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!

The most wonderful time of the year… Halloween

Source: ravelry.com via Tricia on Pinterest

I know I’m not the only crafter that loves Halloween. Take a look at all the awesomeness I’ve found around the web:

My Halloween pinterest set

A quick search of Halloween Patterns over on Ravelry

The picture above is a “deathflake” and a pattern on Ravelry – Take a look at all the cool things people have knit using this pattern

The two bloggers I’ve been following since 2001 are also big Halloween fans.

Take a look at Jenny’s cool pumpkins and other projects at ljcfyi and Meagan over at notmartha.org is the creator of the Hallowig