August 28th, 2022
Crochet Pumpkins are just about the most fun item to make – especially as summer begins to wind down and cooler evenings start to creep in. There are a million pumpkin patterns out there and they’re all going to get you to lively fall decor. This one just adds cables to it. There is nothing complicated about it and we’re going to walk you through everything you need to know to work it up on your own. From a step-by-step stitch guide to an assembly walkthrough. You’ve got this! Check it out and send me pictures as yours comes together!
- Crochet Hook: 5.5mm
- Tapestry needle
- Polyfill stuffing
- Cinnamon sticks (as stump… optional but not reallllllly)
- RedHeart Super Saver in Pumpkin + various others for Fall Leaves (pattern optional and will below below)
12SC and 14 rows = 4in
SC: Single crochet
DC: Double crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
Sts : Stitches
Yoh = Yarn over hook
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet: Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next stitch at front of work, inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet: Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next stitch at back of work, inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.
FPTR: Front Post Treble Crochet: (Yoh) 2 times and draw up a loop around post of indicated stitch at front of work, inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times.
Approx. 8in wide, 6in tall
With Pumpkin Ch 51
Row 1 (Right Side): HDC in 2nd ch from hook and in each st to end. Ch 2, turn (50 HDCs).
Row 2 (Wrong Side): HDC in each st to end. Ch 2, turn.
Row 3: HDC in first 2 sts, *sk 3 sts, FPTR around next 3 HDC from prior row, working back to skipped 3 sts, work 3 FPTR in front of of work, HDC in next 4 HDC*. Repeat within ** to last 8 sts, sk 3 sts, FPTR around next 3 HDC, working back to skipped st, work 3 FPTR in front of work, HDC to end.
Row 4: HDC in 2 sts *BPDC around next 6 sts, HDC in next 4 HDC*. Repeat within ** to last 8 sts, BPDC in next 6 sts, HDC to end.
Row 5: HDC in 2 sts *FPDC around next 6 sts, HDC in next 4 HDC*. Repeat within ** to last 8 sts, FPDC in next 6 sts, HDC to end.
Row 6: as row 4
Repeat Rows 3-6 until work measures 10in. Bind off leaving a long tail to sew seams. Rectangle should be approx. 14x10in.
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Step 1: begin with your completed rectangle
Step 2: Sew sides together
Step 3: Weave along bottom edge and synch closed. Bind off tightly.
Step 4: Stuff with Polyfil
Step 5: Sew closed
Step 6: Shape the pumpkin! With a long piece of yarn, attach to tapestry needle and pull through the center of the pumpkin, wrap around the side of the pumpkin and add tension to create a pucker/crease in the pumpkin. Repeat 4 more times.
Step 7: Add accessories! I added some Fall Leaves to mine. It think it spruces it up a bit… if you’re interested, here they are!