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Herringbone Pumpkins

Herringbone Pumpkins are an easy way to add a trendy look to your fall home decor. A flat panel of herringbone stitches are transformed into a cute pumpkin decoration. 

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

The pattern is written in U.S. crochet terms, complete with clear instructions, pictures, and video tutorial. Herringbone Pumpkins and stems are worked in rows with the herringbone single crochet stitch  –  no increasing or decreasing needed. Herringbone Pumpkins are crocheted in worsted weight yarn, size may vary depending on the yarn and hook size used.

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Herringbone Pumpkins Pattern Essentials

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Techniques

  • Slip Knot
  • Chain Stitches
  • Single Crochet
  • Herringbone Single Crochet
  • Whip Stitch

Abbreviations

ch – chain
hsc- herringbone single crochet
sc – single crochet
st/sts – stitch(es)
R1:- row 1
[RS] – right side
[WS] – wrong side

Herringbone Pumpkins Pattern Example

Herringbone Single Crochet Stitch: Insert hook into previous stitch’s ‘vertical bar’ and then into the next stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook. Step-by-step pictures included.

Chain stitch in the beginning of the row does not count as the first stitch.

Repeat R2 and R3 throughout the pattern.

There is a right side [RS] and a wrong side [WS] of the herringbone single crochet. The right side has the herringbone design and the wrong side has ridges.

Gauge (Using a 7/4.5 hook)
22 stitches = 4 inches
14 rows = 4 inches

Small Pumpkin: ~3.5 inches tall
Medium Pumpkin: ~5.5 inches tall
Large Pumpkin: ~7 inches tall

Crochet Along Herringbone Pumpkin Video

Original Stitch Tutorial by For The Frills

Herringbone Pumpkins Full Pattern

  • Note: when the pattern states, right side [RS], place your hook from front to back.
  • When the pattern states, wrong side [WS], place your hook from back to front.
  • R1: [RS] Working into the back bumps of the chain, sc into the 2nd chain from the hook, hsc across the row, turn.

    Step-by-step pictures below.

  • Make a slip knot and chain desired amount of stitches

    I chained 15 for this example swatch.

  • Working into the back bumps only
  • sc into the 2nd chain 'back bump' from the hook

    Notice the previous stitch's vertical bar.

  • Insert hook under the 'vertical bar' of the previous stitch
  • Then into the next back bump
  • Yarn over and pull up a loop (pull the loop to the height of the previous stitch)
  • Yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook (first hsc complete)

    Notice the previous stitch's vertical bar.

  • For the next hsc, insert hook under the 'vertical bar' of the previous stitch
  • Then into the next back bump
  • Yarn over and pull up a loop (pull the loop to the height of the previous stitch)
  • Yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook
  • Continue hsc across the row

    This is considered the right side of the stitch - shows the herringbone design.

  • Turn your work
  • R2: [WS] Chain 1, (working from back to front) sc into the first stitch, hsc across the row, turn.

    Step-by-step pictures below.

  • Chain 1
  • Insert your hook into the first stitch from back to front

    Move your working yarn to the front.

  • Yarn over and pull up a loop (pull the loop to the height of the previous stitch)

    This part feels a bit odd, as you pull the yarn through, the crochet hook will turn. Please watch the video tutorial if you need more help.

  • Yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook, completing a single crochet
  • Rotate the swatch so the top of the "V's" are facing you and the wrong side is facing up.

    Notice the previous stitch's vertical bar.

  • Insert hook under the 'vertical bar' of the previous stitch
  • Then into the next stitch from back to front
  • Yarn over and pull up a loop (pull the loop to the height of the previous stitch)

    The hook will turn as you pull the yarn through.

  • Yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook (first hsc complete)
  • For the next hsc, rotate the swatch again.

    Notice the previous stitch's vertical bar.

  • Insert hook under the 'vertical bar' of the previous stitch
  • Then into the next stitch from back to front
  • Yarn over and pull up a loop (pull the loop to the height of the previous stitch)

    The hook will turn as you pull the yarn through.

  • Yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook
  • Continue hsc across the row.

    This is considered the wrong side of the stitch - it has ridges

  • Turn your work
  • R3: [RS] Chain 1, sc into the first stitch, hsc across the row, turn.

    Step-by-step pictures below.

  • Chain 1
  • Single crochet into the first stitch.

    Notice the previous stitch's vertical bar.

  • Insert hook under the 'vertical bar' of the previous stitch
  • Then into the next stitch
  • Yarn over and pull up a loop (pull the loop to the height of the previous stitch)
  • Yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook (first hsc complete)
  • Continue hsc across the row

    This is considered the right side of the stitch - shows the herringbone design.

  • Turn your work
  • Continue by repeating R2 and R3 until you get to the desired length.
  • Right Side

    The side with the herringbone design.

  • Wrong side

    The side with the ridges.