Halloween Knitting

Knitted Halloween Pumpkin – free pattern

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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.

I’d love for you to give the pattern a go yourself and share your works with me over on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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?

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. 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.

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11 Comments

  1. I’ve always wanted to learn how to knit, these pumpkins look so adorable!!

    1. tippytupps says:

      These would be so simple to start learning with.

  2. Kirsten says:

    I’m knitting 1 and purling 1 but dint seem to be forming a rib ..I’m new to knitting so don’t know how it should look ?!

  3. Sheena Coombes says:

    Just found your free pattern thankyou so much. Im going todo do these for the Grandchildren. A nice treat for Holloween. I might try and do a garland or arrange them as a centre piece. Wow cant wait to get started. But just a few other projects todo. Thanks once again. Sheena.x

    1. tippytupps says:

      You’re more than welcome. They knit up really quickly so a garland or centerpiece too sounds wonderful!

      1. Love your pattern. Do you have a pumpkin pattern using a cable stitch?

  4. Claire Willoughby says:

    Love these little pumpkins & would love the pattern to start ASAP for fall. Have lots of scrap orange yarn.

  5. What approximate size do these end up being? If making larger, do you just add on a few cast on stitches and increase the rows? Cute pattern !!

  6. Sarah says:

    Can you please tell me what size these pumpkins end up being? Thank you!

  7. Karen Malinowitz says:

    Love this pumpkin pattern! Thank you so much. I doubled the stitches and used a bulky yarn with size 10.5 circular needle. It came out great.

  8. Marilyn says:

    I have not received my pumpkin pattern that you promised

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