Pumpkin Cardigan and Cardi Dress – English PDF


Make the cosy Pumpkin Cardigan and Dress sewing pattern! Four options in one to make it your own: choose between sleeves or a sleeveless version, waistband or ruffle, scoop or lower scoop neckline, and bound or inseam pockets




The lovely Pumpkin Cardi and Cardi Dress Sewing Pattern is a very easy garment to sew and fit using knits, featuring a front band; two different necklines: scoop and lower scoop; two waistbands: regular or ruffle; two types of pockets: bound and inseam; and sleeves with or without cuffs if you prefer to make it even cosier and all interchangeable regardless of the version you go for.

If you go for the sleeveless option (on either the dress or the cardigan), the armholes -as well as the neckline- are finished with a band in jersey (opt for contrast or ribbing) and very easy to stitch. You can opt for the cardigan to throw on top of turtlenecks and jeans or the dress, which will look perfect with tights. As you can see, the possibilities are endless!

With lots of detailed instructions, technical drawings and tips to get the best results when sewing with knits, the Pumpkin Cardi and Cardi Dress will become a staple, with a twist, in your handmade wardrobe.

You can also learn how to make the pattern on our YouTube Channel.


For the main body, sleeves if chosen and waistband or ruffle: any medium knit from 195 up to 300gsm with little stretch up to a maximum of 20% and with good recovery. Stable firm knits, cable knit, knit fleece, sweatshirt fleece, sweater knits, French Terry, Ponte di roma, double knit, interlock; with a two-way stretch.

For the front, neckline and armhole bands, cuffs if chosen, inseam pockets, pocket lining and welts: any light to medium knit up to 200gsm with a stretch between 20% and 50%; with a two-way or four-way stretch. Also ribbing.

*You can find a comprehensive guide about fabric and all the options inside the instructions.


Version A Cardigan – 115cm / 45’’ fabric width: 2.40m / 2.60 yards
Version A Cardigan – 150cm / 60’’ fabric width: 2m / 2.20 yards
Version B Cardi Dress – 115cm / 45’’ fabric width: 2.70m / 2.95 yards
Version B Cardi Dress – 150cm / 60’’ fabric width: 2.30m / 2.50 yards

*All options include sleeves and sleeveless versions’ pieces. If you choose the sleeveless option, subtract 65cm from the amount of fabric needed. Again, if choosing the regular waistband instead of the ruffle or vice versa, subtract around 20cm from the final fabric required. If you choose to have some pieces in contrasting fabric like the front band, subtract 1m and translate that onto that contrasting fabric.


• Sewing machine & overlocker/serger (optional)
• Thread
• Ball point needle & twin needle (optional)
• Knit interfacing: 1m
• 8 x 1cm buttons or snaps for cardi version, 10 x 1cm for the dress
• Walking foot (optional)
• Usual sewing tools


Perfect for a beginner who would like to learn more about how to sew with knits and a piece of cake for intermediate and advanced makers.


UK 6 to 20 / US 2 to 16. Find inspiration for your Pumpkin and see how the pattern fits different sizes here.

*This is a PDF sewing pattern. After purchased, you’ll receive an email with a link to download the files of the pattern and instructions. There are two printing options available: A4 (the pattern pieces print in 36 pages, plus the instructions) and a copy shop version of the sewing pattern so that you can skip the assembling part. If you prefer US letter there’s an option available as well and already included on the files.

**If you have any doubt or question please send us an email to [email protected]

***Fabrics kindly supplied by:
Navy speckled jersey and pink from Sew Me Sunshine.
Avocado Merino jersey from The Fabric Store.
Mustard French Terry and ribbing from See You At Six.

****First pic on slide from the lovely Stitch Sisters.

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