Wednesday, September 25, 2013


a free Halloween pattern! :) 


4mm crochet hook
3.5mm hook
yarn needle
poly fiber fill
worsted weight orange yarn, black yarn, kelly green yarn.
safety eyes 


Sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
inc: increase, two single crochet/two half double crochet in one space
dec: invisible decrease (tutorial in hippo post)
St/sts: stich, stitches


This pattern uses 2 different crochet hooks, so pay attention to which one you are supposed to be using. 
This pattern is worked in a continuous round unless otherwise specified. Do not join at the end of each round, use a place marker and count your stitches often.
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Watch for text in italics and in red for special instructions!


6 inch circumference 


In orange using 4mm hook
Ch 6, sl st to form a loop.
*Ch 10, 3 hdc in each st of the chain 10.
Sc into the ch 6 loop. *
Repeat from * until you have reached 8 tentacles. They should curl on their own. Fasten off and leave long tail to sew tentacles to body.

Pumpkin body

in orange using 4mm hook
R1: ch 2, in second from hook, sc 6 (6)
R2: inc in each st around (12)
R3: (1sc, 1 inc) x6 (18)
R4: (2sc, 1 inc) x6 (24)
R5: (3sc, 1 inc) x6 (30)
R6-12: sc around (30)
R13: (3sc, 1 dec) x6 (24)
Embroider face

R14: (2sc, 1 dec) x6 (18)
Stuff body; from here add stuffing as needed.
R15: (1sc, 1 dec) x6 (12)
R16: dec around (6)
Fasten off, hide tail. Sew tentacles on.

Pumpkin stem

In Kelly green using 3.5mm hook
R1: ch 2, in second from hook, sc 6 (6)
R2-3: sc around (6)
R4: front loops only inc in each st (12)
R5: ch2, sc in each st around (this gives it an uneven top- like a real pumpkin)

Fasten off, use tail to sew stem to top of pumpkin head.