The Pillow-Toss Pumpkin measures about 12-inch/30.48-cm wide by 6-inch/15.24-cm high, including the stem. The pattern uses #6 super bulky yarns for the pumpkin and stem and knit on size 11/8.0-mm needles, so it knits up quick and plenty big; the perfect size for a decorative throw pillow. The pumpkin is knit as one continuous piece, beginning at the bottom and working to the stem. No sewing of seams is required.
The pumpkin in the photo used Plymouth Yarn Company Encore Mega Colorspun #6 super bulky yarns, #1761 Red Bricks (pumpkin) and #7155 Browns (stem). Both the leaf and the corkscrew vines used Malabrigo worsted weight yarn, #113 Jaen.
The recipe for this pattern is a new favorite of mine, Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread. The taste of a caramel apple without all the mess!