Knit Plush Pumpkin Pattern & Video

How to Knit a Pumpkin Plushie | Free Pattern and Video Tutorial by Vickie Howell Courtesy of Knitter's Pride #knitpumpkin #thanksgivingdecor

Knit Pumpkin Plush

On this week’s episode of Ask Me Monday I show how to make a super chunky, knit plush pumpkin. These softie cuties make great hostess gifts for Fall parties, Thanksgiving decor, teachers gifts, and more. Watch the episode, nab the pattern below, then make your own. Tag @vickiehowell with your FO pics, too!


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Approx 60 yds, Super Bulky Yarn (I used this)

Knitter’s Pride U.S. 17, 16″ Ginger Circular Needle

Knitter’s Pride Wool Needle

Polyfil Stuffing

Small branch

Hot Glue Gun

Felt scraps, Embroidery Floss & Needle (optional)


Approx 9″ wide x 4  12” tall (excluding stem)

Want a different sized pumpkin? Simply change your gage by going up or down in yarn and needle size!


M1 = Make 1 stitch (increase)
Insert right-hand needle into the loop of the next stitch on the left-hand needle on the round below; place loop on left-hand needle; knit that stitch.


CO 32 sts. Join rnd, taking care not to twist.

Rnds 1-8: Knit.

Rnd 9: K2, M1, [k4, M1] until last 2 sts, k2  –40 sts

Rnds 10-13: Knit.

Rnd 14: K 1, k2tog, [k3, k2tog] until last 2 sts, k2. –32 sts

Rnds 15-22: Knit.

Cut yarn, leaving an approx 24″ tail. Using Wool Needle, thread tail through live stitches letting them fall off the needles. Pull to cinch shut, leaving an opening for stem. This will be the pumpkin top.


Stuff piece. Using a long strand of yarn and Wool Needle, pinch, cinch and sew opening shut.

Using the Wool needle and the long tail from the opposite end, sew 4 long stitches around, from top to bottom of the pumpkin, pulling so that the plush indents.

Weave in ends.

Insert branch piece through hole at the top, burying part of it in the stuffing. Hot glue into place.

OPTIONAL: Cut out leaf-shape pieces of felt. Using embroidery needle and thread, embroider leaf lines on one felt piece. Hand-sew leaves onto pumpkin top.

Are you a crocheter? Here’s a crochet Plush Pumpkin pattern for you.

(Simply go up to a 12mm hook and chunky yarn to get a larger pumpkin like my knit version!)

As always, you can find all episodes of this series under the Ask Me Monday playlist on the Videos section of my Facebook page. Enjoy! 

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