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Rustic Farmhouse Crochet Pumpkin – Free Pattern

Make this cute crochet pumpkin pattern and decorate your house with a rustic farmhouse fall style. Made with an easy combination of basic stitches, this free pumpkin pattern is perfect for beginner crocheters. Make a few for yourself, or to sell at craft fairs. I know you’ll love this easy fall crochet project.

rustic farmhouse crochet pumpkin with ribbed texture and a stem

Materials

I choose a nice, orange, worsted weight (CYC 4) yarn for this project. I worked with a crochet hook that’s slightly smaller than recommended on the yarn label. Using a smaller hook makes the fabric a little tighter and sturdier, so it will hold the stuffing without showing holes.

You can substitute other types of yarn — like a DK weight or a bulky weight yarn. The resulting pumpkin will be smaller or larger, accordingly.

Here are the materials you’ll need to make a crochet pumpkin:

If you’d like to crochet a pumpkin stem, you’ll also need a scrap amount of brown worsted weight yarn.

Abbreviations

blo = back loops only

ch = chain(s)

dc =double crochet

fpdc = front post double crochet

hdc = half double crochet

sc = single crochet

sl st = slip stitch

st(s) = stitch(es)

Measurements

The finished pumpkin measures 5″ wide and 5″ tall (stuffed, and with the stem.)

Gauge

20 st = 4″

Meeting gauge isn’t critical to the success of this project.

If you want to crochet a pumpkin the same size as mine, aim for a piece of fabric that measures 6″ wide and 12″ long before seaming.

Special Stitches

If you would like to crochet a pumpkin stem for your pumpkin, you’ll need to know the front post double crochet stitch. It’s very similar to the double crochet stitch — you’ll just insert your hook in a different spot.

Front Post Double Crochet: Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of corresponding stitch below, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on the hook). Yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on the hook). Yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook, again.

starting to crochet a ribbed pumpkin

Pattern

Row 1: Ch 31. Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook, and working in blo for all stitches, make 3 sl st, 6 sc, 12 hdc, 6 sc, 3 sl st. Turn. (30)

Row 2: Ch 1. Working in blo, 3 sl st, 6 sc, 12 hdc, 6 sc, 3 sl st. Turn. (30)

crocheting the pumpkin with orange yarn and a purple crochet hook

Repeat Row 2 until the piece measures 12 in long. (Measured across the center at the widest point.) I crocheted 40 rows.

Last Row: You can make the last row and seam the short sides in the same step. To do this, fold the short sides together, right sides facing out. Insert the hook through both the starting chain stitches and the back loops of the working stitches as you crochet the last row of stitches.

seaming the sides of the crochet pumpkin pattern

Finishing

If you didn’t join the sides as you worked the last row of crochet (as described in the previous section, join the sides with a mattress stitch.

Then, turn the pumpkin so that the raised “V” shapes point down.

With a matching piece of yarn and darning needle (I used the long yarn tail) sew a running stitch along the top edge.

Pull the ends of the yarn to gather the top edge. Tie a knot, cut the excess yarn, and weave in the ends.

making gathers at the top of the pumpkin with a running stitch

Next, stuff the pumpkin with fiber-fill through the bottom opening.

In the same way as before, sew a running stitch along the bottom edge. Pull the ends of the yarn to gather the bottom edge. Tie a knot, cut the excess yarn, and weave in the ends.

sewing the crochet pumpkin together with long stitches

You can stop here, or you can make some additional stitches to create a sculpted, “squashed” pumpkin shape.

To do this, make some long stitches that run vertically between the stem end and the bottom end. I made four stitches down through the center of the pumpkin, overlapping them in an X shape (almost like sewing on a button.) Pull these stitches with slight tension to give the pumpkin a more realistic shape. Knot the yarn to secure, and weave in the ends.

crochet pumpkin and crochet pumpkin stem

When it comes to attaching a stem to your pumpkin, you have several options.

For a simple stem, you can use hot glue to attach a short twig or a cinnamon stick to the top of the pumpkin.

Or, you can attach a crocheted stem as described below.

How to Crochet a Pumpkin Stem

First, make a magic ring. (Click for a tutorial on how to start crochet with the Magic Ring technique)

Round 1: Make 6 dc into the magic ring, sl st to the first dc to join round. (6)

Round 2: Ch 2. Fpdc in each st around, sl st to first fpdc to join round. (6)

Repeat round 2 until your stem is as long as you’d like. I made 5 rounds.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Using a darning needle and the yarn tail, whipstitch top of the stem to the top of the pumpkin.  Fasten off and weave in end.

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Crochet Pumpkin

Crochet Pumpkin

Yield: 1
Active Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: 5

Make this cute crochet pumpkin pattern and decorate your house with a rustic farmhouse fall style. Made with an easy combination of basic stitches, this free pumpkin pattern is perfect for beginner crocheters. 

Materials

  • worsted weight (CYC 4) yarn, in orange
  • worsted weight (CYC 4) yarn, in brown for the stem
  • a few handfuls of fiber-fil toy stuffing

Tools

  • size G – 4.0mm crochet hook (Here’s my favorite inexpensive hook.)
  • a darning or tapestry needle
  • a tape measure
  • scissors
  • stitch markers, optional

Instructions

  1. Row 1: Ch 31. Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook, and working in blo for all stitches, make 3 sl st, 6 sc, 12 hdc, 6 sc, 3 sl st. Turn. (30)
  2. Row 2: Ch 1. Working in blo, 3 sl st, 6 sc, 12 hdc, 6 sc, 3 sl st. Turn. (30)
  3. Repeat Row 2 until the piece measures 12 in long. (Measured across the center at the widest point.) I crocheted 40 rows.
  4. Last Row: You can make the last row and seam the short sides in the same step. To do this, fold the short sides together, right sides facing out. Insert the hook through both the starting chain stitches and the back loops of the working stitches as you crochet the last row of stitches.
  5. Sew a running stitch along the top edge, and pull the ends of the yarn to gather the top edge. Tie a knot, cut the excess yarn, and weave in the ends.
  6. Next, stuff the pumpkin with fiber-fill through the bottom opening. Sew a running stitch along the bottom edge, and gather the bottom edge. Tie a knot, cut the excess yarn, and weave in the ends.
  7. Optionally, make some long stitches that run vertically between the stem end and the bottom end to shape the pumpkin.
  8. Attach a twig or cinnamon stick as a stem with hot glue, or follow the pattern steps for a crochet stem in the pattern notes below.

Notes

Pattern for crochet pumpkin stem:

  • Round 1: Make 6 dc into the magic ring, sl st to the first dc to join round. (6)
  • Round 2: Ch 2. Fpdc in each st around, sl st to first fpdc to join round. (6)
  • Repeat round 2 until your stem is as long as you’d like. I made 5 rounds.
  • Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
  • Using a darning needle and the yarn tail, whipstitch top of the stem to the top of the pumpkin.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

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