Sampler Crochet Pumpkins

This set of textured crochet pumpkins use a variety of stitches to create the perfect fall accent.

Cue the fall vibes! In the crochet world, it seems like as soon as autumn hits, pumpkins flood the scene. All shapes, colors, and designs of crochet pumpkins start showing up on the social networks and in everyone’s wip (work-in-progress) bag.

And how could they not? Aside from being the “perfect” fall project, crocheting pumpkins are such an easy way to get into projects for the cooler weather. Generally, they don’t take very long to make, aren’t very difficult, and are easily whipped up in whatever colors you want. Not to mention they are downright cute.

This year, I decided that I would hop on the pumpkin train(or maybe it would be better to say the pumpkin hay ride), and publish my own design for these seasonal staples. The Sampler Pumpkins use several different stitches to really show off some texture and make them especially fun to create.

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Below, you’ll find information on all three sizes of the Sampler Pumpkin. Instructions for all three can be found in the Crochet Maker’s Vault.

Let’s get started!

About These Crochet Pumpkins

These pumpkins are really for anyone-they can go with any decor, make wonderful photo props, and are great for gifts as well. Making one of the larger sizes would also create a very nice pillow if you crochet a soft stem as well.

Materials Needed

For any size of the Sampler Pumpkins, you’ll need the following:

  • Aran/heavy worsted yarn in any color(various yardages for different sizes)
  • Size H/5.00mm hook
  • Material for your pumpkin’s stem(either yarn for a crochet stem, or a stick or piece of cinnamon)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle(not needed but very helpful)

Skill Level

Crocheting Pumpkins in general is pretty simple. Many times they are made as one crochet piece(usually a rectangle) that gets shaped by gathering up the sides.

While the Sampler Pumpkins follow the same basic principle, they do involve several different stitches. None of these stitches are difficult on their own. However, creating different textures just means that to make these you will need to pay attention to the pattern, rather than having a pumpkin that you can crochet “mindlessly”. In my opinion, the result is well worth it, and you may even learn a new stitch or two!

All things considered, the Sampler Pumpkins fall somewhere in the range of intermediate projects. I’m convinced that if you are an ambitious beginner or tend to pick up new techniques quickly, then this would be a great project for you as well.

photo of a few crochet pumpkins sitting with real pumpkins outside
Just for fun: The Sampler Pumpkins out in the garden with some of my real pumpkins!

Final Thoughts

As mentioned above, you can get a download with instructions for all three sizes of the Sampler Pumpkin by joining the Crochet Maker’s Vault. This is where I upload all of my patterns for easy access, including some exclusive patterns like the these pumpkins!

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Keep the Crafting Delightful!


The Sampler Crochet Pumpkin set is a fantastic way to mix up your fall decor and get on a roll with your cool-weather projects!

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