Free crochet pumpkin pattern

Crochet the colours of the season with this crochet pumpkin pattern by Liz Ward

pumpkin crochet pattern

These amigurumi veg by Liz Ward are easy to make and will take just a few hours to hook up. Rather than using complicated shaping, this pumpkin crochet pattern is hooked up like a normal amigurumi shape, and then uses some clever sewn stitches to create the pumpkin ridges. Each has its own character and you can make this free crochet pumpkin pattern in two sizes (large or small). Make your crochet pumpkins with a brown or green stalk and the body in orange, tangerine, vanilla or white – and if you’re making this crochet pumpkin pattern for halloween, you could always add an embroidered jack-o-lantern face with some black thread!

You will need

1 x 50g ball of Rico Designs Creative Cotton Aran (100% cotton, 50g/85m) or alternative Aran yarn, in each of four colours:

  • Orange (shade 74);
  • Tangerine (shade 76);
  • Vanilla (shade 62);
  • Natural (shade 60)

3.5mm crochet hook

Wool needle

Toy stuffing

Size

6 x 6cm and 4 x 4cm

Abbreviations

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This free crochet pumpkin pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Free crochet pumpkin pattern

free crochet pumpkin pattern

Small pumpkin

Main

Using your choice of yarn, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 6dc into magic ring. [6sts]

Round 2 2dc into each st to the end. [12sts]

Round 3 (Dc in the first st, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. [18sts]

Round 4 (Dc in the first two sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. [24sts]

Round 5 (Dc in the first three Sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. [30sts]

Round 6-8 Dc in each st to the end. [30sts]

Round 9 (Dc2tog, dc in next three sts) repeat to end. [24sts]

Round 10 (Dc2tog, dc in next two sts) repeat to end. [18sts]

Round 11 (Dc2tog, dc in next st) repeat to end. [12sts] *stuff now*

Round 12 (Dc2tog) repeat to end. [6sts]

Cut the yarn leaving a really long tail and fasten off. Using a wool needle, weave the yarn through the last 6 stitches and pull tight to close.

Now create the shape – wrap thread around the pumpkin and thread through the top centre to the bottom centre, pull tight to form a segment. Repeat 5 more times making sure each segment evenly sized. Weave in yarn end and cut off remaining yarn.

Stalk

Using your chosen colour, ch5

Row 1 Dc in second ch from hook, dc in each ch along. [4sts]

Fasten off and sew in place on the pumpkin. Weave in and cut off any loose ends.

Large Pumpkin

Main

Using your choice of yarn, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 6dc into magic ring. [6sts]

Round 2 2dc into each st to the end. [12sts]

Round 3 (Dc in the first st, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. [18sts]

Round 4 (Dc in the first two sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. [24sts]

Round 5 (Dc in the first three Sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. [30sts]

Round 6 (Dc in the first four sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. [36sts]

Round 7-9 Dc in each st to the end. [36sts]

Round 10 (Dc2tog, dc in the next four sts) repeat to end. [30sts]

Round 11 (Dc2tog, dc in next three sts) repeat to end. [24sts]

Round 12 (Dc2tog, dc in next two sts) repeat to end. [18sts]

Round 13 (Dc2tog, dc in next st) repeat to end. [12sts]. *stuff now*

Round 14 (Dc2tog) repeat to end. [6sts]

Cut the yarn leaving a really long tail and fasten off. Using a wool needle, weave the yarn through the last 6 stitches and pull tight to close.
Now create the shape – wrap thread around the pumpkin and thread through the top centre to the bottom centre, pull tight to form a segment. Repeat 5 more times making sure each segment evenly sized.
Weave in yarn end and cut off remaining yarn.

Stalk

Using your chosen colour, ch7

Row 1 Dc in second ch from hook, dc in each ch along. [6sts]

Fasten off and sew in place on the pumpkin. Weave in and cut off any loose ends.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this free pumpkin crochet pattern, don’t forget if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.

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