Knitted Pumpkin Pattern

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:)

Materials Needed:
Wool needle for sewing up
Circular needles
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.

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41 Responses to Knitted Pumpkin Pattern

  1. FairiesNest October 7, 2010 at 3:10 pm #

    Adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sarah October 7, 2010 at 3:16 pm #

    I’ve just been thinking that it is time to make some pumpkins. Now to just figure out how to display them away from the CAT 🙂

  3. twigandtoadstool October 7, 2010 at 3:30 pm #

    Beautiful pattern! I think even “I” could handle pumpkin knitting! Thank you for sharing this…I know what I’ll be doing this weekend!!!
    xo maureen

  4. renee ~ heirloom seasons October 7, 2010 at 4:09 pm #

    Thank you Linda, it’s adorable! I knitted a pumpkin last year, I thought I might make lots of them, but it turned into quite a project, and it was in 8 separate pieces.
    I can’t wait to try yours!

  5. Val October 7, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

    These are seriously cute…now I have to have a go at the magic loop technique…wish me luck! :0)

  6. eidolons October 7, 2010 at 5:56 pm #

    Perhaps this is a silly newbie question. But.. how do you attach the green yarn for the i-cord?

  7. Linda October 7, 2010 at 6:03 pm #

    Dear eidolons,
    Not a silly question at all:) I just thread the green yarn through the first stitch that I pick up and tie it on and start knitting. Then when I am finished, I sew it in:)

  8. Amanda October 7, 2010 at 6:08 pm #

    So sweet!

  9. Yarn Miracle October 7, 2010 at 7:40 pm #

    That’s about the cutest thing EVER!

  10. cutelittlething October 7, 2010 at 8:08 pm #

    so cute!!! thanks for the pattern.

  11. eidolons October 8, 2010 at 5:26 am #

    Thanks, Linda! That’s what I did on the pattern I’m working on right now (a Serenity ship for my niece). It’s nice to know that I did the right thing! I can’t wait to make a herd of little pumpkins for my boys. (:

  12. Féepoussière October 8, 2010 at 8:37 am #

    your nimble fingers thee conducted so far, it’s fantastic! cute little pumpkin …!

  13. WonderWhyGal October 8, 2010 at 11:18 am #

    I LOVE IT!

    I love pumpkins and orange too!

    Thank you for sharing your knitting instructions.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

  14. AllyB October 8, 2010 at 2:21 pm #

    Your pumpkin is adorable! I just happen to have some orange yarn to make a pumpkin with. Thank you for posting the pattern and passing on the inspiration. Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

  15. Baa-Me Kniits October 8, 2010 at 2:52 pm #

    I really have to make one of those….the cutest thing ever!! 🙂

  16. Dutch Hollow October 8, 2010 at 3:51 pm #

    So cute! I personally love the location of your photos.

  17. Inspiration Fibers October 8, 2010 at 4:00 pm #

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    Love the small size!

    And your pictures are beautiful!

  18. Knot By Gran'ma October 8, 2010 at 5:57 pm #

    Adorable! I love it.

  19. Melissa Plank October 8, 2010 at 6:46 pm #

    Oh WOW, I love this pattern, it’s perfectly tiny and wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  20. fiberdance October 9, 2010 at 4:38 am #

    way too cute-I’ll have to give these a try

  21. hands follow heart October 9, 2010 at 5:54 pm #

    so very cute. I’ll have to try this one too!

  22. jessecreations October 10, 2010 at 4:25 pm #

    Oh, I love this, thanks so much for sharing!!!


  23. Alpaca Farmgirl October 10, 2010 at 6:29 pm #

    That is precious. Love your pictures of it.

  24. Valarie October 11, 2010 at 7:00 pm #

    This was so easy and fun to do. I’ve made 5 of them so far. Thanks so very much.

  25. Anonymous October 13, 2010 at 3:48 pm #

    Thanx for this pattern, I do it in red to realize a tomato. ; )
    Nat from France.

  26. K October 18, 2010 at 12:31 am #

    Oh, you. See how you are? Fairy pumpkins. Glorious. And timed for MY side of the planet, while you are experiencing spring, spring, spring!

  27. justjenn September 21, 2011 at 10:13 pm #


  28. Amanda October 20, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    Adorable! I just made some and they were so fast and easy! Thanks!

  29. Rebecca September 16, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    What a darling little pumpkin! I love the shaping you created.

  30. Natas Nest October 26, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    Sooo cute!! Thanks for sharing the pattern 🙂

  31. Rachel October 28, 2012 at 1:39 am #

    Hello, thanks for offering this cute pumpkin pattern! I just finished the leaves tutorial and they came out lovely. This is my first time knitting in the round…I watched the tutorial and she said to divide the stitches evenly between the two needles, how do we do that with odd numbered stitches? 4 on one and 5 on the other? I apologize if this is a silly question, like I said, it’s my first time trying knitting in this technique. Thank you very much!

    • Linda October 29, 2012 at 7:27 am #

      Hi Rachel,
      I am so happy you enjoyed the leaves tutorial:) For knitting in the round for the pumpkin, it doesn’t matter if the amount of stitches on each needle are odd numbered. You will just keep knitting around until the pumpkin is finished. Let us know how it goes, I have a Mamma4earth Ravelry group here:
      Chat soon

  32. Kristina and Millie September 26, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

    lovely little pumpkin! you could cover a wreath in these or scatter around the house for a fun surprise 🙂

  33. sharon August 9, 2015 at 5:46 pm #

    Did I miss …what size needles?

    • Linda August 10, 2015 at 4:09 pm #

      Hi Sharon, 4mm needles are perfect 🙂

  34. sharon August 14, 2015 at 8:26 pm #

    thanks so much. I love these I have tried different size needles to have different sized pumpkins. Love them and so do my friends I have shown them too!!! thanks for the pattern!


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