Mini Crochet Pumpkins

A fun fall DIY project to decorate your shelves and tables.

Skill Level | Easy
Finished Size | 3.5″ diameter

It’s expensive to buy pumpkin decorations at the store. Make a few of our mini crochet pumpkins with scraps of yarn you probably already have in your stash.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to decorate for fall this year, you’re in the right place. Our mini crochet pumpkins work up in a matter of minutes and with only scraps of yarn. They smell great too.

With this project you’ll learn how to crochet a basic pumpkin shape and how the right amount of stuffing can give it that realistic look. Finish it off with a cinnamon stick so it smells as good as it looks.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you need to get started as well as a video tutorial demonstrating how to crochet our mini crochet pumpkins and, of course, the written instructions to walk you through it all from start to finish.

getting started

Recommended Supplies

  • Approx. 30 yds; Lion Brand Scarfie Yarn (Colorway pictured: Cream/Taupe)
  • 5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Stitch Marker
  • Scissors
  • Polyfil Stuffing
  • Cinnamon Stick

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  • Ch Chain
  • Hdc Half Double Crochet
  • Hdc3tog Half Double Crochet Two Together
  • Rem Remaining
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
mini crochet pumpkins
Finished Size

3.5″ diameter


Use finished size to measure gauge.

The mini crochet pumpkin is worked in rounds to create a slightly lopsided ball, stuffed and shaped with segments. We recommend starting with a magic ring. If you’re unfamiliar with this technique, check out our guide here.

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You’ll find the full pattern for free here on this page. However, if you’d like a PDF version of this pattern to print or save for offline use, you can purchase it from our PDF shop.

Round 1: Make a magic ring with 8 hdc. Do not join. Continue working in a spiral here and throughout. Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round. (8 sts)

Round 2: 2 hdc in every st. (16 sts)

Round 3: 1 hdc in first st. 2 hdc in the next. *1 hdc in next st. 2 hdc in next. Rep from * to end of round. (24 sts)

Rounds 4-5: 1 hdc in every st. (24 sts)

Round 6: 1 hdc in first 2 sts. 2 hdc in the next. *1 hdc in next 2 sts. 2 hdc in next. Rep from * to end of round. (32 sts)

Round 7: 1 Hhc in first 3 sts. 2 hdc in next st. *1 hdc in next 3 sts. 2 hdc in next st. Rep from * to end of round. (40 sts)

Round 8: 1 hdc in first 3 sts. Hdc2tog. *1 hdc in next 3 sts. Hdc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (32 sts)

Round 9: 1 hdc in first 2 sts. Hdc2tog. *1 hdc in next 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (24 sts)

Round 10: 1 hdc in every st. (24 sts)

Round 11: 1 hdc in first st. Hdc2tog. *1 hdc in next st. Hdc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (16 sts)

Round 12: *Hdc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (8 sts)


Step 1: Fasten off leaving a 24″ tail. Stuff pumpkin lightly with Polyfil, keeping most of it at the bottom. When the stuffing is lighter at the top, it’ll look more authentic.

Step 2: Thread tail on yarn needle. Weave in and out of the 8 stitches from thefinal round. This will create a drawstring that you can pull to fasten it up.

Step 3: With the same tail, run it through the middle of the pumpkin on the opposite side and back through the hole you just closed up. Carefully pull the tail as tight as you can. This is how you’ll create the pumpkin segments. Repeat until you have 6 segments.

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.

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