It’s officially October which means only one thing. Halloween is right around the corner. As a little bit of seasonal fun, I wanted to share this quick and easy patter to create your very own knitted Halloween pumpkin. This patterm is so simple with no complicate steps, that even a complete beginner would be able to give it a go.
WHAT YOU NEED
Here’s everything you will need for your knitted Halloween pumpkin.
For the pumpkin
- 5mm needles
- Aran wool in the colour of your choice
For the stalk
- 5mm dpn’s
- Aran wool in brown
KNITTED HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN – THE PATTERN
This really is the most simple pattern, perfect for new knitters to start with some Halloween bits and a fabulous quick project For the more experienced knitter who will be able to pull these together quickly.
- cast on 35 stitches.
- k1, p1…repeat until the end of the row ending on a knit stitch.
- p1, k1….repeat until the end of the row ending in a purl stitch. These two row form rib pattern.
- Repeat these two rows 6 more times. (Total of 14 rows.)
- Cast off. You should now have a little retangle in a ribbed pattern.
- Sew the two short seams together using mattress stitch. This will give you a lovely invisible seam making the join unnoticeable.
- Join up the bottom by sewing through each outer rib only (see picture) and pulling tight. Missing out the bottom rib and only threading through the front one will ensure that the hole will close nicely.
- Stuff your pumpkin with filling.
- Again, join the top by sewing through each outer rib only (missing the inner ones) and pulling tight.
You have your pumpkin!! Now we need to make the stalk to finish it off.
- Cast on 5 stitches onto the dpn’s.
- Knit an iCord for 5 rows.
- Cast off.
- Attach to the top of the pumpkin.
There we have it. Your very own knitted Halloween pumpkin.
You can use this as a standalone single pumpkin, or as they are so simple to make you can create a whole basket of them ready for the spooky season ahead. You could even string up a series of them ready to use as a Halloween garland.
Good luck and don’t forget to let me know how you get on!
If you enjoyed this pattern, then why not give these rainbow baby mittens a go?