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Free Crochet Pumpkin Pattern, or Two!

October 4th, 2008 · 10 Comments

Fall is in the air.  It is getting very chilly around here!  Here are a couple of pumpkin patterns I came up with in the past week. I hope you enjoy them!  If you have any questions post them in the comments, or email me: gayle at planetmfiles dot com

Larger Pumpkin on left. Smaller Pumpkin on right (with mustache!)

 

Smaller Pumpkin

I did not stuff this pumpkin.  It seems to keep it’s shape pretty well.  I made a separate lid because I like that you can lift it off!

Size: approximately 2 inches tall, 2 inches wide

Materials:

  • Worsted Weight Yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver in Vibrant Orange, Hunter Green and Black
  • Size G Hook
  • Stitch marker (I use a small piece of a contrasting color yarn)
  • 6 mm half round Darice Round eyes – 2

Gauge: Not important

Abbreviations: sc = single crochet, ch = chain, sc dec = single crochet decrease, st = stitch

Notes: Rounds are worked in continuous spirals, do not join.  Do not turn at the end of each round.

Pumpkin

  1. With orange, ch 2
  2. 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Mark first st for beginning of round and move marker up for each round.
  3. Work 2 sc in each sc around – 16
  4. In back loops only, *2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc* around – 20
  5. sc in each sc – 20
  6. *2 sc, 1sc in each of next 4 sc* around – 24
  7. *2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 11 sc* twice – 26
  8. sc in each sc – 26
  9. *sc dec, sc in each of next 11 sc* twice – 24
  10. *sc dec, sc in each of next 4 sc* around – 20
  11. *sc dec, sc in each of next 3 sc* around – 16
  12. At end of last round work a slip stitch, finish off and weave in yarn end.

Using black yarn sew on face, and glue on eyes if you are using 6mm half round eyes.  I use a low temperature glue gun.

Lid # 1

  1. With orange, ch 2
  2. 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
  3. Work 2 sc in each sc around – 16
  4. Slip stitch, finish off and weave in yarn end.

Stem

  1. With green, ch 5
  2. Slip stitch in 2nd ch from hook and in next 3 ch
  3. Finish off and sew onto lid.

 

Larger Pumpkin

I did stuff this pumpkin.  I wanted to still be able to have a lid that you can take off so I make an inner lid that will be hidden inside the pumpkin to contain the fiberfill stuffing.

Size: approximately 2-1/4 inches tall, 3-1/2 inches wide

Materials:

  • Worsted Weight Yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver in Vibrant Orange, Hunter Green and Black
  • Size G Hook
  • Stitch marker (I use a small piece of a contrasting color yarn)
  • 6 mm Pearl beads in black – 2
  • small amount of black embroidery thread
  • small amount of fiberfill stuffing

Gauge: Not important

Abbreviations: sc = single crochet, ch = chain, sc dec = single crochet decrease, st = stitch

Notes: Rounds are worked in continuous spirals, do not join.  Do not turn at the end of each round.

Pumpkin

  1. With orange, ch 2
  2. 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Mark first st for beginning of round and move marker up for each round.
  3. Work 2 sc in each sc around – 16
  4. *2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc* around – 20
  5. In back loops only *2 sc, 1sc in each of next 4 sc* around – 24
  6. *2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc* around -30
  7. *2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc* around – 36
  8. sc in each sc – 36
  9. sc in each sc – 36
  10. *sc dec, sc in each of next 4 sc* around – 30
  11. sc in each sc – 30
  12. *sc dec, sc in each of next 3 sc* around – 24
  13. *sc dec, sc* around – 16
  14. At end of last round work a slip stitch, finish off and leave a long tail for sewing later.

Using black yarn sew on face.  For the eyes, I used 6mm black beads and sewed them on with black embroidery thread.

Make Lid # 1 from Smaller Pumpkin instructions.

Make Stem from Smaller Pumpkin instructions.

Attach stem to Lid #1.

Inner Lid - This lid will keep the fiberfill in the pumpkin and it has a small depression so that you can add a tiny treat or surprise on top of it!

  1. With orange, ch 2
  2. 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
  3. *2 sc, 1 sc* around – 12.
  4. *2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 2* around – 16
  5. Slip stitch, finish off and weave in yarn end.

This photo shows what it looks like when the inner lid is sewn into the pumpkin.

Inner Lid on Larger Pumpkin
Inner Lid on Larger Pumpkin

Assembly: Sew face on pumpkin, if you haven’t already done so. Stuff pumpkin with fiberfill.  Sew Inner Lid onto pumpkin so that it is hidden inside the top. Place Lid #1 on top, don’t sew it on!

Look here for a little friendly ghost to go with your pumpkins!

This pattern is my own and is protected by copyright laws.  It is intended for your personal use only.  All other uses are strictly prohibited.  This pattern and items made from it may not be sold or used for monetary gains.

This pattern and all photographs are copyrighted.

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Anna b-bonkers // Oct 4, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Those are soooo cute!!

  • 2 Gayle // Oct 5, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Thank you!

  • 3 Joane Elie // Oct 17, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Thank you for the pattern. It is easy and beautiful.
    I wish I could send you a picutre of my Pumpkin.

  • 4 Gayle // Oct 17, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Hi Joane,

    I’m so glad you like the pattern!

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    I am looking for the Red Heart baby hat pattern # WR 1088. The paper on the yarn says to go to the redheart.com/pattern site but there is “no site found.” I have an 11 year old computer but can pull up many other things. Maybe you have this pattern or have a way to get it and E it to me. The pumpkin patterns are great.

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  • 8 colleen luft // Jun 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    very cute

  • 9 lynne // Oct 24, 2012 at 7:23 am

    i’m a little bit confused on how to make these cute little pumpkins. can you please help. i get how to do the first 1-3, but from 4-7 on the pumpkins i’m lost. i’d like to make some for my grand babies.

    thanks in advance and have a great day.
    lynne

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