Halloween is not far off and we know our fellow crafters are already looking to knit, crochet and sew their spooky season creations. It’s never too early to get your claws into some Halloween crafts, and what better project to start with than handmade pumpkins?! We’re loving the fabulous plush pumpkins that are all the rage at the moment, which you can buy from Hobbycraft – don’t these velvet pumpkins look just fabulous by the fireplace and as part of a Halloween tablescape? – or if you’re a knitter or a crocheter who loves to make their own DIY Halloween decorations, you’re in the right place! Read on to discover eight fabulous knitted and crochet plush pumpkins – seven of which are freebies, and who doesn’t love free patterns?!– for all your Halloween décor needs!
Mini crochet pumpkin toy
These teeny tiny crochet creations are available as a free pattern download from our very own site! They're super quick to make and utterly adorable – why not make them to hand out to Trick or Treaters on Halloween night?
Life-sized crochet plush pumpkin pattern
The bigger, the better when it comes to these life-sized pumpkins! Even better, if you’re not a fan of working in the round, these big pumpkins are crocheted flat, so even a total beginner can make them. Find the free crochet pattern here.
Easy knitted pumpkin toy pattern
If knitting is more your bag, try this easy knitted pumpkin pattern by Handy Little Me, which includes a handy step-by-step photo tutorial as well as a video tutorial, so there’s no chance of you getting stuck!
Crochet plush pumpkin with curly leaves
This free pumpkin crochet pattern features a fab corkscrew leaf at the stem and is available to download for free from Yarnspirations. At 8 inches in diameter, they would make great table centrepieces for Halloween, or for our American friends, Thanksgiving.
Small knitted pumpkin on straight needles
Even a total novice could make these little knitted pumpkins, worked flat on straight needles so there’s no need to work in the round if you’ve not mastered that yet. The pumpkin shape is achieved simply at the end by sewing tight wedges using a length of yarn.
Crochet pumpkin and ghost hanging decorations
These sweet little crochet pumpkins can be hung from your bannisters, fence posts and anywhere you like for some fun Halloween décor. The free pattern also includes some ghoulish crochet ghosts for extra spookiness! Download the free pattern from Lovecrafts.
Alien pumpkin crochet pattern
Find this free crochet pattern on our site and make your very own alien pumpkin! It’s pretty unique, so we’re quite certain you won’t find one anywhere else...
Crochet pumpkins in two sizes
Using basic stitches and a repetitive stitch pattern, you can crochet this pumpkin by Sarah Maker in two different sizes in no time. Find the free and easy crochet pattern here.
Witch in a pumpkin patch knitting pattern
We’ve got tonnes of pumpkin fun coming your way in issue 144, out 25th August 2022. Look out for fabulous knitted pumpkin patch and mystical witch, which you can knit up in no time using the yarn and bamboo needle included with the mag! Find it in all good supermarkets, or online here from 25th August 2022.