Jack-o-Lantern

In honor of Halloween, this pattern is a little jack-o-lantern. My husband told me that it also looks like a pumpkin grenade from Spiderman. It’s no-sew until you get to the face. It’s a lot cuter in person. 😀

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Materials:

  • I used worsted weight orange, black and medium brown.
  • F-sized crochet hook. It’s not the size that’s important so I’m not including a gauge. I crochet pretty tightly, if your stitches are looser you may want to use a smaller hook. The important thing is to make sure that the stitches are tight enough to hold in the stuffing.
  • I used polyfiber stuffing, but any stuffing will do.
  • Scissors to cut the yarn.
  • A needle with an eye big enough for yarn.
  • Safety pin, optional.

Most of this is worked in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to keep your place and move it up as you complete rows. I use a safety pin and just put it through the last stitch of a round.

Pumpkin
1) with medium brown, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
2) switch to orange, 2 sc in each sc around (12)
3) sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)
4) sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (24)
5) sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (30)
6) sc in 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (36)
7) sc in 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (42)
8-12) sc in each sc around (42)
13) sc5, dec over 2 sc* around (36)
14) sc4, dec over 2 sc* around (30)
15) sc3, dec over 2 sc* around (24)
16) sc2, dec over 2 sc* around (18)
17) sc, dec over 2 sc* around (12)
stuff
18) switch to medium brown, sc in each sc (12)
19-23) sc in each sc around (12)
stuff stem halfway
24) dec over 2 sc* around (6)
break yarn, finish off, sew closed, weave in end

Eyes (make 2)
1) ch 2, sc6 in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st
break yarn, finish off

Mouth
1) ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook to end (7)
break yarn, finish off

Assembly
Position eyes and mouth where you want the face to be and glue or sew them on. Curve the mouth up slightly so the pumpkin is smiling, or down if you want a sad pumpkin.

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