This Is Not A Pumpkin Pumpkin

No one has to know 🀫

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:Β 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 dΓ©cor items. Also known as the knit snitch, the waistcoat stitch is not really knitted, much like this pumpkin is not really a pumpkin πŸŽƒ

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!

πŸŽƒ 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.

πŸŽƒ Size of finished object*

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

*Will vary based on yarn.

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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!

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Let the creativity flow!

This pattern was put to the test with the help of an amazing team of testers before being released to the public. My patterns would not be what they are today if not for their eye for detail ❀️ Check out the beautiful colors and yarn weight variety my testers came up with this time!

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Happy crafting!

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