For some of us Fall has arrived, while others are still waiting. As we get ready for Halloween and Thanksgiving it is the perfect time to have your very own knit pumpkin patch. Enjoy this FREE pattern and a pumpkin patch you and enjoy for years to come.
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Knit Pumpkin Materials:
- Red Heart Super Saver–White (MC), Carrot (CA), Medium Thyme (CB), Coffee (CC)
- Size 8 (5 mm) set of 4 double pointed needles
- tapestry needle
Knit Pumpkin Notes:
Size XS (S, M, L)
Gauge: 18 sts and 20 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in St sts
Pumpkins are made top down beginning with the stem
Stockinette Stitch (St st) in the round
Row 1: (RS) Knit.
Row 2: (RS) Knit.
Rep Rows 1 – 2 for pattern.
- RS-right side
- WS-wrong side
- CO-Cast on
- KFBF-Knit Front, Back and Front
- rnd(s)- round(s)
- kfb-Knit front and back
- M1-Make one
- ssk-slip slip knit
- k2tog-knit 2 together
With CB and only two needles, CO 10 (13, 15, 17) sts.
Row 1: KFBF in each stitch. This will create 3 stitches in each stitch.
Bind off as if to purl all stitches.
With CC, and only two needles CO 3 sts. Work an i-cord until it measures approx. 1” [2.54 cm].
Next rnd: kfb in each stitch (6 sts.)
Divide the stitches between 3 needles.
Body of Pumpkin:
Change to MC or CA depending on color the pumpkin.
Rnd 2: Kfb each stitch—12 sts.
Rnd 3: *K1, p1; rep from * around.
Rnd 4: *M1, knit to the purl, M1, p1; rep from * around—12 sts increased.
Rnd 5: Work the stitches as presented.
Take the time to sew the vine next to the stem and weave the ends in on the WS of the pumpkin.
Repeat rnds 4 and 5 until there are 7 (9, 11, 13, 17) knits between the purls.
Work evenly in pattern for 11 (13, 17, 21) rnds.
Rnd 1: *Ssk, knit to 2 sts before the purl, k2tog, p1; rep from * around—12 sts decreased.
Rnd 2: Work the stitches as presented.
Repeat rnds 1 and 2 until there are 24 sts.
Nxt Rnd: *Ssk, P2tog; rep from * around.
Last Rnd: *K1, P1; rep from * around.
Cut the yarn leaving a 30” or longer tail. Using a tapestry needle, thread the tail through the remaining stitches on the needle and off.
Stuff the pumpkins full of fiberfill. Pull the tail tight like a drawstring and push the tapestry needle through the center of the pumpkin back to the top to the stem.
Insert the tapestry needle back into the bottom of the pumpkin and back up through the center of the pumpkin and pull the thread tight following along the purl ridge on the outside of pumpkin to create the ridges.
Repeat for each purl ridge.
Weave in ends.