Pumpkin Plushies: Free Crochet Pumpkin Pattern for Fall!

by Shehla Ahmed

Let’s step back a minute from all the holiday prep and Christmas Crochet Bundles, and savor where we are right now. Although this year has been… different, to say the least, it’s finally Fall again! I want to start it off with all the comforting, cozy things I love about fall – sweaters and colors, cinnamon, pumpkins, and all things soft. This week I’m sharing an easy crochet pumpkin pattern that’s sure to bring some of that cheer to your home!

This simple crochet pumpkin pattern can be used to make all kinds of different pumpkins to match your own and style, just by changing out the yarn you use. I went with the traditional orange color but I think some pastel ones are next! For these crochet pumpkins, I used two strands of yarn held together to make them a little stiffer and thicker, but feel free to try this pattern with a thicker yarn or maybe even something velvet for a different look and feel.

I love making using this crochet pumpkin pattern for craft fairs too. It works up so quickly and needs very little material, plus the cinnamon stick I use as a stem makes my booth smell amazing! For this pattern, I have a video tutorial as well as the written pattern so if you need any help, be sure to check that out too!


The full free pattern is written out below. For those who’d prefer to print the pattern and take it with you for on-the-go and to markup as you go, you can buy the inexpensive printable PDF from my Etsy and Ravelry shops. The PDF is formatted without ads or comments, so it’s easy to read.

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  • 4.50mm crochet hook
  • #4 medium weight yarn – I used Yarn Bee Soft Secret in Pumpkin Spice
  • tapestry needle*
  • Polyfil stuffing*
  • Hot glue
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Burlap ribbon (optional)

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Pattern Notes:

  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Sizing: 2.5″ tall
  • Gauge: 3S X 4R per inch

Free Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

Round 1: Holding two strands of yarn together, create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Pull the loop closed.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Round 5: *SC 3, inc* around (30).

Round 6: *SC 4, inc* around (36).

Rounds 7-16: SC around for 10 rounds. If you want to make your pumpkin taller, feel free to work a few extra rounds here.

Round 17: *SC 4, dec* around (30).

Round 18: *SC 3, dec* around (24). You can start to add the stuffing now. Don’t add too much that it’ll show through the holes but as you stuff, make sure there’s room for the pumpkin to squish down a little.

Round 19: *SC 2, dec* around (18).

Round 22: *SC, dec* around (12). Finish adding stuffing.

Round 23: Decrease around (6). Cut the yarn and thread tail through a tapestry needle. Run the needle under the front loops of each stitch and secure yarn. Pull tight and cut a long tail.

Finishing Touches

To make the lines for the crochet pumpkin pattern, thread the tail yarn through a tapestry needle and push it through the center of the pumpkin from top to bottom. Then go back through the top center to the bottom and you’ll have a large stitch across the pumpkin. Pull the yarn tight to create the first line and repeat 4 more times to make the other sections of the pumpkin.

Once you’re done, fasten off the tail and weave in the loose end. To finish, add a bit of hot glue to the center of the pumpkin and stick a 1-inch long bit of cinnamon stick for the stem. Hold it in place as the glue dries and you’re done!

And that’s it! These crochet pumpkins are so quick to make and they make great little decoration pieces. Get creative with your pumpkins and try out different colors and yarn types and you can even use these pumpkins as stashbusters!

I hope you enjoyed this quick little post. I’ll be back soon with more new patterns, but in the meantime, don’t forget to check out the Countdown to Christmas Blog Hop and the crochet pattern bundle here!

See you soon šŸ™‚

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1 comment

Kim October 18, 2020 - 10:44 am

Very cute! These will be great for all the odds & ends of skeins I have. Thanks so much!