Knit some adorable little pumpkins to decorate your home for fall with this fast and easy pumpkin knitting pattern!
Ok, seriously how cute are these little knit pumpkins? SO cute, don’t you agree?!
I knit my little pumpkins in warm fall shades or browns, tans and oranges, like fall leaves, and they look totally adorable on a shelf in my living room on top of a stack of books.
I timed myself and I can knit one of these adorable little bitty knit pumpkins in about 20 minutes. It’s the perfect Netflix and knit project! Once you knit one, it’s easy going and you can crank out as many as you want!
A word about gauge, I do provide gauge for worsted weight yarn and size US 7 knitting needles, but gauge is not very important for this project. At the given gauge, your little pumpkins with be about 2 1/2 inches in diameter and between 2 and 3 inches tall.
If you want bigger pumpkin, use heavier yarn and bigger knitting needles!
I would love to see these little pumpkins knit up in some chunky yarn. I bet they’d be so squishy and wonderful!
Little Pumpkin Knitting Pattern
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
Little Pumpkin Knitting Pattern Supply List
- Worsted weight yarn in two colors
- Set of 5 US 7 double pointed needles
- Yarn needle
- Polyfill stuffing
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Little Pumpkin Knitting Pattern Instructions
Note: Gauge is not important for this project. Pumpkins made at this gauge with worsted weight yarn will be about 2 1/2 inches in diameter and between 2 and 3 inches tall. If you want bigger pumpkins, use thicker yarn and bigger needles.
Cast 8 stitches onto 4 double pointed needles (2 stitches per needle) and join to knit in the round making sure not to twist.
Round 1: knit all stitches
Round 2: (kfb, kfb) repeat to the end of the round
Round 3: (kfb, k2, kfb) repeat to the end of the round
Round 4: knit all stitches
Round 5: (k1, m1L, k4, m1R, k1) repeat to the end of the round
Knit all stitches for 7 or 14 rounds depending on if you want a short or tall pumpkin
Round 1: (k1, k2tog, k2, ssk, k1) repeat to the end of the round
Round 2: knit all stitches
At this point, stuff the pumpkin with poylfill and continue knitting, if necessary, add a bit more stuffing as you get close to the top.
Round 3: (k1, k2togk, ssk, k1) repeat to the end of the round
Round 4: knit all stitches
Round 5: (k2tog, ssk) repeat to the end of the round
At this point you can cut the pumpkin yarn color, leaving a 24” tail and switch to the stem yarn color.
Round 6: k2tog all stitches
Transfer the remaining 4 stitches in order onto ONE double pointed needle.
Then knit all stitches for 3 rows as an icord (instead of turning at the end of the row, slide the stitches back down to the other end of the same needle and continue with the next row).
Cut yarn, pull through loops to close and weave in stem yarn ends and original cast on end.
To shape the pumpkin:
Thread the 24” long pumpkin color yarn tail onto your yarn needle.
Insert it at the base of the pumpkin, pull through the middle and back out through the top of the pumpkin at the base of stem.
Pull tightly. Continue on around the pumpkin creating 5 pumpkin sections.
Then knot and weave in the pumpkin color yarn on the bottom.
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