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12 Beginner Pumpkin Knitting Patterns

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In this post, you will see 12 Beginner Pumpkin Knitting Patterns.

Each pumpkin is knit in a different stitch pattern.

Perfect for beginner knitters all of the pattern instructions use basic knitting stitches.

knitted pumpkins

Knitted Pumpkins For Home Decor

Knitted pumpkins make the perfect fall decorations for every household. 

They can be made in any size from tiny ones that can be used as placeholders, and garlands, to larger ones that you can place all over your home giving it a fall cozy vibe. 

Plus, you can make the easy knit pumpkins in any color you like. 

From the primary pumpkin color of orange, grey, and mustard colors to more fun and exciting colors that will be just right for Halloween.

Beginner pumpkin knitting patterns

Pumpkins For Beginners

The 12 easy pumpkin knitting pattern ebook includes 12 stitch patterns that are perfect for beginners that want to try small and quick projects.

They knit up quickly and are very easy to make up into soft and squishy chunky pumpkins.

The instructions include garter stitch, the stocking stitch, the seed stitch, the Irish moss stitch, 1/1 rib stitch, 2/2 rib stitch, 2/2 garter stitch rib, broken rib stitch, little granite stitch, basket weave stitch, Andalusian stitch, and seersucker stitch. 

If you are a beginner maker you might find these posts helpful.

Farmhouse pumpkins

12 Beginner Pumpkin Knitting Patterns

Grab the inexpensive printable PDF Ebook here.

There is a video tutorial for every knitting stitch, videos on how to cast on and off, and a video tutorial showing you how to make up your pumpkins (seaming and stuffing, plus adding the cinnamon stick stem).

Check out the playlist on my YouTube Channel here.

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easy knitted pumpkins

The Supplies You Need 

Yarn

  • Super bulky yarn/super chunky yarn/14-ply yarn.
  • Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick And Quick.
  • I used various colors including Fisherman, Grey Marble, Spice, and Wheat.
  • The amount needed for each pumpkin is around 40-50g.

Needles

  • 9mm/US13 Knitting Needles (you can use straight knitting needles). 

Notions

  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Yarn needle/darning needle

Other Materials

  • Poly-fil (stuffing)
  • Cinnamon sticks or twigs
  • Glue gun
  • Twine

A note on gauge…

  • Gauge is not that important for this project.
  • The gauge of the garter stitch sample is – 10 sts x 16 rows.
chunky knitted pumpkins

Abbreviations

The following abbreviations are used in the stitch patterns:

  • Alt – Alternate
  • K – Knit
  • P – Purl
  • Rep – repeat
  • St – Stitch
  • Sts – Stitches
  • RS – Right Side
  • WS – Wrong side

Please note – where it says:

Work each stitch in the manner it represents’ means to knit the knits and purl the purls on that row.

Video Tutorials

beginner pumpkin pattern

The Pumpkin Stitch Patterns

Each pumpkin starts off as a knitted rectangle.

You can knit this on straight needles or circular knitting needles (not knit in the round).

The easy-knit pumpkins are available as a PDF pattern in my shop here.

chunky knit pumpkin

1. Garter Stitch

Cast on 18 stitches.

Knit every row until the piece measures 4 inches from the cast on edge.

Cast off.

Video Tutorial

Watch a video tutorial here

Garter stitch

2. Stocking Stitch

Cast on 18 stitches.

1st row (right side of work): Knit all stitches.

2nd row: Purl all stitches.

Continue to work rows 1 and 2 until the piece measures 4 inches from the cast on edge.

Cast off.

Video Tutorial

Watch a video tutorial here

stocking stitch

3. Seed Stitch

Cast on 18 stitches.

Row 1: * K1, P1; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2: * P1, K1; rep from * to end of row.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 until the piece measures 4 inches from the cast on edge.

Cast off.

Video Tutorial

Watch a video tutorial here

Seed stitch

4. Irish Moss Stitch

Cast on 18 stitches.

  • Row 1: *Knit 1, Purl 1*
  • Row 2: *K1, P1*
  • Row 3: *P1, K1*
  • Row 4: *P1, K1*

Repeat rows 1 to 4 until the piece measures 4 inches from the cast on edge.

Cast off.

Video Tutorial

Watch a video tutorial here

Irish Moss stitch

5. 1/1 Ribbing

Cast on 18 stitches.

1st row (right side of work): *K1, P1 repeat from * to the end of the row.

2nd row: *K1, P1 repeat from * to the end of the row.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until the piece measures 4 inches from the cast on edge.

Cast off.

Video Tutorial

Watch a video tutorial here

1x1 ribbing

6. 2/2 Ribbing

Cast on 20 stitches.

1st row (right side of work): *K2, P2 repeat from * to the end of the row.

2nd row: *K2, P2 repeat from * to the end of the row.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until the piece measures 4 inches from the cast on edge.

Cast off.

Video Tutorial

Watch a video tutorial here

2x2 ribbing

7. 2/2 Garter Stitch Rib

Cast on 20 stitches.

Row 1 (RS): Knit to the end of the row.

Row 2 (WS): K1, *P2, K2 – rep from * to last st, K1.

Rep rows 1 and 2 until the piece measures 4 inches from the cast on edge.

Cast off.

Video Tutorial

Watch a video tutorial here

garter stitch rib

8. Broken Rib

Cast on 19 stitches.

Row 1 (RS): Knit all stitches to the end of the row.

Row 2 (WS): *K1, P1, rep from * to last st, K1.

Rep rows 1 and 2 until the piece measures 4 inches from the cast on edge.

Cast off.

Video Tutorial

Watch a video tutorial here

broken rib

9. Little Granite Stitch

Cast on 21 stitches.

Row 1 (RS): K1, *P3, K1 – rep from * to last 4 sts, P3, K1.

Row 2 and 4: Work each stitch in the manner it presents (K the knit sts and P the purls).

Row 3: K1, *P1, K1, P2 – rep from * to last 4 sts, P1, K1, P1, K1.

Rep rows 1-4 until the piece measures 5 inches from the cast on edge.

Cast off.

Video Tutorial

Watch a video tutorial here

little granite stitch

10. Basketweave Stitch

Cast on 22 stitches.

1st row (right side of work) and 7th rows: Knit all sts.

2nd and 8th rows: Purl all sts.

3rd and 5th rows: K1 (edge), *K2, P4* rep from * to * to last 3 sts, K2, then K1 (edge).

4th, 6th, 10th, and 12th rows: Work each st in the manner it presents.

9th and 11th rows: K1 (edge), *P3, K2, P1*; rep from * to * to last 3 sts, P2, then K1 (edge).

These last 12 rows form the pattern.

Work rows 1-6 again and cast off on row 7.

Video Tutorial

Watch a video tutorial here

basketweave stitch

11. Andalusian Stitch

Cast on 19 stitches.

1st row (right side of work) and 3rd rows: Knit all sts.

2nd row: Purl all sts.

4th row: K1 (edge), P1, *K1, P1*; rep from * to * to last st, K1 (edge).

These last 4 rows form the pattern.

Rep rows 1-4 until the piece measures 4 inches from the cast on edge.

Cast off.

Video Tutorial

Watch a video tutorial here

andalusian stitch

12. Seersucker Stitch

Cast on 19 stitches.

  • Row 1 (RS): K1, * K1, P1 – rep from * to last two sts, K1, K1.
  • Row 2 (WS): Work each st in the manner it presents.
  • Row 3: K1, *P1, K3 – rep from * to last two sts, P1, K1.
  • Row 4: Work each st in the manner it presents.
  • Row 5: K1, * K1, P1 – rep from * to last two sts, K1, K1.
  • Row 6: Work each st in the manner it presents.
  • Row 7: K1, *K2, P1, K1 – rep from * to last two sts, K1, K1.
  • Row 8: Work each st in the manner it presents.

Rows 1-8 form the pattern.

Repeat rows 1-8 once more.

Cast off.

Video Tutorial

Watch a video tutorial here

seersucker stitch

Making Up The Pumpkins

Video Tutorial

Watch a video tutorial showing you how to make up the pumpkin over on my YouTube channel here.

Easy knit beginner pumpkin patterns

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I’d love to see your work!

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