Once upon a time, I had a kindergartner. She was five years old, and was my oldest child. Halloween was, and had always been, our favorite holiday. When it rolled around, I wanted to make something to share with her class. It needed to be easy, child friendly, and cute.
Jack was born, as were about 20 of his brothers.
It was eight years ago now and my then five year old is thirteen and about to start eighth grade. Times have changed, but Jack is still easy, child friendly…and cute!
also makes a great magnet or pencil topper!
- Small amount worsted weight yarn: Orange, black, green
- H hook
- tapestry/yarn needle
With orange, make 2 (for fridgie, make 1):
Ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook 11 times. Join with sl st in top of ch 3. Leave a tail about 8″ long for stitching later.
Using black yarn with yarn needle, make Jack-O-Lantern face on one circle. Finish off.
Joining the the halves:
Using tail, and a yarn needle, join two circles by whipstitching through both sc. Leave an opening at the bottom large enough to put your finger or a pencil inside the pumpkin. Finish off.
With pumpkin facing you, sl st in sc one st to the right of center. Sc in next st, sl st in next. Turn. (Do not ch 1) Sl st in next two st. Ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in next 3 ch, sl st again in base sc. Finish off.
If making a magnet or fridgie, only make one circle before adding the stem and then glue a magnet to the back.
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This is the first in my “Way Back Craft” series; patterns, crafts, tutorials and general crafty memories before the days of the blog.