Fall is here, and I have a new obsession–the crochet pumpkin.
It’s like the great pumpkin, only better because it’s crochet. But seriously, there are so many free crochet pumpkin patterns out now that will have you whipping these little cuties up in hoards to place beside the rest of your gourds. (See what I did there?)
Most of these patterns can be worked up quickly, and use standard worsted weight yarn. They also don’t take a ton of yarn to make, so these are perfect ways to use up some of those leftover bits you have hanging around. I mean, I know that none of us throw any yarn away, right?
Free Crochet Pumpkin Patterns
The Knit Crochet Pumpkin and The Purl Crochet Pumpkin – Malloo Knits
This pattern is divine! Using simple chains and the sl st (slip stitch) the knit pumpkin is crocheted using the back loop only method to give the project the feel of being created by knitting. The purl pumpkin is completed in much the same way, but using a combo of front loop and back loop crochet into alternating rows. The pattern is free (unless you’d like to purchase a print version to support her site), and the post gives you great assembly instructions.
Little Pumpkin Crochet Pattern – Petals to Picots
This pumpkin pattern is all crochet stitches (including the stem). This pattern is made by crocheting in the round, and uses the magic ring method to begin. She shows how to assemble the pumpkin, and I love how she uses the yarn to give the project the short, puffy, pumpkin look. Another great piece to add to your fall decorations.
Pumpkin Patch Bear Pattern – Picot Pals
I had to through one amigurumi pattern in the mix. This cute pumpkin has ears and a face! This pattern works up to be a large pumpkin (at about 6” x 5”) so that you can use it for a small pillow or snuggle with it. Because, who wouldn’t want to snuggle with it? You will need some felt and basic hand-sewing skills to complete this pattern.
Medium Crochet Pumpkin Pattern – Crochet 365 Knit Too
This lovely pumpkin is finished off with the cutest curly stem (aka tendril made from floral wire) and a few leaves. She has a few other pumpkin patterns on the site that you’ll need to check out also (and a pumpkin wine cozy pattern that is ah-mazing!).
Plaid Crochet Pumpkin – Megmade with Love
Let’s talk about this pumpkin for a moment. Cuuuuuuute, right? I want to make 200 of these and gift them to everyone I know. Not only that, but I dare you to stray beyond just this pumpkin post. . .because she has a striped pumpkin, a polka dot pumpkin, a rustic doily pumpkin, and even more! If you can’t find me for a while, I”ll be on Meg’s website.
Crochet Pumpkin Set – Sierra’s Crafty Creations
Three pumpkin patterns in one post, score! What I love about these is definitely the texture and the yarn combination that she’s used. These truly give the illusion of fall (I say as I’m freezing currently and it feels more like winter).
I hope I’ve given you plenty of pumpkin patterns to enjoy creating today! There are seriously so many out there, but oftentimes a pattern will catch my eye that I just simply have to share. These patterns are carefully crafted, and I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do.