Decorate for fall with this stunning Fall Crochet Centerpiece. The cute stacked pumpkins and leaves make a nice table topper. Enjoy the free crochet pattern and video tutorial.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this Fall Crochet Centerpiece pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, video tutorial, and sizing information.
A Fall Crochet Centerpiece
Crocheting for the holidays and seasons can be so much fun. This design reminds me of something you would see at Pottery Barn. It is simple but so beautiful. The pattern is very easy too. The pumpkins are made from basic rectangles then gathered and sewn into a pumpkin shape.
You can customize this centerpiece by using different floral picks. Sunflowers would be very pretty. You can also adjust the size by only using two pumpkins or using the medium and small pumpkin then adding a mini pumpkin or even some gourds.
Substituting Yarn and Picking your Colors
Any yarn can be used for this pattern. Larger yarns will create larger pumpkins and smaller yarn will make smaller pumpkins. You will just want to make sure you use the same size yarn for all three pumpkins in the fall crochet centerpiece
Feel free to get creative with the colors. I am making some pumpkins in dark teal, white, and orange for my sister-in-law. You can use all orange pumpkins or all white pumpkins. It is completely up to you. You can even glue felt Jack-o-lantern faces to the front of the pumpkins for a Halloween theme.
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Fall Crochet Centerpiece Pattern
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3.7 oz or 193 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Carrot (Large Pumpkin)
2.1 oz or 110 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Aran (Medium Pumpkin)
1 oz or 52 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Gold (Small Pumpkin)
1 yd of Red Heart Super Saver, Cafe Latte (Stem)
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
Hot Glue (Optional)
Faux Floral Picks of Fall Leaves, Berries, Flowers, etc.
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Double Crochet
BLOHDC – Back Loop Only Half Double Crochet
SLST – Slip Stitch
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
MC – Magic Circle (Video Tutorial)
Gauge and Size
Gauge: 8 HDC X 5 Rows = 2 inches
Large Pumpkin: 9 inches wide and 4.5 inches tall.
Medium Pumpkin: 7.5 inches wide and 3.5 inches tall.
Small Pumpkin: 5.5 inches wide and 2.5 inches tall.
Final Centerpiece: 9 inches wide and 10.5 inches tall.
Crochet Pumpkin Centerpiece Video Tutorial
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Fall Crochet Centerpiece Pattern
– Written in US terms.
– I do not count my CH1, turning chain, as a stitch.
– I use a loose CH1 as my turning chain to have a straight edge.
– Leave an 18-inch yarn end at the beginning of your starting chain to use for sewing and gathering the pumpkin.
Large Crochet Pumpkin
Row 1: Work a HDC in 2nd CH from hook. HDC in next 39 CH (40)
Row 2-54: CH1, turn, BLOHDC in each ST across. (40)
Fasten off leaving a 24-inch yarn end to use for sewing and gathering the pumpkin.
Medium Crochet Pumpkin
Row 1: Work a HDC in 2nd CH from hook. HDC in next 29 CH (30)
Row 2-42: CH1, turn, BLOHDC in each ST across. (30)
Fasten off leaving a 20-inch yarn end to use for sewing and gathering the pumpkin.
Small Crochet Pumpkin
Row 1: Work a HDC in 2nd CH from hook. HDC in next 19 CH (20)
Row 2-30: CH1, turn, BLOHDC in each ST across. (20)
Fasten off leaving a 18-inch yarn end to use for sewing and gathering the pumpkin.
Small Pumpkin Stem
Note: Pattern is worked in continuous rounds.
Row 1: Work 6 SC into a Magic Circle.
Alternate Row 1: CH2, Work 6 SC into 2nd CH from hook.
Row 2-5: SC in next 6 STs.
Fasten off. Do not weave in the ends, they will be stuffed into the center of the pumpkin.
Gathering your Crochet Pumpkins
Once the pumpkin is created you have two options for finishing the pumpkin. The instructions for cinching your pumpkin and segmenting your pumpkin are below. The fall crochet centerpiece in the photos is segmented.
Step 1: Sew a gathering stitch along the bottom of the squash and pull tight.
Step 2: Make 2 stitches to secure the gather.
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.
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.
Step 7: Knot the two yarn ends together to secure the gather. Make a few stitches to secure the stem and knot the yarn ends together again.
Step 8: Now you have two options for finishing your pumpkin. You can cinch the pumpkin or segment it. Both instructions are below.
Pumpkin Option 1: 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.
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.
Pumpkin Option 2: 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 for the small and medium pumpkin and 8 sections for the large pumpkin.
Step 9: Use an 18-24 inch piece of yarn and 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.
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 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.
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.
Step 13: Using the same piece of yarn, repeat steps 9-12 to create a total of 6 segmented sections.
Step 14: Repeat steps 1-11 or 1-14 for each pumpkin. Stack your pumpkins.
Decorating the Crochet Centerpiece
This part is optional. You can just stack your pumpkins and enjoy how cute they are, but I think this part really takes the fall centerpiece to the next level. You will either need some type of glue (I used hot glue) or a needle and yarn to sew the floral pieces in place.
Step 1: Take the floral picks and cut off the leaves, flowers, and berries that will be used. Sometimes these can just be pulled off. Other times they have a wire center and you may need to use wire cutters.
Step 2: Arrange the floral pieces on top of the largest pumpkin. Occasionally place the medium size pumpkin on top of the large pumpkin to make sure the floral pieces are spread out far enough.
Step 3: Glue or sew the floral pieces in place.
Step 4: Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the medium size pumpkin.
Step 5: Stack the pumpkins up and the centerpiece is complete.
Step 6 (optional): If desired, sew or glue the three pumpkins together. (I did not do this. I thought they would be easier to store and rearrange later if not glued together.)
Now your fall crochet centerpiece is complete and ready to be enjoyed. This project looks great in the center of your table, on a shelf, or entryway table.
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