These pumpkin knitting patterns are just perfect to add to the lovely decor of the autumnal season! These patterns should carry you from the beginning of fall until the end, and it should keep you enjoying the season year after year.
Did someone say fall decorations? What better way to get your home ready for the cold season than set of beautifully handcrafted knitted pumpkins?
Knitted pumpkins are a popular fall decor item in store, but making your own is even more special. I have been seeing so many wonderful and creative new pumpkin knitting patterns coming out this last year or two.
I just had to compile a list of my favorites and share them with you! You’ll find big squishy pumpkins, little pumpkins to sit on the table or mantelpiece, and pumpkin-inspired patterns for hats, bags, and toys.
Whether you are getting ready for the fall season or preparing for Halloween, knitted pumpkins will add a unique touch to your home decor. In this article, I have gathered a wide variety of pumpkin knitting patterns, from small and larger stuffed pumpkins, to clothing and throws.
What Can Pumpkin Knitting Patterns Be Used For?
You can use pumpkin knitting patterns for various creative projects. Here are just a few ideas:
- Home Decor
Knit pumpkins can be used as decorations in your home. They can be placed on mantels, shelves, or as centrepieces.
- Seasonal Displays
Create eye-catching seasonal displays by arranging knitted pumpkins with other fall-themed items like leaves, acorns, or candles.
- Table Settings
Knitted pumpkins can be used as festive additions to your table setting for Thanksgiving and Halloween celebrations.
- Wreaths and Garlands
Use knitted pumpkins to create beautiful wreaths or garlands.
- Gift Toppers
Attach small, knitted pumpkins to packages. The adorable gift toppers will add a touch of handmade charm to your presents. And the pumpkins can be reused time and time again.
There are plenty of pumpkin knitting patterns that you can use to create soft toys. The toys can be played with, or they can be used to decorate nurseries or children’s rooms.
- Pet Toys
Some knitted pumpkins can also be made into pet toys.
- Keychains and Bag Charms
Small, knitted pumpkins can be transformed into keychains and bag charms.
- Photoshoot Props
Knitted pumpkins can be used as adorable photoshoot props.
41 Pumpkin Knitting Patterns
Below, you will find a collection of 41 pumpkin knitting patterns. I hope these patterns will inspire your creativity and get you in the mood for the upcoming holiday season.
1. Pumpkin Knitting Pattern by Emma Du
The pumpkin knitting pattern by Emma Du of Emmacrochetdesign4U has created a set of patterns to make the same pumpkin but in 3 different sizes!
They are quick to make and seem to be fairly simple. It looks as though the entire project is worked in stockinette stitch.
The designer worked up her pumpkins in a few different colors, showing the versatility of the project.
Additionally, the designer is available by email to answer questions about the project, should you have any!
2. Pumpkin Blanket Square Knitting Pattern by Knitting With Chopsticks
This Pumpkin Knit Blanket Square is a great addition to any fall-themed afghan! Made by combining simple knits and purls it’s great for beginners and more experienced crafters alike. The square is designed in worsted weight for an 8” square.
Get the Pattern here
3. Chunky Pumpkin Knitting Pattern by Mama In A Stitch
This chunky pumpkin works up quickly with large, circular knitting needles and super bulky yarn! It’s easy enough for beginners and has a rustic, store-bought look. The color possibilities are endless and you can be creative with the fun little stem. They work great as last-minute fall gifts, or to use as décor in your own home.
4. Seed Stitch Pumpkin Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele
Seed stitch gets its name from the texture of the knitted fabric because the little purl bumps look like scattered seeds. Seed stitch consists of single knits and purls that alternate both horizontally and vertically.
These pumpkins are knit on straight needles using knit and purl stitches. The pumpkin shape is created by running yarn through the center and around the sides to create ridges. Finally, yarn is threaded through the top of the pumpkin and braided to create a cute stem.
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5. Knit Pumpkin Hat Pattern by Red Heart
Kids will love their bright, knit pumpkin hat for the way it looks. Mom will love it for the way it keeps ears warm and for its easy washability. Pattern includes baby and adult sizes too, so everyone can be part of the fun.
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6. Knit Buffalo Plaid Pumpkin Pattern by Marie Mayhew Designs
This Autumn, create a bounty of pumpkins with the addition of this trendy checked design! The pattern gives instructions for a three-color pumpkin with a tree branch for the stem. The finished pumpkin measures about 4-inch/10.16 cm tall (including the stem) and about 5-inch/12.7 cm wide.
7. Pumpkin Doll Knitting Pattern by Claire Fairall Designs
Sitting on a shelf, cheekily hiding in the décor, or gifted to a child (or teen or adult!) this little Pumpkin doll will bring a smile to everyone who sees him. The head and body pumpkins are knitted flat and seamed. The shaping is easily added after you have sewn up and stuffed the head and body.
8. Knitted Pumpkin Parade Pattern by Nimble Needlez
Here’s a fun little pattern that comes with written instructions for 4 different types of pumpkins:: a warty pumpkin, an acorn squash, a bottle gourd, and a patty pan squash. This pattern is the perfect add-on to my cute little pumpkin patch pattern and for everyone who wants to bring a little bit of variety into their Halloween decoration.
9. Knitted Pumpkin Dishcloth Pattern by Knit Picks
This adorable pumpkin will certainly get your kitchen ready for fall! This dishcloth features garter stitch with “outlines” of stockinette to create a reversible fabric that gives the look of a pumpkin from each side.
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10. Knitted Pumpkin Pillow Pattern by Garn Studio
This huge Pumpkin Pillow is the perfect stylish Fall addition to any living space. Use as a pillow decor, or perfect for setting around your fireplace! Impress your family and friends with your knitting skills!
Get the Pattern here
11. Heirloom Twist Pumpkin Knitting Pattern by Eddie And Sofia
This is an easy cable knit pattern for 4 sizes of pumpkins using super-bulky weight yarn — for quick and beautiful results! The color possibilities are endless — solid colors, tweeds, scrappy, and variegated all look great! You can be creative with choosing natural or purchased items for the stems and or leaves. The simple cables add textural interest and a cozy feel.
12. Plaid Pumpkin Knitting Pattern by Knit Equals Joy Designs
Mad about plaid? Knit in the round in a fairly easy Fair Isle design, these pumpkins will complement your fall décor for years to come. This pattern includes several colorwork charts, as well as a striped version which requires no stranding. Experiment with different weights of yarn and different color combinations to add more delightful pumpkins to your pumpkin patch.
13. Knitted Pumpkin Bag Pattern by Scrumbobbly
Collect your candy in style by knitting this cute little pumpkin bag! Knitted on 3.25 mm needles and using 2 x 50g balls of orange DK yarn, finished bag will measure approximately 25cm x 20 cm.
14. Knitted Pumpkin Napkin Rings Pattern by Yarnspirations
The feast is ready and so is your outstanding table setting, including festive pumpkin napkin rings. Why not make a fun set and gift it to your favorite hostess, too?
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15. Pumpkin Potholders Free Knitting Pattern by Knitting And So On
To get into the mood for autumn and to get some cozy decoration, knit yourself a couple of pumpkin shaped potholders. These potholders are knitted all in garter stitch to give them a certain thickness and squishyness.
They are shaped using a combination of short rows and increases/decreases. These potholders can be knit up quickly and you can use any cotton scraps you might have left over from another project.
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16. Pumpkin Tea Cozy Knitting Pattern by Willa Knit Designs
The perfect tea cozy for Fall, this project will keep your tea hot and decorate your table at the same time! This tea cozy is knit flat in two sections and seamed together to fit your teapot, leaving openings for the teapot handle, spout and lid knob.
The ribbed stem covers the opening for the teapot lid knob. Three tendrils of different lengths and a pumpkin leaf are knit and attached to the pumpkin stem.
17. Teeny Tiny Pumpkin Knitting Pattern by Dawn Finney
What a cute little pumpkin! This sweet little accessory will add a teeny tiny spooky touch to, well, absolutely anywhere — and you can knit one up super quickly, making it a great last minute gift.
18. It’s Fall, Ya’ll Pumpkin Knitting Pattern by Knit Equals Joy Designs
It’s Fall, Y’all is created simply by using increases and decreases. The addition of mohair/silk adds a luxurious touch, and silk-wrapped paper adds a fun, almost crispy Fall texture to the stem. The pattern includes instructions for two different pumpkin shapes/sizes so that you can add both to your Fall décor!
19. Munchkin Pumpkin Knitting Pattern by Lauren Aston Designs
This Munchkin Pumpkin is a delightful knitting pattern for your baby or child this Halloween!
This pattern has two sizes, 0-6 months and 6-12 months. The outfit fits like a little dress on smaller babies and more of a top on older children. A pumpkin shaped outfit consisting of a bodice and a balloon pumpkin shaped skirt – you can even add a stalk hat if you want to really complete the outfit!
Suitable for intermediate knitters, the ‘pumpkin’ knit in the round and the bodice back and forth in rows. You can even stitch a spooky face on for even more fun!
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20. Spicy Knit Pumpkins Pattern by Red Heart
These quick knit pumpkins are a cinch to stitch up and you’ll enjoy displaying them throughout the fall season! Bring them to life as shown, or explore this pattern in any color combination that matches your space. Use these clever chevron pumpkins to garnish an autumn wreath, table setting, or other original autumn display. They’re so simple, it’s a pattern you’ll love to share.
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21. Easy Knitted Pumpkin Pattern by ClaireFairallDesigns
These delightful pumpkins are not only quick to make but also incredibly easy. With just a little time and effort, you can create a beautiful collection of pumpkins ready to decorate your home.
The process of making these pumpkins is straightforward. Each pumpkin is knitted flat and then seamed. There are 2 options for making the stalks. You can either knit them flat and seam them, or you can opt for the I-cord method. The pumpkin knitting pattern includes 3 sizes.
22. Braided Pumpkin Knitting Pattern by AutumnShelterMakes
This is an easy pumpkin knitting pattern. It is perfect for those who enjoy knitting cables. The unique braided design will be an impressive piece in your seasonal decorations.
The pattern is written in English and is classified as a medium skill level. A basic understanding of knitting techniques such as casting on, binding off, and knit and purl stitches is necessary to successfully complete this project.
23. Free Pumpkin Knitting Pattern by Sara Heckman
This versatile pattern is designed to accommodate three different yarn weights. This allows you to create pumpkins of varying sizes. Super bulky yarn will produce a chunky knit pumpkin approximately 9 inches across.
Bulky yarn creates a slightly smaller pumpkin of about 8 inches across. If you prefer an even smaller size, worsted weight yarn will create a 4.5 inches pumpkin.
To complement your pumpkin, the i-cord stem is constructed using the same weight yarn you selected for the pumpkin.
Get the Pattern by Sara Heckman Here
24. Pumpkin Patch Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern by DawnCroccoDesigns
This fun baby blanket is not only cosy but also perfect for autumn decor. The blanket features adorable pumpkin blocks, which are conveniently portable for easy knitting on-the-go.
The blanket consists of six whole blocks and four half blocks. To add the finishing touches, the blanket is edged with a seed stitch border worked one side at a time. Completed, the blanket will measure 32 inches (81.28 cm) wide by 40 inches (101.6 cm) long. It is suitable for those with an intermediate skill level.
25. The Wrong Side Knit Pumpkin Pattern by Angie + Britt
This pattern is super easy and beginner-friendly. Once completed, you can finish off the pumpkin however you want.
The pumpkin is knit on US 13 (9 mm) 16″ circular knitting needles. After you have the fabric knit, turn it inside out to get the unique design. Then stuff it, sew it shut, and shape the pumpkin by squishing it.
Get the Pattern by Angie + Britt Here
26. Halloween Pumpkin Tea Cosy Pattern by Cansharkseattoffee
What better way to decorate for autumn than with this lovely Pumpkin tea cosy. The cosy is designed to fit a 6-inch pot.
The cosy is knitted in DK yarn. It will not only keep your tea warm, but also adds a whimsical touch to your seasonal decor.
27. Lil’ Pumpkin Hat Pattern by CraftsbSarahLiz
This adorable Lil’ Pumpkin Hat will become your new favourite autumn accessory. This pumpkin knitting pattern is perfect for little ones and adults alike who love to get in the holiday spirit.
Included are six different sizes, ensuring everyone in the family gets their own hat. With clear instructions, you can confidently create this whimsical and cosy pumpkin hat.
28. Halloween Pumpkin Garland Pattern by Cansharkseattoffee
Get ready to add a festive touch to your autumn decor with this charming pumpkin garland. You can even add expressive faces for Halloween.
The pumpkins are knit flat and stuffed with toy filling and a card or plastic canvas. To complete the garland, you will also need pipe cleaners or other wire to craft the vines.
29. Boxy Knit Pumpkin Pattern by PoppieJoeandCo
The Boxy Pumpkin knitting pattern creates a stylish pumpkin you can use to decorate your home all year long. It would also make a wonderful gift for a friend who loves the fall season.
This pattern introduces a simplified approach to colourwork, making it beginner-friendly. It is written in US standard terms.
30. Ultimate Large Pumpkin Knitting Pattern by Brome Fields
This ultimate large pumpkin knitting pattern was inspired by the cute and trendy pumpkin pillows from Pottery Barn. The pattern is a must-have for your fall home decor. And the best part is, the pattern is free!
The pumpkin pattern comes in three sizes: small, medium, and large. The stem is made with twine, stuffing, and heavy wire.
Get the Pattern by Brome Fields Here
31. Pumpkin Washcloth Knitting Pattern by TheBlueMouse
Add a touch of autumnal flair to your living space with a set of these versatile cotton cloths. Included are instructions for a washcloth, hand towel, and dish towel.
These charming pumpkin cloths are made using a combination of knits and purls. They have reversible designs but look best on the right side. The pattern contains both written instructions and a chart.
32. The Patch Socks Autumn Themed Knitting Pattern by FiberandFernDesigns
Here is the perfect project to help you embrace the cosy vibes of fall. These socks are inspired by a pumpkin patch.
Designed with intermediate knitters in mind, these socks feature German short row heel shaping. The pumpkin knitting pattern includes both written instructions and colourwork charts. You can choose your preferred sock knitting tool for this pattern.
33. Easy Basket Weave Knit Pumpkin Pattern by Love Life Yarn
You can make a set of these adorable pumpkins to use as autumn decorations or housewarming gifts. These pumpkins will add a touch of seasonal joy to your home. For the stem, you can use a cinnamon stick for a delightful scent or a small piece of a branch.
This pumpkin knitting pattern is perfect for knitters of all skill levels. It only uses basic knit and purl stitches. The pumpkin is worked in the round. You have the option to use a long, circular needle with the magic loop method, double-pointed needles, or two circular needles.
Get the Pattern by Love Life Yarn Here
34. Braided Cable Pumpkin Knitting Pattern by TundraKnits
Whether you place this pumpkin on your dining table or use it as a decorative accent, it is certain to bring a smile to your face.
The pattern includes step-by-step instructions and helpful photos. It requires very little yarn, so it is good for using up some of your stash.
35. Pumpkin Patch Sweater Pattern by BadWolfGirlStudios
This pumpkin knitting pattern allows you to create a cosy and stylish sweater perfect for the autumn season. The sweater will add a playful touch to your cold weather wardrobe.
With detailed instructions, this pattern guides you through the knitting process. It includes a variety of sizes so you can get the perfect fit.
36. Knitting Pumpkin Hat Pattern by Emmacrochetdesign4U
Create several of these delightful pumpkin hats to give as gifts to little ones. The hats are sure to bring smiles to the faces of those who wear them. They are fun and festive accessory for the autumn season.
The pumpkin knitting pattern includes various hat sizes from kids to young adults. With its easy knitting process, you will be able to whip up some of these hats in no time.
37. Pumpkins from Mini to XL Knitting Pattern from WinterWoodsHandknits
Start knitting a collection of knitted pumpkins to decorate your home with this versatile pattern. Get creative and have fun experimenting with different colours and sizes.
To make these pumpkins, you will need size US 9 (5.5 mm) double-pointed needles (DPNs) or the appropriate size for your chosen yarn.
Once knitted, simply stuff the pumpkins with polyfill to give them a plump appearance. The smallest pumpkin will measure about 1 inch (2.54 cm) across, while the largest is about 8 inches (20.32 cm) across.
38. Halloween Trick or treat Backpack Pattern by Cansharkseattoffee
Get ready to carry your swag in style with this whimsical pumpkin backpack. Whether you are using it to hide your candy or as a decorative piece, this pumpkin will be a lot of fun to carry. You can even convert it into a crossbody bag by using a long strap.
All the pieces are knit flat. However, due to the number of stitches involved, a circular needle is a must. To make the soft bag, you will want to grab three balls of orange Velvet Lux yarn from Utopia Crafts.
39. Velvet Pumpkin Knitting Pattern by Studio Knit
Create your own festive pumpkin softies with this free pumpkin knitting pattern. Using straight needles and your choice of yarn fibre, you can make a wide variety of pumpkins. You will be amazed at how quickly they work up.
Get the Pattern by Studio Knit Here
40. Knitted Pumpkin Treat Bag Pattern by Scrumbobbly
This pumpkin bag will become a delightful accessory that can be enjoyed for many seasons to come. Whether you are looking to add a playful touch to a Halloween costume or simply want a unique bag for your candy, this pumpkin knitting pattern is perfect.
Using 3.25 mm needles and 2 x 50 g balls of orange DK yarn, you can create a cute and functional bag. The completed bag will measure approximately 9.84 inches (25 cm) x 7.87 inches (20 cm).
41. Cute Little Pumpkin Patch Pattern by NimbleNeedlez
Create a little indoor pumpkin patch with this fun knitting pattern. It is perfect for Halloween and other autumn-inspired table decorations.
You have the option to knit a simple pumpkin with a little stem at the top, or create a full patch by adding vines and leaves. The shaping is done by simple decreases and increases. Minimal sewing is required.
GET READY TO MAKE YOUR OWN PUMPKIN PATCH WITH THESE PUMPKIN KNITTING PATTERNS AND ENJOY THE GLORIOUS TEXTURE AND COLORS OF THE FALL.
If you are looking for more festive and seasonal patterns, check out:
- Christmas Tree Skirt Knitting Patterns
- Knitted Cakes Patterns
- Christmas Tree Knitting Patterns
- Gnome Knitting Patterns
- Christmas Wreath Knitting Patterns
Go on now, pick one or all and get started working on these great pumpkin knitting patterns!