Crocheted Jack o' Lantern

Categories: Decor, Kid Friendly, Crochet, Halloween

There aren’t many things more representative of Halloween than a Jack o’ Lantern and here is a cute crocheted version that you can use to decorate your house for halloween or it can be a fun little stuffed toy for kids. It is made in a rectangular shape with a flat bottom that is weighted so that it will sit up, with a crocheted face and stem.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Poly-Fil ® Poly Pellets ® Weighted Stuffing Beads
Poly-Fil ® Premium Fiber Fill
Supplies
orange worsted weight yarn (Red Heart Super Saver Pumpkin)
green worsted weight yarn (Red Heart Super Saver Accent Guava)
black worsted weight yarn (Red Heart Super Saver Black)
G crochet hook
scrap of fabric
scissors
yarn needle
threaded sewing machine

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Instructions

  • crocheted pumpkin base

Step One

The pumpkin is made by first crocheting a rectangle and then crocheting all the way around the rectangle, joining each round

with orange yarn

ch 17

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across

Row 2-5: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across
now the base is finished and you will begin working in the round

Round 1: ch 1, turn 90 degrees so you will be working along the side, 5 sc evenly along side, 16 sc along the front, work 5 sc along next side, work 16 sc across back, join to first sc (42 sc)

Rounds 2-24: ch 1, sc in each stitch, join to first sc (42 sc)

 

finish off and cut yarn leaving long end for sewing

  • pumpkin stem

Step Two

Next make the stem

This section is made by working in the round, you do not need to join each round

with green yarn begin with a magic ring

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 8 sc (8 sc)

Round 2: in back loop only 1 sc in each stitch (8 sc)

Round 3: [sc2tog, sc in next 2 stitches] two times (6 sc)

Round 4: 1 sc in each stitch (6 sc)

Round 5: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)

Round 6: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next] repeat around (18 sc)

Round 7: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2 stitches] repeat around (24 sc)

Round 8: slip stitch in first stitch, [ch 3, 3 dc in same stitch, skip 2 stitches, slip stitch in next stitch] repeat around, slip stitch to first slip stitch (8 points)

Finish off and cut leaving long yarn for sewing

  • eyes and mouth

Step Three

Make the eyes and the mouth:

Eyes

with black yarn make 2

Row 1: ch 5, sc in 2nd chain from hook and each ch to end (4 sc)

Row 2: ch 1, sc2tog 2 times (2 sc)

Row 3: ch 1, sc2tog (1 sc)

finish off and cut yarn leaving long end for sewing

Mouth

with black yarn make 1

ch 12

slip stitch in first ch, sc in next, hdc in next, dc in next, ch 2, slip stitch in next ch (of beginning ch), slip stitch in next 2 ch, ch 2, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next, sc in next, slip stitch in last ch

finish off and cut yarn leaving long end for sewing

  • poly pellet bag

Step Four

Make a little fabric pouch to fill with the weighted stuffing beads.

Cut fabric to about 5″ x 7″

Fold fabric scrap in half so that it is 5″ x 3 1/2″. Sew around 2 sides. Fill with poly pellets and sew opening closed.

  • stuff and stitch

Step Five

Insert the weighted fabric pouch in the bottom of the pumpkin and fill with stuffing. Sew the top closed with a whipstitch.

  • sewing on stem
  • pumpkin with no face

Step Six

Sew the stem to the top of the pumpkin. I sewed through the last round of single crochets. If you want to make a plain pumpkin rather than a Jack o’ Lantern you could leave the pumpkin like that.

  • adding features
  • jack o lantern

Step Seven

Sew eyes and mouth on the front of your pumpkin