Large Colorwork Pumpkins

Large Colorwork Pumpkins, inspired by a love of all things Fall and an enduring love of colorwork.  This softee pattern is just pure fun to knit and creates a lovely work of art. One pattern, four motifs.

The pattern is available in my Ravelry store for $5.00.  This button will take you right to checkout:

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This pumpkin is pretty much life-sized, about 12 by 12 inches, depending on which motif you choose and how much stuffing you use. Knit using worsted weight yarn on size 5 needles, you will need about 200 yds each of two contrasting colors and some scrap yarn for the tendrils. You will also need fiberfill – my favorite after making three of these is Cluster Stuff by Morning Glory. And the button! While the button is optional, I think it really adds personality to each pumpkin.  Within the pattern are instructions for the various increases, decreases and i-cord. However, the pattern does presume that you have a working knowledge of colorwork and working in the round.

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This button is a ceramic button from One of a Kind Buttons.  Her buttons are fabulous!
Carla's
I have added more detail to the Haunted Village motif since this pumpkin was knitted.
My pumpkin pic by Wanda
You can knit this pattern using sock yarn and US Size 1 or 2 needles. This pumpkin ended up being about 6 or 7 inches in diameter.
Paula
Use optional top to make an oblong pumpkin

Enjoy!