Sunday, November 3, 2013

Crochet Pumpkin Tutorial...

I have made so many of these little pumpkins over the last couple of weeks. First, my garland and then single ones with pins attached to the back for wearing. They are so easy - and fun - to make I decided to do a tutorial for you. One last note, please excuse my un-manicured nails. It's amazing what you don't notice until you see it big on your computer screen...


Create a magic circle

then, chain one plus 9 double crochet

pull tight

and slip stich into the chain one.

Create 2 double crochet each in stitches 1 through 4

then slip stitch into stitch 5

and create 2 double crochet each in stitches 6 through 9

ending with a slip stitch in the slip stitch that closed the first round.

Cut the yarn, leaving a tail and pull it through the stitch.

Thread a yarn needle and bring the yarn down through the slip stitch from the first round and tie it with the starting tail.

And, your pumpkin is done.

To make the stem, chain 4

cut and pull your yarn through the stitch and, using a yarn needle, thread it half way through the back of the chain.

Working from the front of your pumpkin, bring the starting tail through to the back

turn your pumpkin over and

knot it with the ending tail that was threaded half way through the chain.

To make the leaf, chain four

and then turn and create a single crochet, half double crochet and a slip stitch. Cut your yarn and pull it through the stitch.

Working from the front of the pumpkin, use your yarn needle and bring one of the tails to the back of the pumpkin.

Pull the second tail over the top of the pumpkin and tie them together.

Weave the yarn ends in and cut of the extra yarn.

Your pumpkin is done!


  1. Thanks for the tutorial - I will make some of these in time for next year. I always leave making seasonal things until too late as I don't get in the mood to make them until the season is on me and then its too late!! Lily. xxx

  2. Thanks for sharing the pumpkin tutorial.. Hugs Judy

  3. So cool. Thanks, Laura, for this great tutorial.
    Linda :)

  4. I really love this pumpkin! Wouldn't it be cute on a dark brown baby hat for autumn? I will learn to do a magic circle one day, I don't know why it is so hard for me!

    1. Hi Laura!!!

      Thanks for posting this sweet little guy!!! This is one of the most darling pumpkins that I have seen so far. I've already made an orange and cream colored one right along with you here in front of the computer. I can't wait to make more!

      We just started a crafting morning at church and will be making these for all the ladies to thank them for joining in.

      Thanks again for something so adorable.

      be blessed~Shelley

  5. Thanks for the great photo tutorial, it sure helps someone new like me! I was wondering what kind of yarn you used and what size hook?

  6. Thanks for the tutorial. It is easier for me to follow a photo tutorial that a video. I will definably be making lots of these. Blessings Judy H

  7. To Angie, in one of the photos I could see the size of hook. It is size H 8. Blessings

  8. Wow, great tutorial. thank you so much. I will make 35 of these for our church group of seniors.

  9. Loved it!! it is so easy to make..and im really glad, because it is the day befor Halloween!! I made it into a pin for my daughter by sewing a pin clasp on the back of it..she gets home in around 30 minutes, and I cant wait to give it to her!! thank you so much, she is going to love it!! (:

  10. Thank you for this cute pumpkin pattern! I make hair bows out of it for my girls and all their friends. <3

  11. Thank you for this very helpful tutorial to this cute pattern. Kind regards from the EU.

  12. What a precious little pumpkin! I'll be making a dozen of these for a Fall garland, plus and extra one for my five-month old granddaughter to attach to one of her headbands. Thanks so much for sharing this adorable pattern.

  13. Thank you very much for this adorable pattern. It is the perfect accent for the baby hat that I knitted! Great tutorial! God bless!


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