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Scrap Yarn Pumpkin Knitting Pattern

October 14, 2018

Scrap Yarn Pumpkin Knitting Pattern- perfect for centerpieces and decorating for autumn!

Pumpkin Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

These little pumpkins are not only a great way to make use of leftover yarn, but they’re also addictive to knit!

This Scrap Yarn Pumpkin Knitting Pattern uses double point needles to knit a ribbed tube. Once you are finished knitting, both ends are gathered. The pumpkin is stuffed with Poly fill and the ends and closed. Running the yarn on the inside of the pumpkin, from one end to another creates the shape. Insert some twigs as the stem and you’re finished!

These knit pumpkins look great on mantles, bookcases or on tables. Happy knitting!

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Scrap Yarn Pumpkin Knitting Pattern

Yarn: any worsted weight yarn

Needles: Size 7 Double Point

Also needed: Yarn needle, Poly fill, Twigs for the tops of the pumpkins

Gauge: not important

For the smaller pumpkins (measures roughly 4 inches across):

Cast on 40 sts. Separate over 3 double point needles.

Pattern: Knit 4, Purl 1

Repeat pattern until pumpkin measures approximately 6 inches from the cast on edge. Cut yarn, leaving a 10-inch tail. Thread yarn through stitches and pull to tighten.

For the larger pumpkins (measures roughly 6 inches across):

Cast on 60 sts. Separate over 3 double point needles.

Pattern: Knit 4, Purl 1

Repeat pattern until pumpkin measures approximately 8 inches from the cast on edge. Cut yarn, leaving a 12-inch tail. Thread yarn through stitches and pull to tighten.

How to assemble the knit pumpkins:

Pumpkin Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

Turn the piece inside out. The Purl stitches will become the ridges on the pumpkin.

Pumpkin Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele
Take the tail end of the yarn and weave it through the bottom stitches.
Pumpkin Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele
Pull the yarn to tighten the hole.
Pumpkin Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele
Stuff liberally with the Poly fill.
Pumpkin Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele
When you are finished stuffing the pumpkin, pull the yarn tight to close the hole. Take the needle and push it all the way through the pumpkin to the other end.
Pumpkin Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele
Now you will have 2 lengths of yarn sticking out of the bottom of the pumpkin. Pull and knot the 2 lengths of yarns together. This will create a squat shape like a pumpkin, instead of a rounded shape.
Pumpkin Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele
Cut a small length of twig and twist into the center of the pumpkin.
Pumpkin Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele
Pumpkin Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele
Pumpkin Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

  • Reply
    Lori
    October 19, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    These are so cute! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

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