It is time for another Finger knitting pattern!! We love Finger Knitting but we are also always looking for new finger knitting projects to make with all our “sausages”.. my kids are not so keen on sewing their finger knitting together (it can be a bit fiddly for them)… so simple finger knitting projects it is. Today we show you how to Finger Knit a Pumpkin – yes, it is a super simple little Jack O-Lantern Ornament, but hopefully one you will fall in love with the same way we have. We have a great set of other Finger Knitting ideas for you to explore – something for every season and all year round! The Finger Knitting Hearts are especially popular at Christmas and Valentine’s Day!
You may also love our Yarn Wrapped Pumpkins.. a 2 for 1 craft for Thanksgiving and Halloween..
Finger Knitting Pattenrs – Jack O’Lantern – Materials
- Orange wool – we actually combine yellow and orange wool because we could. Our wool was a little thin, so two layers were necessary. If you have THICK wool, then one strand is enough.
- A little green wool for the top of your Finger Knitted Jack O’Latern. If you don’t have green wool, maybe use some felt?
- Black felt for the Pumpkin’s face. You could also use black card for the Jack O’Lantern face if you don’t have any felt!
- Scissors, a little glue and YOUR FINGERS!
How to Finger Knit a Pumpkin
Watch this easy How to Finger Knit a Pumpkin video that we have created for you. Or if you know how to finger knit already.. you can follow the finger knitted pumpkin step by step instructions below!
How to Finger Knit a Pumpkin – Step by Step Instructions
Ok! We are assuming you already know how to finger knit. If not the video in this finger knitting post is particularly instructional. The video above DOES show it, but it is a little quicker..
So cast on with your orange or orange/ yellow wool. As mentioned, we used TWO strands of wool as our wool is a little thin and we wanted that fuller finger knitting look. We thought the combination of yellow and orange looked really nice.
Finger knit approximately 10cm – it isn’t an exact science… I didn’t measure ours. What I did measure, is when you put to beginning to end together it should make a nice compact circle.
Now tie your beginning and end of your Finger Knitting together – to form the Finger Knitted Pumpkin circle.
Take a little green yarn, wrap it around you fingers and tie in the middle (making a set of loops).
Tie these green loops to the top of your orange finger knitting project. You can use felt for this (shaped like a pumpkin leaf and stem) instead.
Now comes the last bit – cut out Jack O’Lantern faces from your black felt and glue on.
Your little Finger Knitted Jack O’Lanterns are finished!! Hooray.
Lots more Finger Knitting Projects for you here: