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30 Creative Crochet Pumpkin Patterns

Crochet pumpkin patterns are so fun to make and to use as decor in your home throughout the fall season. We’ve collected some of our favorite three-dimensional crocheted pumpkins, super cute pumpkin-themed amigurumi, and pumpkin patterns for the home like dishcloths and coasters. 

So grab your favorite pumpkin spice beverage and let’s learn all about crochet pumpkins!

Why Crochet a Pumpkin?

Pumpkins have become a symbol of Halloween since the 19th century. While it is fun to carve up pumpkins every fall, it is best to have some pumpkin decorations that you can use over and over again. 

Crocheting a pumpkin is a simple way to create a beautiful and memorable holiday decoration. It’s also a great way to use up smaller yarn scraps since they can be made quite small, or pull out your biggest yarn for a giant pumpkin project.

Most crochet pumpkin patterns use simple stitches like single crochet stitch or double crochet, so they are great projects for beginners as well as those with more experience. 

Supplies Needed to Crochet a Pumpkin 


The yarn you will want to use for your crochet pumpkin is whatever weight the pattern you’re working calls for. Many of the crochet pumpkin patterns below fall into the worsted weight range, though other yarn weights can also be used.

A few of our favorite worsted weight yarns for pumpkins are Red Heart With Love, Lion Brand Basic Stitch, and Caron Simply Soft. Check the patterns below for yarn recommendations for each pattern.

Notions and Tools Needed 

Crochet hook Pro tip: use a crochet hook that is one or two sizes smaller than what the yarn label recommends for that weight of yarn for a tighter than usual gauge so the stuffing won’t peek through

Yarn needle to weave the yarn ends and do any sewing needed

Pair of scissors 

Fiber-fill to stuff the pumpkins

How to Crochet a Pumpkin

Now that you have the materials to make a pumpkin, you can check out the patterns below, or try this super simple crochet pumpkin pattern. 

Using a worsted weight yarn (or any yarn of choice), ch 41. 

Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from the hook until you reach the last chain, ch 1 (turning ch), and then turn your work. (40 stitches total)

Row 2-20: Repeat row 1. 

Finish off the last stitch and cut the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew the seam. Fold the pumpkin in half and sew the top shut, then sew the sides together to make a tube. Stuff with fiber fill or stuffing of your choice, then sew the bottom shut. 

To create the pumpkin shape, take the yarn up through the center of the pumpkin base. (This can be the same yarn you used to sew it up or a new piece of yarn.) Wrap the yarn around the outside of the pumpkin vertically, then go back through the center of the pumpkin. Pull tight and repeat a few times around in different places to give your pumpkin segments.

Tie off and secure tightly. 

And there you have your crochet pumpkin!

How to Crochet a Pumpkin Stem

To complete the pumpkin, it should have a stem. To make the stem, start with a magic ring. 

Round 1: Ch 2 (count as dc) work 5 dc into the magic ring, sl st to the ch2 at the beginning of the round. (6 stitches) 

Round 2: Ch 2. Fpdc in each to the st around. Sl st to the first fpdc to join the round (6) 

Repeat round 2 until your stem is as long as you would like.

Fasten off and leave a long yarn tail. Attach the stem to the top of the pumpkin using a whip stitch. Weave in ends. 

FAQs about Crocheting a Pumpkin

Is it Easy to Crochet a Pumpkin?

Yes, crocheting a pumpkin is probably easier than you think. They are the perfect project for beginner crocheters. The easiest pumpkin pattern is made from a crocheted rectangle (as above) and it can be done in just a matter of minutes. 

If you need help with any of the skills used in these patterns, check out our Crochet Fundamentals workshop, which will teach you how to hold your yarn and hook, basic stitches, skill-building patterns and more. 

How Do You Crochet a Small Pumpkin? 

To make a smaller pumpkin, you can use lighter weight yarn like DK or sport weight yarn. Once you choose the yarn weight, make sure to use at least one to two sizes of smaller crochet hooks to make the stitches tighter. 

You can also adjust your pattern to make a smaller pumpkin by chaining fewer stitches for a rectangular design, or increasing fewer stitches if working in the round. You’ll also want to make it shorter so the proportions look right. 

How Do You Decorate a Crochet Pumpkin?

If you don’t want to crochet a stem, you can use a stick or a cinnamon stick as the stem. Just poke it into the center top of the pumpkin, using hot glue if desired. 

You can sew a face onto your pumpkin with yarn or use felt features to turn your crochet pumpkin into a crochet jack o’lantern. And don’t forget that pumpkins in nature come in lots of colors besides orange, so feel free to branch out into other colors and use your stash to make some great fall decor. 

Free Easy Crochet Pumpkin Patterns for Beginners

These easy crochet patterns for pumpkins are perfect for beginner crocheters. They’re cute and easy to make and won’t take a lot of time or yarn. 

Crochet Pumpkin

Crochet Pumpkin

Designer: Sarah Maker 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Basic Stitch

This super simple pumpkin is made flat and stitched together to form a circle. Just a little bit of brown scrap yarn is needed for the stem. So cute!

crochet Little Rustic Pumpkin

Little Rustic Pumpkin

Designer: Yarn + Chai 
Yarn weight: (3) DK 
Suggested yarn: Hikoo Simpliworsted 

Decorate your house with these cute and easy pumpkins. The knit-look stitch pattern is made with third loop half double crochet. This pattern includes a step-by-step video tutorial for visual learners.

Gourdgeous Crochet Pumpkins

Gourdgeous Crochet Pumpkins

Designer: Adrienne Sullivan, via Ravelry 
Yarn weight: (6) Super Bulky 
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick 

Make two pumpkins out of one skein of yarn. This beginner-friendly pumpkin pattern is made from a crocheted rectangle, and you can use different yarn weights to make a whole patch of different sized pumpkins. 

Harvest Crochet Pumpkins

Harvest Crochet Pumpkins

Designer: Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft 

These simple pumpkins, worked in rounds in single crochet and double crochet, prove that pumpkins don’t have to be orange to be awesome. Stitch these up in blue, white, or any other color you have on hand. 

crochet Stacked Pumpkin Centerpiece

Stacked Pumpkin Centerpiece

Designer: Winding Road Crochet 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver 

Here’s another way to make your fall decor interesting. These cute stacked pumpkins are the perfect table centerpiece, or make two for the ends of your mantle. The pumpkins are made from basic rectangles that are gathered in sewn to form the pumpkin shape.

crochet Farm Fresh Pumpkin

Farm Fresh Pumpkin

Designer: The Turtle Trunk 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease 

Even moss stitch is a simple stitch pattern made with slip stitches and hdc. It adds a lot of texture to these pumpkins, which can be worked in different yarn weights to make a collection with different sizes. This pattern includes a video tutorial. 

Crochet Arista Pumpkin

Arista Pumpkin

Designer: A Knotty Habit 
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky 
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Hue + Me 

These fun bulky pumpkins use a combination of single crochet and half double crochet slip stitch for an interesting twist on crochet that looks like knitting. The little loops and leaves she used to finish these are so cute, too! 

Crochet Country Bumpkin Pumpkin

Country Bumpkin Pumpkin

Designer: Avery Lane Creations
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

The puff stitch used on these pretty pumpkins gives the look of a gourd that never goes rotten! This one is worked as a rectangle and uses a cork as the stem.

Crochet Classic Pumpkin

Classic Pumpkin

Designer: Stitch by Fay 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Brava 

This little pumpkin is worked flat, but it has a little shaping at the ends to make it easier to get that classic pumpkin shape. It also features a little loop for a stem, so you can make a bunch and hang them as a garland, use them as backpack charms, or however else you like.

Crochet Cable Pumpkin

Crochet Cable Pumpkin

Designer: See Love Share
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

The cables on this pumpkin give it a rustic and textured look that’s not too difficult to achieve with post stitches. The lines in the crochet make it easy to know where to sew as you finish it to give it even more of a pumpkin look.  

Amigurumi Pumpkin Patterns 

Amigurumi is a fun genre of crochet that makes adorable toys and plushies. These pumpkin themed amigurumi are perfect to make as gifts for kids or anyone who loves fall and the spooky season!

Want to learn more about amigurumi? Our Amigurumi Workshop is a great place to start. It will teach you all the stitches and techniques you need to know and provide you with practice patterns to help build your skills. 

Crochet Pumpkin Pie

Crochet Pumpkin Pie

Designer: Celtic Knot Crochet 
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky 
Suggested yarn: Bernat Velvet 

Here’s an adorable thanksgiving-themed decor that will surely steal the show at your holiday table. The pumpkin slice amigurumi has the softest texture because of the velvet yarn used. The pattern is worked up with mostly single crochet and a few double crochet stitches. 

Crochet Pumpkin Patch Bear

Pumpkin Patch Bear

Designer: Crochet to Play 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Cahlista 

This sweet teddy bear has a pumpkin belly and a little pumpkin hat, too. This would be adorable as an accessory for a newborn photo shoot for a fall baby, or tucked into a mass of pumpkins in your fall decor. 

Crochet Halloween Pumpkin Ami

Halloween Pumpkin Ami

Designer: Furls Crochet 
Yarn weight: (2) Sport 
Suggested yarn: Patons Astra 

These tiny pumpkins are irresistible, and would be so fun to stitch up to give away on Halloween for folks who don’t want candy or who have food allergies. With safety eyes and stitching you can give your pint-sized pumpkins all sorts of expressions. 

Crochet Pumpkin / Witch Choc Orange Cosies

Pumpkin / Witch Choc Orange Cosies

Designer: Alison Livesey, via Ravelry 
Yarn weight: (3) DK 
Suggested yarn: Stylecraft Special Double Knit

Get your chocolate oranges ready for Halloween with this design that includes a pumpkin, witch, rat, and spiders. Of course you can always stuff them with stuffing instead of sweets if you’d rather.

Crochet Grumpy Pumpkin

Grumpy Pumpkin

Designer: Amigurumi To Go 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Worsted

This free crochet pumpkin pattern was designed as part of a collection with other three Halloween-themed amigurumi patterns. This written pattern includes different designs for the stems, and it also includes video instructions. 

Crochet Pieter The Pumpkin

Pieter The Pumpkin

Designer: Sine Jensen, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (3) DK  
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Cotlin

Here’s Pieter the pumpkin who loves autumn and Halloween. His head is made with an orange rectangle stitched together using a mattress stitch on both ends. Use scraps to make his clothes whatever colors you like. 

Crochet Secret The Pumpkitten

Secret The Pumpkitten

Designer: Little World of Whimsy 
Yarn weight:  (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

This endearing kitten on a pumpkin is a wonderful home decor item throughout the fall. If you have a cat you can change the color of yarn used on the cat to match yours.

Crochet Pumpkin Beanie Patterns 

Crochet beanies are a great way to keep warm in cold fall weather. Making a pumpkin hat adds a layer of fun and whimsy that will be perfect when you’re handing out Halloween candy or visiting the pumpkin patch!

Crochet Halloween Pumpkin Hat

Halloween Pumpkin Hat

Designer: InvenzioniDiFilo, via Ravelry 
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky 
Suggested yarn: Caron Colorama O’Go  

This sweet little bulky hat is sized from 0 – 24 months, so it’s the perfect thing to make for baby’s first (or second!) Halloween. Pair with an orange onesie and their costume is all set!

Lil’ Pumpkin Crochet Hat

Lil’ Pumpkin Hat

Designer: Jessie Rayot, via Yarnspirations 
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky 
Suggested yarn: Caichuxiye Reflective

Level up your Halloween game with this pumpkin hat that lights up with the flash of a camera. The designer used an innovative yarn with strands that reflect light, but even using regular yarn this would be a super cute hat. 

Perfectly Pumpkin Crochet Slouch Hat

Perfectly Pumpkin Slouch Hat

Designer: Kaleidoscope Art & Gifts 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Soft

This slouchy beanie hat can easily be worked up with any solid colors, though the original is worked with orange, yellow, and white, like candy corn. The classic, cozy and stylish accessory is sized for toddlers, kids, and adults. 

Baby Pumpkin Crochet Hat

Baby Pumpkin Hat

Designer: Granny Lawlor Crafts 
Yarn weight: (3) DK 
Suggested yarn: Stylecraft Special Double Knit

This baby pumpkin hat pattern is crocheted sideways using half-double crochet stitches in the back loop only. The ribbing stitch makes the hat squishy, warm, and stretchy to fit as your little one grows.

Patchwork Pumpkin Crochet Hat

Patchwork Pumpkin Hat

Designer: Kirsten Holloway Designs
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft 

Bobble, shell, and cross stitches combine to give this little kids hat (sized for newborns to big kids) a lot of texture. The top of the hat is finished off with a contrasting stem, and you can also add leaves for more color and whimsy.  

Crochet Pumpkin Patterns for Home Decor 

Make pumpkins that aren’t just to sit on a table with these patterns for pumpkin coasters, garlands, dishcloths, and more.

Crochet Pumpkin Applique

Pumpkin Applique

Designer: Naztazia
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar ’n Cream 

Use these cute little pumpkin appliques on hats, blankets, shawls, shirts, and more. Each pumpkin takes just 15 yards of yarn, so you can make a bunch and use them in a lot of different ways. 

Crochet Halloween Jar Cozies

Halloween Jar Cozies

Designer: Nancy Anderson, via Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

Grab your orange yarn stash and make these festive pumpkin jar cozies. Making the faces and accessories for these might be even more fun than making the cozies themselves!

Crochet Flat Pumpkin Face

Flat Pumpkin Face

Designer: Craftfix 
Yarn weight: (3) DK 
Suggested yarn: King Cole Dollymix DK 

This quick crochet project can be made in just a few minutes with any weight of yarn you have handy. Make a bunch in an afternoon to make a garland, use them as coasters, or in other projects. 

Crochet Halloween Pumpkin Coaster

Halloween Pumpkin Coaster

Designer: Crafty Guild 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Red Heart With Love 

Enjoy your morning coffee while making sure your furniture is safe from the heat with these crochet pumpkin coasters. This free crochet pattern is mainly worked up with double crochet and half double crochet stitches.

Crochet Heart Pumpkin Jack-O’-Lantern Applique

Crochet Heart Pumpkin Jack-O’-Lantern Applique

Designer: Golden Lucy Crafts 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted 

Decorate your child’s trick or treat bag using this sweet pumpkin applique. This hearty pumpkin applique is about 3.5 inches across and uses simple stitches, so you can make some in no time.

Pumpkin Crochet Dishcloth

Pumpkin Dishcloth

Designer: Krissys Over the Mountain Crochet  
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream 

These pretty pumpkins are also super useful when it comes time to do the holiday dishes! They’d be a great hostess gift for whoever is providing space for the family meal that year, or just use them at home all fall long.  

Rustic Crochet Pumpkin Garland

Rustic Crochet Pumpkin Garland

Designer: Knotted Nest 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted 

Hang this adorable pumpkin garland anywhere around the house that needs a little holiday cuteness. These pumpkins are made in two flat pieces that are stitched together to create the 2D-style effect. 

Tea Time Pumpkin Crochet Coasters

Tea Time Pumpkin Coasters

Designer: Ira Rott, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon tea time even more with this charming set of pumpkin coasters. These are perfect gifts for the autumn season and can be made in whatever colors you have handy. 

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