Free Crochet Pumpkin Pattern and DIY Tutorial

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Learn how to crochet your own DIY pumpkins with this free crochet pumpkin pattern! Adding a crocheted pumpkin to to your mantel or shelves is an easy way to decorate for fall.

DIY crochet Pumpkin Pattern and tutorial

Hi friends! We are doing our best to soak up the last bit of summer, but it’s hard not to think about fall when all my fellow decor peeps are already starting to decorate! I honestly haven’t even had time to consider getting down my harvest/fall decor from storage yet, but I did see some stuffed pumpkins at Hobby Lobby recently that inspired me to make the pumpkins in this post! Fall is definitely one of my favorite seasons to decorate for – it just always feels super peaceful and cozy to me. So what do you think of the crocheted pumpkins I came up with?

crochet pumpkin

Pretty fun, right?

crochet pumpkin

And the best thing about these is that they’re SUPER EASY – like, even if you’ve never crocheted before you could make these after watching a few YouYube videos… So I encourage you, give it a shot! And if you don’t want to make them, there’s some similar ones at Hobby Lobby for purchase. 😉 I hope you all enjoy this pattern and let me know how yours turn out!

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Small Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

By Rachel at Joyful Derivatives

Skill Level – Easy

Materials Required

  • Size 4 Worsted Weight Yarn (I used 100% Acrylic in two colors – one for the pumpkin and one for the stem)
  • Size I-9 Crochet Hook
  • Polyester Fiber Filling
  • Yarn Needle

Crochet Abbreviations

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • dc2tog = double crochet two together
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st = stitch
  • [ ] = a sequence you’ll repeat

Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

For Pumpkin Base:

Row 1: Ch 3; 10 dc in the third ch from the hook; sl st to the first dc of the round to join. (10)

Row 2: Ch 2; 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the second ch of the round to join. (20)

Row 3: Ch 2; [2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st] 10 times; sl st to the second ch of the round to join. (30)

Row 4: Ch 2; [2 dc in first st, 1 dc each in the next 2 st] 10 times; sl st to the second ch of the round to join. (40)

Row 5: Ch 2; [2 dc in first st, 1 dc each in the next 3 st] 10 times; sl st to the second ch of the round to join. (50)

Row 6: Ch 2; [2 dc in first st, 1 dc each in the next 4 st] 10 times; sl st to the second ch of the round to join. (60)

Row 7-9: Ch 2; 1 dc in each st around; sl st to the second ch of the round to join. (60)

Row 10: Ch 2; [1 dc in first 4 st, dc2tog in next st] 10 times; sl st to the second ch of the round to join.(50)

Row 11: Ch 2; [1 dc in first 3 st, dc2tog in next st] 10 times; sl st to the second ch of the round to join. (40)

Row 12: Ch 2; [1 dc in first 2 st, dc2tog in next st] 10 times; sl st to the second ch of the round to join. (30)

Row 13: Ch 2; [1 dc in first st, dc2tog in next st] 10 times; sl st to the second ch of the round to join. (20)

(( This is when you’ll want to stuff your pumpkin with the polyester filling ))

Row 14: Ch 2; dc2tog in each st around, sl st to the second ch of the round to join. (10)

Row 15: Sc in each st around; tie off.

For Stem:

Row 1: Ch 3; 7 sc in the third ch from the hook; sl st to the first sc of the round to join. (7)

Row 2-6: Ch 1; sc in each st around; sl st to the first ch of the round to join. (7)

Row 7-8: Ch 1; sc in first st, [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times; sl st to the first ch of the round to join. (10)

Row 9: sl st each sc on the stem around a dc in the first round of the top of the pumpkin; tie off.

After your pumpkin and stem are attached, use your upholstery needle to thread a string through the middle and around five times to create the pumpkin’s seams.

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I hope you have fun making these! I encourage you to make/sell as many as you want, but please always credit the free crochet pumpkin pattern back to this site.

Also, if you aren’t a huge crafting fan, there’s plenty of home design posts on the blog for your reading pleasure! We’ve been working with some clients to paint and update their kitchen cabinets and we’re starting our master bathroom makeover for the One Room Challenge next week! I’m really excited to share it all with you! For a sneak peak of the kitchen project, check out my Instagram stories. 🙂

Thanks for following along!

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