Halloween Pumpkins

I’ve fallen under the spell of the Halloween pumpkin it would seem!  So much so that I’ve been looking for ways to make little pumpkins to use for keyrings or for potential trick or treat gifts!

Anyway, I found a little pattern for a garter stitch pumpkin in a Jean Greenhowe jiffy knit booklet.  It’s really cute, so I made one, but it wasn’t quite what I was after.  So I decided to try something else.  I knitted a strip of stocking stitch in orange, joined the cast on and cast-off edges together, then gathered up the row ends, stuffing as I went.  It made a little slightly flattened ball.  I then used some more orange yarn to make segments in the ball.  I completed the pumpkin with a crochet chain in green to make a stalk.

Sample pumpkins

I took both pumpkins to school for a straw poll.  Which looks most pumpkin-like?  The one on the right was the winner, so I have made some more and added split rings for keyrings.

The original one has had a face added and been given to my daughter to play with.

Which do you think looks most like a pumpkin?  I’d love to know.

I’m going to have a go at making some more from felt and turning them into a Halloween garland!

Happy spooky crafting