Knit or Treat: How to Make a (Super Easy) Giant Knit Pumpkin for Halloween


Knit or Treat: How to Make a (Super Easy) Giant Knit Pumpkin for Halloween

Want to make a giant knit pumpkin for fall / Halloween?! It’s A LOT easier than you think AND you can use your hands instead of knitting needles. Click through to find out how this giant pumpkin was made.

The only part of this giant pumpkin DIY that you have to knit to make one of your own is the stem! The base is actually a knit ottoman pouf that I bought from Amazon. Surprise! Which means this project will take all of ten minutes to recreate and you can remove the stem after Halloween and use it as a regular ottoman. Bam!

Want to make one. Here’s what you’ll need to make your own…

How to make a giant knit pumpkin for Halloween

Materials for Giant Knit Pumpkin DIY

  • knit ottoman pouf (there are tons of colors on Amazon)
  • yarn in your desired stem color (I used grey)
  • scissors

How to Make a Giant Knit Pumpkin

1. Create a slip knot and place it around the thumb of your non-dominant hand.

2. Weave the yarn around your fingers (omitting your thumb). Start by going behind your pointer finger and wrap the yard by weaving frontward and backward around each finger. Once you get to your pinky, wrap it and continue the alternating weaving until you get back to your pointer finger. Do this twice so that you end up with two rows of loops around each finger.

3. Starting with your pointer finger, pull the bottom loop over the top loop and over the top of your finger, guiding it to the back of your finger. Do this with each finger.

4. Now you will have just one loop one each left. Add another row of loops, by alternating weaving toward your pinky and back down to your pointer finger.

5. Continue step 3 and 4 until you have a weaving that is about 20 inches long.

6. To secure the weaving, remove the loops from your fingers and thread the remaining yarn through them and pull tight.

So that’s it. What so you think? Would you make one of these? They’d look really cute in a kids room or just around the house as decoration for the season.

How to make a giant knit pumpkin for Halloween

How to make a giant knit pumpkin for Halloween

Photography Cori Maass

Are you a fan of this giant knit pumpkin DIY? Yay or nay?! Let me know.













15 comments | Click here to reply

This looks so cool! I really thought I’d have to knit the whole pumpkin, but this way it’s even better!
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Michelle | October 17th, 2017 at 8:51 am

Always a good thing when you have less work to do for DIYs, right Michelle?! 🙂

Brittni | October 17th, 2017 at 9:30 am

That pumpkin is so cute!

Courtney | October 17th, 2017 at 9:58 am

Thanks Courtney. We’ve been really into knit and crochet stuff lately. This was a fun one to make.

Brittni | October 17th, 2017 at 11:08 am


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Gemma | October 17th, 2017 at 1:52 pm

Thanks Gemma. 🙂

Brittni | October 17th, 2017 at 2:07 pm

Really cute idea, I’m going to try and come up with some more ideas for this method of weaving, it’s so easy I have to find another use for it!! Thank you for the inspiration!

Cheryl Cain | October 18th, 2017 at 8:07 am

Awesome knit deco
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The pink pineapple | October 18th, 2017 at 7:25 pm

Amazing! Halloween is coming! I am waiting for it! I wanna such a big pumpkin like yours! I like it!!!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiration!

Pillow Treasure | October 19th, 2017 at 7:25 am

I’m new to knit and crochet lately. I will give this a try and really hope the project will turn out great for me.

Catherine@Parentinn | October 21st, 2017 at 11:32 am

I’ve been wanting to knit a puff/footrest, and this looks as if its will do the trick. Can’t wait to try it…

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1001 decors | November 16th, 2017 at 11:29 am

Wow! That’s such a good idea.

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