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Broccoli Free Crochet Pattern

I have a love/hate relationship with broccoli. I LOVE to eat it, and fortunately, my husband and my son do too. Give it to me raw with a bit of ranch or hummus, steamed with butter and salt, cooked into a casserole, as a pasta topping, as a salad with a creamy or vinaigrette dressing, grated, stir fried, in soup, in your eggs. The ways to eat it are endless and it makes an appearance once a week on our dinner table in some way, shape or form. So, when Benjamin requested broccoli to be added to his crochet toys, I was surprised that I hadn’t made a stalk for him yet! So finally, here it is… for him and for you…a broccoli free crochet pattern!

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Realistic and charming, these crochet broccoli bits will make the perfect, colorful addition to your little one’s toy food collection or do your crochet fruit and veg centerpiece. The pattern includes the method of crocheting the broccoli 3 different ways: the large stalk, large floret with stems and small floret. The printable pattern is available for free in the Resource Library here!

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Materials you will need for the Broccoli Free Crochet Pattern:

Schachenmayr 100% Organic Cotton: Sea Green x1 (DK/light worsted)
Stylecraft Naturals 100% Organic Cotton: Artichoke – x1 (DK/light worsted)
3.00 mm crochet hook
– Tapestry needle
Scissors
– Stitch markers
– Stuffing (here’s a great chance to use all those tiny yarn snippets you’ve been saving for stuffing!)

Skills & Pattern Abbreviations:

  • st (stitch)
  • sc (single crochet)
  • dc (double crochet)
  • hdc (half double crochet)
  • TcBo (triple crochet bobble)
  • BLO (back loop only)
  • FLO (front loop only)
  • inc (increase)
  • dec (decrease)
  • sl st (slip stitch)

Get the full printable pattern for the Broccoli here!

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This post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you. If you purchase materials through these links I earn a small commission which helps support my small business and allows me to continue to create free patterns for you! So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!

I’d love to see your finished broccoli bits! Post pics on instagram and tag me @offthebeatenhook. Enjoy!

Love crochet amigurumi? I have more free food toy patterns! Here’s a couple you might be interested in, but there are MANY more in my free crochet pattern library!

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How to Make a Single Crochet + Video Tutorial

Mastering the single crochet stitch is the best place to start when learning how to crochet. The techniques and finger + wrist movements that you learn when working through the single crochet will become the familiar foundation of all the crochet stitches and techniques you will learn afterwards. In this written + video tutorial you will learn how to make a single crochet stitch.

This tutorial is given using US terms. If your pattern is written in anything other than that, I’ve made a printable term conversion chart that you can reference so this all makes sense!

I’ll give you the written steps for how to make a single crochet stitch below, but it might be quicker to just watch my quick video tutorial which I’ve included below as well!

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Let me begin by introducing you to some of the important characteristics of the single crochet stitch.

ABBREVIATION & CHART SYMBOL:

In a pattern, the single crochet stitch is abbreviated SC (uppercase or lowercase). On a crochet chart, the symbol for single crochet is a “+” or an “X”.

HEIGHT & WEIGHT:

The single crochet stitch is short. It isn’t as short as a slip stitch, but it’s the next shortest basic stitch. Your project will not grow in height as quickly as using the taller half double crochet, double crochet or treble crochet. Because it is a nice stout stitch, the fabric it creates is tight and dense with very little drape and no gaps between stitches or rows. This is why it is the most common stitch used in amigurumi.

VERSATILITY:

Although it is one of the most basic stitches in the art of crochet, it is also super versatile. It can be used when crocheting rows, rounds and crocheted in any number of the 3 loops or the post of a stitch to create ribbing and other textures to your project.

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WRITTEN STEPS:

  1. Make a crochet chain in any number of stitches (or the number your pattern calls for)
  2. Insert your hook into the second chain from the hook
  3. Yarn over and pull up a loop (you now have 2 loops on your hook)
  4. Yarn over again and pull through both loops on your hook
  5. Repeat steps 2-4, by inserting your hook through the next chain or stitch on your project

VIDEO TUTORIAL:

You’re now off and on your way! Keep practicing these steps over and over and soon the single crochet will become second nature to you.

Want more quick and easy tutorials? Check out more in my FREE Resource Library.

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Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Free Crochet Pattern

Add a little special handmade decor to Halloween this year with this Spooky Pumpkin Trio! Super quick and easy, these creepy pumpkins will be done in no time (seriously, like 30 minutes each!). The pumpkins can be crocheted in colorful stripes or solids. Rather than a standard stem, they are spiffed up for Halloween with a crochet witch’s hat and friendly ghost. The optional skeleton hand for the stem of the large pumpkin adds a creepy-fun touch! Have fun with this Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Decoration free crochet pattern!

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This free pattern is supported by ads on my blog. You can also purchase the ad-free, printable pattern from my Etsy shop.

The 8-page PDF printable pattern includes lots of helpful in-the-making photos as well. You can download and print it, or simply save it to your computer to use for later.

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This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase materials using these links I may receive a small commission which in no way affects the cost to you. These partnerships help me support my blog and small business which allows me to continue providing you with free crochet patterns! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.

General Notes:

This Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Free Crochet Pattern is written in US terms. If needed, you can find a handy term conversion chart right here in my Resource Library. I recommend giving the pattern a read-through before you begin so you can visualize the big picture and consider any specific notes for help along the way! If you find you’re having trouble, the printable pattern in my Etsy shop comes with lots of in-the-making photos for each step of the way as well.

Size & Gauge:

Size:
Small pumpkin: 5″ wide x 3.5″ tall | Ghost: 2.5″ tall
Medium pumpkin: 8″ wide x 5.5″ tall | Witch Hat: 5.25″ wide x 5″ tall
Large pumpkin: 10″ wide x 7″ tall

Gauge: 4”x4” of half double crochet = 9 stitches x 5 rows. Ultimately with these, gauge isn’t critical. It won’t have to fit someone’s body or a specific space. My patterns will include the size of the finished item based on the yarn and hook I use. But if you want it smaller or bigger, just use a bigger or smaller yarn and hook!

10 Tips for sustainable crochet image reuse all yarn snippets

Yarn & Stuffing:

Yarn: Take your choice of yarn! Choose colors that bring you joy and fibers that feel good between your fingers. I use super chunky yarn for these pumpkins!

It’s very important for me to use only sustainable and eco-friendly yarn so I feel good about the impact I’m making on the environment with my craft. With these pumpkins, however, I shopped my stash to use up old yarn that had been waiting for a smaller project. You can do the same – but just remember if you use anything other than super bulky yarn, the finished pumpkins will be different sizes than mine (which is totally okay!)

The Legal Stuff:

This pattern or parts of it may not be reproduced, sold, distributed or translated without authorization. You can sell your finished items provided that you credit Off the Beaten Hook as the designer. Thank you for your respectfulness!

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Materials you will need:

Abbreviations used in the spooky halloween pumpkin decoration free crochet pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
hk – hook
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
fhdc – foundation half double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
fphdc – front post half double crochet
FLO – front loop only
(…) x – repeat instructions indicated number of times
[…] – number of stitches in row/round

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The Pattern

Notes:

  • The pumpkin is worked by creating a long rectangle of turning rows, seaming the rectangle into a tube and cinching the top and bottom closed
  • Chain 1 and turn at the end of every row. The turning chain does not count as a stitch.
  • If making stripes, it doesn’t matter which of the 2 colors you start with.
  • The pumpkins use the super bulky yarn with a 9.00 mm crochet hook

Leave a long starting tail before your slip knot. The tail will be used to cinch the pumpkin closed.

Row 1: fhdc 15 for small (M: 20, L: 25) Row 2: fphdc across

If making stripes, switch colors. If making solid, continue with same color.

Row 3: FLO hdc across
Row 4: 3rd loop only hdc across

If making stripes, switch colors. If making solid, continue with same color.

Row 5-20 (M:5-24, L:5-32): repeat rows 1-4, for a total of 5 sections for the small pumpkin, 6 sections for the medium, and 8 sections for the large. Each section consists of 4 rows. Note, that as you crochet the repeat rows, row “1” will be a row of standard hdc, versus the foundation hdc you did for the first row to start the pumpkin.

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SEAM THE RECTANGLE INTO A TUBE:

You now have a long rectangle. The right side is the one with the ridges that were created by the front post stitches. Bring the short sides together, with the wrong side facing out. Sl st along the edge through both stitches of both ends. Still with the wrong side out, use a tapestry needle and weave the yarn end in and out along the edge of the tube. Only pick up a single loop as you weave through, or else there will be too much material when you cinch the tube closed. Cinch tightly and secure with a few stitches. This is the bottom of the pumpkin.

Flip the tube right side out. Using a tapestry needle and a yarn tail, weave the end in and out along the edge of the tube. Just as you did with the bottom, only pick up a single loop as you weave through, or else there will be too much material when you cinch the tube closed. Stuff the pumpkin and cinch closed, leaving enough of a gap to insert your stem of choice. Tie off, but leave a long tail for shaping.

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SHAPE THE PUMPKIN

Using a long piece of yarn, bring the yarn from top to bottom along the outside, in between row 2 and 3 (or any line between a fpdc and FLO hdc row). Thread the needle through the bottom of the pumpkin and pull tightly to create a wedge. Secure the yarn on the bottom and continue the process of creating the wedges like this all the way around. The large pumpkin has 8 sections, the medium has 6 sections and the small has 5 sections. Secure and tie off the yarn and pull to the inside.

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WITCH HAT

  • The witch hat is worked in continuous rounds – do not join rounds, just keep on going!
  • The witch hat uses black worsted weight yarn and a 4.5mm crochet hook

Rnd 1: st 4 in a magic circle [4]

Rnd 2: sc in each st around [4]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x2 [6]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x2 [8]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x2 [10]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) x2 [12]

Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x2 [14]

Rnd 8: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x2 [16]

Rnd 9: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x2 [18]

Rnd 10: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) x2 [20]

Rnd 11: (sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) x2 [22]

Rnd 12: (sc in next 10 st, inc in next st) x2 [24]

Rnd 13: (sc in next 11 st, inc in next st) x2 [26]

Rnd 14: (sc in next 12 st, inc in next st) x2 [28]

Rnd 15: (sc in next 13 st, inc in next st) x2 [30]

Rnd 16: (sc in next 14 st, inc in next st) x2 [32]

Rnd 17: (sc in next 15 st, inc in next st) x2 [34]

Rnd 18: (sc in next 16 st, inc in next st) x2 [36]

Rnd 19-20: sc in each st around [36]

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Rnd 21: FLO sc in each st around [36]

Rnd 22: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 23: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 24: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 25: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) x6 [60]

Rnd 26: (sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) x6 [66]

Slip stitch to next st. Invisible fasten off and weave in end.

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FRIENDLY GHOST

  • The ghost is worked in continuous rounds – do not join rounds, just keep on going!
  • The ghost uses white or off-white worsted weight yarn and a 4.5mm crochet hook
  • 9mm safety eyes

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around 12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 5-10: sc in each st around [24]

Rnd 11: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 12: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 13: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x6 [30]

Slip stitch to next st. Invisible fasten off and weave in end. Insert 9mm safety eyes between rounds 7 & 8, spaced apart by 3 stitches. OPTIONAL: stuff lightly to keep round shape.

Top pumpkins with the witch hat, friendly ghost and skeleton hand! Display proudly and enjoy!

I would love to see your finished pumpkins! Post pics on Instagram and tag me @offthebeatenhook to share!

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Did you love this spooky halloween pumpkin decoration free crochet pattern? Want more free house & home crochet patterns? Check these out!

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40 Gift Ideas for Crocheters – Unique + Practical

Making your gift giving intentional and meaningful makes the giving so rewarding. Gift giving can be stressful when you hear the voice of obligation in your ear pressuring you to buy a gift for everyone you know and their uncle. What’s the point? No one wants a gift that’s given out of obligation rather than heart. So, let’s say goodby to the obligatory gift giving, and put a smile on your loved ones face by giving them something that is both practical and thoughtful. Whether for a birthday, or Christmas, or just for fun, here are 40 gift ideas for crocheters!

This post contains affiliate links. If you buy something using one of these links I may receive a small commission that in no way affects the cost to you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!

I’ve organized this list of 40 gift ideas for crocheters into categories. If you need to narrow down your search straight away, here’s where to find what you’re looking for:

  1. Ideas 1-15 are “essentials“. The items I suggest here are 100% practical items that crocheters often won’t “splurge” on themselves. We have hooks, we have yarn, we have what we need to get by. BUT, these are essentials stepped up a notch. These are things that every maker deserves but often won’t spend the money on themselves.
  2. Ideas 16-20 are ideal for STOCKING STUFFERS. Small and practical, snatch all of these and pop them into the stocking! You’ll get a wink from Ol’ Saint Nick.
  3. Ideas 21-25 are extra unique. These are ideas that might not even cross the mind of a maker, but are guaranteed to put a smile on their face. These ones will be surprising and so fun.
  4. Ideas 26-30 are personalized. A crochet item with their name inscribed!? These ones scream special.
  5. Ideas 31-35 are BOOKS. You really only need a small handful of books to perfect your crochet game. These are the ones I love and recommend.
  6. Ideas 36-40 are just plain funny. Perfect for any occasion, the crocheter in your life will get a real kick out of these.

1. Yarn Bowl

A yarn bowl is a crochet tool that takes so much frustration out of handling your yarn. It prevents snags and tangles and keeps the yarn from rolling underneath the couch where god-knows-what lives. Tired of animal hairs all over your yarn? Yarn bowl.

2. Clover Amour Crochet Hook Set

I’m a HUGE advocate for using incredible crochet hooks. I’ve written an entire e-guide on this subject. Give your loved one a hook upgrade. A set of these ergonomic hooks by Clover are a luxury to have. They make finding the flow so easy and give fingers, hands and wrists a welcome reprieve with the ergonomic grip.

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3. Yarn (not the “standard” stuff)

I’m passionate about sustainable crochet which includes using sustainable yarn. Splurge on a gift of some really delicious yarn that is 100% organic cotton or some Peruvian Highland wool from sheep who are humanely raised, roaming the majestic highlands of Peru. There are so many incredible options out there that you might want to include your crocheter in this decision making.

4. Tulip Hook Set

I couldn’t skip my personal favorite crochet tool. It’s taken me years to one-off collect these incredible hooks. They are ergonomic and lightweight. The yarn glides beautifully on and off these hooks. You cannot go wrong with Clover Amour mentioned earlier as well, but if I HAD to choose, these would be the winner. If you’re looking for the perfect hook for yourself, reference my Ultimate Guide to Crochet Hooks to help you find your perfect hook-mate!

5. Yarn Storage

If you live with a crochet lover, no doubt you’ve had every surface of your home covered in a project involving yarn. Give them this clever bag which has compartments not only for yarn, but all the crochet tools and gadgets used for every project!

6. Yarn Winder

Have you ever heard explatives coming from the other room as your crocheter madly frogs their project? Yep. It’s inevitable, but a yarn winder makes this job 100x quicker, plus it re-organizes the yarn so it’s ready to be used again immediately.

7. Yarn Swift

A yarn winder and swift are like Gumby and Pokey. One is lost without the other. But this especially holds true for the yarn swift. You can’t use the swift without the winder, so if you’re going for the swift, be sure to buy the winder too.

8. Gauge Measurement Tool

Proper gauge is critical in crochet – especially when it comes to apparel. This beautiful gauge tool makes it a breeze to measure the gauge of a project to make sure it will turn out perfectly.

9. Digital Scale

A kitchen scale? Yes. Weighing yarn is a great way to see how much of a skein you’ve used and how much is left over. This is a must-have for crochet designers.

10. Blocking Mats

Blocking mats make blocking crochet projects a breeze. Gone are the days of trying to tack projects to the wall or other homemade DIY blocking device. Take it from me.

11. Pom-pom Makers

Pom-poms add some fun flair to all kinds of crochet projects. I used to use homemade pom-pom makers out of cardboard which got the job done okay, but not great. I finally upgraded about a year ago. Make it easy on your crochet lover with these pom-pom makers!

12. Zipper Pouch

Mobile crocheting is a WHOLE THING. Everyone needs a zipper pouch to carry all the essentials for your projects on-the-go. I love this one because it’s cylindrical rather than flat. It makes it super easy to root around and find that stitch marker you’re looking for at the bottom of the bag.

13. Crafters Gloves

Whether from chronic pain, or just finger fatigue from long crochet sessions, these gloves are a makers best friend. They reduce pain and inflammation. These are a must-have for your crochet tool bag.

14. Grid Notebook

Perfect for designers, these mobile-sized grid notebooks make it easy to keep track of designs – both written and doodled.

15. Gift Cards

Gift cards are a great option if you’re in a pinch to find something great. If you know where your crochet lover likes to shop, gift cards are an instant winner.

16. Stitch Markers (stocking stuffer friendly!)

Stocking stuffer alert! You cannot go wrong with stitch markers. They are essential; they are constantly disappearing. They run away quicker than socks from the dryer.

17. Tapestry Needles – Bent-tip (stocking stuffer friendly!)

Another great stocking stuffer are bent-tip tapestry needles. Sadly, I didn’t discover the bent-tip version until way too late. They revolutionize the tedious and often dreaded task of seaming.

18. Retractable Measuring Tape (stocking stuffer friendly!)

Measure twice, stitch once. An essential crochet tool, these retractable measuring tapes are super compact and convenient.

19. Scissor Snips (stocking stuffer friendly!)

Snips are a definite step up from the traditional scissor design. Grab them and snip – it makes snipping quicker and closer. These ones are super sharp & compact!

20. Stitch Counter (stocking stuffer friendly!)

Make counting rows foolproof with this finger stitch counter. Just hit the button each time you complete a row. These save time by not having to go back and count again and again.

21. Crochet Hook Earrings – Upcycled Handmade

I’m excited to include a hanfdul of SUPER fun and unique gift ideas on this list of 40 gift ideas for crocheters. These earrings are so creative! Subtle, but a definite fashion statement, your crochet lover will LOVE these!

22. Crochet Hook Bracelet – Upcycled Handmade

Another super fun option for upcycled crochet hook jewelry.

23. Crochet Hook Ring – Handmade

Crochet hook jewelry is creative and makes a crochet-lover fashion statement. These rings aren’t actually made with crochet hooks, but use precious metals (of your choice) molded to look like a size G crochet hook. This one is a splurge and will be EXTRA special for your loved one.

24. Upcycled Handmade Crochet Hook Suncatcher

If your crochet-lover isn’t all that into jewelry, but would still appreciate the artistic expression of up-cycled crochet hooks, this is a really fun, unique and special option.

25. Yarn Tension Ring

Help prevent finger fatigue with this yarn tension ring! It takes the work out of keeping tension on your yarn between your fingers.

26. Personalized Crochet Hook

Order a personalized crochet hook for your crochet-lover! Whether it’s their name or a cheeky saying, this will be a keeper forever!

27. Personalized Handmade Tags

Does your crochet-lover love making gifts for others? Make their gift giving extra special with these personalized hang-tags with their name on them!

28. Personalized Stitch Markers

These personalized stitch markers will add a special touch and a smile every time they’re working through a project!

29. Personalized Project Bag

This personalized project bag is adorable + hilarious. Make their mobile-making fun! Your crochet-lover will LOVE carrying their projects in public with this eye-catching personalized tote.

30. Personalized Crochet Notebook

Everyone who crochets makes notes – whether it’s on a written pattern or in a notebook. Make their note-making special with this personalized crochet notebook!

31. Amigurumi Book: Animal Friends of Pica Pau

This is the first crochet book I ever purchased and it made me fall in love with crochet – especially amigurumi. It is well laid out and the patterns are super easy to follow. It even has a “how to” section in the front. I’m including 5 books on this list of 40 gift ideas for crocheters. If you buy just one, this is it!

32. Stitch Collection Book: Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters

This book includes 200 stitch patterns that are taught using row by row explanation as well as in picture using stitch chart symbols. It is nicely organized into categories with similar stitch types. This book was recommended to me early on.

33. Crochet Book: The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs

With 500 stitch patterns, you will never be lost for ideas for your next design!

34. Crochet Tips & Techniques Book

Filled with easy-to-follow tutorials, this book is great for beginners. It’s not just another stich idea book, this one is filled with techniques and tips to take your crochet to the next level.

35. Crochet Granny Squares Book

Would crochet be the same without the granny square? No. This book will teach you all about this classic skill.

36. Cheeky Crochet Mug

These last 5 ideas on this whopping list of 40 gift ideas for crocheters are just to make them giggle. If it doesn’t make sense to you, it will make sense to them. Trust me.

37. Funny Crochet T-Shirt

38. Funny Crochet Bag

39. Funny Crochet Sticker

40. Cheeky Crochet T-Mug #2

That wraps up my list of 40 gift ideas for crocheters. I’d love to hear your gift ideas! Leave a comment with any additional gift ideas for crocheters!

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Autumn Pumpkin Decoration Free Crochet Pattern

Add a little special handmade decor to fall this year with this adorable crochet pumpkin trio! Super quick and easy, these charming pumpkins will be done in no time (seriously, like 30 minutes each). These are perfect for the beginner who wants to learn some new stitch techniques. They are made completely of turning rows of half double crochet with some stitch techniques thrown in to add the beautiful ribbed texture. Have fun with this Autumn Pumpkin Decoration free crochet pattern!

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I’m going to share a secret with you. These pumpkins don’t have to be orange at all! Find your own color inspiration! The options are endless – these pumpkins look great in all colors. Pick colors that match your home decor and you’ll have these crochet pumpkins featured as the centerpiece of your family dinner table for years to come.

This free pattern is supported by ads on my blog. You can also purchase the ad-free, printable pattern from my Etsy shop.

The 7-page PDF printable pattern includes lots of helpful in-the-making photos as well. You can download and print it, or simply save it to your computer to use for later.

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This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase materials using these links I may receive a small commission which in no way affects the cost to you. These partnerships help me support my blog and small business which allows me to continue providing you with free crochet patterns! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.

General Notes:

This autumn pumpkin decoration free crochet pattern is written in US terms. If needed, you can find a handy term conversion chart right here in my Resource Library. I recommend giving the pattern a read-through before you begin so you can visualize the big picture and consider any specific notes for help along the way! If you find you’re having trouble, the printable pattern in my Etsy shop comes with lots of in-the-making photos for each step of the way as well.

Size & Gauge:

Size:
Small pumpkin: 6″ wide x 4″ tall
Medium pumpkin: 8: wide x 5.5″ tall
Large pumpkin: 10″ wide x 8″ tall

Gauge: 4”x4” of half double crochet = 9 stitches x 5 rows. Ultimately with these, gauge isn’t critical. It won’t have to fit someone’s body or a specific space. My patterns will include the size of the finished item based on the yarn and hook I use. But if you want it smaller or bigger, just use a bigger or smaller yarn and hook!

10 Tips for sustainable crochet image reuse all yarn snippets

Yarn & Stuffing:

Yarn: Take your choice of yarn! Choose colors that bring you joy and fibers that feel good between your fingers. I use super chunky yarn for these pumpkins!

It’s very important for me to use only sustainable and eco-friendly yarn so I feel good about the impact I’m making on the environment with my craft. With these pumpkins, however, I shopped my stash to use up old yarn that had been waiting for a smaller project. You can do the same – but just remember if you use anything other than super bulky yarn, the finished pumpkins will be different sizes than mine (which is totally okay!)

The Legal Stuff:

This pattern or parts of it may not be reproduced, sold, distributed or translated without authorization. You can sell your finished items provided that you credit Off the Beaten Hook as the designer. Thank you for your respectfulness!

Autumn Pumpkin Trio Free Crochet Pattern Image Medium Pumpkin Side View

Materials you will need:

Abbreviations used in the autumn pumpkin decoration free crochet pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
hk – hook
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
fhdc – foundation half double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
fphdc – front post half double crochet
FLO – front loop only
(…) x – repeat instructions indicated number of times
[…] – number of stitches in row/round

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The Pattern

Notes:

  • The pumpkin is worked by creating a long rectangle of turning rows, seaming the rectangle into a tube and cinching the top and bottom closed
  • Chain 1 and turn at the end of every row. The turning chain does not count as a stitch.

Leave a long starting tail before your slip knot. The tail will be used to cinch the pumpkin closed.

Row 1: fhdc 10 for small (M: 20, L: 30)

Row 2: fphdc across

Row 3: FLO hdc across

Row 4: 3rd loop only hdc across

Row 5-16 (M:5-20, L:5-24): repeat rows 1-4, for a total of 4 sections for the small pumpkin, 5 sections for the medium, and 6 sections for the large. Each section consists of 4 rows. Note, that as you crochet the repeat rows, row “1” will be a row of standard hdc, versus the foundation hdc you did for the first row to start the pumpkin.

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LEAF ON LARGE PUMPKIN:

Row 1: ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hk, dc in 3rd ch from hk,

tc in 4th ch from hk, dc in 5th ch from hk, sc in last ch. Fasten off.

SEAM THE RECTANGLE INTO A TUBE:

You now have a long rectangle. The right side is the one with the ridges that were created by the front post stitches. Bring the short sides together, with the wrong side facing out. Sl st along the edge through both stitches of both ends. Still with the wrong side out, use a tapestry needle and weave the yarn end in and out along the edge of the tube. Only pick up a single loop as you weave through, or else there will be too much material when you cinch the tube closed. Cinch tightly and secure with a few stitches. This is the bottom of the pumpkin.

Flip the tube right side out. Using a tapestry needle and a yarn tail, weave the end in and out along the edge of the tube. Just as you did with the bottom, only pick up a single loop as you weave through, or else there will be too much material when you cinch the tube closed. Stuff the pumpkin and cinch closed, leaving enough of a gap to insert your stem of choice. Tie off, but leave a long tail for shaping.

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SHAPE THE PUMPKIN

Using a long piece of yarn, bring the yarn from top to bottom along the outside, in between row 2 and 3 (or any line between a fpdc and FLO hdc row). Thread the needle through the bottom of the pumpkin and pull tightly to create a wedge. Secure the yarn on the bottom and continue the process of creating the wedges like this all the way around. The large pumpkin has 6 sections, the medium has 5 sections and the small has 4 sections. Secure and tie off the yarn and pull to the inside. Put in your stems of choice! Enjoy!

I would love to see your finished pumpkins! Post pics on Instagram and tag me @offthebeatenhook to share!

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Loofah Free Crochet Pattern – the Alpine Bath Collection

Add a little luxury spa to your bath with this handmade crochet loofah. Made with 100% organic cotton, this washable shower pouf is the perfect balance between gentle exfoliation from the texture and soft cleansing from the super soft cotton fiber. This loofah also makes a great gift individually or as part of the complete Alpine Bath Spa Set. The printable Loofah free crochet pattern can be downloaded from the Resource Library here.

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One of the things I love about this loofah is the perfect texture. The super soft organic cotton is made up into a scrunchy fabric that’s perfect for gentle exfoliation and washing. Plus, since it’s 100% cotton, you can simply machine wash and dry!

The Alpine Bath Loofah pattern is also available for instant download from my Etsy shop.

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This loofah pattern is part of the complete Alpine Bath Spa Set which includes 4 crocheted bath items that make a perfect gift for yourself or someone you love! The spa set includes patterns for soap saver, loofah shower pouf, washcloth and face scrubbies with a basket to hold them in. You can find the Alpine Bath Spa Set pattern bundle here.

Materials you will need for the Alpine Bath Loofah Free Crochet Pattern:

Rico Essentials Organic Cotton Aran | 100% organic cotton
4.50 mm crochet hook
– Tapestry needle
Scissors
– Stitch markers

Skills & Pattern Abbreviations:


ch (chain)
st (stitch)
hk (hook)
sl st (slip stitch)
dc (double crochet)
inc (increase)
(…)x (repeat instructions indicated number of times)
[…] total number of stitches in round

Get the full printable pattern for the loofah here!

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