Looking for an easy and beginner friendly knitting project for fall? This Easy Knit Pumpkin is so super cute and very easy to make too! Made flat with no shaping required, this little pumpkin is great for some pretty home decor, a teacher gift for their desk, or wish someone some festive greetings too!
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- US 11 8mm straight knitting needles
- 40 yards of #6/super bulky weight yarn (I used Wool Ease Thick and Quick from Lion Brand in the “Pumpkin” colorway
- Yarn/tapestry needle
- Measuring Tape
- Fiberfill/Polyfill for stuffing (you can also use yarn scraps, fabric scraps, or even cotton balls)
- Cinnamon stick or twig for stem
- Small piece of ribbon to wrap around stem (I used wide, wired burlap ribbon)
- Hot glue (or craft glue) for gluing on stem
- Pumpkin height is 3 inches
- Pumpkin with stem is 5 inches
- Pumpkin circumference is 16 inches
- Try making on in a fall tweed or a variegated yarn too!
- Experiment with different stems and ribbons for a variety of effects!
- Looking for more fall crafts? Check out my fall craft library!
CO 32 stitches.
Row 1: knit all stitches.
Row 2: Purl all stitches.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 6 inches from CO edge, ending on a purl row.
BO all stitches, leaving a long tail for seaming.
Finishing & Assembly:
Fold rectangle in half inside out (so that the purl side is facing outward). Seam up the side and bottom, and cinch the bottom closed. Leave the top open. Stuff pumpkin with filling, then seam the top closed and cinch the top. With the same piece of yarn, wrap yarn tightly around the sides of the pumpkin to create “segments” in the pumpkin, going in through the top, around and beck into the bottom of the pumpkin. Repeat until you have about 5 segments, then fasten off with a strong knot and fasten off. Weave in any ends.
Glue a cinnamon stick or twig to top center of the pumpkin. Tie a piece of ribbon around the stem and trim. You can also add a small glue dot underneath of where the ribbon is tied to anchor it into place.