A cute knitting pattern for a complete pumpkin patch including leaves and vines – no sewing required
This year is slowly coming to an end. Autumn is one of my personal favorite seasons. I never really was a summer guy. So, I’m really looking forward to the leaves turning red and of course, decorating my home with all things autumny. And that’s why I came up with this super cute pumpkin patch pattern.
The pdf comes with 9 pages full of detailed instructions and tons of close-up pictures. It has been test-knitted and edited for perfect results, and thousands of fellow knitters have already finished their cute little pumpkins.
Here’s the story behind the pattern: You see, I really was not satisfied with the existing pumpkin knitting patterns. A lot of them didn’t really look like the real deal, involved a lot of sewing to get things in shape, and most of them lacked leaves on top of that. I wanted a full pumpkin patch instead.
You’ve probably seen my pumpkin egg cozies and I basically took these as a basis to create the full pattern. It really took a lot of tinkering but I feel the results speak for themselves. The knitting process is almost a bit like magic as you can slowly see the pumpkins taking shape.
You will have to know how to knit in the round on double-pointed knitting needles (quite a lot of people have finished using magic loop as well) and some rather rare increases and decreases. But don’t be afraid! There are step-by-step instructions available for all of these.
Plus, I even recorded a video of me knitting the pumpkins for visual learners. So, I guess this really is saying there’s no excuse for you not to give it a try.
Note: If you can’t get enough pumpkins, make sure to check out my pumpkin parade with 4 more different types of pumpkin
Materials you will need:
- Scraps of the Wollmeise Twin (in the colors Good morning and Pistazie; I used around 70 yards) or any other fingering sock yarn scraps for needles size 2.5 – 3.00 mm.
- Double-Pointed Knitting needles 2.5 mm. Frequent readers probably already know that I am a huge fan of the Knitter’s Pride Karbonz because they are the only ones that don’t end up crooked after 5 minutes.
- A tapestry needle and scissors.
- Stitch markers (optional)
- Thin wire and a wire plier
- Toy stuffing
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This pumpkin patch is mainly shaped through a combination of increases and decreases – some of them may be a little bit more uncommon. It‘s probably not the easiest pattern for beginners but I tried to link to tutorials so you can catch up before you start. And I know that many advanced beginners finished this pattern with a bit of patience.
- K = knit
- P = Purl
- SSK = Slip Slip Knit
- K2tog = knit two together
- KLL = Knit left loop
- KRL = Knit right loop
- K1TOG RL = Knit 1 together right loop
- K1TOG LL = Knit 1 together left loop
- K3tog centered = Slip 2 stitches knitwise, knit one, then pass the 2 slipped stitches over the one knit stitch.
- I-Cord for the vines
- ….And a standard longtail cast on.
These pumpkins are knit in the round on a set of 5 double-pointed needles. If you still need to do some catching-up, here’s my tutorial on knitting in the round. You might also check out my blog post with 10 tips for better results with dpns. A lot of people have finished them using magic loop as well.
In the pattern, I tried to provide you with a couple of different options. You can knit these pumpkins with leaves and vines, or just with a short little stem if that’s what you prefer. I leave these choices to you and your own creativity.
Again, here’s the direct link to buy this pattern.
While I did knit these on 2.50mm needles, nothing speaks against picking heavier yarn weight and bigger needles. I’ve seen tons of knitters doing just that with amazing results! Also, while green and orange might be the obvious choice, you could also pick totally different colors.
Note: Previously this pattern was available for free. I thoroughly revised the pattern in August 2021, recorded a video, and took new and better pictures. In that process, I decided to add it to my Etsy/Ravelry shop for a small fee. This will allow me to continue creating new and existing new patterns. Thank you for your understanding.