{FREE} Fall Decoration Knitting Patterns : Pumpkin


Knitting up fall pumpkin decorations is a fun way to use up some left-over yarn! I knit up a few of these because every yarn is unique and gives the pumpkin a slightly different style. Which one’s your favorite?



Available Sizes: Four

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly

Bonus: Video


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Knit in the Round

Knit & Purl Stitches

Decrease Stitches



Materials for the White Pumpkin, 8 Stripes:

Yarn Weight: Super Bulky

Yardage: 30 – 35 yards {27 – 32 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Fisherman

Needle Size: US 11 {8mm} Knitting Needles with a 16″ {40cm} Cable

Measurements: 7” x 7” {18cm x 18cm}

Weight: 2.1oz {60g}


Yarn Substitutes:

Cascade Lana Grande

Lang Yarns Virginia

Phildar Phil Alaska

Rowan Big Wool Yarn

MillaMia Super Chunky

Read more about yarn substitutions here {+ video}.


Materials for the Dark gray Pumpkin, 5 Stripes:

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 for the Light Gray Pumpkin, 6 Stripes:

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}



Gauge: This varies depending on yarn and size, you don’t want the sts too loose, so the stuffing doesn’t show.



Knit bottom up.

Knit wrong-side-out.

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


Video: {FREE} PUMPKIN : Fall Decoration Knitting Patterns


Pattern, Knit in the Round:

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*

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.



* – * – 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


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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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