Glow In The Dark Crochet Pumpkin – Free Pattern

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This is a free pattern for the Glow In The Dark Crochet Pumpkin. This crochet pumpkin pattern is made using Lion Brand DIY Glow Yarn.


I’ve had a lot of fun working with Lion Brand Yarns’ DIY Glow yarn! First, I made this fun glow-in-the-dark beanie with it. But I didn’t stop there. I mean, it is the “spooky season” after all! So I went to work on making this cute little glow-in-the-dark crochet pumpkin as well!

I know we’re getting super close to Halloween now and maybe you’re still looking for one more thing to make…

This glow-in-the-dark crochet pumpkin pattern works up really quickly, meaning you could make several of these to disperse throughout your home for the holiday. You could even put a bunch of these out on your porch as fun glow-in-the-dark decorations when the Trick-or-Treaters come in a few days!

Free Glow in the Dark Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

Overall, I really enjoyed working with the DIY Glow yarn! By the time you’re finished making this easy crochet pumpkin pattern, turn out the lights for a fun surprise 🙂

Want to learn more about Thermal Crochet?

Thermal Crochet is such an amazing technique to create thick, warm, and protective crochet projects. Whether you need a crochet pattern to keep your hands from freezing or burning from heat the Thermal Crochet Stitch has you covered. But it’s also a great stitch to create very sturdy and durable bags, pouches, and clutches.

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More Crochet Pumpkin Patterns

Do you love making crochet pumpkins? Look no further! I have more pumpkin patterns for you:

  1. Linked Crochet Pumpkin
  2. Tunisian Crochet Pumpkin
  3. Pumpkin Stress Ball
  4. Striped Pumpkin

PDF Pattern for the Crochet Pumpkin

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How to Crochet the Glow In The Dark Pumpkin

Materials

Gauge

Measured from the outside once stuffed:

3 sts x 4 rounds = 1 square inch

Stitches used (US terms)

Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE

  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • sct = single crochet thermal stitch
  • inc = increase

Pattern Videos

Recently I created a new type of crochet along and they are called Design CALs. They are hosted as part of my “The Crochet Club” membership and can only be accessed as a member.

These Design CALs are super special because members have input on how the pattern turns out. We start the pattern with an idea and every week, for up to 4 weeks, the pattern is extended until it’s done. All through video tutorials, one each week.

There is a new Design CAL each month now. Sometimes we even have several Design CALs each month, depending on how long each pattern takes to finish.

This thermal crochet pumpkin pattern was designed in the fall of 2022 in The Crochet Club. It was a highly requested pattern and includes 3 videos.

You’ll be able to find all the video tutorials in The Crochet Club as they are exclusive to the membership. But the pattern is now accessible also on my website for you with ads, or Ravelry, Etsy, and LoveCrafts as a pdf without ads.

Stitch Tutorial Videos

If you never crocheted the Thermal Crochet Technique before, you’ll need the below tutorials. Make sure to watch them all to really understand this stitch technique.

However, the FULL tutorial for this specific pattern can be found in my membership “The Crochet Club”.

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Written Instructions for the Glow In The Dark Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

Pumpkin Base – Circle

Ch 4, slip to make a circle, use a stitch marker to mark the slip stitch! You’re crocheting in rounds! Watch the video on how to crochet rounds and circles.

Making increases on the crochet pumpkin

R1: 2 sc per ch, sl st, ch 1, turn (8 sts)

R2: 1 sct in every st, sl st, ch 1, turn

R3: 2 sct per st, sl st, ch 1, turn (16 sts)

R4: 1 sct per st, sl st, ch 1, turn

R5: *1 sct in 1 st, 2 sct in the next st, repeat from * all around, sl st, ch 1, turn (24 sts)

R6: 1 sct per st, sl st, ch 1, turn

R7: *1 sct in first 2 sts, 2 sct in the next st, repeat from * all around, sl st, ch 1, turn (32 sts)

R8: 1 sct per st, sl st, ch 1, turn

Optionally continue the pattern of increasing and making the circle bigger.

Pumpkin Body

R1: 1 sct per st until the body is at least the same height as the diameter of your circle (or 0.5 to 1 inch bigger)

Pumpkin Closing – decreasing

R1: *1 sct in first 2 sts, 1 sct DEC over the next 2 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st, ch 1, turn (24 sts)

R2: 1 sct per st, sl st, ch 1, turn

R3: *1 sct in next st, 1 sct DEC over the next 2 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st, ch 1, turn (16 sts)

Free Glow In The Dark Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

R4: 1 sct per st, sl st, ch 1, turn

R5: *1 sct DEC over the next 2 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st, ch 1, turn (8 sts)

stuff the pumpkin well

Stuff the crochet pumpkin

R6: 1 sct per st, sl st, ch 1, turn

Sew the crochet pumpkin closed on both openings, then add as many “ridges” using yarn as you like, add a stem and you’re done

Thermal Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

You are now finished with your glow-in-the-dark crochet pumpkin! So what did you think? Thermal crochet is easy, right? I love this style of crochet and how versatile it is – you really can make anything with thermal crochet.

Easy Glow in the Dark Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

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