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Pumpkin Post Topper

By: Pia Thadani from
Pumpkin Post Topper
Pumpkin Post Topper

"The post at the top of my staircase has a ball shaped cap. Do you have one like that? Learn how to crochet a pumpkin cover for it! This stretchy cover fits over round post tops for a fun, fall decoration. Fun Fact - the post is called a "newel post" and the top is called a "finial". You can put this pumpkin cover over other 3.5 inch, round objects too, or stuff it and sew it closed at the bottom!"


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet GaugeWorking in back loops only, 16 dc x 8 rows = 4 inches. Use pumpkin as swatch – after row 4, work should measure 4 inches long x 2 inches wide at widest part. Exact gauge is not critical.

Finished SizeDesigned to fit a 3.5-inch diameter, ball-shaped newel post finial, but will stretch to fit slightly larger or smaller sizes too.

Materials List

  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn: 35 yds Rust,
    10 yds each Taupe Mist and Olive.
  • Size H/ 5 mm hook, or size needed to match gauge
  • Yarn needle
  • A pinch of fiber fill for stem (optional)

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