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This pattern is being provided to you free of charge for your personal use. The conditions are simple.

If you make any modifications to this pattern (or have any suggestions), please submit those changes to me and I will make them available to everyone here as an option or enhancement to the pattern. You will be listed as a contributor.

If you prefer to keep your modifications to this pattern private or if you would like to sell items made using this pattern for profit or you will need to license the pattern. Please contact me for licensing information including information regarding special licenses for charity donations.

If you would like to contribute to the continuing development of this and any upcoming Curly Purly free patterns, your donations are gladly accepted.

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Yes, it's true that I used to suggest sending me chocolate as a donation for my patterns. However, since I've heard about child slavery in the cocoa industry, I'm boycotting chocolate products from companies that cannot guarantee that child slavery is not a part of their farming process. Many companies can offer this guarantee, and I wholeheartedly support them in their chocolate production by eating as much of their chocolate as I can. And I urge you to do the same.

Finally, drop me a line and let me know your success story! I would love to post a photo of your finished pumpkin in my pumpkin gallery on this page!

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G A U G E

You can knit this pumpkin using any yarn, any gauge, any double-pointed needles you desire.

T H E   P A T T E R N

CO 35 stitches. Divide over 3 DPNs. Start knitting in the round. If you'd like, you can mark the beginning of the round. I just glance at my cast-on tail to remind me where I started. As with any project knitted in the round, make sure to keep your stitches untwisted.

k4p1 around for 25 rows. Thread yarn tail through stitches on the needles and cinch closed.

Stuff with wool roving, batting, poly stuffing, anything you can find. This is a good way to get rid of tiny yarn ends that you can't part with.

Using your tapestry needle, thread the cast-on tail around the stitches of your cast-on end to cinch the top closed and with your tapestry needle, bring the yarn down through the pumpkin to the base and pull tight. Knot it to the other remaining tail. Weave in the ends. This little procedure causes the dent in at the top and bottom.

make a small i-cord stem and attach.

V A R I A T I O N S

Embroider a face on your pumpkin, making a flame-free jack o'lantern!
Knit pumpkins in different sizes by changing your number of cast on stitches (always cast on in multiples of 5) and rows (I like to do about 10 rows less than my number of cast-on stitches).
Make your pumpkin with green yarn and a bobble stitch and call it a gourd!

F I N A L    W O R D S

This pattern is an evolutionary work. Knitting, as any knitter knows, is an intuitive art. I am working to make these patterns available at no charge so that everyone can benefit from my experiements. If you find errors, have suggestions, or modifications, you are asked under the license of this free pattern to submit them so that everyone can benefit from your experience.

This is a free pattern. Please do not sell or distribute works made using this pattern or derivitives of this pattern. Please do point people to this page and encourage them to make their own!

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