If you loved the crochet fox pumpkin, then you are sure to love the crochet moose pumpkin. The free crochet pattern is similar to the orginal critter pumpkin but with a few twists.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this crochet moose pumpkin pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information.
Holiday Moose Decorations
I have been a big fan of winter moose decorations. They are just so cute on blankets, pillows and towels. So it made sense to make a Moose Pumpkin. I know my little pumpkin will be staying out through fall and all winter.
With my kids being little, it is much easier to decorate with crochet holiday decorations. All the hard, ceramic decor tends to get dropped and broken, but crochet will not shatter.
Constructing a Pair of Antlers
I really have to give my husband a shout out for making a printable template for these antlers. With the template, you can make your antlers look just like the ones in the photo. I wanted something that would hold up to the abuse the kids will inflict on this little moose pumpkin. I used a plastic canvas insert to give the antlers stability. You could also stuff them or possibly use cardboard instead of the plastic canvas. You will need to be able to sew through the cardboard.
Want More Crochet Pumpkin Critters?
Do you love this crochet moose pumpkin? I know I do, that is why I designed 4 more woodland critter pumpkins. The fox pumpkin is also on the website, but on Etsy you can get the 4 pumpkins shown above as an easy to print, large font pdf bundle.
Just want to make a moose? That is ok! Just keep scrolling for the entire crochet moose pumpkin pattern with all the instructional photos and information you need to make this pattern right here on this post. Or if you like, you can purchase just the Premium Moose Pumpkin Pattern in an easy to read PDF on Etsy.
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Crochet Moose Pumpkin
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4 oz or 200 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Cafe Latte (Size 4 Yarn)
1 oz or 50 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Coffee
10-20 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Tea Leaf
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
Black Embroidery Floss (Black)
White Paint Pen (Or White Felt and Embroidery Floss)
1 – 8.5×11″ sheet of Plastic Canvas with Largest Holes
2 – 8.5X11″ sheet of Cream Colored Felt
Tan Colored Embroidery Floss
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You will also need to print out this Antler template if you want your antlers to look just like mine. Make sure to print it at 100% the size.
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.
7 SC X 7 Rows = 2 inches
Pumpkin is 7″ wide by 8.5″ tall.
Fox Pumpkin Video Tutorial
I have not made a Moose Pumpkin video tutorial but the construction is just like the fox pumpkin, so this video below may be helpful. You can subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more fun crochet video tutorials.
Crochet Moose Pumpkin Pattern
-Written in US terms.
-If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments.
Crochet Pumpkin Base
CH 36 with Cafe Latte.
Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from the hook. SC in next 34 CH.
Row 2-16: CH1, turn, BLOSC in next 35 STs.
Row 17: CH1, turn, BLOSC in next 8 STs, CH4, Skip 4 STs, BLOSC in next 23 STs.
Row 18: CH1, turn, BLOSC next 23 STs, BLOSC in next 4 CH, BLOSC in next 8 STs.
Row 19-24: CH1, turn, BLOSC in next 35 STs.
Note: From Row 25 – 40 you will change colors twice in every row. I pulled from both sides of the Cafe Latte skein of yarn to do this. For the next several rows I will be referring to the colors as Latte for the medium brown color and Coffee for the darker brown.
Row 25: CH1, turn, BLOSC 17 in Latte, CC, BLOSC 7 in Coffee, BLOSC 11 in Latte.
Row 26: CH1, turn, BLOSC 10 in Latte, CC, BLOSC 9 in Coffee, BLOSC 16 in Latte.
Row 27: CH1, turn, BLOSC 15 in Latte, CC, BLOSC 11 in Coffee, BLOSC 9 in Latte.
Row 28: CH1, turn, BLOSC 8 in Latte, CC, BLOSC 12 in Coffee, BLOSC 15 in Latte.
Row 29: CH1, turn, BLOSC 15 in Latte, CC, BLOSC 12 in Coffee, BLOSC 8 in Latte.
Row 30: CH1, turn, BLOSC 8 in Latte, CC, BLOSC 12 in Coffee, BLOSC 15 in Latte.
Row 31: CH1, turn, BLOSC 15 in Latte, CC, BLOSC 12 in Coffee, BLOSC 8 in Latte.
Row 32: CH1, turn, BLOSC 8 in Latte, CC, BLOSC 11 in Coffee, BLOSC 16 in Latte.
Row 33: CH1, turn, BLOSC 16 in Latte, CC, BLOSC 11 in Coffee, BLOSC 8 in Latte.
Row 34: CH1, turn, BLOSC 8 in Latte, CC, BLOSC 12 in Coffee, BLOSC 15 in Latte.
Row 35: CH1, turn, BLOSC 15 in Latte, CC, BLOSC 12 in Coffee, BLOSC 8 in Latte.
Row 36: CH1, turn, BLOSC 8 in Latte, CC, BLOSC 12 in Coffee, BLOSC 15 in Latte.
Row 37: CH1, turn, BLOSC 15 in Latte, CC, BLOSC 12 in Coffee, BLOSC 8 in Latte.
Row 38: CH1, turn, BLOSC 9 in Latte, CC, BLOSC 11 in Coffee, BLOSC 15 in Latte.
Row 39: CH1, turn, BLOSC 16 in Latte, CC, BLOSC 9 in Coffee, BLOSC 10 in Latte.
Row 40: CH1, turn, BLOSC 11 in Latte, CC, BLOSC 7 in Coffee, BLOSC 17 in Latte.
Note: We are done with the dark brown (Coffee) yarn.
Row 41-47: With Cafe Latte, CH1, BLOSC in next 35 STs.
Row 48: CH1, turn, BLOSC next 23 STs, CH4, Skip 4 STs, BLOSC in next 8 STs.
Row 49: CH1, turn, BLOSC next 8 STs, BLOSC in next 4 CH, BLOSC in next 23 STs.
Row 50-63: CH1, turn, BLOSC in next 35 STs.
Fasten off leaving a long yarn end. This yarn end will be used to sew up the side of the pumpkin and gather the top of the pumpkin.
Crochet Pumpkin Stem
-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 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 Moose Pumpkin
Adding a Moose Face
Take your felt and cut out two eyes and a two nostrils for the moose. Take your moose 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.
Use either a little white felt, white embroidery thread or a white paint pen to add highlights to the moose eyes.
Creating Moose Antlers
Print out a copy of the moose antlers. (PDF located right below the materials list.) Cut out 4 of the antler shapes from the cream colored felt and two of the antler shapes from the plastic canvas.
When cutting the plastic canvas you want to cut the shape about a 1/4″ smaller than the template on all sides. I found it easier to lay the template under the canvas and use a maker to trace the template shape onto the canvas.
Place the pieces so that you have a piece of canvas sandwiched between two pieces of the felt. Sew around the edge of antler to secure everything together. Repeat the process for the other antler.
Sewing, Gathering, and Adding the Stem to the Pumpkin
Next, take your moose pumpkin base and line up the two short ends. Using the brown 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, secure your seam with a knot.
With another piece of medium brown yarn, weave the yarn 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.
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 the yarn end.
Go ahead and stuff the pumpkin about half way. Insert the antlers, as far as they will go, into the holes we created when crocheting the pumpkin. Using more yarn and a needle sew shut those holes while working through the antlers. If you are using a yarn needle it may take a little effort to get through the felt but it does work. Once the antlers are secure, secure your thread with a knot and weave in the yarn ends. (I just tucked them into the pumpkin).
Now work around the antlers and finish stuffing your pumpkin. The antlers will be almost touching on the inside of the pumpkin.
Now using a new strand of brown yarn, use the same method as before to gather the top of the pumpkin. Stuff your pumpkin stem. When we pull the gathering stitch tight we will stuff the bottom of the pumpkin stem into the center of the pumpkin.
Secure the pumpkin stem in place with a few stitches. Tie a knot to secure your work and weave in your ends.
Ok that is it your 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.
Want more critter pumpkins? Check out the Woodland Critter Pumpkin Bundle.
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