Updated: Jun 4
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 pumpkin patch to display or sell!
The Bulky Ribbed Pumpkin works up fast and comes with instructions for two sizes.
Small pumpkin 3" T x 3.5" W. Tall pumpkin 7" T and 3.5" W
(Height does not include stem)
Bulky Ribbed Pumpkin Crochet Pattern
by Carol Hladik Designs
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
HDC: Half Double Crochet
HDCBLO: Half Double Crochet Back Loop Only
SLST: Slip stitch
F/O: Finish off
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 2: HDC across, inserting hook through the loop from the bottom. Ch 1, turn. (20, 30)
You will now have a raised rib where the top stitches have been pushed forward.
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.
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.)
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.
If you make a Bulky Ribbed Pumpkin tag me on Instagram @carol_hladik_designs so I can see it!