Updated: Mar 26
Hello, hi & welcome back! I'm so excited to share my adorable Pumpkin Cuddle Buddy free crochet pattern! He is the perfect trick-or-treat companion or cuddly friend to keep the scaries away! This pattern works up quickly and is the perfect Halloween-themed gift idea.
The finished Crochet Pumpkin Cuddle Buddy measures approximately 6 inches tall by 8 inches wide and is comprised of a front, back, arms, legs, and stem that are all stitched together using a tapestry needle. We will be stitching on a cute little face and adding a bit of stuffing between the front and back. You could easily make a larger version of this cuddle buddy and turn him into a pillow by using a larger crochet hook and yarn.
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Size G (6) Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle / Yarn Needle - https://amzn.to/31RWQo3
Stuffing - https://amzn.to/31RWTAf
Scissors - https://amzn.to/2Y0r8Ui
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Worsted Weight (4) Yarn: orange, black, brown
This pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
SC - Single Crochet
DC - Double Crochet
TC - Triple Crochet (often referred to as treble crochet)
HDC - Half Double Crochet
* - Repeat sequence until the end of the round.
Pumpkin Cuddle Buddy - Free Crochet Pattern
Body (Make 2):
Row 1: DC in the 2nd chain from your hook, TC in the next 4 stitches, DC in the next three stitches, HDC, slip stitch in the next two stitches, HDC, DC in the next three stitches, TC in the next 4 stitches, DC, chain 1, turn (20 stitches)
Row 2: SC 20, chain 1, turn (20 stitches)
Row 3: 2 SC in the first stitch, SC 18, 2 SC in the last stitch, chain 1 (22 stitches)
Row 4: 2 SC in the first stitch, SC 20, 2 SC in the last stitch, chain 1 (24 stitches)
Row 5: 2 SC in the first stitch, SC 22, 2 SC in the last stitch, chain 1 (26 stitches)
Rows 6-8: SC in each stitch, chain 1 (26 stitches)
Row 9: SC dec, SC in the next 22, SC dec, chain 1 (24 stitches)
Row 10: SC dec, SC 20, SC dec, chain 1 (22 stitches)
Row 11: SC dec, SC 18, SC dec, chain 1 (20 stitches)
Row 12: SC in each stitch, chain 1 (20 stitches)
Row 13: DC, TC in the next 4 stitches, DC in the next three stitches, HDC, slip stitch in the next two stitches, HDC, DC in the next three stitches, TC in the next 4 stitches, DC, chain 1, tie off (20 stitches)
Row 1: SC in each stitch, chain 1 (4 stitches)
Rows 2-6: SC in each stitch (back stitches only), chain 1 (4 stitches)
Closing: Turn the work so that the foundation chain and the 6th row are lined up and slip stitch them together to create the stem (4 stitches)
Turn the work and slip stitch one of the open ends together as well, chain 1 (3 stitches)
Tie off with a long tail.
This leaves one end open for a little stuffing.
Arms & Legs:
In a magic circle, SC 6
Round 1: 2 SC in the first stitch, SC in the next* (9 stitches)
Round 2: SC in each stitch (9 stitches)
Slip stitch, chain 1, tie off with a long tail.
I used the other end of the tail as stuffing.
Using a yarn needle, stitch the opening in the bottom closed.
Using a yarn needle, stitch a cute face on one side of the body. Feel free to get creative with your face!
Join the front and back of the body with a row of single crochet, adding stuffing before completely closing and tying off.
Using a yarn needle and the long tails, attach the little arms and legs and stem; tie off and trim any excess yarn.
I hope you have enjoyed crocheting this Pumpkin Cuddle Buddy with me!
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