Free Crochet Pattern: Pumpkin Cat

Ready for another free crochet pattern? It’s November and fall and pumpkins are still a huge part of seasonal decor. If you haven’t jumped the gun and set up your Christmas tree, how about a free fall crochet pattern before we all start singing Jingle Bells and wishing for snow?

This pattern is a combination of my free crochet cat pattern and my pumpkin pattern (expect it next fall!). I thought combining the two in October/November would be perfect for this time of year.

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Materials:

For this pattern you will need:

Before starting this pattern, be aware of these terms and techniques:

  • Ch – chain
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Dec- decrease (single crochet 2 together)
  • Inc – increase (two single crochet in one stitch)
  • Slst – slip stitch
  • MR – magic ring

Now, let’s get into the pattern!

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Pumpkin

  1. In orange, 6 in MR (6)
  2. Inc in all (12)
  3. Sc 1, inc (18)
  4. Sc 2, inc (24)
  5. Sc 3, inc (30)
  6. Sc 4, inc (36)
  7. Sc 5, inc (42)
  8. Sc 6, inc (48)
  9. Sc 7, inc (54)
  10. Rows 10-20, sc all
  11. Sc 7, dec (48)
  12. Sc 6, dec (42)
  13. Sc 5, dec (36)
  14. Sc 4, dec (30) *begin stuffing*
  15. Sc 3, dec (24)
  16. Sc 2, dec (18)
  17. Sc 1, dec (12)
  18. Dec in all (6)
  19. Fasten off and leave a long tail (10+ inches)
  20. To give the pumpkin a ridged look, run the tail through the center of the pumpkin and around to the other side and bring the yarn back through the center of the pumpkin. Pull tight. The bringing the tail around the sides of the pumpkin creates the ridges of the pumpkin. Create at least 4 pumpkin ridges, 6 or 8 often look better.

Head

  1. 6 in MR (6)
  2. Inc in all (12)
  3. Sc 1, inc (18)
  4. Sc 2, inc (24)
  5. Sc 3, inc (30)
  6. Sc 4, inc (36)
  7. sc all
  8. sc all
  9. sc all
  10. sc all
  11. Sc 4, dec (30)
  12. Sc 3, dec (24) *place eyes in row 8 and begin stuffing*
  13. Sc 2, dec (18)
  14. Sc 1, dec (12) *embroider nose and whiskers if desired
  15. Dec (6)
  16. Weave in ends and fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Arms

  1. 8 in MR (8)
  2. Sc all
  3. Sc all
  4. Sc all
  5. Sc all
  6. Sc all
  7. Stuff halfway and fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing

Legs

  1. 10 in MR (10)
  2. Sc for two rows
  3. Dec 2, sc the remaining stitches (8)
  4. Sc all
  5. Sc all
  6. Sc all
  7. Sc all
  8. Sc all
  9. Stuff halfway and sew to pumpkin

Tail

  1. Sc 5 in MR
  2. Rows 2-15, sc all. Fasten off and sew to pumpkin

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Ears

  1. In R6 of head, sc 1
  2. In R5 of head, sc 1
  3. In R4 of head, sc 1
  4. In R3 of head, sc 1
  5. Ch 1, sc all, turn (4) *See photo
  6. Ch 1, dec, sc, turn (3)
  7. Ch 1, dec, fasten off *See photo

Cap

  1. With stem color, 3 in MR (3)
  2. Sc for 4 rows (3)
  3. Switch to orange. Sc 3 stitches in each stitch (9)
  4. Join with slst and leave tail for sewing.
  5. Sew cap to head between the ears.

Assembly

  • Sew all pieces to the pumpkin: head on top, arms to the upper portion of the pumpkin (attaching them along pumpkin ridges is easiest), Legs to the lower portion of the pumpkin, and tail in the back.
  • If desired, embroider a nose on the head of the cat (weave ends out the bottom of the pumpkin and snip tails.

I had so much fun writing this pattern, and even more fun seeing the photos from my team of testers! I’d love to see your photos if you do this pattern. Tag me on Instagram or Twitter if you try this pattern.

Some of my great testers photos:

Testers:
Stitches by Mimo
CroCreate

 

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