Free Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

 

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With Halloween just around the corner, this is the perfect time for you to enjoy working on this ‘quick to make’ Amigurumi pumpkin. My free crochet pumpkin pattern includes lots of helpful video tutorial plus you will be happy to hear there is no sewing involved at all! Bliss! 🙂

 

Free Crochet Pumpkin Pattern – Notes

Skill level: basic/intermediate crochet skills and knowledge

Finished size – height: 9cm / 3.5 inches

Finished size – width: 11cm / 4.5 inches

 

Free Crochet Pumpkin Pattern – Materials and Equipment

Yarn I used for this free crochet pumpkin pattern:

– Fine Sport #2 = 4 ply

– 55% cotton and 45% acrylic blend

– 1x ball of orange yarn – YarnArt Jeans – colour 77 – (50g/160m)

– 1x ball of green yarn – YarnArt Jeans – colour 52 – (50g/160m)

– 1x ball of brown yarn – YarnArt Jeans – colour 70 – (50g/160m)

– 1x ball of variegated yarn – YarnArt Jeans Tropical – colour 616 – (50g/160m)

I like to purchase my YarnArt Jeans from Amazon HERE or from Etsy HERE. If you would like to check some great substitutes for YarnArt Jeans then have a read of my Best Yarn for Making Amigurumi tutorial. You can find the substitutes towards the end of the article.

Or just simply use any 100% cotton that will work just as well. You can also use 100% acrylic if you prefer to work with this type of yarn.

Other materials used: polyester fibre fill, black thread yarn for mouth embroidery

Crochet hook: I used 2.5mm = B/1 (2mm for the eyelash yarn), if using different weight of yarn then refer to hook size recommendations on the yarn but go one size smaller. I highly recommend this ergonomic crochet hook set from Amazon as it comes in a stylish case and with other accessories such as stitch markers etc.

Other equipment used: scissors, yarn needle, pins with large heads, stitch marker or thin yarn to use instead, 10mm safety eyes

Choking hazard warning: the use of safety eyes or buttons poses a choking risk for children under the age of 3 therefore I recommend using embroidery instead.

 

Free Crochet Pumpkin Pattern – Abbreviations Used

This free crochet pumpkin pattern is written using US crochet terminology

– MR: magic ring – watch this step by step video tutorial on How to crochet a magic ring for Amigurumi

– ST: stitch

– SC: single crochet stitch

– HDC: half double crochet stitch

– DC: double crochet stitch

– TC: triple crochet stitch

– CH: chain stitch

– SL ST: slip stitch

– INC: increase = two single crochet stitches in the same stitch

– L INC: large increase = three single crochet stitches in the same stitch

– DEC: standard decrease

– INV DEC: invisible decrease = insert the hook into the front loop of the first stitch (two loops on hook) and immediately insert it again into the front loop of the next stitch (three loops on the hook). Yarn over and draw through the first two loops on the hook (two loops on the hook). Yarn over and draw through the two loops on the hook to finish your invisible decrease. Watch this step by step video tutorial on How to crochet an invisible decrease for Amigurumi

– BLO: back loops only

– FO: fasten off

– (…..) x 6: repeat the pattern inside the brackets by the given number (in this example, repeat the pattern in the brackets 6 times)

– {…}: number shown inside these brackets equals the number of total stitches at the end of each round

 

Free Crochet Pumpkin Pattern – Let’s Get Started!

You may find these Amigurumi tutorials handy before you get started with this free crochet pumpkin pattern. And don’t forget to watch my step by step video tutorials for extra help with my patterns.

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How to Crochet the Stem and Pumpkin

Crochet the stem and the pumpkin as one piece, crochet from the top of the stem towards the base of the pumpkin

Stem:

Start with brown colour

R1: MR – 6 x SC into the ring {6} – watch this step by step video tutorial on How to crochet a magic ring for Amigurumi

R2: SC in each ST around {6}

R3: INC, SC in next 5 ST {7}

R4: SC in each ST around {7}

R5: INC, SC in next 6 ST {8}

R6: SC in each ST around {8}

R7: INC, SC in next 7 ST {9}

R8: (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 3 {12}

R9: SC in each ST around {12}

R10: (SC in next ST, INC) x 6 {18}

R11: SC in next ST, INC, (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next ST {24}

R12: (SC in next 3 ST, INC) x 6 {30}

 

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Pumpkin:

Continue to crochet from R12 of the stem and change yarn to orange colour – when you change the colours, leave a very long orange tail on the outside of your work as you will need it to shape the pumpkin – allow about 250cm / 98.5 inches

R13: SC in next 2 ST, INC, (SC in next 4 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 2 ST {36}

R14: (SC in next 5 ST, INC) x 6 {42}

R15: SC in next 3 ST, INC, (SC in next 6 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 3 ST {48}

R16: (SC in next 7 ST, INC) x 6 {54}

R17: SC in next 4 ST, INC, (SC in next 8 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 4 ST {60}

R18: (SC in next 9 ST, INC) x 6 {66}

R19: SC in next 5 ST, INC, (SC in next 10 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 5 ST {72}

R20: (SC in next 11 ST, INC) x 6 {78}

R21-R36 (16 rounds): SC in each ST around {78} – leave a stitch marker in at the start of R26 as you will need to refer to it when placing the eyes

R37: (SC in next 11 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {72} – watch this step by step video tutorial on How to crochet an invisible decrease for Amigurumi

R38: SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 10 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 5 ST {66}

R39: (SC in next 9 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {60}

R40: SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 8 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 4 ST {54}

R41: (SC in next 7 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {48}

 

You can now place the eyes:

– stuff the pumpkin well first

– it helps to use pins with large heads to first mark the spots where the eyes will be placed – you can make a decision whether you are happy with the placement and if it looks symmetrical before you insert the safety eyes; the safety eyes usually make a large hole in between the stitches so it is not recommended to change the placement of the eyes once they are in

– place the eyes between rounds R26 and R27

– first eye – count 61 stitches from your marker at the start of R26 and place the eye between ST61 and ST62

– second eye – count 68 stitches from your marker at the start of R26 and place the eye between ST68 and ST69

– you can now insert the safety eyes and put the safety backs on

 

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Continue to stuff gradually

R42: SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 6 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 3 ST {42}

R43: (SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {36}

R44: SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 2 ST {30}

R45: (SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {24}

R46: SC in next ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next ST {18}

R47: (SC in next ST, INV DEC) x 6 {12}

R48: SC in each ST around {12}

Stuff well, close the hole using a yarn needle and weave the yarn end in

Watch this step by step video tutorial on How to close a hole in an Amigurumi piece

 

How to Shape the Pumpkin

– watch this step by step video tutorial on How to shape a crochet pumpkin for Amigurumi

– to shape the pumpkin, you will have to use the long orange tail that you left on the outside of your work when changing colours at R12 of the stem

– shape the pumpkin by splitting it into 6 equal segments while running the yarn from the base of the stem to the centre of the closing circle at the bottom of the pumpkin

– pull on the yarn tight to sculpt the pumpkin as required

– make sure the eyes stay within one segment

– FO at the bottom of the pumpkin and weave the yarn end in

 

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How to Crochet the Pumpkin Vines

Crochet two vines: one with green yarn and one with variegated yarn

Pattern for both vines:

– watch this step by step video tutorial on How to crochet a curlicue for Amigurumi

– create a slip knot on your hook with the yarn

– insert your hook into the first stitch of R13 of the pumpkin and single crochet

R1: chain 30

R2: 2xSC into 2nd CH from the hook, 2xSC in next ST, 3xSC in next ST, 2xSC in next ST and so on taking turns between 2xSC and 3xSC till you reach the end of the chain

– weave the yarn ends in

– repeat for the other vine but insert your hook into a stitch next to the first vine to start with

 

How to Crochet the Pumpkin Leaf

– watch this step by step video tutorial on How to crochet a leaf for Amigurumi

– create a slip knot on your hook with the yarn

R1: chain 9

R2: 1xSC into 2nd CH from the hook (go through back bump of each CH as well), 1xHDC into next ST, 2xDC into next ST, 1xTC into next ST, 1xTC into next ST, 2xDC into next ST, 1xHDC into next ST, 1xSC into last ST;

 now work on the opposite side of the chain and carry the starting chain with you;

2XSC into 1st ST (the same ST where you did your last SC), 1xHDC into next ST, 2xDC into next ST, 1xTC into next ST, 1xTC into next ST, 2xDC into next ST, 1xHDC into next ST, 1xSC into last ST, SL ST into 1st chain of the starting chain

– use the yarn tails to sew the leaf to the pumpkin at the base of the stem

 

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How to Embroider the Face

– embroider the eye lids using the same variegated yarn you used for the vine

– embroider the mouth using thread black yarn between R29 and R31 with 4 stitches in between the corners of the mouth

 

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Free Crochet Pumpkin Pattern – Your Finished Crochet Toy:

You have now finished your toy! I hope you found my free crochet pumpkin pattern easy to follow and enjoyed making the pumpkin!
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6 Comments

  1. Hi,

    I need some help please. I am trying to download the blog hop pumpkin freebie but when I click the graphic that says “direct link” nothing happens?

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    • Hi Stephanie, when did you try to download it? It was only available as a free download between 12am and 11:59pm EST on 15th November.
      Love, Petra x

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      • I’m sorry I didn’t notice it was the second pattern yesterday. I thought it was for today. My apologies.

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing the sweet pumpkin in the bloghop!

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