The Bobblicious Pumpkin
Fun crochet texture on a realistic looking pumpkin
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Detailed PDF pattern
12 pages of step-by-step instructions
Detailed tutorial photos for the leaves, pumpkin body & assembly
What you'll need
This pattern works great with any weight yarn & appropriate hook!
I used DK weight yarn and my 5 mm and 3.5 mm hooks. I stand by my Clover Amours!
You’ll also need tape measure, scissors, darning needle, stitch markers, fiberfill
Written for 3 sizes (small, medium, large pumpkin)
Easy to customize for any size you desire
Please contact me at thecrochethighway [at] gmail.com for pattern related questions.
When creating this pumpkin design, I knew I wanted the texture on the pumpkin to POP. But then that wasn’t enough. I also wanted the leaves to have a WOW effect. The fluffy bobble stitch texture, paired with the intricate looking but deceptively easy short rows on the leaves, and the fun little tendrils, make for the best realistic pumpkin out there!
The Bobblicious Pumpkin is the ultimate super-stash-buster project to help you decorate your home for the fall season, stock up on handmade gifts for Halloween, and clear up those odd balls of yarn you have in your stash and make room for new ones! It comes written for 3 sizes but it’s easy to adapt the stitch counts, making it possible for you to use ANY yarn you have on hand, and easily create the pumpkin in any size you want.
The body of the pumpkin is crocheted first, and then you work the leaf, tendrils and stem separately and attach them to the pumpkin. The amount of seaming is minimal, I promise! Don’t be intimidated by the leaves that might look a bit complicated – I provide you with row-by-row tutorial photos and written instructions, so you’ll be able to fly through them. Before you know it, you’ll be making them again and again!
I used Scheepjes Softfun for my set of 3 pumpkins. I went for purple and pink because 1) that’s what I had in my stash, and 2) it’s a pretty Halloween-ish color combo! I used my 5 mm hk for the body of the crochet pumpkin, and my 3.5 mm hk for the leaves and stems.
Yardage & Measurements
Yardages and measurements listed below reflect the designer sample (one set of pumpkins). You may use any yarn weight with an appropriate hook size. If your gauge is different, your finished measurements and required yardage will also vary.
1 x Small pumpkin: 90 m (100 yds)
1 x Medium pumpkin 155 m (170 yds)
1 x Big pumpkin 250 m (275 yds)
1 x Small leaf 10 m (11 yds)
2 x Big leaf 85 m (95 yds)
3 x Stem 9 m (10 yds)
Finished measurements (circumference and height):
Small pumpkin: 34 cm (13.5″) by 10 cm (4″)
Medium pumpkin: 44 cm (17.25″) by 12 cm (4.75″)
Large pumpkin: 57 cm (22.5″) by 16 cm (6.25″)
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Using Red Heart Soft and Premier Everyday (worsted weight) and 5 mm and 3.5 mm hooks
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