Straight Needle Pumpkin Knitting Pattern- these pumpkins are perfect for fall décor. Easily knit them using straight needles!
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
Fold the piece over and sew the side seam.
Turn the pumpkin inside out. Run a loose stitch around the bottom of the pumpkin. 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)
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