Add some farmhouse charm to your fall decor line up with this adorable knit pumpkin
For this Pattern you'll need:
Chunky Yarn (I used Lion Brand thick and quick)
Worsted Weight Yarn (I used some hand dyed alpaca yarn from my overflowing stash)
Crochet Hook: size 4 (If you don't know how to crochet, no worries, you can use sticks or other methods for the stem)
Circular Knitting Needles: 9mm, 16" cable
Using the long tail cast on method, cast on 44 stitches
K2, P2 until your desired height (I did 25 rows, add more for taller pumpkins)
Using a tapestry needle, thread an arms length of yarn through each of your loops, once threaded completely through, remove your needles.
Stuff your pumpkin
Thread your tapestry needle again with the same amount of yarn used previously. Using the whip stitch method, go through the front loop only of each of the foundation row loops and pull tight, do a few stitches to secure your work. Keep your needle threaded!
Push your needle up through the center, pull tight, and push it back down to the bottom, through the center to create that little indentation. Add a few stitches and knot to secure your work.
SC- single crochet
INC- single crochet increase
Using your 4mm crochet hook, make a magic circle and SC 6 stitches into it.
Row2: SC1, INC1 for a total of 12 stitches
Row 3: SC in each stitch............12 stitches.
continue until your stem is the height you'd like it at. (I did 5 rows)
keep a long strand of yarn attached to your work, stuff your stem and use your tapestry needle to stitch the stem onto the center of the pumpkin.
If you don't know how to crochet, you can knit a rectangle and create a seem along the side and pull the top closed (like you would a hat) or I've seen people use cinnamon sticks, or small pieces of branch and they both look adorable too!
Happy Pumpkin Making!!!
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