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Free Bulky Ribbed Pumpkin Crochet Pattern

Updated: Jun 13

Create a cozy fall accent with this free bulky ribbed pumpkin crochet pattern! This easy pattern, using chunky, bulky yarn, features a charming ribbed texture and includes detailed how-to instructions for crafting the ribbed textured pumpkin and stem. Perfect for adding a handmade touch to your seasonal decor.

Free Bulky Ribbed Pumpkin Crochet Pattern


About The Free Bulky Ribbed Pumpkin Crochet Pattern

One of my favorite things about Fall is Pumpkins! I have so many wonderful memories of going to the pumpkin patch with my children and looking for the perfect pumpkins to decorate the front porch. It might be too early in the year to have real pumpkins out, but it is the PERFECT time to start making your own crochet pumpkins to display or sell!

The ribbed pumpkin crochet pattern is free and easy! With a little bulky yarn and your crochet hook this simple tutorial will teach you how to make your own DIY chunky ribbed pumpkins! The Bulky Ribbed Pumpkin works up fast and comes with instructions for two sizes.

Crochet pumpkin stack, ribbed pumpkins in two sizes

Free Crochet Pattern: Bulky Ribbed Pumpkin

Crochet pattern information

Crochet Supplies:

5.5mm I hook

Pumpkin: Less than 110 yards bulky (5) yarn. I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Chunky in Spice

Stem: Small amount of Bulky 5 yarn in brown

Large needle for weaving in ends

Fiber-fil for stuffing


(US Terminology)

Ch: Chain

HDC: Half Double Crochet

HDCBLO: Half Double Crochet Back Loop Only

SLST: Slip stitch

F/O: Finish off


Small pumpkin 3" T x 3.5" W

Tall pumpkin 7" T and 3.5" W

(Height does not include stem)

Free Crochet Pumpkin Pattern


Numbers for small pumpkin listed first in the parenthesis. (S, T)

Row 1: Chain (21, 31) HDC in 2nd ch and across, ch1, turn. (20, 30)

For the remaining rows you will not be working into the top loops of the stitches, but into the loop below them. This will give you the ribbed look on your pumpkin. See photos below, I have marked the loops you will work into with a yellow dot.

Row 1 complete of the Free Bulky Ribbed Pumpkin Crochet Pattern

Row 2: HDC across, inserting hook through the loop from the bottom. Ch 1, turn. (20, 30)

Starting row 2 of the Free Bulky Ribbed Pumpkin Crochet Pattern

You will now have a raised rib where the top stitches have been pushed forward.

Row 2 of the Free Bulky Ribbed Pumpkin Crochet Pattern complete

Row 3: Working into the third loop, HDC across, ch1, turn. (20, 30)

Rows 4 – (35, 33)* repeat Row 3. Do not chain 1 at end of row (35, 33)

*small pumpkin has two more rows than the tall pumpkin.

Progress photos on how to crochet a ribbed pumpkin

Fold piece in half and SLST the ends together, F/O leaving a long tail, at least 18”.

(Since both sides have ribs there is no right or wrong side.)

Sewing closed the ribbed pumpkin

Thread a large needle onto the tail and begin working the needle through the ribs on the end of the rows all the way around. Pull tight to close.

To secure weave tail back and forth across the opening pulling tight.

Insert needle through the center of the end you just secured pulling your tail through to the opposite end.

Stuff with Fiber-fil and repeat instructions for closing on second side.


Row 1: Chain 6, HDC in 2nd chain and across, ch1, turn. (5)

Row 2: HDCBLO across, ch1, turn. (5)

Rows 3 – 4: Repeat Row 2

Finish off leaving a long tail. Whip stitch Row 4 to Row 1 to create the stem. Secure to the top of the pumpkin.

complete the stem from the Free Bulky Ribbed Pumpkin Crochet Pattern


Stay in touch

Carol Hladik

If you make a Bulky Ribbed Pumpkin tag me on Instagram @carol_hladik_designs so I can see it!

Happy Crocheting!

~ Carol

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