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Halloween Pumpkin

Jack-o-lantern

Size

Approximately 4cm tall excluding stalk

Materials

Scraps of orange, green and black yarn - DK or worsted weight
Small amount of toy filling

Method

Make a knitted tube of 12 rounds.
Take off machine according to instructions, but do not pull the top gather tight.
Work locking stitches at the base of the knitting.

Stuff lightly, pull top gather tight and work locking stitches at the top. Take yarn through the pumpkin at the top, down through to the bottom and pull tight to form the dimple in the top and bottom of the pumpkin.

Embroider face using 2 lazy daisy stitches for each eye (work one lazy daisy st around the other on each eye) and embroider the mouth with large backstitches.

Make a small piece of green twisted cord (simply twist a piece of green wool in the direction it was spun until it doubles back on itself) and sew to the top of your pumpkin as the stalk.


Images and pattern Copyright Sarah Bradberry 1999