Straight Needle Pumpkin Knitting Pattern- these pumpkins are perfect for fall décor. Easily knit them using straight needles!
The best time to create fall-inspired crafts is now! Here is an easy pumpkin knitting pattern that you can do in just an hour.
For this tutorial, I included both photo step-by-step instructions and a video tutorial. These pumpkins are easy and fun to make. They’re also a great scrap-busting project! I tried this pattern out using a few different weights of yarn. The pumpkins can either be knit using weight #5 yarn or you can double up and using weight #2 and #4 together. The doubled-up yarn creates a pretty, tweed effect (you can see this on the purple and copper pumpkin above).
Straight Needle Pumpkin Knitting Pattern
Yarn: You can use a few different weight yarn for these pumpkins. I used weight #5 and I also used weight #2 and #4 (worked together at the same time)
Needles: Size US 9 Single point
Gauge: not important for this pattern
Cast on 20 sts
Row 1: Knit across.
Row 2: Knit across
Row 3: Knit across.
Row 4: Knit across.
Row 5: Purl across.
Repeat these 5 rows until the piece measures approximately 9 inches long, ending after a Purl row. Bind off.
For the stem:
Cast on 10 sts using the brown yarn. Work in Stockinette stitch until the piece measures 2 inches. Break the yarn and thread the end of the yarn through the stitches using a needle. Pull to gather. Fold the piece over and sew the side seam. Sew the stem onto the top of the pumpkin.
For the vine (optional)
Using crochet hook I and #3 weight yarn, chain 20. Crochet in every 2nd or 3rd stitch on the second row. This quickly shortens the row and creates a swirl, mimicking a vine.
How to Assemble the Pumpkins
Once you are finished knitting, the piece will be a rectangle. Fold the piece over and sew the side seam.
Turn the pumpkin inside out. Run a loose stitch around the bottom of the pumpkin, weaving in and out. Pull to close the hole.
Stuff the pumpkin and run a stitch around the top. Pull to gather and close the opening.
Make and attach the stem and add vine if you desire (see video above)
Looking for more Fall Knitting Patterns?
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