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Crochet Fox Pumpkin – Free Pattern

You will just love adding this crochet fox pumpkin to your fall decorations. Make this pumpkin in a large or small size and set them out to kep you company all fall.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this crochet fox pumpkin pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information. If you would like all of this in a nicely formatted printable format, you can purchase the Premium Large Print PDF Pattern here on Etsy.

Making a Better Fox Pumpkin

I have a confession, for the two years, I have been a little jealous of my mother-in-law’s fall decorations. She had found an adorable fox pumpkin and keeps in out her kitchen counter during fall. It was so cute, I really wished I could find one.

It did not occur to me until this year when my daughter dropped the pumpkin and chipped it, that I could crochet a softer, safer version of this fox pumpkin. That day I ran out and got some orange and white yarn and the crochet fox pumpkin was made.

Free crochet pattern and video tutorial for this adorable crochet fox pumpkin. You can make the pumpkin in two sizes to meet your needs.

A Beginner Friendly Crochet Fox Pumpkin?

I really wanted to make this pattern as easy as it could be so that everyone who wanted one could have a crochet fox pumpkin. To say this is a beginner-friendly pattern would be wrong, but I do believe it is an easy pattern.

If you are a beginner and you are comfortable with the basic stitches, then I think you will be able to complete this pattern with the instructional photos, video, and pattern below. Here are some of the easy skills you will learn to complete this pattern.

Working in the Back Loops Only – This is demonstrated in the video tutorial and is a very easy skill to learn. This created the beautiful ribbed texture of the pumpkin.

The Magic Circle – This is used to create a tight ring for the beginning of a project that will be a circle or cone. We will use it for the tail and stem. It can be a bit tricky to learn but several people have told me my method makes it easy. I will also provide an alternative to using this technique.

Working in Continuous Rounds – This is easier than it sounds. You will just work in a spiral pattern and use a stitch marker to mark the end of your row. This is also demonstrated in the video tutorial.

Crocheting into the side of rows – I have a video tutorial on how to do this for every type of stitch, but we will just be working with single crochet. Single crochet rows are the easiest to work into the side of but this part is also optional. Though the ears of the fox pumpkin will look much nicer if you learn this skill.

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Free crochet pattern and video tutorial for this adorable crochet fox pumpkin. You can make the pumpkin in two sizes to meet your needs.

One or Two Strands of Yarn

Both sizes of the fox pumpkins use the exact same pattern. The only thing that changes is your hook size and the number of strands of yarn you are working with. My intention had been to find a size 5 yarn in orange to make this pattern, but none were available. So instead I crocheted the larger pumpkin while holding two strands of orange yarn together.

A great trick for working with two strands of yarn is to get a new skein of yarn and pull out the center of the skein to create two skeins. Tamara at Moogly demonstrates this in this video. This way you create two center pull skeins of yarn from one skein. In the photo above my two skeins of white and two skeins of yarn were made with this method.

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Crochet Fox Pumpkin

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Materials Needed

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2.7-5.4 oz or 143-287 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Carrot (Size 4 Yarn)
1-2oz or 53-106 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Soft White
10-20 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Coffee or Tea Leaf
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
Size L 8mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stuffing/ Polyfil
Stitch Marker
Black Embroidery Floss (Black)
Black Felt
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC- Single Crochet
BLOSC – Back Loop Only Single Crochet
CC – Change Colors
MC – Magic Circle
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
SLST – Slip Stitch

Gauge and Size

Gauge is not important for this pattern.
Large Pumpkin Gauge: 5 SC X 5 Rows = 2 inches
Small Pumpkin Gauge: 7 SC X 7 Rows = 2 inches

Large Pumpkin is 8.5″ wide by 13.5″ tall.
Small Pumpkin is 7″ wide by 8.5″ tall.

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Free crochet pattern and video tutorial for this adorable crochet fox pumpkin. You can make the pumpkin in two sizes to meet your needs.

Crochet Fox Pumpkin Pattern

Notes:
-Written in US terms.
– The pattern is exactly the same for both sizes. To make the smaller pumpkin use a Size H 5mm crochet hook and one strand of yarn for each color. To make the larger pumpkin use a Size L 8mm crochet hook and work with two strands of each color held together.
-If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments.

Crochet Pumpkin Base

CH 36 with Orange Yarn.

Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from the hook. SC in next 34 CH.

Row 2-12: CH1, turn, BLOSC in next 35 STs.

Note: From Row 13 – 51 you will change colors once in every row.

Row 13: CH1, turn, BLOSC 30 in Orange, CC, BLOSC 5 in White.

Row 14: CH1, turn, BLOSC 7 in White, CC, BLOSC 28 in Orange.

Row 15: CH1, turn, BLOSC 26 in Orange, CC, BLOSC 9 in White.

Free crochet pattern and video tutorial for this adorable crochet fox pumpkin. You can make the pumpkin in two sizes to meet your needs.

Row 16: CH1, turn, BLOSC 11 in White, CC, BLOSC 24 in Orange.

Row 17: CH1, turn, BLOSC 22 in Orange, CC, BLOSC 13 in White.

Row 18: CH1, turn, BLOSC 14 in White, CC, BLOSC 21 in Orange.

Row 19: CH1, turn, BLOSC 20 in Orange, CC, BLOSC 15 in White.

Row 20: CH1, turn, BLOSC 16 in White, CC, BLOSC 19 in Orange.

Row 21: CH1, turn, BLOSC 18 in Orange, CC, BLOSC 17 in White.

Row 22: CH1, turn, BLOSC 18 in White, CC, BLOSC 17 in Orange.

Row 23: CH1, turn, BLOSC 16 in Orange, CC, BLOSC 19 in White.

Row 24: CH1, turn, BLOSC 20 in White, CC, BLOSC 15 in Orange.

Row 25: CH1, turn, BLOSC 14 in Orange, CC, BLOSC 21 in White.

Row 26: CH1, turn, BLOSC 22 in White, CC, BLOSC 13 in Orange.

Row 27: CH1, turn, BLOSC 13 in Orange, CC, BLOSC 22 in White.

Row 28: CH1, turn, BLOSC 22 in White, CC, BLOSC 13 in Orange.

Row 29: CH1, turn, BLOSC 14 in Orange, CC, BLOSC 21 in White.

Row 30: CH1, turn, BLOSC 19 in White, CC, BLOSC 16 in Orange.

Row 31: CH1, turn, BLOSC 18 in Orange, CC, BLOSC 17 in White.

Row 32: CH1, turn, BLOSC 13 in White, CC, BLOSC 22 in Orange.

Row 33: CH1, turn, BLOSC 18 in Orange, CC, BLOSC 17 in White.

Row 34: CH1, turn, BLOSC 19 in White, CC, BLOSC 16 in Orange.

Row 35: CH1, turn, BLOSC 14 in Orange, CC, BLOSC 21 in White.

Row 36: CH1, turn, BLOSC 22 in White, CC, BLOSC 13 in Orange.

Row 37: CH1, turn, BLOSC 13 in Orange, CC, BLOSC 22 in White.

Row 38: CH1, turn, BLOSC 22 in White, CC, BLOSC 13 in Orange.

Row 39: CH1, turn, BLOSC 14 in Orange, CC, BLOSC 21 in White.

Row 40: CH1, turn, BLOSC 20 in White, CC, BLOSC 15 in Orange.

Row 41: CH1, turn, BLOSC 16 in Orange, CC, BLOSC 19 in White.

Row 42: CH1, turn, BLOSC 18 in White, CC, BLOSC 17 in Orange.

Row 43: CH1, turn, BLOSC 18 in Orange, CC, BLOSC 17 in White.

Row 44: CH1, turn, BLOSC 16 in White, CC, BLOSC 19 in Orange.

Row 45: CH1, turn, BLOSC 20 in Orange, CC, BLOSC 15 in White.

Row 46: CH1, turn, BLOSC 14 in White, CC, BLOSC 21 in Orange.

Row 47: CH1, turn, BLOSC 22 in Orange, CC, BLOSC 13 in White.

Row 48: CH1, turn, BLOSC 11 in White, CC, BLOSC 24 in Orange.

Row 49: CH1, turn, BLOSC 26 in Orange, CC, BLOSC 9 in White.

Row 50: CH1, turn, BLOSC 7 in White, CC, BLOSC 28 in Orange.

Row 51: CH1, turn, BLOSC 30 in Orange, CC, BLOSC 5 in White.

Note: We are done with the white yarn. When you cut your end leave a long 12-20 inch piece. We will use this piece to gather up the bottom of the pumpkin.

Row 52-63: With Orange: CH1, turn, BLOSC in next 35 STs.

Fasten off leave a very very long yarn end. This yarn end will be used to sew up the side of the pumpkin and gather the top of the pumpkin.

Free crochet pattern and video tutorial for this adorable crochet fox pumpkin. You can make the pumpkin in two sizes to meet your needs.

Crochet Fox Pumpkin Tail

Notes:
-We will be working in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark the last stitch of each row to help you keep track of your rows.
-If you do not know how to make a magic circle check out this video.

Row 1: With White: Work 4 SC into a Magic Circle. (4SC)

Alternative Row 1: CH2, Work 4 SC into 2nd CH from hook.

Row 2: *Work 2SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 4 times. (8SC)

Row 3: SC into the next 8 STS. (8SC)

Row 4: *SC into next ST, 2SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 4 times. (12SC)

Row 5: *SC into next 2 STs, 2SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 4 times. (16SC)

Row 6: *SC into next 3 STs, 2SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 4 times. (20SC)26

Row 7-9: SC in next 20 STs. (20)

Change your color to Orange.

Row 10-23: SC in next 20 STs. (20)

Fasten off leaving a 20-inch yarn end. Stuff the tail. Use a yarn needle and thread the yarn end in and out of the last rows of stitches. Pull tight to gather up the bottom of the fox tail. Do not fasten off. We will use the same yarn end to sew the tail to the pumpkin.

Free crochet pattern and video tutorial for this adorable crochet fox pumpkin. You can make the pumpkin in two sizes to meet your needs.

Crochet Fox Pumpkin Ears (Make 2)

With Brown, CH2.

Row 1: Work 2 SC into 2nd CH from Hook. (2SC)

Row 2: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into first ST. SC in next ST. (3SC)

Row 3: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into first ST. SC in next 2 STs. (4SC)

Change to Orange Yarn.

Row 4: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into first ST. SC in next 3 STs. (5SC)

Row 5: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into first ST. SC in next 4 STs. (6SC)

Row 6: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into first ST. SC in next 5 STs. (7SC)

Row 7: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into first ST. SC in next 6 STs. (8SC)

Row 8 is optional but give the ears a nice smooth look. When you fasten off the orange yarn make sure to leave enough of a yarn to tail to sew the ear to the pumpkin.

Row 8: Change to Brown: CH1, turn so you are working down the side of the rows. Work 1 SC into the side of each row, when you reach the top of the ear CH2, and then work a SC into the other side of each row. When you reach the bottom of the second side. Fasten off and weave in your brown yarn ends.

Free crochet pattern and video tutorial for this adorable crochet fox pumpkin. You can make the pumpkin in two sizes to meet your needs.

Crochet Pumpkin Stem

Notes:
-We will be working in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark the last stitch of each row to help you keep track of your rows.
-If you do not know how to make a magic circle check out this video.

Row 1: With Brown or Green: Work 6 SC into Magic Circle (6SC)

Alternative Row 1: CH2, Work 6 SC into 2nd CH from hook. (6SC)

Row 2: *Work 2SC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (12SC)

Row 3: BLOSC in next 12 STs. (12SC)

Row 4-7: SC in next 12 STs (12SC)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Assembling the Crochet Fox Pumpkin

Adding a Fox Face

Take your felt and cut out two eyes and a triangle nose for your fox. Take your fox pumpkin base and stretch it out a bit so that it is wider. When we stuff the pumpkin it will get stretched out and we want the eyes and nose to still be in place. Using embroidery thread sew them on to the pumpkin base.

fox face

Sewing, Gathering, and Adding the Stem to the Pumpkin

Next, take your fox pumpkin base and line up the two short ends. Using the orange yarn end sew these two ends together. You can use a whip stitch or blanket stitch both will work.

Once you reach the top of the pumpkin, take you needle off this yarn end and leave it alone while we use the white yarn end to gather the bottom of the pumpkin.

Free crochet pattern and video tutorial for this adorable crochet fox pumpkin. You can make the pumpkin in two sizes to meet your needs.

Thread your white yarn end on your needle and weave that yarn end in and out of the rows on the bottom of the pumpkin. I just worked through every fourth row to create a gathering stitch. Once you are all the way around, pull tightly on the yarn until the bottom gathers together.

Free crochet pattern and video tutorial for this adorable crochet fox pumpkin. You can make the pumpkin in two sizes to meet your needs.

You may want to make a stitch or two to close up any hole that is left in the center of the gather. Once it is closed up make a few knots and weave in your white yarn end.

Free crochet pattern and video tutorial for this adorable crochet fox pumpkin. You can make the pumpkin in two sizes to meet your needs.

Now we can rethread our needle onto the orange yarn end at the top of the pumpkin. use the same method as before to gather the top of the pumpkin. Before you pull the gathering stitch tight, stuff your fox pumpkin and your pumpkin stem. When we pull the gather tight we will stuff the bottom of the pumpkin stem into the center of the pumpkin.

Free crochet pattern and video tutorial for this adorable crochet fox pumpkin. You can make the pumpkin in two sizes to meet your needs.

Secure the pumpkin stem in place with a few stitches. Tie a knot to secure your work and weave in your ends.

Attaching the Fox Tail

Now it is time to add our tail to our crochet pumpkin. You will be sewing the tail to the side of the pumpkin as shown below.

Start be securing the gathered bottom of the tail to the side of the pumpkin right where the pumpkin sits on a surface. You will be using the long yarn end that we used to gather the bottom of the tail. Make several stitches to secure the end in place.

Then moving up the tail, make small stitches to secure the tail to the side of the pumpkin. I continued making stitches until I was right before the white part of the tail. Secure your work with a knot and weave in your ends.

Sewing on the Ears

Alright, we are down to the last pieces. All we need to do is use the orange yarn end that we left ourselves and sew the ears to the pumpkin. My ears sit about 1-2 inches away from the stem of the pumpkin and I curved the ears just slightly to give them a more natural look.

Ok that is it you pumpkin is done! He is the perfect soft and plushy decoration that can stay out all fall and winter long. I really hope you loved this pattern and will check out the other crochet pumpkin patterns in the Woodland Critter Pumpkin Bundle.

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