Hand holding a large knitted pumpkin in rust coloured yarn with a mustard knitted pumpkin in the background with scattered nuts and leaves

Free Pumpkin Knitting Pattern: Bibbity Bobbity Pumpkins

Hello my lovely friends. I hope you are all feeling inspired and creative. Throughout Autumn or Fall, I really love to see all the pumpkins appearing on my Instagram feed, and it inspired me to create a pumpkin pattern to share with you, so that you too can knit a pumpkin from my free pumpkin knitting pattern.

Hand knitted pumpkin in rust coloured yarn with mustard pumpkin in background

We even passed a pumpkin field last week which was right next to the motorway, and it made me squeal with delight (I admit a little bit unnecessarily) and I think it’s because here in the UK we’re a little bit late to the pumpkin party. Traditionally, when I was a young girl, we would use turnips instead (although not quite as aesthetically pleasing or smelling – not to mention hard to hollow out!!!).

Hand knitted pumpkin in cream yarn with mustard snd rust pumpkin in background

Introducing my free pumpkin knitting pattern

So without further ado, I’m so pleased to be sharing this really easy free pumpkin knitting pattern with you for these adorable pumpkins. They’re so cute and slightly addictive, but most of all they’re great fun to make, and before you know it you’ll have a whole pumpkin patch.

Like most of my patterns, I aim to keep things simple so that you can really enjoy the flow of your knitting. With just a few basic stitches (knit and purl) you will able to create your own pumpkin in no time at all. 

I used a 50g ball of King Cole yarn (which was sent to me to try) and I used it held double to create a really squishy fabric. I only needed one 50g ball to make the large pumpkin and so it’s a good economical make at around £1 per ball. It would make a great gift and you could use a cinnamon stick instead of a yarn stalk to make it smell really nice. Just push it firmly into the little indent/hole at the top of the pumpkin.

Hand knitted pumpkin in rust coloured yarn with mustard pumpkin in background

You can also dive into your stash and find those gorgeous autumnal left overs and the great thing is that you can use any yarn at all. Whether it’s Chunky or 4ply, Aran or Double Knitting, Wool, Cotton, Mohair or Acrylic – absolutely anything will be perfect. And if you don’t have any thicker yarns, just use a thinner yarn held double.

All you need to do is to make sure that you use a smaller needle size than you would normally use for the yarn, so that the stitches are slightly smaller and tighter (so that the stuffing doesn’t show through).

I found the best options were Chunky/Aran yarn, or Double Knitting yarn held double.

Where to download my free pumpkin knitting pattern

You can find the pattern over on Ravelry (the link will take you directly to the download).


Please read the copyright terms, which apply globally, before downloading your pattern:

This pattern is published under copyright to me ©Lynne Rowe 2020 and is for your own personal use only. Feel free to sell items made from this pattern for charity fundraising purposes, or to gift to family and friends. Selling small numbers for profit is only allowed with permission. Please email lynne@knitcrochetcreate.com for permission to sell in small numbers. By downloading or using this pattern, you agree to these terms

Click to download your free pattern

I would absolutely love to see your pumpkins, so feel free to share them on Ravelry or on Instagram (@the_woolnest) or Facebook (@thewoolnest).

If you’re not getting out and about at the moment, then these will be a slight distraction I hope. Happy pumpkin knitting and have a fab October.

Lynne xx 

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  1. Sandy Gray says:

    I have been trying to download your free pumpkin pattern, but Ravelry takes me to your web page and your web page takes me back to Ravelry. Can you email me your pattern please? Thanks!

    1. Hi Sandy, I’ve fixed it now – thank you for alerting me and apologies. When you click the link it will open the file to download, Lynne

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