Pear Knitting Pattern Tutorial

Pears anyone??
This is my second fruit so far, the knitted pear… I think he looks all peary shaped… I knitted him up this afternoon with a little waste yarn. He is quite a sturdy fellow…
Happy knitting:) 

Some green or brown or any pear colour you can think of, I have used spring green hand spun.
Brown yarn for the stalk
4mm circular needles if using Magic Loop and DPNs’ if knitting in the round.
Wool needle for sewing in ends.
Fleece for stuffing

Cast on 6 stitches and join for knitting in the round.
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: Knit into the front and back of each stitch. (12 stitches)
Round 3: Knit
Round 4: Knit into the front and back of each stitch. (24 stitches)

Round 5: Knit
Round 6: Increase 6 stitches evenly throughout the round. (30 stitches)
Rounds 7-12: Knit
Round 13: (Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together) repeat brackets across round. (20 stitches)
Round 14: Knit
Round 15: (Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together) repeat brackets across round, knit 2 stitches on the end. (14 stitches)

Round16: Knit
Round 17: (Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together) repeat brackets across round, knit 2 stitches on the end. (10 stitches)
Rounds 18-24: Knit
Round 25: (Knit 2 stitches together, knit 1 stitch) repeat brackets across round and knit 2 stitches on the end of the row. (7 stitches)

See below for finishing instructions.

Stuff your pear with fleece until firm while still on the needles.

Break yarn and thread onto the wool needle. Pick up the stitches off the needles onto the wool needle and pull tight. Finish off.

Sew in the ends at the base of the pear. Pick up two stitches with the double pointed needles and attach the brown yarn for the stalk. Knit an i-cord for about an inch and then bind off.

You are finished!
Thanks for visiting:)

Please note, this pattern is for personal use only.

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34 Responses to Pear Knitting Pattern Tutorial

  1. fehnna August 4, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

    I’m very excited about this – we have three pear trees, so pears are close to my heart!

    thanks again for sharing your talent!


  2. Pamela Nees August 4, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

    Linda~ this pear is very cute. I love using pears in my decor. I’ll have to knit up a few in some nice pear-like colors! (Isn’t it great that God made pears in so many colors?)

  3. Linda August 4, 2011 at 6:42 pm #

    Dear Fehnna and Pamela,
    Thank you both so much:)

  4. Cadi August 4, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    Thank you for sharing. I’ll need these for Nuriel’s shop one day. 🙂

  5. knitsforklipskaap August 4, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

    Linda. I am just loving these fruity patterns, now I just need some fruity coloured yarn to knit them with…

  6. MamaWestWind August 4, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

    oooh, I love it! Thank you for the pattern.

  7. K August 4, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

    Oh, love, love, love. I LOVE the shaping. I loved the apple, but the pear – (is there really a but here?). Linda, you are SO GOOD AT THIS. I know this thing looks simple. But I don’t know how you figure out such elegant lines!! Maybe our horse bodies should look more like this (LOL).

  8. Anonymous August 4, 2011 at 11:22 pm #

    your pear is just a simple, absolute work of art! thanks for sharing! Linda P

  9. Taking Time August 5, 2011 at 12:33 am #

    So Cute!!! thanks for sharing!

  10. Baa-Me Kniits August 5, 2011 at 2:14 am #

    Great pear! Feels a bit cheeky saying that 😉

  11. karen August 5, 2011 at 3:20 am #

    yum I love pairs! Im going to be attempting to make a wooden play kitchen soon so while im saving up for supplies I will be happily knitting your fruit. Thanks for sharing your pattern with us

  12. Sunshine Mama August 5, 2011 at 4:18 am #

    Oh my gosh, that is so cute! I can’t knit anything other than scarves, but I love to see what knitting patterns you come up with!

  13. WonderWhyGal August 5, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    That pear is adorable! Now I need to look at my Pear trees. My peaches are looking good but I don’t think my pears are this year.

    Happy Friday!

  14. Natalie August 5, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    This pear is just as adorable as the apple…..absolutely love them x

  15. Melissa Plank August 5, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    Great pear, thank you for the pattern, this is a great knit with fall approaching!

  16. Dawn August 5, 2011 at 10:37 pm #

    I love the pear! It is so adorable! Thank you for sharing the pattern!

  17. Spinster Beth August 5, 2011 at 11:43 pm #

    Pear-y nice!

  18. AllyB August 6, 2011 at 3:38 am #

    Ok, I had to share this on my FB page. That’s the most awesome pear I’ve ever seen. Looks good enough to eat. Thank you so much for continually sharing your knowledge. Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

  19. Melissa August 6, 2011 at 6:10 am #

    Ooooo, I think it looks good enough to eat. Thanks for sharing your pattern.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!

  20. April's Homemaking August 8, 2011 at 2:27 am #

    How cute, your pear turned out great! I will have to show this pattern to my daughter, she loves knitting!

  21. Lanie August 20, 2011 at 4:43 am #

    I just made 2 pears and I love them! Yours looks better, but I really liked making them. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern.
    Lanie Jewell
    Fair Oaks, California USA

  22. suzette September 9, 2011 at 12:03 am #

    Thank you so much for the apple and pear patterns. i will be felting them to decorate the Xmas tree will try and send you photos. Suzette for jn ottawa

  23. CardsuLike March 18, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    How Adorable, I’m a crochet girl but I do know how to knit a little bit so will try this out….

  24. Anonymous March 20, 2012 at 5:55 am #

    Love this pattern thank you so much for sharing it with us! You are a wonderful artist!

  25. The Belly Dancer March 25, 2012 at 11:47 pm #

    This is awesome! Found it on Pinterest, I am now following your blog. Have a nice Sunday.

  26. Unknown April 30, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    excuse me,may i ask what’s mean Round 2: Knit into the front and back of each stitch?It mean increase a stitch each knit,right?

    • Linda April 30, 2012 at 10:29 am #

      Yes, that’s right:)

  27. Cheryl April 21, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

    I love this pattern however—it makes a very SMALL pear lol!!! Like 3 inches if even that. I need a lifesize pear for a knitted fruit basket. But thank you though. Small but cute! 🙂

    • Linda April 21, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

      Hi Cheryl,
      Thanks so much! If you use a worsted or chunky warn with bigger needles, you will get a bigger pear:)
      Go well:)

  28. Jeannie October 11, 2015 at 9:32 pm #

    Thank you for sharing this lovely little pear pattern. I made it for my young daughter and it is the perfect size for her little hands.

    My aim is to have a basket full of knitted and crocheted fruit, veg and other food items ready for her by Christmas if possible 🙂 Thanks again!

  29. elenor February 10, 2017 at 5:44 pm #

    Thank you for sharing your cute patterns. I already made an apple with a leaf which turned out adorable. At the moment I’m knitting a strawberry. When this is finished I want to try this pear.
    Kind greeting from the EU (A) and have a wonderful weekend.

  30. elenor April 22, 2017 at 5:37 pm #

    The pear was finished already some time ago. All fruits turned out really cute. If you want you can view them here:
    Thanks again for sharing and kind greetings from the EU(A)

  31. Andrea August 27, 2017 at 8:31 pm #

    Yes, very tiny pear. It would be great to have the finished dimensions. I had wanted a life sized pear to give as a gift and thought I was doing something wrong! It’s a mini for sure. I will try again with bigger needles and thicker yarn as suggested.

  32. Yvonne September 9, 2020 at 5:29 am #

    Love the pattern!

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