Large Crocheted Pumpkin

Categories: Crochet, Halloween, Fall

Fall will be here before we know it and what better decor is there for fall than pumpkins. I’ve made small crocheted pumpkins before but I really wanted to make a large pumpkin. I decided to use a super bulky yarn to help the project go a little quicker, and also because I love using bulky yarns for fall projects. Something about bulky yarns make me think of cozy sweaters and crunchy leaves. One other issue that I had with a larger pumpkin is that I like to stitch through the center to create the bumps on the outside of the pumpkin and a normal yarn needle would not be long enough to go through a large pumpkin. To solve this problem I used upholstery needles that come up to 12 inches long. They were the perfect solution to the problem. The finished pumpkin is about 7 1/2″ tall and 11″ in diameter. You could easily change the size to make it larger or smaller, shorter or taller, to make it whatever size you would like.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Poly-Fil Premium Fiber Fill
Supplies
3 5 oz skeins orange super bulky yarn (Lion Brand Hometown USA Portsmouth Pumpkin)
1 skein brown super bulky yarn (Lion Brand Home Town USA Billings Chocolate)
1 skein green super bulky yarn (Lion Brand Hometown USA Oklahoma City Green)
N crochet hook (9mm)
orange embroidery floss
10" upholstery needle

Quick Shop

X

Poly-Fil® Premium Fiber Fill 20 ounce Bag

Quantity

Price: $7.99

Loading Updating cart...

Instructions

  • Pumpkin Crochet
  • Crochet Pumpkin Base
  • Crochet Pumpkin Base 2

Step One

First make the pumpkin with the orange yarn. As you crochet the base it will not lay flat, this is not a mistake, it will be right in the end after you make the bumps around the pumpkin. If you would like to make the pumpkin bigger continue increasing until it  is the size that you want. To make it smaller stop increasing sooner. To make it taller continue working the straight rows until desired height is reached. To make it shorter work fewer straight rows.

start with a magic ring, do not join rounds

Round 1: in mr ch 1, 9 sc (9 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (18 sc)

Round 3: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next] repeat around (27 sc)

Round 4: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2] repeat around (36 sc)

Round 5: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 3] repeat around (45 sc)

Round 6: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 4] repeat around (54 sc)

Round 7: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 5] repeat around (63 sc)

Round 8: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 6] repeat around (72 sc)

Round 9: 1 sc in each stitch (72 sc)

Round 10-26: repeat row 9 (72 sc)

Begin stuffing as you start decreasing

Round 27: [sc2tog, sc in next 6] repeat around (63 sc)

Round 28: [sc2tog, sc in next 5] repeat around (54 sc)

Round 29: [sc2tog, sc in next 4] repeat around (45 sc)

Round 30: [sc2tog, sc in next 3] repeat around (36 sc)

Round 31: [sc2tog, sc in next 2] repeat around (27 sc)

Round 32: [sc2tog, sc in next] repeat around (18 sc)

Finish stuffing the pumpkin

 

  • Crochet Pumpkin With Stem

Step Two

Make the stem with brown yarn

join the brown yarn in the last orange stitch and cut orange yarn.

Round 1: sc2tog around (9 sc)

Round 2: sc in each stitch around (9 sc)

Round 3-4: repeat round 2 (9 sc)

Round 5: sc3tog in blo 3 times (3 sc)

Finish off and weave in end

  • Making Bumpy Pumpkin

Step Three

Make the bumps on the pumpkin by threading a very long piece of embroidery floss onto the upholstery needle. Knot it at the bottom and stick the needle up through the center and pull it out between the pumpkin and the stem, wrap it around the pumpkin back to the bottom, stick the needle back up through the center and pull it tight so that it squeezes the pumpkin. Continue wrapping it around, creating bumps around the outside of the pumpkin. I did a total of 7 times around.

  • Crocheted Pumpkin With Vine

Step Four

Make curly vine with green yarn

with green yarn ch 20

2 sc in each ch

stitch vine to the base of the stem