Wee knit Pumpkin Pattern

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.

minifig and pumpkins

And I’ve been taking all kinds of photos trying to figure out the best way to show just how teeny tiny it is.

I used chopsticks

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!

Author: Tricia

Craft addict, flickr lover, Librarian and Legend in her own room.

  • LOVE!! Best pumpkin post ever πŸ™‚ I totally see you doing this on your lunch break πŸ™‚

    We so should have brought them to the football game!

    Hmmm…I’d be curious to see how these look in size next to a Sprinkles cupcake? For research purposes, you know πŸ™‚

  • snbleslie

    Love the wee pumpkin! My boys love the lego photos the best. I like the grass photo best. But I think I’d like to see your pumpkin with some Peeps!! (one more thing I love about Halloween). πŸ™‚

  • Tricia

    hee hee! I love how you think : peeps and cupcakes! Great ideas.

  • Leslie

    For scale, I’d say the phone (cuz I’ve got one…) or the LegoMan! Awesome!

  • So cute! I think they need a black cat to go with them: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/knitted-kitty

  • They are so adorable! I am tempted to get yarn at lunch and make them.

    • Tricia

      Do it! They are so very quick even for a slow knitter like me.

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