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Pumpkin season is “almost” officially upon us, naturally pumpkin everything is coming out. Pumpkin Spice Lattes (You know I’m a coffee lover!), Pumpkin Cookies, Pumpkin Bread, you name it! Last year I crochet the Farmhouse Pumpkin Patch and shared it with you all here on the blog, and it was and still is an absolute hit this time of the year! This year I decided to take the knitting route and designed two sizes of the Velvet Fall Vel Pumpkins. I am OBSESSED.
Who knew velvet yarn could make sure gorgeous and aesthetically pleasing pumpkins? I honestly am going to struggle to make pumpkins in any other yarn after working these babies up.
The Velvet Fall Pumpkins workup generally pretty quickly and are SUPER customizable. Want a larger size than what I have listed? Just increase your stitches cast on the round by 5 stitches. Want a fatter pumpkin than mine? Simply work more rounds! It’s so easy. And yes, these pumpkins are addicting, one you make on you’ll have to make a whole “pumpkin patch!”
16” Circular Cord (I used Clover Takumi Needles - https://amzn.to/2MMZrun )
50-100 yads Yarnspirations Bernat Baby Velvet yarn in Cuddly Cloud or any medium (4) weight yarn - https://amzn.to/2Zzeqy1
Poly-Fil Stuffing - https://amzn.to/2LbEqaM
2.5-3” Stick (optional)
Hot Glue (optional)
Not needed for this pattern.
CO - Cast On
K - Knit
P - Purl
PM - Place Marker
St(s) - Stitch(es)
Pumpkin is worked in the round, starting with the circumference and working then working then height.
Size adjustments are listed as such (Small, Large)
The amount of Poly-Fil stuffing used is based on your own preference.
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Cast on (60, 90)sts using the long tail cast on method. Place marker on right hand needle and join in the round, being careful not to twist any stitches.
R1 - *K2, P3, Repeat from * around
Repeat R1 until your work measures a total of (5, 6)”
Cut a long tail, approximately 10”. Thread the needle with tail and weave through all the remaining stitches on your needles. Remove needles, pull tight to cinch closed. You may need to thread the needle inside the fabric and tie a few knots to secure closed.
Cut a piece of scrap yarn, approximately 10”. Attach yarn to cast on round, thread needle and weave in and out around the opening of the cast-on round. Fill the pumpkin with your desired amount of Poly-Fil stuffing, remember it will be cinched closed so you don’t want to put too much stuffing inside. Pull yarn tight to cinch closed.
To finish off the pumpkin you will take your tail and weave it back and forth through the center of the pumpkin, approximately 6 times, secure with a knot. Fasten off and weave in ends.
For the stem of my pumpkin, I cut a stick that I found outside to measure about 2.3-3” and hot glued it to the center of the pumpkin. I then tied two pieces of twine around the stem, with the ends on opposite sides of each other securing the twine in place with a small dot of hot glue at the base.