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How to Make a Yarn Pumpkin

How to Make a Yarn Pumpkin

Thank you so much for sharing!

I’ve had this idea in my head for awhile. It combines 2 of my loves… embroidery and yarn to make this adorable yarn pumpkin! Now, I made a small pillow to show you as a demonstration, but this technique could be utilized for many different applications. How do you envision these yarn pumpkins being put to use?

Are you looking for a crocheted pumpkin pattern? This one is super easy 😉

What type of yarn is best for yarn pumpkins?

These pumpkins are made with Red Heart Super Saver yarn in the color pumpkin and tea leaf. You need a very small amount of green, so scrap yarn is great for this. (Actually, you don’t need tons of the orange either depending on how many pumpkins you’d like to make).

yarn pumpkin

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Yarn Pumpkin Tutorial

yarn pumpkin

Learn how to make these embroidered yarn pumpkins! You do not need to know how to embroider to make this, all you need is your yarn and a darning needle or yarn needle, same as you use for weaving in ends. I added my pumpkin to a single crochet panel to turn into a pillow, how will you apply these yarn pumpkins?

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty beginner


  • Yarn in orange color
  • yarn in green
  • Something to embroider the pumpkin on


  • yarn needle (thin eye)
  • small scissors


  1. Have you item ready that you would like to embroider your pumpkin on top of. I made a small panel for a pillow with single crochet stitches. You also need a darning needle, small scissors and the yarn.
  2. Thread your yarn needle. Bring the yarn up from the back of your work leaving a tail to weave in later. Insert the needle where the bottom of the pumpkin will be and back up at the top. yarn pumpkin
  3. Holding the needle in place, wrap the yarn around the yarn needle 10 times.
  4. Place your fingers around the wrapped yarn and pull through, inserting the yarn at the bottom and pulling all of the slack through. You have made your first yarn bullion stitch. yarn pumpkin
  5. Do this again, wrapping the yarn 10 times. The 3rd and 4th time, wrap 14 times and place those stitches on the left and right side of the pumpkin. yarn pumpkin
  6. The pumpkin is complete, tie off extra yarn and weave in tails. Create stem by creating 3 stitches in the stem location and fasten off. yarn pumpkin

Did you make this project?

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Yarn Pumpkin Pin

Melissa Noble

Thursday 29th of October 2020

What size is your pillow?

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