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The Tunisian Crochet Pumpkin is a free crochet pattern and made with Tunisian crochet stitches that can be made with two different textures using the worsted weight Brava yarn by WeCrochet.
It’s getting colder outside. Leaves are falling and it’s finally feeling like fall. I’m so excited! Now, I want to cuddle up, watch my favorite romantic movie, turn on the fireplace, drink some hot chocolate, and crochet. I might not be a fan of eating or drinking anything with pumpkins, but I sure love making and decorating with them.
You can literally make pumpkins in so many different ways. Whether you start from a magic ring and work your way out and back closed, as I did with the Striped Pumpkin, or whether you start from a rectangle, that is totally up to you. In fact, you can even start from a slanted rectangle to make a Spiral Pumpkin. But crocheting a pumpkin is so easy and doesn’t need to be with just single crochet stitches. You can use any stitch you like.
Crocheting from a rectangle
Yes, it’s as simple as that. You crochet a rectangle and then turn it into a pumpkin. For this pattern, you will use Tunisian Crochet and mainly use two different Tunisian Crochet stitches. They are easy and fast to learn.
This easy Tunisian Crochet Pumpkin is made with worsted weight yarn called Brava yarn by WeCrochet. It’s soft and so easy to use. I even made a review about the Brava yarn as it is such an incredible yarn to work with.
The color of the yarn is called Paprika which is a really rich orange color. Just the perfect bold, dark orange color showing off the pumpkin beautifully in the fall season.
So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this easy Tunisian Crochet 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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How to crochet the
Tunisian Crochet Pumpkin
You will need:
- WeCrochet Brava Worsted yarn (1 skein/ 100g/ 218yd) – color Paprika
- 6.5 mm hook
- tapestry needle
3 sts x 4 rows = 1 square inch
large pumpkin: 5.5 inches in diameter x 3.5 inches tall
tiny pumpkin: 2.5 inches in diameter x 1.5 inches tall
But you can make the Pumpkin ANY size you wish. The instructions show where to change the pattern to change the size of the pumpkin.
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE
- tss = Tunisian Simple Stitch
- tks = Tunisian Knit Stitch
- tps = Tunisian Purl Stitch
- sl st = slip stitches
- ch = chain
Tunisian Crochet Pumpkin
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Written Pattern for the Tunisian Crochet Pumpkin:
This Pumpkin Pattern is a multiple of 6 with a minimum of 8 chains. The tiny pumpkin (in the video) has a chain count of 18. The larger pumpkin has a chain count of 36. By adding more chains, you are not only increasing the size of the pumpkin but also adding more Tunisian Knit Stitches. The Tunisian Purl Stitch count stays the same for any size.
Chain a Multiple of 6 (min 18 for a tiny pumpkin)
R1 (foundation row): starting from the 2nd ch, 1 tss in each ch
Let’s do some quick and fun math ❤️
Take your chain number (e.g. 18) and divide it by 6 (in my example that would be 2). I will call that number “X” in my pattern. Replace “X” with your number.
R2: *1 tks in the next X stitches, 1 tps, repeat from *, until the edge, finish with tks by going through 2 loops on the edge
Repeat row 2 until you have the same amount of rows as you made initial chains (e.g. 18 chains = 18 rows). Don’t worry if the first few rows are curling. That is normal for Tunisian Crochet.
Sew the Rectangle into Pumpkin
Fold each rectangle in half. Now crochet slip stitches along the edges of the rows -from the last row to the first row. Leave a long tail for sewing.
Now you need to decide which side will be on the outside. Do you want to show the Knit and Purl Stitches (like the larger pumpkin) or do you want to show the back side of the Tunisian project (like the tiny pumpkin from the video)?
Using your tapestry needle, sew one side closed by weaving your yarn in and out on the edge of the opening.
Now it’s time to stuff the pumpkin. Then sew the other side closed as well – the same way as you did the first side.
Finally you will sew the “lines” or indents of the pumpkins around. Allow the Tunisian Purl stitches to guide you where to place them. You can add more lines as well, but I add 6. If this is not clear, be sure to watch the video tutorial as I show in detail how to do this.
Now simply add a stick, even a cinnamon stick, and use your Tunisian Crochet Pumpkin as Halloween or Thanksgiving decor during the Fall Season.
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