Crochet Owl Pumpkin Free Crochet Pattern

You will just love adding this crochet owl pumpkin to your fall decorations. Use the free crochet pattern to make this pumpkin and set it out to keep you company all fall.

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

Free crochet pattern for this adorable crochet owl pumpkin. This easy crochet pattern works up quickly and is fun for Fall

Making an Owl Pumpkin

We just keep adding to the critter pumpkin family. This owl is so cute with his big owl eyes and little beak.

This is not the first character pumpkin I have designed. You can find a cute fox pumpkin, unicorn pumpkin, and moose pumpkin here on the blog and a critter pumpkin bundle in my Etsy shop.

Free crochet pattern for this adorable crochet owl pumpkin. This easy crochet pattern works up quickly and is fun for Fall

A Beginner Friendly Crochet Owl Pumpkin?

I really wanted to make this pattern as easy as it could be so that everyone who wanted one could have a crochet owl 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 fox pumpkin 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 horn 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 fox pumpkin 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 unicorn pumpkin will look much nicer if you learn this skill.

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Free crochet pattern for this adorable crochet owl pumpkin. This easy crochet pattern works up quickly and is fun for Fall

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Crochet Owl Pumpkin

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Materials Needed

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2.7 oz or 143 yds of Red Heart With Love, Ochre Brown (Weight 4/medium)
1 oz or 53 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Aran (Weight 4/medium)
2 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Soft White (Eyes)
2 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Turqua (Eyes)
1 yd of Red Heart Super Saver, Black, (Eyes)
3 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Tea Leaf (Stem)
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stuffing/ Polyfil
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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.
Pumpkin Gauge: 7 SC X 7 Rows = 2 inches
Pumpkin is 7″ wide by 8.5″ tall.

Fox Pumpkin Video Tutorial

The Owl Pumpkin is constructed very similarly to the fox pumpkin. You can check out the fox pumpkin video tutorial to help with making the owl pumpkin. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more fun crochet video tutorials.

Crochet Owl Pumpkin Pattern

Notes:
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my turning chain as a stitch.
– For the color changes I pulled yarn from both sides of the ochre brown skein. I did not carry my yarn.
– The Ochre Brown will just be referred to as Brown in the pattern and the Aran will be referred to as Cream.

Crochet Owl Pumpkin Base

CH 36 with Brown Yarn.

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.

Note: From Row 17 – 47 you will change colors twice in every row.

Row 17: CH1, turn, BLOSC 12 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 9 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 14 in Brown.

Row 18: CH1, turn, BLOSC 13 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 11 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 11 in Brown.

Row 19: CH1, turn, BLOSC 10 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 13 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 12 in Brown.

Row 20: CH1, turn, BLOSC 11 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 15 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 9 in Brown.

Row 21: CH1, turn, BLOSC 8 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 17 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 10 in Brown.

Row 22: CH1, turn, BLOSC 9 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 18 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 8 in Brown.

Row 23: CH1, turn, BLOSC 8 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 19 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 8 in Brown.

Row 24: CH1, turn, BLOSC 7 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 20 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 8 in Brown.

Row 25: CH1, turn, BLOSC 8 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 21 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 6 in Brown.

Row 26: CH1, turn, BLOSC 5 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 22 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 8 in Brown.

Row 27: CH1, turn, BLOSC 8 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 23 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 4 in Brown.

Row 28: CH1, turn, BLOSC 4 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 23 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 8 in Brown.

Row 29: CH1, turn, BLOSC 9 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 22 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 4 in Brown.

crochet owl pumpkin base

Row 30: CH1, turn, BLOSC 4 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 21 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 10 in Brown.

Row 31: CH1, turn, BLOSC 11 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 20 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 4 in Brown.

Row 32: CH1, turn, BLOSC 4 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 19 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 12 in Brown.

Row 33: CH1, turn, BLOSC 11 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 20 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 4 in Brown.

Row 34: CH1, turn, BLOSC 4 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 21 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 10 in Brown.

Row 35: CH1, turn, BLOSC 9 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 22 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 4 in Brown.

Row 36: CH1, turn, BLOSC 4 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 23 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 8 in Brown.

Row 37: CH1, turn, BLOSC 8 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 23 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 4 in Brown.

Row 38: CH1, turn, BLOSC 5 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 22 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 8 in Brown.

Row 39: CH1, turn, BLOSC 8 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 21 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 6 in Brown.

Row 40: CH1, turn, BLOSC 7 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 20 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 8 in Brown.

Row 41: CH1, turn, BLOSC 8 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 19 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 8 in Brown.

Row 42: CH1, turn, BLOSC 9 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 18 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 8 in Brown.

Row 43: CH1, turn, BLOSC 8 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 17 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 10 in Brown.

Row 44: CH1, turn, BLOSC 11 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 15 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 9 in Brown.

Row 45: CH1, turn, BLOSC 10 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 13 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 12 in Brown.

Row 46: CH1, turn, BLOSC 13 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 11 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 11 in Brown.

Row 47: CH1, turn, BLOSC 12 in Brown, CC, BLOSC 9 in Cream, CC, BLOSC 14 in Brown.

Note: We are done with the cream (Aran) yarn.

Row 48-64: With Brown: CH1, turn, BLOSC in next 35 STs.

Fasten off leaving 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.

crochet owl pumpkin

Crochet Owl 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)

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: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into first ST. SC in next 7 STs. (9SC)

Row 9: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into first ST. SC in next 8 STs. (10SC)

Row 10 is optional but gives the ears a nice smooth look.

Row 10: 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 leaving a long yarn end to sew the ear to the pumpkin. Weave in one yarn end.

Crochet owl pumpkin eyes

Owl Pumpkin Eyes (Make 2)

Notes:
-We will be working in joined rounds.
-If you do not know how to make a magic circle check out this video.
– You can just change colors at the end of the row or fasten off and use a Standing Double Crochet to start your next row in place of the CH2 turning CH.
– I do not count my turning CH as a ST.

Round 1: With Black: Make a Magic Circle, CH1, Work 9 HDC into Magic Circle. SLST to first HDC. (9DC)

Alternative Round 1: CH2, Work 9 HDC into third CH from hook. SLST to first HDC. (9HDC)

Change your yarn color to Turquoise.

Round 2: CH1, *Work 2HDC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 9 times. SLST to first HDC. (18DC)

Round 3: CH2, *HDC in next ST, Work 2 HDC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 9 times. SLST to first HDC. (27HDC)

Change your yarn color to White.

Round 4: CH1, *SC in next 2 STs, Work 2 SC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 9 times. SLST to first SC. (36SC)

Fasten off leaving a long white yarn end to sew the eye to the pumpkin base. Weave in all other yarn ends.

Crochet owl pumpkin beak

Crochet Beak

Notes:
-Pattern will be worked all in one row.

With Gold.

Row 1: Make a Magic Circle, *DC into Magic Circle, CH1, DC into Magic Circle, HDC into Magic Circle,* repeat from *to* a total of 4 times. SLST to first DC. (12 STs)

Pull the Magic Circle close, it will form a square. Fasten off. Leave one long yarn end to sew the beak to the pumpkin base.

Crochet pumpkin stem

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.

Round 1: With Green: Work 6 SC into Magic Circle (6SC)

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

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

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

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

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Assembling the Crochet Owl Pumpkin

Adding Eyes and a Beak

Sew the eyes onto the pumpkin placing them where they are just barely touching. Sew the beak below the eyes. The beak should be barely touching the eyes.

Crochet owl pumpkin face

Sewing, Gathering, and Adding the Stem to the Pumpkin

Now we will turn our rectangle into a pumpkin! You can use a whip stitch or blanket stitch to join the sides of the pumpkin.

Photo demonstration of written instructions 1-4.

Step 1: Using the yarn end at the bottom of the pumpkin, sew a gathering stitch along the bottom edge of the pumpkin.

Step 2: Pull the gathering stitch tight. Make a few extra stitches to close the bottom of the pumpkin if needed.

Step 3: Whipstitch the first and last row of the owl base together.

Step 4: Make a knot at the top of the side seam to secure it.

Photo showing assemble instructions 5-8.

Step 5: Run a gathering stitch along the top of the pumpkin and stuff your pumpkin.

Step 6: Pull the gathering stitch closed and secure the top of the pumpkin.

Step 7: Lightly stuff the stem and whipstitch the stem over the gathering at the top of the pumpkin.

Step 8: Weave in all yarn ends.

Adding a Crochet Owl Ears

The last piece to sew onto the owl is the ears. Lay the ears flat on the top of the pumpkin. Sew them about 1 inch away from the pumpkin stem using the long yarn end left after crocheting the ears. Weave in your ends.

Photo showing top of the pumpkin with ears sewn on.

Ok, that is it, your pumpkin is done! She 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 patterns on the Winding Road Crochet Blog.

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Free crochet pattern for this adorable crochet owl pumpkin. This easy crochet pattern works up quickly and is fun for Fall
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