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Straight Needle Pumpkin Knitting Pattern- Video Tutorial

September 27, 2020

Straight Needle Pumpkin Knitting Pattern- these pumpkins are perfect for fall décor. Easily knit them using straight needles!

Straight Needle Pumpkin Knitting Pattern

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

Guage: not important

Cast on 20 sts

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Knit

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Knit

Row 5: Purl

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 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

How to knit pumpkins on straight needles

Fold the piece over and sew the side seam.

Straight Needle Pumpkin Knitting Pattern

Turn the pumpkin inside out. Run a loose stitch around the bottom of the pumpkin. Pull to close the hole.

Straight Needle Knit Pumpkin

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)

Straight Needle Pumpkin Knitting Pattern

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