Thursday, October 7, 2010

Autumnal Fruits, Veggies and Nuts

This weekend my husband's family is coming over for a big Thanksgiving dinner.  It should be a good time with a tangle of puppies, children and good food.

I need to represent my knitting madness, what better way to do so than to make a cornucopia of knit fruit and veggies?

I started my obsession with knit fruit and veggies way back in February. I knit my way through a bunch during Ravelympics.  Remember these?

This week, I knit a few more that had a more Autumnal feel.  All are free patterns available on the web, or on Ravelry:

My Thanksgiving Apple is based on Peachcake knits Mrs. Saucy Apple.

My Thanksgiving Pear is also from Peachcake Knits: Mr. Pear

My Thanksgiving Squash is a pattern by Gerwerken

I started making a knit pumpkin  from the Great Pumpkin pattern by Julie Hunter.  This is a great pattern, I love how realistic the pumpkins look.  However, I ran out of yarn and had to frog and didn't really have a suitable substitute.

A few days later I was looking through some blogs and found this blog entry about making pumpkins from felted sweaters.  yay!  It got the wheels in my head churning (so to speak) and a few minutes later I had my own felted sweater pumpkin.  Since most of my readers are in the US, there is still plenty of pumpkin season left.  I think I will do a quick tutorial for this project in the future, but just don't have time to do it today.

Here is the felted sweater pumpkin as a sneak peek:

and finally, I made a few Thanksgiving Acorns from the Acorn Ornament pattern by Carmen Rigby. 

I recommend all of these patterns.  They all knit up very quickly and used only small amounts of yarn.  I mostly used Berroco Vintage which is washable. They will make great play food for a little one some day!


  1. Ooh, so cute. Is it weird that I'm hungry now?

  2. These are adorable, what a great idea! Happy Thanksgiving early :-)

  3. Ohh, I love the acorns!! Those are too cute!