T-shirt Yarn Crochet Pumpkin

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The pumpkin season officially started! Say hello to cool weather, gorgeous fall colors and pumpkin spice everything. And if you didn’t start on your own pumpkin patch yet or need to make some more (because who doesn’t) I’ve got a simple crochet pumpkin pattern for you, better yet in 2 sizes. I call it pumpkin in 30 minutes, because that’s how long it takes to make a large size pumpkin, which makes it a great selling item at markets. In fact I used to whip these pumpkins right at the markets.

  • Grab downloadable PDF add-free pattern with even more instructions and photo illustrations in one format.

  • Find all the gorgeous colors of t-shirt yarn of equal thickness and knot-free throughout its length here

  • You can find burnt orange and cream colors t-shirt yarn that I used by clicking the links

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The pattern is for 2 sizes, the small pumpkin measures 17” in diameter x 3” H without a stem and large pumpkin measures 24.5” in diameter x 4” H without a stem. You can decorate your pumpkin with anything you have handy be it ribbon, raffia or jute cord. I found great wood stick in my yard and used it as a stem but cinnamon stick would work as well.

What you will need:

  • T-shirt yarn (6 super bulky weight, super chunky yarn/100 m(109 yards)/330 g) -for big pumpkin - 88 yards (80 m). For small pumpkin - 72 yards (60 m) I used t-shirt yarn from my shop KNITZNPURLZ in burnt orange and cream colors;

  • Crochet hook – 9mm, N13;

  • Poly fiber fill;

  • Hot glue gun;

  • Stick, raffia, jute for decoration (optional)

  • Stitch markers;

Abbreviations, Stitch knowledge:

  • Ch- chain;

  • St – stitch;

  • Sc- single crochet;

  • Sctog - single crochet together;

  • Hdc - half double crochet;

  • Hdctog - half double crochet together

  • BO - back loop only

  • () - repeat from ( to );

Gauge: 2 st=1”and 2 rows=1”

Note: Pumpkins is worked from bottom up in continuous rounds. All st are worked in BO.

Small pumpkin

1. Make magic ring, don’t join the round, tighten the ring by pulling the tail end.

2. Sc 6 in magic ring.

Continue working in spiral way without joining rounds, place stitch marker at the beginning of the round for easy round counting.

3. (2 sc in each st) repeat all around, (12 st);

4. (2hdc, sc) repeat all around, (18 st);

5. (2hdc, sc in 2st) repeat all around, (24 st);

6. (2hdc, hdc, sc in 2st) repeat all around, (30 st);

7-10. (hdc in 3st, sc in 2st) repeat all around;

11. (hdctog, hdc, sc in2 st) repeat all around, (24 st);

12. (hdctog, sc in 2 st) repeat all around, (18 st);

13. (hdctog, sc)repeat all around, (12 st);

Fill your pumpkin with fiber fill.

14. Sctog around. Finish off, leaving a length of yarn.

Finishing:

Thread yarn into the needle, make few stitches around the last row to secure. Insert your needle through front loops of sc st down the rows to the bottom of the pumpkin and through the center the center of your pumpkin and out the top. Repeat 5 more times around the pumpkin forming bumps. Secure the thread and finish off, waive the end.

crochet pumpkin pattern

Big pumpkin:

Repeat round 1-6 from small pumpkin pattern.

7. (2hdc, hdc in 2 st, sc in 2 st) repeat all around, (36 st);

8. (2hdc, hdc in 3 st, sc in 2 st) repeat all around, (42 st);

9-14 (hdc in 5 st, sc in 2 st) repeat all around;

15. (hdctog, hdc in 3 st, sc in 2 st) repeat all around, (36 st);

16. (hdctog, hdc in 2 st, sc in 2 st) repeat all around, (30 st);

17-20 repeat rounds 11-14 from small pumpkin pattern.

crochet pumpkin pattern

Finish off the same way as small pumpkin.

Hot glue stem and decorate your pumpkin with jute or raffia.

free crochet pattern
  • Grab downloadable PDF add-free pattern with even more instructions and photo illustrations in one format.

  • Find all the gorgeous colors of t-shirt yarn of equal thickness and knot-free throughout its length here

  • You can find burnt orange and cream colors t-shirt yarn by clicking the links

  • Don’t have time now, Pin it for later