Crochet Pumpkin: 3 Perfect Sizes

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This sweet crochet pumpkin is my favorite.  I love the rich orange juicy goodness, those delicious leaves and that tendril.  Sigh.  It makes me happy.  It makes me want to make an entire collection of pumpkins and scatter them around my house.

orange crochet pumpkin with green leaf, brown stem and curly tendril

In fact.. that is exactly what I am doing.  You might remember the small pumpkin in all it’s squishy goodness.  And the lovely large pumpkin !  And this, the delightful, delicious, medium size crochet pumpkin!

They are so fun to make. And maybe you’ll find yourself crocheting this cute crochet pumpkin pattern and scattering pumpkins around your house too.

This pattern for a crochet pumpkin uses basic crochet stitches such as the chain stitch (ch),  single crochet stitch (sc), double crochet stitch (dc), and slip stitch (sl st).  A stitch marker is helpful to keep track of your rows.

Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

Materials You’ll 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.

Medium Pumpkin Size:

Pumpkin measures approximately 4.5″ in width and 4″ in height.

Free Crochet Pumpkin Pattern:

Make a magic ring

R1:  8 sc into ring (8 sts).

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)

R8-16:  sc around (56 st)

R17: *sc in next 5 st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (48 st)

R18: *sc in next 4 st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (40 st)

R19: *sc in next 3 st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (32 st)

R20: *sc in next 2 st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (24 st)

R21: *sc in next st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (16 st) Stuff

R22: sc 2 tog around (8 st) Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing segments.

orange crochet pumpkin, florist wire and wire cutters

Stuff the pumpkin. Gather up and close the opening. To get the perfect pumpkin shape, the sections are wrapped around the outside with yarn.

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.  I flipped mine over and made the starting magic ring the top of my pumpkin.

photo of a digital crochet amigurumi ebook

Finishing:

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.  I flipped mine over and made the starting magic ring the top of my pumpkin.

How to Crochet a Pumpkin Stem:

Make a magic ring

R1:  8 sc into ring (8 sts).

R2-5:  sc around.  At end of 3rd round, slip stitch to next stitch and finish off, leaving a long strand for sewing.  Stuff.

Crochet 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.

Pumpkin Tendril:

Wind floral wire several times around a pen to create a spiral.  Cut end. Bend one end and wedge underneath the stem on one side.  Mine stays pretty well without gluing, but feel free to use a touch of glue to secure if yours wants to wiggle out a bit.

small orange crochet pumpkin and medium dark orange crochet pumpkin

Free Crochet Pumpkin Patterns with Sizes:

If you love the this darling medium sized crochet pumpkin, you might also like to check out these other crocheted pumpkins:

1. Small Crochet Pumpkin //  2. Crochet Wreath with Tiny Pumpkins //  3. Large Crochet Pumpkin

Crochet Pumpkin Variations

I love how this pumpkin crochet pattern is so versatile because you can change the size even further by the size yarn you choose.  Choose a bulky weight yarn for larger pumpkins or choose a DK weight yarn or even fingering weight yarn for an adorable crochet mini pumpkin.  Remember if you use a bulky yarn or any other sized yarn to also choose the appropriate hook size for the yarn you choose.

Change yarn color for black pumpkins, cream pumpkins or even a cute pumpkin coffee color! Use tiny pumpkins for a crochet pumpkin garland.  Or any of the pumpkins as a base for a bear pumpkin, fox pumpkin, deer pumpkin or any other pumpkin amigurumi design.

If you’re looking for something extra adorable, try this crochet pumpkin hat pattern, sized for everyone in the family

Crochet Pumpkin Hats

And one last look all three crochet pumpkins beauties!  Sigh.. I love them so, so much! Whether you’re looking for a darling crochet pumpkin or an elegant pumpkin collection for your crochet pumpkin decor, these handmade pumpkins are your perfect go-to pattern.

I love seeing your finished crochet projects! If you enjoyed making the Medium Crochet Pumpkin,  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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30 Comments

          1. Joining and adding a row or corkscrew typ rounds? This is very confusing. Joined rounds are usually increased by chaining up one aren’t they?

          2. “joined round” would mean starting each row with a chain to get up to the stitch level and then finishing with a slip stitch to the starting chain. “continuous rounds” means that you are working in a spiral with NO chaining up and joining each round. Hope that helps clarify.

  1. Both pumkins are so sweet! Thank you for sharing your patterns-im going to make a few in different sizes and colours

  2. Hello Cheryl, I just wanted to say thanks for the lovely pumpkin pattern. I made one today as my sister wanted some decorations for her cafe. This has turned out so beautifully that I think I’ll be making lots for myself too. I’m thinking a big selection of them in all different colours! I will go and find you on Facebook and Instagram.
    With kindest regards Kim. Xx

  3. Super cute and relatively quick to make! I am not a master crocheter by any means, and the leaves had me stumped, turns out I misunderstood which chain to slip stitch, but once I figured that out it was smooth sailing. I’ll be making these in a few different neutral colors for fall, and various sizes. Thanks for the great pattern!

  4. Just made all 3 pumpkins. Quick and easy. I’m also going to make many more in different colors. Thank You so much for the patterns.

  5. Just working on this now! Thanks for the free pattern 🙂 I’m just to the part where I’ve stopped increasing stitches, but my piece is rippled and not lying flat. Is this normal? Still relatively new to crochet so not sure how to fix it or whether it will fix itself as I carry on,

    1. I would continue and see how it looks stuffed. I found that after stuffing mine it was looking more “normal” haha. Good luck on your pumpkins! They are so much fun to make 🙂

  6. Thank you for the pumpkin pattern, very clear instructions.Do you happen to have a acorn pattern as well?I thought the would look so cute with the pumpkins for a Thanksgiving display.?

    1. I do not have an acorn pattern, but you’re right.. it would be adorable in a Thanksgiving day display! If you find and make one, be sure to post a photo in our Crochet 365 Knit Too Club on Facebook! I’d love to see!

  7. Hi there. I am really struggling with the leaves. I think I’m ok up to ch 3, sl st to 1st ch, Is that the first ch of the original eight or from the 3ch after the dc? Nothing I’m trying seems to look right. If there’s any additional breakdown you can provide on the leaves, I would really appreciate it. Thank you for your help!

    1. It’s right in that first sl st after your last dc. It should make a little “point” for your leaf. Hope this helps!

  8. What do you slip stitch into at the end of the leaf? I just don’t know what stitch I’m slip stitching into.

    1. For the leaf, you are making a foundation ring and working all the stitches in various sizes AROUND the chain ring. At the very end you work the slip stitch around the ring. This makes the very last bit of the leaf look like the beginning part of the leaf. Hope that helps!

  9. Help! I’m new to crochet and have no idea how to do the leaves. I finished the pumpkin and stem just fine but have never done anything like these leaves before! is there a video of something similar I could watch for reference? or maybe some alternative form of instruction I might find more beginner-friendly?
    The pictures are super cute and mine turned out really nice despite being a beginner! Very happy with my new fall decorations!

    1. The leaves are worked in a foundation ring. You can find instructions on a foundation ring here. You can work any kind of stitch combination in a foundation ring. A granny square is another example of working into a foundation ring. In this case, you are working stitches of a different height into the ring. Hope that helps.