Loopy Herringbone Pumpkin

A must-have autumn decoration, the Loopy Herringbone Pumpkin is both fun to make and adds a touch of whimsy to your home. Using bulky yarn, the pumpkins are crocheted flat and are assembled using the slip stitch and a tapestry needle. The stem and loopy leaves are then crocheted using worsted weight yarn and are sewn onto the top of the pumpkin. A photo tutorial for the loopy leaves is included in the tutorials section of the pattern.

I am sharing with you the written instructions for the short pumpkin below. If you would like access to both sizes and the photo tutorials, these are all included in the pattern pdf in my Ravelry store.

Pumpkin body 80-100 yards (5) bulky yarn
Stem & Leaves 25-30 yards (4) worsted yarn
5.5 mm hook
Poly-fill stuffing
Stitch Marker

Stitch/Stitches (St)/(Sts)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Chain(s) (ch)/(chs)
Foundation Half Double Crochet (FHDC)
Herringbone Half Double Crochet (hhdc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Front top Loop Only (flo)
Back top Loop Only (blo)

Special Stitch Instructions
Herringbone Half Double Crochet: yo, insert hook, yo and pull through 1st loop on hook, yo, pull through remaining two loops on hook

Pattern Notes
Advanced Beginner
Written in US crochet terms
Finished Size: Short Pumpkin 3” tall x 20” circumference
Tall Pumpkin 7” tall x 17” circumference
Gauge: 9 st x 4 rows of pattern = 2”
Before You Start
Pattern is worked in continuous rows with first and last rounds being slip stitch joined.
Top and bottom closed with long tail
Shorter repeats are indicated within ()
Longer repeats indicated within * and **
A stitch marker comes in handy for marking the beginning of each round.

Photo Tutorials for both the Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitch and the Loopy Leaves are included in the pattern pdf.


Row 1: Leaving a long beginning tail, FHDC 40, turn.

Alternatively, ch 41 and hdc in 2nd ch from hook and remaining chs across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, hhdc blo, turn (40)

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc flo, turn (40)

Repeat rows 2 and 3 (14) times.

Joining body of pumpkin

Ch 1, sl st join the last row with the first row. Fasten off leaving a long tail for closing.

Closing bottom of your pumpkin

Use needle and long tail, to weave in and out of rows and pull closed.

*Stuff pumpkin with poly-fill or desired alternative stuffing until nearly full.

Closing top of your pumpkin

Turn inside out and use needle and long tail to weave in and out of rows.

Add more stuffing as desired.

Weave yarn in and out of rows 2 or 3 more times, pulling yarn after each time to desired closure.

Pull closed and weave end.

To create segments

Use a length of yarn four or five times the circumference for your pumpkin.

Lay down the yarn and center the pumpkin on top of it.

Take both ends of the yarn and pull up tightly around the pumpkin to create the first two indentations.

Secure the two ends together at the top 2-3 knots.

Rotate and flip the pumpkin over, repeat as many times as you desire, placing the indentation of yarn in a different space each time.

Fasten off and weave in any remaining ends.


1: Ch 7, scblo in 2nd chain from hook and each of the next chs. (6)

2: Ch 1, sc blo in each st across. (6)

3-7: Repeat row 2. (7)

Join last row to beginning chain with slip stitch. Turn inside out.

You should have your starting tail on the opposite end of your working tail.

Do not fasten off working tail and place marker as you will continue using to make leaves.

*Stuff stem if desired.

Close the top of the stem using a needle and your starting tail.


Turn your work to continue along the ends of your stem rows.

You will be working around the bottom of the stem.

Round 1: Ch 1, 7 sc evenly around, join. (7)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc each st around, join. (14)

Round 3: Ch 1, (sc, 2 sc) repeat around, join. (21)

Round 4: Ch 1, (sc, sc, 2 sc) repeat around, join. (28)

Round 5: Ch 1, sl st into 1st st, *(ch 12, sl st into 3rd ch from hook, sl st into each remaining ch, sl st into next sc) twice, skip next st, insert hook through ch-2 at end of last tail and into next st, yo, draw loop through all layers and loop on hook, pass 1st tail through loop just created, insert hook through ch-2 space at end of 1st tail and into next st, yo , draw loop through all layers and loop on hook**, slip st in each of next 3 sc; rep from * ending last rep st**, sl st into beginning ch1 space at the base of the 1st ch 12.

4 leaves = (8 strip loops, 24 ss)

Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing onto pumpkin.

Using needle, sew stem and leaves onto top of pumpkin.

Weave in ends.

Congratulations, your Loopy Herringbone Pumpkin is complete!

I would love to see your projects on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @owensvillchick or Owens Villa Chick and by using the hashtags #loopyherringbonepumpkin #owensvillachickdesigns #ovcdesigns.

A huge thanks to my tester! Check out their Loopy Herringbone Pumpkins!



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