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Petite Pumpkin (Free Crochet Pattern)

Dear fellow crafters,

With Halloween right around the corner, I thought I'd share the quickest and easiest little pumpkin that you can whip up!

So... if you're in need of any last-minute table top decor for Halloween, consider making one (or an army) of these plump and petite pumpkins!  If you happen to be reading this post just after Halloween, well...you'll be early to make these for Thanksgiving! 馃槣

There's lots of uses for this precious pumpkin!  It's just the right size as a prop for small amigurumi dolls and plushes.  Whimsy the Witch, for example, was quite thrilled to stumble upon it.

Whimsy the Witch (Free Pattern)

While she does find the pumpkin to be quite large for her scale, she thinks it's oddly charming!  I wonder what sort of trickery she'll make with it... What do you say?  Would she turn it into a pumpkin pie?  Pumpkin bread?  Stew, perhaps?  Or maybe she'll work it into one of her mischievous spells?

Whimsy isn't the only one enchanted by pumpkins, though... 

Sir Batwington harvested one of his own and he's quite amused by it!  His has a pumpkin spice scent, and he quite likes sniffling it!  

Anyhow, I'm sure your amigurumi crochet dolls and animals would LOVE this little pumpkin too!

Mine is made with tweed yarns, but of course you can choose any color you'd like!  I have plans to make these in other beautiful Autumn colors, with some of my favorite being marigold, mustard yellow, burnt sienna, and burnt umber.  There are just so many gorgeous shades that scream out "Fall" season!  This project is also the perfect way to use up scrap yarns, since it's so small and takes up such little yarn~

Also, I do want to let you know that I have a different pumpkin pattern free on my blog as well.  It's called the Tiny Baby Pumpkin.  The construction for these two pumpkins are different because the Petite Pumpkin (in this post) is worked flat and then sewn together.  The Tiny Baby Pumpkin, on the other hand, is worked in the round and crocheted seamlessly.  Depending on the style you prefer, you can go ahead and pick between these two!  (My personal input is that the Petite Pumpkin is more beginner-friendly.)

Tiny Baby Pumpkin (Free Pattern)

I also have a large size pumpkin for free on my blog as well! It is called the fall harvest pumpkin and you can find its free written pattern here.

If you like this free design of mine, you're welcome to check out the other free patterns that I have on my blog, too!

Scroll down for the free, written crochet pattern.  If you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my Ravelry shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!

Printable ad-free PDF with photo references


Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

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The Petite Pumpkin is a tiny, little pumpkin that is makes the perfect Halloween or Fall d茅cor! It’s just the right size for playing with or using as a prop with amigurumi dolls and other stuffed animal toys. This pumpkin is crocheted as a flat rectangle and then stitched together. You will love this cute d茅cor made with heather and tweed yarns, or other beautiful Autumn colors! Plus, it is also the perfect way to use up scrap yarns.

  • ★☆☆☆☆ Beginner 
  • Requires familiarity with stitches used (below).

  • Height: 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) , Width: 2 inches (5 cm)

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • Ch: chain 
  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • BLO: back loops only
  • Worsted medium weight (4) yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft Tweeds in ‘Off White’ for the pumpkin, and Red Heart Soft in ‘Toast’ for the stem) 3.75mm crochet hook Fiberfill stuffing Yarn needle Scissors


Here are some video tutorials relevant to this design.

How to crochet in back loops only (BLO):

If you enjoyed this free project, you can make a donation to support my work!  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go directly towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new designs!

Also, if you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my Ravelry shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!

Love the Petite Pumpkin pattern?  

You might enjoy these other free amigurumi designs.  Simply click on the image below for the pattern, or check out all my free patterns here.

 http://www.sweetsofties.com/2017/08/tiny-baby-ghostie-free-crochet-pattern.html https://www.sweetsofties.com/2018/11/peyton-the-polar-bear.html http://www.sweetsofties.com/2017/12/tiny-baby-snowman-free-crochet-pattern.html

If you made this project and would like to share photos, I'd absolutely love to see!  Here are links for sharing your finished creation:

As always, you are more than welcome to SHARE this post with any fellow crocheters who'd like to try this pattern!  Thank you for reading, and I wish you all a wonderful day! 

Best wishes,