Today I am sharing a two-toned pumpkin knitting pattern to add some brightness and out-of-the-box-make to your home.
It almost sounds dramatic?!
The first time my daughter saw this bright pink and yellow pumpkin, her reaction was something like: “Who made this?”
When I told her it was me, she said: “It is definitely not your style!”
She may be right, but don’t you also sometimes feel like breaking down the walls and making whatever you want, in the color you want?
Great, I am so glad we agree on this! That’s why I want to encourage you to share your makes with me on social media – pleaaassseee.
I shared two different sizes of Pumpkin knitting patterns in a guest post on Underground Crafters.
You can grab the free pattern by clicking here.
easy pumpkin knitting pattern
KNITTING TECHNIQUES USED:
- Casting on stitches
- How to make a knit stitch
- How to purl
- How to slip a stitch (purlwise)
- Casting off stitches
SIZE / DIMENSIONS (APPROXIMATE):
4.6″ wide (12cm) x 4″ tall (approximately 10cm)
Easy to Intermediate.
The knitting project produces a rectangle in an easy-knit stitch pattern.
Slip stitches are not worked – i.e. knitted. It is merely transferred from one needle to the other.
k – knit
p – purl
RS – right side
sl – slip
st – stitch
sts – stitches
Gauge is not really of that importance as a thicker yarn will produce a bigger pumpkin and vice versa.
You need at absolute most 20g of each color of yarn to complete the pumpkin.
Always slip stitches purlwise.
When slipping stitches in this pattern, your working yarn, will be at the back of your project unless indicated otherwise.
Two-toned pumpkin KNITTING PATTERN
STITCH PATTERN PUMPKIN KNITTING PATTERN:
Cast on 43 sts.
Knit as follows:-
Foundational row – with A, purl across
1st Row – with B, *k3, sl next st (with yarn in back) repeat from * across, ending with k3
2nd Row – with B, *p3, sl next st (with yarn in front) repeat from, p3; repeat from * across
3rd Row – with B, *k3, sl next st (with yarn in back) repeat from * across, ending with k3
4th Row – with B, purl across
5th Row – with A, *k3, sl next st (with yarn in back) repeat from * across, ending with k3
6th Row – with A, *p3, sl next st (with yarn in front), p3; repeat from * across
7th Row – with A, *k3, sl next st (with yarn in back) repeat from * across, ending with k3
8th Row – with A, purl across
Repeat these 8 rows until you have 44 rows (or until your knitting project is a proper rectangle).
Don’t cast off.
FINISHING YOUR PUMPKIN:
Leave a long enough tail, cut yarn, and thread the needle.
With your stitches still on the needle (working from right to left), thread the needle through every single stitch.
Insert the needle through the stitches again and cinch closed (top of your pumpkin – make sure your pattern is facing upwards).
Weave in the ends.
With the right sides together, thread your starting tail and sew the sides together and turn your piece inside out.
Stuff the tube with polyfill – you’ll know when it is too much.
Stitch the bottom, cinch, and close.
Add some glue and press the stalk a little bit to make a pumpkin-looking center. Add tendrils, twine, or ribbon to your taste.
Here is a quick video to demonstrate how to sew your knitting pieces together:
Are you inspired by the knitted pumpkin pattern?
While you make the effort to knit pumpkins, surprise someone close to you with a handmade gift. I am sure it will be appreciated.
Thank you for visiting my blog and please do share the pins (or other social media images).
Remember to tag me when you use the pattern #easyonthetongue
Remember the two different sizes of Pumpkin knitting patterns shared in a guest post on Underground Crafters?
You can grab the free knitting pattern for pumpkins by clicking here.