Create Your Own Autumn Oasis with These Free Crochet Pumpkin Patterns

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These charming crochet pumpkin patterns can be made in various shapes and sizes to personalize your autumn oasis.
white, yellow, and orange crochet pumpkins on a wooden deck

With the sweet scent of apple cider and the vivid colours of changing leaves, autumn is knocking on the door. Among the many delights of the season are cozy sweaters, hot chocolate, vibrant foliage, and of course, pumpkins! To celebrate this exciting season, why not create your very own diverse pumpkin patch right inside your home? In this blog post, we will introduce you to our favourite crochet pumpkin patterns that you can whip up to add a festive touch to your space. Using different yarn weights and hook sizes, you can create a beautiful array of pumpkins that will have everyone oohing and aahing.

Easy Crochet Pumpkin Patterns for Your Fall Decor

Fall decor wouldn’t be complete without adorable pumpkins, and these crochet patterns are perfect for both beginners and experienced crochet enthusiasts. Let’s delve into three delightful pumpkin patterns to spice up your autumn decor.

Pumpkin Garland

Presenting the perfect autumn touch for your home decor, the Pumpkin Garland pattern by Eva Polaripop is a charming crochet project suitable for both beginners and experts. Each pumpkin in the garland is made using sport weight yarn with a 2.5mm crochet hook.

To customize the pumpkin size, simply change the yarn weight and hook size. The pattern includes easy-to-follow instructions in English and German, with a detailed list of steps and photos accompanying basic crochet techniques.

orange pumpkins on a yarn string hanging from a wall
Photo Credit Eva Polaripop

These adorable pumpkins can brighten up your Halloween and Thanksgiving celebrations or serve as delightful keychains, bag ornaments, or gift tags. They can also be used as sachets in wardrobes or yarn stashes, warding off moths while providing a pleasant scent. By following this versatile pattern, you can create a festive and vibrant pumpkin garland that is sure to impress.

Little Rustic Pumpkin

Yarn and Chai have created an easy-to-follow Little Rustic Pumpkin crochet pattern. With simple instructions available both in text and video format, this craft project is perfect even for beginners.

The finished pumpkin stands at 3″ tall and 4.5″ wide. You’ll need approximately 80 yards of #3 DK weight yarn along with a 3.5mm crochet hook. The yarn and hook size can be tweaked to give you different size pumpkins according to your preference.

The pattern also includes instructions for a unique 3rd Loop Only stitch that gives the finished pumpkin a unique braided look. Try it out and add a cozy, rustic pumpkin to your fall festivities.

a white, yello, and orange pumpkin on a wooden deck
Photo Credit Yarn and Chai

Pumpkin Amigurumi

Pixeled Peach introduces an irresistibly festive Crochet Pumpkin Amigurumi pattern to add a subtle charm to your autumn decorations. Ideal for seasoned crocheters and newbies alike, this pattern will help you create adorable plump, squash-like pumpkins. The pattern provides a list of materials needed, including a 5mm crochet hook, worsted weight yarn in brown and orange, polyfil stuffing, and a tapestry needle. It also offers detailed instructions for making the pumpkin’s body and stem, with suggestions on how to get the perfect pumpkin texture.

The resulting pumpkin is not only pleasing to the eye but also satisfying to the touch. While the pattern uses traditional Halloween colors, it encourages creativity, allowing you to design a pumpkin in any color that sparks your imagination. Give this pumpkin amigurumi pattern a try and make your fall season even more colourful!

a pile of orange and other coloured pumpkins are displayed in this photo
Photo Credit Pixeled Peach

Cabled Pumpkin

The Cozy Cottage Cabled Pumpkin Crochet Pattern is a charming autumn themed pattern. Ideal for intermediate level crocheters, it introduces an intricate cabling technique that gives the pumpkin a textured and decorative finish.

The pattern comes in two versions for a 6-section and 8-section cable design, thereby allowing you customization options. By changing the weight of your yarn and your hook size, you can easily alter the size of your pumpkin.

Once you’ve finished your pumpkin, you can stuff it with polyester fiberfill for a plump appearance. The pattern even includes a step-by-step video tutorial to guide you through the process.

a selection of different neutral coloured crochet cable pumpkins
Photo Credit MJs Off The Hook Designs

Pumpkin Pillow

This easy Hello Harvest Pumpkin Pillow Pattern gives a knit-looking ribbed pumpkin by using a unique crochet technique that combines half double crochet and linked slip stitches to create an attractive ribbed texture.

The pattern directs you on how to crochet a simple rectangle that is later seamed to form a pumpkin shape available in three sizes. You’ll also get a free step-by-step video tutorial to make the process easier.

You can use your choice of yarn colour to add your personal touch. The completed project gives you a trendy and modern pillow that brings a comforting presence to your space, making it cozy for the holiday season. This pattern is ideal for beginners.

Imagine how cool it will be to have a pillow in the shape of a pumpkin hanging out on your sofa this fall!

An orange pumpkin pillow displayed on a couch
Photo Credit MJs Off The Hook Designs

Country Harvest Crochet Pumpkins

The pattern for these Country Harvest Crochet Pumpkins are perfect for fall and Thanksgiving decor. Crafted by MJ’s Off The Hook Designs, the custom design combines a row of double crochet and linked slip stitches to create a unique ribbed texture.

Designed to be worked flat in rows, users can crochet a rectangle and seamlessly form it into a pumpkin shape. The pattern includes six sizes, making these pumpkins perfect for creating a stunning fall centrepiece. You can complete your squashes with scented cinnamon sticks and twine.

The completed pumpkins can be displayed as stacks or standalone pieces, making them a versatile addition to any space.

stacks of two and 3 pumpkins in white, beige, orange, and brown
Photo Credit MJs Off The Hook Designs

Going Beyond The Pattern: Making Your Unique Pumpkin Patch

What’s fun about these crochet pumpkin patterns is the freedom to play around with different sizes, colours, and textures to recreate the delightful diversity you find in a real pumpkin patch. By changing the yarn weights and hook sizes, you can make a variety of pumpkins – from the tiny baby ones to the big, magnificent ones.

Consider exploring unconventional colours like teal, white, or striped varieties. Imagine a dusty blue pumpkin sitting next to a vibrant orange one. Such colour-play will make your pumpkin display even more eye-catching!

Add more character to your pumpkins by experimenting with different stitches for a textured effect. Simple variations can transform how your pumpkin looks.

Boost Your Crochet Skills with Fall-Themed Projects

Crocheting these pumpkins is not just about decorating your and celebrating fall – it’s also a unique opportunity to improve your skills and learn new techniques. If you’re a beginner, these projects are perfect for practicing the basic stitches. And if you’re experienced, you could focus on polishing your techniques and experimenting with more complex patterns.

Don’t worry if you’re new to this craft, as with anything, practice makes perfect. Throughout your pumpkin-making journey, you may find certain stitches tricky, but hang in there! The results will be worth it. If you want to ask questions about patterns or have crochet friends who will appreciate your work, join our Knit Crochet Chat Facebook Community!

Pumpkins Are Just The Beginning

Why stop at pumpkins? Exploring other fall-themed crochet projects can keep your needles busy all season. Think of those autumn leaves, acorns, and maybe even a cornucopia centerpiece if you’re feeling brave.

Fall is nothing short of magical. By crochetting an array of lovely pumpkins, you can bring some of that magic into your home. And remember, there’s nothing quite like the charm of unique, handmade decor. So pick up your hook, select your favourite yarns, and dive into the spirit of fall as you start on these fun crochet pumpkin patterns.

This article was originally published on September 18, 2019.

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Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth is a children's book author and designer of knit and crochet character hats under the brand The Ruthless Crafter. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, spend time with her family, and swim. She lives a full, happy life in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and their two children.

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