From this knitted rectangle comes a very simple to make pumpkin.
Knit a rectangle in any size you want. I used worsted weight wool yarn and size 8 needles. The bigger the rectangle the bigger the pumpkin. To give you an ides, for the little pumpkin I casted on 15 stitches and knit for about 30 rows. Then I sewed together the two shorter length ends and did a running stitch in the top of the tube. I cinched the top and tied it off. I stuffed the pumpkin with wool batting and repeated the running stitch on the bottom, pulled it tight and tied it off.
The vertical lines are made by weaving a piece of yarn, more or less evening spaced around the pumpkin. Pull the yarn tight, tie it off, and it makes the bulgy shape.
The stem can be made in a variety of ways. I free-form crocheted a tube right onto the pumpkin. You could also sew a stem with felt or fabric.
I have made these for years and do not know where I first read about them.
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