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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