I see so many cute little pumpkin patterns online, but I wanted an extra small one so that my kitten can get in on the fall/Halloween fun! Here is the pattern I whipped up!
I used an F(3.75MM) hook and Red Heart Super Saver Yarn.
Rnd 1: Sc 8 into a magic ring. (8sc)
Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around. (16sc)
Rnd 3: (Sc, 2sc) around. (24sc)
Rnd 4-6: Sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 7: (Sc, dec) around. (16sc)
Rnd 8: Dec around. (8sc)
Rnd 9: Decrease to close. (About 4sc) Fasten off leaving tail long enough to shape the pumpkin.
Shaping the pumpkin: Feed the yarn through the center up and down a few times, pulling tight to make the pumpkin flatter and less of a sphere, and it should look kind of sunken into the middle. You’ll do the yarn up and down through the center a few times like that, and then tie a knot to keep it firmly sunken in the center. Then you create the five indentions around the pumpkin. You will loop the yarn from the center on the top around the outside of the pumpkin, and feed it back into the center bottom and pull just tight enough to indent the pumpkin. You do that a total of five times to give the pumpkin its shape. After the last loop, tie a secure knot and weave in the ends.
Note: If you misjudge how much yarn you need and make it too short, simply tie it off with as much as you have, add more yarn by tying it to the bottom/center, and continue looping where you left off. I do that all the time. I just cut the end and forget to leave a tail, and then I’m like, “Doh! I needed a long tail to make this sphere more of a flat pumpkin shape and add those indentions! UGH!”
Stem: Ch 4, sl st in the 2nd ch from hook and the last two chains. Tie onto the pumpkin very well with several knots if you mean to give the pumpkin to a pet to chew on so they don’t rip this part or the leaf off and try to eat it, little stinkers, and weave in the ends.
Leaf: Ch 6. Beginning in 2nd ch from hook, sl st, sc, hdc, sl st, sl st. Pivot to work back up the leaf, sl st, hdc, sc, sl st. Fasten off leaving tail long enough to sew securely to pumpkin.
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