Crochet Pumpkin





 Crochet Pumpkin

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Pumpkin

Video Tutorial:  Left Hand Crochet Pumpkin

Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
FPHDC - Front Post Half Double Crochet

ST - Stitch
EA - Each
SL ST - Slip Stitch
HDC DEC - Half Double Crochet Decrease


Definitions
Front Post Half Double Crochet -  Wrap the yarn over your hook.  Insert the hook to the side of the stitch(right if you are right handed, left if you are left handed), around the back and up the opposite side.  Wrap the yarn over the hook, pull it around.  Wrap the yarn over and pull through all loops.  This completes the front post half double crochet.


Half Double Crochet Decrease - This is taking 2 stitches, reducing and combining them to 1 stitch. Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook through the first stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull through the stitch. Leave the loops on the hook.  Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook through the next stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull through.  There will be 5 loops on the hook.  Wrap the yarn over and pull through all 5 loops.

Materials
Size  I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Fiberfill or stuffing to fill the pumpkin


Fall Variation Idea- This will be a fun pattern for a Thanksgiving decoration. Decorate the top with leaves of the fall colors.


Chain 4, join.

Round 1: CH 1, pull up, Work 12 HDC through the chain, join.  (12 HDC Total)


Round 2: CH 1, pull up, Work 24 HDC in each stitch around, join.  (24 HDC Total)


Round 3: CH 1, pull up,  *Work 1 HDC in the next ST.  Work a FPHDC in the next ST.  Continue around from *. Join with the beginning stitch.  (24 stitches total)


Round 4: CH 1, pull up, *Work 2 HDC in the next ST.  Work a FPHDC in the next ST.  Continue around from *. Join with the beginning stitch.  (36 stitches total)


Round 5: CH 1, pull up, *Work 1 HDC in the next ST, work 2 HDC in the next ST.  Work a FPHDC in the next ST.  Continue around from *. Join with the beginning stitch.  (48 stitches total)


Round 6: CH 1, pull up, *Work 1 HDC in the next ST, work 2 HDC in the next ST. Work 1 HDC in the next ST.  Work a FPHDC in the next ST.  Continue around from *. Join with the beginning stitch.  (60 stitches total)  


Round 7-18: CH 1, pull up, *Work 1 HDC in ea of the next 4 Sts, Work a FPHDC in the next St. Continue around from *, join with the beginning stitch.


Round 19: CH 1, pull up, *Work 1 HDC in the next ST, work 1 HDC DEC over the next 2 STs(see definition above). Work 1 HDC in the next ST.  Work a FPHDC in the next ST.  Continue around from *. Join with the beginning stitch.   (48 Stitches total)


Round 20: CH 1, pull up, *Work 1 HDC in the next ST, work 1 HDC DEC over the next 2 STs(see definition above).  Work a FPHDC in the next ST.  Continue around from *. Join with the beginning stitch.  (36 Stitches total)


Round 21: CH 1, pull up, *Work 1 HDC DEC over the next 2 STs(see definition above).  Work a FPHDC in the next ST.  Continue around from *. Join with the beginning stitch.  (24 Stitches total)


Stuff the pumpkin with some fiberfill or stuffing of your choice.


Round 22:  Work 12 HDC DEC around.  Cut a long tail. Weave the tail through the remaining stitch and pull the opening shut.  Knot, secure and sew in the tail.


Stem
Start with a magic circle or chain 3
Round 1: Work 6 single crochet, do not join.
Work in a continual round by doing the first SC of the next round in the top of the previous SC.
Round 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch around. (12 single Crochet)
Round 3-6:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around (12 Single Crochet)
To end the continual round, skip 1 stitch and work a slip stitch in the next stitch.  Cut off a long length of tail.


Stuff the stem with fiberfill. Align the stem to the center top of the pumpkin and sew it to round 21 or in the approximate area.




Leaf
Round 1: Chain 11, work a slip stitch in each of the next two chains, 1 SC in each of the next 2 chains, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 chains. 1 DC in each of the next 3 chains. 2 DC in the last CH, CH 2, SL ST in the same CH. CH 2, work 2 DC in the same CH. This part will be working down the opposite side of the leaf(chain). Work 1 DC in each of the next chains.  Work 1 HDC in each of the next 2 chains. Work 1 SC in each of the next 2 chains.  Work 1 SL ST in each of the next 2 chains. 


Round 2:  CH 2, SL ST in the top of the next Stitch. When you get around to the chains on the opposite end, you will work a slip stitch in the chain, CH 2, slip stitch in the slip stitch, CH 2 slip stitch in the chain.  Continue around with the Chain 2, slip stitch in the top of each stitch. Secure yarn, cut off the tail.


Sew the leaf close to the stem or where you want to place the leaf.  Make as many as you want to make.


Shapes for Eyes and Nose


Triangle Shape
Round 1: Chain 2, Work 1 SC in the 2nd chain from the hook.
Round 2: Work 2 SC in the same stitch.
Round 3: Work 2 SC in each Stitch. (4 Single Crochet Total)
Round 4: Work 2 SC in the same ST.  Work 1 SC in each of the next 2 Stitches.  Work 2 SC in the last stitch. ( 6 Single Crochet Total)


Circle Shape


Start with a magic circle or chain 3
Round 1: Work 6 single crochet, do not join.
Work in a continual round by doing the first SC of the next round in the top of the previous SC.
Round 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch around. (12 single Crochet)



Square Shape
Chain 5,
Row 1: Work 1 SC in each of the next 4 chains. Turn
Row 2-4: 1 SC in each Stitch.
Repeat row 2 for length.




Comments

  1. I just moved to Korea from Canada and I was afraid it would be hard to find yarn so I brought my crochet hook (only have one) and a lot of yarn with me.. then I go to a local farmers market and voila! a little yarn store, with really wool! and probably really cheap too. I will try this out one day soon.. I may have to use weird colors though, until I get money to buy yarn lol.

    Btw. I'm kathleen, i follow you on youtube (ktmae) ^^ I learned all my crochet from you. thanks, you are the best!

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  2. I love the pattern, Thanks a lot!, best wishes,
    anadiazarte.etsy.com

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  3. Teresa, this looks FANTASTIC!!! I can't wait to have a go.

    Thanks
    x

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  4. katiebear,
    Hi Katie. Herrschners ships internationally if you ever need yarn.

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