Simple Crochet Autumn Pumpkin Pattern

Helloooooo! I hope you’re having a good week so far! Today, I’m posting a crochet pattern for these cute little pumpkins! I’ve been pretty busy lately, so I haven’t posted since Thursday the seventh. I’ve just been pretty busy with school, and my friend came over last weekend. Okay, I hope you like it!


Last year, I tried to make some of these with a worsted weight yarn, but it wasn’t that strong, and the pumpkin didn’t turn out. So, this year, I was determined to make a (successful) pumpkin. I looked up some patterns after getting the yarn, but most of them used up a lot of yarn, or they were just not right for the yarn I was using. So, I decided to make up a pattern!

The Yarn

For these pumpkins, I used a size 6, bulky yarn. You can use any bulky yarn, but for these, I used Lion Brand Yarns Wool Ease Thick & Quick in the color Oatmeal. I went to Walmart last weekend, and my dad let me pick out some yarn. I chose this because I loved the nice fall color and I was thinking about making a hat or scarf. But after thinking about it for a while, I decided to make some lovely fall pumpkins.

This yarn is a wool and acrylic blend. I normally don’t like using wool because I have found it to be scratchy and itchy, but mixed with the acrylic, this yarn is nice and soft and easy to use. With just one ball of this yarn, I was able to make three pumpkins and I still had some left over!


Note: in the picture, I showed a 5.5 mm crochet hook and a tape measure, but you don’t need these.


  • There is no specific gauge for this pattern
  • This pattern is a beginner pattern
  • The number in between the parentheses are the number of stitches you should have at the end of the row
  • The chain ones at the beginning of the rows do not count as stitches

Stitches & Abbreviations

  • Chain – Ch
  • Single crochet – Sc
  • Single crochet back loop only – Sc blo
  • Slip stitch – Sl st
  • Skip – Sk
  • Repeat – Rep


Ch 11.
Row 1: Sk the first st. Sc in each of the other sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc blo in every st. (10)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc in every st. (10)

Rep rows 2 and 3 until you get to row 20. (10)

Fasten off and leave a long tail.

Put the wrong sides (the sides without ridges) together. Using your yarn needle and long tail, whip stitch the two sides together.
Now, you should have a cylinder shaped thing with the top and bottom open.

Next, weave your needle through the rows on top of the piece. Pull tight, closing off the top. You may need to go over this a few times to secure it.

Make sure your needle and thread are inside the pumpkin. Pull them out the bottom of the pumpkin. So, make sure your needle and tail end are up the top and out of the way.

Now, stuff the pumpkin! Make sure you don’t stuff it so much that the stuffing is popping out. It should be pretty soft, but not too stuffed. If you do anything, understuff it.

Now, weave the yarn needle in and out of the rows, like you did with the other side. But don’t pull tight yet! You still have to put the stem in. I crocheted an i-cord using three strands of worsted weight yarn and the 9 mm hook. But you can use a twig, and I’ve even seen people use cinnamon sticks.

Now, you should have the pumpkin looking like this. If you pull the yarn end you used to sew everything together, the top would close up. You should also have your stem.

Put the stem in the opening. If you are using a crocheted piece, you can use the end from that to sew it to the pumpkin a little bit. If you are using something else, you can use hot glue if you are thinking it will come out.

Okay, now pull the end from sewing the pumpkin, and the top should close up! The stem should be in there, and secured.

You should have something like this now. You can leave it like this and weave in the ends, but I like doing something else.
Using the yarn and needle, go down and into the bottom of the pumpkin. Come back out on the top. This will make the yarn go down like in the picture above. Move it so it is on the row in between the ridges. Pull a little to tighten. Don’t pull too tight. Repeat this until all the spaces between the ridges are completed.
This is what the bottom will look like!

Weave in the remaining ends.

And you’re done! I hope you like this pattern. Please comment if there are any ways I can improve my writing, or if there are any typos. Have a great day!