Meet my squishy little friend.  Introducing the small crochet pumpkin pattern!  Isn’t this pumpkin just adorable?  I’m talking, of course, about the little short wonder on the left.  small pumpkin pattern
Fast to work up and, for some reason, it’s immensely satisfying to pull on that yarn and get the pumpkin bumps of goodness.

If you’re a fan of the girl on the right…well you can find a post and pattern all about the medium crochet pumpkin right here.

If you’ve crocheted in the round before, you’ve probably noticed that most patterns have you working in multiples of 6.  I sometimes like to work in multiples of 8 instead. (Take a look at the Peas in a Pod pattern if you want to see another pattern in a multiple of 8.)  I think it’s a perfect fit for a chubby pumpkin or two (don’t you think)?  I also wanted a leaf and I played with some green yarn until I came up with this bit of loveliness. The little pumpkin has 1 leaf and the larger  pumpkins actually have 2 leaves.  And of course the short, stubby stem is a perfect fit for this little pumpkin pattern.

So get out your crochet hook and let’s get going!

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Small Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

Here is what you will need:

  • 1 ounces worsted weight yarn in Orange, scraps of green and brown.  I used Vanna’s Choice in Terra Cotta and scrap yarn for green and brown.
  • US G6/4.00 mm crochet hook (these are my absolute favorite hooks I recommend to everyone!)
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Tapestry needle and scissors

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, US to UK Crochet Conversion Chart.  Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.


Make a magic ring

R1:  8 sc into ring (8 sts).

R2: 2sc in ea st around (16 st)

R3: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st, repeat from * around (24 st)

R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st, repeat from * around (32 st)

R5: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (40 st)

R6-11:  sc around (40 st)

R12: *sc in next 3 st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (32 st)

R13: *sc in next 2 st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (24 st)

R14: *sc in next st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (16 st) Stuff

R15: sc 2 tog around (8 st) Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing segments.

Stuff the pumpkin.  Gather up and close the opening.  Then make the sections of the pumpkin as follows:  Go all the way through the center, through the stuffing, to the center of the bottom of the pumpkin.  Wrap yarn around outside of pumpkin and then reinsert yarn back through the center of the pumpkin, following the same path.  Pull yarn tight to create indentation.  Continue to make each section by stitching through the center of the pumpkin.  Pull tight after each pass.  I found it easiest to first divide the pumpkin in half, then in quarters and then again to get 8 equal sections.  Tie off yarn and secure.

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The stem for the small pumpkin is short and stubby.

Make a magic ring

R1:  8 sc into ring (8 sts).

R2-3:  sc around.  At end of 3rd round, slip stitch to next stitch and finish off, leaving a long strand for sewing.  Stuff.


Chain 8 and join to form ring.

R1 in the ring just made work all of the following:  ch 2, 6 dc, ch 3, sl st to 1st ch, 6 dc, ch 2, sl st.  Fasten off.

Sew the leaf and stem in place on top of the pumpkin.

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