Little Beaded Pumpkin KAL (Sept)

September’s project in the BOBBOL 2013 Series

BOBBOL 2013 is the nickname for Bits of Beads/Bits of Lace, and expands the popular Bits of Lace 2012 Series with additional types of small lace projects and the addition of projects for building skills in beading.

For September’s KAL project, we were totally into beads. Little Beaded Pumpkin is an adorable, miniature pumpkin knitted with thread and tiny seed beads.

Little Beaded Pumpkin

If you missed the knit-along for Little Beaded Pumpkin, you can purchase the pattern now while still taking advantage of free articles for knitting with beads with bonus bit-size tutorials, tips & techniques.

Little Beaded Pumpkin e-Pattern
Tiny and adorable. This little beaded pumpkin will be the hit of your fall holiday decorating and entertaining.
Price: $5.50

Knit, learn, and enjoy the making!

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23 Responses to Little Beaded Pumpkin KAL (Sept)

  1. Pam says:

    This is SUCH a cute pattern!

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  4. SandyJo says:

    Oh my! this will make for such a sweet addition to the doll outfit just posted on Ravelry [Pumpkin Elf Custome, by Sylvia Schofield] . Thank-you! :)

  5. Cindy S. says:

    Love this! Great idea! Knitted in different colors, would make a great bauble for a key chain or charm on a beaded necklace, or such. (Probably not good idea to use metallic seed beads for keychain bauble, as, while so beautiful, the finish often rubs off from constant contact with other things, and in a purse that could be fatal! Sometimes coating just the beads (when pc. is finished) w/ clear nail polish or top coat works to seal the finish).

    Thanks for a really different project & one that no doubt will generate oodles of new ideas for 3-dimensional pcs.!

  6. Barbara says:

    Am I the only one who can’t get 11/0 beads on 10 crochet thread? I followed the tutorial but my thread is too thick. Are different brands a little different thicknesses? Mine is Aunt Lydia’s

    • jackiees says:

      It’s possible that you encountered a defective/undersized bead. Just remove it from your strand of prestrung beads, then resume the transfer unto the crochet thread.

      Also, since you are going over a double thickness of the crochet thread, it’s going to be a tighter fit than maybe you are expecting, but possible. Don’t try to push more than a few beads at a time onto the thread (sometimes just one bead if that helps, at least until you get things started).

  7. Debi says:

    Thanks for such a cute pattern. I was getting frustrated trying to knit the bead. Now it makes sense to place the bead. Back to my precious pumpkin.

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  9. Cindy says:

    I look forward to trying this pattern. The pumpkin is absolutely adorable. :)

    Thanks again for a great pattern.

  10. j kauder says:

    Cute! I plan on making this.

  11. Monkeygurl Smith says:

    This is too cute, and I want to make it for my niece and nephew, but I have a dumb question – For the “Bx” stitches, are those knit? Or do we continue in purl?

  12. Lisa Patrick says:

    This pattern is so cute. Looking forward to making it. Fall is my favorite time of year.

  13. Barbara Low says:

    This looks like a lot of fun to make. I think they will look wonderful as part of the centerpiece during Thanksgiving. Thank you, Jackie.

  14. Susie Rose says:

    What a cute little pumpkin!!! I’m not into fall decorations BUT I really need to make this little guy. Thank you so much for the pattern.

  15. Rita says:

    Jackie I’m sorry, I meant to say thanks for the pattern but hit the send button too quickly. Thanks for the fun fall themed pattern.

  16. Rita says:

    My sister’s birthday is on Hallowe’en so I must knit this for her. As you can imagine she loves to decorate for this time of year in particular. My favourite way to use beads is with the crochet method (although I use superfloss) so guess I’ll have to wait till I download the pattern to see whether I’ll be stringing them on or not.

  17. Eileen says:

    I think this is adorable. I’m going to try to make this little pumpkin. Thank you for the pattern.

  18. Jane S. says:

    I can hardly wait to knit this! I’ve done quite a bit of beaded knitting so this is something that will be a fun project for me. :)

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