Tiny Baby Pumpkin (Free Crochet Pattern)

by - October 26, 2017

With Halloween not-so-sneakily sneaking up upon us, I am scrambling to get into the holiday spirit by making some crafty, last-minute decor!  Thankfully, I am excited to mention that I have designed a nifty solution: a Tiny Baby Pumpkin!

(You'll find the free pattern below!) 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tiny-baby-pumpkin

The Tiny Baby Pumpkin is perfect as an accessory for dolls or as a toy for little hands to hold. It can also serve as great décor for the Fall or Autumn seasons, as it’s perfect for the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays!  This miniature pumpkin is a very quick, easy, and beginner-friendly project. Since it’s so fast to make, it serves as a great, last minute DIY gift! Any crochet enthusiast will be able to whip up an army of these as beautiful and handmade gifts, toys, or décor!


By the way, if you haven't done so already, please check out the Tiny Baby Ghostie Pattern as well!  The ghostie and pumpkin go pretty well together, methinks!



Note: This is a FREE pattern on my blog, but if you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted and easy-to-read PDF version, you may click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  (Thank you for all your support!)

www.etsy.com/listing/580567481

Copyright Notice -- © 2017 Jasmin Wang (Sweet Softies, www.sweetsofties.com). You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but you must credit Sweet Softies as the owner/creator of this pattern by linking to my website, Etsy shop, and/or Facebook page. You may not copy, alter, or sell this pattern in any way. You may sell finished items made with this pattern if you credit Sweet Softies as the designer and link to my website, Etsy shop, or Facebook page. No wholesale.

Finished Measurements:
  • Height including stem: 2 inches (5 centimeters)
  • Width: 2½ inches (6 centimeters)

Level: 
  • Beginner. Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), changing color, and sewing parts together.

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • MR: magic ring (a.k.a. magic circle, magic loop)
  • Ch: chain 
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Sl st: slip stitch
  • Dec: decrease (sc two stitches together)
  • Inc: increase (two sc in same stitch)

Materials:

~ CROCHET DIRECTIONS ~

Pumpkin:
Start with the pumpkin color (orange).

        R1: 6 sc in MR. (6 sts)
        R2: Inc around. (12 sts)
        R3: (Sc, 3 sc in next st) x 6. (24 sts)
        R4: (Dec, inc 2) x 6. (30 sts)
        R5: Sc around. (30 sts)
        R6: (Dec, inc, sc, inc) x 6. (36 sts)
        R7: Sc around. (36 sts)
        R8: (Dec, inc, sc 2, inc) x 6. (42 sts)
        R9-R12: Sc around. (42 sts)
        R13: (Dec, sc 5) x 6. (36 sts)
        R14: (Dec, sc 4) x 6. (30 sts)
        R15: (Dec, sc 3) x 6. (24 sts)
        R16: (Dec, sc 2) x 6. (18 sts)
Switch to the stem color (green). 
        R17: (Dec, sc) x 6. (12 sts)
Stuff the pumpkin firmly but be careful not to stretch the stitches. 
        R18: Dec around. (6 sts)
        R19-R21: Sc around. (6 sts)
        R22: Dec, sc 4. (5 sts)
Sl st in next st. Then, fasten off and weave in the ends.

Leaf:
Start with the leaf color (green).
        R1: 6 sc in MR. (6 sts)
        R2:  In the first sc… Sc 3. Then, ch 1.
                In the second sc… Dc, ch 2, and sl st in the same st.
                In the third sc… Sc, hdc, and dc. Then, ch 1.
                In the fourth sc… Dc, hdc, and sc.
                In the fifth sc… Sl st, ch 2, and dc.
                In the sixth sc… Ch 1, and sc 3.
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing to the pumpkin later.

~ FINISHING DIRECTIONS ~

1. Using orange yarn and a yarn needle, pull yarn through from the bottom of the pumpkin to the base of the stalk. Pull tightly to create a crease. Repeat 5 more times so that there is a total of 6 creases. Fasten off, and weave in the ends.

2. To attach the leaf, use the long yarn tail and a yarn needle to sew it onto the base of the pumpkin’s stalk. Fasten off, and weave in the ends.
Congratulations on finishing the Tiny Baby Pumpkin!  


If you enjoyed this free project and would like to make a donation to support my work, please click here!  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new designs!
 
I hope you had fun making your pumpkin!  If you made a little pumpkin and would like to share photos, I'd absolutely love to see!  Here are links for sharing your finished creation:

Remember, if you'd like to have the beautifully-formatted and easy-to-read PDF version, you may click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  (I greatly appreciate all your support!) 

www.etsy.com/listing/580567481

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