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This free crochet pattern is for a large crochet pumpkin pattern. This pattern is made using linked crochet stitches as well as Bulky Brava yarn from WeCrochet.
It’s Fall. Leaves are changing colors, temperatures are dropping and pumpkins can be seen everywhere. Although I already have made so many different pumpkin patterns, I simply couldn’t stop myself from making another one or two. The one pumpkin I didn’t have yet was a large one. One that looks like pumpkin you are about to carve to make it into a jack-o-lantern. Yes! A big one.
This pumpkin is exactly that. LARGE
To be exact it’s 9 inches in diameter large!
Although you can make it smaller. No worries
Linked Crochet Patterns
It also features the not as well-known crochet technique called “Linked Crochet”. It’s a technique to allow you to use basic crochet stitches but reduce the number of gaps in between the stitches. In fact, it’s an early stage to Tunisian Crochet, but without needing a new special hook.
So using Linked Crochet for this pattern allowed me to use the treble crochet stitch without having to worry about huge holes and the stuffing from being shown. Plus I didn’t need to use single crochet stitches which can take forever when making a larger pattern. WIN-WIN!
Furthermore, I just published a new Linked Crochet Ebook called “Linked Crochet Made Easy” which includes this pattern and 29 more, plus 10 stitch tutorials and over 22 video tutorials.
Get the PDF of the Large Pumpkin Pattern
This pattern is also available as an ad-free, printer-friendly pdf pattern that can be purchased at the links below for only a small fee.
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So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this cute pattern.
How to crochet the
Large Crochet Pumpkin using Linked Crochet
Materials you will need
7 ltr x 3 rows = 2 square inches
9 inches in diameter
6.5 inches in height
Stitches used in the pattern
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE
- tr = treble crochet
- ch = chain
- sl st = slip stitch
- ltr = linked treble crochet
- mattress stitch
- basting stitch
Free Written Pattern for the Large Crochet Pumpkin
You’ll first crochet a rectangle, then you’ll sew the first and last row together. Next, you’ll sew one side of the tube closed, stuff it and then sew then the last opening closed as well, add a stem and the ridges to finish the pumpkin.
R1: Insert and pull up a loop thru the 2nd, 3rd and 4th chain from the loop, finish it like a normal tc (made first 1 ltr), 1 ltr in each st, turn
R2-44: Ch 3, 1 ltr in each st, turn
Sew Sides and Openings closed to make Large Pumpkin
You will fold the rectangle in half and use the mattress stitch to sew the first and last row together. Fasten off.
Now, using the basting stitch, sew around one opening every ~2 rows on the edge. Then pull and close the hole, fasten off, weave in your ends, and stuff the 2nd opening with polyfill.
Next, repeat the same process with this opening as the first one. Using the basting stitch sew around the opening (like you would for a hat), pull, add a stick (e.g cinnamon stick or a tree stick), and close the hole. Fasten off.
Finally, using a longer piece of yarn, weave it through the center from one side to another to create the pumpkin ridges. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
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