Get ready for the fall season with this list of twelve crochet pumpkin patterns to make!

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”

Henry David Thoreau

Introverts Unite! At home alone with our pumpkins!

As I was looking for a quote for this blog post, this quote by Henry David Thoreau really stood out to me. I tend to fall for the deeper more meaningful quotes rather than the “pumpkin spice and everything nice” types of quotes. This one struck a chord for me because I’m truly an introvert at heart. Being at home with my family and my craft is my favorite place to be!

And if one is to be sitting all alone on a pumpkin, why not make ALL THE PUMPKINS SHE CAN HANDLE?! Better yet…a velvet pumpkin! Well with the PUMPKIN PALOOZA BLOG HOP by Pineapple and Pine, we have got. you. covered! We’ve got textured pumpkins, mini pumpkins, fur pumpkins, and yes…even VELVET pumpkins!

What is Pumpkin Palooza?

Pumpkin Palooza is a pumpkin-themed blog hop hosted by Pineapple and Pine. If you’ve never heard of Pineapple and Pine, it is a maker community that was begun by Kelsie of Crafting for Weeks and me, Sarah of A Plush Pineapple. For more information on the other events and how we got our start, check out our information page.

We decided that it would be fun for fall to host a blog hop specifically geared to pumpkin lovers! Each day during the month of September 2021, you will find a FREE pumpkin pattern PDF download! But that’s not all! We want you to get to know each designer a bit too so be sure to shop her other patterns and give her a follow on her social media platforms once you snag your freebie!

How Can I Get My Free Pattern?

Loving the sound of PUMPKIN PALOOZA but not sure how to participate? Here’s a quick infographic to help you navigate the blog each day to get your freebie!

Each freebie is only good for 24 hours on the feature day so be sure to check back each day to get your code and freebie! The post will be updated each night at 9 PM EST. Now that you know all about Pumpkin Palooza and how to participate let’s get ready for…

…all you can handle pumpkins!

Twisted Country Pumpkin 

The Twisted Country Pumpkin by Peg Nolan is a beginner-friendly pumpkin pattern with loads of texture! The best part is there’s no sewing required to get the pumpkin look! This easy pattern uses the Alpine stitch, so if you can double crochet and front post double crochet, you got this!

Peggy is the designer, maker & blogger behind Twisted Crochet. Crocheting since the dawn of time, Peggy finds the act of crocheting to be both therapeutic and meditative. After much prodding by her crochet friends, Peggy entered the world of pattern writing 4 years ago. Her mission is to creat beginner and advanced beginner friendly patterns so that more people decide to pick up their yarn and hooks and crochet to their hearts’ content!


Tunisian Crochet Puffy Pumpkin

The Tunisian crochet Puffy Pumpkin is a cute and classy fall decor item and just the right addition to your handmade pumpkin patch! This pattern is great to practice a little Tunisian crochet while adding the puff stitch to your Tunisian skill set.

Raffamusa is the crocheting alter ego of Raffaella, an Italian biochemist living in the Netherlands with her furry boyfriend and a cute little dog. Tunisian crochet and granny squares are her biggest addictions, but she might get easily distracted by a slice of chocolate cake. Get to know Raffaella and her colorful free patterns over at Raffamusa Designs.


Crochet Pumpkin Hat

This crochet pumpkin hat is sure to delight your little loves and big loves alike. The free crochet pumpkin hat pattern is available in baby to adult sizes so you can make pumpkin hats for your whole family.

Crystal is the designer and blogger at ChristaCoDesign. She enjoys creating crochet and knit patterns that are simple to make and easy to love. 


Luxe Leopard Pumpkin

The Luxe Leopard Pumpkin is a wild twist on a classic pumpkin. This pattern comes in three sizes and incorporates some colorwork. You can work this pattern in the round for a classic knit-look with waistcoat stitch or use single crochet to work this pumpkin flat and seam it up. However you decide to do it, you’ll love the eye-catching results!


Knotty Punkin’

The Knotty Punkin’ is a beginner-friendly pattern that uses the popcorn stitch for lots of fun texture. This farmhouse style pumpkin is an easy make and looks adorable in any color. It’s the perfect pattern if you’re looking for quick FALL decor ideas!

Angie is the crochet designer and maker at SASS. She enjoys creating patterns that are easy yet trendy and they are often offered for FREE on her blog. When she’s not creating she can be found outdoors gardening or spending time with her family.


Puffed Up Pumpkin

Whether you are adoring the finished item or working one up, this pumpkin will mesmerize you with textures from the cables and puffs. The pattern includes three sizes, mini, small, and chunky and tutorials to help with cables and wedging. The mini pumpkin is the perfect size for table place settings, napkin holders, or garlands.

Rebekah and Rachel are the faces of Warming the Heart. Located in the small state of Delaware, they enjoy the proximity of beaches, the small communities, and a taste of country life. Outside of crocheting and designing, they enjoy other crafts and intellectual pursuits, taking care of their families, and getting together as often as possible.


This is Not a Pumpkin Pumpkin

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!

Ana-Maria is the designer and maker behind Crochet Highway. She’s a self-taught crocheter who loves combining classic and modern styles in her crochet designs. Her favorite thing is to create rich textures using a variety of stitches. She likes to provide ample details and various tips & tricks when writing her patterns, so that no guess work is required from you as the maker!


Puff Stitch Pumpkins

This pumpkin brings in so much texture by using the puff stitch! It gives all the squishiness and looks great too. It is a great stash buster for those fall colors. Pattern comes in four sizes ranging from about 3.5 to 6 inches in diameter.

Lizzy is the face behind Lizzy Bee Handmade. She is a math tutor by day and fiber artist by night. She really enjoys making bugs to cope with her fear of them though it rarely works. She gets her inspiration from nature and tries to incorporate as many realistic characteristics as she can into her designs. When she isn’t playing with yarn, you can find her snuggled up with her four dogs and watching shows about zombies.

Be sure to give the designer a follow on social media and drop her a thank you for your free pattern! Check back tomorrow for the next freebie!


Even Berry Pumpkins

These little beauties are just what you need to spice up your fall decorations! The design is one of those that looks complex and super darling, but in reality, is really simple. It’s a great project to use up some of that extra yarn laying around from other projects. Made using the Even Berry Stitch, the pattern is written up for 3 different sizes; small (medium, large).

Rachel is the owner of Ravin Sekai Designs. She is a quirky world traveller, avid knitter, crocheter, pattern maker, and all-around nerd! She gets a lot of inspiration from everyday things, such as the bricks of a sidewalk or the pane of a window. She loves working what she sees in everyday life into new trendy patterns. 


The Kent Pumpkin

The newest member of the Kent collection is here! This pumpkin uses the linked double crochet stitch like the other Kent designs. It’s simple, modern, and perfect for the minimalist decor lover. The size is totally customizable and so easy that a beginner can do it. Add a cinnamon stick to the top and you’ve got the perfect pumpkin for anyone.

Rachel is the one-woman team behind Hearth and Wool. She started crocheting to make things for her babies and not much has changed since that started over ten years ago! She still makes things for all four of her children and now designs for other mamas who want to make things for the people they love. 


Life Is Gourd Dishcloth Set

This fall-themed dishcloth has a pumpkin stitch motif for a practical and subtle seasonal decor for the pumpkin lover! The Life Is Gourd Dishcloth can also be made into a potholder or trivet by attaching two dishcloths together along the edges. There are even instructions to make a dish towel within the pattern! This is a great cotton yarn stash buster and makes a great gift this time of year. Go for a monotone look to match your everyday decor or go bold with colorwork to make your pumpkins pop.

Emily is the maker and designer behind Crowchet Creations. She has been crocheting since she was nine years old and loves making classic pieces that fit in with a modern lifestyle. Besides playing with yarn, Emily loves spending time with her husband and baby girl, enjoying nature, and making all things DIY.


Little Pumpkin Hat

The Little Pumpkin Hat has the perfect amount of texture and is topped with a realistic stem and optional pumpkin flower and leaf add-ons. The pattern comes in 5 sizes so you can make your family an entire pumpkin patch.

Kristine is the maker and tech editor at Ambassador Crochet and a homeschooling mom of 6. She loves to design patterns that are classy and timeless so they will be cherished for years to come. 


Amigurumi Pumpkin Spice Latte

It’s Pumpkin Spice season, and nothing quite represents the pumpkin craze like pumpkin spice lattes! These signature fall drinks are one of the early signs that fall is on its way again. I know not everyone cares for the taste, but even if you’re not a pumpkin spice fall-natic like me, you can appreciate the cuteness and relevance of this sweet little amigurumi Pumpkin Spice Latte! As if his tall whipped cream “hat” wasn’t enough to send you into cuteness overload, his cup cozy even doubles as a comfy fall scarf with a pumpkin applique on it! It doesn’t get much cuter than this!

Hi, I’m Melissa of Crafty Kitty Crochet! My blog is about having fun with crochet and making all kinds of unique projects – from food-themed accessories to amigurumi plushies! I began crocheting when I was seven years old, and later discovered my passion for amigurumi. My love for quirky fashion / toys and crochet would eventually inspire me to create my crochet blog, which is where I now share my free patterns with others who enjoy fun crochet projects just like I do. I love designing patterns for everything from pizza hats to 80s workout outfits to mermaid accessories! And I never seem to run out of ideas for my next crazy crochet projects, so I have a feeling the best is yet to come!


Pumpkin Palooza Crochet-a-long + Giveaway

Now that Pumpkin Palooza has come to a close, we are hosting a Crochet-a-long during the month of October using all of these fun pumpkin patterns! Here is how it works:

If you don’t have much time to participate by crocheting a pumpkin, you can still enter to win using one of the methods below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

That’s all for Pumpkin Palooza! I hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did! Be sure to give the designers a follow on their social platforms and drop them a note thanking them for their patterns. Stay tuned for more future blog hops and free patterns!

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Sarah is the maker and designer behind A Plush Pineapple. She is a wife of thirteen years to her college sweetheart and momma to two awesome kiddos. When she is not crocheting, designing, or blogging, you can probably find her soaking up the sun or eating seafood. Her goal as a designer is that love, sunshine, and pineapples make their way into the hearts and homes of all who make her designs.