Easy Cable Knit Pumpkin – Free Knitting Pattern

And tis the season for all things pumpkin-y…. and with the tiny pumpkin patterns remaining popular, I felt it was time to add to the collection with a larger one. This one has cables – and oh how I love cables!

Here it is….
And with the family for size contrast

You can find the patterns for the smaller pumpkins here:

You will need:
– 4.5mm knitting needles (straight)
– Cable needle
– DK yarn in orange and green
– 4.5mm DPN’s

Cast on 24 stitches in orange
Knit 1 row
Purl 1 row
Knit into the front and back of each stitch over the row (48 stitches)
Purl 1 row
Knit 1, knit into the front and back of each stitch – over the whole row (64 stitches)

The pumpkin now follows a repeating 6 row pattern:

  1. Knit 6, purl 2, knit 6, purl 2, knit 6, purl 2, knit 6, purl 2
  2. Knit 2, purl 6, knit 2, purl 6, knit 2, purl 6, knit 2, purl 6
  3. Knit 6, purl 2, slip 3 stitches onto cable needle, knit 3, knit 3 from cable needle, purl 2, knit 6, slip 3 stitches onto cable needle, knit 3, knit 3 from cable needle, purl 2, knit 6, purl 2, slip 3 stitches onto cable needle, knit 3, knit 3 from cable needle, purl 2, knit 6, purl 2, slip 3 stitches onto cable needle, knit 3, knit 3 from cable needle, purl 2
  4. As row 2
  5. As row 1
  6. As row 2
The flat knitted pumpkin
The finished knit before sewing up

Complete the 6 row pattern 6 times.

Knit 1, knit 2 together – repeat over the whole row. (48 stitches)
Purl whole row
Knit 2 together – repeat over the whole row. (24 stitches
Purl whole row
Knit 2 together over the whole row (12 stitches remain). Cut yarn with 40cm of yarn tail remaining. Thread this through the remaining stitches. Pull tight. Use this tail to stitch up the sides of the pumpkin. Stuff the pumpkin from the bottom, and then stitch up the bottom.

The Vine

Cast on 3 stitches in green on the dpn’s.
Knit an icord that is 10-15 cm long – however long you want the vine to be. Stitch this on the top of the pumpkin, and secure a loop in the vine with a stitch.

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