Super Easy Crochet Gourds and Pumpkins

Crochet a rectangle, sew the ends together, and gather up the top and bottom. The end result is so cute. This is a super easy crochet gourds and pumpkins method.

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Get Ready for Autumn with your Handmade Crochet Gourds and Pumpkins

crochet pumpkins and gourds home decor

Fall Home Décor

These gourds and pumpkins can be made in a wide variety of sizes. Just change the stitch count, hook, or even the type of yarn used. Today, the pattern is shown using a thick chunky yarn. By using different non-traditional colors, your fall home décor display can match any color scheme. Some will even have a farm style look to it.

Easy Crochet Gourds and Pumpkins

The length of this pattern may look daunting; however, it is really easy to complete one. All three of these crochet gourds and pumpkins were made in a weekend while I was busy doing other things too.

Super Easy Crochet Gourds and Pumpkins

Directions to Crochet Pumpkin

Measurements

The completed crochet pumpkin should measure approximately 14.5 inches wide and 8.5 inches tall. This pattern is very forgiving, don’t worry if your measurements are not exactly the same. The pattern should still work out.

Leave a 10-inch tail for both the beginning and ending. This will make sure that you have enough yarn length to sew the seam and complete the gathering.

Materials

Hometown USA Super Bulky Portsmouth Pumpkin

Size K Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle here is a nice assortment

Scissors this is the kind I use

Polyester Fiberfill this Poly-fill works nicely

Abbreviations

CH = Chain

HDC = Half Double Crochet

ST = Stitch

Directions

Chain 26

Row 1: In the third CH from the hook, complete a HDC and in each ST across.

Row 2: CH 2, HDC in the back loop in each ST across.

Row 3: CH 2, HDC in the front loop in each ST across.

Rows 4-25: Repeat rows 2 and 3

crochet pumpkin rectangle

Joining:

Hold the beginning row and the ending row together. Note: you can join the right sides together and turn the work inside out or you can join the wrong sides together and no turn the work once joined. This pattern is very forgiving that way. Using the yarn needle, sew the side seam together.

joining edges of crochet pumpkin

Gathering:

Using the yarn needle and one of the yarn ends, make a running stitch through one of the open ends on the very outer row of stitches through the open holes. As you sew, begin gathering. Once you have worked all the way around, weave the yarn back and forth and tuck inside the center hole. This helps the hole look closed all the way and keeps the fiberfill from peeking out.

gathering bottom of crochet pumpkin

Stuffing:

Next fill the pumpkin with the polyester fiberfill.

Gathering the Top Closed

Close the top of the pumpkin by gathering the same way as the bottom.

Making the Vines and Stem

crochet stems and vines

Vines:

Yarn: Red Heart Camouflage Yarn small amount

Longer Vine

CH 40

Row 1: SC

Leave enough yarn ends to attach to the pumpkin.

Medium size vine

CH 30

Row 1: SC

Leave enough yarn ends to attach to the pumpkin.

Smaller Vine

CH 20

Row 1: SC

Leave enough yarn ends to attach to the pumpkin.

Joining Vines:

One at a time, weave both yarn ends into the top of the pumpkin a bit on the side, tie together and tuck into the center hole.

joining vines to pumpkin

Stem

Use a scrap of brown yarn-about 5 feet

CH 6

Row 1: SC

Row 2: CH 1, SC in back loop in each ST across.

Row 3:  CH 1, SC in front loop in each ST across.

Rows 4-8: Repeat rows 2 and 3.

Joining:

Using a yarn needle, join the first and last row together with wrong sides together by weaving back and forth between the loops in each row.  Do not cut the yarn and do not close the top yet. This makes it easier to attach to the pumpkin.

Joining the Stem to the Pumpkin

Using a yarn needle, sew the stem onto the pumpkin by alternating the yarn between a loop of the pumpkin and a loop of the stem working all the way around. It is easier to hold the stem with one finger in the middle of the stem. This keeps it round while joining. Once joined, gather the top pulling just closed – do not pull too tight otherwise the stem will get distorted.

Enjoy showing off your handmade crochet pumpkin.

crochet pumpkin

Directions: Medium Sized White Gourd

This could also be made with the Portsmouth pumpkin yarn to make another pumpkin.

Measurements

Should measure approximately 18.5 inches wide and 7 inches tall.

Leave a 10-inch tail for both the beginning and ending. This will make sure that you have enough yarn length to sew the seam and complete the gathering.

Materials

Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Moonlight

Size K Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle here is a nice assortment

Scissors this is the kind I use

Polyester Fiberfill this Poly-fill works nicely

Abbreviations

CH = Chain

HDC = Half Double Crochet

ST = Stitch

Directions:

CH 20

Row 1: In the third CH from the hook, complete a HDC and in each ST across.

Row 2: CH 2, HDC in the back loop in each ST across.

Row 3: CH 2, HDC in the front loop in each ST across.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until 18.5 inches wide

Joining:

Using the yarn needle, sew the side seam together.

Gathering:

Using the yarn needle and one of the yarn ends, make a running stitch through one of the open ends on the very outer row of stitches through the open holes. As you sew, begin gathering. Once you have worked all the way around, weave the yarn back and forth and tuck inside the center hole.

Stuffing:

Next fill the pumpkin with the polyester fiberfill.

Gathering the Top Closed

Close the top of the pumpkin by gathering the same way as the bottom.

Making the Vines and Stem

Vines:

Yarn: Red Heart Camouflage Yarn small amount

Longer Vine

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CH 20

Row 1: SC

Leave enough yarn ends to attach to the pumpkin.

Medium size vine

CH 15

Row 1: SC

Leave enough yarn ends to attach to the pumpkin.

Smaller Vine

CH 10

Row 1: SC

Leave enough yarn ends to attach to the pumpkin.

Joining Vines:

One at a time, weave both yarn ends into the top of the pumpkin a bit on the side, tie together and tuck into the center hole.

Stem

Use a scrap of brown yarn-about 5 feet

CH 4

Row 1: SC

Row 2: CH 1, SC in back loop in each ST across.

Row 3:  CH 1, SC in front loop in each ST across.

Rows 4-10: Repeat rows 2 and 3.

Joining:

Using a yarn needle, join the first and last row together with wrong sides together by weaving back and forth between the loops in each row.  Do not cut the yarn and do not close the top yet.

Joining the Stem to the Gourd

Using a yarn needle, sew the stem onto the pumpkin by alternating the yarn between a loop of the gourd and a loop of the stem working all the way around. Once joined, gather the top pulling just closed.

Enjoy showing off your handmade crochet gourd.

Directions: Smaller Yellow Gourd

Measurements

Should measure approximately 14.5 inches wide and 5.5 inches tall.

Leave a 10-inch tail for both the beginning and ending. This will make sure that you have enough yarn length to sew the seam and complete the gathering.

Materials

.Hometown USA Super Bulky Madison Mustard

Size K Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle here is a nice assortment

Scissors this is the kind I use

Polyester Fiberfill this Poly-fill works nicely

Abbreviations

CH = Chain

HDC = Half Double Crochet

ST = Stitch

Directions:

CH 16

Row 1: In the third CH from the hook, complete a HDC and in each ST across.

Row 2: CH 2, HDC in the back loop in each ST across.

Row 3: CH 2, HDC in the front loop in each ST across.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until 14.5 inches wide

Joining:

Using the yarn needle, sew the side seam together.

Gathering:

Using the yarn needle and one of the yarn ends, make a running stitch through one of the open ends on the very outer row of stitches through the open holes. As you sew, begin gathering. Once you have worked all the way around, weave the yarn back and forth and tuck inside the center hole.

Stuffing:

Next fill the pumpkin with the polyester fiberfill.

Gathering the Top Closed

Close the top of the pumpkin by gathering the same way as the bottom.

Making the Vines and Stem

Vines:

Yarn: Red Heart Camouflage Yarn small amount

Longer Vine

CH 15

Row 1: SC

Leave enough yarn ends to attach to the pumpkin.

Medium size vine

CH 10

Row 1: SC

Leave enough yarn ends to attach to the pumpkin.

Smaller Vine

CH 8

Row 1: SC

Leave enough yarn ends to attach to the pumpkin.

Joining Vines:

One at a time, weave both yarn ends into the top of the gourd a bit on the side, tie together and tuck into the center hole.

Stem

Use a scrap of brown yarn-about 5 feet

CH 4

Row 1: SC

Row 2: CH 1, SC in back loop in each ST across.

Row 3:  CH 1, SC in front loop in each ST across.

Rows 4-8: Repeat rows 2 and 3.

Joining:

Using a yarn needle, join the first and last row together with wrong sides together by weaving back and forth between the loops in each row.  Do not cut the yarn and do not close the top yet.

Joining the Stem to the Pumpkin

Using a yarn needle, sew the stem onto the pumpkin by alternating the yarn between a loop of the pumpkin and a loop of the stem working all the way around. It is easier to hold the stem with one finger in the middle of the stem. This keeps it round while joining. Once joined, gather the top pulling just closed.

Enjoy showing off your handmade crochet gourds and pumpkin.

crochet gourds and pumpkins

Super Easy Crochet Gourds and Pumpkins

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