This Is Not A Pumpkin Pumpkin

No one has to know 🤫

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Detailed PDF pattern

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 a bulky weight (CYC 5) and my 6 mm hook. I stand by my Clover Amours!

You’ll also need tape measure, scissors, darning needle, stitch markers, fiberfill

Pre-calculated sizes

Written for 3 sizes (small, medium, large pumpkin)

Easy to customize for any size you desire

Pattern support

Please contact me at thecrochethighway [at] for pattern related questions.

Make your own textured pumpkin with a faux-knit look!

Did someone say fall decorations? What better way to get your home ready for the cold season than a set of beautifully handcrafted pumpkins? And best of all: They’re. Not. Knit!

Choose from 3 different sizes, each with its own unique topper. Mix it up with fun colors and different yarn weights to bust your stash in style and make room for more yarn!

The printable PDF pattern includes 8 pages of detailed instructions and a photo tutorial on how to best assemble these cuties!


  • 50 (100, 200) yards of any weight yarn
  • Hook: whichever size your heart desires

It’s not knit!

Faux-knit all the way

This set of crochet pumpkins features the waistcoat stitch – a sturdy and beautifully textured stitch that creates a dense fabric, perfect for home décor items. Also known as the knit snitch, the waistcoat stitch is not really knitted, much like this pumpkin is not really a pumpkin 🎃

The pattern includes three pumpkin sizes, each with their individual topper, so every pumpkin will be unique! This upper beginner pattern calls for aran or bulky weight yarn, but you can use ANY yarn you have and the results will still be amazing – a true stash buster indeed!

Materials needed

Yarn: Any yarn you have in your stash! I used a bulky weight (CYC 5)

Hook: Size needed to get a dense fabric

Notions: Fiber fill, scissors, darning needle, stitch marker. Optional: Glue, glue gun, felting needle.

Size of finished object

Small pumpkin: ca. 3¼” by 4”
Medium pumpkin: ca. 4¾” by 5½”
Large pumpkin: ca. 6” by 6¾”

Size will vary based on yarn.

The perfect crochet pumpkin amigurumi to make it *look* like you’re a pro knitter

Easy project

The waistcoat stitch can be slow-going at first, but I promise once you get the hang of it you’ll whip up those rounds in no time! Check out this quick photo tutorial if you want to learn or get reacquainted with the stitch.


If you don’t need all those lengthy tutorial pictures spread out across multiple pages, I got you! The printable PDF pattern also includes a consolidated version, so you have the option to only print the written instructions and notes, saving paper and protecting the environment! 🌍


You’re welcome to contact me for any questions or difficulties you might encounter regarding this pattern or other items in my store, and I’ll be more than happy to assist you in any way I can!

Check out my testers' versions

My patterns would not be so smooth without the input of my team of talented testers. Scroll alllll the way to the end of this photo gallery for some inspiration on various colors. Swipe left & right for more photos of your favorite versions!

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