When fall is in the air, what could be more fun than whipping up some quick and chunky crochet pumpkins? The Wide Ribbed Pumpkin uses a combination of basic and special stitches to give it a rustic farmhouse look.
The pattern works up super fast too. Make a bunch of pumpkins in a weekend and add a homemade touch to your fall decor. This is a great project for scrap or leftover yarn as well. Make them in a variety of colors.
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This free pattern features a stitch combination that easily makes the wide ribs. The alternative double crochet stitch helps eliminate the gaps that can occur when using chunky yarn.
Try it in a tweedy yarn for a country crochet look. Or, choose any chunky yarns that suit your fancy.
At the end of the pattern below, there is also a detailed photo tutorial for how to assemble the pumpkins. The printable PDF also includes the step by step photos in the photo tutorial if you want an easy printable reference.
About the Inspiration for the Chunky Crochet Pumpkin Pattern
Pumpkins are so much fun to crochet in the Fall! I’d been playing around with types of ribbing using Lion Brand Hometown.
Turn the ribbing on its side, and this stitch combination looked perfect for a pumpkin. Plus with the Super Bulky Weight yarn, I knew this would be a project that would work up fast.
About the Yarn
Lion Brand Hometown USA in Aspen Tweed has a lovely tweedy look perfect for fall crafting. It also looks great for farmhouse decor.
The yarn is soft and easy to crochet. It doesn’t split, and it works smoothly with a larger crochet hook like an N/13 (9.00 mm) hook.
Pattern Options for the Chunky Crochet Pumpkin
The Wide-Ribbed Pumpkin is a free crochet pattern for a chunky pumpkin in US crochet terminology. The complete pattern is included for free on the blog below.
Stashbusting Challenge 2022
This pattern is part of the Stashbusting Challenge for 2022 hosted by Knitting with Chopsticks. From June 29 through July 5, you can download this and other stashbusting patterns for free as part of week 3 of the challenge.
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HOW TO CROCHET THE WIDE-RIBBED PUMPKIN
Finished Measurements: Approximately 13″ circumference and 3″ high.
Yarn: Super bulky yarn (#6) in color of choice. 30 yards.
Shown: Lion Brand Hometown USA (100% acrylic), 64yds [59m]/4.0 oz [113g]: #302 (Aspen Tweed), ½ skein.
Hook: Size N/13 (9.0mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 8 sts and 8 rows = 4″ in sc.
Standard and Special Stitch Abbreviations (U.S. Crochet Terminology):
alt-dc = alternative dc (see special stitch instructions below)
ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
sc blo = single crochet back loop only
pm = place marker
rep = repeat
Special Stitch Instructions:
alt-dc : yarn over, insert hook in next st, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over, draw through first loop on hook (3 loops remain on hook), yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
- Placing markers on the edge stitches is recommended for counting rows and maintaining even edges.
- Work the base chain loosely.
- Beginning chains do not count as stitches.
Base Chain: Loosely ch 14.
Row 1: Alt-dc in 3rd ch from hook (pm in this alt-dc to mark edge if desired), alt-dc in each ch across, turn. (12 alt-dc)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo (pm in first sc blo to mark edge if desired) in each st across, turn. (12 sc blo)
Note: If using markers, move them up as you go along.
Row 3 – 4: Rep row 2.
Row 5: Ch 2, alt-dc in each st across, turn. (12 alt-dc)
Rows 6 – 8: Rep row 2.
Rows 9 – 16: Rep rows 5 – 8 two more times.