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Learn How to Crochet an Autumn Pumpkin: Free Pattern

Updated April 26, 2024

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Learn how to crochet an autumn pumpkin with my free step by step pattern and video tutorial. This beginner friendly pattern can be easily adapted so you can make them in multiple sizes, simply change your yarn weight and hook size to make these autumn pumpkins bigger or smaller.

These lovely crochet pumpkins look great scattered around your home to embrace the start of autumn, you can also use these pumpkins to make a wreath or why not attach them to a long chain or some twine and create some pumpkin bunting. In this blog you will find everything you need to get hooking up these lovely pumpkins along with an alternative design and lots of autumnal home decor inspiration.

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

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pattern notes

  • Written in UK terms
  • This pattern gives you the basic principles to make a pumpkin, designed to help you create your own projects.
  • Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.

Autumn Crochet Pumpkin

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terms and 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.

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Autumn Crochet Pumpkin

crochet autumn Pumpkin Pattern

*note* leave a long tail end for sewing in later

pumpkin

Foundation: Using main colour, ch17

Row 1: dc in back bump of 2nd ch and each chain along (16 stitches)

Row 2: ch1, turn (this does not class as a stitch here and throughout) dc in back loop of first stitch, dc to end. (16 stitches)

Row 3-34: Repeat Row 2

Tie off leaving a long tail end for sewing.

Using a darning needle, sew the sides together using whip stitch. Sew in ends.

With other tail end, using a darning needle, weave yarn in and out across the rows around the base of the pumpkin. Pull tight to close opening and sew closed leaving tail attached. 

Stuff pumpkin and thread it into the pumpkin to bring it to the top. Repeat the process that you did on the base of the pumpkin. Further synch in middle of pumpkin by threading through the yarn from top to bottom if required. Tie off and sew in ends.

flay lay image of two crochet pumpkins stacked one alongside a cup of coffee and a black and gold crochet hook.
Autumn Crochet Pumpkin

Stem

Using contrasting colour

Ch3 

Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, pull up a loop, insert hook in next ch, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook) 

*Drop 2 loops off the hook (1 remaining), yarn over and pull through remaining loop on hook.

Pick up next dropped loop on the hook, yarn over and pull through one loop on hook.

Pick up remaining dropped loop on the hook, yarn over and pull through one loop on hook. Repeat from * 2 more times.

Tie off leaving a long tail for sewing and sew in short tail end.

Attach stem to the top of the pumpkin

adapting the size

If you would like your pumpkin to be bigger, you can add to your foundation chain. The height of your pumpkin will be roughly two thirds of your foundation chain. Work your rows to approximately double the length of the foundation chain.

Additional rows can be added too the stem to make it longer and can be folded over and sewn if needed to make it thicker.

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

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autumn crochet projects

Check out these lovely home decor patterns to get your homes nice and cosy for the cooler seasons from cosy cushions, autumn wreaths and decorative wall hangings. Is there anything more warming than filling your home with yarn decor! Patterns featured below include Autumn Wreath, Fluff Cushion, Crochet Pumpkin, Crochet Leaves, Oh So Boho Wall Hanging. 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

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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

Learn How to Crochet an Autumn Pumpkin

Learn how to crochet an autumn pumpkin with my free step by step pattern and video tutorial. This beginner friendly pattern can be easily adapted so you can make them in multiple sizes, simply change your yarn weight and hook size to make these autumn pumpkins bigger or smaller.

Materials

  • Yarn: I have used Debbie Bliss Cashmerino however you can use any weight yarn and hook size.

Tools

  • Hook: 5mm
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle

Instructions

    1. Foundation: Using main colour, ch17
    2. Row 1: dc in back bump of 2nd ch and each chain along (16 stitches)
    3. Row 2: ch1, turn (this does not class as a stitch here and throughout) dc in back loop of first stitch, dc to end. (16 stitches)
    4. Row 3-34: Repeat Row 2
    5. Tie off leaving a long tail end for sewing.
    6. Using a darning needle, sew the sort ends together using whip stitch. Sew in ends.
    7. With other tail end, using a darning needle, weave yarn in and out across the rows around the base of the pumpkin. Pull tight to close opening and sew closed leaving tail attached.
    8. Stuff pumpkin and thread it into the pumpkin to bring it to the top. Repeat the process that you did on the base of the pumpkin. Further synch in middle of pumpkin by threading through the yarn from top to bottom if required. Tie off and sew in ends.
    9. stem using contrasting colour
    10. Ch3
    11. Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, pull up a loop, insert hook in next ch, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook)
    12. *Drop 2 loops off the hook (1 remaining), yarn over and pull through remaining loop on hook.
    13. Pick up next dropped loop on the hook, yarn over and pull through one loop on hook.
    14. Pick up remaining dropped loop on the hook, yarn over and pull through one loop on hook. Repeat from * 2 more times.
    15. Tie off leaving a long tail for sewing and sew in short tail end.
    16. Attach stem to the top of the pumpkin
    17. Adapting the size: If you would like your pumpkin to be bigger, you can add to your foundation chain. The height of your pumpkin will be roughly two thirds of your foundation chain. Work your rows to approximately double the length of the foundation chain.
    18. Additional rows can be added too the stem to make it longer and can be folded over and sewn if needed to make it thicker.

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4 Comments

  • Jolene
    October 11, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Love this project. Made two of them in different sizes and they immediately bring fall into my livingroom.
    Quick to make with some leftover yarn and very clear instructions.
    Thank you!

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      October 17, 2019 at 10:55 am

      You’re very welcome 🙂

      Reply
  • Deirdre Magner
    September 28, 2022 at 12:31 pm

    I have made lots of these adorable pumpkins. I’ve tried a few other patterns as well, but always come back to this one. Definitely my favourite!

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      September 29, 2022 at 8:48 am

      Thank you Deidre, they are so cute aren’t they 🙂

      Reply

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