Easiest Large Pumpkin Crochet Pattern- a fast and fun project for the quintessential autumn decor!
These crochet pumpkins are a breeze to make and they look great on bookcases and mantels. The piece is crochet flat, then the side seam is sewn. Next, a loose "running" stitch is sewn around the bottom to gather. The pumpkin is stuffed with fiber fill and another running stitch is made at the top to gather. Finally, a handful of stitches are picked up at the top and worked in single crochet to create a stem.
Easiest Large Pumpkin Crochet Pattern
Crochet Hook Size J (I know this hook is a little smaller than the recommended size for this yarn. The small hook creates a tighter crochet and the filling won't show through)
Approximate height (including stem) : 9 inches
Chain 20 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 16 inches. Cut the end of the yarn, leaving a long tail.
Fold the piece over and sew the side seam. Turn the piece inside out.
Make a running stitch around the bottom of the pumpkin. Pull to gather.
Stuff the pumpkin and make another running stitch along the top. Pull to gather. If needed: make a few stitches to close the opening.
Pick up stitches and make a single crochet around the top of the pumpkin. Work for a few rounds until the stem is as long as you like.
On the last row, single crochet in every other stitch to decrease. Break yarn and weave in ends.
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