How to Make a Knitted Pumpkin
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How to Make a Knitted Pumpkin

Difficulty Intermediate
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1/2 day +

Halloween is nearly here and it’s time to get excited about decorating the house with some Autumn inspired items.

This quick and easy knitted pumpkin pattern only takes 1 ball of yarn and can be knitted in an afternoon. A great way to bring your home into the Autumn season

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How to make


With 6mm needles cast on 13 sts.

Row 1: Knit into the front and back of each stitch until 1 st remains, knit 1 (25sts)

Row 2: Purl


Row 3: Knit into the front and back of each stitch to end (50sts)

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: *Knit 1, knit into the front and back of each stitch; repeat from * to end (75sts)


Row 6 (WS): Purl 3, *knit 3, purl 3, rep from * to end. 

Row 7: Knit 3, *purl 3, knit 3, rep from * to end. 

Continue working rows 6-7 until work measures 24cm from cast on edge. 



Next row: *Knit 1, k2tog, rep from * to end (50sts)

Next row: Purl


Next row: K2tog until the end of the row (25sts)

Next row: Purl

Next row: K2tog until 1st remains, knit 1 (13sts)


Cut yarn leaving a long tail. Using a darning needle go through each stitch remaining on the needle and thread onto the remaining yarn. Once all the stitches are off the needle pull the stitches tight and secure with a knot.


With right sides together sew the side seam together leaving a hole at the top. Do not secure the yarn off yet.


Start adding stuffing to the pumpkin. You may wish to add weights to the bottom of the pumpkin to help it sit nicely or to use as a doorstop. Continue adding stuffing until the pumpkin is full. 


Rethread the needle and gather the top of the pumpkin until the hole is closed. Secure with a knot and sew in the ends. 


Using a pompom making and the black yarn make a pompom leaving long ends to tie into the pumpkin.


Secure the pompom to the top of the pumpkin covering where you sewed up the hole.

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