This free crochet pumpkin pattern adds a rustic and modern DIY touch to your Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations.
Today I’m excited to share a guest post by a fellow crochet blogger, Megan Devore, from MegMadeWithLove.com. Meg shares free crochet patterns that strike the perfect intersection of modern, rustic and classic–all at the same time! I’m always especially drawn to her home decor patterns as many of them look like they marched straight out of the pages of a Pottery Barn or West Elm catalog. (Some of my faves!)
Today Meg is sharing a free crochet pumpkin pattern that can be made with your leftover scraps of Wool Ease Thick & Quick or other chunky yarn. The other two free pumpkin patterns can be found on Meg’s site, Meg Made with Love.
Hey fellow makers and do-ers! I’m so happy to be sharing a special little autumn pattern here on Jess’s blog. There are so many awesome things to create here (a favorite of mine- the flip flop crochet patterns), so I’m honored to be able to be a part of the awesome-ness that’s going on at Make & Do Crew.
I’ve prepared the cutest little free crochet pumpkin pattern, just in time for you to make a couple to plop on your entryway or dining room table to add some fun handmade flair to your home. The pattern I’m featuring here is the yellow one– using Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Mustard Yellow (one of the best fall colors, in my opinion). You can find the free patterns for the other two pumpkins in the photo over on my blog by clicking here.
Because this pattern is worked up with such chunky yarn, it makes for a quick and easy piece. This pattern can be worked up with the Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn or even using jute. I think these pumpkins would go over incredibly well at craft shows this fall!
Free Crochet Pumpkin Pattern
Pin this pattern for later here.
• Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Mustard Yellow (Weight: 6/super bulky – 106 yds, 6 oz)
• Size N (9mm) hook
• Tapestry needle
• Polyfill stuffing (a big handful)
• 2 inch (or so) stick or twig
• Hot glue gun
• Other adornments you’d like to tie around stem (I used raffia, ribbon and jute that was curled.)
Approximately 5 inches wide by 2.5 inches wide (not including stem)
Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sl – slip
st – stitch
2sc – two single crochet in one stitch (increase)
sc2tog – single crochet two together (decrease)
BLO – back loop only
Overall Pattern Notes:
• **I chose to work ALL stitches in BLO, this gave it more
• Ch 1 at beginning of each round does not count as st
*all stitches worked in BLO
Round 1: Make magic circle, ch 1, work 8 sc into circle, join to first st of round with sl st (8)
Round 2: ch 1, 2sc into every st around, join to first st of round with sl st (16)
Round 3: ch 1, sc around, join to first st of round with sl st (16)
Round 4: ch 1, [2sc, sc] around, join to first st of round with sl st (24)
Round 5: ch 1, sc around, join to first st of round with sl st (24)
Round 6: ch 1, [2sc, sc, sc] around, join to first st of round with sl st (32)
Rounds 7-10: ch 1, sc around, join to first st of round with sl st (32)
Round 11: ch 1, [sc2tog, sc, sc] around, join to first st of round with sl st(24)
Round 12: ch 1, sc around, join to first st of round with sl st (24)
Round 13: ch 1, [sc2tog, sc] around, join to first st of round with sl st (16)
Round 14: ch 1, sc around, join to first st of round with sl st (16) ***After this row is complete stuff your pumpkin with plenty of polyfill***
Round 15: ch 1, sc2tog around, join to first st of round with sl st (8)
Round 16: ch 1, sc2tog around, sl st across the opening hole to the opposite side of where hook is to close the pumpkin
Finish off, and leave a very long tail to finish the pumpkin
To make the indentations, you will work with your long tail from your crocheted piece, and your needle. Take your yarn around the outside, and to the opposite end of the pumpkin. Then you’ll insert the needle through the center and back through to where you began.
Pull it tight, then repeat the same process, wrapping your yarn around the pumpkin and back through the center and spacing them however you see fit.
After you’re done with the indentations, tie a knot to secure.
Then you’re ready to finish off the pumpkin. To attach the stick, just put a glob of hot glue in the center of your pumpkin.
And firmly press your stick onto the hot glue until it has cooled.
Last, just add your finishing touches to your pumpkin! Make a couple more and you’ll have a pretty cozy and cute fall decor set-up. 🙂
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