Welcome to the Easy Seeded Knit Pumpkin pattern. Tis the season for PUMPKINS! I love all the pumpkin feels, tastes and smells. I even love a good pumpkin spice cold brew! As the days start to get shorter and cooler I feel rejuvenated. I dig into my closet and start pulling out fall decorations. One of my favorite things to do is make my own decorations.
Since this is my first season that I can knit, I definitely wanted to jump on the pumpkin train and make an easy pumpkin pattern. This pattern is set up for any level of knitter. Once you’re done you can add a cut off branch and use a glue gun to stick it to the top of your pumpkin for a rustic feel.
If you love the Handmade Pumpkin tags, my friend Anna @theknottyboss makes them and you can find them in her Etsy shop!
Are you ready to make you pumpkin?
- Size US 15 or 10.0mm Circular Needles, I used a 20 inch circular set.
- Super Bulky, Weight # 6
- Tapestry Needle
- Small piece of stick or branch
- Hot Glue Gun
I used Lion Brand’s Hometown USA in Madison Mustard, Louisville Julep and Peacock. Approximately 81 yards or 5 ounces or 142 grams. Less yarn is needed for medium and small.
Large, Medium, Small
4 inches x 4 inches = 12 stitches x 16 rows
Large = 8 inches wide and 4 inches tall. Medium = 7 wide tall and 3 inches tall. Small = 6 inches wide and 2.5 inches tall.
k1 = knit 1 stitch
p1 = purl 1 stich
With your circular needles cast on 48 stitches for large, 40 stitches for medium and 30 stitches for small. Leave a 8-10 inch tail for closing this end up when done.
Row 1: Joining circle without twisting k1 into first stitch. P1 in next stitch, repeat *k1, p1* around. Use a stitch marker to mark place. (48, 40, 30 sts)
Row 2: P1, k1. Repeat *p1, k1* around. (36 sts)
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until: Large, you have 32 rows, medium you have 28 rows and small you have 28 rows.
Cut a tail about 36 inches and using a tapestry needle to thread your yarn through opposite needle and bind off yarn until all yarn is casted off. Using your long tail pull hole closed carefully not to rip yarn and put needle through top. Stuff your pumpkin. Close up other end of pumpkin with long tail or an extra piece of yarn. For bigger pumpkin you will need to cross yarn over hole to get it to close.
Now using your tapestry needle and longest tail put yarn down through center and out the bottom center. Pull yarn and running outside of pumpkin put through top center again. Pull tight and you’ll see the edging form. Repeat as many times as you desire. On your last pull through center you will end on bottom knot ends together. Use a tapestry needle to pull back up through center and fasten any long ends.
Using a got glue gun, carefully put a nice amount of glue on end of stick or branch and place on top center of pumpkin.
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