Free Christmas Light Bulb Pattern

Christmas is just around the corner! Make sure you're ready with these cute mini Christmas light bulbs. String a bunch together of hang them individually as ornaments. This pattern is a great way to use up all those assorted colours of leftover yarn. It works with any size yarn or needles! You may want to use a neutral colour for the plug. Here we go...

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Bulb

Cast on 3 sts
Kfb of each st onto a DPN (6 sts)
K round
(Kfb, K1) x3 (9 sts)
K round
(Kfb, K2) x3 (12 sts)
K round
(Kfb, K3) x3 (15 sts)
K round
(Kfb, K4) x3 (18 sts)
K 3 rounds
K2tog all around

Fill light bulb with stuffing. Switch from bulb yarn to plug yarn.

Plug

K 3 rounds
K3tog all around
K3tog and tie knot

Tie yarn into a look to hand the light from. Sew in ends.

If you have any questions about this patter, don't hesitate to contact ninebarkknits@gmail.com. 

Free Pumpkin Pattern

Fall is here! What better way to celebrate than by using up your orange coloured leftover stash yarn to decorate the house with beautifully hand knit pumpkins. You may want to use brown or green yarn for the stem. Here we go...

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Pumpkin

Gauge does not matter for this pattern. Feel free to use scrap yarn and an appropriate sized double pointed needles.

Using 4 double pointed needles, cast on 18 sts (6 sts per DPN).
*K1, p1, repeat from* to last stitch. Repeat for 1 row.
*Kfb, P1, repeat from* to last stitch. 
*K2, p1, repeat from* to last stitch. Repeat for 1 row.
*Kfb, k1, P1, repeat from* to last stitch. 
*K3, p1, repeat from* to last stitch. Repeat for 2 rows.
*K2tog, k1, P1, repeat from* to last stitch. 
*K2, P1, repeat from* to last stitch. Repeat for 1 row. 
*K2tog, P1, repeat from* to last stitch. Repeat for 1 row. 
K2tog all around.
K3tog all around

Thread darning needle through remaining stitches. Pull tight and tie off. Using a tapestry needle, weave in all ends. 

Stem

Cast on 16 sts (4 sts per DPN).
K1 row in round.
K2tog all around.
K1 row in round.
K3tog all around.
K3sts onto 1 needle.
K3 rows flat like i-cord.

Bind off knitwise. Sew stem onto the pumpkin. Using a tapestry needle, weave in all ends. 

If you have any questions about this patter, don't hesitate to contact ninebarkknits@gmail.com. 

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