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Easy Halloween Pumpkin



Using this Halloween pumpkin pattern you can make an Easy Halloween Pumpkin. Big orange pumpkins are always so fun to decorate your home with, especially if you make one in every color for a fun collection. Single crochet, half double and double crochet are used, which makes this pumpkin fun and easy to work up. You can never have too many homemade Halloween decorations!

Easy Halloween Pumpkin
Easy Halloween Pumpkin
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Crochet Hook: I/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • WW Yarn: Orange, Green, Black
  • Crochet Hook relative to the yarn used (I used size I)
  • Stuffing (polyfill, or I used recycled stuffing from an old pillow)
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

Pumpkin Body
Chain 18
*Single Crochet 3, Half Double Crochet 3, Double Crochet 6, Half Double Crochet 3 and Single Crochet 3 (This will make one Pumpkin Panel)
Turn work, To make ridges between Pumpkin Panels, repeat the pattern * for each panel, but ONLY use the back half of the stich.
Repeat * 19 times

Bind off yarn with a long tail. Thread tail with Yarn Needle and sew together
Continue using the tail and weave the needle in and out of the bottom of the pumpkin, pulling on yarn to tighten the opening closed.
Sew shut, knot and bury tail in work.
Stuff pumpkin with filling
Using a piece of yarn (same color), repeat the weaving and closing process to close the top of the pumpkin.
Chain 8
Single Crochet 2, Half Double Crochet 1, Double Crochet 3, End with Half Double Crochet (this is one leaf)
Repeat 5 times (or as many leaves as you'd like)
Slip stitch at base of leaves to tighten together and end with a slip stitch in final leaf to form a circle.
Knot and cut long tail. Thread Yarn Needle with tail and attach to top of pumpkin (Hiding the closure of the pumpkin). Knot and bury tail in work
Chain 5, then Single Crochet in each chain. Knot, leaving long tail. Thread Yarn Needle with long tail and sew to top of pumpkin.



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Oct 15, 2011

very cute! I am a beginner and this pumpkin looks simple. One question: after you turn the piece, are you always going into the back stitch that is facing you or are you going through what appears to be the front stitch every other time? I hope that makes sense??


Oct 4, 2011

I love this pumpkin; it's so cute! Fall time is calling my name.


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