Chunky Crochet and Knit Pumpkins - Free Patterns


These chunky knit and crochet pumpkins are so squishy and adorable! Topped with a delicious smelling cinnamon stick, they are the perfect fall decor for your home! 

Because I used a super bulky yarn, they were so quick to make! To be honest, I usually have a hard time finding unique patterns using super bulky yarn so I thought I would make these pumpkins to use up some super bulky yarn I had. 

The pumpkin that is a grayish blue color is knit and the oatmeal tweed pumpkin is crochet. The knit pumpkin is just a simple knit stitch in the round. I learned how to knit last year and although I love it, I don't knit as much as I'd like to so I thought it would be fun to make two different versions of pumpkins. Win win for the knitter, crocheter, and the bistitchual!

The crochet version uses the knit stitch (also called the waist coat stitch). I love the way the knit stitch looks, but to be perfectly honest I do find knitting it more enjoyable!

The knit stitch/waist coat stitch can become rather tight. If you're a tight crocheter, I suggest trying your best to crochet as loosely as possible. You'll find a quick video on how to make the knit stitch below.

These pumpkins are already set as a centerpiece in my house and I love it! My puppy even loves it so much, he managed to eat part of the cinnamon stick stem. I should have known - he was eyeing them up when I was setting them out to take photos!

I hope you enjoy making these pumpkins as much as I did! Please share with me over on Facebook
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Lion Brand Hometown USA (super bulky yarn)
P/11.50mm hook (for crochet)
9.0mm 16” circular needles (for knit)
Poly-fil Stuffing
Cinnamon Sticks and twine for stem
Tapestry and Scissors

Pattern notes
The pumpkin will be made by working in the round then sewn and cinched up at the top and bottom to create the sphere. We will additionally add grooves to the side with yarn and needle.

Adjusting Pumpkin size: If you would like to make multiple pumpkins in different sizes, simply add or subtract the number of beginning stitches/cast on stitches as well as the number of rows. I suggest adding/subtracting in multiples of 10 for the beginning stitches and adding/subtracting in multiples of 2-3 for the number of rows.

Beginning Chain 2 does not count as a stitch. (crochet)

Special stitches: knit stitch/waistcoat stitch (crochet)

You may need to use the magic loop method as the stitches will be quite stretched around the circular needles. (knit)

Abbreviations (US terms):
Ch = chain, sc = single crochet, st = stitch(es), k1 = knit one

Crochet pumpkin - 7” in diameter
Knit pumpkin - 5” in diameter

Crochet Pattern

Round 1: Ch 27, join to first ch
Round 2: Ch 1, sc around, join to first sc
Round 3-15: Ch 1, knit stitch in each st around, join to first st
Fasten off and leave long tail (~3ft, more if you are making a larger pumpkin). Follow assembly instructions.
Add cinnamon stick and twine for stem.

Knit Pattern

Round 1: Cast on 30 st
Round 2-18: K1 in each st around
Bind off and leave long tail (~3ft, more if you are making a larger pumpkin).  Follow assembly instructions.
Add cinnamon stick and twine for stem.

The assembly instructions are the same as my Lil Dollop Pumpkins - learn how to assemble your pumpkins here.