You will Need:
US G/6 4.25MM hook
Worsted weight yarn in your choice of color
Optional (for face):
R1: Ch 2, 8 Sc in second chain from hook (8)
R2: Sc 2 in each Sc around (16)
R3: *Sc 1, 2 Sc in next Sc* repeat 8 times (24)
R4: *Sc 2, 2 Sc in next Sc* repeat 8 times (32)
R5: *Sc 3, 2 Sc in next Sc* repeat 8 times (40)
R6: *Sc 4, 2 Sc in next Sc* repeat 8 times (46)
R7-R14: Sc 46
R15: *Sc 4, dec 1* repeat 8 times (40)
R16: *Sc 3, dec 1* repeat 8 times (32)
R17: *Sc 2, dec 1* repeat 8 times (24)
If you want to add a face to your pumpkin, Now would be the best time to do so.
R18: *Sc 1, dec 1* repeat 8 times (16)
R19: Dec 8 times (8)
R20: Sc 8 times (8)
Fasten off and leave an extremely long tail for sewing. Sew hole closed. Thread through bottom of pumpkin to the top and pull tightly.
*You do not have to do this next step if you'd prefer to have a more cartoon like pumpkin rather than a realistic one.*
Wrap thread around the side of the pumpkin and back through the bottom to the top 6 times evenly spaced to give the pumpkin a proper shape. The tighter you pull the more defined the pumpkin will be.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
R1: Ch 2, 6 Sc in second chain from hook (6)
R2:*Sc 1, 2 Sc in next Sc* repeat 3 times (9)
R3: Through back loops only, Sc 9
R4&5: Sc 9.
Fasten off, stuff, and sew to top of pumpkin.
And there you have a lovely little pumpkin!