two crochet pumpkins with sunflowers and green vines.

PUMPKIN WITH SUNFLOWER

Starbucks has brought back the Pumpkin spice already which means it’s basically fall so thats means let the Fall decor begin!! I started making pumpkins last year and I made two knit versions. This year I decided to go ahead and make some crochet pumpkins! I wanted a fairly easy pattern and less sewing. This pumpkin is worked up in the round so keep a stitch marker close to you for this! I enjoy using contrasting color strand of yarn for this! I bought a skein of Desert glaze from Hobby Lobby and had several left. So i used two strands and that is how I got a bigger version of the small pumpkin using the exact same pattern just bigger strand of yarn and going up hook sizes.

The small one would be a great gift for babies with some crinkle material or a rattle insert!

If you make a pumpkin or two I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @arianaehall or Facebook!

Also don’t forget to share or Pin for later! 😉

MATERIALS

  • Worsted Weight (#4) for all

-Hobby Lobby – Desert Glaze for the pumpkin – Green for the vines.

– Yellow and brown cotton yarn Hobby Looby I love this cotton for the sunflower and stem.

  • 3.50 mm hook for the small pumpkin
  • 4.50mm hook for the double stand (big pumpkin)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker ( Yarn scrap will work too!)
  • Poly-fil

ABBREVIATIONS

  • CH – chain
  • SK – skip
  • STS – stitches
  • YO – yarn over
  • MC – magic circle aka magic ring
  • Sl ST – slip stitch
  • SC – single crochet
  • DC – double crochet
  • HDC – half double crochet
  • HDC2TOG – half double crochet Invisible decrease in the FRONT LOOP ONLY (Yarn Over, Insert through the FLO of the next two sts, yarn overpull though, yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook.)
  • HDC INC – half double crochet increase (two half double crochet in the same stitch)
  • SC INC – single crochet increase (two single crochet in the same stitch)
  • SC2TOG – single crochet Invisible decrease in the FRONT LOOP ONLY (Insert through the FLO of the next two sts, yarn overpull though, yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook.)

NOTES:

  • The Pumpkin is worked up in the round so I recommend a stitch marker or a scrap of yarn to help keep your place.
  • The only sewing is made when creating the indentations on the pumpkin by pulling tightly as you wrap with yarn, inserting the needle through the center several times until you get the look you desire.
  • Both big and small versions are using this exact pattern. The only difference is using a bigger hook and using the double-strand method to make the pumpkin bigger. The sunflower is the same and the green vine is the only place I added a few more chains to make it longer for the bigger pumpkin.
  • Remember to leave a long tail for each finished piece to sew on the pumpkin.
  • Once you get through 3/4 of the pumpkin remember to add the polyfill, then keep adding as you get closer to the last few rows.

PATTERN: Pumpkin

For small pumpkin use one strand 3.50mm hook

For bigger pumpkin use two strands 4.5 mm hook

Using orange yarn and a stitch marker.

Make 6 HDC in the MC

Round 1 – [HDC Inc. in every stitch] Repeat to the end. (12)

Round 2 – [HDC in 1, HDC Inc. in the next st] Repeat to the end. (18)

Round 3 – [HDC in 2, HDC Inc. in the next st] Repeat to the end. (24)

Round 4 – [HDC in 3, HDCInc. in the next st] Repeat to the end. (30)

Round 5 -[HDC in 4, HDC Inc. in the next st] Repeat to the end. (36)

Round 6 – [HDC in 5, HDC Inc. in the next st] Repeat to the end. (42)

Round 7 – [HDC in 6, HDC Inc. in the next st] Repeat to the end. (48)

Round 8- 11 –  HDC

Round 9 – [HDC in 6, HDC2TOG FLO] Repeat to the end. (42)

Round 10 – [HDC in 5, HDC2TOG FLO] Repeat to the end. (36)

Round 11 – [HDC in 4, HDC2TOG FLO] Repeat to the end. (30)

Round 12 – [HDC in 3, HDC2TOG FLO] Repeat to the end. (24)

Round 13 – [HDC in 2, HDC2TOG FLO] Repeat to the end. (18)

Round 14 – [HDC in 1, HDC2TOG FLO] Repeat to the end. (12)

Round 15 – [HDC2TOG] x6 (6)

Leave a long tail you can wrap 4 – 8 times to create the indentations for the pumpkin making sure to pull slightly with each wrap. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

 

Pattern: Stem

(optional – You can also opt for a cinnamon stick or wooden piece)

Using brown yarn and stitch marker.

Make 5 SC in the MC

Round 1 – [SC Inc. in every stitch] Repeat to the end. (12)

Round 2-5 – SC for four rounds (12)

Round 6 – [SC in 1, SC2TOG FLO] Repeat to the end. SC in the last st. (7)

Round 7- 10 – SC for four rounds. (7)

Fasten off leaving a tail to sew on the center of the pumpkin and weave in the ends. Add some poly- fil to keep it standing. 

Pattern: Vines (curls) Make 2

With green yarn.

CH 20

SC in the 2nd chain from the hook.

2 SC in each chain to create the curl effect.

You can make it tighter by adding 3 SC in each if you wish.

For the bigger pumpkin I used a chain of 20 and 35 to make it a tad longer.

Please add or remove chains as you like.

 

Pattern: Sunflower

Using yellow and brown yarn + stitch marker

Starting with brown.

Make 6 SC in the MC

Round 1 – [SC Inc. in every stitch] Repeat to the end. (12)

Round 2 – [SC in 1, SC Inc. in the next st] Repeat to the end. (18)

Switch to yellow

Round 3 – SLST on the 1st SC st, [CH 3, DC, CH 1, SlST in the DC, CH 3, SLST in the same st.] All in the same st to create the petal. *SLST in the next two st, [CH 3, DC, CH 1, SlST in the DC, CH 3, SLST in the same st.] in the second SLST. Repeat until you have 9 petals and SLST in the last ST. Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing. (Photo reference down below to help with the process)

To assemble finish wrapping and creating the indentations on the pumpkin. Sew on the stem in the center of the pumpkin where it dips. Use a Glue gun if you are using cinnamon or outdoor stick.

Add the vines and the flower slightly on top of the vines to cover where they were sewn.

 

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