New FREE Crochet Pattern!
Who else is excited to start decorating their home for autumn? 🍁 🙋♀️ Me too! If croching some quick, farmhouse pumpkins is top of your list then I have the perfect crochet pattern for you! Introducing the Gourd-geous Pumpkins Crochet Pattern! (Who doesn’t love a good pun, amiright? 😉) Thanks to my friend Trista for suggesting this puntastic name! 😊 What I love most about these crochet pumpkins (besides the fact that the pattern is FREE!) is they work up so quick and there are a ton of ways to embellish them! I hope y’all love this pattern as much as I do!
Crochet Pumpkin Features
Fall is my favorite! I mean gorgeous colors, crisp morning temps and sunshiney afternoons, apple picking, corn mazes, crunching leaves, the smell of the earth and hot apple cider, campfires, pumpkin carving, … How can you resist? 🍁 So I really wanted to create a rustic crochet pumpkin pattern. And after your amazing response and love for my Hometown Holiday Baskets Pattern I was inspired by my to create more fun home decor. With that in mind, I challenged myself to create a crochet pumpkin that looked knit so the ridges are already built into the pattern, that could also bring some of that feeling of fall into my home decor! I think I succeeded, do you? 🎃
The Gourd-geous Pumpkins can be made in 3 sizes – Small, Medium, and Large. The small crochet pumpkin will fit in the palm of your hand, and the large crochet pumpkin fits in 2 cupped hands together. The pattern with teach you how to crochet a pumpkin, and the stem and vines! Or if you like to get creative, you can also create a pumpkin with a cinnamon stick, or found stick, add some burlap or lace ribbon and you’ve got a fabulous farmhouse pumpkin! I LOVE it! ❤️ 🎃 🧶 There are so many ways to get creative with these pumpkins! I have seen people use corks and folded leather to make stems too! I bought some amazing vegan leather leaves to add to my crochet pumpkins! They were designed and made by my friend Kathy of Kathy’s Kozies on Etsy! You can find these leaves and a ton of other fun embellishments for your crochet in Kathy’s shop! She’s the best!!
Quick and Cute Rustic Pumpkin Pattern!
The Gourd-geous Pumkins are fun to make with simple repetitions! It’s a great project to sit down with your crochet and watch your favorite show on Prime Video! If you really want to get into the “spirit” 👻, you can watch a Halloween movie – my all time fave is Hocus Pocus! My kids and I watch it about half a dozen times every fall!
I designed this rustic crochet pumpkin pattern with 3 sizes so you can make just the size you like! They are wonderful fall home decor from the first of September when the leaves are starting to change, to Halloween! I’m going all out decorating for Halloween this year – we have to find ways to make it extra fun with this pandemic going on! We will keep the small crochet pumpkins up on the table for Thanksgiving Dinner too since they don’t take up much space! Who else loves festive autumn decor for their table? 🍁 🎃
These farmhouse crochet pumpkins make the perfect gift for your amazing neighbor, that hardworking postal carrier, or a favorite teacher! Don’t forget to make a set for yourself too! Of course, they are sure to be a hit at your Holiday markets and craft shows too! The small pumpkins work up in less than an hour and even the large only takes me around 2 hours to make! Not only are the cute and festive, since they don’t take a lot of time to create, you can price them to sell! These pumpkins with made with cinnamon sticks are really popular right now, especially if you embellish them with a rustic burlap ribbon, so they are great to sell in your Etsy shop!! You can make them in a variety of fun colors to appeal to lots of aesthetic styles!!
Don’t crochet? Send me a message through my Contact Page or through my Etsy shop here! I would love to create a set of Gourd-geous Pumpkins just for you! Need some help with the stitches? I provide photo tutorials within the pattern to help you with the included techniques and more! I am always happy to help you with any questions you may have! Don’t crochet yet? I’d love to help you Learn to Crochet with my fun Crochet Tutorials!
Gourd-geous Pumpkins made by my Testers!
It was so much fun to see all the fun and festive colors my fabulous pattern testers used to create their Crochet Pumpkins! My testers always do such an amazing job, and these crochet pumpkins are no exception! I absolutely love getting to see what y’all create using my designs! Thank you so very much to all of my pattern testers for their time, feedback, and for sharing their beautiful creations! I could not bring you the same quality, easy to follow patterns without them! Check out these beautiful Pumpkins that my fabulous pattern testers made below!!
Thank you so much for testing the Small Pumpkin: Elizabeth Hargrove, Katherine Ring, Nikki Watts, and Becca Holmes!
Thank you so much for testing the Medium Pumpkin: Kristina Kirk, Kristi Powell, and Saura Frazier!
Thank you so much for testing the Large Pumpkin: Shelly Chappell, Tawnya Van Nostran, Angie Dooley, and Melanie Daines!
Make your Pumpkin!
- YARN: Red Heart Super Saver Solids or Ombres Worsted Weight 4 yarn, 40-100 yards
- Sample Colors: Anemone, Deep Teal, Violet, Coral, Purple, Hickory, Anthracite, White
- HOOK: US H/8 5.0 mm
- Yarn needle, Scissors, Stuffing
SMALL PUMPKIN: 4” diameter x 2” tall
MEDIUM PUMPKIN: 5” diameter x 3” tall
LARGE PUMPKIN: 6” diameter x 4” tall
Gauge: Not important for this pattern
Experience Level: Intermediate
st(s) – stitch(es)
sp(s) – space(s)
sl st – slip stitch
ch(s) – chain(s)
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
fphdc – front post half double crochet
picot – see special stitches
BLO – Back Loop Only
yo – yarn over
FO – fasten off
PICOT: Chain 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.
Front Post Half Double Crochet:
Yo, insert hook in between prev st and working sts row below the loops, working around the post of the stitch. Then bring the hook across the st back, and back through on the other side of the st, between the working st and the next st. Yo and pull through just the st, now 3 loops on hook. Yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook. Fphdc complete! See photos below.
Magic Circle Tutorial: CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO TUTORIAL
STEP 1: Create a loop with yarn, place hook through the loop, yo and pull the yarn through the loop, keeping the loop open in a circle instead of pulling the yarn tight.
STEP 2: Ch 1, insert hook back in circle, yo and pull up a loop through the circle.
STEP 3: Yo again and pull through the 2 loops on the hook, 1 sc completed! Repeat Step 2 to create additional stitches. Hold stitches with one hand, gently pull yarn end with other hand to close the circle.
2. Pumpkin is worked in rows, seamed, then gathered/cinched at center to shape.
3. Beginning chain does not count as stitch.
4. Slip stitches do count as a stitch. For best results make sure to slip stitch LOOSELY!
5. Repeat stitches between [ and ] the number of times indicated.
7. This pattern is FREE, and has been throroughly tested and tech edited. Please feel free to share any comments or ask any questions you many have! I welcome your feedback!!
8. This pattern is my intellectual property. You are welcome to make as many as you like to sell, giveaway, etc. You may NOT sell, or alter and claim as your own this pattern. You may not use my photographs. This pattern is not for mass production.
9. If you want to share this pattern online, you must only share a link to my blog post. You may not copy and paste my text or the pattern to another site. Thank you for respecting my work.
10. By using this pattern, you are agreeing to abide by these terms.
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USING H/8 5.0 MM HOOK
Row 1: Ch 15, sl st into 2nd ch from hook and next ch, hdc in next 10 ch, sl st in last 2 ch, (4 sl st, 10 hdc).
Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sl st in BLO next 2 sts, fphdc next 10 sts, sl st BLO last 2 sts, (4 sl st, 10 fphdc).
Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sl st in BLO next 2 sts, hdc in BLO next 10 sts, sl st BLO last 2 sts, (4 sl st, 10 hdc).
Rows 4-25: Repeat Rows 2-3 alternating, 11 times, (14 sts, 22 rows).
Row 26: Repeat Row 2, (4 sl st, 10 fphdc).
Row 27: (See photo below.) Ch 1 and turn. Bring short ends together with Row 1 in front of Row 26. Sl st both rows together working through beginning chs of Row 1 and BLO of Row 26, (14 sl st). FO and leave a long tail. Turn pumpkin right side out. See Finishing Pumpkin below.
Row 1: Ch 21, sl st into 2nd ch fom hook and next 2 chs, hdc in next 14 sts, sl st in last 3 ch, (6 sl st, 14 hdc).
Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sl st in BLO next 3 sts, fphdc next 14 sts, sl st BLO last 3 sts, (6 sl st, 14 hdc).
Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sl st BLO next 3 sts, hdc BLO next 14 sts, sl st BLO last 3 sts, (6 sl st, 14 hdc).
Rows 4-31: Repeat Rows 2-3 alternating, 14 times, (20 sts, 28 rows).
Row 32: Repeat Row 2, (6 sl st, 14 hdc).
Row 33: (See photo below.) Ch 1 and turn. Bring short ends together with Row 1 in front of Row 32. Sl st both rows together working through beginning chs of Row 1 and BLO of Row 32, (20 sl st). FO and leave a long tail. Turn pumpkin right side out. See Finishing Pumpkin below.
Row 1: Ch 25, sl st into 2nd ch from hook and next 2 chs, hdc in next 18 ch, sl st in last 3 ch, (6 sl st, 18 hdc).
Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sl st in BLO next 3 sts, fphdc next 18 sts, sl st BLO last 3 sts, (6 sl st, 18 fphdc).
Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sl st in BLO next 3 sts, hdc in BLO next 18 sts, sl st BLO last 3 sts, (6 sl st, 18 hdc).
Rows 4-39: Repeat Rows 2-3 alternating, 18 times, (24 sts, 36 rows).
Row 40: Repeat Row 2, (6 sl st, 18 fphdc).
Row 41: (See photo below.) Ch 1 and turn. Bring short ends together with Row 1 in front of Row 40. Sl st both rows together working through beginning chs of Row 1 and BLO of Row 40, (24 sl st). FO and leave a long tail. Turn pumpkin right side out. See Finishing Pumpkin below.
CLOSING PUMPKIN ENDS:
Using yarn tail and yarn needle, weave the yarn around the stitches along the opening to tighten the bottom of pumpkin, add a few stitches if needed. Pull yarn tight and secure. Stuff the pumpkin. Cut a new length of yarn, weave the yarn around the stitches to tighten opening on the top secure. At this point you can weave in the ends or shape the pumpkin.
(OPTIONAL) SHAPING PUMPKIN:
Cut a new length of yarn (3-4 feet), stitch from bottom center up through top, leaving a 6 inch tail. Keep yarn taught throughout this process to add definition to pumpkin. Pull length of yarn down and around one side, then back up through bottom to the top. Then pull the yarn down and around opposite from the first stitch, and back up through the center from the bottom. Create 2 more stitches on each half of the pumpkin, spacing them evenly, for a total of 6 stitches. Weave yarn through a stitch at top then back down to bottom. (For a more defined center, add a couple more stitches from bottom to top, just in center of pumpkin.) Secure both ends and weave in and trim any excess yarn. Add stem of choice.
ADDING A STEM:
You can use a found stick, cork, cinnamon stick, or anything you like to create a stem. Use hot glue to secure the stem to the top of the pumpkin. For a longer stick you may want to leave a slight opening at the top of the pumpkin to insert stem into the pumpkin before glueing. I have added vegan leather leaves to my pumpkins. I purchased my leaves from a friend on Etsy. You can find them in her shop here → Kathy’s Kozies
SMALL CROCHET STEM:
Round 1: Create Magic Circle and work 6 sc in magic circle, sl st to join, (6 sc).
Round 2: Begin working in continuous rounds, do not sl st join at end of round. Ch 1, sc in BLO of each st around, (6 sc).
Round 3: Sc in each st around, (6 sc).
Round 4: 2 sc in each st around, sl st to 1 sc of R4 to join, (12 sc).
Round 5: [Picot, skip next st, sl st in next st,] 6 times, sl st to join (6 picot). FO, leave a long tail and stitch to the top of the pumpkin.
LARGE CROCHET STEM:
Round 1: Create Magic Circle and work 6 sc in magic circle, sl st to join, (5 sc).
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st, sl st to join, (10 sc).
Round 3: Begin working in continuous rounds, do not sl st join at end of round. Ch 1, sc in BLO of each st around, (10 sc).
Round 4: [Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts,] twice, (8 sc).
Round 5: Sc in each st around, (8 sc).
Round 6: 2 sc in each st around, sl st to 1 sc of R6 to join, (16 sc).
Round 7: [Picot, skip next st, sl st in next st,] 8 times, sl st to join (8 picot). FO, leave a long tail and stitch to the top of the pumpkin.
SHORT: Ch 12, 3 sc in 3rd ch from hook, 3 sc in each ch to end, sl st to join, (30 sc).
LONG: Ch 20, 3 sc in 3rd ch from hook, 3 sc in each ch to end, sl st to join, (54 sc).
BOTH: FO, leave long tail, stitch to stem.
Please Share your Crochet Pumpkins!
I hope you enjoy this pattern for a pumpkin as much I enjoyed creating it for you! I would love to see your Farmhouse Crochet Pumpkins projects on Ravelry and social media! Please tag me in your photos so I can see what you’ve made! It’s my favorite part about being a designer, getting to see your Gourd-geous projects you’ve made with my patterns! It’s the reason I do what I do!! (Although, I will admit that yarn benefits are pretty great too!! )
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