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Free Pattern: Pumpkin Amigurumi

Hi all! I have a really simple and festive amigurumi pattern to share with you all:

PUMPKINS! As you can see, I maaaaybe went a little overboard on making them. I really like fall, okay? So to share my love of fall to you all (and in time for Halloween) I’ve whipped together my notes and made this pumpkin amigurumi pattern.

Materials needed:

  1. 5mm crochet hook
  2. Worsted weight yarn in brown and orange (or whatever color you want!)
  3. Polyfil stuffing
  4. Tapestry needle

Main body:

With 5mm hook and (orange) yarn, ch 2

R1: 6sc in 1st chain (6)

R2: inc in each st (12)

R3: *sc, inc* (18)

R4: *2sc, inc* (24)

R5: *3sc, inc* (30)

R6: *4sc, inc* (36)

R7: *5sc, inc* (42)

R8: *6sc, inc* (48)

R9 – 16: sc around (total of 8 rows)

R17: *6sc, dec*

R18: *5sc, dec*

R19: *4sc, dec*

R20: *3sc, dec*

R21: *2sc, dec*

R22: *sc, dec*

Stuff the pumpkin here! Don’t stuff it too firmly – it should be kind of squashy.

R23: dec in each st

Fasten off, leaving a 12 inch tail. Thread the tail through the tapestry needle, sew through each of the remaining 6 stitches, and pull tight to cinch closed. Tie a knot, but DON’T cut the yarn!

I’m using a lighter color so you can see better. Send the yarn straight up through that 1st chain you made and put the 6sc through. You’ll come up through this hole each time. Can you see how the increases made a sort of hexagon shape? This is the line you’ll cinch the pumpkin on. I put my fingers on two of the “lines” in this picture.


Lay your yarn flat along the line, then sew through the cinched hole in the bottom. Come straight back up, and pull tightly, making one wedge of the pumpkin.


Continue sewing like this on each line, cinching the yarn tightly to make the wedge. Once you’re all done, it’ll look like this:


Tie another knot, and weave the tail in!


In brown, ch 2

R1: 6sc in first ch

R2 – R4: sc around.

Fasten off, and leave a tail for sewing (6 inches should do it!)

Lightly stuff the stem, then sew it in the center of the top of the pumpkin body.

All done!

I’d love to see your finished pumpkin – comment a link to your blog with a picture, or tag me on Instagram @craftchampion!

As always, please don’t redistribute or sell this pattern as your own! You can share it, but please link back to my blog or share from my blog. You can also sell anything you make on a small scale, giving credit to me as designer.

Thanks for stopping by, and happy crafting!


18 thoughts on “Free Pattern: Pumpkin Amigurumi

  1. Would it be ok if I translated your pumpkin pattern to Icelandic and distributed it in my library knitting group? I would of course credit you and link to your website

  2. Hi there, I am new to crochet and am working on your adorable pattern. I have a quick question about the decreases. How do I know how many stitches are in each round? I’m sorry if this is a dumb question 🙂

    1. SO, I’m 90% sure on this: that the decreases are the same as the increases. So, after Rounds 9-16 are just regular (not increases or decrease, then you’ll start decreasing exactly the same number of stitches as you did for the comparable increase.

      This is cause you start out with a 6sc in the ch2, so you’re just increasing by 6 sts each inc round, so you do the same for the Dec rounds. The only rounds you’re not increasing or decreasing are R1, R9-16 and the last R23.


      R9 – 16: sc around (total of 8 rows)Because we’ve just finished a straight SC round

      ACTUALLY THIS IS “ROW 8-15” (although it says R9-16, R stands for Round not Row–so that messes some people up) SEE, R1 ISN’T REALLY A “ROW”, but it is a “ROUND”, IT’S THE PART AT THE TOP (OR BOTTOM DEPENDING ON HOW YOU LOOK AT IT LOL) THAT’S NOT MAKING A STRIPE (IF YOU USE ALTERNATING COLORS)

      R17: *6sc, dec* 48

      R18: *5sc, dec* 42

      R19: *4sc, dec* 36

      R20: *3sc, dec* 30

      R21: *2sc, dec* 24

      R22: *sc, dec* 21 *

      1. Whoops, I’m so sorry I made a typo on R22 !!!
        I meant 18 not 21, SORRY!
        Hey, After I stuffed it, I “saw it” so you’ll see it too! How you do 1 more Dec round after staffing and bind off cause that’s the end–
        Plus, weaving in the end helped a LOT to make it look the same on both sides–

        So, at R23 you should end w/ 12 sts
        R23: *sc, dec* (12)

  3. OMG Sorry AGAIN!!! I think the R23 is actually a Dec
    In my 1st comment ere I said R23 is not a Dec round, but I think it is.
    I’m so sorry to over-comment! I just didn’t wanna make it worse–now my yarn’s tangled around the cat and I can’t find my crochet hook!!! lol Happy Halloween everybody! 😉

  4. Hi! I know this article is from 2018, but if I wanted to put little safety eyes onto my pumpkin, do you have any recommendations on where to put them at? Thank you!

    1. Hi! I would probably add them so they fall right over the places where you’ve cinched the pumpkin, and about halfway down. I’ve never added safety eyes to one before, so you might want to experiment a bit! Sometimes I’ll stuff a project completely, then push the safety eyes through and get them lined up to see what’s cutest. Then unstuff and attach the eyes! Hope that’s helpful!

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