Jack-o\’-Lantern

Author: stitchem

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I love October! I love wearing warm sweaters and scarves, and a cute little jack-o’-lantern is just what I need to get me (more) into the Halloween spirit!

Materials needed:

– 4.00mm hook

– Orange and green yarn (I used Impecaables Loops and Threads)

– black felt

Pumpkin

In orange

1) ch 8. Starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, 1sc in each ch (7sc) ch 1 to turn

Rows 2-21) In the back loops only, 1sc in each stitch (7) ch 1 to turn. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Stock

In green

1) ch 2. 5 sc in the first ch

2) In the back loops only, 1 sc in each stitch. Sl st in the next stitch to finish. Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

 This is what the ribbed pumpkin looks like

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Take the 2 ends and overlap them, then sew them together. Do not cut off your yarn end. You will get a cylinder shape. 

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With the same yarn, put the needle through the top stitches of the pumpkin cylinder, and pull tightly while you sew. This will close the hole of the pumpkin, fasten off when the hole is tightly closed.

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Stuff your pumpkin. I usually tend to stuff my amiguruimi quite tightly, so the shape holds.

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Now use the same hole closing technique to the other side of the pumpkin. Remember to pull tightly to close the hole.

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Sew the stock on top of the pumpkin. I really wanted to add a face to my pumpkin to give him more character!

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Using black felt, cut out a jack-o’-lantern face. I had 2 triangle eyes, a small triangle nose, and an odd shaped mouth! It was quite fun to “free hand” cut the mouth! I used my hot glue gun to secure the felt pieces on my pumpkin. The pieces were so small and finicky, I don’t think I could have sewn them (or had enough patience to!).

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And my little jack-o’-lantern is complete!

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He stands only 4cm tall! He is so cute! I might need to crochet some more so this little guy doesn’t get too lonely!

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Remember you can always change the size of your pumpkin by using different hook sizes

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Happy crocheting!

Author: stitchem