This pumpkin granny square pattern is the perfect compliment to add to a fall or Halloween patchwork blanket project. Clever stitch placement and large clusters make this blanket square stand out.
Sometimes I go what feels like weeks with no new crochet pattern ideas and sometimes I come up with an idea and make it all in the same afternoon. The latter is what happened with this pattern.
I wanted to create a pumpkin granny square that didn’t feature the typical pumpkin in the center. I came across this tutorial for a pumpkin stitch from Stardust Gold Crochet and the idea took off from there. I didn’t really follow her tutorial but it definitely inspired my design.
How to Use The Pumpkin Patch Granny Square
This square is so versatile! The Pumpkin Patch Square is a classic 6-inch size you can mix and match easily with other squares of the same size.
My mind first goes directly to a blanket. There are so many ways to use this in a granny square blanket. You could make a bunch of the same square, obviously, or to make it a little more unique, combine these with other fall-themed squares. You could also alternate between this square and a solid granny square. This would create a really fun patchwork-style blanket.
You could also use this square in a bag pattern, pillow cover or scarf.
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Materials and Pattern Information
- #4/worsted weight yarn
- MC: Red Heart Super Saver – Aran
- CC1: Red Heart Super Saver – Pumpkin
- CC2: Bernat Super Value – Forest Green
- 5mm Hook
- Yarn Needle
Finished Size: 6 in x 6 in
- US Terminology
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- St(s): stitch(es)
- Dc: double crochet
- V-stitch: (dc, ch 1, dc) all in same stitch
- Sc: single crochet
- dc#tog: [yo, insert hook into stitch indicated, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops] do this the number of times it says in pattern (example: dc5tog = 5 times.). Yo, pull through all loops.
- Sc2tog: [insert hook into stitch indicated, pull up loop] x 2, yo, pull through all loops.
- Hdc: half double crochet
- Tr: treble crochet
- Pattern is worked in joined rounds
- Join each round to top of 1st stitch with sl st.
- Pattern Reading Tip
- A number before the stitch means to work that many stitches all in the same stitch. Example: 2 sc means to work 2 single crochets all in the same stitch
- A number after the stitch means work that many stitches across the row/round. Example: sc 2, hdc, dc 5 means you would work a single crochet in the next 2 stitches, then 1 half double crochet, and then 5 double crochets
- Ch 1 or 2 does not count as stitch
- Ch 3 counts as 1 dc
Pumpkin Patch Granny Square Instructions
Rnd 1: Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form ring. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc in ring. Join. (12 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 4, dc in same st as ch 4 (counts as 1 v-stitch), *Ch 1, skip 1, V-stitch (dc, ch 1, dc) in next. Repeat from * around. Ch 1, Skip last st. Join to 3rd beginning ch with sl st. Join. (6 v-stitches)
Rnd 3: In any V-stitch space, join CC1, ch 2, dc4tog in same space, *ch 6, skip next ch-1 space, dc5tog in next V-stitch space. Repeat from * around. Ch 6, skip next ch-1 space. Join. (6 clusters, 6 ch-6 spaces)
Rnd 4: Using MC, join yarn in any ch-1 space between v-stitches from rnd 2. Working over top of ch-6 from rnd 3, ch 3, 3 dc in same space, *ch 3, skip cluster, Working over top of ch-6 from rnd 3, 4 dc in next ch-1 space between v-stitches from rnd 2. Repeat from * around. Ch 3, join to top of beginning ch 3. (24 dc, 6 ch-3 spaces)
Rnd 5: Change to CC2, do not cut MC. Ch 1, sc in same same st as ch 1, sc in next 3, *ch 1, working over ch-3 from rnd 4, sc2tog starting in top of cluster and ending in ch-6 space from rnd 3. Ch 1, sc in next 4. Join. (42 stitches including ch-1 spaces)
Rnd 6: Pick up MC, Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in next st. *2 sc in next, sc in next 6 sts placing 1 sc in each ch-1 space. Repeat from * around. Until 4 sts remain (including ch-1 spaces). 2 sc in next, sc in last 3. Join. (48 sc)
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, *sc in next, hdc 2, dc in next, (dc, tr), ch 2, (tr, dc) in next, dc, hdc 2, sc 3 repeat from * around. Final repeat will end after 2nd sc instead of 3rd. Join (56 sts + 4 ch-2 spaces)
Rnd 8: Ch 3, *dc in next st and each st to ch-2 space. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 space. Repeat from * around 3 more times. Dc to end. Join. Finish off. Weave in ends. (72 sts, 4 ch-2 spaces)