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17 Free Crochet Pumpkin Patterns for Cozy Fall Decor

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What better way to decorate for fall than with cozy crocheted pumpkins? These crochet pumpkin patterns are so fun to make, and will add a festive and welcoming touch to your fall decor. Keep reading for a list of our favorite free patterns, from amigurumi and beanies to baskets, garlands, and more. 

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Crochet Pumpkin Patterns

As the leaves turn golden and the air grows crisp, it’s time to welcome fall with cozy handmade decor. And crochet pumpkins are the perfect little project to make any spot look a little more warm and cheerful.

Quick and easy: Not only are crochet pumpkins so very adorable, but they’re a quick project that can be completed in just a couple of hours. 

Scrap busters: Plus, pumpkins can be an excellent way to use up your scrap yarn (orange, green, cream, teal, you name it!)

Craft fair favorite: They’re also an excellent project for selling at craft shows – which is perfect, because they’re so much fun to make! Or, give them as gifts!

In this list, you’ll find all sorts of patterns ranging from traditional pumpkins to creative interpretations like:

  • Pumpkin centerpieces
  • Pumpkin beanies
  • Pumpkin amigurumi
  • Pumpkin cup cozies 
  • Pumpkin coasters
  • Pumpkin treat bowls
  • Pumpkin pot holders
  • Pumpkin baskets
  • Pumpkin garlands

…whew! There really is something for everyone!

Can beginners make crochet pumpkins?

Yes, there are lots of easy pumpkin patterns that are ideal for beginners. Familiarize yourself with the basic stitches first, and you’re good to go!

Here are some of the easiest patterns from this list:

Crochet Pumpkin Pattern (#1), Great Harvest Pumpkin Coasters (#8), and Rustic Crochet Pumpkin Garland (#14).

17 Free Crochet Pumpkin Patterns

Check out these free crochet pumpkin patterns for your next project. Happy crocheting!

Supplies You’ll Need

Here are some supplies you might need in order to crochet a pumpkin (Check your pattern for specifics):

  • Yarn – Worsted-weight acrylic or cotton is popular, but check your pattern for specifics.
  • Crochet hook(s) – Generally, larger hooks are best for bulkier yarns, and smaller hooks for finer yarns. Check your pattern for the suggested hook size.
  • Other notions, like a tapestry needle, stitch markers, scissors, and a measuring tape.
  • Stuffing – You’ll need Polyfill or an alternative to give the amigurumi pumpkins their shape.
  • Optional embellishments, like wooden dowels, silk cord, and embroidery thread

What yarn is best for crochet pumpkins?

A worsted-weight acrylic or cotton yarn is a great all-around choice for making crochet pumpkins. That said, feel free to experiment with textured and variegated yarn for a more rustic vibe.

Tip: For each pattern on this list, we’ve linked to the suggested yarn. 

Some popular options include Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, Red Heart Super Saver, and WeCrochet Brava Worsted. 

Crochet Techniques for Pumpkin Patterns

Before you start, take a minute to familiarize yourself with the pattern’s instructions. The list below covers common crochet terms, stitches, and techniques.

Tips and Tricks

Create texture with different stitches.

Pumpkins are such a fun opportunity to create varied textures in your fabric. Different stitches, such as bobbles or front and back post stitches, are great ways to play around with texture.

Use a slightly smaller hook than usual.

When working on amigurumi or projects that require stuffing, using a slightly smaller hook helps you to make tight stitches that keep your stuffing from falling out.

Make it your own.

Lastly, have fun with your pattern! Make it your own by adding embellishments such as leaves, tendrils, or even faces to give your crochet pumpkin pattern a Halloween jack-o-lantern vibe.

More Crochet Patterns

I hope that you’ve enjoyed this list of easy crochet pumpkin patterns. For even more crochet ideas, check out these related posts.

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