Now that Fall is here, crocheting pumpkins would be a great way to welcome the harvest season! Not sure what crochet pumpkin pattern to go for? From typical fall-themed pumpkins to some Halloween crocheted pumpkin ideas, we’ve rounded up a lovely list of creative but free crochet pumpkin patterns just for you.
These unique pumpkin crochet patterns will serve you well as you get to place your masterpieces as décor for Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and even Christmas. Crocheted pumpkins (maybe alongside some real pumpkins or painted pumpkins) serve as gorgeous decorations for those festivals.
Crochet pumpkins can play a role as centerpieces or cozy porch decor anywhere you want them to! You can even string up a few small pumpkins and create a beautiful crochet pumpkin garland for your mantel.
Continue reading to learn useful tricks and methods for making a crocheted pumpkin. Feel free to peruse our collection of captivating and free crochet pumpkin patterns, regardless of your level of crochet experience. Take part in the enjoyable experience of making these delightful fall decorations. We hope you have a lot of fun crocheting these for the Fall.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. Is it easy to crochet a pumpkin for beginners?
If you choose a simple pattern made with beginners in mind, crocheting a pumpkin might be an easy project. However, if you are new to crocheting, it may take some practice and patience.
You will also notice that most of the tutorials on this list require some basic knowledge of crocheting, such as knowing how to make basic stitches. You can check out the complete guide to crochet for beginners if you need some guidance or a refresher.
Some of the crochet pumpkins in the following list require stuffing, which is known as amigurumi pumpkin. Amigurumi is simply a Japanese technique for crocheting small stuffed animals and characters. You might find this beginner’s guide to amigurumi useful.
2. What do I need to make crochet pumpkins?
Always refer back to the pattern you chose for the most accurate results. Generally, in most of the patterns in the list below, you will find the following materials: 1. Yarn, usually cotton yarn or acrylic yarn 2. Crochet hook 3. Stitch markers 4. Fiberfill for stuffing 5. Tapestry needle 6. Scissors
3. How to make crochet pumpkins more unique?
A. Experiment with different yarn weights and fibers – Change the yarn weight and texture to make a selection of crochet pumpkins in a range of sizes. – Even unconventional materials like jute or twine can be used for simple pumpkin patterns crochet.
B. Play with colors Don’t be afraid to experiment with different shades of yarn in place of the standard orange. Adding a colorwork pattern to the pumpkins is another way to give them a one-of-a-kind look.
C. Modify the stems – Use a cinnamon stick or twig from your garden as the stem of your pumpkin. – You can also crochet a pumpkin stem using a special design, such as the Romanian cord, and make variations on a curly cue vine. – Using a larger hook will make your stem bigger.
D. Top it with a bow Decorate the stems of your pumpkins with a piece of fabric strip, raffia, a farmhouse ribbon, or yarn in a contrasting color.
E. Change your stitch For advanced crocheters, you can use other stitches in place of the amigurumi crochet pumpkin pattern after you grasp its fundamentals. But be sure to use tighter stitches so that your pumpkin doesn’t have a lot of gaps.
4. How to stuff crochet pumpkins?
To stuff crochet pumpkins, follow these steps: a. Start by crocheting the pumpkin according to your pattern. Leave an opening at the top for stuffing. b. Gather your stuffing material. You can use polyester fiberfill, cotton batting, or any other soft material suitable for stuffing. c. Take small handfuls of stuffing and gently push them into the pumpkin through the opening. Use a crochet hook or your fingers to evenly distribute the stuffing. d. Continue adding stuffing until the pumpkin is plump and firm but not overly stuffed. Make sure to fill the corners and crevices for a well-shaped pumpkin. e. Once you are satisfied with the amount of stuffing, close the opening by stitching it closed with a yarn needle or by crocheting it shut, depending on your pattern. f. Give the pumpkin a gentle squeeze to shape it, and adjust the stuffing as needed.
That’s it! Your crochet pumpkin is now stuffed and ready to be enjoyed.
5. How do you crochet different-sized pumpkins?
There are basically two ways to crochet different-sized pumpkins:
1. Change the amount of stitches in the first round and the number of rounds for the pumpkin. Make a larger or smaller base, depending on how big or small you want it, and then raise or decrease the number of rounds accordingly.
2. A simpler method would be to utilize different yarn weights and crochet hook sizes to generate varied sizes. Check out this post on crochet tension gauge for more clarification. If you don’t want to use different yarns, you may always use additional strands of yarn to increase the thickness of the yarn.
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These free crochet pumpkin patterns are perfect for adding a cozy touch to your home decor or for gifting to friends and family. Whether you prefer a classic orange pumpkin or want to experiment with different colors and textures, there is a pattern for everyone.
Get your crochet hooks ready and start creating your own adorable crochet pumpkins today. Happy crocheting!
Make some crochet pumpkin hats to keep you and your family members warm this chilly fall. Blend in with your homegrown pumpkin patches or simply match them with home decor this fall. Such a great way to be prepared but still warm for the season!
Upgrade your kitchen and make it ready for fall with this Tapestry Crochet Pumpkin Potholder! This potholder is crocheted using the tapestry crochet technique. You can read all about tapestry crochet here.
What better way to bring the spirit of fall into your wardrobe other than using this crochet pumpin pie brooch? It's a cute fun piece that you can pin on your coat, your bag or your scarf to spread the joy of fall.
Isn't this crochet pumpkin blanket beautiful? It is an easy crochet project worked up using granny squares. Crochet the blanket as shown or select your favorite colors to match your decor. Make it spooky for Halloween or spice it up for Thanksgiving weekend.
Are these little rustic crochet pumpkins right down your alley? There is a step-by-step video tutorial for visual learners and the instructions for the pattern are written right on the screen. It's a great way to develop your pattern-reading skills while crocheting!
Small, medium, large -- you got them all in this how-to crochet a pumpkin pattern collection for this fall tutorial. They would make lovely additions to your Thanksgiving tablescape. This post is the one on the medium pumpkin, you may find the small and large ones here.
Here are two more Halloween-themed crochet pumpkin patterns for you to try. One is a small, easy pumpkin amigurumi. The other is a free crochet pumpkin basket pattern that is perfect for storing your trick-or-treat sweets! Note that this pattern is written in UK crochet terms.
A great way to add variety to your pumpkin patch would be to make differently shaped pumpkins! As pumpkins are not usually perfect, they come in many shapes and sizes. Here are 3 that you can make to spice up your collection.
Learn how to spice up your pumpkins, such as with this checkered pattern pumpkin!! Using a variation of the double crochet, it uses the Linked Double Crochet Stitch to create a seamless, closed stitch look.
These farmhouse pumpkins are made using the Spider stitch, which is like a v-stitch but with single crochets. It also spins off the normal crochet pattern by using a cinnamon stick as a stem! A lovely touch indeed.
Instead of just crocheting a pumpkin all by itself, why not give it some company? This pumpkin pie gnome tutorial comes with instructions for making a pumpkin pie-loving gnome and little pumpkins. How cute is that?
Last but not least, here's a crochet fox pumpkin pattern! Very unlikely to see them both together, but boy, don't their color palettes fit perfectly together? It's a great option if you're going for the cute theme this fall.