These pumpkins are very quick and easy to knit. In no time you will have a beautiful collection to display at Halloween or Autumn or Harvest Festival . Each decorative pumpkin is knitted flat and seamed. The shaping is easily added after you have sewn up and stuffed your pumpkin. I explain how to do this with fully illustrated instructions. You can make the stalks either by knitting flat and seaming or working an I-cord (Instructions for both methods are included) This pattern is for DK (worsted weight yarn) However, do feel free to try other yarns, to create your own personal pumpkin collection. For alternate yarns use the manufacturers recommended needle size. Thicker yarn will give a bigger pumpkin, thinner yarn will give a smaller pumpkin!
Pumpkin sizes Small- diameter 6cm/2.25” x height 4m/1.5” Medium- diameter 8cm/3” x height 5cm/2” Large- diameter10cm/4” x height6cm/2.5”
You will need DK /worsted weight yarn- Large-15g /45m /48yds Medium- 8g / 24m /26yds Small-4g /12m /13yds
- 4 page illustrated knitting pattern
- Instructions to make tree sizes of pumpkin
- metric and imperial measurements used
Materials you need at home:
- Needle size 4mm (UK8 /USA 6)
- Recommended yarn: - Stylecraft Special Knit DK or Paint box yarns Simply DK
- Toy stuffing
- Large eye needle for sewing up
My sketch book is always full of new toy and doll characters waiting to be created in yarn.
I love bringing them to life with my knitting needles!
I spend my days in my sunny studio with my Siamese cat for company.
Surrounded by colourful yarn, my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles or sketching current ideas.
I create dolls and toys to celebrate the seasons and important times in people’s lives, Christmas and Easter- New babies and snuggly tired toddlers.
In between creating new dolls and teddy bears. I’ve created patterns for knitting magazines and worked with retail firms to create knitting kits.
I started out selling my knitted and felted bags at Craft and Design events where I enjoyed meeting other knitting enthusiasts.
It was these knitters who convinced me to publish my patterns for others to enjoy.
I do hope you enjoy your knitting project and if you would like to read more about my work please visit my website www.clairefairalldesigns.co.uk