Pumpkin Pie Free Crochet Pattern

This Pumpkin Pie is my newest fall-themed free crochet pattern!

Read on to learn more about my design process and inspiration, or scroll to the end to get the free pattern. If you’re in a hurry and need to take this pattern offline, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here.

Easy as pie!

This super simple pumpkin pie pattern is worked entirely in the round (even the whipped cream portion!). This means that it’s a good beginner friendly pattern for those who are comfortable with working in the round, but want to try out a different type of construction from the usual amigurumi.

The crust is made with a round of shell stitches, but never fear — all you need to know for this type of stitch is how to double crochet! As long as you can do that, then you’ll be able to make this fancy looking shell stitch border (which was secretly really easy).

Tips for success with this pattern!

This pattern is relatively straight forward, but there are few things that you should pay attention to.

The first thing is the sizing for the top and bottom of the pie. Since this pattern depends on the top matching up with the bottom crust, it’s important that they match up. Depending on if you’re using different yarn from me, you might end up with a top that’s a little bigger or smaller than it needs to be. If that’s the case, don’t worry! You can just add a few extra rounds or frog back until it fits. All the round increase by 8 each time, so it should be pretty straightforward.

The second thing to pay attention to are the staggered increases in the pie filling piece. This is a technique used to make sure that your amigurumi piece has fewer corners and that it looks more circular and less angular. It’s common for amigurumi pieces without staggered increases to look hexagonal or octagonal, but using this method eliminates the edges.

This means that the pattern for the pie filling might look a little strange to you if you haven’t encountered this technique before, but trust me, it’s correct. If it’s too overwhelming you can just crochet them as usual without the staggered increases, but trust me it’s so worth it!

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The Pattern

  • If you want to take this pattern offline, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here!

Description

This pumpkin pie amigurumi is topped with a swirl of whipped cream and is cute enough to eat! It’s super simple to make, with just three pieces total. You can make this in different colors for different pie fillings or keep it classic as a pumpkin pie!

Yarn

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  • WeCrochet Wonderfluff (bulky, but reads more as worsted)
    • (<1 skein) Beehive Heather (burnt orange)
  • Hobbii Amigo (sport weight)
    • (<1 skein) Golden Brown
    • (<1 skein) White

Notions

  • Size C 2.5mm Clover Amour hook
  • 4.0mm safety eyes
  • black embroidery thread
  • fiberfill stuffing
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch markers

Abbreviations

  • BLO: back loop only
  • ch: chain
  • CC: contrast color
  • dec: decrease
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • inc: increase (work two single crochets in one stitch)
  • MC: main color
  • MR: magic ring
  • rnd: round
  • RS: right side
  • sc: single crochet
  • sk: skip
  • x sc: work x number of single crochets
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • WS: wrong side
  • (x sts): total number of stitches for the round
  • (…) x: work all steps within parentheses x number of times

Technical Notes

  1. Crochet in continuous spiral rounds, unless specified otherwise. Use a stitch marker or piece of yarn to keep track of the last stitch in each round.
  1. When filling with polyester stuffing, pull apart each large chunk into many smaller chunks. This ensures an even distribution of firmness within the amigurumi.
  2. To avoid large holes in the crochet fabric, increase tension until the holes cannot be seen, or choose a crochet hook a size down.
  3. Use sewing pins to secure parts of the amigurumi before you sew them.

Color Coding

For this pattern, MC is golden brown, CC1 is burnt orange, and CC2 is white.

Special Stitches

  • Shell stitch: Skip the next two stitches, and double crochet into the third stitch. Work four more double crochets into the same stitch, for a total of five double crochet stitches. Skip two stitches and slip stitch into the third stitch. Repeat.
  • See here for a tutorial — we’re doing the 5 dc shell!

Final Size

4″ x 4″

BASE (in MC)

  • Round 1: 8 sc in MR (8 sts)
  • Round 2: inc x8 (16 sts)
  • Round 3: (sc, inc) x8 (24 sts)
  • Round 4: (2 sc, inc) x8 (32 sts)
  • Round 5: (3 sc, inc) x8 (40 sts)
  • Round 6: (4 sc, inc) x8 (48 sts)
  • Round 7: (5 sc, inc) x8 (56 sts)
  • Round 8: (6 sc, inc) x8 (64 sts)
  • Round 9: (7 sc, inc) x8 (72 sts)
  • Round 10: (8 sc, inc) x8 (80 sts)
  • Round 11: (9 sc, inc) x8 (88 sts)
  • Round 12-18 (7 rnds): sc all around (88 sts)
  • Shell stitch (refer to Special Stitches section) all around and finish off.

FILLING (in CC1)

  • Round 1: 8 sc in MR (8 sts)
  • Round 2: inc x8 (16 sts)
  • Round 3: (sc, inc) x8 (24 sts)
  • Round 4: sc, (2 sc, inc) x7, sc, inc (32 sts)
  • Round 5: (3 sc, inc) x8 (40 sts)
  • Round 6: 2 sc, (4 sc, inc) x7, 2 sc, inc (48 sts)
  • Round 7: (5 sc, inc) x8 (56 sts)
  • Insert 4.0mm safety eyes between rounds 5 and 6, 3 stitches apart.
  • Round 8: 3 sc, (6 sc, inc) x7, 3 sc, inc (64 sts)
  • Round 9: (7 sc, inc) x8 (72 sts)
  • Round 10: 4 sc, (8 sc, inc) x7, 4 sc, inc (80 sts)
  • Round 11: (9 sc, inc) x8 (88 sts)
  • Invisible finish off. Stuff the pie bottom and then sew the top into the bottom, stuffing as you go until the filling is taut. Sew the edges of the filling into the seam between the last round of single crochet stitches and shell stitches (that way the stitches won’t show!).
  • If the filling piece is too big or too small for the pie crust, either add a few extra rounds by increasing by 8 each time, or frog back until it fits.

WHIPPED CREAM (in CC3)

  • Round 1: 4 sc in MR (4 sts)
  • Round 2-26 (25 rnds): sc all around (4 sts)
  • This forms a long tube. Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Curl the tube and sew it in a spiral form.

ASSEMBLY

  1. Insert 4.0mm safety eyes between rounds 5 and 6 of the filling, with 3 stitches in between.
  2. Sew a mouth between rounds 6 and 7 of the filling, directly between the eyes. Use black embroidery thread and make a v shape with two stitches.
  3. Sew the whipped cream spiral onto the filling, between rounds 1 and 7. Alternatively, use hot glue to secure.

I hope you enjoyed making this Pumpkin Pie! If you run into any problems feel free to ask me a question in the comments section below or through email at littleworldofwhimsy@gmail.com.

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