I am SO excited to share a new stitch pattern with you guys today…because it is such a fun one! We’ll get to mix some big bobbles and some color work for a unique effect…let’s learn together how to crochet the Pumpkin Patch stitch! Read on to find out my inspiration, a fun family story, and of course the free pattern & tutorial.
All the Fall vibes have been getting to me lately! Where I live, the summer seemed to be extended extra long, but it’s finally starting to get cold! I’m so excited to start wearing my cozy crochet scarves and sweaters. 🙂 And of course, I also themed this month’s stitches after Fall/Halloween.
I suppose it’s not hard to guess what this first stitch was inspired by, haha! Even though it’s clear that it is inspired by Fall/pumpkins, I have to tell you a little more background about the “pumpkin patch” in my own life.
I have a lot of fond memories going to the pumpkin patch! Each year, me and my siblings got to pick out a unique pumpkin to bring home. It was always so fun to weave in and out between the rows of pumpkins, big and small! One of my family’s classic nicknames for me was also inspired by pumpkins. Since I’m a red-head, my mom always used to call me her “pumpkin pie spice”.
So as you can see, pumpkins have a special place in my heart! Which is why I’m especially excited to share this stitch with you today. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
So how did I get these cute little pumpkins “embedded” into the stitch? The body of the pumpkin was pretty easy to figure out—it’s just a large bobble, which I’ll show you how to do! The stem of the pumpkin was more difficult to figure out, but the final result was worth it!
Interesting in getting this stitch + 3 others in an easily printable format? The PDF pattern, which includes this stitch, plus the rest of the October stitches, is available on Etsy! This PDF is inexpensive and ad-free.
Also, in case you haven’t heard…this stitch was apart of the Desert Blossom Stitch Along, which is now an entire library of stitch patterns available to you on the blog. Be sure to view the master list of stitches in the library HERE..
Crocheting Flat & Tiny Pumpkins
This is not your average pumpkin pattern…
When you search for “crochet pumpkin patterns” you’re probably thinking of an actual round, life-sized pumpkin.
I know there are a lot of patterns like that out there, which is why I wanted to create a stitch that is made up of a bunch of tiny little pumpkins instead!
This is a textured stitch obviously, but the pumpkin square itself will lay flat.
Personally, I think this stitch would look awesome made into a scarf or blanket!
How to Crochet the Pumpkin Patch Stitch
All right, let’s get started on this stitch pattern!
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Updated Video Tutorial:
I’m excited to say I have filmed a tutorial for this that is fully updated and much clearer! Please check it out if you have any trouble with the bobbles or color work.
- Stitch pattern is a multiple of 3+2
- Ch 1 at beginning of rows does NOT count as a sc OR a hdc
- Carry the orange throughout the entire square. As for the tan, you’ll only need it every few rows. You can choose to carry it throughout, or cut the yarn each row for a neater backside.
- Whenever you change colors, do so on the stitch BEFORE you need the new color. Simply finish the previous stitch by yarning over with the new color.
You can potentially use ANY yarn and hook for this stitch. However, here’s what I used:
- Red Heart Super Saver yarn (worsted weight)
- H/8 (5mm) crochet hook
Bobble: YO, insert hook into indicated st. *YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops. Rep from * 4 times more. YO, pull through all 6 loops on hook.
NOTE: If you need visual help with these written instructions, be sure to view my full video tutorial on YouTube!
Fsc a multiple of 3+2 (to start with a chain stitch, you’ll need a multiple of 3, and then one row of single crochet).
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in ea st across. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in first 2 sts. *Bobble in next st, hdc in next 2 sts. Rep from * across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st. *With CC, sc2tog over next st and middle of bobble (see video!) With MC, sc in next 2 sts. Rep from * across till 1 st left. Sc in last st, turn.
Loving this stitch pattern so far? Be sure to grab the PDF containing ALL of October’s stitch patterns HERE!
Row 4-5: Ch 1, sc in ea st across, turn.
Rep rows 2-5 for stitch pattern!
I hope you have enjoyed learning this fun stitch pattern.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
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