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Pumpkin pattern

Updated April 14, 2022
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Here’s a pumpkin pattern for those of you who prefer not to get their hands dirty carving a pumpkin at Halloween. This super easy pumpkin can be made in no time and adds an interesting twist on traditional Holloween decor. You can even use it year after year! Why not trying this pumpkin in unconventional colours to match your decor. This post contains the written instructions with the video tutorial at the base of the tutorial. I also have the inexpensive PDF pattern available if you wanted to print off the pattern.

Pumpkin Crochet Pattern

crochet pumpkin

Pattern notes

Written in UK terms

Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK in Jaffa and Meadow

Hook: 4.5mm

Pumpkin measures about 2 1/2 inches in width.

Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.

Crochet terms

ch – Chain

ss- Slip stitch

dc- Double crochet

tog- Together

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.


For the Pumpkin:

Using orange yarn. Working each round in circles

Foundation: Chain 2

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 need 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. Tie off.

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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  • Suki
    October 26, 2018 at 1:42 am

    Thank you for your beautiful tutorials. You have helped me you learn so much. You are such a beautiful soul, for sharing your knowledge! Again thank you for all you do

    • Sarah-Jayne
      October 29, 2018 at 1:40 pm

      Thank you so much! You are so kind x

    • Sarah-Jayne
      October 31, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      Thank you so much! You are too kind x


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