Mini Pumpkin Patch Free Crochet Pattern by Laura Jaworski (@bugburrypond) πŸŽƒ

This mini pumpkin patch features four sizes of customizable pumpkins and is a perfect project for a beginner crocheter. I hope you enjoy this pattern, and if you post pictures, please hashtag #laurajaworski so I can share your creations.

Happy crocheting & happy pumpkin season! πŸŽƒ

Mini Pumpkin Patch Free Crochet Pattern PDF:

Skill Level: Beginner

Pumpkin Size:

This pumpkin patch is approximately 4 inches tall when made with a size 4 hook and worsted weight yarn.

Pattern:

This pattern includes four miniature pumpkins and three hay bales.

Supplies:

Worsted weight yarn (orange, brown, and tan)
Felt for jack-0-lantern eyes and mouth (black)
Crochet thread or embroidery floss (beige or white)
4.0 mm hook (for pumpkins and hay bales)
3.75 mm hook or smaller (for details)
Needle for sewing
Polyester or other stuffing
Stitch marker, safety pin, or small piece of yarn to count rounds
Scissors
Glue

Abbreviations:

MC = Magic circle
St = Stitch
Sc = Single crochet (double crochet stitch in UK & Australia)
Sl st = Slip stitch
Rep = Repeat
Inc = Increase
2tog = Crochet two together, also known as decrease
Ch1 = Chain one
F/o = Finish off

A note about the magic circle:

Also known as a magic loop or magic ring. If you prefer not to use a magic circle, simply create a slip knot, chain two, and begin by placing your first six stitches into the first chain. Pull tight on your tail to close the gap and continue with the pattern as written. Once you have worked a few more rounds, weave your yarn tail back and forth on the underside to secure your piece and close any remaining gap.

A note about working in a spiral:

This little pumpkin patch is worked in a spiral which means that each round continues into the next without a slip stitch and chain. You will not turn your work while making this project.

A note about counting stitches:

Using a stitch marker, safety pin, or small piece of yarn to mark the first stitch of each round will help you track your progress. Move the marker as you complete each round.

If you find you have too many, or too few stitches, don’t worry! You can add an increase or decrease, or simply continue on with the pattern, adjusting the stitch count as necessary. As long as you generally keep to the pattern, there’s no need to pull out your work and start over.

A note about BLO:

For the back loop only row, you will work all of your stitches into the back loop of each stitch. For all other rows, work into both loops of each stitch.

A note about increasing and decreasing:

For an increase, crochet two stitches in the same stitch. For a decrease, crochet two stitches together, preferably using the invisible decrease method.

A note about securing your crochet:

After closing your magic circle and working a few additional rounds, weave your yarn tail back and forth on the underside of your crochet so that your piece is nicely secure. If you like, you can also knot the yarn tail.

A note about gauge:

The size of your pumpkins will be determined by a number of factors; your hook size, the yarn you’ve chosen, and even how tightly or loosely you crochet can significantly change the size of your amigurumi.

A note about reading the pattern:

Before beginning a pattern, it helps to read through the abbreviations list. If you need help with a technique, refer to a written or video tutorial, or keep a crochet book handy. Below is a row from the pattern, followed by a detailed description of the instructions.

Rnd 4: 1sc in the next 2st then 2sc, rep (24)

Beginning round four, add one single crochet into each of the next two stitches. Add two single crochet stitches in the following stitch. Repeat the pattern of one single crochet in each of the next two stitches followed by an increase until you reach the end of round four. There should be 24 stitches in your completed round.

A note about customizing:

These pumpkins are highly customizable! You can add as many rows as you like to make them shorter or taller, try a different color of yarn, or add felt eyes and mouths to turn your pumpkins into jack-o-lanternsβ€”it’s all up to you.

Now let’s get started!

Pumpkin #1 (beginning with the smallest pumpkin, with orange yarn):

Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)
(Note: leaving a small gap in your magic circle will make it easier to shape the pumpkin)
Rnd 2: 2sc in each st (12)
Rnd 3-6: 1sc in each stitch for 4 rows (12)
(Stuff your pumpkin)
Rnd 7: 2tog 6 times (6)
F/o, leaving a long tail for sewing. Weave your yarn tail around the six remaining stitches and pull to close, leaving a small gap to shape the pumpkin.

Pumpkin #1 Stem (with brown yarn):

Ch3, ss in second chain from hook, ss in next chain, f/o leaving a long tail for sewing.

Pumpkin #2 (with orange yarn):

Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)
Rnd 2: 2sc in each st (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (18)
Rnd 4-8: 1sc in each stitch for five rows (18)
Rnd 9: 1sc then 2tog, rep (12)
(Stuff your pumpkin)
Rnd 10: 2tog 6 times (6)
F/o, leaving a long tail for sewing. Weave your yarn tail around the six remaining stitches and pull to close, leaving a small gap to shape the pumpkin.

Pumpkin #2 Stem (with brown yarn):

Ch4, ss in second chain from hook, ss in next chain, sc in last chain, f/o leaving a long tail for sewing.

Pumpkin #3 (with orange yarn):

Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)
Rnd 2: 2sc in each st (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (18)
Rnd 4: 1sc in the next 2st then 2sc, rep (24)
Rnd 5-9: 1sc in each st for 5 rows (24)
Rnd 10: 1sc in the next 2st then 2tog, rep (18)
Rnd 11: 1sc then 2tog, rep (12)
(Stuff your pumpkin)
Rnd 12: 2tog 6 times (6)
F/o, leaving a long tail for sewing. Weave your yarn tail around the six remaining stitches and pull to close, leaving a small gap to shape the pumpkin.

Pumpkin #3 Stem (with brown yarn):

Rnd 1: MC with 4sc (4)
Rnd 2-3: 1sc in each st for two rows (4)
F/o and leave a long tail for sewing.

Pumpkin #4 (with orange yarn):

Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)
Rnd 2: 2sc in each st (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (18)
Rnd 4: 1sc in the next 2st then 2sc, rep (24)
Rnd 5-14: 1sc in each st for 10 rows (24)
Rnd 15: 1sc in the next 2st then 2tog, rep (18)
Rnd 16: 1sc then 2tog, rep (12)
(Stuff your pumpkin)
Rnd 17: 2tog 6 times (6)
F/o, leaving a long tail for sewing. Weave your yarn tail around the six remaining stitches and pull to close, leaving a small gap to shape the pumpkin.

Pumpkin #4 Stem (with brown yarn):

Rnd 1: MC with 4sc (4)
Rnd 2-3: 1sc in each st for two rows (4)
F/o, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Hay Bale #1 (beginning with the smallest hay bale, with tan yarn):

Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)
Rnd 2: 2sc in each st (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (18)
Rnd 4: BLO 1sc in each stitch (18)
(Note: you can add a ch1 at the beginning of each BLO hay bale round if you want your surface to look more level.)
Rnd 5-10: 1sc in each stitch for six rows (18)
Rnd 11: BLO 1sc then 2tog, rep (12)
(Stuff your hay bale, making sure not to overstuff so the ends remain flat. It helps to hold your finger on top of the hay bale as you stuff. Alternatively, you can cut a small round of cardboard and fit it at the top underside of your hay bale after round 10.)
Rnd 12: 2tog 6 times (6)
F/o, leaving a long tail for sewing. Weave your yarn tail around the six remaining stitches. Pull tight, knot your yarn, and hide the yarn tail inside the body, pulling up slightly so your hay bale sits flat.

Hay Bale #2 (with tan yarn):

Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)
Rnd 2: 2sc in each st (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (18)
Rnd 4: 1sc in the next 2st then 2sc, rep (24)
Rnd 5: BLO 1sc in each stitch (24)
Rnd 6-12: 1sc in each stitch for 7 rows (24)
Rnd 13: BLO 1sc in the next 2st then 2tog, rep (18)
Rnd 14: 1sc then 2tog, rep (12)
(Stuff your hay bale)
Rnd 15: 2tog 6 times (6)
F/o, leaving a long tail for sewing. Weave your yarn tail around the six remaining stitches. Pull tight, knot your yarn, and hide the yarn tail inside the body, pulling up slightly so your hay bale sits flat.

Hay Bale #3 (with tan yarn):

Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)
Rnd 2: 2sc in each st (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (18)
Rnd 4: 1sc in the next 2st then 2sc, rep (24)
Rnd 5: 1sc in the next 3st then 2sc, rep (30)
Rnd 6: 1sc in the next 4st then 2sc, rep (36)
Rnd 7: BLO 1sc in each stitch around (36)
Rnd 8-15: 1sc in each stitch for 8 rows (36)
Rnd 16: BLO 1sc in next 4st then 2tog, rep (30)
Rnd 17: 1sc in the next 3st then 2tog, rep (24)
Rnd 18: 1sc in next 2st then 2tog, rep (18)
Rnd 19: 1sc then 2tog, rep (12)
(Stuff your hay bale)
Rnd 20: 2tog 6 times (6)
F/o, leaving a long tail for sewing. Weave your yarn tail around the six remaining stitches. Pull tight, knot your yarn, and hide the yarn tail inside the body, pulling up slightly so your hay bale sits flat.

Finishing Your Pumpkins:

Shaping your pumpkins:

To shape your pumpkin, thread the yarn tail with your needle. Next, pull your yarn tail through the bottom gap of your pumpkin and up through the top center of your magic circle. Pull tight, then wrap the yarn around the side of your pumpkin and bring it through the bottom gap and up through your magic circle again. Pull tight; this will create the first line. To create the second line, wrap your yarn around the opposite side of your pumpkin and bring your needle through the bottom gap and up through the magic circle once more; pull tight. Repeat these steps for the last two lines of the pumpkin, creating four equal segments.

Attaching the stems:

Stitch your stems over the top center of your pumpkins, catching a piece of the stitch directly beneath the stem, followed by a piece of the stem, until they are nicely secure.

For pumpkins #1 and #2, you may find it easier to simply bring the yarn tails of your stems from the top of your pumpkin and out the bottom. Tie the yarn tails and hide them in the body of your pumpkin.

Creating a Jack-o-Lantern (optional):

Using black felt, cut eyes and a mouth, then glue to your pumpkin.

Stitching Details:

Add ropes to your haybales by slip stitching crochet thread around the posts of your amigurumi (optional, with cream or white crochet thread):

To surface crochet: with a 3.7mm hook or smaller, insert your hook into a stitch post on the back of your amigurumi, bring your crochet thread through the post and chain one, insert your hook into the next post and slip stich, continue around the hay bale adding one slip stitch per post. Fasten off and hide the remaining thread in your hay bale. (Note: because the hay bales are worked in a spiral, the thread will not match up perfectly at the back.)

And now you’re done! I hope you enjoy this sweet little pumpkin patch & if you post pictures, please hashtag #laurajaworski so I can share your work! You can find me @bugburrypond on Instagram, Facebook, & Pinterest.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Happy crocheting, happy (almost) autumn, and have a beautiful day. πŸ’•

Laura

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