If you are a beginner and you’re looking how to crochet a pumpkin for this fall this simple crochet pattern is perfect for you. The pattern only uses single crochet and half double crochet stitches. If you are looking for quick and easy crochet ideas this crocheted pumpkin it’s the perfect project, they work great as last-minute fall gifts, or to use as décor in your own home. They will look great on your porch, in your windows or on your coffee table and will make a lovely addition while hosting a Halloween party or Thanksgiving dinner.
I love the rustic, store-bought look, the color possibilities are endless, and if you want to crochet pumpkins for sale using all the autumn colors (lately I’m seeing great pictures with fall colors in Colorado or with fall colors smoky mountains and I fell in love with those fall color in Vermont, they all are great inspiration for choosing colors for outfall project).
I will definitely crochet more of these crochet pumpkins in all fall colors and probably will crochet some dark turquoise/teal also, just because I love the color and I will keep it on my coffee table so I can enjoy it every day while I’m crocheting and drinking my coffee and eat my pumpkin pie (one of my favorite cake).
The dimensions of my pumpkin: approx. 8 cm (3 inches) tall and 13 cm (5 inches) diameter.
For my crochet pumpkin, I’ve used 40g 100% acrylic, 6 mm crochet hook, polyester stuffing, and a cinnamon stick for the stem.
This 100% acrylic is really good quality, it’s a soft and lovely yarn and it’s so easy to work with. This soft yarn is suitable for lots of creative, colorful projects, it’s great to use for blankets, sweaters, hats, scarves, home décor, and accessories. This chunky yarn is a light and soft yarn that is comfortable to work with and wear. With the big, puffy 100 gram skeins you will quickly see results. If you are allergic to wool, or if you want to opt-out of animal fibers for other reasons, you can easily replace it with this 100% acrylic yarn and get a soft and lovely result.
Here you can buy this yarn: http://bit.ly/39AJ8u7
This chunky works best on a size 7mm hook/needle and up, but for this project will use a 6mm so we won’t end up with a “holey” fabric that wouldn’t work for stuffing.
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sc= single crochet;
hdc= half double crochet;
The pattern uses US crochet terminology.
The written instructions for the crochet Pumpkin:
Leave a 30 cm (11 inches) long tail and start with 18 chains. You’ll use the long tail for sewing later.
1. Row 1: starting with the second chain from the hook make a single crochet stitch in every next 2 chains, then crochet hdc in every next 12 chains, and for the last 3 chains crochet 1 sc in every chain.
2. Row 2: ch 1 (don’t count as a stitch) and make a single crochet stitch in the back loop in every next 3 stitches; continue to crochet hdc in the back loop in every next 12 stitches. For the last 2 stitches crochet 1 single crochet in the back loop in every stitch.
3. Row 3: ch 1 (don’t count as a stitch), make a single crochet stitch in back loop in every next 2 stitches and continue to crochet hdc in back loop in every next 12 stitches, for the last 3 stitches crochet single crochet in back loop in every stitch.
Repeat the pattern from Row 2 until you have 30 rows.
Use the long tail and stitch a running stitch all the way around and pull to close the hole. This will be the bottom of your pumpkin. Stitch in place a few times to secure, weave in, and clip end. Sew together the two short edges.
Stuff with polyester stuffing and with a thread make a running stitch along the edge and pull to close the hole but leave an opening just large enough for the stick you have chosen for your stem (I’ve used a cinnamon stick). Stitch in place to secure the top. Insert the stick in the center of your pumpkin.
Here are a few patterns perfect to crochet for fall or as gifts for this winter:
I hope you enjoyed this crochet Pumpkin free pattern and I can’t wait to see your photos with your crochet Pumpkin. In particular, I’m very curious to see what color you’ll choose. In case you’ll share your crochet Pumpkin on Instagram or Facebook feel free to tag me, or you can use the hashtag #turquoisewithvanilla.
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