Crochet Pumpkin Tutorial


Hey everybody! Welcome back to my channel! I’m so excited for today’s video because I’m showing you one of my favorite projects of all time! Today we’re going to be crocheting pumpkins! This crochet pattern is a little bit more advanced than my other ones but once you get the
hang of it it goes by pretty quickly and it’s not too hard to complete and
honestly they’re so stinking cute it is worth all of the extra effort! Getting into our materials- The first
thing that you need is your yarn of choice for your pumpkin. Honestly you can use whatever you want. I’m using the Sugar N’ Cream yarn in the shade “Hot
orange”. Then you need the yarn for the stem of the pumpkin and I’m just using
some leftover scrap yarn. We’re to be using a size “I” crochet hook. Yarn needle and scissors. And then lastly you just need your stuffing of choice. You can use polyfill or you can be eco-friendly and use scrap bits of yarn and fabric. Now we’re finally ready to make our pumpkins. To start off we’re going to be making a slipknot. To make a slipknot you’re going to take a long strand of
yarn and wrap it around your hand in an X shape. Then you’re gonna take the loop
off of your hand and bring the end strand of the yarn through the loop.
You’re going to hold on to both of those strands of the yarn and pull on the loop
creating your slipknot. Now we’re gonna add our crochet hook and yarn over and
pull through- Creating a chain. You’re gonna continue to chain until you have
the height of the pumpkin that you want. For the sake of this video I’m making a
short and stout pumpkin so I only chained about 16 chains and now we’re
ready to start off our first row. To do so we’re going to yarn over and insert our hook into the second chain from our hook. Then you’re going to yarn over and
pull out of your chain and yarn over one last time and pull through all three of
the loops on your hook. This is going to create a half double crochet. One more
time we’re going to yarn over and insert our hook into the next chain. Then we’re
going to yarn over and pull out of the chain. We’re getting yarn over one more
time and pull through all three of the loops that are on our hook- Creating a
half double crochet. We’re now going to half double crochet all the way down to
the end of our row. Once you finish the first row- You’re
going to chain one and turn your work around. To start off our second row- We’re going to do one regular half double crochet into the very first stitch. From here instead of inserting our hook
into the stitch like we normally would and picking up both loops- We’re actually
going to go right under the stitch and pick up the bottom post. We’re going to
be half double crocheting into this post for the rest of the row until our very
last stitch. Crocheting in the bottom post makes the very top of our stitches
turn over onto the other side- Which creates the lines in our pumpkin. You’re going to continue to do the half double crochets in the bottom post only all the way until the very last stitch. Once you make it to the last stitch- We’re going to be doing one regular half double crochet into this stitch.
Making sure to do one regular half double crochet at the beginning and end
to make sure that our rows are staying straight. When you get to the end of your
row you’re going to chain one and turn your work. The next row we’re going
to be doing one regular half double crochet in every single stitch to the
end of a row. We’re doing the regular row this time to help space out the
lines in our pumpkin. Once you reach the end of the row- We’re going to chain one
and turn our work and now we’re going to repeat the previous row. So we’re going
to be doing one half double crochet into the first stitch. Then we’re going to be
doing a half double crochets into the bottom post only for the rest of our
stitches until the very last one. Once you make your way to the end we’re going to be doing one regular half double crochet into the very last stitch and
that is literally it. From here you’re going to continue to alternate your rows
back and forth until you have it the width of a pumpkin that you want. I’m
doing a short and stout pumpkin so I did roughly around 20 rows. Once all your
rows are completed we’re ready to sew everything together. To do so we’re going
to chain one and turn our work. Now you’re basically gonna fold your work in half bringing both ends together. Now we’re ready to start crocheting- So
you’re going to insert your hook into the first stitch from both sides of your
work and then we’re going to yarn over and pull through everything. This is going to create a slip stitch knotting everything together. So once again you’re just inserting your hook into both stitches from both sides of your work and then you’re going to yarn over and pull through everything that is on your hook- Creating a slip stitch. You’re going to
continue this through all of your stitches making sure that your slip
stitches are tight- That way everything stays in place and then when you’re
finished you’re going to go ahead and cut your yarn and pull it all the way
through making sure that you leave a pretty long strand of yarn left
behind and now we’re ready to go ahead and sew up the bottom of our pumpkin.
This process is actually super simple so you’re going to go ahead and thread your
needle and then you’re going to weave in and out of each of the stitches all the
way around- Making sure that you’re just skimming the very tops of the stitches.
Once you have a lot of stitches on your yarn needle- You’re going to go ahead and
pull the yarn all the way through and as you can see it’s already gathering
fabric and then once you make your way back to the beginning- We’re going to
pull on the end strain yarn and finish it off and now we’re ready to stuff our
pumpkin but before we do so we’re going to bring the yarn needle and the yarn
through the pumpkin that way we have it to gather the top of our pumpkin. We’re
going to put those aside for a second and we’re going to go ahead and stuff
our pumpkin to our liking. This is completely up to you how little or how
much you stuff your pumpkin I went ahead and stuffed mine a pretty decent amount
and then from there we’re going to go ahead and repeat the same exact
gathering process that we did on the bottom the only difference this time is
you’re gonna have to kind of smush the stuffing down that way it doesn’t get
into the way. Once the top is gathered we finally have something that looks like a
pumpkin. From here we’re going to take the yarn needle and go in and out of the
top and the bottom of the pumpkin a few times to help give it a little bit more
of a pumpkin shape. This is completely optional but I think it helps a lot. When you’re finished go ahead and cut
the end of your yarn and now we are ready to make the stem of our pumpkin.
Going back to our stem colored yarn we’re going to make a Magic Circle-
To do this we’re going to wrap the yarn around our hand in an X like shape then
we’re going to be taking our crochet hook and pick up the bottom strand of
yarn that is connected to our yarn ball. We’re going to take the loop off of our
hand and then we’re going to yarn over and pull through the loop on our hook.
This is going to create a chain which holds our Magic Circle into place and
then from here we’re going to be doing eight regular half double crochets into
the Magic Circle and then once you have all eight of your half double crochets-
We’re going to pull on the end strand of yarn to close the Magic Circle
and we’re going to be doing a slip stitch into the very first stitch to
join our Magic Circle together. When you’re finished you’re going to cut
your yarn leaving a long strand behind and you’re going to pull it through. Then
you’re going to push the Magic Circle down onto itself. That way it makes a
stem like shape and now we are ready to bring everything together. To get started
the first thing I did was take the end strand of yarn and put it inside of my
Magic Circle and then I’m taking my yarn needle and I’m weaving in and out of the
stitches to help gather the stem a little bit- This is completely optional
but I think it makes the stem more realistic looking and it makes it a
little bit easier to sew on to the pumpkin. Sewing it together is really
simple. You’re gonna hold the stem onto your pumpkin where you like and then
you’re gonna pick up one stitch from the stem and one stitch from the pumpkin
you’re gonna pull your yarn tightly through and continue on to the
next stitch- Picking up one stitch from the stem and one stitch from the pumpkin. Pulling tightly through once again. You’re gonna continue this all the way
around until your stem is secure. All you have to do now is go ahead and pull the
end strand of the stem yarn through your pumpkin and cut it off and your pumpkin
is complete! Okay that was a lot of steps to go over but I hope you guys were able
to follow along easily and enjoyed this video and this project as much as I did!
If you have any questions at all make sure to leave them in the comments down
below and I will be down there to help you! If you like this video make sure to
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things Fall make sure you stay tuned to my channel because my next video is
going to be my Fall decorate with me and spoiler alert- There’s an awful lot of crochet pumpkins involved in that video! Thank you all so
much for watching and I cannot wait to talk to you all in my next video- Bye!

6 thoughts on “Crochet Pumpkin Tutorial

  • Ahh!! I am SO excited about today’s video! This is one of my favorite projects of ALL TIME and I really hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!
    Make sure to stay tuned to see how all of these little pumpkins come to life in my Fall decorate with me!
    In the mean time make sure to checkout my “DIY Fall Decorations” video I just posted last week! 🧡🍂

  • Okay, first off, these are ADORABLE! Second, I just love how you explained why you were using each of these techniques to create the different pumpkin-y effects!! <3 Well done, Cool Kid!

  • I love this ! I need to get back into crochet 🧶 it’s been hard since I started YouTube that has been my new nighttime hobby. I love your nails ! So beautiful 😍

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