Crochet Gourd and Small Pumpkin Free Pattern

Decorate for fall with this set of patterns for a small and mini crochet gourd and small and mini crochet pumpkins. Use up your scrap yarn with these fun and free crochet patterns.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for these Crochet Gourds and Pumpkin patterns. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information. I hope to make videos for these patterns in the future.

Decorate for fall with a small crochet gourd and small crochet pumpkins. Use up your scrap yarn with these free crochet patterns.

Crochet Gourds and Crochet Pumpkins for a Handmade Autumn

Decorating for the fall is so much fun and now it can be easier and cheaper with your own handmade pumpkins and crochet gourds. You can stick these little crochet creations in every nook and cranny of your home to add a festive fall touch.

There are four patterns below. The crochet pumpkin and crochet winter squash both have two sizes and there are even 3 different ways to finish your crochet pumpkins so that they all look unique.

Decorate for fall with a small crochet gourd and small crochet pumpkins. Use up your scrap yarn with these free crochet patterns.

A Rainbow of Pumpkin Colors

Have fun with your pumpkin and winter squash decor! Pumpkins naturally come in a lot of colors including sage green, dark green, pink, white, yellow and orange. You can also just make pumpkin the color of your fall decor. I have seen a lot of white, gold and navy blue fall decorations lately and I even saw a pink leopard print pumpkin.

Decorate for fall with a small crochet gourd and small crochet pumpkins. Use up your scrap yarn with these free crochet patterns.
The truck is a gift my husband made me last year.

The Premium Ad-Free PDF Pattern

Below you will find the free pattern with all the instructional photos and videos needed to complete the pattern, but I am also aware that several of us like to crochet on the couch, in the car, or in bed with a printout of the pattern. This is why I also offer a nicely formatted large font PDF version of the pattern that can be purchased on Etsy or Ravelry. You can print the pattern and take it on the go with you or tuck it into your project bag.

More Patterns you may Love

Don’t forget to check out all the free patterns at Winding Road Crochet. You may just find a new favorite project.

1. Woodland Hooded Scarf | 2. Dragon Hooded Scarf | 3. Buttoned Plaid Scarf | 4. Plaid Cowl 5. Woven Cowl | 6. Odyssey Cowl | 7. Rainbow Scarf | 8. Texture Scarf | 9. Hooded Cowl

Crochet Gourd and Small Pumpkins

Pin pattern to Pinterest!
Save to Ravelry Favorites!
Purchase Premium PDF Pattern on Etsy!

Materials Needed

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information refer to my Terms and Conditions. 
1-2 oz or 52-104 yds of Red Heart Super Saver (Size 4 Yarn) Colors listed below.
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Polyfil
**Shop my Favorite Tools Here**

Color Notes: Color used in photos include: light grey, tea leaf, carrot, merlot, real teal, light pink, gold, Aran fleck, and Red Heart With Love Ochre Brown for the stems.

Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Double Crochet
BLOSC – Single Crochet in the Back Loop Only
BLOHDC – Half Double Crochet in the Back Loop Only
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
MC – Magic Circle

Gauge and Size

Gauge: 8 HDC X 5 Rows = 2 inches
Small Pumpkin: 5.5 inches wide and 3 inches tall.
Mini Pumpkin: 4 inches wide and 2 inches tall.
Small Gourd: 3.5 inches wide and 6 inches tall.
Mini Gourd: 2.5 inches wide and 4 inches tall.

Crochet Gourd and Pumpkins

Notes:
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my CH1, turning chain, as a stitch.
– Leave a long yarn end at the beginning and end of your project to sew and gather the squash.
– Below there are 4 patterns, the small gourd, mini gourd, small pumpkin, and mini pumpkin. You will crochet the base and stem then follow the photo instruction to sew them into winter squash.
– The small stem is used for both gourds and the mini pumpkin. The larger stem is used for the small pumpkin.

Small Stem

CH 5

Row 1: HDC into the second CH from the hook, HDC in next 3 CH. (4)

Fasten off. You do not need to weave in your ends because we will just tuck them into the pumpkin or gourd.

Larger Stem

Note: This stem is worked in continuous rounds. Consider using a stitch marker to mark the last stitch of your row.

Row 1: Work 6 SC into a Magic Circle. (6)
Alternate Row 1: CH2, Work 6 SC into second CH from hook.

Row 2-5: SC in next 6 STs. (6)

Fasten off. Stuff the stem. You do not need to weave in your ends. The bottom of the stem is left open.

Decorate for fall with a small crochet gourd and small crochet pumpkins. Use up your scrap yarn with these free crochet patterns.

Small Crochet Gourd

CH 26

Row 1: SC in second CH from hook, SC in next 2 CH, HDC in next 11 CH, SC in last 11 CH. (25)

Row 2: CH1, turn, SC in first 10 STs, HDC in next 11 STs, SC in last 4 STs. (25)

Row 3: CH1, turn, SC in first 3 STs, HDC in next 11 STs, SC in last 11 STs. (25)

Continue repeating rows 2 and 3 until you have a total of 28 rows. Fasten off and leave an 18-inch yarn end. This will be used with the beginning yarn end to sew up your crochet gourd.

Mini Crochet Gourd (Winter Squash)

CH 17

Row 1: SC in second CH from hook, SC in next CH, HDC in next 7 CH, SC in last 7 CH. (16)

Row 2: CH1, turn, SC in first 7 STs, HDC in next 6 STs, SC in last 3 STs. (16)

Row 3: CH1, turn, SC in first 2 STs, HDC in next 7 STs, SC in last 7 STs. (16)

Continue repeating rows 2 and 3 until you have a total of 18 rows. Fasten off and leave an 18-inch yarn end. This will be used with the beginning yarn end to sew up your crochet gourd.

Crochet Gourd Sewing and Gathering Instructions

To complete both gourds, gather the bottom of the gourd, sew the sides together, stuff, and gather to the top of the gourd while attaching the stem. Follow the photos below for step-by-step instructions.

crochet winter squash instructions by Winding Road Crochet

Step 1: Sew a gathering stitch along the bottom of the squash and pull tight.

Step 2: Make 2 stitches to secure the gather.

crochet winter squash instructions by Winding Road Crochet

Step 3: Use a whip stitch to sew the two sides of the squash together.

Step 4: Stuff the squash. Stuff the bottom of the squash heavily and the top of the squash lightly to avoid creating a pear shape. When you reach the top of your squash, knot your two yarn ends together to secure.

crochet winter squash instructions by Winding Road Crochet

Step 5: Sew a gathering stitch at the top of the squash. Tuck in the stem.

Step 6: Pull tight and knot with the other yarn end.

crochet winter squash instructions by Winding Road Crochet

Step 7: Sew a few stitches to secure the stem in place.

Step 8: Hide the yarn end in the center of the crochet gourd by pushing the yarn needle down the top of the squash and out the side an inch or two down the squash. Clip the yarn end.

Your crochet gourds are ready to decorate your home. Let’s make some pumpkins to go with them.

Crochet Small and Mini Pumpkins

The crochet pumpkins are crocheted the same way but finished in 3 ways to make them look different.

Decorate for fall with a small crochet gourd and small crochet pumpkins. Use up your scrap yarn with these free crochet patterns.

Small Crochet Pumpkin

CH 24

Row 1: SC in second CH from hook, SC in next 2 CH, HDC in next 15 CH, SC in last 5 CH. (23)

Row 2: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 3 STs, BLOHDC in next 15 STs, BLOSC in last 5 STs. (23)

Repeat row 2 until you have a total of 38 rows. Fasten off and leave an 18-inch yarn end. This will be used with the beginning yarn end to sew up your crochet pumpkin.

Mini Crochet Pumpkin

CH 16

Row 1: SC in second CH from hook, SC in next CH, HDC in next 10 CH, SC in last 3 CH. (23)

Row 2: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 2 STs, BLOHDC in next 10 STs, BLOSC in last 3 STs. (23)

Repeat row 2 until you have a total of 26 rows. Fasten off and leave an 18-inch yarn end. This will be used with the beginning yarn end to sew up your crochet pumpkin.

Crochet Pumpkin Sewing and Gathering Instructions

crochet winter squash instructions by Winding Road Crochet

Step 1: Sew a gathering stitch along the bottom of the squash and pull tight.

Step 2: Make 2 stitches to secure the gather.

crochet pumpkin instructions by Winding Road Crochet

Step 3: Use a whip stitch to sew the two sides of the squash together.

Step 4: When you reach the top of your squash, knot your two yarn ends together to secure.

crochet pumpkin instructions by Winding Road Crochet

Step 5: Sew a gathering stitch around the top of the pumpkin.

Step 6: Stuff the pumpkin and tuck your stem into the top of the pumpkin. Pull the gathering stitch tight to close the top.

crochet pumpkin instructions by Winding Road Crochet

Step 7: Knot the two yarn ends together to secure the gather. Make a few stitches to secure the stem and knot your yarn ends together again.

Step 8: If you like the way the pumpkin looks then you can hide your yarn ends and be done. Or you can follow either of the optional instructions to add more details to your pumpkin.

crochet pumpkin instructions by Winding Road Crochet

Pumpkin Option 2: Cinched Pumpkin

For this pumpkin, we will simply use the yarn ends to cinch down the center of the pumpkin.

Step 9: Use a yarn needle to thread your yarn ends from the top to the bottom of the pumpkin.

crochet pumpkin instructions by Winding Road Crochet

Step 10: Pull the yarn ends tight and knot them together.

Step 11: Clip your yarn ends and hide them inside the pumpkin.

Now your cinched pumpkin is complete.

crochet pumpkin instructions by Winding Road Crochet

Pumpkin Option 3: Segmented Pumpkin

For this pumpkin, we will hide our current yarn ends and use a new strand of yarn to segment our pumpkin into 6 sections.

Step 9: Use an 18-24 inch piece of yarn and use a needle to thread the yarn from the bottom to the top of the center of the pumpkin. Leave about 6 inches hanging out the bottom of the pumpkin.

crochet pumpkin instructions by Winding Road Crochet

Step 10: Wrap the yarn around the side of the pumpkin and reinsert the needle from the bottom to the top of the pumpkin.

Step 11: Wrap the yarn from around the side of the pumpkin once more directly across from the other yarn. The two strands of yarn will cut the pumpkin in half.

crochet pumpkin instructions by Winding Road Crochet

Step 12: Pull both yarn ends tight to create a ridge in the sides of the pumpkin. This will segment the pumpkin into two halves. Knot the two yarn ends together at the bottom of the pumpkin. Using the same piece of yarn, repeat steps 9-12 to create a total of 6 segmented sections.

Step 13: Using the same piece of yarn, repeat steps 9-12 to create a total of 6 segmented sections.

Now your Crochet Gourd and Pumpkins are complete and ready to be enjoyed. They work up fast and make a great decoration for fall.

Let’s Be Friends

Want to know what I am making next? Follow me on Instagram @windingroadcrochet to see sneak peeks of what I am up to and to be notified of when I release new free patterns. You can also follow me on Pinterest and Facebook. Join our Facebook group Our Crochet Journey and be a part of our community. Share, photos, ask for help, and be inspired all in one place!

Written pattern, tutorials, photos, graphs, and pdfs of the Crochet Gourd and Pumpkins free pattern are copyright Windingroadcrochet.com. Please do not reprint or repost this content as your own, but please feel free to share this link with others. You can find more information on sharing my work with others on the Terms and Conditions Page.

Decorate for fall with a small crochet gourd and small crochet pumpkins. Use up your scrap yarn with these free crochet patterns.
Please follow and like us: