Easy crochet pumpkin: Free Pattern in 3 sizes

Crochet Pumpkin Pattern: 3 different sizes

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Easy crochet pumpkin is the perfect way to decorate your home this season. Crochet pumpkins are perfect addition as you can customize them in colors, sizes and in many more ways. I love how rich these prototypes looks.

Poinsettia Pumpkin made by @Amy

I must admit that making these beautiful crochet pumpkins seems to be addictive. The original plan was for a giant pumpkin, but I love it so much that I made 2 more. Now, yo can decide to make one or two or even ten crochet pumpkins. It is so easy to adjust the size using this free crochet pumpkin pattern.

Interested in making the three different sizes, get the ad-free pattern on Ravelry.

Crochet pattern on Ravelry

Best yarn colors for your crochet pumpkins

Orange and its shades are the popular colors when making crochet pumpkins as these colors seems to be the closest to the actual pumpkins. This color gives a beautiful rustic farmhouse look makin git perfect for home decor.

However, crochet pumpkins are not limited to orange and its shades alone, you can practically make yours in multiple colors. A[art from orange yarn, yellow, red and natural colors are gaining popularity in the crochet community.

How to crochet a pumpkin

Crochet pumpkins are easy to make. I have provided detailed tutorial below to help you make your own very first crochet pumpkin. With the tutorial below, you would be able to make a small, medium and even a giant sized crochet pumpkin!

The Poinsettia crochet pumpkin is part of the amazing patterns included in this year’s Halloween CAL!!

How the 2022 Halloween CAL Works

Between August 22nd and October 2nd, 2022, we’ll share a free crochet pattern with you . You can make these projects to keep, for gifts, or to donate to charity while chatting with other crocheters in our groups and sharing your projects to win giveaway prizes!

You don’t want to miss out on any of the amazing patterns included in this event. Checkout Marie’s post for more crochet Halloween patterns

How To Join the 2022 Halloween CAL

  • You can join in by crocheting the patterns as you have time.
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #CALCentralCrochet on all social media. 
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the CAL Central Facebook group or visit this thread in the CAL Central Ravelry group.
  • By the end of the CAL, you’ll have up to 12 awesome projects. Make your home comfy and cozy while having fun with us!

Visit Underground Crafter to learn more about the prizes, enter the end-of-CAL giveaway, and to get links to each Cozy at Home CAL post as it is released.

Crochet pumpkin pattern – Materials needed

Lion brand Coboo – DK, #3 lightweight (51% Cotton, 49% Rayon from Bamboo, 232 yards/212m per 3.5 oz/100g skein)

Estimated Yardage

180 (240, 280) yards for Main color

20 (30, 40) yards for Contrasting color

Hook and other Materials

US size G (4 mm) Crochet Hook

Poly fibre or scrap yarn

Darning needles

Gauge – 14 sts over 8 rows = 10 cm/4” square made in dc

Please note that gauge is not important for this project.

Pattern Notes

  1. Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
  2. Any other #3 weight yarn can be substituted.

Difficulty Level – Intermediate

Terms – US Terminology

Stitches Abbreviations

Chain/chains – ch/chs

Single Crochet – sc

Half double crochet – hdc

MC = Main color

CC = Contrasting color

3rd loop

Finished Measurement

Small = 7’’ by 6’’ by 20’’

Medium = 9’’ by 7’’ by 22’’

Large = 11’’ by 8’’ by 24’’

Construction notes

  1. This pumpkin is made in rows and joined together after completing the 7 pieces.
  2. The stalk is then made and sewn to the pumpkin.

If you love this crochet pumpkin pattern, you might also love my woven heart pillow

Pattern instruction for this crochet pumpkin

Medium Sized crochet pumpkin

With MC

Row 1: Ch 4, hdc in 4th ch from hook, turn – 2 hdc

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st, turn – 4 hdc

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn – 4 hdc

Row 4: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st until last st, 2 hdc in last st, turn – 6 hdc

Row 5: Rep Row 3

Row 6: Rep Row 4 – 8 hdc

Row 7: Rep Row 3

Row 8: Rep Row 4 – 10 hdc

Skip to the remaining increases if making the smaller size crochet pumpkin.

Row 9: Rep Row 3

Row 10: Rep Row 4 – 12 hdc

Row 11: Rep Row 3

Row 12: Rep Row 4 – 14 hdc

Rows 13 – 17: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn – 14 hdc

Add 6 more stitches (of increase) if making the giant version) The Ad- free version has more photos with the steps spelt out.

Row 18: Ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc in each st until last 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn – 12 hdc

Row 19: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn – 12 hdc

Row 20: Rep Row 18 – 10 hdc

Row 21: Rep 19

Row 22: Rep Row 18 – 8 hdc

Row 23: Rep Row 19

Row 24: Rep Row 18 – 6 hdc

Row 25: Rep Row 19

Row 26: Rep Row 18 – 4 hdc

Row 27: Rep Row 19

Row 28: Rep Row 18 – 2 hdc

Row 29: Ch 1, hdc in each st across.

Do not fasten off

Edging

Crocheting around the whole petal

Round 1: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st/Ch SP around, join with a sl st to the beginning ch.

Optional – To create the beautiful contrast on the sides, continue to round 2

Fasten off MC, join CC

Round 2: Ch 1, in 3rd loop, hdc in each st around, aim for 2 hdc at the tip of the petal.

Fasten off.

Set aside and make 6 more.

Set aside and make 6 more.

To assemble your crochet pumpkin

Each petal is joined/sewn to the next.

With the ends of each over the others, join with a sl st across

To assemble

Each petal is joined/sewn to the next.

With the ends of each over the others, join with a sl st across

* Repeat the joining for all the sides of the 7 petals.

*Fill with polyfibre or scrap yarn

*With a stitch marker, pick up the tip of each ‘leaf’ and join together.

This would help with having a smooth joining.

Sew in the ends and fasten off.

How to shape your crochet pumpkin

  • Create an indentation through the center of the pumpkin. Using a hook, insert your hook from the center of the pumpkin and aim to have it come out through the other side (center).
  • Pass a double strand of yarn through the hook and secure tightly.
  • Pull the yarn as far as you are able to and make a few tight knots.
  • These steps should create an indentation in the center of your pumpkin.

Crochet pumpkin pattern: Section 2

The stalk

There are two different sizes for the stalk.

Small size

With CC

Leave about 5 inches of yarn before starting your chains.

Chain 12, join to the 1st chain form a circle.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each around, join. (12 sc)

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Rounds 3 – 5: Repeat Round 2

Do not fasten off. With the end left when starting the foundation ch, sew close both sides of the stalk together, sc over both layers to close it up.

Round 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join. 24 sc

Round 7: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join. 24 sc

Round 8: *Ch 21, 2 sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each ch across, sl st to the stalk, sc in next st on the stalk, repeat from * two more times.

Leave a long tail of yarn for sewing, fasten off.

With a darning needle, sew to the pumpkin.

Large version of crochet pumpkin stalk

With CC

Leave about 5 inches of yarn before starting your chains.

Chain 20, join to the 1st chain form a circle.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each around, join. (20 sc)

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around. (20 sc)

Rounds 3 – 12: Repeat Round 2

Do not fasten off. With the end left when starting the foundation ch, sew close both sides of the stalk together, sc over

Round 13: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join. 40 sc

Rounds 14 – 15: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join. 40 sc

Round 16: *Ch 31, 2 sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each ch across, sl st to the next st on the stalk, sc in next st on the stalk, repeat from * two more times.

Leave a long tail of yarn for sewing, fasten off.

You can either sew the foundation stitches close as we did for the smaller stalk version, or continue follow the written instruction below.

Optional

Round 1: in a magic ring, ch 1, 12 dc into the magic ring, join – 12 dc

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 dc in each st around, join – 24 dc

Dew this base to the open part of the pumpkin.

With a darning need, sew to the pumpkin.

I hope you love your poinsettia crochet pumpkins? When you do make yours, come share with me on Facebook

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