Last year I was a little bit late to the crochet pumpkin game, but this year I’m ready and I have a free tutorial for three different sized pumpkins! So grab some worsted weight yarn, a 5mm crochet hook and put on your favorite spooky tunes!
Worsted weight yarn
H (5mm) crochet hook
Poly-fil or stuffing alternative
CH – Chain
HDC – Half Double Crochet
SK – Skip
Small: 2.5 inches tall, 4 inches across
Medium: 3 inches tall, 6 inches across
Large: 4 inches tall, 8 inches across
Ch 22(32,42), sk 2, hdc 20(30,40)
Row 2-30(40,50): Ch 2, hdc 20(30,40)
Now you should have a rectangle. You’re going to take two long pieces of yarn and with your needle you’re going to create a running stitch down both sides of the rectangle.
Then you’ll be able to seam up the top and bottom of your rectangle.
Cinch up one side of your running stitch and tie it off tight. It should look like a little baggy now, and you’ll flip it inside out and then start filling it up. I like using scrap yarn, but if you don’t have enough or run out you can also use polyfil or scrap fabric.
Then cinch the top up and tie it off really well. With the remaining string you can wrap around the pumpkin a few times to make the typical bumpy pumpkin shape. If you don’t have enough yarn to wrap around as much as you need, feel free to add more, you can easily hide any extra yarn tails hanging out by just poking them into the pumpkin!
Next you can add your pumpkin stems. I’ve seen people use all sorts of things for the stem, so feel free to get creative with it. The most common ones I’ve seen have been sticks, cinnamon sticks, and leather pieces, but I’ve also seen people making crocheted stems. To attach the stems you can either sew it in if it’s leather or crocheted, you can just poke it in really far before you cinch the top, or you can use hot glue and glue it on the top. I’m happy with mine without the stems, but if I were to add a stem I’d glue a stick on the top.
And there you have em, super cute crochet pumpkins!