{FREE} Easy Chenille Pumpkin Knitting Pattern


Are you ready to get addicted to knitting pumpkins?!

Inexpensive + be creative + make your husband happy by getting rid some left-over yarn balls {then you can go buy more yarn!} = perfect fall project!

I used the oh-so-baby-soft Bernat Pipsqueak yarn.



Available Sizes: Three

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Beginner

PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly

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Knit in the Round

Knit Stitches

No Increases or Decreases

Stem Making



Yarn Weight: Bulky

Yardage: 50 – 145 yards {46 – 133 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Bernat Pipsqueak

Needle Size: US 10.5 {6.5mm} Circular Needles with a 16” {40cm} Cable



Gauge: Exact gauge is not required for this project.

Finished Stem Measurements: 1 1/2″ wide x 1 3/4″ {4cm x 5cm} {as pictured}


Sizes {Finished/Stuffed Measurements}:

Small: 6″ W x 3 3/4″ {15cm x 9cm} 50-55 yards {46-50m}

Medium: 9″ W x 5 1/2″ {23cm x 14cm} 95-100 yards {87-91m} 3.2oz {90g} unstuffed {pictured}

Large: 12″ W x 7 1/2″ {30cm x 19cm} 140-145 yards {128-133m}



Not reversible.

Knit bottom up.

Knit using the stockinette stitch.

Knit in the round with a circular needle.

When knitting in the round you’re always knitting the right side of your work.

For the small pumpkin you’ll need a smaller cable to knit in the round or a longer cable to knit using the magic loop method.


Pattern, Knit in the Round:

Cast-on 30{S}, 60{M}, 90{L} STS

Knit all rounds.

Knit for about 6″ {S}, 9″ {M}, 12″ {L}


Cinch the Bottom Closed: With a long 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.


Cinch the Top Closed {Part 1}: Without binding-off, cut/break your tail. Leaving a long tail, thread your darning needle and slip all the stitches off your working needles onto the thread. Stuff it before you cinch it closed. {Click here to watch the “How to Cinch Top” video tutorial.}


Add Stuffing: Start by adding the stuffing to the outside edge and then fill in the center to your desired density. {Click here to watch the “How to Stuff” video tutorial.}


Cinch the Top Closed {Part 2}: Now you’re ready to cinch the top closed. If you have a delicate yarn that might break, you’ll want to take extra care with this step and cinch a little at a time working your way around all the stitches. I recommend going around a second time to reinforce it. Keeping it cinched tightly, tie a knot and push the end into the inside of the pumpkin. If you have a long enough tail, use it to make a rib or 2.


Make the Ribs: Starting at the top center, if you’re starting with a new thread wrap it around the top edge and tie a knot in it, thread it through a column of seed stitches to the bottom, cinch it and tie a knot to anchor it. {Click here to watch the “How to Create the Ribs” video tutorial, for this pumpkin, don’t run the thread through the stitches, just go over the outside of the stitches and the yarn will blend right in.}


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

No blocking necessary. :)


Knit Flat Option: The cast-on numbers are the same as if you’re knitting in the round. Knit in stockinette, meaning knit the right side and purl the wrong side, to your desired length, seam the edges together and then follow the remainder of the instructions above.


Stem Materials:


Felting Needle & Pad


Stem Instructions:

Shape the roving and felt it to desired shape and size. Lightly felt it to your pumpkin.


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I'm Jennifer, the one who loves everything about knitting. Quick, easy, creativity, texture, coziness, connection, peace, softness, smell, simple, love, relaxing... well, maybe not the frogging. ;)

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