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Learn How to Crochet a Pumpkin

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Learn how to crochet a pumpkin following my free, beginner friendly step by step pattern and video tutorial. As the leaves turn from lush greens to fiery reds and burnt oranges, pumpkins emerge. Embrace the season of autumn and adorn your homes and crafty spaces with this fun pumpkin crochet pattern.

In this post you will find the free pattern, video tutorial, colour inspiration and ideas of how to use your pumpkins.

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Crochet Pumpkin

MATERIALS & TOOLS

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autumn colour inspiration

I have pulled together some lovely autumn shades by Style Craft Yarns available on Love Crafts for some inspiration however you don’t have to stick to ‘traditional’ autumn shades, be creative and select yarn colours that suit your home decor or personal taste. See the yarn swatch boards below for some of my favourites.

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Traditional Autumn Colour Palette
two crochet pumpkins stacked one grey and the other in mushroom. The crochet pumpkins are surrounded by small fairy lights with a cup of coffee and bunny tail dried flowers in a small glass vase. the background  is white and the set up is placed on a white faux fur rug
Autumn Crochet Pumpkin

If traditional autumn colours aren’t your thing or you simply want to try and mix things up and experiment with some alternative shades I have pulled out some of my favourites to help inspire you with these dreamy pastel shades by Style Craft.

a digital image showing 9 yarn swatches of pastel shades.
Pastel Autumn Colour Palette

pattern NOTES

  • Written in UK terms
  • Skill level: beginner
  • You can find the video tutorial at the base of the post
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TERMS & ABBREVIATIONS

Chain(s): ch(s): Yarn over, pull through loop on the hook.

Double Crochet(s): dc(s): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Double Crochet 2 Together (dc2tog): Insert hook into next st, yarn over, pull through (2 loops on hook), insert hook into next st, yarn over, pull through (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all loops on hook.

Slip stitch (sl-st): Insert hook, yarn over, pull through both stitch and loop on hook.

Stitch(es) (st/s)

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Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

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CROCHET PUMPKIN PATTERN

a flat lay image of a crochet pumpkin made in burnt orange yarn lay next to a cup of coffee on a wooden slice with a black and gold crochet hook
Crochet Pumpkin
  • For the Pumpkin, Using orange yarn
  • Working each round in circles 
  • Foundation: Ch2 
  • Round 1: 10dc into first chain 
  • Round 2: 2dc into each dc (20 stitches) 
  • Round 3: dc into each stitch 
  • Round 4: 2dc into each stitch (40 stitches) 
  • Round 5-8: dc into each stitch (40 stitches in each round) 
  • Round 9: dc2tgr (20 stitches) 
  • Round 10: dc in each stitch (20 stitches) 

*Start stuffing the pumpkin* 

  • Round 11: dc2tog (10 stitches) 

*Further stuff the pumpkin if needed* 

  • Round 12: dc2tog (5 stitches) dc into opposite stitch in order to close the hole.
  • Tie off leaving an extra long tail (30cm or more) 
  • Attach a darning needle to your end. Thread the needle from the bottom of the pumpkin to the top. Thread the needle from the bottom of the pumpkin to the top again and pull tight on the yarn (this will make your indentations) Continue this 6 times making the spaces even, fasten off and sew in ends.
  • For the leaves: Using green yarn 
  • Foundation: Chain 2 
  • Round 1: 8dc into first chain and connect 
  • Round 2: *chain 3, skip a stitch, ss into next stitch* 4 times. 
  • Connect and tie off leaving a long end. 
  • Sew onto the pumpkin and hide your ends.
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VIDEO TUTORIAL

autumn crochet inspiration

Do you love crocheting home decor and switching it up throughout the seasons? If so I think you’ll love these crochet designs for autumn! Autumn Pumpkin, Autumn Wreath and Crochet Leaves.

For more crochet home decor ideas take a look at these lovely designs by some of our guest designers featuring the Oh So Boho Wall Hanging, the Aztec Cushion and the You are Beautiful Bath Mat. Please make sure you tag and credit these incredible guest designers if you choose to make any of these patterns.

I always love to see your makes so if you try any of my patterns or follow my stitch tutorials please tag me @bellacococrochet or use the #bellacococrochet

sarah-jayne
 
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a flat lay image of a crochet pumpkin made in burnt orange yarn lay next to a cup of coffee on a wooden slice with a black and gold crochet hook

How to Crochet a Pumpkin

Learn how to crochet a pumpkin following my free, beginner friendly step by step pattern and video tutorial.

Materials

  • Yarn: You can use any yarn and recommend hook size. I have used Stylecraft Special DK in the video tutorial in 2 colours: Colour A: Jaffa and Colour B: Meadow. In the images I have used Paintbox Simply Aran in colours: Colour A: Vintage Pink and Colour B: Slate Grey.

Tools

  • Hook: 4.5mm or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

    1. For the Pumpkin, Using orange yarn
    2. Working each round in circles
    3. Foundation: Ch2
    4. Round 1: 10dc into first chain
    5. Round 2: 2dc into each dc (20 stitches)
    6. Round 3: dc into each stitch
    7. Round 4: 2dc into each stitch (40 stitches)
    8. Round 5-8: dc into each stitch (40 stitches in each round)
    9. Round 9: dc2tgr (20 stitches)
    10. Round 10: dc in each stitch (20 stitches) *Start stuffing the pumpkin*
    11. Round 11: dc2tog (10 stitches)
      *Further stuff the pumpkin if needed*
    12. Round 12: dc2tog (5 stitches) dc into opposite stitch in order to close the hole.
      Tie off leaving an extra long tail (30cm or more)
    13. Attach a darning needle to your end. Thread the needle from the bottom of the pumpkin to the top. Thread the needle from the bottom of the pumpkin to the top again and pull tight on the yarn (this will make your indentations) Continue this 6 times making the spaces even, fasten off and sew in ends.
    14. For the leaves: Using green yarn
    15. Foundation: Chain 2
    16. Round 1: 8dc into first chain and connect
    17. Round 2: *chain 3, skip a stitch, ss into next stitch* 4 times.
    18. Connect and tie off leaving a long end.
    19. Sew onto the pumpkin and hide your ends.

Notes

Written in UK terms
Skill level: beginner


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