Hey all! Here’s the next of my crochet pumpkin patterns: the Thick & Quick Crochet Pumpkin. Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn is probably my most-used, most-loved yarn. It’s the first I picked up when I taught myself to knit, and I still find it to be one of the easiest yarns to work with whether for knit or crochet.
If you’re looking for a pattern that’s even quicker to work up then the Mini Rustic Pumpkin, then this will be perfect. Like the Mini Rustic, the Thick & Quick Crochet Pumpkin is easily adjusted to be any size you’d like by either adding or subtracting chains to the foundation, or changing the number of rows. You could make a whole pumpkin patch in a weekend!
Lion Brand Yarns – Wool-Ease Thick & Quick
I used Gray Marble because I love the textured look of it, but there are so many rich, gorgeous colors to choose from.
US Size N/15 9.00mm
- Poly-Fil Fiber Fill
- 2-3″ Stick (I took one from a potpourri mix)
- Yarn Needle
7″ wide x 4″ tall
Just as with the Mini Rustic Pumpkin, the gauge isn’t necessary. Add or delete chains and rows as desired.
|Hdc||Half Double Crochet|
|Sl St||Slip Stitch|
Because I found the Mini Rustic Pumpkin so easy and satisfying to make, the Thick & Quick Crochet Pumpkin is made in much the same way. The stitch is different, but still simple and fast, and the finishing steps are nearly identical to those used for the Mini Rustic Pumpkin pattern with just one extra step added in to create a more distinct shape.
Row 1: Ch 22, skip 2 ch (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc into 3rd ch from hook and into each st across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), skip 1 st, 1 hdc into back loop only of next st and into each st to end, working last hdc into top of tch, turn.
Row 3-24: Repeat Row 2 to end (22 times).
Step 1: Fold rectangle in half (short sides should be touching), and slip stitch last row to foundation chain [Slip Stitch Seam].
Step 2: Turn tube inside out so that the seam is along the inside, then work 1 sc into every row along the bottom edge. Sl st into first sc, then 1 sc into every other sc. Sl st into first sc.
Step 3: Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
Step 4: With yarn needle, weave tail through the front loops of each Sc, then pull yarn to cinch the bottom. Don’t cut the yarn yet.
Step 5: Stuff pumpkin with Poly-Fil Fiber Fill. The more used, the firmer the pumpkin.
Step 6: Push needle up through the bottom of the pumpkin, through the filling, then weave through every other row along the top edge.
Step 7: To shape the pumpkin, run the needle and yarn down the outside of the pumpkin, then push needle up through the bottom and pull to tighten. Repeat this 3-5 more times to create definition.
Step 8: Cinch the top, leaving enough room to add a cinnamon stick, then weave again around to secure. Trim ends, then add a piece of twine to finish.