I wanted to make something pretty for autumn as a decoration for my home and decided to make a cute mini pumpkin! It has been such a hit with my colleagues, that they can also double as a stress ball. Just give it a good squeeze when your feeling that Thanksgiving stress!!
All you need are a few materials to get started! This easy knitting pattern is perfect for beginners and only takes about an hour to make. They will make great decorations for your Thanksgiving table, or to give as gifts!
Here is what you need to get started:
Orange DK yarn
Brown DK yarn
4mm double pointed needles
Toy stuffing - to fill the pumpkin
Cast on 36 stitches, leaving a tail length of about 15"
Divide the stitches onto your two needles (use the 4mm circular needles) and join being careful not to twist.
*K5,P1* repeat until the knitting is about 3" long.
Break off the yarn and thread through the remaining stitches, pull together tight and secure with a knot.
Turn inside out.
Then stuff the mini pumpkin with the toy stuffing until it is nice and round.
On the open end, thread your yarn through and pull together to close the opening.
Make a knot to hold in place.
Push the tail from the end through so you have to lengths of yarn coming from one end.
Tie the two tails together and wrap around and around to form that pumpkin shape.
Then knot to keep the shape.
Weave the ends in.
For the stalk - use the 4mm needles and brown dk yarn.
Cast on 8 stitches
Start with a knit row and work st st (stocking stitch) until piece measures 1.5 inches (longer if you want!)
Stitch the stalk into place on the top of the pumpkin.
So Voila! this is how to make a mini pumpkin! I hope you have enjoyed this free knitting pattern. Check out my knitting pattern page for more easy free patterns!
Are you making Thanksgiving decorations?