There is no better symbol of the Fall and Thanksgiving than a pumpkin. I love this season of the year and all its decorations in warm, orangey, yellow-ish and all other fall leaf colors. Lately, there has been a trend to break up standard colors and make your pumpkins in blues, blacks, whites and grays. I love that! It looks especially stunning and very festive with Halloween decorations in front of your house. 

But the nicest part of Fall decorations is that they can stay with us longer. Starting from September until late November. There is no other theme which is au courant for such a long time. So, if you wonder whether it is worth your effort, the answer is: Definitely yes!

There is so many patterns to choose from! What is the best pumpkin free crochet pattern? Here is my ranking, 10 Best Pumpkin Free Crochet Patterns based on their popularity among Ravelry and Pinterest users around the world. I am sure you will find your perfect match. And there is more! What if the best pumpkin pattern is paid? At the end of the post you will find paid patterns too. That will give you the whole overview and you can be sure you will not miss a thing.

To begin with, we have this lovely set of crochet pumpkins to decorate for fall. Overall, this is a lovely project with lots of holiday potential.

1. Little Rustic Pumpkin

This pattern has inspired a few hundreds project made throughout the last 2 years. A well done mix of tradition with a modern approach and contemprorary colors are the keys to its success.

Current status of the pattern: FREE

Skills: intermediate

Designer: Rebecca Langford

Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Karisma; Garnstudio DROPS Nepal

These absolutely cute pumpkins looks like they’re knitted, but I assure you they are 100 percent crocheted. Well, maybe 99 per cent, because of the cinnamon stick and wires glued to the top of the pumpkins.

Vintage look crocheted Little Rustic Pumpkin
photo: Rebecca Langford

The free crochet pattern: Little Rustic Pumpkin from blog.

2. Pumpkins

Status of the pattern: FREE

Skills: Begginer           

Designer: Crochet 365 Knit Too

Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Here is a nice pattern which allows you to make a perfect pumpkin set. The patterns are available in 3 different sizes from small (2″ in hight) to large (4 1/2 in hight) pumpkin.

simple crocheted pumpkins
photo: Crochet 365 Knit Too

The free crochet pattern: Pumpkins from Crochet 365 Knit Too blog.

3. Farmhouse Pumpkin

Status of the pattern: FREE

Skills: Easy          

Designer: Grace and Yarn

Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton!

If you are looking for something really contemporary, these pumpkins will be perfect! ALthough they’re modern in shape, they can still be traditional and will be a great addition to many interior styles.

small pumpkin in many colors, in cylinder shape, crocheted
photo: Grace and Yarn

The free crochet pattern: Farmhouse Pumpkin from Grace and Yarn blog.

4. Fox Pumpkin

Status of the pattern: FREE

Skills: Easy          

Designer: Lindsey Dale

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Solids

Easy and funny, this pattern surely will be your kids or grandkids (and neighbours maybe) favourite.

fox-shaped crocheted pumpkins
photo: Lindsey Dale

The free crochet pattern: Fox Pumpkin from Winding Road Crochet blog.

5. Striped Pumpkins

Status of the pattern: FREE

Skills: Easy          

Designer: K Hook Creations

Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable Solids/Speckle

This intriguing pattern was only created in 2021, but quickly found its fans! It’s easy to understand why. They’re definitely something different and a perfect match for black – colored decorations, inside or on the front porch.

striped pumpkin in black and orange
photo: K Hook Creations

The free crochet pattern: Striped Pumpkins from K Hook Creations.

6. Crochet Ridge Pumpkin

Status of the pattern: FREE

Skills: Intermediate         

Designer: Julie Grimmett

Yarn: Worsted 9 wpi

Are you familiar with the crochet braid and love their design? You can easily implement that knowledge into the Ridge Pumpkin.

Gray pumpkin from yarn, crocheted, knit-look-like
Designer: Julie Grimmett

The free crochet pattern: Crochet Ridge Pumpkin from blog.

7. (Little) Adorable Pumpkins

Status of the pattern: FREE

Skills: Easy          

Designer: Marialena Karofili

Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Nepal

What is it that you are looking for in a tiny pumpkin pattern? This little pumpkin measures approx. 2 inches high and will be a perfect addition to your table decoration during Thanksgiving dinner or a candle-lit supper.

crocheted pumpkin knit-look
photo: Marialena Karofili

The free crochet pattern: Adorable Pumpkins from blog.

8. Autumn Bean Stitch Pumpkin

Status of the pattern: FREE

Skills: Easy          

Designer: Little Leaf Crochet: Amber Huot

Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn

Chunky yarn and a great stash project… I love it in off-white (here, the top photo is in Banana Cream Cascade Yarns Superwash exactly) but you can use any worsted yarn you have in any color you stashed. What a treasure!

old-fashion crocheted pumpkin
photo: Little Leaf Crochet: Amber Huot

The free crochet pattern: Autumn Stitch Bean Pumpkin.

9. Harvest Crochet Pumpkin

Status of the pattern: FREE

Skills: Easy          

Designer: Yarnspirations Design Studio

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Solids

Easy and fun, this pattern also comes in 3 sizes: small 3″, medium 4″ tall and large 51/2″ tall.

crocheted pumpkin in vivid colors
photo:  Yarnspirations Design Studio

The free crochet pattern: Harvest Crochet Pumpkins from Yarnspirations.

10. Pumpkin Treat Bowl

Status of the pattern: FREE

Skills: Easy          

Designer: Meredith Crawford

Yarn: Worsted 9 wpi

And here is something a little bit different. I love when designs combine the beauty of a handicraft with something useful, so I found a crochet pumpkin bowl that is a super addition to our list. If the number of your children or grandchildren is not too huge, you can make these as a trick-or-treat pumpkin package for sweets.

pumpkin-shaped container or bowl made from yarn, crocheted
photo: Meredith Crawford

The free crochet pattern: Pumpkin Treat Bowl from blog.

As a treat, here is the pumpkin pattern which inspired me to write this post.This pumpkin look undeniably realistic. Probably there is no other crochet pumpkin pattern which looks as true to nature! So, HUNGRY FOR MORE? 

Pumpkin by Maria Ermolova

Status of the pattern: PAID

Skills: Intermediate           

Designer: Maria Ermolova

Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Karisma; Garnstudio DROPS Nepal

The pumpkin pattern designed by Maria Ermolova is paid, but worth every penny! How do you like it?

Crocheted realistic pumpkin in orange and green
photos: Maria Ermolova

The crochet pattern: Pumpkin from Polushkabunny blog.

The order of the patterns is random, but I would love to know your opinion. Which one do you like the most? Share your opinions in the comments. I hope you will find this ranking useful. Till next time!

You may also like my next posts: 

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