How to Make a Crochet Pumpkin
Are you looking for a cute mini pumpkin you can crochet? Since it is the season of all things’ pumpkin, I’ve designed a small and easy to crochet pumpkin pattern that works up fast and uses simple to learn stitches.
To make these amigurumi pumpkins you will need to know how to single crochet and single crochet in the back loop. These are two basic stitches that most crocheters start with when they are first learning how to crochet so these pumpkins should be pretty easy to work up.
Tips & Tutorials to Crochet a Pumpkin
- How to Single Crochet
- How to Single Crochet in the Back Loop (Video)
- Free Crochet Pumpkin Pattern Collection
The Yarn I Used for This Pumpkin
For the entire pumpkin, I used Basic Stitch yarn from Lion Brand. It is a worsted weight four yarn that is 100% acyclic, which means it’s perfect for crafting. This yarn comes in a variety of colors, but I knew when I saw the Optic White and Gold, it would make a perfect neutral pumpkin. Learn more about Basic Stitch to see if it’s a good fit for you.
If you can’t find this yarn any four weight yarn would work like Caron Simply Soft or Red Heart Soft. You could also use YarnSub.com to find the perfect yarn substitution.
Are you ready to make a pumpkin? If so, keep on reading down to learn how to crochet a mini pumpkin today.
Free Crochet Mini Pumpkin Pattern
Skill Level: Intermediate
- Lion Brand Basic Stitch yarn less than 30 yards or any medium weight #4 yarn
- Yarn needle
- Poly-fil stuffing
- Stick for the stem
- Crochet Hook size G 4 mm
Crochet Stitch Abbreviations
- sc = single crochet
- sc bl = single crochet back loop
- ch = chain
- rep = repeat
- Approximately 2″ x 3″
- Written in standard US terms
Mini Pumpkin Pattern
To Begin: Ch 10
Row 1: in the second ch from the hook sc, sc into each ch across, turn. (9)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc into the first st, sc into each st across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc bl into the first st, sc bl into each st across, turn.
Row 4: Rep row 2
Row 5: Rep row 3
Row 6: Rep row 2
Row 7: Rep row 3
Row 8: Rep row 2
Row 9: Rep row 3
Row 10: Rep row 2
Row 11: Rep row 3
Row 12: Rep row 2
Row 13: Rep row 3
Row 14: Rep row 2
Row 15: Rep row 3
Fold up the short ends together so the ridges are on the outside and join with a slip stitch seam using the same yarn you worked with previously.
Turn inside out so the ridges are on the inside and fasten off the yarn leaving a 15″ to 17″ tail of yarn.
With a yarn needle close up the end that the seam ended on weaving in and out every other space around the short end.
Continue around weaving in and out until you reach where started. Pull the yarn tight to close the circle.
After the circle is closed take the yarn needle down through the center to tighten.
Fill in opening with Poly-fil but make sure not to stuff to full. With the yarn needle still attached to the yarn that was pulled through.
Weave in the yarn through the short end to close up the top of the pumpkin.
Once you weave in and out to the start pull to close. Do not close completely so there is a space to put the stem of the pumpkin. Pull the yarn needle down through the bottom of the pumpkin and back up. Take the yarn off the needle and push the extra yarn down into the pumpkin center.
Next, place the stem with glue (I used Beacon 3-1) into the center of the miniature pumpkin.
You are now done with your pumpkin!
More Free Pumpkin and Fall Crochet Patterns
I hope you enjoyed this mini pumpkin pattern. If you’d like more free patterns I’ve listed a few below that I thought you might like to try for Fall.
- Mini Crochet Pumpkin Pattern
- Free Crochet Pumpkin Patterns
- Herringbone Half Double Crochet Fall Blanket Pattern
- Fabulously Fall Crochet Fringe Scarf
- Easy, Chevron Pattern Crochet Blanket
- 9 Free Fall Crochet Patterns
- Free Crochet Apple Pattern & Keychain
- How to Crochet a Pumpkin Earwarmer
- Fall Pumpkin Blanket Crochet Pattern