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The Perfect Knit Pumpkin Centerpiece!

You might have seen the pictures of our Leisure Arts Halloween festivities yesterday! (If you haven't seen them, click here!) If you have a watchful crafter's eye, one thing might have stuck out to you. This Knit Pumpkin!

Crochet Pumpkin Leisure Arts! Halloween Knit Pumpkin - Leisure Arts

 

Isn't this adorable? The soft yarn and muted orange makes this plushy pumpkin perfect for a warm Fall dinner setting. As a special treat from us, we're giving you this Knit Pumpkin pattern FOR FREE! Here's how it's done:

 

THE KNIT PUMPKIN

Stem and Top

With Brown, tie beginning yarn between the third and fourth st to form a ring.

Rnds 1-3: Knit around.

Rnd 4: Increase in each st around: 6 sts.

Rnd 5: Beginning with the next loop bind of 6 sts, place marker in remaining st.

Rnd 6: Beginning with the next loop, (increase in next bind off st, pick up one in next st) around: 9 sts and one marked st.

Rnd 7: Beginning with marked st, bind off 9 sts, place marker in remaining st.

Rnd 8: Beginning with next loop, increase in each bind of st around: 18 sts and one marked st.

Rnd 9: Beginning with marked st, bind off 18 sts, cut yarn after second working loop and pull through remaining st.

Body

Rnd 1: Join Orange and pick up one loop in each bind off st: 18 sts.

Rnd 2: Beginning with next loop, bind off 18 sts, place marker in remaining st.

Rnd 3: Beginning with next loop, (pick up in next bind off st, increase in next bind off st) around: 27 sts and one marked st.

Rnd 4: Leaving marked st unworked, knit each st around.

Rnd 5: Beginning with marked st, bind off 27 sts, place marker in remaining st.

Rnd 6: Beginning with next loop, (pick up in next 2 bind off sts, increase in next bind off st) around: 36 sts and one marked st.

Rnd 7: Leaving marked st unworked, knit each st around.

Rnd 8: Beginning with marked st, bind off 36 sts, place marker in remaining st.

Rnd 9: Beginning with next loop, (increase in next bind off st, pick up in next 3 bind off sts) around: 45 sts and one marked st.

Rnd 10: Leaving marked st unworked, knit each st around.

Rnd 11: Beginning with marked st, bind off 45 sts, place marker in remaining st.

Rnd 12: Beginning with next loop, pick up one st in each bind off st around: 45 sts and one marked st.

Rnd 13: Leaving marked st unworked, knit each st around.

Rnd 14: Beginning with marked st, bind off 45 sts, place marker in remaining st.

Rnds 15-26: Repeat Rnds 12-14, 4 times.

Rnd 27: Beginning with next loop, pick up one st in each bind off st around: 45 sts and one marked st.

Rnd 28: Leaving marked st unworked, (K2 tog, K7) around: 40 sts and one marked st.

Rnd 29: Beginning with marked st, bind off 40 sts, place marker in remaining st.

Rnd 30: Beginning with next loop, pick up one st in each bind off st around: 40 sts and one marked st.

Rnd 31: Leaving marked st unworked, (K6, K2 tog) around: 35 sts and one marked st.

Rnd 32: Beginning with marked st, bind off 35 sts, place marker in remaining st.

Rnd 33: Beginning with next loop, pick up one st in each bind off st around: 35 sts and one marked st.

Rnd 34: Leaving marked st unworked, (K2 tog, K5) around: 30 sts and one marked st.

Rnd 35: Beginning with marked st, bind off 30 sts, place marker in remaining st.

Rnd 36: Beginning with next loop, pick up one st in each bind off st around: 30 sts and one maked st.

Rnd 37: Leaving marked st unworked, (K3, K2 tog) around: 24 sts and one marked st.

Rnd 38: Beginning with marked st, bind off 24 sts, place marker in remaining st.

Rnd 39: Beginning with next loop, pick up one st in each bind off st around: 24 sts and one marked st.

Rnd 40: Leaving marked st unworked, K2 tog around: 12 sts and one marked st.

Rnd 41: Beginning with marked st, bind off 12 sts, place marker in remaining st.

Rnd 42: Beginning with next loop, pick up one st in each bind off st around: 12 sts and one marked st.

Rnd 43: Leaving marked st unworked, K2 tog around: 6 sts.

Rnd 44: Beginning with marked st, bind off 6 sts; cut yarn 6 loops past the last worked st. Cut loops open to form a long end.

Thread yarn needle with long end and weave through bound off sts; gather tightly and secure end.

OPTIONAL JACK O' LANTERN FACE

Eye (Make 2)

With Black, cast on 4 sts.

Row 1: K2 tog twice: 2 sts.

Row 2: K2 tog; cut yarn 6 loops past the last worked st. Cut loops open to form a long end.

Mouth

With Black and beginning with 13th loop, pull 12th loop through 13th loop, pull 11th loop through 12th loop, work in same manner using all loops from cast on; cut yarn 8 loops past the last worked st. 

Cut loops open to form a long end.

Using photo as a guide, attach facial featured.

 

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Ta-Da! You have yourself a perfect centerpiece that can last you through the entire season of Fall. The best part about this pattern is that you can make just the Pumpkin base, or you can add the Jack O' Lantern face for Halloween! The versatility in this design is what makes it a perfect project to take on, no matter the skill level.

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