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Fall Pumpkin by Sarah Hawkins
Pumpkins don't have to be just for Halloween, which is what makes them such great knitting projects. They're seasonal without necessarily being specific to the holiday.
That's how it is with Sarah Hawkins' cute Fall Pumpkin (the pattern is for the ones in the front, not the one that looks like it's cut from a sweater). These are great in orange or whatever fall colors you like and are super fat to knit -- just 20 rows long.Continue to 2 of 11 below.
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Knitted Pumpkin from Natural Suburbia
Speaking of little, quick pumpkin projects, this knitted pumpkin from Natural Suburbia is just 13 rounds long and works up in a flash. The little stem is worked as an I-cord picked up from the top. Wouldn't this be adorable in homespun yarn or something thick and thin for even more rustic appeal?Continue to 3 of 11 below.
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Munchkin Pumpkins by Victoria Magnus
These little munchkin pumpkins are not the color we traditionally think of at Halloween, but there are pumpkins and gourds that are this color, of course. Inspired by a trip to the grocery store, these little cuties knit up by the bundle in no time and are available as a free Ravelry download.Continue to 4 of 11 below.
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Itty Bitty Pumpkin by Pumpkin and Bunny
So many tiny pumpkin patterns! But I love this Itty Bitty Pumpkin because it has really great step-by-step photos and shows exactly how to make the ridges on the sides of the pumpkin so, as she says, it doesn't look like an orange tomato.
I'm really loving the idea of knitting one of each of these wee ones -- or a bunch -- and using them as decoration on a wreath. Stash busting decor for the win!Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Pumpkin by Amanda Berry
This pumpkin pattern is a little different from the others because it is worked flat in Garter Stitch rather than Stockinette. This gives the pumpkin a different look that's a little more rustic but also makes it the perfect little project for newer knitters. The felt and button eyes add an extra touch of cuteness, but you could also use French knots or other embroidery as you like.Continue to 6 of 11 below.
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Felted Pumpkins from Jordana Paige
Felting is a fun skill to have and it's great to use on home decor projects because it doesn't matter that much if they come out a particular size. These felted pumpkins from Knitty by Jordana Paige are easy to knit in orange wool with a brown top, I-cord stem and optional bit of corkscrew vine (you could also work these in green if you'd rather).Continue to 7 of 11 below.
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Fergus the Pumpkin by Angela Sewell
I don't know why this little jack o'lantern is called Fergus, but he's somehow cuter thanks to his funny name. Fergus is a bit of a grump but is a great protector of your Halloween treats. And you could surely give him a sweeter face if you wanted to.Continue to 8 of 11 below.
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Russet the Pumpkin by Phoeny
This pumpkin creation is a real doll. Russet the Pumpkin has dangly legs and arms and a pumpkin body as well as shoes, gloves and a stem-and-vine hat. He's worked flat, and even though he's worked with small yarn and needles he's a pretty quick knit. Or use larger yarn and needles for a bigger version that will still be done in a flash.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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Jack o'Lantern Clan by Frederica Patmore
How do you turn a pumpkin into a jack o'lantern? In the case of the Jack o'lantern clan knitting pattern, you simply add a bit of felt to make the features. This is a lot easier than adding the face with duplicate stitch and less messy than carving a real one! And of course, you could leave them as plain pumpkins if you'd rather, or do some of both.Continue to 10 of 11 below.
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Pumpkin and Skeleton by cvetulka knits
I just love the styling on this pumpkin pattern that also includes a pattern for a skeleton. You could also just knit the skull as shown for a spooky tableau that looks great by your door or on your fireplace mantel.Continue to 11 of 11 below.
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Pumpkin Bowl Cozy from Red Heart
While this project is not strictly a pumpkin, it's a great idea for a DIY candy bowl. The pumpkin is cozy for a glass vase, which is filled with candy. The jack o'lantern's features are added with felt, making this project quick and easy to embellish. It would make a great decoration for the treat station at a Halloween party, too.