Pumpkin knitted softies are the perfect autumn décor for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and your entire Harvest season.
• 4 DPN Knitting Needles Size 4 US
• Worsted Weight Yarn, any color
• Tapestry needle
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The perfect knitted pumpkin
Today we are going to learn how to knit these adorable Mini Pumpkins. These little pumpkin softies are the perfect autumn decor for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and all throughout your Harvest season.
The materials we will use are 4 double pointed needles, I’m using size 4, worsted weighted yarn in any colors or fibers of your choice for both your pumpkin and your stem, scissors, a tapestry needle, and some stuffing. Feel free to knit your pumpkin in other needle sizes and yarn sizes to create larger or smaller pumpkins.
To make our knitted mini pumpkin, we first make a stuffed ball, then separate six sections for the indented ridges, then we add an I-cord stem, and we are done!
We will first cast on six stitches using the long tail cast on method. Now, we will divide them onto three double pointed needles. So we will have two stitches per needle. Join our stitches in the round and knit one row. By the Knit Forward and Back on every stitch so we are increasing from 6 stitches to 12. Next we will knit one round. Then continuing on, we will knit our increase rounds, then alternate with Knit only rounds for 18 rows. When we are done, we will have 60 stitches total.
Once we have completed our increases, we will knit in the round for 8 rows.
And now it is time to decrease, and we do that by Knitting two together. So just like our increases, we will Knit Two Together and alternate our Knit only rows, and we continue decreasing until we have just twenty four stitches remaining. And now it’s time to lightly stuff our pumpkin ball. And continue our decreases until we have just six stitches remaining.
We will cut our yarn, leaving a couple feet of yarn. Cinch it up. Now using our tapestry needle, we will be drawing our yarn around the pumpkin base and draw it up through the center to create six separations to make our pumpkin ridges.
To finish it off, create a six-stitch I-cord to the length you desire and tack it into the top of your pumpkin for your stem.
Too cute! You have just learned how to knit Pumpkins. I hope you are inspired to give this quick knit project a try.
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