Have you ever seen those little decorative crochet pumpkins that start popping up once the leaves start to change? They’re a little cheesy and maybe have a hint of grandma in them? Today, I’m turning those crafty crochet pumpkins on their head with a giant (not-to-grandma-like) knit pumpkin DIY.
The catch? This isn’t actually a crochet pumpkin pattern…it’s finger-knitting. AND it won’t take forever to make because… Well, you’ll have to click through to find out.
So skip the knitting needles and break out the yarn. This giant pumpkin DIY is much easier than you think. Click through to find out how this giant pumpkin was made.
So before we even get started I’m going to let you in on a little secret…
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.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own…
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)
How to Make a Giant Knit Pumpkin
Step 1: Create a slip knot and place it around the thumb of your non-dominant hand.
Step 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.
Step 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.
Step 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.
Step 5: Continue step 3 and 4 until you have a weaving that is about 20 inches long.
Step 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.
Photography Cori Maass
Are you a fan of this giant knit pumpkin DIY? Yay or nay?! Let me know.