Large Crochet Pumpkin

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Delicious.  The perfect shade of pumpkin orange.  A tall and stately fellow, this darling large crochet pumpkin rounds out my trio of pumpkin patterns, perfect for decorating your home for fall.large orange crochet pumpkinWhen I designed the small crochet pumpkin and its big sister medium pumpkin with the cutie pie tendril, I always knew a 3rd, large crochet pumpkin was destined to complete the trio.  But fall got away from that first year, it seems, and I never did get to that larger pumpkin.  Until now.  Until THIS GUY! And now, the set is complete!

These pumpkins are some of the easiest and most satisfying crochet patterns you can make.  There’s the mindless crocheting in the round.  The stuffing and shaping which always makes me feel immensely satisfied, as though I’ve accomplished an amazing feat.

And then the sewing on of the final touches, which completely “makes” these pumpkins something special.  In an evening or two, you’ve transformed your house with a touch of crochet fall goodness that’s not too overstated.  No jarring, clashing colors.  Just a simple sharing of bounty, as if you’re ushering in fall with a gentle whisper to ease the transition from warm, sunny summer days to cool, crisp ones.

I completely love this large size crochet pumpkin pattern. Sigh.

3 crochet patterns with hello fall sign

So maybe you’d like to say ‘Hello’ to fall too by crocheting up a crochet pumpkin or two or three of your own!  I hope they brighten up your home just like they are brightening up mine!

Interested in ALL 3 Crochet Pumpkin Patterns?  You can buy an ad-free printable version here!

Large Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

Here is what you will need:

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet AbbreviationsUS to UK Crochet Conversion Chart.  Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.

Large Pumpkin Size:

Pumpkin measures approximately 4.5″ in width and 4.5″ in height.

large crochet pumpkin in orange with green leaves and brown stem

Pumpkin

R1:  Make a magic ring and work 8 sc

R2: 2sc in ea st around (16 st)

R3: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st, repeat from * around (24 st)

R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st, repeat from * around (32 st)

R5: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (40 st)

R6: *sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (48 st)

R7: *sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (56 st)

R8-20:  sc around (56 st)

photo of a digital crochet amigurumi ebook R21: *sc in next 5 st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (48 st)

R22: *sc in next 4 st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (40 st)

R23: *sc in next 3 st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (32 st)

R24: *sc in next 2 st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (24 st)

R25: *sc in next st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (16 st) Stuff

R26: sc 2 tog around (8 st) Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing segments.

Stuff the pumpkin.  Gather up and close the opening.  This pumpkin goes together just like the medium pumpkin.  The sections are wrapped around the outside.  Wrap yarn over and around pumpkin to starting point to divide pumpkin in half.  Pull tight and knot at center.  Now divide in half again to form 4 equal sections, wrapping the yarn up and around.  Loop under the knot you made and tighten it up.  Knot whenever you feel like you need to hold the yarn and the end of a wrap.  Divide the pumpkin 2 more times to have a total of 8 sections.  Knot securely at center and finish off.

At this point you have a choice which side of your crochet pumpkin you want to show as the top and which to show as the bottom. Decide which you’d like for the top and move on to making the stem and leaves!

MORE CROCHET PUMPKIN PATTERNS

If you love the this darling crochet pumpkin, you might also like to check out these other pumpkin patterns.  You can find all our Home Decor Patterns here.

Crochet pumpkins: small crochet orange pumpkin, pumpkins and flowers on a wreath, medium pumpkin

1. Small Crochet Pumpkin Pattern  //   2. Crochet Wreath //   3. Medium Crochet Pumpkin

Large Pumpkin Stem:

R1:  Make a magic ring and work 8 sc.

R2-5:  sc around.  At end of last round, slip stitch to next stitch and finish off, leaving a long strand for sewing.  Stuff.

top view of orange crochet pumpkin featuring two green leaves and brown stem

Leaves:

*Chain 8 and join to form ring.

R1 in the ring just made work all of the following:  ch 2, 6 dc, ch 3, sl st to 1st ch, 6 dc, ch 2, sl st.*  One leaf made.  Do NOT fasten off.

Repeat from * to * to make a 2nd leaf.  Fasten off, leaving a long strand for sewing.

Sew the leaf and stem in place on top of the pumpkin.

set of 3 orange crochet pumpkins

Purchase an ad-free printable version of all 3 crochet pumpkin patterns!

I love seeing your finished projects! If you enjoyed making the Large Crochet Pumpkin pattern,  I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @crochet365knittoo.  If you are on Facebook, stop over to the Crochet 365 Knit Too Facebook page or pop over to the Crochet365KnitToo Club and share a photo!  I’d love to see your work!

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13 Comments

  1. The stems for the med. and large the pattern states row 2-5 sc around at end of row 3 slip stitch in next stitch and finish off. Do i do 5 rounds or 3. Thank you for your time

  2. I absolutely love your pumpkin patterns! They are so adorable and are very fun to make. Thank you so much for sharing!

      1. The large pumpkin has more rows which makes it taller. It is a separate post on the blog.. but the ad-free PDF does include all three sizes of pumpkins. Hope that helps clarify things.

    1. The pumpkins are worked in a continuous round (like a spiral). Just use a stitch marker to keep track of your rows as you go along!

  3. Hi Cheryl, I just copied the instructions for the three pumpkins. You restored my faith in kind, people. Thank you . I look forward to other patterns. Maybe you can help with another pattern. Tessellated Hearts Filet Blanket? Or other heart patterns. Thank you again, I ‘m another follower.

  4. Please could you clarify the shade of yarn used for the large pumpkin as it says it’s the same colour as the small pumpkin but they look different colours on the picture. Thanks

    1. Here are the colors for the 3 pumpkins: I used Vanna’s Choice Yarn in Terra Cotta (small), Brick (medium) and Rust (large).