This chunky crochet pumpkin pattern is the perfect home decor project for fall! This free crochet pattern uses simple stitches making it easy to crochet and thanks to the chunky yarn, this pumpkin is very quick to make!
With the cooler weather quickly approaching, the anticipation of the beautiful Autumn season grows everyday! It’s safe to say that Autumn is my favorite season. I love everything about this time of year – especially the pumpkins!
There are dozens of crochet pumpkin patterns to choose from. But if you want a basic, easy-to-crochet pumpkin pattern to make, this one’s for you! The simplicity of the design along with the tweed yarn creates a beautifully rustic, minimalist pumpkin that will look beautiful in any home!
If you know me, then you already knoe I love working with super chunky yarn. It makes any project work up sooo quickly – including this pumpkin! I actually think this pumpkin works up quicker than the Mini Pumpkin! I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in Oatmeal. If you have been crocheting (or knitting!), you have probably used this yarn (and have some in your stash to make this pumpkin!) at some point, it’s a crocheter/knitter’s staple!
Even if you don’t have any Thick and Quick in your stash, you can easily substitute any super bulky (6) weight yarn!
I have an ad-free, print-friendly PDF of this pattern. But I have also included 2 other pumpkin patterns in the listing! So you get 3 different pumpkin patterns for the price of one!
Enjoy the free pattern below!
80 yards of super bulky (6) yarn
• I used 1 skein of Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick ‘N Quick in Oatmeal.
K/7.00mm crochet hook
2 inch stick
Scraps of leather
Hot glue gun
1) This pattern is written in American Crochet Terms.
2) The ch 1 at the beginning of each round does not count as a st
Size: The size will vary depending on how much the pumpkin is stuffed. But the approximate size is 2 ¾ inches tall and 6 ¼ inches in diameter.
Sl st: Slip stitch
Sc: Single crochet
Sc dec: Single crochet decrease
Sc dec: Insert hook into st, yarn over, pull back through st (2 loops on hook). Insert hook into next st, yarn over, pull back through st (4 loops on hook). Pull through all 4 loops.
Skill Level: Easy
Round 1: In 1st ch, work 8 sc (8). Sl st in 1st st, ch 1.
Round 2: 2 sc in every st (16). Sl st in 1st st, ch 1.
Round 3: *1 sc in st, 2 sc in next st* repeat around (24). Sl st in 1st st, ch 1.
Round 4: *1 sc in 2 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat around (32). Sl st in 1st st, ch 1.
Round 5: *1 sc in 3 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat around (40). Sl st in 1st st, ch 1.
The rest of the pattern is worked in a continuous spiral, so a stitch marker is recommended.
Round 6-12: 1 sc in every st (40)
Round 13: *1 sc in 3 st, 1 sc dec in next st* repeat around (32)
Round 14: *1 sc in 2 st, 1 sc dec in next st* repeat around (24)
Round 15: *1 sc in st, 1 scdec in next st* repeat around (16)
Round 16: Work 8 sc dec around (8)
Fasten off leaving a long tail.
Stuff the pumpkin and cinch closed.
To make the indentions, wrap the yarn around to the other side and insert to hook through the middle on the other side and pull the needle up through. Pull slightly to make a more defined indention. Repeat for total of 6 and space them out around the pumpkin.
Dab a little glue in the middle and insert the twig. Cut out some leaves out of leather and glue them next to the stick. To finish it off, tie some twine or string around the “stem”
I hope you enjoyed making the Chunky Rustic Pumpkin! Be sure to tag me on Instagram (@stitchberryblog) with your pumpkin, I would love to see it!