Mini Crochet Pumpkins
Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2019.
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This pattern is written in US crochet terms
Gather Your Supplies
This pattern was written and tested for Lion Brand Scarfie which really makes it come to life. This yarn is so incredibly soft and gives them a great organic look!
If you choose to substitute yarn for this project, I recommend using a worsted weight yarn.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Approx. 50 yds, Lion Brand Scarfie Yarn (Cream/Taupe shown)
- 5 mm Crochet Hook
- Darning Needle
- Polyfil Stuffing
- Cinnamon Stick
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Your finished mini crochet pumpkin is the gauge measurement. When complete, it will measure approximately 3.5″ in diameter.
- Ch – Chain
- Hdc – Half Double Crochet
- Hdc3tog – Half Double Crochet Two Together
- Rem – Remaining
- Slst – Slip Stitch
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
For a list of all crochet abbreviations, check out my quick guide here:
This pattern recommends you begin with a magic ring. If this technique is unfamiliar to you, have a look at this tutorial.
If you are not a fan of the magic ring, as an alternative, start with two chains and work your 8 half double crochet stitches in the first chain.
The mini crochet pumpkin is worked in rounds to create a slightly lopsided ball, stuffed and shaped with segments. Please refer to the video tutorial for detailed assembly instructions.
How to make mini crochet pumpkins
Mini Crochet Pumpkin Instructions
Round 1: Create a magic ring with 8 hdc. Do not join. Continue working in a spiral. Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round. (8 sts)
Round 2: Make 2 hdc in every st. (16 sts)
Round 3: Hdc in the first stitch, 2 hdc in the next. *Make 1 hdc in the next st and 2 hdc in the next. Rep from * to end of round. (24 sts)
Rounds 4-5: Hdc in every st. (24 sts)
Round 6: Hdc in the first 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next. *Make 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts and 2 hdc in the next. Rep from * to end of round. (32 sts)
Round 7: Hdc in the first 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next. *Make 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts and 2 hdc in the next. Rep from * to end of round. (40 sts)
Round 8: Hdc in the first 3 sts, hdc2tog. *Make 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts and hdc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (32 sts)
Round 9: Hdc in the first 2 sts, hdc2tog. *Make 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts and hdc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (24 sts)
Round 10: Hdc in every st. (24 sts)
Round 11: Hdc in the first st, hdc2tog. *Make 1 hdc in the next st then hdc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (16 sts)
Round 12: Hdc2tog to end of round. (8 sts)
Fasten off with a long tail (approx 24″)
Step 1: Stuff your pumpkin lightly with Polyfil. You want it to hold its round shape but not be so full that it doesn’t have any spring to it when you squish it.
Step 2: Thread your tail on a darning needle and weave the needle in and out of each of the 8 stitches on your final round. This will create a drawstring that you can pull to fasten it up.
Step 3: With the same tail, run it through the center on the opposite side of the pumpkin and back through the hole you just closed up. Carefully pull the tail as tight as you can. This motion creates the pumpkin segments. Repeat until you have 6 segments.
For reference, please see minute mark 08:15 of the video tutorial.
Step 4: After creating all six segments, run the tail through the bottom and secure it by running it under several stitches. Fasten off.
Step 5: Break a cinnamon stick in half and hot glue it to the top.