Pumpkin Head (small) by Clare Doornbos
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Pumpkin Head (small)

September 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
6.5 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
40 - 50 yards (37 - 46 m)
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Knit your own cuddly pumpkin heads (2.5” tall). This pumpkin head is easy to make and would be a great Halloween gift, decoration or party favor.

For an ADVANCED BEGINNER knitter. The pumpkin is mostly knitted flat on straight needles using short row shaping (fully explained in the pattern). The stalk is knitted on dpns using i-cord.

Garter (knit) Stitch
Short Row Shaping (explained in pattern)
Some basic embroidery

40 yards of orange worsted weight yarn
Scrap of green worsted weight yarn (approximately 1 yard)
US size 5 (3.75 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
US size 5 (3.75 mm)double pointed needles (dpns)
Scrap of brown yarn (approximately 1 yard)
2 buttons
Handful of fiberfill (Stuffing)
Tapestry needle

HINTS AND TIPS to help you with this pattern are available on my blog http://nattyknitter.wordpress.com this is mentioned in the pattern.