If every autumn finds you happily covering your home with pumpkin decor, here’s a way to level up your commitment to the perennially delightful orange squash. With the right crochet patterns and a few materials, you can stitch together your own little pumpkin patch!
Even beginner crocheters can make a couple of plump and petite gourds, as these crochet pumpkin patterns mainly require stitching in the round along with increasing and decreasing stitches. You can teach yourself how to do these basic crochet stitches by searching for them on Google or YouTube.
Once you’ve got that down, try your hand at crocheting some adorable pumpkins. This crochet pumpkin pattern from Etsy shop CandacesCloset will help you produce a 6-inch-tall pumpkin and an 8-inch-tall pumpkin. The pattern costs $4.99 and you’ll be able to immediately download the instructions from the Etsy shop.
Reviewers of the pattern say that it’s easy to follow and the pumpkins can be made quickly. You just need to choose your yarn and pick up the fiberfill to stuff them when they are done.
Even crafting queen Martha Stewart has pumpkin-stitching fever. She featured a free crochet pattern on her website from contributor Anne Weil that is ideal for using up stashes of leftover yarn from other projects.
And if you love amigurumi, then you have to check out the pattern for these cute little amigurumi-style crocheted pumpkins from Nikki’s Craft Shoppe on Etsy.
The $3 pattern comes with all the directions you need to crochet pumpkins of two different sizes, plus an optional leaf pattern.
Once you get started making these little pumpkins, it might be hard to stop. They can add a simple, elegant touch to your fall decor or even your Thanksgiving table. So, get cozy, grab your crochet hook and yarn, and keep those fall vibes going, one stitch at a time.
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