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Farmhouse Crochet Pumpkin Garland Free Pattern

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Nothing says fall better than a farmhouse crochet pumpkin garland hanging on your mantel. You don’t feel like making the whole garland? No worries! You can always make them and scatter around the house or arrange them in a Thanksgiving centerpiece.

I love this time of the year, especially the crispy air feeling, the pumpkin spice smell, and the fall colors taking place. And it’s one of my favorite occasions to incorporate the colors of the season into my home décor.

I was especially excited to finish this pumpkin bunting project on time for our Thanksgiving celebration. I hope you enjoy the pattern and create your next beautiful crochet project with it.

Crochet Pumpkin Garland
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About the Crochet Pumpkin Garland Design

The pumpkins are crocheted bottom up, in two separate panels, using the “ragdoll” technique. Here is how you do it:

  • First, you’ll crochet two separate panels in flat, back-and-forth rows.
  • Secondly, you will crochet the stem on the round.
  • Next, you will crochet a row of surface slip stitches to mimic the pumpkin indentations. This is step is option, but I totally recommend that you don’t skip it. 
  • Then, sew the panels together with a row of single crochet stitches. And this will give them a 2-D look after stuffing with fiber.
  • Lastly, you will assemble the garland with jute rope and wooden beads.

What is the the ragdoll technique in crochet?

It’s a type of Amigurumi, but in a 2D shape. Meaning it’s flatter than the conventional 3D Amigurumi. That being said, it takes a little bit more thinking to design these projects. And the reason is because instead of making them in continuous round, you make them in flat, back-and-forth rows. 

For this crochet pumpkin garland, you will create two identical panels using increases and decreases to shape the edges. Then, you attach the panels together with single crochet stitches and stuff it with fiber.

Crochet Pumpkin Garland
A crochet pumpkin made with the rag doll technique

Other decoration ideas

These farmhouse style pumpkins will be great for other decoration purposes as well if you feel like doing something other than the crochet pumpkin garland pictured here.

  1. Centerpieces – arrange them with some pinecones and LED lights in a clear bowl glass vase for your Thanksgiving celebrations.
  2. Ornaments – make them as individual ornaments and hang them around the house, such as your staircase and doors.
  3. Gifts – give them to your guests or, if you have a housewarming party to attend, it will make adorable gifts as well.

Materials and tools you will use

This is a very forgiving pattern with room for customizations. So, feel free to use your medium weight yarn stash. Here are the other tools and supplies you will need:

Best yarn for this crochet pumpkin garland

The pictured pumpkins were made with worsted weight (#4). The brand I used for the body of the pumpkins was 24/7 100% Mercerized Cotton, by Lion Brand. If you feel like making them smaller, feel free to use a lighter weight yarn.

In these colors and amount: 

I used colorways Camel, Goldenrod and Ecru for the main body of the pumpkins. You will need approximately 1 oz (29 g), or 54 yds (49 m) for 1 pumpkin. 

As for each stem, you will need only approximately 3 yds (2.7 m) of worsted weight (#4). I used Comfy Cotton Blend, in color Mochaccino, by Lion Brand. But any medium weight brown yarn from your stash will work.

Crochet Pumpkin Garland Closeup

Skills and stitches to know

This crochet pumpkin garland pattern is very simple to follow along, as it only calls for some basic crochet stitches. I am also adding step by step pictures to guide you through.

Here is what you need to know:

  • Ragdoll crochet technique – ragdolls in crochet are 2D projects made with two flat panels attached with single crochet stitches and stuffed with Fiberfil. See the “what’s ragdoll” session for more information.
  • Surface slip stitch – it’s a slip stitch added to the surface of the fabric. It will be used to “mimic” the indentations of the pumpkins.
  • Single Crochet stitches (sc) – these pumpkins need to be crocheted with tight single crochet stitches because they will be stuffed with fiber. However, the stems are crocheted in continuous rounds.
  • Chains (ch) – you will use chains to turn at the end of each row.
  • Increase (inc) – two single crochet stitches in the next stitch. They will determine the bottom shape of the pumpkin.
  • Decrease (dec) – two single crochet stitches together. They will determine the top shape of the pumpkin.
orange yarn and crochet hook
The surface slip stitch

Note: for the purpose of the above photo tutorial, I used a different yarn color for the surface sl st.

 Pattern notes and instructions

  • This Crochet Pumpkin Garland pattern was writing in US terminology.
  • Gauge is not crucial for this project, but please check the size information section to find out what to expect.
  • The smaller size hook used in this pattern was perfect to keep my stitch tension tight, which was important to not leave holes in the fabric. 
  • Add a small amount of fiber, being careful do not overstuff it. It should be enough just to make it a 2D shape, but still soft to the touch.
  • Other important instructions will be in each step of the pattern.

Size information: Each finished pumpkin will be 5” wide and 4.5” tall. The crochet pumpkin garland strip as pictured here will be approximately 70” (178 cm) long, including the extra string ends.

If you would rather make the pumpkins smaller, consider using a light weight (#3) yarn and a smaller hook.

Pattern Terms & Abbreviations

  • approx.: approximately 
  • ch: chain
  • C1: Color 1 (main color)
  • C2: Color 2 (brown)
  • inc: increase (2 sc in next stitch)
  • dec: decrease (single crochet 2 together)
  • FO: fasten off
  • rem: remain, remaining
  • sl st: slip stitch 
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • sk: skip
  • sc: single crochet 
  • ( ): repeat instructions within parenthesis as many times as directed
  • [ ]: stitch count in a row

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Crochet Pumpkin Garland Pattern

With no further ado, here is the pattern for this garland. Please make sure you read the pattern instructions, material list and size information so you know what to expect.

Total Time: 1 hour

  1. Pumpkin panels (make 2 with C1)

    crochet round with orange yarn

    Ch 13
    Row1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in every ch across, ch 1, turn. [12]
    Row2-8: inc, sc across until 1 st rem, inc, ch 1, turn. 
    Row 8 will have a total of 26 sts.
    Row9-15: sc across, ch 1, turn. [26]
    Row16: dec, sc across until 2 sts rem, dec, ch 1, turn. [24]
    Row17: sc across, ch 1, turn. [24]
    Row18-21: dec, sc across until 2 its rem, dec, ch 1, turn. 
    Row 21 will have a total of 16 sts.
    Row22: dec, sc in next 3 sts, sl st in next 6 sts, sc in next 3 sts, dec. [14]
    FO. Cut the yarn.

    Note: This crochet pumpkin garland was created with 6 pumpkins. You may create all panels at once, or one pumpkin at a time. Whatever works best for you.

  2. Stem (C2)

    crochet hook and orange yarn

    You will crochet the stem for this crochet pumpkin garland in the 6 sl sts in row 22. This is the only step you will crochet in the round (continuous rounds / no need to join with a sl st).

    Round1: attach the yarn (C2) to the 5th st in row 22 of one of the panels, sc in in that st and in next 5 sts. With the other panel aligned, rotate your work and sc in the 1st corresponding sl st on the other panel, sc in next 5 sl sts of that panel. [12]

    Round2-5: sc around previous round [12]
    FO. Cut the yarn leaving a long tail. Thread the tapestry needle and sew the top opening to close the stem.

  3. Indentation line (with C1)

    crochet panel with orange yarn

    This is going to be a row of surface sl sts to mimic the pumpkin’s indentations. There is not a super exact way on how you do this and where to insert your hook to create those stitches. But it’s important that you do them in a curve, following the outside edge/curve of the pumpkin.

    I did this in one panel only, the one that will be facing forward, but you can do it in both panels if you like.

    Here is how you start:  
    1.    First, make a slip knot with the yarn. From here on, make sure the working yarn will remain under the panel the whole time.
    2.    Next, insert the hook in 5th st of row 1 from the outside of the panel and pull up a loop from the slip knot. 
    3.    Then, do a surface sl st row around the panel mimicking the indentation. Circle around the top of the pumpkin right below the stem.
    4.    And finally go back down on the other side, making it as symmetric as possible with the other side.

    Note: see “skills and stitches” section for the photo tutorial on how to do the surface stitch.

  4. Attach the panels together

    crochet hook and yarn

    Attach the yarn (C1) into the 1st st on both st layers of the panels, on one side of the stem (left side for me as a right-handed). Then, do one sc for every st around, making sure you grab the sts in both layers of the panels.

    Towards the end, insert some stuffing fiber before you close it completely. There is no need to stuff the stem. FO. Cut the yarn. Weave the ends.

    Tip: There is no right or wrong side for the panels, so it doesn’t matter which one goes on the outside.

  5. Assemble the crochet pumpkin garland

    yarn and wooden beads

    1.     Thread the tapestry needle with the craft string and insert it at the back of the first pumpkin. 

    2.     Draw the needle into the edge, in row 20 of the back panel, then draw it out in the other edge, leaving a tail to hang your garland (make a knot in the tail to secure the string in place). 

    3.     Next, unthread the needle and insert 6 beads in the string. Thread the needle back with the string and repeat these steps with the remaining pumpkins, alternating the colors.

    Note: If you would rather leave the beads out for the crochet pumpkin pattern, make sure you make a knot in the string before and after each pumpkin, so they don’t slide off.

    FO. Cut the yarn. Weave in all ends.

Estimated Cost: 5.00 USD


  • Medium weight yarn (#4)


  • 3.5 mm (US E) hook, Scissors

Materials: Stitch marker, Stuffing fiber, 75” (190 cm) craft string, 30 wood beads 16mm and larger wholes, Tapestry needle

Your crochet pumpkin garland is finished. Whether you made it as is or you have added your own touches with other details, I hope you enjoyed making it.

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