Today I thought I would share with you, a little knitted pumpkin pattern which will be perfect for your nature tables for Autumn or for Halloween or kitchen play. They also really work well for decor in a bowl on your dining room table. If you would like to knit larger pumpkins, just double the pattern:) It only takes about 10 minutes to put together one and you could make a few in a short space of time:)
Wool needle for sewing up
2 double pointed needles
Orange yarn for your pumpkin and green for your stem.
Fleece for stuffing
I have knitted this pumpkin using the magic loop technique.
With circular needles cast on 9 stitches.
Round 1: Knit the first round.
Round 2: Increase into every stitch in the second round, you will now have 18 stitches.
Round 3: Knit 1 round.
Round 4: Increase into each stitch in the 4th round, you will now have 36 stitches.
Round 5 to 9: Knit
Round 10: Knit 2 together all across the round.(18 stitches)
Round 11: Knit.
Round 12: Knit 2 together all across the round. (9 stitches)
Round 13: Knit.
Leaving a long thread, break yarn and thread onto a wool needle, thread your wool needle through your stitches, stuff and pull tight. Do not overstuff as this might make your pumpkin look too round, I understuffed my pumpkin and the convolutions of the pumpkin’s skin showed up quite nicely. The wool I knitted him in was also a little on the chunky side and handspun and this worked quite well:)
Once you have closed the top opening of your pumpkin, take your needle, push down through your pumpkin, pull out on the other side and pull tight. This makes a depression on the top of your pumpkin. Sew tightly underneath.
Concave pumpkin top.
Pick up 2 stitches in the middle of the top of your pumpkin, attach your green thread and knit an I-cord for a stalk.
Sew in all your ends and you are finished, enjoy!!
Please note, this pattern is for personal use only, and not for resale, items knitted from this pattern may not be sold for commercial purposes, thank you.