Velvet Pumpkins by Kristen McDonnell

Velvet Pumpkins

Knitting
October 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
10 - 100 yards (9 - 91 m)
11-inch to 24-inch circumference
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This pattern is available for free.

I had the idea to knit a Velvet Pumpkin as soon as I got my hands on the new Bernat Velvet yarn. Now that we’re in the Autumn season, I thought it would be fun to try knitting up velvet pumpkins, too. With so many pretty colors to chose among, you will enjoy decorating your home in touchably soft velvet pumpkins throughout the holidays… a new tradition for seasonal Halloween and Thanksgiving home decor!

PUMPKIN SIZES
These sizes are approximations when using size 7 US knitting needles and bulky weight yarn. Smaller or larger sizes can also be achieved by changing your needle size and yarn gauge.
MINI: 11″ circumference / 2″ height
SMALL: 15″ circumference / 2.5″ height
MEDIUM: 20″ circumference / 3.5″ height
LARGE: 24″ circumference / 4″ height

MATERIALS
Recommended Yarn: Bernat Velvet. Bulky Size #5 Weight Yarn (10 – 100 yards)
Polyfill, or any stuffing of your choice
2 Straight Knitting Needles or Circulars 7 US / 4.5 mm
2 Double Pointed Needles 7 US / 4.5 mm
Tapestry Needle – Clover Chibi Jumbo Bent Tip Darning Needle Set
Scissors – Gold Stork Crane Scissors

KNITTING TECHNIQUES
• Slip Knot
• CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
• I-Cord
• K = Knit Stitch
• P = Purl Stitch
• KFB = Knit Front + Back to Increase
• K2TOG = Knit 2 Sts Together to Decrease
• Bind Off
• Weave in Yarn Tails