This is not my first pumpkin pattern, and feels weird to release a fall based pattern as I look out over my daffodils. But, for most of you, it is Fall… or autumn. So here is a cute pumpkin pattern. This one is larger than the previous 2 I have released. It knits up to fit inside a standard tea cup (which is a terrible judge of size I am sure)
You will need
4.5mm needles (including 2 dpns for the stalk)
Orange yarn for the pumpkin in DK (8ply)
Scraps of brown or green for the stalk.
Cast on 48 stitches.
Row A: Knit 3, purl 1
Row B: K1, (purl 1, knit 3) repeat brackets to last 2, p1, k1
Repeat these 2 rows alternating until you have 15cm completed.
Knit 2, (Knit 3 together, knit 1) – repeat bracketed section to the last 2 stitches, knit 2.
Cut yarn with a 30 cm tail. Slip all remaining stitches onto this yarn and pull to tighten. Fold the work in half and stitch up the side of the pumpkin. Stuff lightly. Stitch around the bottom of the pumpkin – the cast on edge – and then pull to draw this in as the bottom. Using a few stitches between the centre top and centre bottom of the pumpkin, pull in the centre of the work to create the shape of the pumpkin.
With brown yarn on double pointed needles, cast on 3 stitches.
Icord 6 rows.
Knit 3 together, cut yarn with a yarn tail, slip remaining stitch onto this tail and pull to tighten. Stitch this onto the top of your pumpkin. Darn in your yarn tails. Feast on the cuteness of your pumpkin.