Introduction: Gourdgeous Crochet Pumpkins

Fall decor has never been faster with the Gourdgeous (Gourds, get it?) Crochet Pumpkins. Any beginner can make these in no time, using only a crocheted rectangle sewn into a pumpkin shape. Each ball of recommended yarn makes 2 pumpkins. Customize the look by switching up colors, yarn thickness and hook size, or stem material.


  • ch - chain
  • RS - Right Side
  • WS - Wrong Side
  • hdc - half double crochet
  • st(s) - stitch(es)
  • lp - loop
  • sc - single crochet

No gauge; finished pumpkin size depends on amount of stuffing. Sample pumpkin is 5in wide and 4in tall.

Throughout: ch2 does not count towards stitches.


  • Approximately 50 yds Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick (1 full ball makes 2 pumpkins), or equivalent super bulky yarn
  • 5 yds contrasting color yarn for stem
  • Size N13/9mm crochet hook
  • Polyester Fiberfill
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Step 1:

Ch 22.

Step 2:

Row 1 (RS): hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across (20 sts). Ch 2, turn.

Step 3:

Row 2 (WS): hdc in back lp only across. Ch 2, turn.

Step 4:

Rows 3-20: Repeat row 2.

Step 5:

Cut yarn, leaving a 30in tail.

Step 6:

Fold work in half so that beginning ch is touching last row, RS facing out.

Step 7:

Using tapestry needle, whipstitch beginning ch to inside loop of end row.

Step 8:

Thread yarn tail through every other edge st and cinch tight. Secure with a knot but do not cut yarn.

Step 9:

Fill open end with polyester fiberfill.

Step 10:

Push tapestry needle with tail yarn through center of closed end, through the fiberfill, and out the open end.

Step 11:

Weave tail yarn through every other edge st and cinch tight, both closing the hole and pulling the pumpkin flatter.

Step 12:

Secure with knot, trim yarn, and weave in ends.

Step 13:

With contrasting yarn for stem, make an adjustable ring (or ch1) and sc 4 in that space.

Step 14:

Sc on top of first st to join in the round.

Step 15:

Sc around for 7 rounds. Cut yarn, leaving a 10in tail.

Step 16:

Use remaining tail yarn to sew to pumpkin top.

Alternatively, affix a twig or cinnamon stick using hot glue, or sew on a fabric stem.