How to Loom Knit Pumpkins! | The Ultimate Guide | Holly J Cat | Skillshare

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How to Loom Knit Pumpkins! | The Ultimate Guide

teacher avatar Holly J Cat, Creative Craftsperson

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Lessons in This Class

8 Lessons (53m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:56
    • 2. Supplies & Yarn

      2:49
    • 3. Pumpkin 1

      12:10
    • 4. Adding Stuffing

      2:29
    • 5. Pumpkin 2

      17:53
    • 6. Adding a Stem

      6:53
    • 7. Adding a Leaf

      8:48
    • 8. Final Thoughts

      0:51
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About This Class

love loom knitting! You can knit anything from a small simple hat to a big cozy blanket. In this class, I'll show you my process for making a cute coaster using a small round knitting loom as well as a few other basic tools.

This step-by-step loom knitting class is aimed at beginner level students, but all are welcomed to take the course! We will go through supplies needed, the process of knitting 2 different styles of pumpkins, adding stuffing, adding a stem, and adding a leaf to your pumpkin. 

A Little Bit of Backstory: Several years ago when I was attending college, my roommate taught me the art of loom knitting. I remember having so much fun looming away while we watched episodes of shows (like Doctor Who) together whenever we decided to take a break from studying (which was often).

I've learned a lot since then about the ways of the loom, and I want to share my knowledge with you so that you can experience the joy of creating something for yourself (or a gift to a friend) and smile saying, "You see that cool thing? I made that."

By the end of this class, I hope you have discovered how delightful loom knitting can be as well as learned a new skill to add to your leisure list.

Happy Looming! ^-^

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1. Introduction: I'm Holly. In this class, I will show you how to make two different styles of pumpkins with knitting. What is loom knitting? You may be asking yourself, limiting is the artistry of using a loom instead of needles to make wonderfully knitted textile creations. Simply put, knitting, knitting without needles. Some popular examples include hats, scarves, blankets, shells, socks, toys, and more. Making a pumpkin is a fun and easy project for beginners, so no prior knowledge about loom knitting is required. You just need to gather some supplies. Follow along with me as I walk you through the process step-by-step. What are you waiting for? Let's get started. 2. Supplies & Yarn: And welcome to my skill share class. For this project, you will need pumpkin color of yarn. I will be using white, intend for one pumpkin and orange and green for the other pumpkin. But use whatever color you'd like. It's also important to note that I'll be using a SQL gain weight that's yarn thickness of for medium. And I will also be doubling my yarn. And we'll talk more about that in a moment. You will also need a round, an igloo. I use my 24 peg loom for this project. And knitting loom hook, a yarn needle, a pair of scissors, a writing utensil such as a pen or pencil, something to write on like a piece of paper or a sticky note. And you will also need something to fill your pumpkin. I will be using polyester stuffing for my pumpkins, but feel free to use whatever type of stuffing you prefer. If you don't have stuffing, you can use something else like extra yarn or fabric that you might have lying around or maybe Iraq if you're feeling ambitious. Optionally, you may also want to find a small stick to function as the stem of your pumpkin if that's the type of work that you are going for. Now as force gain weight or yarn thickness. For this project, as I mentioned before, I will be using yarn with a weight of four medium. And I will also be doubling my arm, which is essentially knitting to yarn strands at the same time. If you use a thicker bulkier scan, wait like five or above, you may not need to w your yarn. For pumpkin one. Since I doubled my yarn, I used approximately 29 yards of yarn. If he decided to not double your yarn, you will need a little over half the amount. So approximately 15 yards of yarn. For pumpkin to you will need approximately 33 yards of yarn if you're doubling your yarn or 17 yards single. I also calculated how much yarn you will need if you add a knitted leaf or a knitted stem to your pumpkin. One didn't stem, you will need approximately four yards of yarn doubled or two yard single. For one nude leaf, you will need approximately three yards of yarn double or 1.5 yards single. For this example, I needed the pumpkin to with one stem and doubled my arm, so I used a total of 37 yards. If you have further questions about scanRight or yarn thickness, feel free to check out lesson two of my skill share class, make an awesome hat with Lumina. Next up is pumpkin one. 3. Pumpkin 1: After you've got your yarn all set and ready, you can begin by finding both ends of a scheme or one. And if you have bulky yarn, finding the end can be a bit tricky to do depending on the skin or if you're working with a ball of yarn. So if you get too frustrated, you can always buy 2s. Gains are the same color to make life a little bit easier. Once this is done, take your yarn and tied into a slipknot. Then secure the slip knot to the extra peg on your little m. Now we can begin the cast done by weaving the yarn in front of and behind each alternating peg. Make sure your yarn is behind the first peg. Do this for the entire row. Next layer yarn across the top of a few pegs and loop over the alternating bottom Yang dots there. Repeat this for the entire row. Once this is done, the cast on is complete. For row one, we will do the rep steps. Take your working yarn and wrap it around the top of the first peg. Then take the bottom yarn and loop it over the peg. Continue to do this for the rest of the row. Be sure to keep track of your rows. I like to do this by using a pen and a sticky note. For row two, we will do the erupt stitch. Take your working yarn and rapid clockwise around the first peg. Repeat this for the rest of the row. Then take the bottom yarn and looping over each peg for the whole row. He wrote three, Do the same. Iraq if you just did for row two. And then repeat the same erupt stitch for rows four through 12. I will show you the beginning and the end of each row so that you can track your progress. Row four, row five, row six. Bro. Row nine, row ten, 1112. Once row 12 is done, it is time to cast off. Take your yarn and wrap it all the way around the loom and overlap the yarn a little bit. The yarn. Next layer working yarn at the bottom of the PEG, hook, heirloom hook through the top loop and push the working yarn below the top yarn, rotate your Leeuwenhoek and grab onto the working yarn and pull it up all the way through the loop. Repeat this until you get about halfway through the row. Then take the yarn off of the paints that are done and pull the yarn type. And then continue to throw the yarn through each peg with your Leeuwenhoek for the rest of the row. Once this is done, take the yarn off of the remaining pegs and pull it tight. Next Brunner yarn needle and so across the small gap a few times. Then tie a few slip knots on the inside of the pumpkin and cut off the excess yarn. Now your pumpkin is nearly done. Continue to the adding stuffing lesson to form your pumpkin. Or you can go to pumpkin to, for another pumpkin pattern. 4. Adding Stuffing: Now we will add our stuffing. Feel free to use whatever type of stuffing you'd like. If you'd have stuffing, you could use other things like access yarn or scraps of fabric. Or maybe abroad. If you're feeling especially ambitious, begin adding your stuffing material of choice to the inside of your pumpkin. Then pull the yarn tightly together. If you plan on using a stick for the stem of your pumpkin and make sure to leave a small gap. You can also skip the rest of this lesson and go to the adding a stem lesson. If you're not using a stick for your pumpkins stem, continue this lesson by threading. You're young needle. Then so back and forth across the small gap in the center to close the top of your pumpkin. Make a few slip knots to secure it off the excess yarn. And with that, the main part of your pumpkin is now complete. Next, if you'd like to make a stem for your pumpkin, go to adding a stem. You can also go to pumpkin to, for another pumpkin pattern. 5. Pumpkin 2: For pumpkin to first find the ends or end of Gary yarn and take your yarn and tie it into a slipknot. Then secure the slip knot to the extra peg on your loop. Now, we can begin the cast down by weaving the yarn in front of and behind each alternating peg. Make sure that your yarn is behind the first peg. For the rest of the row. This is the same cast on that we used for pumpkin one. Next layer yarn across the top of a few pegs and loop over the alternating bottom you're on thats there. Repeat this for the entire row. Once this is done, the cast on is complete. For row one, we will do the you wrap stitch. Take you're working on and wrap it around the top of the peg. Then take the bottom yarn and lipid over the peg. Repeat this for the entire row. Be sure to keep track of your rows. I like to do this by using a pen and the sticky note. For row two we will do with the Arab stitch. Take your working yarn and wrap it clockwise around the first peg. Repeat this for the rest of the row. And then take the bottom yarn and looping over each peg for the whole row. Okay? For row three, we will erupt three pegs and then perl, one peg. First, Iraq, three pegs, then do a Pearlstein. To do a pearl hostage, take your working yarn lay at below the row already there. Hook heirloom hook through the row of yarn on the peg coming in from above, pull the yarn up slightly, push the lucerne under and grab onto the loose yarn with your hook and pull it up and through to make a new loop. Pull the old loop for the peg and secure the new loop to the peg. Continue to Era three pegs and pro one peg, repeating this pattern for the rest of the row. I loop over the bottom yarn that remains on the pegs. For row four, do the same thing as rho, three free pegs per one peg, three pegs, peg, and so on. For rows five to 14, Do the same thing as rows 34. P wrapped three pegs per one peg, erupt three pegs, peg, and so on. I will show you the beginning and the end of each row so that you can track your progress. Row five, row 678. Roger. Cool. Well, why not? Okay. Well, 14. Once row 14 is done, it is time to cast off. Take your yarn and wrap it all the way around the loom and overlap the yarn a little bit. Then cut the yarn. Next layer working yarn at the bottom of the PEG. Hook, heirloom hook through the top loop and push the working yarn below the top yarn, rotate your Leeuwenhoek and grab onto the working yarn and pull it up all the way through the loop. Repeat this until you get about halfway through the row. Then take the yarn often for pigs that are done and pull the yarn tight. Then continue to throw the yarn through each peg with your loom hook for the rest of the row. Once this is done, take the yarn off of the remaining pegs and pull it tight. Next thread, your needle, and so across the small gap a few times. Then tie a few slip knots on the inside of the pumpkin and cut off the excess yarn. Now your pumpkin is nearly done. Continue to the stuffing lesson to form your pumpkin. 6. Adding a Stem: Now we will add a stem to our pumpkin. One option is to use a small stick as the stem of your pumpkin. Make sure you add the stem before you close up the top of your pumpkin and then tie it off. To make a yarn stem for your pumpkin. First begin by making a slipknot. Then secure the slipknot to the extra peg on your loan. Then wrap for pegs. Then layer yarn across the top of the four pegs and loop over the bottom yarn on the fourth peg, pulled the yarn to secure it. Then loop over the bottom yarn on the remaining three pegs. Your Capstone is now complete. For rows one through ten, we will do the rap stitch. Wrap your working yarn across the top of the peg, and loop the bottom yarn over the peg. Continued to do this for the rest of the row. Once you've done ten rows, you are ready for the casts off. Take the yarn off of Peg four and move it to peg three. This may be a bit tricky, so be careful. Then loop the bottom yarn over the top of the peg. Then take peg one and put it on peg two and loop the bottom yarn over the top of the peg. Then you wrap the remaining two pegs. This will make the yarn easier to work with as it loosens up the stitches. Then take the yarn from peg two and move it to peg three. And look the bottom yarn over the top of the PEG. Next, take the remaining loop off of the peg and cut off the excess yarn, leaving enough yarn to pull it through the remaining leap, or about 12 inches. Next third-year yarn needle. And so the stem sides together. Once this is done, you can go ahead and attach the stem to your pumpkin. This may be a little tricky at first, but once you get a few stitches in, the stem becomes a little bit more stable and easier to sew on. Then cut off the excess yarn. A tip that I learned while making this is that it's easier to, so by coming up through the bottom of the stem versus sewing down through the stamp. Make sure to tie off some slip knots who securing your yarn. Then cut off the excess yarn. Then use your yarn needle to poke the end of the ion into the stem. And with that, you're pumpkin is complete. If you'd like to make a leaf for your pumpkin, go to adding a leaf lesson. Otherwise you can head on over to final thoughts for some confetti. 7. Adding a Leaf: Let's make a leaf to add to our pumpkin. Begin taking your yarn and tying it into a slipknot. Then attach the loop to the extra peg on your loom. Next, E rap for pegs. Then we will do the pearl stitch layer working yarn across the bottom of the peg. Then homecare loom hook through the top loop, pull the yarn up slightly pushed the loose Yan under and grab onto the loose yarn with your hook, pulling it up and through to make a new loop. Take the old loop off of the peg and secure the new loop to the peg. Repeat this for the remaining pegs. And your Capstone is now complete. For row one, Arab four pegs. For relative, drop the first peg and pearl the remaining three pegs. Next, move the fourth yarn loop. Two, the third yarn loop, then loop the bottom yarn over the top of the pack. For row three E, wrap three pegs. For row four, pearl three pegs. Next, begin to cast off by taking the right peg off and moving it to the middle peg. Then loop the bottom yarn over the peg. Then take the left peg and move it over to the right peg. Then loop the bottom yarn over the peg. Cut the yarn and make sure to leave about 12 inches of excess yarn. Take the final loop off the peg and thread the yarn through it. Next, burn your yarn needle, and so across the leaf to fill in any gaps. Make sure to tie off some slip knots who securing your yarn, right? And cut off the excess yarn. Repeat this with the other side of the leaf. At this time. And once this is done, you can attach the lease two-year pumpkin. And with that, you're pumpkin is completely over to final thoughts for some confetti. 8. Final Thoughts: Congratulations, you have completed the course. Now, be sure to post a picture of your lovely illuminate pumpkin in the project section below, or feel freedom TAG MAN, Instagram. I would love to see the projects that you've created. If you want to give another project to try, you can check out my other skill, share glasses. So far, I have two classes on how to loom knit two different styles of hats, as well as a class that teaches you how to illuminate acute coaster with my classes coming in the very near future. If you have any questions or comments, post them down below in the discussion section, or message me directly on Instagram at Holly J. Cat. Thank you so much for watching and happy looming.