Easy Crochet Pumpkins (2 Free Patterns)

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Easy Crochet Pumpkins (2 Free Patterns)

Hello everyone! Happy Halloween to you all!

To celebrate the eve of All Saints’ Day, I will be sharing two easy crochet pumpkin patterns that I recently designed.  Each one takes less than a skein of yarn to complete and works up fairly quickly thanks to a simple design.

Both pumpkins would make a great addition to a fall centerpiece and are small enough to fit on just about any table in your home. Each one measures less than 5.5” tall with a diameter measuring less than 5”. While I chose to make mine in traditional pumpkin colors, feel free to work them up in any color of your choosing! (Gold or white would be adorable!)

 

Falling Spring Crochet Easy Crochet Pumpkin Patterns

Pumpkin #1 Crochet Pattern

Skill Level:

Easy

Materials:
Size of Completed Project:

Pumpkin #1
Height: ~4.5″ from base of pumpkin to tip of stem
Diameter: ~3.5-4″
Circumference: ~ 13″

Abbreviations and Stitches Used:

Beg – beginning
Ch – chain
BLO  – back loop only
Ch – chain
FO – fasten off
Rep or *() * – repeat
Sc – single crochet
Sc2tog – single crochet 2 sts together (decrease)
Sl st – slip stitch
St(s) – stitch(es)

Special Notes:
  • Terminology in U.S. terms.
  • Chains at beginning of rows/rounds do NOT count as a st.
  • To form the pumpkin, you will first make a long panel in rows. Next, you will join the ends of the panel with a row of sl sts. Lastly, you will use a running stitch to cinch the bottom of the pumpkin, stuff to shape, then cinch the top.
  • I recommend using an invisible seam to attach the stem to the pumpkin, but please feel free to use any sewing method you prefer.
    (Check out THIS TUTORIAL by SweetPotato3 which explains this method in greater detail.)

Pumpkin #1 Crochet Pattern

Ch 25 with size 3.5 mm hook and pumpkin yarn.

  1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across. (24)
    *Note: I prefer to sc into the back bumps along the chain. This leaves both the front loops and back loops of the beginning chain unworked, which will come in handy once we reach the end.

  2. Ch 1. Turn. Sc in each st across. (24)

  3. Ch 1. Turn. Sc BLO in each st across. (24)

  4. Ch 1. Turn. Sc BLO in each st across. (24)

  5. Ch 1. Turn. Sc BLO in each st across. (24)

Repeat Rows 2 – 5 until you have a total of 45 rows. Your last row should be a repeat of Row 5.

Falling Spring Crochet Easy Crochet Pumpkin Panel Image

46. (Continuing from the last row.) Turn. Do not chain. With the wrong side of the panel now facing you, line up the first end of the panel with the working end. Join ends together with a row of sl sts through the back loops of the first row and both loops of the last row. (24 sl sts)

Falling Spring Crochet Easy Crochet Pumpkin Row of Slip Stitches

Falling Spring Crochet Easy Crochet Pumpkin Joining the Ends

FO. Leave a long tail for sewing up the ends (~12-24” should be more than enough length). Go ahead and weave in the short tail from the beginning chain before moving on.

Next, flip the panel right side out. Thread your tail through a yarn needle. Weave yarn through the ends of the rows, working back and forth as you go. This running stitch will be pulled tightly to close the bottom of the pumpkin. Since you will be cinching the fabric, you can skip every other row if desired when making your running stitch.

(I chose to weave mine into the 23 “bumps” along the edge that were created by turning chains, but feel free to weave into any sts along the edge of the panel.)

Falling Spring Crochet Easy Crochet Pumpkin Weaving a Running Stitch

Pull the tail to cinch, then flip the panel inside out and weave around the small opening to close completely.

Falling Spring Crochet Easy Crochet Pumpkin Cinching the End

Tie a secure knot, then bring yarn back out to the right side of the pumpkin. Flip pumpkin right side out and stuff firmly. (Do not overstuff as it may cause gapping in the stitches.)

Pull the long tail up through the middle of the pumpkin and bring out at the top. Weave top closed in the same fashion as the first end of the panel. Secure with a knot. (It’s ok if there is a tiny hole at the top of the pumpkin since the stem will cover it up.)

Falling Spring Crochet Easy Crochet Pumpkin Cinching the Top

Pass tail back through the middle of the pumpkin towards the bottom to make an indentation in the top center of the pumpkin.

Falling Spring Crochet Easy Crochet Pumpkin Indenting the Center

Pass the yarn back through the center of the bottom and back up to the top a couple of times to cinch the middle. FO. Pull end to middle of pumpkin and out the opposite side. Cut yarn close so the tail will hide itself inside. Follow instructions below to create the stem.

STEM #1

Switch to size 3.0 mm hook and chocolate yarn. Work in a continuous spiral and be sure to use a st marker to mark the first st of the round. Move st marker up as you go.

Begin with a magic ring. Ch 1.

  1. 5 sc into magic ring. (5)
  2. Sc into each st around. (5)
  3. Rep Round 2.
  4. Rep Round 2.
  5. Rep Round 2.
  6. 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in last st. (5)
  7. Rep Round 7.
  8. 2 sc in first 2 sts, sc2tog, 2 sc in last st. (7)
  9. 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in the last 2 sts. (7)
  10. 2 sc in first 2 sts, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st. (9)
  11. 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last 3 sts. (9)
  12. 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st. (11)
  13. 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc in last 4 sts. (11)
  14. 2 sc in each st around. (21)

Sl st to the first sc st. FO, leaving a long tail for sewing. Attach stem to the top center of pumpkin with an invisible seam.

Falling Spring Crochet Easy Crochet Pumpkin Patterns

Pumpkin #2 Crochet Pattern

Skill Level:

Easy

Materials:
Size of Completed Project:

Pumpkin #2
Height: ~5″ from base of pumpkin to tip of stem
Diameter: ~4.5-5″
Circumference: ~15.75″

Abbreviations and Stitches Used:

Beg – beginning
Ch – chain
BLO  – back loop only
BPhdc – back post half double crochet
Ch – chain
FO – fasten off
FPhdc – front post half double crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Rep or *() * – repeat
Sc – single crochet
Sl st – slip stitch
St(s) – stitch(es)

Special Notes:
  • Terminology in U.S. terms.
  • Chains at beginning of rows/rounds do NOT count as a st.
  • To form the pumpkin, you will first make a long panel in rows. Next, you will cinch the top of the pumpkin with a running stitch before continuing to join the sides of the panel with a whipstitch. Lastly, you will stuff to shape, then weave a running stitch through the sts along the bottom of the pumpkin and cinch the final opening. 
  • Knowledge of BPhdc and FPhdc sts is helpful.
    (If you are unfamiliar with BPhdc and FPhdc sts, check out THIS TUTORIAL by RepeatCrafterMe.)
  • I recommend using an invisible seam to attach the stem to the pumpkin, but please feel free to use any sewing method you prefer.
    (Check out THIS TUTORIAL by SweetPotato3 which explains this method in greater detail.)

Falling Spring Crochet Easy Crochet Pumpkin 2

Pumpkin #2 Crochet Pattern

Ch 52 with size 3.5 mm hook and carrot yarn.

  1. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (51)
  2. Ch 1. Turn. Hdc in first st. *FPhdc in next st. BPhdc in next st.* Rep until last 2 sts. FPhdc in next st. Hdc in last st. (51)
  3. Ch 1. Turn. Hdc in first st. *BPhdc in next st. FPhdc in next st.* Rep until last 2 sts. BPhdc in next st. Hdc in last st. (51)
  4. Rep Row 2.
  5. Rep Row 3.

Rep Rows 2-3 until you have a total of 22 rows. Your last row should be a repeat of Row 2.

Next, we will FO and leave a long tail for sewing (~24 – 36” should be more than enough length). This pumpkin will be sewn slightly different from the first one.

Thread yarn into needle and weave a running st through the sts along the top of the panel. (See images included in Pumpkin #1 for clarification.) Pull tail to cinch fabric. It’s ok if there is a tiny hole at the top of the pumpkin since the stem will cover it up. (You can also use the tail from the beginning chain to close the hole a little more.)

Continue to sew the sides of the panel together with a whipstitch (or invisible st) along the hdc sts at the ends of rows. When you reach the bottom, stuff pumpkin firmly. Be sure to shape the pumpkin as you stuff. (Do not overstuff as it may cause gapping in the stitches.)

Lastly, weave a running st through the sts along the bottom of the pumpkin in the same fashion as you did the top. Pull tail to cinch fabric. Fasten, then bring yarn back up through the center to the top of the pumpkin. Pass yarn over the top and back down the middle to the bottom of the pumpkin to create an indentation. FO.

Pass the yarn tail through the middle of the pumpkin and out the opposite side. Cut yarn close so the tail will hide itself inside. If you haven’t done so already, weave in the tail from the beginning chain and FO. Follow instructions below to create the stem.

STEM #2

Switch to size 3.0 mm hook and coffee yarn. Work in a continuous spiral and be sure to use a st marker to mark the first st of the round. Move st marker up as you go.

Begin with a magic ring. Ch 1.

  1. 6 sc into magic ring. (6)
  2. 2 sc into each st around. (12)
  3. Hdc BLO in each st around. (12)
  4. FPhdc around first st. BPhdc around next st. *FPhdc in next st. BPhdc around next st.* Rep around. (12)
  5. Rep Round 4.
  6. Rep Round 4.
  7. Sc in each st around. (12)
  8. 2 sc in each st around. (24)

FO, leaving a long tail for sewing. Lightly stuff if desired. Attach stem to the top center of pumpkin with an invisible seam.

Falling Spring Crochet Easy Crochet Pumpkin Patterns

You’re finished! I hope you love your little pumpkins as much as I love mine!

Please feel free to share this post on Pinterest and don’t forget to tag me @fallingspringcrochet if you share your creations on Instagram! 😉

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