Big Ol' Pumpkin free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Big Ol’ Pumpkin free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Happy Fall everyone!
Ok, what, it’s not quite Fall yet? Psh, it is in my house! Especially because I have this big and squishy pumpkin sitting on my coffee table. I’ve spoken at length here, at the grocery store, on social media, to my therapist, to plants… to anyone or anything that can listen that I LOVE Fall. Like, I live for those cinnamon and pumpkin smells to be tingling my nose. I crave the candy shopping, the readying of my costume, and the putting up of decorations. Even as a kid I loved this time of year because my birthday is in October and it made it just special, to me at least. So now, as an adult I love to start my Fall prep in August. Already I’ve got pumpkins in my house, on my door, and some Halloween decor up on the walls. I’m that weird person who has goofy skeletons around the house in August. It’s ok, though, because my house smells GREAT!
Anyway, today’s pattern is one I’ve been working on for a while. If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably seen the many, many, photos of this pumpkin since I started making it. I had some left over yarn from my Zelda Vest and I wanted to make a pumpkin design that was easy to identify but not your traditional color. I’ve always like the white pumpkins or even black pumpkins you can buy at craft stores about this time of year and I kind went into this design with that in mind. So, my blues and tans pumpkin was born! To bring it back to a little more of a Fall vibe, I created the stem and tendrils in a golden color (on of my favorite colors this time of year too!). Honestly, I’m so jazzed about how this design turned out and all the kind words people have been leaving on the photos. I hope you like it as much as I do. I can’t wait to see your photos – don’t forget to tag me in the picture or use the hashtag #DivineDebris so I can find you!

 



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Materials

Gauge

  • 19 rows x 16 sc = 4”

Terms/ stitches

  • Rnd: round
  • Magic Circle
  • Ch: chain
  • St: stitch
  • Slip st: slip stitch
  • BLO: back loop only
  • FLO: front loop only
    Ravelry link
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Sc2tog: single crochet 2 sts together
  • Picot

    Big Ol' Pumpkin free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
    Big Ol’ Pumpkin free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Notes

  • This pattern is worked in 3 sections, from the bottom up: the Pumpkin, the Stem and the Tendrils. The Pumpkin and the Stem are worked in the round, with a slip st into the first st.
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
  • Don’t forget to stuff the pumpkin before you fasten off. Also weave in your ends inside the pumpkin before you stuff it.
  • If you leave long tails on the Tendrils and Stem you can use them to secure the pieces to the pumpkin.
  • To make this pattern cleaner, I suggest using the Invisible SC Decrease instead of a sc2tog.
  • Creating the sections by going through the center is very difficult on this pumpkin. If you find you can’t do it at all, go along the outside of the pumpkin like I did on my Pauline Pumpkin, just work as close to the center as you can. Your pumpkin might not look exactly like mine but it will be easier than going through the center.
  • In the photos: the Pumpkin was made using Caron Big Cakes in Afternoon Tea, about 17 oz/ 976 yds. The Stem was created using Loops and Threads Impeccable in Gold, about 2 oz/ 127 yds

Big Ol' Pumpkin free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com


Finished measurements

 

Pumpkin

Height 9.5″

Width: 16″

Stem

Height: 4″

Width: 4″

Pattern instructions

 – Pumpkin –
Rnd 1: Create a magic circle, ch 1, sc 12 times into the circle, slip st into the first st – 12 sc
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next st, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 18 sc
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next st 2 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 24 sc
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 2 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 3 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 30 sc
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next st 4 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 36 sc
Note: be sure to weave in your end here because it’s easier than waiting until your Pumpkin is done.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 4 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 5 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 42 sc
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next st 6 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 6 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 48 sc
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 6 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 7 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 54 sc
Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next st 8 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 8 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 60 sc
Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 8 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 9 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 66 sc
Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next st 10 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 10 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 72 sc
Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 10 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 11 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 78 sc
Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next st 12 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 12 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 84 sc
Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 12 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 13 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 90 sc
Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next st 14 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 14 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 96 sc
Rnd 16: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 14 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 15 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 102 sc
Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next st 16 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 16 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 108 sc
Rnd 18: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 16 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 17 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 114 sc
Rnd 19: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next st 18 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 18 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 120 sc
Rnd 20: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 18 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 19 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 126 sc
Rnd 21: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next st 20 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 20 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 132 sc
Rnd 22: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 20 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 21 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 138 sc

Big Ol' Pumpkin free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Big Ol’ Pumpkin free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Rnd 23: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next st 22 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 22 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 144 sc
Rnd 24: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 22 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 23 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 150 sc
Rnd 25: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next st 24 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 24 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 156 sc
Rnd 26: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 24 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 25 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 162 sc
Rnd 27: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next st 26 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 26 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 168 sc
Rnd 28: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 26 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 27 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 174 sc
Rnd 29: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next st 28 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 28 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 180 sc
Rnds 30 – 73: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next, slip st into the first st – 180 sc
Rnd 74: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 27 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts, *sc into the next 28 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 174 sc
Rnd 75: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 173 sts, slip st into the first st – 174 sc
Rnd 76: Ch 1, sc2tog the first 2 sts, sc into the next 27 sts, *sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 27 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 168 sc
Rnd 77: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 167 sts, slip st into the first st- 168 sc
Rnd 78: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 25 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts, *sc into the next 26 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 162 sc
Rnd 79: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 161 sts, slip st into the first st – 162 sc
Rnd 80: Ch 1, sc2tog the first 2 sts, sc into the next 25 sts, *sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 25 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st -156 sc
Rnd 81: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 155 sts, slip st into the first st – 156 sc
Rnd 82: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 23 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts, *sc into the next 24 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 150 sc
Rnd 83: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 149 sts, slip st into the first st – 150 sc
Rnd 84: Ch 1, sc2tog the first 2 sts, sc into the next 23 sts, *sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 23 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 144 sc
Rnd 85: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 143 sts, slip st into the first st – 144 sc
Rnd 86: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 21 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts, *sc into the next 22 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 138 sc
Rnd 87: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 137 sts, slip st into the first st – 138 sc
Rnd 88: Ch 1, sc2tog the first 2 sts, sc into the next 21 sts, *sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 21 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 132 sc
Rnd 89: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 131 sts, slip st into the first st – 132 sc
Rnd 90: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 19 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts, *sc into the next 20 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 126 sc
Rnd 91: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 125 sts, slip st into the first st – 126 sc
Rnd 92: Ch 1, sc2tog the first 2 sts, sc into the next 19 sts, *sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 19 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 120 sc
Rnd 93: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 17 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts, *sc into the next 18 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 114 sc
Rnd 94: Ch 1, sc2tog the first 2 sts, sc into the next 17 sts, *sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 17 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 108 sc
Rnd 95: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 15 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts, *sc into the next 16 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 102 sc
Rnd 96: Ch 1, sc2tog the first 2 sts, sc into the next 15 sts, *sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 15 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 96 sc
Rnd 97: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 13 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts, *sc into the next 14 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 90 sc
Rnd 98: Ch 1, sc2tog the first 2 sts, sc into the next 13 sts, *sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 13 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 84 sc
Rnd 99: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 11 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts, *sc into the next 12 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 78 sc
Rnd 100: Ch 1, sc2tog the first 2 sts, sc into the next 11 sts, *sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 11 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 72 sc
Rnd 101: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 9 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts, *sc into the next 10 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 66 sc
Rnd 102: Ch 1, sc2tog the first 2 sts, sc into the next 9 sts, *sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 9 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 60 sc
Rnd 103: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 7 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts, *sc into the next 8 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 54 sc
Rnd 104: Ch 1, sc2tog the first 2 sts, sc into the next 7 sts, *sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 48 sc
Rnd 105: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 5 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts, *sc into the next 6 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 42 sc
Rnd 106: Ch 1, sc2tog the first 2 sts, sc into the next 5 sts, *sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 36 sc
Rnd 107: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 3 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts, *sc into the next 4 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 30 sc
Rnd 108: Ch 1, sc2tog the first 2 sts, sc into the next 3 sts, *sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 24 sc
Rnd 109: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next st, sc2tog the next 2 sts, *sc into the next 2 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 18 sc
Rnd 110: Ch 1, sc2tog the first 2 sts, sc into the next st, *sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 12 sc
Rnd 111: Ch 1, sc the first 2 sts, *sc2tog the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 6 sc
Note: if Rnd 111 is difficult, you can just use your yarn needle to seam it closed. This portion won’t be visible, as you’ll be covering it with the Stem.
Fasten off. Leave a LONG (like 50″ or more) tail and go through the middle/ hole in the center of RND 102 and direct the needle out the bottom (in the middle of the magic circle). Go around the outside of the pumpkin (pull this tight) and go back down through the center of the top (like the Fun Fall Pumpkins), navigating the needle through the middle of the pumpkin and out the bottom. I did this 5 times total, you can do this as many times as you want to get the puffy pumpkin sections. Once you did all your sections, weave in your yarn on the bottom of the pumpkin and move onto the stem.
If you find that going through the center of the pumpkin is difficult, go around the outside instead of through the center like I did on the Pauline Pumpkin. Just go down the side, weave your needle/ yarn around a sc close to the center and then back up to the top and loop around a sc there. Your sections will have two strands of yarn instead of 1 like the pictures show but as long as you pull your yarn tight, you’ll still get the puffed segments.

Big Ol' Pumpkin free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Big Ol’ Pumpkin free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

– Stem –
Rnd 1: Create a magic circle, ch 1, sc 6 times into the circle, slip st into the first st – 6 sc
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc into the same st a join, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next st, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * once more, slip st into the first st – 9 sc
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, into the next 2 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * once more, slip st into the first st – 12 sc
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc into the BLO of the same st as join and into the BLO of the next 11 sts, slip st into the first st – 12 sc
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 2 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 3 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * once more, slip st into the first st – 15 sc
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 14 sts, slip st into the first st – 15 sc
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next 4 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * once more, slip st into the first st – 18 sc
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 17 sts, slip st into the first st – 18 sc
Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 4 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 5 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * once more, slip st into the first st – 21 sc
Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 20 sts, slip st into the first st – 21 sc
Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next 6 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 6 sts,* repeat from * to * once more, slip st into the first st – 24 sc
Rnds 12 – 13: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 23 sts, slip st into the first st – 24 sc
Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 6 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 7 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * once more, slip st into the first st – 27 sc
Rnds 15 – 17: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 26 sts, slip st into the first st – 27 sc
Rnd 18: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next 8 sts, *sc twice into the same st a join, sc into the next 8 sts,* repeat from * to * once more, slip st into the first st – 30 sc
Rnds 19 – 20: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 29 sts, slip st into the first st – 30 sc
Rnd 21: Ch 1, sc into the FLO of the first st and sc into the FLO of the next 29 sts, slip st into the first st – 30 sc
Rnd 22: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join, sc into the next st, sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 2 sts, slip st into the next st, *sc into the next 2 sts, sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 2 sts, slip st into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 36 sc
Rnd 23: Ch 1, sc into the same st, hdc into the next st, hdc twice into the next st, hdc into the next 2 sts, sc into the next st, slip st around the next slip st and into the same space on row 21, *sc into the next st, hdc into the next st, hdc twice into the next st, hdc into the next 2 sts, sc into the next st, slip st around the next slip st and into the same space on row 21,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 12 sc, 30 hdc
Rnd 24: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join, hdc into the next st, dc into the next st, [tr, ch 1, picot, ch 1, tr] into the next st, dc into the next st, hdc into the next st, sc into the next st,slip st around the next slip st and into the same space on row 21, * sc into the next st, hdc into the next st, dc into the next st, [tr, ch 1, picot, ch 1, tr] into the next st, dc into the next st, hdc into the next st, sc into the next st,slip st around the next slip st and into the same space on row 21,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 12 sc, 12 hdc, 12 dc, 12 tr, 6 picots

Big Ol' Pumpkin free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Big Ol’ Pumpkin free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

– Tendrils –
The tendrils are 2 different sizes – one begins with a ch-80 and the other a ch-50 beginning. You can create tendrils as long as you want, just make an even number of chains for your beginning row and add 3 for your beginning picot.
Row 1: Ch 53, picot using the first 3 sts, *hdc twice into the next st, hdc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 24 more times – 75 sc, 1 picot
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Use the tail to secure your tendril to your pumpkin.
Make as many tendrils as you would like for your pumpkin.

 

Tada! There it is, one pretty big pumpkin! 😀

Big Ol' Pumpkin free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Big Ol’ Pumpkin free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

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