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Sweet Little Pumpkin Free Crochet Pattern by Laura Jaworski (@bugburrypond) ๐ŸŽƒ

This little pumpkin stands approximately 3 inches tall and is a companion piece for an upcoming fall pattern. I hope you enjoy this pumpkin, and if you post pictures, please hashtag #laurajaworski & tag me @bugburrypond so I can see & share your creations.


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Happy crocheting! ๐ŸŽƒ

Pumpkin Crochet Pattern by Laura Jaworski

Skill Level: Easy


Size:


This pumpkin is approximately 3 inches tall.


Supplies:


Worsted weight yarn (orange, brown, green)

4.0 mm hook

Needle for sewing

Polyester or other stuffing

Stitch marker, safety pin, or small piece of yarn to count rounds

Scissors

Black felt (for jack-o'-lantern, optional)

Extra-long needle (optional)

Hot glue (optional)


Abbreviations:


MC = Magic circle (see pattern notes)

St = Stitch

Sc = Single crochet stitch

Ss = Slip stitch

Rep = Repeat

2tog = Crochet two together, also known as decrease (invisible decrease preferred)

FLO = Front loop only

Ch1 = Chain one

RS = Right side

F/o = Finish off


A note about the magic circle:


Also known as a magic loop or magic ring. If you prefer not to use a magic circle, simply create a slip knot, chain two, and begin by placing your first round of stitches into the first chain. Pull tightly on your tail to close the gap and continue with the pattern as written. Once you have worked a few more rounds, weave your yarn tail back and forth on the underside to secure your piece and close any remaining gap.


A note about working in a spiral:


This pumpkin is worked in a spiral which means that each round continues into the next without a slip stitch and chain.

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A note about counting stitches:

Using a stitch marker, safety pin, or small piece of yarn to mark the first stitch of each round will help you track your progress. Move the marker as you complete each round.

A note about increasing and decreasing:


For an increase, crochet two stitches in the same stitch. For a decrease, crochet two stitches together, preferably using the invisible decrease method.


A note about reading the pattern:


Before beginning a pattern, it helps to read through the abbreviations list. If you need help with a technique, refer to a written or video tutorial, or keep a crochet book handy. Below is a round from the pattern, followed by a detailed description of the instructions.


Rnd 4: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (24)


Beginning round four, add one single crochet into each of the next two stitches. Add two single crochet stitches in the following stitch. Repeat the pattern of one single crochet in each of the next two stitches followed by an increase until you reach the end of round four. There should be 24 stitches in your completed round.

Pumpkin Crochet Pattern by Laura Jaworski

Click here for The Pumpkin Pie Gnome Free Crochet Pattern.


Now letโ€™s get started!

Pumpkin (beginning at the bottom, with orange yarn):


Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)

Rnd 2: 2sc in each st (12)

Rnd 3: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (18)

Rnd 4: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (24)

Rnd 5: 3sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (30)

Rnd 6: 4sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (36)

Rnd 7: 5sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (42)

Rnd 8-16: 1sc in each st (42)

Rnd 17: 5sc then 2tog, rep (36)

Begin stuffing your pumpkin; you can continue stuffing as you close.

Rnd 18: 4sc then 2tog, rep (30)

Rnd 19: 3sc then 2tog, rep (24)

Rnd 20: 2sc then 2tog, rep (18)

Rnd 21: 1sc then 2tog, rep (12)

Rnd 22: 2tog x 6 (6)

Snip your yarn, leaving an extra-long tail for sewing. Pull your yarn tail free, then weave your yarn tail through the front loops of the six remaining stitches and pull to close; leave a small gap to complete your pumpkin. Note: leaving a small hole in the MC can also help when cinching the pumpkin; just make sure to secure your yarn tail on the inside of the pumpkin so the MC doesnโ€™t come loose.

Pumpkin Crochet Pattern by Laura Jaworski

Pumpkin Crochet Pattern by Laura Jaworski

You will now cinch the top middle of your pumpkin to the bottom middle of your pumpkin. Begin by gently finger blocking your pumpkin into shape. Next, using a long needle, bring the yarn tail from the top center of your pumpkin to the bottom center of your pumpkin and pull tightly, cinching to your desired shape. Insert your needle a half to one stitch over from the bottom center and bring the yarn tail from the bottom center back up to the top center; pull tightly. Repeat the above steps until your pumpkin is cinched and well secured. Bring your yarn tail out of a stitch on the bottom of the pumpkin; do not snip.

Pumpkin Crochet Pattern by Laura Jaworski

See The Fall Pumpkin Free Crochet Pattern for additional photos on how to cinch your pumpkin.


Note: if you plan to add ribs to your pumpkin, skip this step and see below instructions.


Pumpkin Stem (with brown yarn):


Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)

Rnd 2: FLO 1sc in each st (6)

Rnd 3: 2sc in the 1st st, sc in each remaining st (7)

Rnd 4: 3sc, 2sc in the next st, 3sc (8)

F/o leaving a long tail for sewing.

Free Pumpkin Crochet Pattern by Laura Jaworski

Pumpkin Vine (with green yarn, optional):


Ch9, 3ss in 2nd ch from hook, 3ss in each ch to end of row (24)

F/o, leaving a long tail for sewing.


Note: if you find it difficult to add multiple slip stitches into one chain, hold the bottom of both the chain & slip stitches securely while you work.


Completing Your Pumpkin:


Attaching the stem:


Stuff your stem lightly with the yarn tail, then sew your stem to the pumpkin. When your stem is attached, bring your yarn tail out of the same stitch as your orange tail. Knot the two tails together, then hide them in the body of your pumpkin.


Alternatively, follow the below method to attach your stem:


After stuffing and positioning your stem, tack the first side down by bringing your brown yarn tail through the body of your pumpkin and out of a stitch on the bottom. Bring the yarn tail through the same stitch, then up through a stitch on the opposite side of your stem. Continue working your way around the stem in this manner, sewing across one stitch of the stem, out through a random stitch in the bottom or side of the pumpkin, up through the same stitch, then back up to the next stitch of your stem. When your stem is attached, bring your yarn tail out of the same stitch as your orange tail. Knot the two tails together, then hide them in the body of your pumpkin.

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Attaching the vine (see photos):


To attach the vine, flatten it into a circular shape with the RS facing outward, then position it on your pumpkin so it begins at the base of the stem and curls in a loop.


Using your green yarn tail, stitch the vine to the pumpkin.


Alternatively, follow the below method to attach your vine:


After positioning your vine, tack it down to the base of the stem by bringing your green yarn tail through the body of your pumpkin and out of a stitch on the bottom. Bring the yarn tail through the same stitch, then up through the next stitch over on your vine. Continue working your way around the vine in this manner, sewing across one stitch of the vine, out through a random stitch in the bottom or side of the pumpkin, up through the same stitch, then back up to the next stitch of your vine. When your vine is attached, weave your yarn tail back and forth a few times through the pumpkin to secure, then snip the remaining tail.

Pumpkin Crochet Pattern by Laura Jaworski

Customizing your pumpkin:


This pumpkin can be customized in a variety of ways ๐ŸŽƒ


To make your pumpkin shorter, decrease the number of rounds of 42sc.


To make your pumpkin taller, increase the number of rounds of 42sc.


Adding ribs to your pumpkin (see photos):


To add ribs to your pumpkin, thread the yarn tail with your needle. Next, bring the yarn tail from the top center of your pumpkin to the bottom center of your pumpkin and pull tightly. Loop the yarn tail around one side of the pumpkin and through the top of your MC, finishing at the bottom of your pumpkin; pull tightly. This will create the first rib. To create the second rib, bring your yarn around the opposite side of your pumpkin, through the magic circle, and down to the bottom; pull tightly. Repeat these steps for the last two+ ribs of the pumpkin, then weave your yarn tail back and forth in the body of the pumpkin to secure.


Note: add the ribs before sewing the stem to the pumpkin.

Pumpkin Crochet Pattern by Laura Jaworski

Pumpkin Crochet Pattern by Laura Jaworski

Pumpkin Crochet Pattern by Laura Jaworski

Pumpkin Crochet Pattern by Laura Jaworski

You can also add a jack-oโ€™-lantern face to your pumpkin using black felt, crocheted pieces, cloth, cutouts, or anything else that you like.

Pumpkin Crochet Pattern by Laura Jaworski

Customizing your vine:


To make the vine longer, add additional chains with 3ss per chain.


To make the vine shorter, decrease the number of chains.


To make the vine wider, use a bigger hook.


To make the vine narrower, use a smaller hook.


Complete your pumpkin by gently finger blocking the overall shape ๐ŸŽƒ

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Click here for all of my free crochet patterns.


And now youโ€™re done! I hope you enjoy this pumpkin & if you post pictures, please hashtag #laurajaworski & tag me @bugburrypond so I can share your work! You can find me @bugburrypond on Instagram, Facebook, & Pinterest.


If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.


Happy crocheting and have a beautiful day. ๐Ÿ’•


Laura


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Sweet Little Pumpkin Free Crochet Pattern.

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Pumpkin Crochet Pattern by Laura Jaworski

Pumpkin Crochet Pattern by Laura Jaworski

Pumpkin Crochet Pattern by Laura Jaworski

Pumpkin Crochet Pattern by Laura Jaworski

Pumpkin Crochet Pattern by Laura Jaworski




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