This free small crochet pumpkin pattern is perfect for the time of year when fall is in the air and pumpkins are everywhere. The size of the finished pumpkin is approximately 5-7 cm (2-2.7″) in diameter, if you use the same yarn and hook.
Designer: Olga Gaevskaya
You will need:
- Gazzal Baby Cotton yarn (60% cotton, 40% acrylic, 50 g/165 m)
- 1.75 mm crochet hook
- Stitch marker
- Sewing pins
- Sewing needle and scissors
Free crochet pumpkin pattern
CH – chain
SL ST – slip stitch
SC – single crochet
INC– increase (2 sc in one stitch)
DEC – decrease (2 sc together)
BLO – back loop only
(… SC) – number of stitches you should have at the end of the row
(…)*8 – repeat whatever is between the brackets the given number of times
Make CH 16.
Crochet the pumpkin in turning rows, making a turning CH at the end of every row.
1 round: 15 SC
2-30 rounds: 15 SC BLO (29 rounds)
Join the 1st and the 30th rounds by working 15 SL ST through both edges of two rounds at one time.
Don’t cut the thread, we will use it to close the opening on the bottom.
31 round: 15 DEC (15 SC)
Continue making decreases until the opening is closed.
Stuff the piece, attach the thread to the top part and close the opening in the same way.
Divide the pumpkin into 6 equal parts, take a needle with a long thread.
Insert the needle into the piece center on the bottom, leaving a thread tail on the top. Insert the needle into the point, marked with a pin and pull out from the bottom again. Pull tightly.
Pull all the rest segments in the same way. After the last segment is pulled, the threaded needle is located at the piece bottom. Skip 1-2 mm to return it to the point where we started the needle sculpting, insert the needle and pull it out from the piece top. Tie two thread tails together and hide the knot.
1 round: 5 SC in magic ring
2 round: 5 SC
3 round: 2 SC, 1 INC, 2 SC (6 SC)
4 round: 6 SC
5 round: 3 SC, 1 INC, 2 SC (7 SC)
6 round: 7 SC
7 round: 3 SC, 1 INC, 3 SC (8 SC)
8 round: 8 SC into front loops only
9 round: 8 INC (16 SC)
10 round: (1 SC, 1 INC)*8 (24 SC)
11 round: 24 SC
Crochet tendrils without cutting the thread.
Make CH 26, work from the second CH from the hook: 25 SC.
Crochet into the next stitch of round 11: 1 SL ST, CH 26, from the second CH from the hook 25 SC.
Sew the stem to the top part of the pumpkin, twist the tendrils slightly.
The pumpkin is finished!