Pretty Little Crochet Pumpkin Free Pattern

The Pretty Little Crochet Pumpkin is the perfect project to help decorate your house for fall. I love fall! Between the pumpkins, the leaves changing color, the cooler weather, there really isn’t much not to like about fall. Every fall we decorate our house and pumpkins are often the center piece.

This year I wanted to create a pumpkin with a lot of lovely texture and I think this little crochet pumpkin really is unique. Just a little worsted weight yarn, stuffing and a piece of wood and you have the start of a table centerpiece!

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Teal Pumpkin Project

You may be wondering why I chose to make a teal crochet pumpkin. It is not a typical pumpkin color, but you may have seen some teal pumpkins in the stores this year. This is because this year I wanted to help create awareness for the Teal Pumpkin Project.

The Teal Pumpkin Project is trying to shine a light on food allergies during the Halloween season. We all love candy, but for some kids Trick or Treating is not as fun as it could be because they can not eat most of the candy due to food allergies.

To put the fun back into Trick or Treating for these kids, you can provide a non-food treat to your Trick or Treaters. Just pick up some stickers, necklaces, stamps, pens, and other dollar store knick knacks to offer kids with food allergies. Let the kids pick between a candy or treasure item. Their dentists will thank you!

You can let people know you have non-food treats by placing a Teal Pumpkin by your door or mailbox. You can also go to Teal Pumpkin Project Website, and register your house as a location for these kids to visit. Print a free sign to put outside your house. Let’s make Halloween fun for kids with allergies!

Now let’s get making some pumpkins!

Pretty Little Crochet Pumpkin Free Pattern | This little pumpkin is great for your fall decorations. This crochet pumpkin has a unique texture and is a fun quick project. #pumpkin #crochet #crochetpumpkin #fallcrochet

Check out all my free patterns here and some of my fall favorites below.

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Pretty Little Crochet Pumpkin Materials

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Red Heart Super Saver Yarn

Crochet Hook, Size H, 5.0mm

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Poly-Fil

5″ Piece of Driftwood – I picked up a bag at Joann’s. I bought 10″ pieces and cut them into 5″ pieces.

Just an idea, try this same pattern with the new Red Heart Super Saver Chunky Yarn and Crochet Hook, Size J, 6.0mm for a larger pumpkin.

Stitches and Abbreviations

MC – Magic Circle or Magic Ring

Ch – Chain

Hbhdc – Herringbone Half Double Crochet

Slst – Slip Stitch

Inc – 2 Two Herringbone Half Double Crochet in the next Stitch

Hbhdc2Tog – Herringbone Half Double Crochet Two stitches Together

R – Row or Round

Special Stitches

Herringbone Half Double Crochet – Yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up through the stitch, pull the first loop on your hook through the second loop, yarn over, pull the first loop through all loops on the hook. Done!

Herringbone Half Double Crochet Two stitches togetherThis stitch is worked in to the two next stitches to create a decrease. Yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up through the stitch, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up through the stitch. You will have 4 loops on your hook. Pull the first loop through the second and third loop, yarn over, pull the first loop through all loops on the hook. Done!

Gauge and Dimensions

My crochet pumpkin ended up being 5.5 inches wide and 3 inches tall.

6 hbhdc = 2″

6 rows = 2″

 

Pretty Little Crochet Pumpkin Free Pattern | This little pumpkin is great for your fall decorations. This crochet pumpkin has a unique texture and is a fun quick project. #pumpkin #crochet #crochetpumpkin #fallcrochet

Pretty Little Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

Notes- Ch1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.

R1- HbHdc 6 in a Magic Circle, slst to first HbHdc. (6)

R2: Ch1, turn, Inc in each stitch around, slst to first HbHdc. (12)

R3: Ch1, turn, (HbHdc in the next stitch, Inc in the next stitch) Repeat from (to) around, slst to first HbHdc. (18)

R4: Ch1, turn, (HbHdc in the next 2 stitches, Inc in the next stitch) Repeat from (to) around, slst to first HbHdc. (24)

R5: Ch1, turn, (HbHdc in the next 3 stitches, Inc in the next stitch) Repeat from (to) around, slst to first HbHdc. (30)

R6: Ch1, turn, (HbHdc in the next 4 stitches, Inc in the next stitch) Repeat from (to) around, slst to first HbHdc. (36)

R7: Ch1, turn, (HbHdc in the next 5 stitches, Inc in the next stitch) Repeat from (to) around, slst to first HbHdc. (42)

R8: Ch1, turn, (HbHdc in the next 6 stitches, Inc in the next stitch) Repeat from (to) around, slst to first HbHdc. (48)

R9: Ch1, turn, (HbHdc in the next 7 stitches, Inc in the next stitch) Repeat from (to) around, slst to first HbHdc. (54)

R10: Ch1, turn, (HbHdc in the next 8 stitches, Inc in the next stitch) Repeat from (to) around, slst to first HbHdc. (60)

R11-R18: Ch1, turn, HbHdc in each stitch around, slst to first HbHdc. (60)

R19: Ch1, turn, (HbHdc in the next 8 stitches, HbHdc2Tog) Repeat from (to) around, slst to first HbHdc. (54)

R20: Ch1, turn, (HbHdc in the next 7 stitches, HbHdc2Tog) Repeat from (to) around, slst to first HbHdc. (48)

R21: Ch1, turn, HbHdc in the next 6 stitches, HbHdc2Tog) Repeat from (to) around, slst to first HbHdc. (42)

R22: Ch1, turn, (HbHdc in the next 5 stitches, HbHdc2Tog) Repeat from (to) around, slst to first HbHdc. (36)

R23: Ch1, turn, (HbHdc in the next 4 stitches, HbHdc2Tog) Repeat from (to) around, slst to first HbHdc. (30)

R24: Ch1, turn, (HbHdc in the next 3 stitches, HbHdc2Tog) Repeat from (to) around, slst to first HbHdc. (24)

R25: Ch1, turn, (HbHdc in the next 2 stitches, HbHdc2Tog) Repeat from (to) around, slst to first HbHdc. (18)

R26: Ch1, turn, (HbHdc in the next stitch, HbHdc2Tog) Repeat from (to) around, slst to first HbHdc. Fasten off leaving a 24 inch long tail. (12)

Adding the Ridges

Go ahead and stuff your pumpkin with Poly fill. Thread your tail through a needle. Weave the tail up an down through every other stitch in the last row, insert you driftwood into the top and pull tight. Knot off but do not clip the tail.

To create the ridges of our crochet pumpkin you are going to sew around the outside of the pumpkin, up through the bottom of the pumpkin and come out the center top of the pumpkin. Do this 6 times spacing these long stitches evenly around the pumpkin. Once all six are done, start with the first stitch and pull on the thread until it cinches done the pumpkin to your liking, keeping your tension tight move to the second long stitch and repeat until all the stitches have been tightened and it looks like a pumpkin! Knot your tail, weave in your ends and you are done!

So did you like the Pretty Little Crochet Pumpkin pattern? Are you ready to make one for all your friends? I would really like to see your finished crochet pumpkin, take a picture and share it with me on any social media! Just tag me @windingroadcrochet, #windingroadcrochet, or #ourcrochetjourney. 

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    November 15, 2018 at 9:06 pm

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