Crochet Mini Jack O’ Lantern

Mini Amigurumi Jack O’ Lantern

Crochet a batch of sweet little jacks! Personalize them with ghoulish grins, or silly smiles.

with Simply Soft yarn

Designed by Mary C. Pueschner

TECHNIQUE USED: Crochet

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

Amigurumi measures approximately 1/2”/13mm x 1 1/4”/23mm

YARN

Caron International’s Simply Soft Brites (100% Acrylic; 6oz/170g, 315yds/288m):

#9605 Mango (A): 1 skein

#9607 Limelight (B): small amount

Caron International’s Simply Soft (100% Acrylic; 6oz/170g, 315yds/288m):

#9727 Black (C): small amount

CROCHET HOOK

One size US B-1 (2.25mm).

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS

Yarn needle

Fiberfill stuffing

Stitch marker

GAUGE

Exact gauge is not critical for this project, stitching should be tight.

STITCHES USED

Chain (ch)

Double crochet (dc)

Single crochet (sc)

Slip stitch (slip st)

SPECIAL TERMS

sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together—Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (two loops on hook), insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all three loops on hook.

NOTES

All yarn used is split into 2 strands of 2 plies each. Use 2 plies of yarn throughout. Do not join rounds. Place a marker in the last stitch of round and move up as rounds progress.

AMIGURUMI

Shell

Cut 2 yds of A and split. With A, leaving a long tail, ch 4, join with a slip st to form a ring.

Round 1: 6 sc in ring and over tail, do not join, pull tail to close center ring—6 sc. Place marker in last stitch.

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around—12 sc.

Round 3: *Sc in next st, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * around—18 sts.

Round 4: *Sc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * around—24 sts.

Rounds 5-8: *Sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st; repeat from * around—24 sts.

Round 9: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts; repeat from * around—18 sc. Stuff the amigurumi and continue to stuff as work progresses.

Round 10: *Sc in next st, sc2tog over next 2 sts; repeat from * around—12 sc.

Round 11: [Sc2tog over next 2 sts] around—6 sts. Fasten off leaving a long sewing length. With yarn needle and sewing length, weave through final rnd of sts, pull tight and secure.

With yarn needle and A, start at center bottom, leaving a 2”/5cm tail, hanging on to tail, pull yarn through to top of shell, *reinsert needle in bottom, pull yarn through to top and pull tight, leaving a strand down side; repeat from * 4 times evenly spaced around shell. Fasten off and tie to beg tail. This creates the ridges on pumpkin.

STEM

Cut 1 ft of B and split. With B, insert needle in center bottom and draw through to center top, leave a short loop, insert needle back down to center bottom. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Weave in ends. With yarn needle and C, back st facial features as pictured.

This project submitted courtesy of Caron International. www.caron.com. Click on over there to see what other warm and wonderful things are being created!

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