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Crochet Pumpkin Pattern Free Crochet Pattern

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Learn how to crochet a ribbed pumpkin for your fall home decor. These crochet pumpkins are so fun to make and to decorate with around the house. Crochet several pumpkins in all your favorite falls colors.

The free crochet pumpkin pattern includes 3 sizes and it’s easy to customize further. I’ve included a crochet stem pattern for your pumpkins too. Or you can get really festive and use cinnamon sticks for your pumpkin stems.

It seems like fall can never get here soon enough. Everyone is eagerly awaiting the cooler weather, the lingering sunset and pumpkin… everything. We even try to start fall as early as possible, just a hint of August and the fall fanatics come out.

How to crochet pumpkins in small, medium and large sizes free pattern.

Now crocheters enjoy fall as much as everyone else, but this is like our ultimate season. Sweaters, hats, scarves, shawls, blankets, place settings, pumpkins… just crochet everything.

And boy, aren’t we ready for a break in the weather. Many of us crochet all year round. I can distinctly remember being 7 mos pregnant with #4, sitting outside in the sweltering summer heat watching my kids play in the water… and crocheting a snowflake blanket. Oh, the irony.

Well, it may technically be fall, but it’s still hot, hot, hot here. So what better way for a crocheter to get her fall crocheting on, than with some, small + fast crochet pumpkins!

So satisfying to finish up those little crochet projects quickly. And I just love using up those little bits of yarn too. I had quite a rude awakening, when I thought I ran out of fall colored yarn!

But I didn’t. And really, the fall palette is broader than oranges and mustards, of course. Those are just our go to colors.

My kids adore these pumpkins. They love stacking them. They love putting them on display, even if that means all down the hallway.

I think I’ll have to crochet some in their favorite colors. They would go nuts to have their own crochet pumpkin at their desks. Maybe they’ll leave mine alone. Haha, nope, doubt it.

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You can use any #4 medium worsted weight yarn for these crochet pumpkins. These little pumpkins only use about 10-15 yds each, depending on the size. This is a great stash busting crochet pattern for using up leftover yarns in your stash.

I used Joann’s Big Twist Yarn for the mustard yellow crochet pumpkin. Big Twist has so many fab colors, and some amazing fall colors to choose from. I’ve used Big Twist in my Hygge Homebody Crochet Cardigan Pattern and my Sunset Sweater Crochet Pattern and I just love how it works up.

The large pumpkin is crocheted with Red Heart Super Saver. I was running low on fall colored leftovers and had to break into a new skein of Red Heart, in a classic neutral.

Thankfully I found a rusty orange in Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn and was able to crochet another medium pumpkin. I left this one unsegmented so you can see the difference.

Can you substitute yarns?

Of course, you can substitute any worsted weight yarn for this pumpkin pattern. You could even try different weight yarns. Your sizes will come out different, but that only adds to the charm of a cluster of handmade crochet pumpkins.


To get the ribbed textured for these crochet pumpkins I used the 3rd loop half double crochet stitch, sometimes known as the camel stitch. Since this makes quite a stretchy ribbing, I paired it with a regular back loop only half double crochet. So these

How to crochet pumpkins in 3 sizes in this free pattern.

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  1. Ch 2 to start a row does not count as a st.
  2. Pattern is written for 3 sizes, with the smallest size given first and the larger sizes next. 

Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)

sk-skip the indicated stitch



hdc-half double crochet


RS-right side

mc-magic circle

sc-single crochet


Special Stitches

3rd loop hdc (camel st)

blo-back loop only- insert your hook into the back, or loop that is farthest away from you. Normally you would insert your hook under both top loops, for blo you crochet into only the back loop.


4”/10cm x 4”/10cm = 13 hdc x 9.5 rows of hdc


This crochet pumpkin pattern is worked as a flat rectangle. Then you will slip stitch short ends to seam the fabric into a tube. Next you will close the bottom with a yarn needle.

Now it’s time to stuff your little pumpkin. The top will be finished the same way as the bottom, but you will leave it a little open to add the stick to serve as a stem. I’ve also included a crochet stem pattern for those who prefer to crochet one.

Finished Dimensions

5”/12.5cm long x 4”/10cm wide rectangle = 1.5”/4cm tall x 2.5”/6 cm wide finished pumpkin 

8.5”/21.5cm long x 5.5”/14cm wide rectangle = 2”/5cm tall x 3”/7.5cm wide finished pumpkin

12”/30.5cm long x 7”/18cm wide rectangle = 3”/7.5cm tall x 5.5”/14cm wide finished pumpkin


 You can make the pumpkins any height you want, by increasing the number of stitches. Keep in mind that you will lose some height when seaming. So our smallest flat rectangle measures 4”/10cm wide, but ends up being only a 1.5”/4cm tall pumpkin after seaming and stuffing.

To make your pumpkin wider or more narrow crochet a longer or shorter rectangle by adding or subtracting rows.

Scroll down for the crochet pumpkin pattern

picture of crochet pumpkins in small, medium and large sizes free pattern

How to Crochet a Pumpkin

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $2

Learn how to crochet a pumpkin for your fall home decor.


  • worsted weight yarn
  • polyfill
  • optional cinnamon sticks or similar for stem


  • US Size H-8/5mm hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors



Ch 15 (20, 26)

  1. Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped chs do not count) and each chain across, turn. (13, 18, 24 sts) picture of half double crochet stitches
  2. Ch 2, starting in same st hdc in 3rd loop, Hook inserted under 3rd loop half double crochet.continue to hdc in 3rd loop of each st across, turn. (13, 18, 24 sts) picture of row of hdc in 3rd loop
  3. (RS) Ch 2, starting in same st hdc in blo, picture of back loop hdc continue to hdc in blo of each st across, turn. (13, 18, 24 sts) picture of crochet ribbing
  4. Rep Rows 2-3 until length is 5”/12.5cm (8.5”/21.5cm, 12”/30cm). Do not cut yarn. picture of ribbed crochet stitches picture of crochet ribbed fabric for crochet pumpkin

Create the Tube

  1. Match short ends together. You can sl st on the wrong side or the right side. I prefer how the exposed sl st looks on a ridged pattern like this.
  2. Use a slip stitch to seam the ends together.
  3. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for seaming. picture of crochet fabric folded to seam

Sew Bottom

  1. Thread the yarn needle with your long tail. picture of sewing hole closed with running stitch
  2. Use a running stitch to weave yarn in and out of the stitches to close the bottom.
  3. Weave the yarn back and forth over the hole. picture of pull to close pumpkin Cut yarn and weave in end.


  1. If you need to turn it right side out do that now. picture of stuffing pumpkin
  2. Use polyfill to stuff pumpkin. You want it full, but not bulging so the ridges stay in place.picture of seaming stuffed pumpkin crochet

Sew Top

  1. Thread the needle with an extra long piece of yarn and weave around the top.
  2. Use the running stitch to close top.picture of small crochet pumpkin Leave top slightly open to fit your chosen stem.

Do not cut yarn. If you want a more rounded pumpkin then you can stop here. For a more segmented look continue below.


  1. To create the segments, with matching yarn and needle thread needle straight down, through filling and out the bottom.
  2. Pull the needle and yarn out of the bottom, wrap it around the outside of the pumpkin and back down into the center.
  3. Continue to repeat around the outside of pumpkin for the number segments you want. Remember to leave room for your stem in the center.

Crochet Stem

Worked continuously in the round. Don’t join, mark first st of each round.

Start with a mc.

    Rnd 1. 6 sc into the mc. (6 sts)

    Rnds 2-7. Sc in each st around. (6 sts)

    Rnd 8. 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sts)

    Rnd 9. 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next st} rep from * around. (18 sts)

    Rnd 10. 2 sc in first st, sc in each of next 2 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts} rep from * around. (24 sts)

    Rnd 11. Sc in each sc around, sl st over twice.

    Leave a long tail.

    Sew stem to top of pumpkin, over the hole.

    picture of crochet pumpkin with stem crochet pattern


Cut yarn, weave in ends.

If not crocheting the stem, add a small cinnamon stick or similar to the center for the stem.


You can crochet these pumpkins in differnet yarn weights and get such unique results.

Did you make this project?

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You can watch the video tutorial on how to crochet this ribbed pumpkin here.

What else do love making for fall? This Fluffy Clouds Infinity Scarf Pattern from Mary at Croyden Crochet looks like a fun squishy make!

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