Description: Get into the cozy autumn spirit with this adorable Mini Pumpkin Crochet Tutorial. Whether you’re an experienced crocheter or just starting out, this easy-to-follow tutorial will guide you step-by-step through the process of creating charming mini crochet pumpkins that make for delightful seasonal decorations or cute additions to your crafting projects.
Pattern: Skill Level: Beginner Materials Needed:
- Worsted weight yarn in orange (pumpkin color) and green (stem color)
- Crochet hook (size G/4.0mm recommended)
- Fiberfill stuffing
- Yarn needle
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- hdc: half double crochet
- sl st: slip stitch
- Begin with the pumpkin color yarn.
- Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), work 6 sc into the ring. Pull the ring tight and sl st into the first sc to join. (6 sc)
- Round 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each st around. Sl st into the first sc to join. (12 sc)
- Round 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in the first st, sc in the next st – repeat around. Sl st to join. (18 sc)
- Round 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in the first st, sc in the next 2 sts – repeat around. Sl st to join. (24 sc)
- Rounds 5-10: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Sl st to join. (24 sc)
- Begin stuffing the pumpkin with fiberfill.
- Round 11: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the next 2 sts – repeat around. Sl st to join. (18 sc)
- Round 12: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the next st – repeat around. Sl st to join. (12 sc)
- Finish stuffing the pumpkin.
- Round 13: Ch 1, sc2tog around. Sl st to join. (6 sc)
- Fasten off and weave in the ends.
- Attach the green yarn to the top of the pumpkin.
- Ch 5, hdc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 3 chs. Sl st to the base of the starting ch.
- Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.
- Use the tail of the green yarn to sew the stem onto the top of the pumpkin.
- Weave in any remaining ends.
Your charming mini crochet pumpkin is complete! Make a bunch in various sizes and colors to create a beautiful fall display. These mini pumpkins also make wonderful gifts and are a fun way to celebrate the autumn season.
Remember, feel free to get creative with your color choices and decorations to make each pumpkin uniquely yours. Happy crocheting!