27 Oct 2015

Knit a Tiny Pumpkin

There's a cheeky little visitor in Ruth's Cauldron this morning and he's looking forward to playing with all the ghostly visitors at Samhain!

Here's how to knit him - it's an easy pattern, so older children will enjoy making him too.(Please test the pattern for me and let me know if it makes sense!)

Using orange DK, cast on 6 stitches (any average sized needles will do.)
Row 1  Increase in each stitch knitwise through front and back loop. (12 st)
Row 2  Increase again in each st in the same way (24sts)
Row 3 (K2 P1) repeat to end
Rows 4- 12  Continue to work as above in K2 P1 ribbing
Row 13   (K2tog) repeat to end (12sts)
Row 14 (k2tog) repeat to end (6sts) 

Cut yarn, leaving enough length for sewing up. 
Pull yarn through remaining 6 sts, using a darning needle.
Sew up side seam
Stitch end closed.

Embroider eyes with a black chain stitch, and make a zig zag grin.

Stalk - (This bit is crocheted - if you can't crochet yet then this is the easiesr stitch to learn. Or devise your own knitted stalk...)
Pick up 3 dc round the top using green yarn.
Work another round of dc
Finish off.

He's very sociable, so you'll need to make him a few friends!


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