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 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:
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!
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!
Materials you will need:
- Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick | 86% Acrylic, 10% Wool, 4% Rayon | Super Bulky
- MillaMia Naturally Soft Super Chunky | 100% Wool | Super Bulky
- Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Solids | 100% Cotton | Worsted
- Crochet Hook Size: 9.00 mm & 4.5mm
- Safety Eyes: 9mm
- Tapestry Needle
- Stitch Markers
- Other non-crochet items from spooky picture scene:
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
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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 
Rnd 2: sc in each st around 
Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x2 
Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x2 
Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x2 
Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) x2 
Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x2 
Rnd 8: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x2 
Rnd 9: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x2 
Rnd 10: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) x2 
Rnd 11: (sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) x2 
Rnd 12: (sc in next 10 st, inc in next st) x2 
Rnd 13: (sc in next 11 st, inc in next st) x2 
Rnd 14: (sc in next 12 st, inc in next st) x2 
Rnd 15: (sc in next 13 st, inc in next st) x2 
Rnd 16: (sc in next 14 st, inc in next st) x2 
Rnd 17: (sc in next 15 st, inc in next st) x2 
Rnd 18: (sc in next 16 st, inc in next st) x2 
Rnd 19-20: sc in each st around 
Rnd 21: FLO sc in each st around 
Rnd 22: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x6 
Rnd 23: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x6 
Rnd 24: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x6 
Rnd 25: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) x6 
Rnd 26: (sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) x6 
Slip stitch to next st. Invisible fasten off and weave in end.
- 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 
Rnd 2: inc in each st around 12]
Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 
Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 
Rnd 5-10: sc in each st around 
Rnd 11: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x6 
Rnd 12: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 
Rnd 13: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x6 
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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