Add some spice to your fall decor by making one (or all!) of these crochet pumpkins. I gathered some of my favorite free crochet pumpkin patterns and put them all together in one place for you to enjoy.
Yarn to Use for Crochet Pumpkins
Most yarns are great for crochet pumpkins. I like the look of an acrylic or wool yarn. Here are some great options:
- Red Heart Super Saver
- Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice
- Lion Brand Wool-Ease
- Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick
- Paton’s Classic Wool
- We Crochet City Tweed Aran
Choosing colors for your pumpkin is the fun part!
There are so many options. I’ve seen a big range of colors for crochet pumpkins: Orange, orange and cream striped, black and white, light blue, black, gold, taupe, variegated fall colors… and more.
It so easy to change up how the pumpkin looks by using a different color or type of yarn.
How to Crochet a Pumpkin
Crochet pumpkins can either be made in the round or from a flat rectangle, much like hats.
Pumpkins crocheted in the round typically will start in the center and work outwards. Stitches are added by making increases until your circle gets to the diameter you want. Then more rounds are added working evenly and eventually, you will decrease back to the center. It is then cinched closed and shaping is added.
The other way to make a pumpkin is by crocheting a flat rectangle using any stitch you want. I would recommend one with no holes. Single crochet in the back loop is a popular one. To change the size of your pumpkin, simply make your rectangle bigger or smaller. After your complete, your rectangle, seam up the short edges and cinch the top and bottom closed.
Basic Crochet Pumpkin Patterns
Here are a few basic pumpkin patterns to get you started.
I thought I would start off with one of my patterns!
This pumpkin uses super bulky yarn and is crocheted in the round.
The cute little eyeballs sold me on this one!
There are a lot of pumpkin sizing tips on this pattern. You’ll want to bookmark this one!
Unique Crochet Pumpkin Patterns
I wanted to be sure to include some more unique pumpkin patterns with this round up. These patterns feature a not-so-basic stitch, colorwork or size/shape.
Let’s start right of with some colorwork!
Ok, technically this isn’t a pumpkin but I think it complements them nicely.
There are so many different strip patterns you can do with this stitch.
This one is HUGE!
This fun pumpkin uses the Tunisian knit stitch.
How to Decorate with Crochet Pumpkins
Now that you’ve made ALL the crochet pumpkins, what should you do with them? You could line them up on your fireplace mantle with some autumn leave garlands.
They would also make fun table decorations or centerpiece for Halloween or Thanksgiving.
You could make a bunch of tiny pumpkins and string them up into a garland.
They are also perfect for just tucking in little nooks and crannies on bookshelves around your house.
I hope you enjoyed these crochet pumpkin patterns!