Super Simple Rustic Pumpkins


About this pattern:

These are what I like to call, Sofa Pumpkins i.e. they are simple and quick to work up, so you can make a batch while sitting in your comfy spot on the sofa, watching Netflix without having to constantly count stitches or check back to the pattern.

The materials required are listed below. The yarn used to make the smaller versions shown is Drops Safran (sports weight cotton) and the larger is Drops Paris (arran weight) yarn. Both sizes use the same pattern – the only difference is the yarn weight and hook size.


  • Aran or sports weight yarn (Two colours)
  • 3.5mm (Aran weight) or 2.5mm (Sports weights) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Stuffing

Stitch Abbreviations:

Sc = Single crochet
Hdc = Half Double crochet
Slip st = Slip stitch
BLO = Back Loop Only
TLO = Third Loop Only
** = a repeating stitch pattern


The completed pumpkins measure approx. 7-10 cm tall.

Pattern Notes:

Stitches are written in standard US terms working in continuous rounds unless otherwise specified.

Let’s Get Started!


Using your main colour yarn, working in rows. Chain 2 and turn at the end of each row.

Before casting on, leave a long starting tail end of around 15cm of yarn. This will be used at the end for gathering and seaming.

Rnd 1 : Chain 19. Working into the 3rd stitch from the hook, hdc in each stitch along (17)
Rnd 2 : Hdc TLO in each stitch along (17)
Rnd 3 : Hdc BLO in each stitch along (17)
Rnd 4-25: Repeat rounds 2 and 3 (17)

Do not fasten off.

A note on working Third Loop Only:

These are your normal ‘V’ stitches you would work into. For the TLO rounds, you ignore the ‘V’ of the stitch.

Instead, turn the work slightly and you will see a 3rd loop just in behind the ‘V’. These are the loops that will be worked into on the TLO rounds.

To work the TLO Hdc stitches, yarn over as normal and insert the hook into the third loop and complete the Hdc as normal.

Once Rnds 1 to 25 are complete, you will now have a ribbed texture on one side of your material and fairly flat on the other.

Fold the piece by lining up the two short sides with the ribbed texture on the inside.

Continuing with your working stitch, ch1 and then slip stitch across the two short sides by matching up the 17 starting ch stitches with Rnd 25. This will seam the two short sides together.

Fasten off leaving a long tail (approx. 12-15cm)

Using a yarn needle, sew in and out along the top (long) edge of your pumpkin body in a running stitch. Once you have sewn around the entire circumference, pull the yarn tight to gather it together.

Pull as tight as the yarn will allow to close the base of the pumpkin. Using the yarn needle, stitch across any remaining open in diagonals to seal close. Fasten off.

Now that the base is sealed, turn inside out to reveal the ribbed texturing and hide the seam you have just made.


Using the starting tail yarn and your needle, repeat the gathering process around the top and seal closed. Before fastening off, insert the needle through the centre right through to the other side of the pumpkin, and then back down through the centre again.

Pull tight and fasten off.


Using a darker shade of yarn, working in continuous rounds.

Rnd 1: Work 5sc into a magic ring (5)
Rnd 2-3: sc in each stitch around (5)

Slip st into the next stitch and fasten off, leaving a long enough yarn tail to attach to the top of your pumpkin.


Using the same shade of yarn as the stalk, working in a single row.

Rnd 1: Chain 13. *sc, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (18)

Fasten off. The alternating increase in stitches should create the twisted effect. Attach to the top of the pumpkin at the base of the stalk.

You can then make a range of different colours to create your own perfect pumpkin patch!

If you would like to see our free ghost pattern for your own pumpkin patch pal, click HERE.

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern, please let me know in the comments below what you think! And if it’s your thing, then feel free to browse the blog for more nerd inspired crochet crafts.

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©2020 Ninja Cat Crafts. This pattern is the property of Ninja Cat Crafts. The written pattern and images are for personal use only and not for sale or redistribution. Items made based on this pattern may be sold, but with clear credit to Ninja Cat Crafts.

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