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Mini Knitted Pumpkin Patterns – Quick & Easy

5 beginner mini knitted pumpkin patterns that are super quick & easy. Knit your own cozy home decor with these free pumpkin knitting patterns.

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multiple pics of hand knitted pumpkins

About the Pattern

All you need to know is how to knit & purl. No increase or decrease stitches. Oh, and you’ll need to know how to seam up the edges & cinch the top & bottom closed too. It’s super simple though. ;)

Techniques

Here are some of the knitting skills you need to know before getting started:

Knit Flat
Knit & Purl Stitches
Sew Seam
No Increases or Decreases
Stem Making {optional}
Cinch the Top & Bottom
Stuff the Pumpkin

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Gauge

Exact gauge is not required for this project.

Seed Stitch Pattern

mini knitted pumpkin

Materials:
Yarn Weight: Bulky Yarn
Suggested Yarn: Hue + Me Lion Brand Yarn
Needle Size: US 10.5 {6.5mm} Knitting Needles
Darning / Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Pattern, Knit Flat:
CO 17 STS
The CO edge is the circumference {width}
Rows 1-12: *K1, P1* K1

Finished size:
6″ wide x 3″ {15cm x 8cm}

To finish, click here to go to the How to Finish section below.

Chenille Pattern

mini knitted pumpkin

Materials:
Yarn Weight: Bulky Yarn
Suggested Yarn: Bernat Pipsqueak {chenille yarn}
Needle Size: US 10.5 {6.5mm} Knitting Needles
Darning / Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Pattern, Knit Flat:
CO 15 STS
The CO edge is the circumference {width}

Row 1 {WS}: *P* {purl all stitches}
Row 2 {RS}: *K* {knit all stitches}
Repeat rows 1-2 until it measures 3″{8cm}

Finished size:
6″ wide x 3″ {15cm x 8cm}

To finish, click here to go to the How to Finish section below.

Vertical Garter Stitch Pattern

mini knitted pumpkin

Materials:
Yarn Weight: Worsted Weight Yarn
Suggested Yarn: Cascade 220, Japanese Maple
Needle Size: US 10 {6mm} Knitting Needles
Darning / Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Pattern, Knit Flat:
CO 15 STS
The CO edge is the height, not circumference

All rows: *K*
Knit all stitches until it measures 3 1/2″{9cm}

Finished size:
7″ wide x 3 1/2″ {15cm x 8cm}

To finish, click here to go to the How to Finish section below.

Horizontal Garter Stitch Pattern

mini knitted pumpkin

Materials:
Yarn Weight: Worsted Weight Yarn
Suggested Yarn: Carlsbad Worsted, Explorer Knits
Needle Size: US 8 {5mm} Knitting Needles
Darning / Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Pattern, Knit Flat:
CO 50 STS
The CO edge is the circumference {width}

All rows: *K*
Knit all stitches until it measures 7″ {18cm}

Finished size:
7″ wide x 3 1/2″ {18cm x 9cm}

To finish, click here to go to the How to Finish section below.

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Stockinette Stitch Pattern

mini knitted pumpkin

Materials:
Yarn Weight: Bulky Yarn
Suggested Yarn: We Are Knitters Petite Wool
Needle Size: US 10 {6mm} Knitting Needles
Darning / Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Pattern, Knit Flat:
CO 17 STS
The CO edge is the circumference {width}

Row 1 {WS}: *P* {purl all stitches}
Row 2 {RS}: *K* {knit all stitches}
Repeat rows 1-2 until it measures 2″{5cm}

Finished size:
2″ wide x 1 1/4″ {5cm x 3cm}

How to Finish

Step 1: Seam Sides:
With a separate piece of yarn, seam the sides closed. Don’t use the same piece of yarn to seam your edges and cinch the top or bottom, it creates an uneven rib.

Step 2: Cinch the Bottom Closed: 
With a tail, thread your darning needle and pick-up every outside stitch of the cast-on edge. Cinch it as you go. Whip stitch it across the hole to reinforce it {optional}. Push the tail into the center, tie a knot and leave the tail inside, you don’t have to weave in the ends.

Step 3: Cinch the Top Closed: 
Cinch the top closed the same way you would the bottom, except before you cinch in closed you need to stuff it.

Once it’s stuffed, thread your tail through the top stitches a second time to reinforce it. Keeping it cinched tightly, tie a knot and push the end into the inside of the pumpkin.

Expert Tip for Add Stuffing:
Start by adding the stuffing to the outside edge and then fill in the center to your desired density.

Step 4: Make the Ribs:
With a new piece of yarn, thread your darning needle. Starting at the top center, wrap it around the top edge and tie a knot in it and go over the outside of the stitches, wrap it around the bottom edge, cinch it and tie a knot to anchor it. 

For the seed stitch pumpkin: Thread it through a column of seed stitches to hide the ribs.

Weave in the ends, or push them into the center of your pumpkin.

No blocking necessary. :)

How to Make the Stem

Stem Materials
Twine or Yarn
Stuffing
Heavy Wire

Finished Stem Measurements
1 1/4″ wide x 4″ {3cm x 10cm} {as pictured}

Stem Instructions
Using some polyfill, make it a little smaller than the final size you’d like. It doesn’t need to be super dense. I found it to be quite easy to work with, a lot easier than I thought it would be. :)

Wrap the twine around, from the top to the bottom, the full length of the stem about 10 times, or until the top and bottom are mostly covered. The “corners” are a little trickier, you could try wrapping it a couple of extra times so you have a little more twine to play with and move around when it’s finished.

Switch from wrapping from top to bottom to wrapping it around the girth of the stem working from one end to the other. I over lapped it a little so the polyfill didn’t show through. When you’re happy with it, cut a tail and tuck it under itself. Snip the extra off, if you have any.

Using the heavy wire, push one end into the stem and one end into the pumpkin and bend it as desired.

Knitting Abbreviations

*– * – repeat between * to end of round
CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
Knit flat – to knit flat back & forth, row-by-row
P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
RS – right side
STS – stitches
WS – wrong side

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.

What’s next?

Seeing your finished projects is the best part of my job! Tag me on Instagram & Facebook. Happy Knitting!

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