How to Make a Simple Crochet Circle Pumpkin

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October 10, 2017

Cute Little Crochet Circle Pumpkin - finished pumpkin in a bed of faux fall leavesIf you have some time, yarn, and a hook you can make this tiny, medium, or larger crocheted pumpkin. I have seen similar ones, but they were a bit complicated so I made this simpler.


Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1


  • .25 oz orange yarn
  • .25 oz burnt orange yarn
  • .10 oz olive green yarn
  • size I hook
  • scissors
  • darning needle


  1. With one of the orange colors, chain 2 and make 11 singles in first chain. Do not use the chain 2 as your first single. I find when making singles, it tends to ruffle so I decrease it from 12 down to 11 and it makes a lot of difference. Keep in mind you don't have to have two colors, I just like the way it looked.
  2. Cute Little Crochet Circle Pumpkin - chain with single crochets
  3. Join and chain 1. Make two singles in each from the first row for 22. Join and make 1 in first stitch and 2 in the next around for 33. Join and work in your tails.
  4. Cute Little Crochet Circle Pumpkin - circles complete
  5. Make 3 of each circle and work in all the tails. With your needle, thread some yarn doubled and catch the stitches on the sides of each center hole. Do this staggering your colors till they are all ready to gather.
  6. Cute Little Crochet Circle Pumpkin - use double yarn threaded on needle to stitch circles together

  7. NOTE: I found that where I joined the circles was a bit noticeable. This can't be hidden. If you want, make sure they are all on the front and then tie a tiny ribbon or yarn scrap between that one and the one next to it.
  8. When they are all threaded, just gather the yarn slightly then a bit tighter. If you do it too tight, it will pucker. Tie the and work in the tails inside the center.
  9. For the stem, chain 16 and join. Then chain 6 and make a single in the 5th stitch, a half-double in the next 2, then a single and join in the base of the stem. Leave a good 6" tail so you can weave them both down the center. Attach loosely to the bottom, making sure you don't draw up one of the orange circles.
  10. Cute Little Crochet Circle Pumpkin - pumpkin with stem ready to attach

  11. To make a larger one, simply increase the rows on each circle to 6 for a medium or 9-11 for a larger one. If your work becomes a bit "loose" then I would simply make 2 extra circles to make the work thicker. N-JOY!
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