Free Crochet Pattern…Petite Pumpkin Applique!

Using just a bit of of yarn, this petite pumpkin works up in no time.  The pumpkin itself is worked in just one round and is topped off with a stem and tiny leaf.  A perfect applique to add to your fall decor, a garment, or a tote!


  • J (6.0 mm) hook 
  • Lion Brand Heartland yarn (colors shown: “Joshua Tree” (green), “Yosemite” (orange), “Sequoia” (brown)
  • Tapestry needle 
  • Scissors


  • 2 inches wide
  • 2 inches tall from top of stem to bottom

Instructions for Pumpkin Base:

(Worked in orange yarn)

Foundation: Chain 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Round 1: chain 3, then in the center of the ring, work a hdc, dc, 2 tr, dc, hdc, dc, 2tr, dc, hdc, join to close pumpkin with a sl st and fasten off.

Instructions for Stem:

(Worked in brown yarn)

Tie brown yarn to the stitch at the center top of pumpkin and chain 4.  In the 2nd ch from the hook work a sc.  Work a sl st in the next two chains, then work one more sl st into the stitch at the base (where the brown yarn was tied on).  Fasten off.

Instructions for Leaf.

Tie green yarn into the same stitch that the brown yarn was tied into and chain 3.  In the second ch from the hook, work a hdc, work a hdc into the next chain, then slip stitch into the same stitch where the yarn was tied on.  Fasten off.


Weave in the ends and you’re all finished!

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