For about 95% of the pumpkins I make, I add indents to the pumpkin. This is one of my favorite techniques to really make the pumpkin look real. However, when I first started brainstorming for this pumpkin, I knew I didn’t want to include the traditional indents. I wanted this pumpkin to have a different shape that would contrast the other pumpkins. Additionally, I wanted to include ribbing to give this pumpkin a “knit” effect.
The solution was to make the ribbing be the indents! I wanted this pumpkin to have a very simplistic, modern look, and I think the ribbed accent adds the right amount of interest!
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 Fisherman.
K/7.00mm crochet hook
2 inch stick
Hot glue gun
Scraps of leather
1) This pattern is written in American Crochet Terms.
2) The ch 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a st
3) The pumpkin is worked flat and seamed together
Size: The size will vary depending on how much the pumpkin is stuffed. But the approximate size is 4 ½ inches tall and 5 inches in diameter.
Sl st: Slip stitch
Sc: Single crochet
Sc dec: Single crochet decrease
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: Not important
Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in every ch across (14). Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in the 3rd loop of every hdc (14). Ch 1, turn.
Row 3-4: 1 sc in every st (14). Ch 1, turn.
Row 5: 1 hdc in every st (14). Ch 1, turn.
Row 6: 1 sc in the 3rd loop of every st (14). CH 1, turn.
Row 7-8: 1 sc in every st (14). Ch 1, turn.
Repeat rows 5-8 for a total of 28 rows. Fasten off leaving a long tail.
Fold the rectangle in half and seam up the side to form a tube. Cinch one side closed. Fill with stuffing and cinch the other side close. Dab a little glue in the middle and insert the stick. 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 Ribbed Pumpkin! Be sure to tag me on Instagram (@stitchberryblog) with your pumpkin, I would love to see it