ADORABLE PUMPKINs - FREE CROCHET PATTERN & VIDEO TUTORIAL even for beginners!
October 10, 2020

Hi, everyone!
Let’s keep decorating our house with crocheted things. It is all about cucurbits – patty pans squashes, marrows and pumpkins. It is the same group, did you know?
-> Free crochet pattern: How to make a parry pan squash
Today we are going to make this gorgeous pumpkin!
Even 2 of them! The mix of real and crocheted bright and colorful pumpkins in your house will just make it look wonderful and raise your mood up! 
These 2 pumpkins – large and small, are very different. But they have the same crochet pattern, just I used different yarn parameters to make them.

You can follow my yarn recommendations or just grab the yarn from your stash and a crochet hook that has matchable characteristics.

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To make a small one (Ø is 13cm)
I use a 4mm or 5mm crochet hook. Yellow part is made of DROPS NEPAL (there are more yarn options in PDF file) 2923 col. (blend: 65% Wool, 35% Alpaca; lenght/weight:75m per 50g); only 30g(45m) in total for 1 small pumpkin. Green part is made of DROPS Karisma 45 col. and 15g(20m) in total.
 
To make the large pumpkin (Ø is 25cm)
I use a 7mm crochet hook (and 4 or 5 for a stem). The yellow part is made of NAKO Spaghetti yarn (there are more yarn options in PDF file), 941 col. (blend:25% Wool, 75% Acrylic; lenght/weight: 60m per 100g); total for 1 large pumpkin is 100g(60m). To make green stripes, a blossom end and a stem use the yarn in double strand of DROPS Karisma yarn 45 col.+ DROPS NEPAL yarn 7238 col.;  total for 1 large pumpkin is about 20g(30m) in total for 1 pumpkin.

TIPs:
Thinner yarn for the green pumpkins parts makes the pumpkin section look more vivid; two threads of different green shades will make it look more “curvaceous’, realistic and super cozy.

Don’t be afraid to experiment! Take thicker yarn, or two threads together, bigger hook (for ex. 10mm) and your pumpkin will be even bigger than mine! Or make it extra small. Use any yarn you have. Pumpkins are of different kinds, colors and sizes; especially when it comes to creating and decorating. Use the same color that you choose to decorate your house. Experiment. My pattern, pictures and video will help you in this.

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So, let’s start!
VIDEO TUTORIAL - CROCHET PUMPKIN
FREE CROCHET PATTERN (please do not share without my permission)
Abbreviations:
| St(s)| - stitch/es
| Ch | - chain stitch 
| SC | - single crochet
| sl st | - slip stitch
| joining s lst | - joining slip stitch(made in 1st/2nd chain of the round)
| sk st | - skip stitch
| Inc | - increase: work 2 SC in one stitch
| hdc | - half double crochet
| FPdc | - front post double crochet
| BPdc | - back post double crochet
| […] | - work stitches into one stitch
| FLO | - work into front loop of the stitch only
| BLO | - work into back loop of the stitch only
| In 3rd loop in front | - a stitch has back, front and 3rd loop (in front). So we work only into this 3rd loop in front (watch in my video)
| rd | - round 
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| STEP 1 | Ribs - Main part
(crochet hook 7mm for the large pumpkin; 4 or 5mm for the small pumpkin)
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| Row 1 | Orange: 17 Ch |17
| Row 2 | BLO: sl st in 2nd st from hook, sl st, 12 hdc, 2 sl st, Ch (Ch at end of each row is turning chain- don’t count as st). Turn |16
| Row 3  | 2 sl st BLO, 12 hdc into 3rd loop in front, 2 sl st BLO, Ch. Turn. Slip the loop from your hook and leave it for a while… |16
| Row 4 | ..with 2 Green shade yarn in double strand(green is always in double strand): 2 sl st BLO, 12 SC, 2 sl st BLO, Ch. Do not turn your work. Slip the green loop from your hook and get back to the orange loop |16
| Row 5 | Orange: 2 sl st BLO, 12 hdc FLO, 2 sl st BLO, Ch. Turn |16
| Row 6 | 2 sl st BLO, 12 hdc into 3rd loop in front, 2 sl st BLO, Ch. Slip the loop from your hook. Do not turn your work and get back to the slipped green loop |16
| For the small pumpkin: Repeat rows 4th - 6th  x12 times|16
| For the large pumpkin: Repeat rows 4th - 6th  x11 times |16
| Last Row | Get back to Green (to fix the green yarn, pull green yarn through the orange loop and tighten the orange one): 2 sl st BLO, 12SC, 2 sl st BLO, Ch |16
Turn on the wrong side and stitch: Stitch edges together to make a tube on the wrong side with SC (you have two openings now. Leave a long tail for sewing (about 40cm) and cut off the yarn. Turn right side out
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| STEP 2 | Stem for the small pumpkin (crochet hook 4 or 5mm)
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| 1 | Green yarn in single strand. Make an i-cord of 4 sts about 3cm. Don’t cut off thread and continue  
| Rd 2 | slip 3 stitches from the hook and Chain 1 into 1st of i-cord, *(SC into stitch between i-cord stitches, SC into next i-cord stitch)from*rep x3, SC into stitch between i-cord stitches |7
| Rd 3 | 7 Inc |14
| Rd 4 | *(SC, Inc)from*rep x7 |21
| Rd 5 | *(SC, Ch, DC, Ch, 2SC)from*rep x5, sl st. Cut off thread
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| STEP 2 | Stem for the large pumpkin (crochet hook 7mm; 4 or 5mm)
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| Rd 1 | Green yarn in double strand; Crochet hook 7mm: 7 SC in magic ring, tighten |7
| Rd 2 | 7 Inc |14
| Rd 3 | *(SC, Inc)from*rep x7 |21
| Rd 4 | *(SC, Ch, DC, Ch, 2SC)from*rep x5, 2 SC, sl st. Cut off thread
| Rd 5 | With new green yarn in double thread: surface slip stitch into between stitches of 2nd and 3rd rounds: 14 stitches. Cut off thread |14
| Rd 6 | With new green yarn in single strand and crochet hook 3.5mm or 4mm, work into sts of prev rd (joined rounds): 2 Ch, 14 DC, joinung sl st |15
| Rd 7-8 | 2 Ch, *(FPdc, BPdc) from*rep x7, joinung sl st |15
| Rd 9 | 2 Ch, *( FPdc, skip DC) from*rep x7, joinung sl st |8
| Rd 10-12 | 2 Ch, 7 FPdc, joinung sl st. Cut off thread |8
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| STEP 3 | Blossom end for the small pumpkin (crochet hook 4 or 5mm)
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| Rd 1 | Green yarn in single strand. 6 SC in magic ring, tighten |6
| Rd 2 | 6 Inc |12
| Rd 3 | *(SC, Inc)from*rep x6 |18
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| STEP 3 | Blossom end for the large pumpkin (crochet hook 7mm)
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| Rd 1 | Green yarn in double strand. In magic ring: Ch, 8 SC;  joining sl st into ch, tighten |9
| Rd 2 | 2 Ch, [2DC]x8, DC, joining sl st. Cut off thread and secure it |18
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| STEP 3 | Assemble
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| 1 | Using tapestry needle and the green yarn make a running stitch through each FPdc along the edge of one of the opening and tighten it so that the opening diameter is equal to the blossom end diameter. And now attach the blossom end to the opening edge. Stuff the pumpkin.
| 2 | Make the running stitch for the 2nd opening, tighten it so the opening diameter is equal to the stem diameter. Attach the stem to the opening edge. If you want to make your pumpkin flatter you can pass the thread from the stem to the blossom end through the stuffing and tight it and secure, then hide the ends to the stuffing.
 
Are you ready to make more of my vegetables? If there are questions, ask them freely, I would love to answer ♥ By the way! Knitted home decor is coming soon! 😀

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8 comments
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Sandy Brownell

I have made two of the small pumpkins. They are beautiful. Will you post a pattern for the zucchini? Thank you

Maria Ermolova

I saw your gorgeous pumpkins on Twitter this morning! It was such a great pleasure to seeing these cuties 😍 I'm not a good at using Twitter but I guess I have retweeted your post😍🙏☀️
And yes, I'm going to post zucchini pattern☺️

Lawanda Krontz

Thank you so very much!!!

Maria Ermolova

You are very welcome dear!!!🤗☺️☺️☺️

Galina astanina

This is the best crochet pumpkin ever! Looks very stylish and natural! I have already started crocheting this pumpkin. Maria, thank you! Special thanks for the recommendations on the choice of yarn!

Maria Ermolova

You are so welcome, dear! thank you so much for all your kind words! it makes me happy♥ I did my best, so I am very happy you liked it! actually Ii didn't expect it to turn out so good! I made a ton of them, tons of all the pumpkins and patty pan squashes, because I really liked it, especially the idea of experimenting with the colors and yarn types. it looks really cool!

Susan Richards

Thank you!!!

Maria Ermolova

you are so welcome, dear! ♥😀❤

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