 4 of the different patterns in one PDF.

Simply because I was getting confused about which pumpkin was which, I decided to name them. The pumpkin I will be piecing together in the photo tutorial after the crochet patterns is the one in the front, the “Lil Fat Stem” crochet pumpkin.

Supplies needed to Make these Crochet Pumpkins.

I’m linking to the exact colors of yarn I used because I think that these make the most adorable pumpkins together. That being said, this is a great project to stash-bust, though, so feel free to use whatever you have on hand! I used right at 8 ounces of Polyfil Stuffing to fill my 4 pumpkins. You can fill them up more or less than I did to suit your own preference.

Stitches used:

  • FDC: Foundation Double Crochet
  • CH: Chain
  • ST: Stitch
  • FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
  • BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
  • HDC: Half Double Crochet
  • SC: Single Crochet
  • DC: Double Crochet
  • TR: Treble Crochet
  • FDSC: Foundation Single Crochet

Whip up some adorable crochet pumpkins with this free pattern with FOUR different variations!

Small but Tall Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

BROWN STEM (TOP)

Create a magic ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3. In magic ring, DC 3, TR 1, DC 1, HDC 2, DC 1, TR 1. SL to join and end round. Tie off and weave in ends.

BROWN STEM (SIDES)

← Row 1: FDC 10. (Each row will have 10 stitches.)
→ Row 2-3: Ch 3 (acts as first DC) and DC down the length. Leave a tail of 5-6 inches.

PUMPKIN BODY

← Row 1: FDC 40. (Each row will have 40 stitches.)
→ Row 2: CH 2. FPDC in next 5 st. HDC in next 4 st. * FPDC in next 6 st. HDC in next 4 st. Repeat from * to end.
← Row 3: CH 2. HDC in next 3 st. BPDC in next 6 st. * HDC in next 4 st. BPDC in next 6 st. Repeat from * to end.
Row 4 – 19: Repeat rows 2 & 3. Leave a tail of 5-6 inches.

Whip up some adorable crochet pumpkins with this free pattern with FOUR different variations! Easy to follow photo tutorial for assembly, too!

Lil Fat Stem Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

BROWN STEM (TOP)

Create a magic ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3. In magic ring, DC 3, HDC 3, DC 2, TR 5. SL to join and end round. Tie off and weave in ends.

BROWN STEM (SIDES)

← Row 1: FDC 14. (Each row will have 14 stitches.)
→ Row 2-3: Ch 3 (acts as first DC) and DC down the length. Leave tail of 5-6 inches.

PUMPKIN BODY

← Row 1: FDC 40. (Each row will have 40 stitches.)
→ Row 2: CH 2. FPDC in next st. HDC in next 3 st. * FPDC in next 2 st. HDC in next 3 st. Repeat from * to end.
← Row 3: CH 2. HDC in next 2 st. BPDC in next 2 st. * HDC in next 3 st. BPDC in next 2 st. Repeat from * to end.
Row 4 – 15: Repeat rows 2 & 3. Leave a tail of 5-6 inches.

Nice and Round Larger Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

Nice and Round Larger Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

BROWN STEM (TOP)

Create a magic ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3. In magic ring, DC 3, TR 4, HDC 3, SC 3. SL to join and end round. Tie off and weave in ends.

BROWN STEM (SIDES)

← Row 1: FDC 14. (Each row will have 14 stitches.)
→ Row 2-3: Ch 3 (acts as first DC) and DC down the length. Leave tail of 5-6 inches.

PUMPKIN BODY

← Row 1: FDC 64. (Each row will have 64 stitches.)
→ Row 2: CH 2. FPDC in next 2 st. HDC in next 5 st. * FPDC in next 3 st. HDC in next 5 st. Repeat from * to end.
← Row 3: CH 2. HDC in next 4 st. BPDC in next 3 st. * HDC in next 5 st. BPDC in next 3 st. Repeat from * to end.
Row 4 – 22: Repeat rows 2 & 3. Leave a tail of 5-6 inches.

Whip up some adorable crochet pumpkins with this free pattern with FOUR different variations! Easy to follow photo tutorial for assembly, too!

Short and Chunky Larger Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

BROWN STEM (TOP)

Create a magic ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3. In magic ring, DC 6, TR 5, DC 2, HDC 2. SL to join and end round. Tie off and weave in ends.

BROWN STEM (SIDES)

← Row 1: FDC 16. (Each row will have 16 stitches.)
→ Row 2-4: Ch 3 (acts as first DC) and DC down the length. Leave tail of 5-6 inches.

PUMPKIN BODY

← Row 1: FDC 80. (Each row will have 80 stitches.)
→ Row 2: CH 2. FPDC in next 3 st. HDC in next 6 st. * FPDC in next 4 st. HDC in next 6 st. Repeat from * to end.
← Row 3: CH 2. HDC in next  5 st. BPDC in next 4 st. * HDC in next 6 st. BPDC in next 4 st. Repeat from * to end.
Row 4 – 18: Repeat rows 2 & 3. Leave a tail of 5-6 inches.

Whip up some adorable crochet pumpkins with this free pattern with FOUR different variations!

SMALL LEAF (SAME FOR BOTH SMALL PUMPKINS)

Create a magic ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3. In magic ring DC 7. SL to join and end round.
Rnd 2: Ch 1. SC twice in first st. In next st: sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc. SC twice in next st. In next st: hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc. SC twice in next st. In next st: sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc. SC twice in next st.  SC once in last st. SL to join and end round. (24 st)
Leaf stem:  Turn. FDSC 4 times. Leave tail of several inches.

LARGE LEAF (SAME FOR BOTH LARGE PUMPKINS)

Create a magic ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3. In magic ring DC 7. SL to join and end round.
Rnd 2: Ch 1. SC twice in first st. In next st: sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc. SC twice in next st. In next st: hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc. SC twice in next st. In next st: sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc. SC twice in next st.  SC once in last st. SL to join and end round. (24 st)
Rnd 3: SC twice in first st. SC in next st. HDC in next st. In next st, DC then CH then DC. HDC in next st. SC in next 3 st. HDC in next st. DC in next st. In next st, TR then CH then TR. DC in next st. HDC in next st. SC in next 3 st. HDC in next st. In next st, DC then CH then DC. HDC in next st. SC in next 4 st. SL to join and end round.
Leaf stem:  Turn. FDSC 5 times. Leave tail of several inches.

CURLY GREEN STEM (SAME FOR ALL PUMPKINS)

Slip stitch with green yarn around a green pipe cleaner. Fold the end of pipe cleaner over the first stitch. Continue to slip stitch until 1/4-1/2” of pipe cleaner is still visible. Tie off leaving a tail.

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Pieces all hooked up? See how to Put your Crochet Pieces Together.

Crochet elements you'll hook up to make one of 4 different crochet pumpkins.

These are the pieces for your pumpkin. The body is a flat crochet piece rather than something worked in the round.

Fold your body piece into a tube form and stitch closed with a yarn needle.

Fold your body piece into a tube form overlapping the first raised stitch and the last that is not. Using one of the tails, stitch closed with a yarn needle.

Thread the yarn through every other stitch on the end to form a drawstring.

Continuing with the same yarn, thread it through every other stitch on the end to form a drawstring.

Once all of the way around, cinch the end shut pulling tightly to prevent a hole.

Once the drawstring is complete, cinch the end shut pulling tightly to prevent a hole.  Stitch shut and run the tail through to the inside of the pumpkin body, weaving in the end.

Stitch the wide end of your flat stem piece around the edge of your top stem piece using a yarn needle.

Stitch the wide end of your flat stem piece around the edge of your top stem piece using a yarn needle.

Flip the pumpkin body over and stuff with Polyfil.

Flip the pumpkin body over and stuff with Polyfil. Fill to your preference. More filling with make a more firm shape. The spaces in between stitches will be more prominent with more of the white fiber filling inside visible. It will also make the raised ridges of the pumpkin stand out a little less.

Double a piece of yarn threaded through a needle, tying a large knot at the end. Weave through the stitches on the edge, just like for the other side.

Double a piece of yarn threaded through a needle, tying a large knot at the end. Weave through the stitches on the edge, just like for the other side. Tie off the yarn to keep this side cinched and push the ends of the yarn inside of the pumpkin’s body.

Pull the drawstring taut, leaving a hole large enough to place the stem inside, but small enough there isn't a huge gap.

Pull the drawstring taut, leaving a hole large enough to place the stem inside, but small enough there isn’t a huge gap.

Using orange yarn, stitch the stem in place.

Using orange yarn, stitch the stem in place. Go around once or twice making or until there are no obvious gaps between the body and stem. In this and all instances where you have a tail to hide, run it through the body of the pumpkin out one of the sides, pulling taut to trim the excess with scissors.

Add the greenery to your stuffed pumpkins.

Using the leaf's tail, stitch it into place on the pumpkin's body.

Using the leaf’s tail, stitch it into place on the pumpkin’s body.

How to Crochet around a Pipe Cleaner.

Working around the pipe cleaner very near the end, slip stitch once.

Working around the pipe cleaner very near the end, slip stitch once. Using a pair of pliers bend the end of the pipe cleaner over the backside (the flat side) of your slip stitch.

Hold the tail along the pipe cleaner and slip stitch around both working your way down.

Hold the tail along the pipe cleaner and slip stitch around both working your way down.

Leave 1/4 - 1/2 an inch of pipe cleaner visible. Knot the yarn to tie off, leaving a tail of several inches.

Leave 1/4 – 1/2 an inch of pipe cleaner visible. Knot the yarn to tie off, leaving a tail of several inches.

Shove the unfinished end of the pipe cleaner into the pumpkin where you would like it to be placed. Thread the tail through a needle and stitch into place.

Shove the unfinished end of the pipe cleaner into the pumpkin where you would like it to be placed. Thread the tail through a needle and stitch into place. To make sure this is really attached well and can withstand being moved around quite a bit, really tack this sucker into place using 6-7 stitches around. Weave tail into the body of the pumpkin and trim off the excess.

Use your finger to curl the green stem as you please.

Use your finger to curl and position however you please.

One crochet pumpkin done!

One crochet pumpkin done, only 3 more to go!

Whip up some adorable crochet pumpkins with this free pattern with FOUR different variations! Easy to follow photo tutorial for assembly, too!

Comments (5)

  • Judi Johnson

    October 4, 2019 at 8:50 PM

    I am a subscriber and maybe I missed something. How do I get the pattern for the pumpkins. I am confused at what to do next. These pumpkins are so cute. Help

    1. Allison Murray

      October 5, 2019 at 3:44 PM

      I just emailed you the file. Thanks so much for being a subscriber :)

  • Holly Dewilde

    October 6, 2019 at 9:30 AM

    New to your site and love the pumpkins. Subscribed and now wondering how to download the pattern. Thanks for your help and generosity.

    1. Allison Murray

      October 7, 2019 at 12:30 PM

      Hi! Holly. Once you hit subscribe a download should have automatically started. Things can go hinky online some times and I’m going to get in touch via email. Thanks for subscribing :)

  • caroiyn

    October 7, 2019 at 3:42 PM

    Hi Allison, Thank you for the pumpkin pattern . Can not wait to check out your blog. Have a great day.

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