{FREE} Faux Fur Pumpkin Knitting Pattern


Scroll down to get your FREE chunky pumpkin knitting pattern that’s knit flat using straight needles!

This pumpkin knits up super quick.

I used less than 1 skein of Lion Brand Faux Fur yarn.

It’s so soft, you’ll want to pet it. :)



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 Flat

Knit & Purl Stitches

No Increases or Decreases

Stem Making



Yarn Weight: Super Bulky

Yardage: 9 – 40 yards {8 – 36 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Go For Faux

Needle Size: US 17 {12mm} Needles



Gauge: Exact gauge is not required for this project.

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


Sizes {Finished/Stuffed Measurements}:

Small: 6″ W x 3 3/4″ {15cm x 9cm} 9-13 yards {8-12m}

Medium: 9″ W x 5 1/2″ {23cm x 14cm} 18-22 yards {16-20m} 3.2oz {90g} unstuffed {pictured}

Large: 12″ W x 7 1/2″ {30cm x 19cm} 36-40 yards {32-36m}



Not reversible.

Knit bottom up.

Knit using the stockinette stitch.

Knit in the round with a circular needle.


Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

CO 15{S}, 30{M}, 45{L} STS

Row 1 {WS}: *P*

Row 2 {RS}: *K*

Repeat rows 1-2 for about 6″ {S}, 9″ {M}, 12″ {L}

Don’t bind-off just yet, seam the sides closed.


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.


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


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. :)


Stem Materials:

Twine or Yarn


Heavy Wire


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.



* – * – repeat between *

CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}

K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}

P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}

STS – stitches


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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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