Did you know there are over 150 different varieties of pumpkins? These beautiful crops come in a range of shapes, sizes, and colors, so it’s no wonder that we were inspired to make a handknitted version. Knit up in self-shading Creative Mélange Chunky, the plush and plump Wee Pumpkin is a colorful addition to your Autumn home décor.
MATERIALS Rico Design Creative Mélange Chunky (53% virgin wool, 47% acrylic; 50g/93 yds) • 075 Autumn – 2 balls Needles: US Size 7 (4.5 mm) straight and set of DPNs (or your preferred needle for knitting small circumferences) or size needed to obtain gauge Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker, poly-fil stuffing
GAUGE 14 sts x 30 rows = 4” in garter stitch Save time, check your gauge.
PATTERN NOTES The body of the pumpkin is worked side to side in 8 equally sized wedges. The wedges are shaped using short rows. After binding off the body, the cast-on and bind-off rows are sewn together. The pumpkin is stuffed, then stitches are picked up from around the top opening and the stem is worked in the round. The curlicue and leaf are knit separately and attached to the pumpkin during finishing.
In this pattern, work all slipped stitch purlwise with yarn held in back.