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Sweater Style Pumpkin – Free Crochet Pattern

Y’all! It is the first week of fall and I could not be more excited! I LOVE fall! I love the leaves changing color, the smell of backyard fires in the air, pumpkin everything, the cooler weather! Ok, just kidding; in Texas there is not much cooler weather to speak of but everything else is here right on time. The changing of seasons means out with the summer crochet decor and in with the new!


I always look forward to checking out the latest decor for fall in stores this time of year. Not just because Halloween is my absolute favorite, but also because I just love fall decor. This year it seems knit-look pumpkins are back and in full force. You can not go to any store and not see one! These cute sweater pumpkins are absolutely adorable but I am not going to pay upwards of $15 for something I could make.

Alas I am not a fan of knitting; it’s not that I can’t knit it’s that I do not have the patience to knit. Luckily I can create the same fun look with my trusty crochet hook! Here is how I did it!

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Sweater Style Pumpkin Free Crochet Pattern Make It Sew Crochet Blog

Sweater Style Pumpkin

Pattern By Lizz JelsmaIMG_8280

Materials Used:

I or 5.25 MM Hook

1 Ball Worsted Weight Yarn Each in Off-White and Tan

Stitch Marker (to mark ends of rounds if needed)


Dry Beans or Other Weight (Optional)

Tapestry Needle

Stitches Used:

CH – Chain

SC – Single Crochet

DEC – Single Crochet Decrease

HDC – Half Double Crochet

BLO – Back Loops Only

SLST – Slip Stitch


This pattern is written using American crochet terms.

Approximate finished size is 4” tall and 7” wide.

To make smaller or larger try varying the hook size and yarn weight. You will want a stitch that does not let fiberfill come through.

Pumpkin (In Off-White)

Row 1: CH 32, HDC in third stitch from hook, HDC 29 (30)

Row 2-39: CH 2 and turn, HDC in BLO 30 (30)

Row 40: CH1 and turn, fold piece in half with the first row lined up with the last row, in BLO of the previous row SLST through the lined up stitches from row 1 (30)

Row 41: Place one SC in each of the sides of the HDC around the side of the piece, do not join (40)

Row 42: *DEC, SC 3* 8 times (32)IMG_8282

Row 43: *DEC, SC 2* 8 times (24)

Row 44: *DEC, SC* 8 times (16)

Row 45: DEC 8 (8)

Finish off leaving a 14” long tail for sewing, stuff with fiberfill, then weave tail through the remaining stitches and pull tight to close. Using the tail weave through the side of the pumpkin to the top and make a knot that will not pull through. Fill the pumpkin with stuffing now. You may place your weight in the bottom now if you are using one. Use the rest of the tail to weave through the top of the pumpkin and close the opening tight. Put the remaining tail through the center of the pumpkin through the bottom and pull tight to squish the center, pull the tail through the bottom in a different spot and up to the top keeping it pulled tight; do this a few times until you are satisfied with the pumpkin’s shape.

IMG_8286Stem (In Tan)

Row 1: Create a magic circle, CH 1 and SC 6 into the circle then pull tight. You may also use a CH 2 and 6 SC into the first chain then pull tight. Do not join. (6)

Row 2-6: SC 6 (6)

Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew the stem to the center of the top of the pumpkin.

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8 thoughts on “Sweater Style Pumpkin – Free Crochet Pattern

  1. Hi! I’m putting the finishing touches on your sweater style pumpkin.. I’m on row 42 I’m not understanding.. It says not to join, do I turn? And what ascot there other end, is it worked the came?

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    1. Hey Terry! For the remaining stitches there you won’t join at the end of each round but just continue onto the next row in the round making your decreases to the end. The other end will be worked differently; this is so the bottom is rounded to sit better and the top will come in with a whip stitch which helps give the rinds of the pumpkin their definition. Let me know if you have any other questions!


  2. So I am trying to understand how it’s worked up. You join both ends so it’s like a very small infinity scarf. Then you work around the one side in the round which will become the bottom? And then you stuff it and on the other side you weave the tail around and pull tight to make the top?

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    1. Hey Maddy! Yup that’s pretty much it. Working around in the round makes a nice rounded bottom while using the yarn to whip stitch around for the top helps give it those nice bumps for ridges. You’ll finish off tightening in the center with a few passes from top to bottom to really get the effect to work. Let me know if you have any other questions!


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