Autumn Mini Pumpkin
Whilst I don't want to wish the nice weather away, the nights are getting cooler and it will soon be time to light the wood burner in my workshop.
Autumn brings a dazzling array of colours with it and it is nice to reflect those colours in our fibre work, so I though I'd share this simple pattern to create a knitted pumpkin.
The pumpkin in the photo is in DK yarn but the you create this pumpkin in any yarn thickness simply by changing the needle size to suit. It's a fun way to use up yarn scraps. Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil and your little pumpkin becomes a seasonal room fragrancer or make the mini pumpkin size for hanging decorations.
Wool fibre or yarn ends for stuffing
Finished size 6.5cm across x 3.5cm high
Cast on 32 stitches evenly onto dpns and join to knit in the round.
Rows 1 – 20 K2 P2
Using the tail end of yarn threaded onto a needle, stitch around the base opening and draw closed. Secure with a few stitches.
Stuff the pumpkin with wool fibre, yarn ends or whatever you have lying around. Stitch around the top opening, draw closed and secure with a couple of stitches. Pass the needle down through the centre of the pumpkin and pull the yarn until you have your desired pumpkin shape. Secure with a few stitches.
Weave in ends and push a small twig into the top to finish.
Wool or yarn ends for stuffing
3.5cm across x 3cm high
Cast on 16 stitches evenly onto dpns and join to knit in the round.
Rows 1 – 16 K1 P1