3 textured crochet pumpkins with text overlay that reads "Chunky Crochet Pumpkin" "3 Sizes"

Elevate your fall decor with these easy-to-make chunky crochet pumpkins. This free crochet pattern comes in 3 sizes so you can choose which ones fit your space the best.

It’s that time of year when people start to go crazy for all things pumpkin, myself included. Pumpkin cream cold brews, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin wall decor, and crochet pumpkins!

This set of chunky crochet pumpkins is based on a pumpkin hat pattern I published years ago. I love the stitch pattern on this hat and was so thrilled to find a way to use it again.

I’ve included 3 sizes in this pattern; small, medium, and large. If you want a different size than listed change the length of your starting chain and do more or less rows of the pattern. Here are their approximate sizes:

  • Small: 3 in tall x 5 in wide
  • Medium: 4 in tall x 7 in wide
  • Large: 5 in tall x 9 in wide

How to Crochet a Pumpkin

One thing that makes pumpkins so popular is that they are easy to make and you can use just about any yarn and hook you want.

  • Step 1: Crochet a rectangle
  • Step 2: Cinch up the bottom
  • Step 3: Stuff
  • Step 4: Cinch up the top
  • Step 5: Add a stem and do some easy shaping by wrapping yarn around the outside of the pumpkin.

It really is that simple.

Looking for more pumpkin patterns? Check these out!

What Yarn Should I use?

I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick for my pumpkins. If you would like to substitute a different yarn, choose another #6 super bulky yarn. Lion Brand Hometown USA, Big Twist Natural Blend or Hobbii Umami would be good substitutes.

I think you could also step down to a bulky yarn like, Lion Brand Hue + Me, but you may need to go down to a 6.5 or 8mm hook. This of course would make the overall size of you pumpkin smaller.

I really want to try this pattern out using a blanket yarn! I have a leftover ball of Bernat Blanket yarn in the perfect color too.

Materials and Pattern Information

Sizing

  • Finished Size
    • Large: 10 in x 22 in rectangle
    • Medium: 7.5 in x 16 in rectangle
    • Small: 5 in x 11 in rectangle

Abbreviations

Important Pattern Notes

  • Ch 1 does not count as stitch
  • To make a different size than listed, chain any odd number.
  • Pattern is worked in rows, sewn together and cinched at both ends to form pumpkin.

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How to Finish Your Pumpkin

Step 1: With front sides facing, sl st short ends together through BLO of front edge and FLO of back edge to form a tube. Finish off, leaving a long tail.

  • 48 in. for large
  • 36 in. for medium
  • 24 in. for small

Step 2: Turn tube so texture is on outside. Using tapestry needle thread yarn tail in an out around top or bottom of pumpkin. Pull tight to cinch closed. Keep yarn attached to needle for step 4.

Step 3: Fill with stuffing until desired look is achieved.

Step 4: Push needle from step 2 up through center of pumpkin to un-cinched end—thread needle in and out around open end of pumpkin. Pull tight to cinch closed. Stitch in and out a couple of times to secure. Finish off. Hide end inside of pumpkin.

You may choose to end here and attach the stem or keep going for instructions on how to segment your pumpkin.

Step 5: Measure long length of yarn: Place starting end in center of pumpkin, wrap 4 times for small or large and 6 times for medium.

Step 6: Using yarn you just measured, thread onto tapestry needle and push up through center of pumpkin from bottom to top leaving about a 4 inch tail hanging out the bottom.

Step 7: Wrap yarn around outside of pumpkin and thread up through center. Do this evenly around your pumpkin. 

I wanted to avoid wrapping on the textured hdc/sl st portion so I placed my wraps where there were 2 rows of hdc next to each other (rows 4+5 in the pattern). On the large pumpkin I did this at every other location to create the 5 segments. The medium and small were wrapped at each location.

After last wrap, push yarn needle back down to bottom of pumpkin. Tie 2 tails in secure knot. Tuck in ends (or just snip them like I did).

You might also enjoy this pumpkin pattern!

3 textured crochet pumpkin stacked on top of each other from largest to smallest with text overlay that reads "Chunky Crochet Pumpkin" "3 Sizes"

Large Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

Large – 5 in tall x 9 in wide

Row 1: Ch 21 to start. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Turn. (10, 14, 20)

Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1, * sl st in next, hdc in next, repeat from * across until 1 st remains. Sl st in last. Turn

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and each st across. Turn. 

Row 4:  Ch 1, working in back bar/3rd loop. Hdc in same st as ch 1 and each st across. Turn

Row 5: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1, and each st across. Turn. 

Row 6-40: repeat rows 2-5. Last row will be a row 4. Do not finish off. See Finishing Instructions located before pattern.

Stem: In contrasting color, FHDC 10. Finish off leaving long tail. Fold stem in half so short sides are touching. Sew onto pumpkin after it is stuffed and segmented. Tuck in ends. 

Medium Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

Medium – 4 in tall x 7 in wide

Row 1: Ch 15 to start. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Turn. (14)

Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1, * sl st in next, hdc in next, repeat from * across until 1 st remains. Sl st in last. Turn

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and each st across. Turn. 

Row 4:  Ch 1, working in back bar/3rd loop. Hdc in same st as ch 1 and each st across. Turn

Row 5: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1, and each st across. Turn. 

Row 6-28: repeat rows 2-5. Last row will be a row 4. Do not finish off. See the finishing instructions located before pattern.

Stem: In contrasting color, FHDC 7. Finish off leaving long tail. Fold stem in half so short sides are touching. Sew onto pumpkin after it is stuffed and segmented. Tuck in ends. 

Small Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

Small – 3 in tall x 5 in wide

Row 1: Ch 11 to start. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Turn. (10)

Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1, * sl st in next, hdc in next, repeat from * across until 1 st remains. Sl st in last. Turn

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and each st across. Turn. 

Row 4:  Ch 1, working in back bar/3rd loop. Hdc in same st as ch 1 and each st across. Turn

Row 5: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1, and each st across. Turn. 

Row 6-20: repeat rows 2-5. Last row will be a row 4. Do not finish off. See the finishing instructions located before pattern.

Stem: In contrasting color, FHDC 5. Finish off leaving long tail. Fold stem in half so short sides are touching. Sew onto pumpkin after it is stuffed and segmented. Tuck in ends. 

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