Chunky Knit Pumpkin Pattern, FREE

Chunky knit pumpkins are the perfect cozy fall aesthetic!

This chunky knit pumpkin pattern works up quickly using super bulky yarn & large circular knitting needles.

With the cool weather quickly approaching, it’s time to infuse fall into every nook and cranny in your home.

Knitted pumpkins are one of my favorite ways to create a cozy fall vibe!

Get the free large pumpkin knitting pattern below or
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About the Pattern

Available Sizes: Four
Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
Pattern Language: English
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly
Bonus: Video

Techniques

Here are some of the knitting skills you need to know before getting started on your chunky knitted pumpkin:

How to knit in the round
Knit & purl stitches
Decrease stitches for the top

WHAT’S TO LOVE!?

  • Versatile pattern, perfect for any yarn
  • Great stash buster
  • 2 patterns in one {inside-out & right-side-out}

Yarn & Substitutions

Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
Yardage: 30 – 35 yards {27 – 32 meters}
Suggested Yarns: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick, Red Heart Hygge, Wool and the Gang Crazy Sexy Wool
Alternative Super Bulky Yarns: Cascade Lana Grande, Lang Yarns Virginia, Phildar Phil Alaska, Rowan Big Wool Yarn, MillaMia Super Chunky Yarn

Gauge

Exact gauge is not required for this project.

Notes

Knit bottom up.
You can use any weight of yarn, the thinner the yarn, the smaller the pumpkin.

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Materials Dark Gray Pumpkin

Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
Yardage: 25 – 30 yards {23 – 27 meters}
Suggested Yarn: Wool and the Gang Crazy Sexy Wool in Tweed Gray
Needle Size: US 15 {10mm} Knitting Needles with a 16″ {40cm} Cable
Measurements: 7 1/2” x 5 1/2” {19cm x 14cm}
Weight: 2.1oz {60g}

Materials Light Gray Pumpkin

Yarn Weight: Bulky
Yardage: 70 – 75 yards {64 – 69 meters}
Suggested Yarn: Red Heart Hygge in Cloud
Needle Size: US 10.5 {6.5mm} Knitting Needles with a 16″ {40cm} Cable
Measurements: 8” x 7” {20cm x 18cm}
Weight: 2.8oz {80g}

Get the free large pumpkin knitting pattern below or
purchase the ad-free, downloadable & printable PDF here.

Pattern, Knit Flat {Row-by-Row}

5 Stripes: CO 25 STS, PM, join in the round
6 Stripes: CO 30 STS, PM, join in the round
7 Stripes: CO 35 STS, PM, join in the round
8 Stripes: CO 40 STS, PM, join in the round
Rows 1 – 20: *K4, P1* {make it larger by knitting more rounds}

Decrease for the Top:
Row 21: *K2, K2TOG, P1*
Row 22: *K1, K2TOG, P1*
Row 23: *K2TOG, P1*

To end:
Turn right-side out, do not bind-off, leave a long tail, about 10″, and pull it through the remaining STS, fill with your filling of choice, pull tight and then weave in the ends.

Video Tutorial

Knitting Abbreviations

* – * – repeat between * to end of round
BO – bind-off in pattern
CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together
P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
PM – place marker
STS – stitches

FAQ

Can I knit this pattern using a different weight yarn?

Definitely! If you cast-on using the same number of stitches with a thinner yarn & smaller needles, you’ll have a smaller pumpkin.

If you cast-on using the same number of stitches with a thicker yarn & smaller needles, you’ll have a larger pumpkin.

Do you want the same size pumpkin, but want to use thinner yarn?

Cast-on more stitches in any increment.

Do you want the same size pumpkin, but want to use thicker yarn,

Cast-on fewer stitches in any increment.

Can I make it even larger?!

Yes, just cast-on more than the recommended amount of stitches, in increments of 5 and you’ll have more stripes.

If you’d like fewer stripes, but a larger pumpkin, you can add more knit stitches in between the stripes. Instead of *K4, P1* you can use: *K6, P1* which you’ll cast-on in increments of 7.

What’s next?

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