Once the air turns crisp and the sweaters come out, that means it’s time for pumpkin everything! I love the time of year when everything is flavored pumpkin from drinks to baked goods to candles. Give me all of the pumpkin! That also means that it’s time to start making all of the crochet pumpkins too. This year I wanted to try something different and make some crochet velvet pumpkins with bobble accents. Who knew pumpkins could look even prettier?? Soon you’ll fall in love with this free crochet velvet pumpkin pattern and will be filling your house with all of the crochet pumpkin decor.
Three of my favorite things are: Bernat velvet yarn, pumpkins, and crochet bobbles. So of course the only logical thing to do is combine all three and make some crochet velvet pumpkins! This year these are all the rage, and you’ll find velvet pumpkins at almost any store filled with fall home decor. However, why buy them when you can make your own! After seeing so many, I thought I should create an affordable and stylish crochet pumpkin that was easy to make and just as beautiful. It’s quickly become one of my favorite fall crochet patterns that I’ve designed so far!
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This fall crochet pumpkin pattern is one of the easiest crochet patterns you’ll ever make! The pattern is worked flat in rows of double crochets and bobble stitches with the bulky velvet yarn, which helps it work up super fast. Once the piece is all crocheted, you join the two ends together, and then use a basting stitch to bunch up the top and bottom. Then you stuff it, and wrap the yarn around the pumpkin to create ridges around it. It’s so fun! If you’re worried you won’t be able to make it, worry no longer. I’ve created a step by step video tutorial that walks you through how to make it. You can find that on my Youtube Channel at: How to Crochet Velvet Pumpkins in 3 sizes. For the pattern for all three sizes, grab a discounted ad-free pdf for just $2 from my shop here!
Last year when velvet yarn came out, I immediately joined the velvet lovers club and couldn’t stop using the incredible soft bulky yarn that Bernat created. Then Lion Brand Yarn created a velvet yarn too, Vel Luxe, which is just as soft and fun to work with! If you’ve never tried velvet yarn, this is a great pattern to try it with. It’s some of the softest yarn that I’ve ever worked with, and it works for everything from garments to these velvet pumpkins. If you’re not a fan of the velvet yarn, you can use your favorite bulky weight yarn. If you prefer the Vel-Luxe yarn, which is a worsted weight, then just add a few more stitches to each size and work the rest up the same. Super easy to use whatever yarn you like!
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- Bernat Velvet Yarn (Weight 5 Bulky yarn) or other Bulky yarn. (You could also use Lion Brand’s Vel-Luxe yarn as a substitution and add a few more ch stitches to start the first row. Or if you hate velvet, then you can use any other bulky yarn.)
- Size Small: 50 yards
- Size Medium: 100 yards
- Size Large: 150 yards
- Super Bulky yarn for stem 10 yards, I used Wool Ease Thick and Quick in Sequoia
- Size 7.0mm crochet hook
- Yarn Needle
- Polyester Fiberfill
- Ch = Chain stitch
- Sl St = Slip Stitch
- dc = double crochet
- bobble = bobble stitch (*yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops,* repeat till you have six loops on your hook, then yarn over and pull yarn through all six) If you’ve never done a bobble stitch, check out my tutorial at: Bobble Stitch Crochet tutorial
- sc = single crochet
- Free pattern is for the small size of velvet pumpkin. Grab a $2 ad-free premium pdf to get all three sizes: small, medium, and large! I have this pattern discounted as a service to you my loyal reader!
- Want to avoid crochet mistakes while crocheting this pattern? Learn how to avoid them with my blog post: 10 Mistakes Common Mistakes Crocheters Make and How to Avoid Them.
- This pattern uses US crochet terminology.
- Each pumpkin size is worked flat and then joined together to make the finished pumpkin size.
- Video tutorial below shows how to crochet the pumpkins step by step.
- I recommend reading through the pattern completely before beginning just to make sure that you understand everything in the pattern.
Crochet Velvet Pumpkin Video Tutorial:
Velvet Pumpkin Pattern:
Size Small Pumpkin is included as a free pattern below. For sizes medium and large, grab a copy of the discounted premium pdf pattern that has all three sizes. I have this pattern discounted as a service to you my loyal reader!
Row 1: Ch 14, starting in 3rd ch from hook dc 12
Row 2: ch 2, turn, dc 1, bobble 1, repeat across
Row 3-5: Ch 2, turn, dc 12
Row 6: repeat row 2
Repeat rows 3-6 till row 23
Row 24: ch 2, turn, dc 12
Join first and last row together by sl st through each stitch of both rows at the same time. See video tutorial for more on how to do this. Fasten off leaving an extra long tail for sewing.
In magic circle, sc 3.
Rnd 1-4: sc 3
Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.
Cinch top of pumpkin all the way closed using a basting stitch. Do the same to the bottom, stuffing as you pull it closed.
Once it’s sewn together, wrap a long strand of yarn around the pumpkin to create ridges, spacing each about 5 rows apart or along the bobbles. See video tutorial for more details.
I hope you love your brand new pumpkin! If you make some pumpkins of your own, be sure to tag me on social media @eclairemakery on Instagram and Facebook. I’d love to share your photos! I can’t wait to see the awesome pumpkins that you crochet!