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Autumn Gourds | Knitting Pattern

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Hello!! It's still autumn, which means it's gourd season. Decorative pumpkins are just the things I want to make and have around throughout the moody autumn days.


I've created a few patterns for gourds and pumpkins so you can have a bountiful harvest! Need a cozy project to use up your leftover yarn? I've got you.


The pumpkins are simply knitted on dpns or circular needles, and filled with soft poly stuffing. Grab a comforting beverage and some knitting needles, and let's go!


I've attached the pdf version here, for easy printing.


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M a t e r i a l s


• Worsted weight yarn

• 4: Size US 9 (5.5 mm) double pointed knitting needles

• 2: Size US 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed knitting needles

• 2: Size US 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles

• A yarn needle

• A stitch marker, or a scrap of yarn

• Polyester filling


A b r e v i a t i o n K e y


CO - cast on

STS - stitches

DPNS - double pointed needles

K1 - knit 1 stitch

K2 - knit 2 stitches

K2TOG - knit 2 stitches together

K3TOG - knit 3 stitches together

SSK - slip slip knit (slip 2 stitches and knit them together)

P1 - purl 1 stitch

P2 - purl 2 stitches

KFB - knit front + back (increase)

M2 - make 2 stitches

M3 - make 3 stitches

MB - make bobble (explained further below)

WS - wrong side of the work

RS - right side of the work


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R I B B E D P U M P K I N -


• Worsted weight yarn | 4 size 9 (5.5 mm) double pointed needles, or circular needles

• 2 size 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed needles, for the stem

• A yarn needle

CO 40 sts with the size 9 dpns.


Join for round. (14.13.13 stitch distribution on dpns) Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round, if you wish.


Work 1x1 Rib Stitch as follows;


⁕k1, p1; repeat from ⁕ to end.


Knit in Rib Stitch until you've done 15 rows total, or until desired height.


Cast off. Cut a lengthy tail (at least 10 in.), thread through every other stitch of the last knitted row and sew the cast off end closed, fill with stuffing, close up the cast on end.


Sew through the center of the top and bottom a couple times and pull, to add some contour to the pumpkin.


Fasten off and weave in ends.



S T E M -


With the size 7 dpns, CO 5 sts.


Knit 6 rows of i-cord (longer if desired).



Cast off.


Stitch the cast on edge shut. Sew the open end to your pumpkin. Fasten off and weave in ends.


✹ You can change the weight of yarn and the needles you use to make different sized pumpkins


For example, I knitted a pumpkin with two strands of worsted together, another pumpkin with a strand of worsted and a strand of sport weight together. Size up to size 10.5 (6.5 mm) needles for two worsted strands; size up to size 10 (6 mm) needles for a worsted strand and sport or sock weight.



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B U M P Y P U M P K I N -


• Worsted weight yarn | 4 size 9 (5.5 mm) double pointed needles, or circular needles;

• 2 size 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed needles, for the stem

• A yarn needle

• Stitch marker


A note about this pattern: the bobbles are different sizes to give a more interesting effect. These bobbles will be indicated by the abbreviation mb (make bobble), as well as some numbers in parenthesis ex. (3x3) denoting the size of the bobble. The first number being the sts created for the bobble, the second number being the amount of rows knitted or purled before the decreasing row.


✹ MB(3x3) - insert needle as if to knit the next stitch, m3 (knit through the front, knit through the back, knit through the front), turn work purl all 3 sts, turn work knit all sts, turn work purl all sts, turn work k3tog, replace the last stitch of the bobble onto the left needle and knit it.


✹ MB(2x1) - insert needle as if to knit the next stich, m2 (knit through the front, knit through the back), turn work purl 2 sts, turn work k2tog, replace the last stitch onto the left needle and knit it.


Within the pattern you'll see a set of k1 p1 and then x2. This just saves space and makes it less confusing to read. X2 meaning you repeat those sts. For example:


K1 p1 x2 = k1, p1, k1, p1


K1 p1 x3 = k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1


The same concept applies when you see p1 k1 x2 or x3. This tells you to start with a purl stitch rather than a knit.



B U M P Y P U M P K I N -


CO 40 sts with size 9 dpns.


Join for round. (14.13.13 stitch distribution on dpns) Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round.


Work Irish Moss as follows;


Row 1: ⁕k1, p1; rep from ⁕ to end.

Row 2: ⁕k1, p1; rep from to end.

Row 3: ⁕p1, k1; rep from to end.

Row 4: ⁕p1, k1; rep from to end.


Repeat rows 1-4, 3 times.


With the tail of the cast on edge, sew the bottom shut (same method as in the ribbed pumpkin pattern) and fill with stuffing as you go. This makes it easier as you knit.


Now we work in various sized bobbles for the bumps;


1st Bobble Row: k1, p1, MB(3x3), p1 k1 x2, MB(2x1), k1, p1, k1, MB(2x1), k1 p1 x2, k1, MB(3x3), k1 p1 x2, MB(2x1), p1, k1, p1, MB(3x3), p1 k1 x2, MB(2x1), k1, p1, MB(3x3), p1 k1 x2, MB(2x1).


Moss Row: ⁕k1, p1; rep from ⁕ to end.


Moss Row: ⁕p1, k1; rep from ⁕ to end.


2nd Bobble Row: MB(3x3), k1 p1 x2, MB(2x1), p1 k1 x2, MB(3x3), k1, p1, k1, MB(2x1), k1 p1 x2, k1, MB(3x3), k1 p1 x2, MB(2x1), p1, k1, p1, MB(2x1) p1 k1 x3, p1, MB(3x3), p1, k1.


Moss Row: ⁕k1, p1; rep from ⁕ to end.


3rd Bobble Row: k1, p1, MB(2x1), p1, k1, MB(3x3), k1, p1, MB(3x3) p1, k1, MB(2x1), k1, p1, MB(3x3), p1, k1, MB(2x1), k1, p1, MB(2x1), p1, k1, MB(3X3), k1, p1, MB(2x1), p1, k1, MB(3x3), k1, p1, MB(2x1), p1, k1, MB(2x1), k1, p1, MB(2x1), p1.


Moss Row: ⁕p1, k1; rep from ⁕ to end.


Dec Row: ⁕ssk, k3; rep from ⁕ to end.


4th Bobble Row: ⁕k2, MB(2x1); rep from ⁕ to last 2 sts, k2.


Last Row: ⁕k1, p1; rep from ⁕ to end.


Cast off. Cut a lengthy tail (at least 10 in.), thread through every other stitch and sew the top shut.

Sew through the center of the top and bottom a couple times and pull, to flatten the pumpkin.


Fasten off and weave in end.




S T E M -


With the size 7 dpns, CO 10 sts.


Knit 6 rows of i-cord (longer if desired).



Cast off.


Stitch the cast on edge shut. Sew the open end to your pumpkin. Twist the stem, and stitch in place. Fasten off and weave in ends.


✹ You can change the weight of yarn and the needles you use to make different sized pumpkins


For example, I knitted a pumpkin with two strands of worsted together, another pumpkin with a strand of worsted and a strand of sport weight together. Size up to size 10.5 (6.5 mm) needles for two worsted strands; size up to size 10 (6 mm) needles for a worsted strand and sport or sock weight.




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G O O S E N E C K G O U R D -


• Worsted weight yarn | 4 size 9 (5.5 mm) double pointed needles, or circular needles;

• 2 size 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed needles, for the stem

• A yarn needle

• Stitch marker


You can use a contrasting color to create striping, like you see in these photos.


CO 8 sts with pinhole cast on, using the size 9 dpns.


N O T E: Thread the tail through to the outside, for easy sewing later


Distribute sts (4.2.2) and prepare to knit in the round.


Row 1: knit all

Row2: kfb every stitch. (16 sts)

Rows 3-4: knit all. (2 rounds)


I redistribute my sts for easy handling (6.5.5) but you don't have to do this.


Row 5: kfb every stitch. (32 sts)

Rows 6-9: knit all. (4 rounds)

Row 10: kfb every stitch. (64 sts)


Knit 4 rows.


Fill with stuffing as you go. Now we decrease.



Row 1: ⁕ssk, k3; rep from ⁕ to last 4 sts: ssk, k2. (51 sts)

Row 2: knit all.

Row 3: ssk to last stitch: k1. (26 sts)


Knit 10 rows.


⁕k3, ssk; rep to last stitch: k1. (21 sts)


Knit 13 rows.


⁕ssk, k3; rep to last stitch: k1. (17 sts)


Knit 10 rows.


Cut a lengthy tail, and draw through the stitches. Pull closed, sew the top shut, and draw the tail through the length of the gourd, add a stitch to anchor the yarn, and adjust the tension to shape the bend. Fasten off and weave in ends.




S T E M -


With the size 7 dpns, CO 4 sts.


Knit 5 rows of i-cord.


⁕kfb, k1; x2 (6 sts)


Knit 2 rows


⁕kfb, k1; x3. (9 sts)


Knit all.


Cast off. Turn up the bottom edge, and sew on the flared edges of the base of the stem to the top of the gourd. Take the cast on tail and draw it down through the stem. Twist the stem and stitch in place. Fasten off, and weave in the ends.


Secure and sew up the bottom with the cast on tail. Sew a bit of the stem color to the bottom of the gourd, if you'd like.


✹ You can change the weight of yarn and the needles you use to make different sized pumpkins


For example, I knitted a pumpkin with two strands of worsted together, another pumpkin with a strand of worsted and a strand of sport weight together. Size up to size 10.5 (6.5 mm) needles for two worsted strands; size up to size 10 (6 mm) needles for a worsted strand and sport or sock weight.



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T A L L P U M P K I N -


• Light worsted weight yarn | 2 size 7 (4.5 mm) straight needles;

• 2 size 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed needles, for the stem

• A yarn needle


I designed this pattern mostly for the color variation in my yarn, so that you get vertical color changes rather than horizontal. Though, it works nicely for solid colors as well.


The Delicata Squash I made was an adaptation of this pattern for the tall pumpkin. All you need is to adjust the number of stitches cast on, and rows knitted. Then I sewed and crocheted on the dark green contrasting stripes in a purposefully messy way, for a more natural look.


P U M P K I N -


CO 40 sts (or however many sts you need to make it as tall as you'd like, + a few sts on either side; seam allowance)


This pumpkin is knitted flat, on straight needles.


Row 1 (WS): knit all.

Row 2 (RS): purl all.

Row 3 (WS): knit all.

Row 4 (RS): purl all.

Row 5 (WS): knit all.

Row 6 (RS): purl all.

Row 7 (WS): knit all.


Row 8 (RS, RIDGE): knit all.


Repeat rows 1-8, 9 times. (More for a stout pumpkin)


Knit more rows or less, to change the width of the finished pumpkin.


Cast off. Sew the cast on and cast on and cast off ends, right sides together. Using a crochet hook to stitch up the seam makes it quick and easy.




Turn right side out, and sew up the bottom (alternating stitches, and pull shut); fill with stuffing; sew the top closed in the same manner; secure and draw the yarn down through the pumpkin, anchoring the top to the bottom -- you may need a pair of pliers to help pull the needle through, depending on how tall you made the pumpkin


Finish off and weave in the ends.




S T E M -


With the size 7 dpns, CO 10 sts.


Knit 9 rows of i-cord. (Longer if desired)


Cast off. Stitch the cast on edge shut. Sew the open end to your pumpkin. Twist the stem, and stitch in place. Fasten off and weave in ends.


✹ You can change the weight of yarn and the needles you use to make different sized pumpkins


For example, I knitted a pumpkin with two strands of worsted together, another pumpkin with a strand of worsted and a strand of sport weight together. Size up to size 10.5 (6.5 mm) needles for two worsted strands; size up to size 10 (6 mm) needles for a worsted strand and sport or sock weight.



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There we are, four cute and versatile patterns for autumn pumpkins. Please let me know if you're having any troubles with these patterns.


I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving! 🍂


Until next time ❤️


Xo,


The Grey's Posy Team

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