September 5th, 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 a gingham plaid motif 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!
This pattern works up a plaid rectangle patch and then is sewn to bring the pumpkin to life. Each color block is worked over 5 sts and 4 rows. You will work the pattern in the seed stitch and will always sc in the prior round’s dc and dc in the prior round’s sc.
- Crochet Hook: 5.5mm
- Tapestry needle
- Polyfill stuffing
- Cinnamon sticks (as stump… optional but not reallllllly)
- RedHeart Super Saver in Carrot, Aran and Coffee (or any Medium Weight / Level 4 Yarn)
12SC and 14 rows = 4in
Slst: Slip stich
Sc: Single crochet
Sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together
Dc: Double crochet
Hdc: Half double crochet
Approx. 8in wide, 6in tall
With Aran Ch 51
Row 1 – 4 : Sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next st, repeat sc and dc for next 2 st. Before completing final dc, change colour to Carrot, pulling through Carrot to complete the dc loop. Work next 5 sts in Carrot with the sc, dc stitch repeat WHILE carrying the Aran yarn through the stitches. Before finishing the last dc, change colour back to Aran that you carried through, complete dc. Repeat the sc, dc pattern alternating between Aran and Carrot, always carrying the opposite colour through the stitches. End with Carrot block. C1, turn.
Row 5-8 change colour blocks: With Carrot, seed stitch in the next 5 sts. Before completing final dc, change colour to Coffee, pulling through Coffee to complete the dc loop. Work next 5 sts in Coffee with the sc, dc stitch repeat WHILE carrying the Carrot yarn through the stitches, Before finishing the last st, change colour back to Carrot that you carried through, complete dc. Repeat the sc, dc pattern alternating between Carrot and Coffee, always carrying the opposite colour through the stitches. End with Coffee block. C1, turn.
Repeat Rows 1-8, 3 more times, then Rows 1-4, creating 10 colour blocks wide and 7 long as shown below.
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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!