It’s fall y’all! Fall. Totally my season. Speaking of fall… Have you ever wondered how to knit pumpkins? I’ve got that for you today. But first let’s get back to the love of fall. I love everything about it. The weather is divine. The colors. Even the smells of fall. And all the fall decorating options… Oh my. That’s my favorite. What’s your favorite part? It’s time to start decorating for fall and to get out one of my favorite decorations. My knitted pumpkin that I made myself. Here have a look and see why it’s my favorite. And if you know how to knit then I also have a tutorial for how to knit a pumpkin!
A few years back (okay it was 5 years ago) I found the most adorable little knit pumpkin in a shop at Historic St. Charles. If you’ve never been to St. Charles, MO then I highly recommend it.
Photo of the historic Main Street from the Fort-Worth Star Telegram.
There’s such a sweet little Main Street just steps away from the Missouri River. It’s ever so picturesque with all the historic buildings lining the street. Main Street is full of cobble stone streets and quaint little shops. Just a quaint little community of town right on the river. But back to that knit pumpkin…
Historic St. Charles was full of fall decorating ideas and I spied an adorable knit pumpkin. Now this wasn’t a kit or anything for how to knit a pumpkin. It was just a pumpkin already knitted right up. Couldn’t be too horribly expensive right? Only it was. Horribly expensive. It was $40. I said there was no way that I would pay $40 for a knit pumpkin. No way. I decided that I would just create it all by myself (for way under the $40 price tag) and even do a “How To Knit A Pumpkin” tutorial in the process. So that’s just what I did.
How To Knit Pumpkins For Fall Decorating
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 skein of yarn (any color of your choosing).
- Circular knitting needles.
- Needle and embroidery floss in a color to match the yarn.
- Small amount of Poly-Fil fiber fill.
- Felt sheets for the accent stem and leaf.
I had all of the above already in my craft stash, but my estimate would be that the knit pumpkin ended up costing me just under $5 or maybe a little less.
Start knitting a circular tube.
Secure top of the pumpkin using either yarn or embroidery floss.
Just turn the tube inside out and tie off one end with a string. It’s going to look very similar to a knit hat!
Turn right side out and then stuff the pumpkin.
Then you are going to want to secure the top of your pumpkin.
To do this I used a needle and piece of yarn. Then I just stitched up the top, gathered it together, and tied it off.
Next make the lines of the pumpkin.
Go from top to bottom with a needle and embroidery thread.
Last accent your pumpkin with a stem and leaf make from felt.
Stitch a pocket that will slip right over the top of the pumpkin. It hides the gathered top!
And that my friends is how to knit a pumpkin!
There you have it. Knit pumpkins for fall decorating. Definitely let me know if you have any questions on this process.
Happy Fall Y’all!
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