Jack-O’-Lantern Applique

jack o' lantern applique

Hey everyone!

I’m here today to share my design for a jack-o’-lantern applique.

There are so many things you can do with an applique such as attaching to bags, clothing, blankets, decor, etc. This applique was used on my Halloween Wreath that I designed. You can see that pattern here.

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If you didn’t want to create a Jack-o’-lantern, you could always leave the face off and have a sweet little pumpkin with a curly vine!

jack-o'-lantern applique

I also have the witch’s hat available as an applique that was also used on the Halloween Wreath. If you’d like to see the witch’s hat, click here.

This pattern calls for easy stitches, but it is the placement of those stitches that is different than the norm. That’s why I put together this brief photo tutorial for you!

Here is a pin for your Pinterest boards…

Jack-o'-lantern applique

Jack-O’-Lantern Applique

Materials

Finished Size Approximately

4 1/4″ width x 3 1/2″ height

Gauge

Not Important

Abbreviations

FC – foundation chain or beginning chain
ch(s) – chain(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch

Special Stitches

Bottom Loop

jack-o'-lantern appique

Notes

  • The side lobes of the pumpkin are worked into stitches that are normally not crocheted into. There are photos to show where the stitches should be placed.

***American crochet terms used throughout.

Instructions:

With Pumpkin 

Round 1: Ch 4, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.
Round 2: Ch 1, 6 sc in loop, sl st in 1st sc. (6 sc)
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in st ch-1 came out of, 2 sc in next 5 sts, sc in last st, sl st in 1st sc. (12sc)
Round 4: Ch 1, sc in st ch-1 came out of, sc in next st *2 sc in next st, sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around. Sc in last st, sl st in 1st sc. (18 sc)
Round 5: Ch 1, sc in st ch-1 came out of, sc in next 2 sts *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts* Repeat from * to * around. Sc in last st, sl st in 1st sc. (24 sc)
Round 6: Ch 1, sc in st ch-1 came out of, sc in next 3 sts *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts* Repeat from * to * around. Sc in last st, sl st in 1st sc. (30 sc)
Round 7: Ch 1, sc in st ch-1 came out of, sc in next 4 sts *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts* Repeat from * to * around. Sc in last st, sl st in 1st sc. (36 sc)

jack-o'-lantern applique
My right thumb indicates the stitches you will be working into for Round 8. It’s not the back loop, but a loop that is behind both loops you usually work stitches into.

jack-o'-lantern applique

Round 8: Working in the loops behind the pumpkin circle (shown in the photo), sl st and sc in the next st. Hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next st, 2 dc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next st. Still working in loops behind the circle, sl st in next 5 sts. Sc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next 5 sts, dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc and sl st in next st. Sl st into next st. Finish off. Weave in end.

jack-o'-lantern applique

jack-o'-lantern applique

Pumpkin Stem

With Coffee

Still working in the loops behind the circle, attach Coffee in next st after finishing off Pumpkin, sc. Sc in next st, ch 1. 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, sl st in side of dc (see photo below for where), sc in same st as last dc made. Sc in next st, sl st in last st. Finish off. Weave in end.

jack-o'-lantern applique

 

jack-o'-lantern applique
Sl st in the side of the dc

Vine

With Medium Thyme

FC: Ch 7
Row 1: Work in bottom loops of FC. In 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc. 3 sc in each of next 4 sts. Sc in last st. Finish off. Attach your curly vine to the pumpkin where the stem meets the pumpkin.

jack-o'-lantern applique

 

jack-o'-lantern applique

Cut out 3 small triangles and a half moon shape from the felt. You can cut out teeth shapes from the half moon after it’s been cut from the felt piece. Using hot glue or craft glue, place the pumpkin face shapes in the center circle.

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