Velvet Pumpkin Free Knitting Pattern by Studio Knit

This festive Pumpkin Knitting Pattern creates easy holiday decor.  Knit up pumpkins easily flat with straight needles and any yarn fiber of your choice. This free knitting pattern also includes my fun video tutorial that gives you an overview of everything you need to know, so make sure to check it out below!

Enjoy decorating your home in whimsical pumpkin softies throughout the holidays… a new tradition for seasonal Halloween and Thanksgiving home decor! The Christmas holidays are brightened up with cool, icy colors like blue and teal. This knitting pattern is an easy level project, perfect for everyone who has completed my Absolute Beginner Knitting Series. Love the look of knitted Velvet? Check out my recent Velvet Pillows that have been so silky smooth to knit up.

So soft! Knit up soft velvet mini pumpkins flat on straight needles. Free knitting pattern for beginners by Studio Knit


MATERIALS
Pumpkin Knitting Pattern

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These Pumpkins knit up with one or two colors of your choice. For my velvet pumpkins, I knitted them up with bulky weight Bernat Velvet yarn. Shop all supplies in my Studio Knit Amazon Shop’s Velvet Pumpkin Knitting Kit.

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KNITTING TECHNIQUES
Pumpkin Knitting Pattern

Need to brush up or learn a new technique? Check out my entire library of Knitting Techniques to help you along as you knit up this project. 

Slip Knot 
• CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
I-Cord
• K = Knit Stitch 
• P = Purl Stitch
• KFB = Knit Front + Back to Increase
• K2TOG = Knit 2 Sts Together to Decrease
Bind Off
Weave in Yarn Tails

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PRINTABLE KNITTING PATTERN
Velvet Pumpkin Softies

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Velvet Pumpkin Softies


WRITTEN KNITTING PATTERN
Velvet Pumpkin Softies

KNITTING GAUGE
14 Sts x 20 Rows = 4” x 4” / 10 x 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch Pattern

PUMPKIN SIZES
These sizes are approximations when using size 7 US knitting needles and bulky weight yarn. Smaller or larger sizes can also be achieved by changing your needle size and yarn gauge.

  • MINI: 11″ circumference / 2″ height
  • SMALL: 15″ circumference / 2.5″ height
  • MEDIUM: 20″ circumference / 3.5″ height
  • LARGE: 24″ circumference / 4″ height

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CAST ON 6 Stitches onto your Straight Knitting Needles.

Note: Knit flat on circular needles if you are knitting larger sizes to help hold multiple stitches.

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INCREASE SECTION

Row 1 (RS): * KFB * (repeat btwn * *, 12 sts remain)
Row 2 (WS): Purl All
Row 3: * KFB, K1 * (18 sts)
Row 4: Purl All
Row 5: * KFB, K2 * (24 sts)
Row 6: Purl All
Row 7: * KFB, K3 * (30 sts)
Row 8: Purl All
Row 9: * KFB, K4 * (36 sts)
Row 10: Purl All

Mini size ►Jump to Stockinette Section
Small, Medium, and Large sizes ► Continue Increases

Row 11: * KFB, K5 * (42 sts)
Row 12: Purl All
Row 13: * KFB, K6 * (48 sts)
Row 14: Purl All

Small size ►Jump to Stockinette Section
Medium and Large sizes ► Continue Increases

Row 15: * KFB, K7 * (56 sts)
Row 16: Purl All
Row 17: * KFB, K8 * (60 sts)
Row 18: Purl All

Medium size ► Jump to Stockinette Section
Large size ► Continue Increases

Row 19: * KFB, K9 * (66 sts)
Row 20: Purl All
Row 21: * KFB, K10 * (72 sts)
Row 22: Purl All

Large size ► Jump to Stockinette Section

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STOCKINETTE PATTERN

Row 1: Knit All
Row 2: Purl All

  • Mini: Knit 4 Rows of Stockinette, then Jump to Decrease Section Row 13
  • Small: Knit 6 Rows of Stockinette, then Jump to Decrease Section Row 9
  • Med: Knit 8 Rows of Stockinette, then Jump to Decrease Section Row 5
  • Large: Knit 10 Rows of Stockinette, then Jump to Decrease Section Row 1

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DECREASE SECTION

Row 1: * K2Tog, K10 * (66 sts)
Row 2: Purl All
Row 3: * K2Tog, K9 * (60 sts)
Row 4: Purl All
Row 5: * K2Tog, K8 * (54 sts)
Row 6: Purl All
Row 7: * K2Tog, K7 * (48 sts)
Row 8: Purl All
Row 9: * K2Tog, K6 * (42 sts)
Row 10: Purl All
Row 11: * K2Tog, K5 * (36 sts)
Row 12: Purl All
Row 13: * K2Tog, K4 * (30 sts)
Row 14: Purl All
Row 15: * K2Tog, K3 * (24 sts)
Row 16: Purl All
Row 17: * K2Tog, K2 * (18 sts)
Row 18: Purl All
Row 19: * K2Tog, K1 * (12 sts)
Row 20: Purl All
Row 21: * K2Tog * (6 sts)
Row 22: Purl All

  • Bind Off, Break Yarn.
  • With Right Sides Touching, Seam Edge 3/4 up, Turn Right-Side Out, Insert Stuffing, Finish Seaming.
  • Weave Thru Remaining Stitches.

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PUMPKIN WEDGING

  • With a new strand of yarn on your tapestry needle, weave through the center of your stuffed pumpkin ball a couple of times until secure. Doubling up yarn helps to prevent it from breaking since we are pulling tightly.
  • Wrap around the perimeter of your pumpkin and cinch it up.
  • Repeat wraps 5 more times evenly distributed around your pumpkin to create its wedges. Feel free to get creative and make even more wedges, if you’d like!

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PUMPKIN STEM I-CORD
New to knitting I-Cords? Watch my video for more instruction >

  • Cast On 4 Stitches onto Double-Pointed Knitting Needle
  • Slide 4 Stitches to opposite end of the needle and knit all.
  • Repeat until your stem is approximately 2 inches (8 rows), or the length you desire.
  • Break yarn, weave through ends.
  • Using tapestry needle, attach to the center of your pumpkin.

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