My aunt recently told me she once saw these cute little knitted or crocheted (she wasn't sure which) pumpkins in a store with cinnamon sticks as the stem. She wanted to buy them, but when she went back, they were all sold out. I told her I would take a shot at it. I am very happy with the results. I improvised the whole thing, didn't write anything down pattern-wise, but I know I can duplicate it pretty easily. We all loved it!