This quilt-inspired patchwork pumpkin crochet wall hanging is the perfect way to add some fall vibes to your home this season.
Best Yarn to Use for Crochet Wall Hangings
I really like to use cotton yarn for wall hangings. It has great stitch definition, doesn’t collect things like animal hair as easily as other yarns, isn’t fuzzy, and holds up well in storage between seasons.
For this pattern, I used Lily Sugar and Cream yarn. This yarn is readily available at most yarn stores and other big box stores that carry yarn (Walmart, Meijer, etc)
I chose to use an off-white (ecru) for the background, green for the stem and leaf (although brown or tan would look great for the stem too), and a variety of oranges and reds for the pumpkin. I wanted it to have a really scrappy patchwork look.
How to Crochet a Pumpkin Wall Hanging
This crochet wall hanging is made entirely of granny squares. Most of the squares in this design are one solid color. The stem is made of a half rectangle granny square (I made this term up) and the pumpkin gets its shape from half-square triangle granny squares.
Once you have all your squares, they are whip stitched together. I love that you can see little bits of white in the orange pumpkin. It really enhances the patchwork feel to the project.
A simple single crochet border is then added and it’s attached to a 12-14 inch wooden dowel.
I found a pack of wooden dowels in the craft section at my local Walmart but you can also get them at your local craft or hardware store.
Materials and Pattern Information
- #4 Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn in off white, green and a variety of oranges and reds.
- I used Lilly Sugar and Crème in the colors: ecru (off white), meadow, hot orange, tangerine, country red
- 4.5mm Hook
- Yarn needle
- 3/8 in Wooden dowel 12-14 in long
Gauge and Sizing
- 1 square = 2.25 in square
- Finished piece measures = 10.5 in square
- US Terminology
- MC: Magic Circle
- Ch(s): Chain(s)
- Dc: Double Crochet
- Sl St: Slip Stitch
- Sp: Space
- Tr: Treble Crochet
- Picot: Ch 3, sc into top of previous stitch
- CA: Color A
- CB: Color B
- Ch 3 counts as 1 dc
- CA = off white
- CB = coordinating color
Patchwork Pumpkin Crochet Wall Hanging Pattern
You will need 16 squares in total, broken down as follows
- 2 solid squares off white
- 2 green half rectangles (or brown/tan would look great too)
- 8 solid squares in pumpkin colors
- 4 half square triangles in pumpkin colors
Solid Granny Square Pattern
Rnd 1: Make MC, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). 2 dc in ring, ch 3, *3 dc in ring, ch 3. Repeat from * 2 more times. Join to top of beginning ch 3 with sl st.
Rnd 2: Sl st into the next 2 stitches and into the ch-3 space. Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-3 space. * Ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 space. Repeat from * 2 more times. Join to top of beginning ch 3 with sl st.
Half Square Triangle Granny
Rnd 1: Using CA, make MC, Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in ring, ch 3, 3dc in ring, ch 2.
Drape your second color (CB) over your hook and pull it through the loop, this completes your corner ch 3. Do not cut or crochet over your yarn, just leave it behind your work. We will be picking it back up again in the next round.
Continuing with rnd 1 using CB make *3 dc in ring, ch 3. Repeat from * 1 more time. Pull tail to close center of MC. Join to top of beginning ch 3 with sl st. Turn
Rnd 2: Continuing on in CB, sl st back into ch-3 sp. Ch 3, 2 dc in sp, ch 1. In next ch-3 space (3dc, ch 3, 3 dc) ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 2, Pick up CA where you left it in Rnd 1. 3 dc in ch-3 space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch 3 sp. ch 1, 3 dc same sp as you started the round in. Ch 3. Join to top of beginning ch 3 with sl st. Finish off and weave in ends.
Half Rectangle Granny Square
Rnd 1: Using CA, make MC, Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in ring, ch 3, 3 dc in ring, ch 3, 2 dc in ring. Change to CB, dc in ring, ch 3, 3 dc in ring, ch 3, dc in ring. Join to top of beginning ch 3 with sl st. Turn.
Rnd 2: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 3, (2dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-3 sp. Ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch 3 sp. Change to CA, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch 3 sp, Ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch 3 sp, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. Finish off. Weave in ends.
Rnd 1: Using green yarn, make MC, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 9 dc in ring. Join to top of ch-3 with sl st. (10 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as ch 1, 2 sc in next, (sc, hdc) in next, 2 hdc in next, 2 dc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next, (hdc, sc) in next, 2 sc in last 2 sts. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st. (20 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sl st in next st. sc in next (sc, hdc) in next, dc in next, (hdc, sc) in next, (hdc, dc, tr, picot) in next, 2 dc in next, sc in next, (hdc, dc) in next, (dc, tr, picot) in next, (tr, dc) in next (dc, hdc) in next, sc in next, (hdc, dc, picot) in next, (tr, dc, hdc) in next, (sc, hdc) in next, dc in next, (hdc, sc) in next, sl st in last st. No need to join. Finish off and leave long tail for sewing to pumpkin.
Lay out squares like shown in the picture above
We are whip stitching our squares together. If you need a tutorial you can check out this post here.
After your squares are joined, sew on leaf. I attached it in 2 spots, one at the base of the leaf and one towards the top.
Once they’re joined together use your off-white yarn and join in any corner using a sl st. Sc evenly around placing 3 sc in each corner. Join to the top of the first sc with sl st. Weave in ends.
This is where I blocked my square. I pinned it out and steamed it.
Attach to dowel
Lay your piece flat and position the dowel along the top edge. Cut a long piece of yarn (you will be using this to hang the piece as well so make sure its long enough). Thread it on your needle and starting in one corner poke it through from back to front. Skip 2 or 3 stitches, then going around the dowel poke the needle through from back to front and pull tight. You may need to wrap around again on the last stitch.
Move the yarn so it is behind the dowel, tie a knot in the top, hang it up and you’re done