When I think of Fall, I think of pumpkins! I was playing with Bernat Blanket yarn and came up with this simple single crochet pattern for these Chunky Crocheted Pumpkins. They work up super quickly because of the weight of this super bulky yarn and an N/9mm hook.
Chunky Crocheted Pumpkins
Bernat Blanket Yarn (I used Pumpkin Spice and Vintage White)
Gauge is not important
Chain – ch
Single Crochet – sc
Slip Stitch – ss
Ch 21, leaving a long tail.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each stitch across. Ch 1 and turn. (20 stitches)
Row 2: sc in each stitch across. Ch 1 and turn. (20 stitches)
Rows 3 – 25: Repeat row 2. Do not turn. (20 stitches)
Fold piece in half and ss together. Finish off leaving a very long (48-50 inches or so) tail.
Turn piece so seam is on the inside.
Using a yarn needle and your beginning tail, run a gathering stitch around the bottom of the pumpkin. Pull tight to close the opening, tie a knot, and weave in the end. (Because the yarn is so thick, you may have to sew a couple of stitches across the opening to close it completely.) I forgot to take a picture of this step, but once you have run your gathering stitch just pull on the yarn and it will close your opening.
Stuff pumpkin with poly-fil and gather the top in the same manner, using the very long tail. Do not cut yarn.
Using your needle, draw the yarn through the center top of the pumpkin to center bottom of the pumpkin. You’ll have to squish your pumpkin to get the needle through. Wrap the yarn around to the top of the pumpkin and pull it through again, pulling it tightly to form a “ridge”. Do this 5 or 6 times to give the pumpkin “ridges”. Tie it off tightly at the bottom after the last wrap around and weave in your end. The picture below shows how the ridges will look.
Here’s a PDF for easy printing…
I have to share a picture of this “needle” I inherited from my grandmother. It was among all of her crochet hooks and it has been the best thing for creating the “ridges” on my pumpkins! As you can see, it is over 6-inches long and easily fit through my pumpkin from top to bottom. Such a great tool to have in my arsenal. 🙂
Glue a small stick to the center for the stem. And here are my finished pumpkins. They measure about 5-inches across and 4-inches high.
(Please link back to my pattern if you make any of these cute pumpkins. I’d appreciate it if you wouldn’t copy or rewrite my pattern onto another page. Thank you!)
You can easily change the size of these pumpkins by changing the weight of your yarn and using the appropriate hook. You can stitch up an entire pumpkin patch!
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