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Rustic Yarn Pumpkin, Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

Hey there Pumpkin! Today I am sharing my quick beginner friendly crochet pattern to make these rustic yarn pumpkins. Each year I make an arm load (or two) of these pumpkins to sell at craft markets and in my shop. They are the perfect touch to add to your fall centerpieces or to decorate your mantle or table with an autumn touch.

With three kiddos in the house (and two fur pups) my go to fall decorations are ones that are non-breakable, easy to move around, and no-fuss. Rustic yarn pumpkins fit these requirements perfectly. And hey, if the littles get a bit rambunctious they can have a pumpkin fight :)

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Rustic Yarn Pumpkins make a great addition to your fall decor. Decorate the mantle or add them to an autumn center piece. Scroll down to get the free pattern.

Not crafty? Purchase a set of pumpkins here.




Get all three sizes when you purchase the ad-free pdf pattern here. Including instructions for the burlap stem and alternative stem materials.


- 30-90 yds of Worsted Yarn, Lionbrand Vanna's Choice in Terracotta

- 1yd Burlap or Jute Twine

- Size H (5.0mm) crochet hook

- Yarn Needle

Small Pumpkin, approximately 3" diameter

* Get instructions for all three sizes by downloading the ad-free pattern here.

Foundation Row: CH 20

ROW 1: DC in 3rd CH from hook, DC in remaining STS. 18 STS total.

ROW 2: CH 2, DC in BLO 18sts.

REPEAT Row 2, 14 times. 16 rows total.

Bring foundation row to meet last row stitches. SL St through foundation and final row stitches to form a tube.

Finish off and leave a long tail 16"+ long.

Weave yarn through row ends. Cinch bottom of pumpkin closed, do not finish off.

Stuff pumpkin with polyfil to desired fullness. Push needle with finishing tail up through the bottom of the pumpkin and through the stuffing.

Weave yarn through row ends at top of pumpkin and cinch closed. Pull yarn tightly to form pumpkin shape. Draw needle with finishing tail through the center of the pumpkin a couple times, secure through nearby stitches, do not finish off.

Attach desired stem with remaining finishing tail. Finish off and weave in ends.

You'll want to make one in every color and size to decorate your home for fall!

Did you enjoy this pattern? Leave a comment or question below.

Happy Hooking!


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