Country Cottage Pumpkin Crochet Pattern
Happy Friday! What better way to end the week then with a new pumpkin pattern!
Today, we’ll be making the Country Cottage Pumpkin! The texture of this pumpkin is out of this world and you won’t be able to stop yourself from squishing these all day long!
Just like last weeks pumpkin pattern, the Farm Fresh Pumpkin, this pattern can be made with either a medium, bulky, or super bulky weight yarn to create a small, medium, or large sized pumpkin! But don’t worry, if you only want to use one size yarn but make different sized pumpkins, this pattern can be easily adjusted to create any size you desire! To adjust the width do less increase rounds to the base (for a smaller pumpkin) or more increase rounds to the base (for a larger pumpkin). To adjust the height, repeat Rounds 7 & 8 as many times until desired height is reached.
I used Lion Brand Yarn for each of my pumpkins and I absolutely love how each of them turned out! There is such a variety of colors to choose from for each and I like how even though these yarns are completely different, they still look amazing together! The large pumpkin uses Wool-Ease Thick and Quick, and it makes for a super soft and squishy pumpkin. The medium sized pumpkin uses Color Made Easy, which comes in so many amazing Fall colors. And lastly for the small pumpkin I used Wool-Ease, which is just the cutest little pumpkin there has ever been! Find each of these HERE on Lion Brand Yarn’s website or scroll down for links to Amazon! You can also substitute with any of your favorite yarns!
The amazing texture of this pumpkin is created by using a combination the Double Crochet and Front Post Double Crochet. If you’re unfamiliar with a Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC), it is essentially a Double Crochet that is worked around the post of the stitch rather than through the top of the stitch. To work a FPDP: Yarn over, insert hook around the post of the next stitch, going in from front to back then around to the front again. Yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops.
If you’re ready to start, grab whatever yarn you have available and check out the supply list down below! Or follow along with the video tutorial on YouTube!
Gauge is not important, but you can measure the base of your pumpkin (Rounds 1-5) and compare to the chart below for exact sizing. Adjust your hook size up or down if need be.
(Diameter of base Rounds 1-5)
2.5” x 4”
|Medium (4)||4.00mm (G)||53 yards||4”|
3” x 5.5”
|Bulky (5)||6.00mm (J)||60 yards||5.5”|
4” x 7.5”
|Super Bulky (6)||7.00mm||75 yards||6.5”|
● Medium (4), Bulky (5), or Super Bulky (6) weight yarn
● 4.00mm (G), 6.00mm (J), or 7.00mm hook
● Fiber Fill
● Yarn Needle
● Tape Measure
● 2-3” Pumpkin Stem (stick from fallen tree branch, cinnamon stick, scrap leather or satin lace, ect.)
Abbreviations (US Terms)
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
CH – Chain
SL ST – Slip Stitch
HDC – Half Double Crochet
HDC2TOG – Half Double Crochet Two Together
DC – Double Crochet
FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
● This pattern is worked in the round. At the end of each round, join to the top of the 1st ST from the previous round with a SL ST. The chain at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.
● Repeat stitches between the ** until the end of the row/round or until otherwise stated.
Magic Circle, CH 1
Round 1: HDC x 8 inside the circle. Join & CH 1 (8)
Round 2: 2 HDC in each ST around. Join & CH 1(16)
Round 3: *HDC, 2 HDC*. Join & CH 1 (24)
Round 4: *HDC x 2, 2 HDC* Join & CH 1 (32)
Round 5: *HDC x 3, 2 HDC* Join & CH 1 (40)
Round 6: DC in each ST around. Join & CH 2 (40)
Round 7: *DC, FPDC* Join & CH 2 (40)
Round 8: *FPDC, DC* Join & CH 2 (40)
Rounds 9&10: Repeat Rounds 7&8 (40)
Round 11: *HDC x3, HDC2TOG* Join & CH 1 (32)
Round 12: *HDC x 2, HDC2TOG* Join & CH 1 (24)
Round 13: *HDC, HDC2TOG* (16)
Join to next ST and tie off, leaving a 24” long tail. Stuff pumpkin with Fiber Fill. Using a yarn needle, weave tail end through last 16 STs and pull tight to cinch the top hole closed. Leave hole large enough for your pumpkin stem to fit inside.
Pull tail end through the top center hole, down to the bottom center hole. Wrap yarn around the outside of the pumpkin and back to the top center hole. Continue to wrap your tail end down through the center hole, out the bottom, and around the outside to create the pumpkin segments. This can be done as many or few times as you’d like. Be sure you keep your yarn pulled tight as you work around. When you’re done, tie your tail end off on the bottom with a few knots. Weave in ends.
Finish your pumpkin off with a stem. There are endless possibilities for pumpkin stems: twigs and sticks from fallen branches in your yard, cinnamon sticks from your local market, or satin lace from the craft store! Simply stick stem through the center hole and voila! You can even use a dab of hot glue or fabric glue to keep the stem extra secure.
For extra pizazz add twine or fake leaves and berries!
And you’re all done!
I hope you enjoyed the Country Cottage Pumpkin pattern! I can’t wait to see your finished pumpkins, so be sure to tag @theturtletrunk on Instagram!
You are free to sell the items you make with this pattern, and I’d love if you could please link back to this page. You do not have permission to republish or distribute this pattern in any way or claim it as your own. Do not use my photos in your sale listings or for any other purposes. Thank you.