How to Crochet a Pumpkin- learn to crochet decorative pumpkins the easy way with this video tutorial!
After featuring knitting patterns on the blog for years, I decided to branch out and include some crochet patterns as well! The first pattern is for these easy-to-make crochet pumpkins. These pumpkins are great for fall decorating. They can be placed on a mantel or bookcase or together in a large, decorative bowl.
Best of all? They’re simple to crochet! Many crochet pumpkin patterns are worked in the round, but these pumpkins are worked flat using a single crochet. Then, they are folded over and seamed, gathered, and stuffed. The stem is created by picking up stitches around the top and working in a single crochet for a few rounds. This pattern is ideal for those who are new to crochet or for anyone looking for a quick and easy project.
This stuff pumpkin crochet pattern is a great way to make use of scrap yarn!
How to Crochet a Pumpkin- free crochet pattern
Yarn: #4 weight yarn and corresponding crochet hook
Also needed: Yarn needle, fiberfill
Gauge: not important for this pattern
Make a loop and ch (chain) 17 sts.
Turn the chain over and Single Crochet in the back ridges of each chain.
Once the row is finished, make a turning chain and turn the work over. Single crochet in the back of each chain. Repeat, making a turning chain each time you finish a row. Work until your piece measures 10 inches. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.
To assemble the pumpkin: Once you finish crocheting the piece will look like a rectangle. Fold the piece over and sew the side seam. Run a stitch around the bottom of the pumpkin and pull to gather.
Add the stuffing to the pumpkin and push the needle through the inside (including the fiber fill). Run a stitch around the top of the pumpkin. Pull to gather. Weave in ends.
To create the pumpkin stem: Pick up the stitches around the top of the pumpkin. Work in single crochet for a few rounds. Break yarn and sew the top of the stem closed. Weave in ends.
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