If you think September 22 marks the first day of Fall, you’re wrong. Forget about seasons and equinoxes, Starbucks now decides when Fall starts, and it’s whichever day of the year they first premiere the pumpkin spice latte again. I may be too health conscious to actually drink one, but per Starbucks’ cue, I threw my fall wreath on my door on September 1, 93° heat and all.
And just like my front door, I’m ready to deck out the rest of my home with cute fall decor! And what better way than a diy knitted pumpkin? I love this project because you can easily make the pumpkins to coordinate with the colors of your home. Pink pumpkins, teal pumpkins, striped pumpkins? Why not! They’re also a great conversation piece or even a great gift.
In this post, I’ve rounded up 5 Pumpkin Patterns to Knit this Fall.
All of these patterns are easy enough for beginner knitters, and they only take a couple hours to complete. In no time at all, you’ll have a totally unique knit pumpkin to decorate your house for fall.
Can’t knit? I’ve even included an option that requires no knitting skills whatsoever! But if you’re interested in learning to knit, check out my free guide –> Learn to Knit in an Hour.
If you’re an intermediate to advanced knitter, get creative with color-work by adding stripes or fair isle patterns for a true statement piece! And don’t think you have to make small pumpkins for a table top, because these projects are easily adaptable.. use giant needles and bulky yarn for instant gratification. Bonus points if you make a huge pumpkin pouf for your living room!
I love this free pattern by Knit Picks and have used it many times. It has both a knit and crochet option. Follow the link above for the free pattern
Here’s a knit pumpkin that requires zero knitting skills! It’s made using a thrifted sweater and a hot glue gun to add the twig stem! Click the link above to get the diy tutorial from Alexandra Hedin.
This pattern from DROPS Design is worked flat and even includes video tutorials incase you get lost. The garter stitch effect is a nice textural change from the standard stockinette or reverse-stockinette.
You’ll need a Ravelry account to access this free pattern by Jan Lewis. This is an intermediate pattern worked in the round with a nice icord stem and leaf detail! If you don’t have a Ravelry account, check out my post about Why Every Knitter Needs a Ravelry Account. Ravelry is free to join, and it’s an invaluable community and resource for knitters.
This is the cutest dishcloth to get your kitchen ready for fall! Knit it in cotton yarn for a washable, reusable dishcloth.