Pumpkin Knitting Patterns

Easy Pumpkin Knitting Patterns

Take a look at these easy pumpkin knitting patterns and make your own this autumn.

They would look great as table decor, party decor or to use as Thanksgiving decor.

There are 3 sizes to make, including small, medium and large.

If you want to a make a mini knitted pumpkin I have another pattern for that, that is also easy to make.

*Please scroll down to see the printable pattern*

easy knit pumpkins

Knitted Pumpkin Pattern Free

The three knitted pumpkins have been made in white(large), a rusty orange colour (medium) and orange/white (small).

All you need are a few materials to get started, I just used scraps from my yarn stash, including a bulky yarn in white and DK yarn in orange.

This is a great project that will take you about an hour or two to make, with easy pattern instructions and photographs to follow.

They will make great decorations for your Thanksgiving table, or to give as gifts.

If you are a beginner or expert, this pumpkin pattern will be a fun project for you.

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Free pumpkin knitting patternsPumpkin Knitting Patterns

The pumpkin patterns are easy to follow, knitting in the round on circular needles.

If you are using DK yarn with the 8mm (US 11) 16″ circular needles, you will need to knit with two strands together.

You can use up leftover yarns in your stash and make lots of pumpkins in different colours.

I think they would also look great in green, grey and cream, but whatever colour you want to use will look great!

free pumpkin knitting pattern

The free pumpkin pattern is great for any beginners who are learning how to knit, as it is a great project for learning new stitches.

If you would like to make more knitted items for the home, please take a look at the other patterns in the home knitting pattern library.

DIY pumpkin knitting pattern

Make Your Own Pumpkin Patch

You can easily make your own pumpkin patch with this knitting pattern and fill your home with homemade pumpkins.

Fall is the perfect time to get the needles and hooks out to create  – making items for yourself to wear, for the home or start making Christmas gifts.

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

Yield: 3 Knitted Pumpkins

Easy Pumpkin Knitting Patterns

Make three different sized pumpkins - large, medium and small with this free and easy pattern.
Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner

Materials

  • Scrap yarn in the following colours:
  • White (1 skein of bulky yarn)
  • Rust - (less than 50g DK yarn)
  • Orange (less than 50g DK yarn)
  • White (less than 50g DK yarn)
  • Brown - for the stalk - DK yarn

Tools

  • 8mm (US 11) double pointed (or 16″ circular) needles
  • Fiberfill – to fill the pumpkin
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

Instructions

Large Pumpkin

Made using bulky yarn

  1. Cast on 59 stitches, leaving a tail length of about 15″
  2. Divide the stitches onto your two needles (use the 8mm (US 11) circular needles) and join being careful not to twist.
  3. *K5, P1* repeat until the knitting is about 8″ long.
  4. Break off the yarn and thread through the remaining stitches, pull together tight and secure with a knot.
  5. Turn the right side out.
  6. Then stuff the pumpkin with the fiberfill until it is nice and round.
  7. On the open end, thread your yarn through and pull together to close the opening.
  8. Make a knot to hold in place.
  9. Push the tail from the end through so you have to lengths of yarn coming from one end.
  10. Tie the two tails together and wrap around and around to form that pumpkin shape.
  11. Then knot to keep the shape.
  12. Weave the ends in.

For the stalk – use the 8mm (US 11) needles and brown DK yarn.

Work with two strands of yarn together.

  1. Cast on 8 stitches
  2. Start with a knit row and work st st (stocking stitch) until piece measures 2.5 inches (longer if you want!)
  3. Cast off.
  4. Stitch the stalk into place on the top of the pumpkin.

Medium Pumpkin

If using DK yarn - knit with two strands together.

  1. Cast on 48 stitches, leaving a tail length of about 15″
  2. Divide the stitches onto your two needles (use the 8mm (US 11) circular needles) and join being careful not to twist.
  3. *K5, P1* repeat until the knitting is about 6″ long.
  4. Break off the yarn and thread through the remaining stitches, pull together tight and secure with a knot.
  5. Turn the right side out.
  6. Then stuff the pumpkin with the fiberfill until it is nice and round.
  7. On the open end, thread your yarn through and pull together to close the opening.
  8. Make a knot to hold in place.
  9. Push the tail from the end through so you have to lengths of yarn coming from one end.
  10. Tie the two tails together and wrap around and around to form that pumpkin shape.
  11. Then knot to keep the shape.
  12. Weave the ends in.

For the stalk – use the 8mm (US 11) needles and brown DK yarn.

Work with two strands of yarn together.

  1. Cast on 6 stitches
  2. Start with a knit row and work st st (stocking stitch) until piece measures 2 inches (longer if you want!)
  3. Cast off.
  4. Stitch the stalk into place on the top of the pumpkin.

Small Pumpkin

If using DK yarn - knit with two strands together.

  1. Cast on 36 stitches, leaving a tail length of about 15″
  2. Divide the stitches onto your two needles (use the 8mm (US 11) circular needles) and join being careful not to twist.
  3. *K5, P1* to end of 1st round.
  4. Add in the white yarn and K5 orange, P1 white to end of row.
  5. Repeat the above round 4 until the knitting is about 4″ long.
  6. Break off the yarn and thread through the remaining stitches, pull together tight and secure with a knot.
  7. Turn the right side out.
  8. Then stuff the pumpkin with the fiberfill until it is nice and round.
  9. On the open end, thread your yarn through and pull together to close the opening.
  10. Make a knot to hold in place.
  11. Push the tail from the end through so you have to lengths of yarn coming from one end.
  12. Tie the two tails together and wrap around and around to form that pumpkin shape.
  13. Then knot to keep the shape.
  14. Weave the ends in.

For the stalk – use the 8mm (US 11) needles and brown DK yarn.

Work with two strands of yarn together.

  1. Cast on 4 stitches
  2. Start with a knit row and work st st (stocking stitch) until piece measures 1.5 inches (longer if you want!)
  3. Cast off.
  4. Stitch the stalk into place on the top of the pumpkin.

Notes

When using the DK yarn - work with two strands together.

Abbreviations >

Approx = Approximately

Beg = Begin(ning)

Cont = Continue(ing)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together

P – Purl

M1 = Make 1 stitch

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

SKPO – Slip one, knit one

St(s) = Stitch(es)

Stocking stitch (knit one row, purl one row)

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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