Crochet pumpkin pattern


Autumn calls for pumpkins and why not make a crochet rustic pumpkin for fall decoration. If you add eyes you can even make a scary pumpkin amigurumi that looks like a Jack O'Lantern for Halloween home decoration.

I did experiment a bit with different sizes of crochet hooks and yarn. And let me tell you I made the most adorable pumpkin pendant with a 0.75mm crochet hook and 1 strand of embroidery thread and I made a huge crochet pumpkin using spagheti (T-shirt) yarn and a 10mm crochet hook. So the PATTERN designed for different sizes.

Crochet pumpkin decoration
A crochet rustic pumpkin for Halloween decoration


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The stitches used in this pattern are:

  • sl st – slip stitch
  • ch – chain stitch
  • sc – single crochet stitch
  • hdc – half double crochet stitch
  • dc – double crochet stitch

The pattern is super EASY so it makes a perfect for beginners.

Materials needed for the project:

  • crochet hook (3mm)
  • yarn (appropriate size for the crochet hook)
  • scissors
  • needle
  • stuffing - you can use polyester fiberfill, cluster fiberfill, recycled cotton filling, rice,...
  • safety eyes (2) or buttons (2) or embroidery thread if you will be making a scary pumpkin



To get the rustic feeling of the pumpkin each row is worked in the back look only of the stitch of the previous row.

Pattern for the crochet pumpkin:

  • Row 0: ch24
  • All rows are worked in the BACK LOOP ONLY!
  • Row 1 - 30: ch1 sc, sc, hdc, hdc, dc x16, hdc, hdc, sc, sc

And that is it. This count of rows was good for me. If you want a thinner (taller) pumpkin just reduce the number of rows and if you want your pumpkin to be a bit fatter then add 2, 4,... rows.

To join the Row 0 with the last row pinch the rows together and join them with a single crochet stitch and when you are done you will get a shape of a sleeve or a tube. First you have to turn it inside out and the continue with sewing the top part together. You do that with grabbing the loops of the single crochet stitches.

Now make the pumpkin stem.

Pattern for the pumpkin stem:

  • magic ring
  • R1: ch1, 6sc - 6st
  • R2: {sc, sc, inc} x2 – 8st
  • R3-6: 8sc
  • R7: {sc, inc} x4 – 12st
  • R8: {sc, inc} x6 – 18st
  • R9: {sc, inc, sc} x6 – 24st

Leave a long tail, cut yarn and fasten off. If you want the stem to be shorter do less rows (stop at Row 5 or Row 4) and if want your stem to be longer do more of Row 6.

With the long tail sew the stem to the pumpkin top.

Fill the crochet pumpkin with fibefill and just like on top, sew the bottom of the pumpkin together.

If you want to squash your pumpkin just sew trough the middle of the pumpkin to the top and then back to the bottom and pull tight. This is how you squash the pumpkin more.

Hide the end tail in and you are done!

Here is an example of a crochet jewellery pendant piece that I made with a 0.75mm crochet hook. In the middle I put a glass bead to weight it down. If I would be using a fiberfill the pendant would be floating all around. Instead of a glass bead you can also use a wooden bead.

Crochet pumpkin pendant jewelerry piece
A crochet pumpkin pendant jewelerry piece made from the same pattern just a smaller crochet hook



How to crochet a rustic pumpkin? Easy with this FREE tutorial and PATTERN that uses only the BASIC crochet stitches that are made in the back loops only PART 1:


PART 2 of the YouTube video tutorial:


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Happy crafting

Alex xx


  • 08.09.2022 @jane

    I do like the rustic look of the pumpkin. I also made it with a T-shirt yarn and a 11mm crochet hook. Also I adjusted your pattern and my row 0 was made from 30 chains. The rest i did the same, just added few stitches in the middle. And it will sit on our porch. I want to crochet at least two more. But I will adjust the number of rows and see if it comes out more chubby. Thank you

  • 05.12.2021 @anonymous

    Just found your pumpkin pattern while looking for christmas ornaments. It is on my to do list for next fall season. Looks great and east to crochet.

  • 21.09.2021 @anonymous

    Thank you so much for this pumpkin pattern. And I love the youtube tutorial to go with it. It helped me a lot with the joining part. I made few of them for our halloween theme party.

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