This rustic farmhouse-style crochet pumpkin pattern features an easy ribbed stitch that almost looks knit and a wood or cinnamon stick stem.
I wasn’t going to hop on the crochet pumpkin trains, but here I am and I’m not getting off. I want to make these in all the colors, sizes, and yarn weights. I decided to use the same half double crochet ribbing that I used for the Superior Beanie. I like that it has a little more flair than the standard back loop only ribbing.
There are endless decorating ideas for these crochet pumpkins. Mine is going up on our fireplace mantle (after I dust). I also think using them as part of your Thanksgiving table centerpieces would be so fun!
You could also make a bunch and sell them at your next craft fair or farmer’s market.
This pumpkin is made from a rectangle. After you crochet a rectangle, you slip stitch the short ends together to form a tube. Then the bottom is cinched up using the yarn tail.
Next comes the stuffing. Be generous in this step!
Then cinch up the top placing the stem before it’s all the way closed. To get that cute indent all you do is make some stitches with your yarn needle between the top and bottom.
It’s really that easy. I also added a little bow using some jute cord I had on hand.
How can I change the size?
This crochet pumpkin pattern is fairly easy to modify if you want a different size pumpkin. All you need to do is change the size of your rectangle.
If you are using worsted weight yarn similar like the pattern calls for you could just modify the size of your rectangle.
For a bigger pumpkin overall, make a longer starting chain and do more rows.
If you want to just make this pumpkin taller, add another inch or two to your starting chain but keep the row count the same.
You could also follow the pattern as written using a bulky or super bulky yarn to get a bigger pumpkin.
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Materials and Pattern Information
- Red Heart with Love or similar #4/worsted weight yarn
- 4.5mm Hook ( I used my Furls Streamline Hook, get yours here!)
- Yarn needle
- small stick or cinnamon stick for stem.
- Jute twine for bow (optional)
Gauge: 8 sts x 5 rows in pattern stitch = 2 in
Finished rectangle measures: 6 in x 10.5 in
Finished pumpkin measures: 3 in tall (not including stem), 5 in diameter
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- US Terminology
- Ch(s): chain(s)
Hdc: half double crochet
- FLO: front loop only
- BLO: back loop only
- St(s): stitch(es)
Pattern is worked in rows as a flat rectangle
Stuff your pumpkin full to get a good shape
To modify the size of your crochet pumpkin, make a bigger or smaller rectangle. Chain any number.
How to Crochet a Pumpkin
Leaving a long tail, ch to start 23
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (22)
Row 2: Ch 1, working in FLO, hdc in same st as ch 1 and each st across. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, working in BLO, hdc in same st as ch 1 and each st across. Turn.
Row 4-27: repeat rows 2 & 3 ending on a row 2.
With front sides facing, sl st short ends together through FLO of front edge and BLO of back edge.
Finish off, leaving a long tail.
Flip the tube so ribbing is on outside. Using tapestry needle thread yarn tail in and out around top or bottom of pumpkin. Pull tight to cinch closed.
Fill with stuffing. If pumpkin seems lumpy or misshapen, add more stuffing.
Using your yarn needle, weave tail in and out along open edge. Pull to cinch closed. Add stem before its all the way closed.
To create center indentation, using tail yarn and tapestry needle make some long stitches between the bottom and stem end. Tuck in ends.