The No Slip Stitch Given Pumpkin

Effortless like you don't give a slip stitch!

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Detailed PDF pattern

🖤 Step-by-step instructions

🖤 Tutorial photos to guide you along the way, video tutorial for the main stitch pattern

Difficulty level

🖤 Upper beginner

Pre-calculated sizes

🖤 Pattern written for 4 sizes (extra small to large) for pumpkin body, leaf, and stem

What you'll need

🖤 Any yarn weight and appropriate hook size.

Pumpkins are shown in Premier Anti-Pilling Everyday Worsted yarn and Red Heart With Love, both worsted weight, using a Clover Amour 6 mm hook.

🖤 Scissors, darning needle, stitch marker, fiberfill.

Pattern support

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“This is such a cute pattern.

I love the added detail of the leaf and tendril, which definitely makes this pattern stand out!”

–Alice @justkeepcrocheting

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The design

Just like its namesake, the No Slip Stitch Given Pumpkin involves (almost) no slip stitches.

Do you love the faux-knit look that the slip stitch pattern creates, but hate how long it takes to work up? Me too! So, I came up with this super-duper easy pumpkin design which works up quickly and hassle-free, like you just don’t give a slip stitch!

You’ll first work the body of the pumpkin flat, then you’ll join the two short edges together to form a tube. Easy peasy! The leaf design will pique your interest with its clever short-row-like construction, and the tendrils and stem will bring a realistic touch.

“I found the clear, close-up pictures very helpful. I also like how you used different colors for the different sizes. It made it easier to follow.”

–Heather @heather.glaze

The pattern

This pattern is mainly worked in half double crochet in the back third loop only (HDC in BTLO). The pumpkins are worked as a flat piece which is then seamed, stuffed and cinched at the bottom and top. The leaf, tendrils, and stems are worked separately and attached to the pumpkin.

Like most CrochetHighway patterns, the No Slip Stitch Given Pumpkin comes with step-by-step instructions and tutorial photos.

The pattern calls for worsted weight yarn, but you can pick whichever yarn weight you want. Pair it with an appropriate hook size and enjoy the endless customization possibilities! Looking for more inspiration? Check out the tester photo gallery below to find all the details on yarns and yardages from my testers!

HDC in (B)TLO: a Stitch tutorial

Designer samples

For my pumpkins, I used Premier Anti-Pilling Everyday Worsted in colorway Dove and Cream, and Red Heart With Love in colorway Tan and Chocolate. The WPI of these yarns is 9. Learn how to measure the WPI of your yarn.

Discover the collection

I love this crochet texture so much, I started a collection of patterns centered around it! Discover the No Slip Stitch Given Sweater, and the No Slip Stitch Given Beanie. The same effortless look free of slip stitch work, in a timeless wearable design.

“Beautiful pattern. I received incredible feedback when I shared my pics.”

–Heather @hauetermama

Tester highlights

Scroll down for the complete tester lookbook, where you can find photos, yarn & yardage info from all my testers!

Tried & tested sub yarns

My testers used a variety of yarns for their projects, in a truly amazing variety of color combinations. Here’s a list of yarns recommended by them. The list is sorted alphabetically. If you’re looking for inspiration or a quick yarn substitution idea, this is the place to start!

yardage & finished measurements

Yardage (for worsted weight yarn):

Finished measurements:


Tester gallery

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Size 1 (x-small). Hook size(s): 6 mm
Yarn used: locally sourced acrylic yarn

Size 2 (small). Hook size(s): 6.5 mm
Yarn used: Lion Brand Pound of Love, Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca, Lion Brand Heartland Yarn, I Love This Yarn Worsted

Size 4 (large). Hook size(s): 6.5 mm
Yarn used: Red Heart With Love, Lion Brand Heartland

Size 4 (large). Hook size(s): 5 mm
Yarn used: Furls Wander

Size 2 (small). Hook size(s): 4.5 mm
Yarn used: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, Brava Worsted

Size 4 (large). Hook size(s): 5.5 mm, 6 mm
Yarn used: Deramores Studio Anti-Pilling DK, King Cole Fashion Tweed

Size 3 (medium). Hook size(s): 5 mm
Yarn used: Rosarios 4 Amor Perfeito

Size 1 (x-small). Hook size(s): 6 mm
Yarn used: Red Heart Soft

Size 3 (medium). Hook size(s): 6 mm
Yarn used: Red Heart Super Saver, Lion Brand Heartland

Size 1 (x-small). Hook size(s): 5.5 mm, 6.5
Yarn used: Lion Brand Wool Ease, Lion Brand Skein Tones

Size 3 (medium). Hook size(s): 6 mm
Yarn used: Loops & Threads Impeccable

Size 1 (x-small). Hook size(s): 6 mm
Yarn used: Sugar & Cream, Buckaloo View Farm

Size 3 (medium). Hook size(s): 6 mm
Yarn used: Stylecraft special Aran with wool, So Crafty Aran Yarn

Size 1 (x-small). Hook size(s): 2.5 mm
Yarn used: Drops Safran

Size 2 (small). Hook size(s): 4.5 mm
Yarn used: Kamgarn Papatya Cake, Schachenmayr Soft & Easy

Size 2 (small). Hook size(s): 2.5 mm
Yarn used: Alize Cotton Gold, Alize Bella

Size 2 (small). Hook size(s): 6 mm
Yarn used: Caron Simply Soft

Size 3 (medium). Hook size(s): 4 mm
Yarn used: Premier Yarns Cotton Fair

Size 2 (small). Hook size(s): 5.5 mm
Yarn used: Redheart Yarns Ombre, WOA Fashion Worsted, Vardhman Magnus

Size 1 (x-small). Hook size(s): 7 mm
Yarn used: Loops & Threads – Soft & Shiny, Caron x Pantone

Size 4 (large). Hook size(s): 5.5 mm
Yarn used: Alize Burcum Batik, Teddy’s Wool Classic

Size 4 (large). Hook size(s): 5 mm
Yarn used: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn Gold, Red Heart Super Saver Camo, Red Heart Super Saver Latte

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