Vintage Pumpkin – Crochet Pattern

I thought I’d have some fun and design my own pumpkin. I know, as usual, a holiday too late, but still this is a cute home decor item. I decided to dress it up by making it look a bit more rustic/vintage looking with lace and fabric flowers. I decided to get fancy in my stitches, too, but I have included a simpler pattern, as well, if you don’t want to tackle my original design.

Vintage Crochet PumpkinMaterials:
1 ½ skeins of worsted weight yarn in pumpkin color (A).
– small amount of worsted weight yarn in stem color (B).
– Size H (5.0mm) Crochet Hook
– Small and Large Yarn Needle
– Fiberfil
– Lace Ribbon (optional)
– 
Fabric Flowers (optional)

Size: 8 ” diameter x 6 ½” high including stem

Guage:
Not critical for this project.

Difficulty:
❤❤♡♡ Beginner – Intermediate

Abbreviations:
ch = Chain
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = Slip Stitch
sk = Skip
sc = Single Crochet
sc dec = Single Crochet Decrease
blo = Back Loop Only
FO = Finish Off
Special Stitches:
MC – Magic Circle

Instructions:

  • This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.
  • Place a marker in the first stitch of every round to indicate the beginning and move the marker up at the start of each new round.
  • All stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise indicated.
  • Instructions between ** and () are to be repeated as indicated.
  • Instructions between [] are made in the same st.
  • Numbers between () at the end of the round indicate the total amount of stitches in that round.

Lined Crochet PumpkinLined Large Pumpkin:
The nice thing about this pattern is that it is fine as is without adding the lace. You get the wedges or lines of the pumpkin in this design without needing to add anything extra.
Worked in the round without joining. Stuff pumpkin as you go.
With color A and H (5.0mm) hook,
Round 1: 8 sc in MC. (8)
Round 2:  *2 sc* repeat around. (16)
Round 3: *2 sc, sc* repeat around. (24)
Round 4: *2 sc, sc 2* repeat around. (32)
Round 5: *2 sc, sc 3* repeat around. (40)
Round 6: *4 sc in same st, sc dec twice* repeat around. (48)
Round 7: sk 1st st, *(3 sc in same st,  2 sc in same st), sc dec twice* repeat 7 times, repeat () once more, sc dec, sc. (56)
Round 8: sk 1st st, *(2 sc in each of next 3 sts), sc dec twice* repeat 7 times, repeat () once more, sc dec, sc. (64)
Round 9: sk 1st st, *(2 sc, sc, 2sc, 2sc), sc dec twice* repeat 7 times, repeat () once more, sc dec, sc. (72)
Round 10: sk 1st st, *(2 sc, sc, 2 sc, sc, 2 sc), sc dec twice* repeat 7 times, repeat () once more, sc dec, sc. (80)
Round 11: sk 1st st, *(2 sc, sc 2, 2 sc, sc, 2 sc), sc dec twice* repeat 7 times, repeat () once more, sc dec, sc. (88)
Round 12: sk 1st st, *(2 sc, sc 2, 2 sc, sc 2, 2 sc), sc dec twice* repeat 7 times, repeat () once more, sc dec, sc. (96)
Round 13: sk 1st st, *(2 sc, sc 2, 2 sc, sc 3, 2 sc), sc dec twice* repeat 7 times, repeat () once more, sc dec, sc. (104)
Round 14: sk 1st st, *(2 sc, sc 3, 2 sc, sc 3, 2 sc), sc dec twice* repeat 7 times, repeat () once more, sc dec, sc. (112)
Round 15: sk 1st st, *(2 sc, sc 4, 2 sc, sc 3, 2 sc), sc dec twice* repeat 7 times, repeat () once more, sc dec, sc. (120)
Round 16-35: sk 1st st, *(2 sc, sc 9, 2 sc), sc dec twice* repeat 7 times, repeat () once more, sc dec, sc. (120)
Round 36: sk 1st st, *(2 sc, sc 4, sc dec, sc 3, 2 sc), sc dec twice* repeat 7 times, repeat () once more, sc dec, sc. (112)
Round 37: sk 1st st, *(2 sc, sc 3, sc dec, sc 3, 2 sc), sc dec twice* repeat 7 times, repeat () once more, sc dec, sc. (104)
Round 38: sk 1st st, *(2 sc, sc 2, sc dec, sc 3, 2 sc), sc dec twice* repeat 7 times, repeat () once more, sc dec, sc. (96)
Round 39: sk 1st st, *(2 sc, sc 2, sc dec, sc 2, 2 sc), sc dec twice* repeat 7 times, repeat () once more, sc dec, sc. (88)
Round 40: sk 1st st, *(2 sc, sc 2, sc dec, sc, 2 sc), sc dec twice* repeat 7 times, repeat () once more, sc dec, sc. (80)
Round 41: sk 1st st, *(2 sc, sc, sc dec, sc, 2 sc), sc dec twice* repeat 7 times, repeat () once more, sc dec, sc. (72)
Round 42: sk 1s st, *(2 sc, sc, sc dec, 2 sc), sc dec twice* repeat 7 times, repeat () once more, sc dec, sc. (64)
Round 43: sk 1st st, *(2 sc, sc dec, 2 sc), sc dec twice* repeat 7 times, repeat () once more, sc dec, sc. (56)
Round 44: sk 1st st, *(2 sc, sk st, 2 sc), sc dec twice* repeat 7 times, repeat () once more, sc dec, sc. (48)
Round 45: *sc 4, sc dec* around. (40)
Round 46: *sc 3, sc dec* around. (32)
Round 47: *sc 2, sc dec* around. (24)
Round 48: *sc, sc dec* around. (16)
Round 49: *sc dec* around. (8)
Firmly stuff pumpkin. F.O. Leave long tail to weave in remaining sts and pull closed. Weave in ends.

Simple Large Pumpkin:
With this pattern, the wedges will have to created after the pumpkin is created by wrapping the string around the pumpkin into 8 sections.
Worked in the round without joining. Stuff pumpkin as you go.
With color A and H (5.0mm) hook,
Round 1: 8 sc in MC. (8)
Round 2: *2 sc* around. (16)
Round 3: *2 sc, sc* around. (24)
Round 4: *2 sc, sc 2* around. (32)
Round 5: *2 sc, sc 3* around. (40)
Round 6: *2 sc, sc 4* around. (48)
Round 7: *2 sc, sc 5* around. (56)
Round 8: *2 sc, sc 6* around. (64)
Round 9: *2 sc, sc 7* around. (72)
Round 10: *2 sc, sc 8* around.  (80)
Round 11: *2 sc, sc 9* around. (88)
Round 12: *2 sc, sc 10* around. (96)
Round 13: *2 sc, sc 11* around. (104)
Round 14: *2 sc, sc 12* around. (112)
Round 15: *2 sc, sc 13* around. (120)
Round 16-35: sc in each st around. (120)
Round 36: *sc dec, sc 13* around. (112)
Round 37: *sc dec, sc 12* around. (104)
Round 38: *sc dec, sc 11* around. (96)
Round 39: *sc dec, sc 10* around. (88)
Round 40: *sc dec, sc 9* around. (80)
Round 41: *sc dec, sc 8* around. (72)
Round 42: *sc dec, sc 7* around. (64)
Round 43: *sc dec, sc 6* around. (56)
Round 44: *sc dec, sc 5* around. (48)
Round 45: *sc dec, sc 4* around. (40)
Round 46: *sc dec, sc 3* around. (32)
Round 47: *sc dec, sc 2* around. (24)
Round 48: *sc dec, sc* around. (16)
Round 49: *sc dec* around. (8)
Firmly stuff pumpkin. F.O.Leave extra long tail to weave in remaining sts, pull closed, and to create wedges. Weave in ends.

With darning needle and long tail of yarn, sew the opening closed. To form the wedges, wrap the tail around the sides of the pumpkin, insert the needle through the bottom hole of the pumpkin and push the needle back through the top hole, pull slightly to tighten. Do this for each section. I made 8 sections. Tie off yarn and bury the tail.

For Both Pumpkins, add lace (optional):
With large darning needle and lace, tie a slip knot at the top of your pumpkin to start (tie knots at the top as the stem will cover them). Wrap the tail around the sides of the pumpkin, taking care to go over the lines of the wedges. Insert the needle through each side of the bottom circle of the pumpkin (see fig. B for illustration) and go up opposite side’s wedge line, pull slightly to tighten, knot at top to hold. Do not finish off. Do next section in the same manner and for each section. Tie off yarn and bury the tail.

Top of Pumpkin with Lace

Fig A. Top of Pumpkin

Bottom of Pumpkin with Lace

Fig B. Bottom of Pumpkin

Curved Stem:
Worked in the round without joining.
Tip: Keep sl sts loose.
With color A and H (5.0mm) hook,
Round 1: 8 sc in MC. (8)
Round 2: *2 sc* repeat around. (16)
Round 3: In blo, sc around. (16)
Round 4-6: In both loops, sc around. (16)
Round 7: sl st in next 6 sts, sc in next 10 sts. (16)
Round 8: sc in each st around. (16)
Round 9-14: Repeat Round 7 & 8.
Round 16: *[hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc] in next st, sc 3* repeat around. (48)
Firmly stuff stem. F.O.Leave long tail sew to top of pumpkin. Weave in ends.

Straight Stem:
Worked in the round without joining. 
With color A and H (5.0mm) hook,
Round 1: 8 sc in MC. (8)
Round 2: *2 sc* repeat around. (16)
Round 3: In blo, sc around. (16)
Round 4-14: In both loops, sc around. (16)
Round 15: *2 sc, sc* repeat around. (24)
Round 16: *[hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc] in next st, sc 3* repeat around. (48)
Firmly stuff stem. F.O.Leave long tail sew to top of pumpkin. Weave in ends.

Vintage Fabric FlowersFor Both Pumpkins, add flowers (optional):
After adding them stem, glue fabric flowers around stem edge. For curved stem, I glued the flowers on the side away from the curve.

Link to Painted Hinge’s Free Leaf Patterns:
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