I am totally smitten with knitted pumpkins. A few years ago I knitted the free and easy pumpkin using the pattern from curly purly.
Knitting one this year I thought I would try scaling it down.
And I loved it so much that I made a bunch.
And I’ve been taking all kinds of photos trying to figure out the best way to show just how teeny tiny it is.
and my iPhone for scale.
Then I posed them with a standard 4 x 2 lego brick.
These are the things I do in my car at lunch.
Then I took one of the pumpkins for a walk and tried posing it on one of the rock walls.
But I think I like the pumpkin in the grass the best.
Which one do you think shows the scale best? Do you have any other ideas for pumpkin poses?
Here’s the pattern:
Using size 2.75mm needles and worsted weight yarn cast on 16 stitches and join for knitting in the round.
knit a k3, p1 ribbed tube for 13 rows.
Don’t bind off but thread the yarn through the 16 stitches to cinch the top. Pull the thread through to the bottom and stuff the pumpkin.
Pulling the yarn through to the other end creates the tuck.
Using a tapestry needle, thread the cast-on tail around the stitches of your cast-on end to cinch the top closed.
Make a short i-cord stem and attach to the top.
That’s all! Make a bunch!