Easy Jumbo Pumpkin Crochet Pattern- this jumbo crochet pumpkin looks great on the couch or on the mantle. Plus, it's so easy to make!
Last year I shared this post that showed you How to Crochet a Pumpkin the Easy Way. These little pumpkins are great for decorating bookcases and shelves. This year I wanted something larger that could double as a throw pillow on the couch, or be placed on the floor in front of the fireplace.
These jumbo pumpkins are just as easy to make as the smaller version. 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.
The video below shows you how to crochet a small pumpkin. The technique is the exact same, but the number of chains added is more and the length is longer. The video shows creating a chain of 17. To make a jumbo pumpkin, you crochet a chain of 34. The width also changes from 10 inches to 20.
Easy Jumbo Pumpkin Crochet Pattern
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Spice (2 skeins)
For the stem: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Barley
Hook: Size L crochet hook
Approximate height (including stem): 11 inches
Chain 34 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 approximately 18 inches. Cut the end of the yarn, leaving a long tail.
Once you are finished crocheting, fold the piece over (right sides together) and crochet the seam closed using a single crochet. Turn the piece right side out.
Make a running stitch around the bottom of the pumpkin.
Pull to gather and make a stitch to secure.
Stuff the pumpkin until it forms a rounded shape.
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Make another running stitch along the top. Pull to gather.
Make a stitch to secure. Don't worry if the opening isn't entirely closed. The stem will cover this part.
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. (Please refer to the video above to see how this is done.)
Break yarn, thread through the remaining stitches, and pull to tighten. Weave in ends.