Jack O’ Pumpkin Candy Bowl
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The Jack O’ Pumpkin Candy Bowl is the perfect, fun bowl to hold Halloween treats. With darling googly eyes, a crooked smile and long legs, Jack is ready to greet eager trick or treaters with a sweet treat. If you don’t add the legs and face, you’ll have a pretty pumpkin container for your Fall table too.
The pumpkin is about 6″ tall and 7″ in diameter not including the legs. I used a stitch that adds a pretty texture and the eyes are a crocheted oval with googly eyes glued in place. I attached cute pompoms to the ends of the legs for fun “shoes”.
It would be fairly easy to make this pumpkin larger, too. Simply make the base larger and then continue as noted in the pattern adjusting the stitch count and being sure to add increases in the appropriate rounds.
Red Heart sent me some Super Saver yarn for this project and I love the bright color.
See this and all Super Saver Yarn online at Red Heart Yarns
make your own Jack O’ Pumpkin?
Size: 6” Tall x 7” Diameter not including legs; Legs = 8”.
- Red Heart Super Saver Worsted Weight yarn in
- Orange, 160 yards
- Black, 30 yards
- Googly Eyes (optional)
- Hook K/6.50 mm
- Hook H/5.00 mm
Gauge: Not important for this project
hdc: half double crochet
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
Twisted SC or Crab Stitch Tutorial: https://wp.me/p4VX0z-2JA
Pompom Tutorial: https://wp.me/p4VX0z-2Qq
- Pattern written in US terms
- Stich count in ( ) at end of row/round.
- Weave ends as you work
Base – work with two strands of yarn held together and Hook K/6.50 mm:
Work in spiral (do not join rounds) unless otherwise noted. You may find it helpful to place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round.
Round 1: With Orange, ch4, join with sl st to first ch to form a circle, ch1, 8sc in center of circle. (8)
Round 2: 2sc in each st to end. (16)
Round 3: [2sc in next st, sc in next st] repeat between [ ] to end. (24)
Round 4: [2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] repeat between [ ] to end. (32)
Round 5: [2sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts] repeat between [ ] to end, JOIN with sl sto to first st of round. (40)
Join rounds with sl st to first st of round.
Round 1 (outside): Ch1, working in back loop only, sc in each st to end, join. Note: This is where you will attach the legs. (40)
Round 2: Turn to work from inside, ch1, [hdc in next st, sl st in next st], repeat to end, join. (40)
Round 3: Ch1, [sc 4 sts, 2sc in next st], repeat between [ ] to end, join. (48)
Round 4: Ch1, [hdc in next st, sl st in next st], repeat to end, join. (48)
Round 5: Ch1, sc in each st to end, join. (48)
Round 6: Ch1, [hdc in next st, sl st in next st], repeat to end, join. (48)
Round 7: Ch1, [sc 7 sts, 2sc in next st], repeat between [ ] to end, join. (54)
Round 8: Ch1, [hdc in next st, sl st in next st], repeat to end, join. (54)
Round 9: Ch1, sc in each st to end, join. (54)
Round 10: Ch1, [hdc in next st, sl st in next st], repeat to end, join. (54)
Rounds 11 to 14: Repeat Rows 9 and 10. (54)
Round 15: Ch1, [sc 7 sts, sc2tog], repeat between [ ] to end, join. (48)
Round 16: Ch1, [hdc in next st, sl st in next st], repeat to end, join (48)
Last Round (outside): Turn to work from outside, [Twisted SC ** in next st, skip 1], repeat between [ ] to end. Fasten off. (24)
**If you need help with Twisted SC, I have a video you may find helpful: https://wp.me/p4VX0z-2JA
You may also use Crab Stitch or Reverse Single crochet if you’d prefer. Be sure to skip a stitch between each Crab Stitch.
Leg 1 – work with single strand of yarn and Hook H/5.00 mm:
Row 1: Join yarn in any free loop from Round 1 of sides, ch1, sc 6 sts. (6)
Row 2: Turn (do not ch1), sc in each st to end. (6)
Repeat Row 2 until legs measure 8” or desired length. Fasten off.
Leg 2 – work with single strand of yarn and Hook H/5.00 mm:
Skip 6 stitches from first leg, Repeat as for Leg 1
Feet: Using black, I made two pompoms and joined them to the end of the legs. I have a tutorial on how to make pompoms without special equipment.
You can find it here: https://wp.me/p4VX0z-2Qq
Round 1: With Black, ch4, 3sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, 3 sc in last ch, working around other side of beginning chain, sc in next ch, do not join.
Round 2: 2sc in next 3 sts, sc in next st, 2sc in next 3 sts, sc in next st, join to first st. Fasten off.
To Finish: Glue Googly eyes to center of ovals. Sew eyes in place. Embroider a mouth using the photo as a guide.
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