Recently, I have been in a serious Tunisian crochet puff stitch mania! Plus, I saw so many beautiful crochet pumpkins, and I thought why not a Tunisian Crochet Puffy Pumpkin?!
I know I am a bit late with the fall decoration patterns, and Halloween has just happened. Nonetheless, this little pumpkin turned out so pretty that I really wanted to share it!
The Tunisian crochet Puffy Pumpkin combines some of my favorite things ever:
- Tunisian Crochet
- Puffs and Texture
- Home Decor
- Fall and Halloween Vibes
If you feel intimidated by Tunisian crochet puffs, please, don’t! All you need to know is the basic Tunisian crochet. From there, learning to make puffs is easy-peasy!
You can read all about it in this free tutorial I made on how to crochet the Tunisian Puff Stitch.
Find more decor ideas to crochet this Fall…
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Ad-free, PRINTABLE PATTERN
The pattern of the Tunisian crochet Puffy Pumpkin is available as a printable PDF file from my Ravelry, LoveCrafts, and Etsy shops!
The printable pattern includes detailed tutorials on how to:
– Make a Tunisian crochet foundation row
– Crochet the Tunisian Simple Stitch
– Crochet the Tunisian Puff Stitch
– Seam crochet pieces with the Mattress Stitch
– And it also includes the pattern chart.
Grab your copy by clicking on the buttons below!
- 6.0-mm (10/J USA, 4 UK) Tunisian Crochet Hook with a wire extention or 12″ (30 cm) Hook
- DK (3, Light) Yarn. I used Schachenmayr Soft & Easy Color 00029
- Fiberfill or Cotton Stuffing
- Tapestry Needle
- A little wooden twig or a cinnamon stick
Crochet Abbreviations (US Terms)
Ch – Chain
Puff – Tunisian Puff Stitch
Return – Standard Tunisian Return
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
TFR – Tunisian Foundation Row
Tss – Tunisian Simple Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
Find a step-by-step tutorial on how to seam pieces with the mattress stitch here.
Standard Tunisian Return (Return)
Yo, pull through the first loop on your hook, *yo, pull through two loops. Repeat from * until you only have one loop on your hook.
Tunisian Crochet Puff Stitch (Puff)
See how to crochet puffs in Tunisian crochet in this easy tutorial.
Tunisian Foundation Row (TFR)
See how to start your Tunisian crochet project here.
Tunisian Simple Stitch (Tss)
Learn the Tunisian Simple Stitch with this step-by-step tutorial.
- If the pattern says “Tss 2”, it means that you have to crochet 1 Tss into each of the next 2 sts.
- (…) – Repeat the instruction within brackets for the indicated number of times.
- Throughout the pattern, the total stitch count is 50 sts.
5.5.” (14 cm) by 3″ (8 cm).
Gauge is not so important for this pattern. Just keep in mind that the final size of your pumpkin can vary quite a lot depending on your tension and the yarn you use.
Tunisian Crochet Puffy Pumpkin – Free Pattern
*A chart is provided in the paid PDF pattern.
Make a TFR with 50 sts.
Row 1. Tss 2 (the first loop on your hook counts as the first Tss), (puff 1, Tss 4) 9 times, puff 1, Tss 1, crochet last st under both side vertical bars.
Row 2. Tss in each st across, crochet last st under both side vertical bars.
Row 3-20. Repeat rows 2 and 3.
Bind off by sl st into each vertical bar.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Step 1. Wrong side facing, seam the two short sides of the pumpkin with the mattress stitch or your preferred sewing method.
Step 2. Using a length of yarn of about 20″ (50 cm), cinch one of the open ends closed.
Draw your tapestry needle through the top chains going first from outside to inside and then from inside to outside. Once you have gone through all the sts, pull the yarn tightly to close the bottom.
Step 3. Fill the pumpkin with fiberfill or cotton stuffing.
Step 4. Repeat step 2 for the top side of the pumpkin.
Step 5. Once the pumpkin is close on both sides, shape it by drawing the yarn in circles around its circumference. Since there are 10 columns of puff sts, make sure to pass the yarn in the space between each of them.
Step 6. Secure your yarn and tie it off.
Step 7. Decorate your pumpkin by placing a little twig or a cinnamon stick directly in the middle.
Your Tunisian Crochet Puffy Pumpkin is ready!
I hope you liked this pattern and I’d love to see your version of it! Please, share it on Facebook or Instagram making sure to tag me @raffamusa_designs and using the hashtag #raffamusadesigns so that I don’t miss your post!
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More Fall Vibes…
Catherine from Crochet Cloudberry and Rebecca from Sweet Bee Crochet included the free crochet pattern of the Tunisian Puffy Pumpkin in their amazing roundup posts, which are all about pumpkins and fall vibes.
So, if you are looking for more fall crochet inspiration, you should definitely check out Catherine’s blog post Down at the Pumpkin Patch, and Rebecca’s Jump Into Fall with Free Crochet Patterns.
Pumpkin Palooza Blog Hop
The pattern of my Puffy Pumpkin was featured in the Pumpkin Palooza Blog Hop, which, as the name suggests, was a blog hop all about crochet pumpkins.
This event was hosted and organized by the crochet community behind Pineapple & Pine. Visit the host blog page HERE to get tons of beautiful pumpkin patterns for your Fall home decor!
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