Pumpkin Button-On Appliqué

Rolling next out of the patch is my Pumpkin Button-On Appliqué! With a vine as an added touch, this pumpkin is sure to add some spice to your next Halloween or fall crochet project. Simply add a ½-inch orange button to your project and attach the pumpkin! See below for the pumpkin crochet pattern.

Pumpkin Button-On

This pumpkin button-on appliqué pattern is written to fit a standard ½-inch orange button.


The pumpkin button-on appliqué is about 2¾ inches tall (from top of stem to bottom of pumpkin) and 2½ inches wide across the middle.


– Size 3.00 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

– Worsted weight (4) acrylic yarn in Orange (I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Pumpkin.)

– Worsted weight (4) acrylic yarn in Brown (I used Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn in Chocolate.)

– Worsted weight (4) acrylic yarn in Green (I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn in Fern.)

– Scissors

– Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

– Stitch markers

– Measuring tape


– ch = chain

– chs = chains

– dc = double crochet

– hdc = half double crochet

– sc = single crochet

– slst = slip stitch

– st = stitch

– sts = stitches


3 rounds wide of sc = ½ inch


-The pumpkin button-on appliqué is made in continuous rounds. Do not join continuous rounds unless otherwise stated. Simply work the first stitch of each round in the first stitch of the previous round. Attach a stitch marker to mark rounds and move marker as you complete each round.

-Brackets [ ] indicate portions of the pattern to be repeated.


Body of Pumpkin

*Use your 3.00 mm hook and orange worsted weight yarn to complete the body of the pumpkin. You will change to brown yarn for the stem.

*The pumpkin body is worked in continuous rounds. Work first stitch of round in first stitch of previous round. Use a stitch marker if needed. 

*In Round 1, make sure to work your single crochet stitches in the chain stitches and not in the ring.

Round 1: Ch 8, slst in first ch to form a ring, work 2 sc in each ch around. (16 sc)

Round 2: Repeat [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] around. (24 sc)

Round 3: Repeat [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] around. (32 sc)

Round 4: Repeat [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts] around. (40 sc)

Round 5: Sc in first 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 3 times, sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 3 times, sc in next 5 sts, begin sc in last st, joining/pulling through brown once you have two loops of orange on the hook to complete the sc. (48 sc)

**You should now have brown yarn on your hook. Round 6 (Part 1) makes the stem and Round 6 (Part 2) makes the vine of the pumpkin.

Round 6 (Part 1): Slst to back loop only of first st of Round 5, ch 6, dc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, slst in last ch, slst in back loop only of next st around (second st of Round 5), fasten off, weave in loose ends. (3 slst, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc; 6 total sts)

-You should now have the stem of the pumpkin complete. Follow the directions below to add the vine in Round 6 (Part 2).

Round 6 (Part 2): Attach green yarn to the back loop only of the second stitch from Round 5 (the same stitch you worked a slst before fastening off the stem), ch 3, slst in 2nd ch from hook, slst in next ch, ch 3, slst in 2nd ch from hook, slst in next ch, ch 2, slst in 2nd ch from hook, fasten off and weave in loose ends. (5 slst)

***Once you finish weaving in all loose ends, your pumpkin button-on appliqué is ready to be placed on a ½-inch orange button.

TIP: Press the appliqué with an iron using a press cloth for protection to help it lay flat and keep its shape.

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