Free Pattern Crocheted Chain Cable Pumpkin


The air is cooling off, the days are getting shorter and my kids are begging for candy. This the season for all things pumpkin. I love seeing all the Fall home decor in department stores however it’s way more fun to make my own. I’ve combined my love of pumpkins and super bulky yarn to make this free pattern, Crocheted Chain Cable Pumpkin.
The Crocheted Chain Cable Pumpkin uses a chain cable stitch which is a lot easier than you think. I found this great tutorial and video Chain Cables Stitch Crochet Tutorial by Winding Road Crochet.

If you love the Handmade Pumpkin tags, my friend Anna @theknottyboss makes them and you can find them in her Etsy shop!

Are you ready to make you pumpkin?

Materials: 

Yards/Ounces:

I used Lion Brand’s Hometown USA in Los Angeles Tan. Approximately 113 yards or 7 ounces for large and 81 yards or 5 ounces for medium. 

Skill Level:

Beginner 

Size:

Large, Medium

Gauge:

4 inches x 4 inches = 12 sc x 8. rows 

Dimensions:

Large = 8 inches wide and 4 inches tall. Medium = 7 wide tall and 3 inches tall. Small = 6 inches wide and 2.5 inches tall.

Abbreviations:   

ch = chain Stitch 

sc = single Crochet 

sl st = slip Stitch 

sc2tog = single crochet two together (Is also a single crochet decrease) 

Large Pumpkin Pattern:

With Hook and yarn ch 26.

Row 1: Sc in 2 ch from hook, sc in remaining chains. Turn work. (25 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, 2sc in each stitch across. Turn work. (50 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc 4, sc then ch 8 and sc in next stitch, sc 8. Repeat *sc then ch 8 and sc in next stitch, sc 8* 4 times and end with sc 4. Turn work.

Remember to keep you chain 8 on the front side of your work.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc 50. Your single crochets will close the gap of the chain 8 from previous row.

Row 5: Repeat Row 3.

Row 6: Repeat Row 4.

Row 7: Repeat Row 3.

Row 8: Repeat Row 4.

Row 9: Repeat Row 3.

Row 10: Repeat Row 4.

Row 11: Repeat Row 3.

Row 12: Repeat Row 4.

Row 13: Repeat Row 3.

Row 14: Repeat Row 4.

Row 15: Repeat Row 3.

Row 16: Repeat Row 4.

Row 17: Repeat Row 3.

Row 18: Repeat Row 4.

You will have 8 rows of ch 8 loops on the right side of work. Inter lock each row of chains

Row 19: Ch 1, sc 50 and turn work. (50 sc)

Link your chain 8’s to make cables. You will be single crocheting into top of chain in next row to secure chains.

Row 20: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc into top of chain loop, sc, sc2tog4. Repeat *sc into top of chain loop, sc, sc2tog*. End with sc2tog 2. Turn work (32 sc)

Row 21: Ch 1, sc2tog across. Leave a 12-14 inch tail to sew sides of pumpkin together. (16 sc)

Medium Pumpkin Pattern:

With Hook and yarn ch 21.

Row 1: Sc in 2 ch from hook, sc in remaining chains. Turn work. (20 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, 2sc in each stitch across. Turn work. (40 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc 3, sc then ch 8 and sc in next stitch, sc 6. Repeat *sc then ch 8 and sc in next stitch, sc 6* 4 times and end with sc 3. Turn work.

Remember to keep you chain 8 on the front side of your work.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc 40. Your single crochets will close the gap of the chain 8 from previous row.

Row 5: Repeat Row 3.

Row 6: Repeat Row 4.

Row 7: Repeat Row 3.

Row 8: Repeat Row 4.

Row 9: Repeat Row 3.

Row 10: Repeat Row 4.

Row 11: Repeat Row 3.

Row 12: Repeat Row 4.

Row 13: Repeat Row 3.

Row 14: Ch 1, sc, sc2tog, sc 2, sc2tog 3. Repeat *sc 2, sc2tog 3*. sc2tog, sc and turn work. (26 sc)

Row 20: Ch 1, sc 26, turn work (26 sc)

You will have 6 rows of ch 8 loops on the right side of work. Inter lock each row of chains

Link your chain 8’s to make cables. You will be single crocheting into top of chain in next row to secure chains.

Row 20: Ch 1, sc 3, sc into top of chain loop, sc 4, sc into top of chain loop. Repeat *sc 4, sc into top of chain loop*. Sc 3 and turn work (26 sc)

Row 21: Ch 1, sc2tog across. Leave a 12-14 inch tail to sew sides of pumpkin together. (13 sc)

Assembly:

With right side of pumpkin facing each other, using a whip stitch, sew sides together. Turn work right side out. You will now have a dome shaped project with an opening on the top and the bottom. With the tail you just used sew the opening up by weaving yarn in and out around hole. Pull Yarn closed, sew in end and fasten off.

Flip Pumpkin over and stuff with polyfill. Cut a long piece of yarn about 24 inches. Now using your tapestry needle and yarn down through center and out the bottom center. Pull yarn and running outside of pumpkin (between chain cables) put through top center again. Pull tight and you’ll see the edging form. Repeat as many times as you desire. On your last pull through center you will end on bottom knot ends together. Use a tapestry needle to pull back up through center and fasten any long ends.

Using a got glue gun, carefully put a nice amount of glue on end of stick or branch  and place on top center of pumpkin.

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