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Mini Colorwork Pumpkins

I love fall.  It is my favorite season of the year.   I love fall colors.  I love the way the slanting rays of the dwindling sun cast a golden glow over everything.  I love pumpkins, gourds, many-colored ornamental corn, fall apples, fresh apple cider.  I love the crisp evening air that signals fall’s arrival.  I love trips to the pumpkin patch, carving pumpkins, pumpkin bars.  Truly, I love everything about fall.  And even though we’re not quite there yet, something about today’s weather made me think about fall.  Which made me think about fall decorating.

Last year, I wrote this little pattern for fall.  Of course, I didn’t see my inspiration for it until fall was already in full swing, so the pattern was released late, right around Halloween.  This year, I want to share it now so knitters will have time to make the pumpkin, or several, in time for Halloween and/or fall decorating.

Inspiration for the Mini Colorwork Pumpkins. When I saw this in the store, I realized that knitting patterns featuring the motifs right on the pumpkin itself were few to none.


Colorwork pumpkin in black and gold. I love this color combination:

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Jen made this fun colorwork pumpkin with spider. I love how she integrated it into her fall decorating!  Several spider charts are included in the pattern.


Meg made this lovely pumpkin with tonal yarns:


Pattern details:

Quick and easy, Mini Colorwork Pumpkins are perfect for Fall, whether you want to decorate for Halloween or Thanksgiving. Make several in different colors and yarn weights, and choose from 6 different charted designs. At about 3 1/2 inches tall and 3 inches in diameter, they knit up very quickly.

Charts include Mini Spiders, Mini Spiders Alternating, Booooooo, Art Nouveau Leaves, Tall Spiders and More Tall Spiders.

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4 thoughts on “Mini Colorwork Pumpkins

  1. I love fall as much as you! I find my color preferences are starting to turn to deep oranges, mustards and reds. Your post makes me want to knit more mini pumpkins!!

  2. Fall is just the best! I love the colors you’re thinking of. Thanks! Writing the post put me in the fall mood, and made me want to knit a few more mini pumpkins, too!!

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