How to Crochet Rustic Farmhouse Pumpkins

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend Canada!  I’m so excited to put out a new Free pattern for you! Read on to learn how to crochet these rustic farmhouse pumpkins.  I’ve seen so many cute little pumpkins popping up in my feed lately that I finally decided jump in and make my own version.  I wanted a rustic farmhouse pumpkin with a knit look.  Definitely bulky and quick with lots of texture.  Our corn is getting combined as we speak and Fall decorating is in full swing!

My week has been consumed with decorating the house, outdoor porch and our Farm sign.  I think I enjoy Fall decorating almost more than Christmas.  I’m just so drawn to the warmth of Fall colours.  I knew the decorating was heading in the right direction when my teen daughter came home from school and texted me immediately

MOM YOU MADE PUMPKINS!!! If you have a teen you know how hard they are to impress lol

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Ok so lets get into it! These pumpkins are sooooooo easy to make.  Work up a rectangle, seam it and sew your ends closed. That’s pretty much it! So read on for the deets.

Yarn Requirements:   

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Lion Brand Yarns – Wool-Ease Thick & Quick


Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Yarn

from: Craftsy

82% Acrylic, 10% Wool, 8% Rayon (6oz/170g/106yds/97m)

1 Ball makes 2 small pumpkins or 1 large

*You may use any super bulky weight yarn or hold 2 strands of worsted weight yarn together

Great alternatives

Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn – $2.96
from: Craftsy


Sprightly Acrylic Wool Super Bulky Yarn – $6.64

Retail Price: $8.31
You Save: $1.67
from: Craftsy
2 Sizes: 3×5″ (S) & 5×7″ (L)

Crochet Hook Requirements:

US L/11 (8mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Additional Supplies:

  • Yarn needle
  • Twine
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Polyester Fibrefill

Gauge:

9 sts and 7.5 rows equal to 4″ with 8mm crochet hook in pattern

Abbreviations:

Ch – Chain

Hdc – Half Double Crochet

Rep – Repeat

RS – Right Side

Sk – Skip

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Sp(s) – Space(s)

St(s) – Stitch(es)

( ) – Work step in parentheses in indicated stitch

[ ] – Work step in brackets number of times indicated

Special Stitches: To create this “knit look” you will work in the 3rd loop of the hdc stitch. The 3rd loop is located under the front and back loop of the the stitch. When working in rows you alternate between working in the 3rd loop (behind) and working in front (referred to as the first loop) watch our YouTube Video for stitch demonstration.

 

Instructions:

Notes:

Pumpkin is worked from the side across.  Large rectangle is made as pictured below.  Piece is then seamed and bottom closed.  The pumpkin is then filled with polyester fibrefill and seamed closed. A cinnamon stick and twine is added to finish the look. Pattern is worked for small size with larger size in parenthesis ( ).

Pumpkin:

Small (Large)

Row 1: Ch 16 (22), work 1 hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook and in each ch across, turn—14 (20) sts.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 2 (not included in st count here and throughout), work 1 hdc in the 3rd loop of each st across, turn—14 (20) sts.

Row 3: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in the first loop of each st across, turn—14 (20) sts.

Rows 4 – 19 (27): Rep Row 2 & 3 [ 8 (12) times]—14 (20) sts.

After last row fold rectangle in half with RS facing. Sl st edges together.  Flip seam to the inside. Ch 1, work 1 sc in every other row along edge. Sl st in the first sc to join. Fasten off leaving a long tail. With yarn needle, *weave through front loop of next 2 sts together; rep from * around. Pull pumpkin closed. Weave end, then weave back in the opposite direction. Don’t trim end.

Finishing:

Stuff pumpkin with polyester fibrefill. Weave end up through the bottom of pumpkin pushing through the stuffing.  Weave through every other row along top edge of pumpkin.  Pull tight to close leaving a small hole open for cinnamon stick.  Weave end, then weave back in the opposite direction. Don’t trim end. To give the pumpkin more definition and shape weave end down through ribbing. Push yarn needle through the bottom of pumpkin and back up through the top hole pulling to tighten (this will indent the pumpkin).  Rep 4-6 times evenly around.  Weave end and trim.  Place cinnamon stick in the top hole of pumpkin. Tie a piece of twine in a bow around the base of the stick. Trim ends.

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