Here’s my Tiny Jack, part of a bunch of different patterns I’m trying from Allison at CRAFTYisCOOL. And brought on by my search for some quick knit party favors for the holidays! I call him Tiny Jackson because again I made some slight changes. I gave him button eyes, embroidery floss snaggletooth mouth, and the felt nose that the pattern called for. Here is her original design pattern. I missed the Halloween boat on this guy but maybe I’ll make him into a giant cranberry, holly berry, snowman, meatball etc… Or something round!
Total Time: About 1 hour
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn [Size 4 Med. Worsted Weight]
Size G Hook [4.25mm]
Black Embroidery Floss
2 Black Buttons [about 6mm]
Sewing Needle and Thread
Note: 6mm Black Safety Eyes can be found at http://6060.etsy.com
Skill Level: Beginner
It was extremely simple and simple to follow. I included how I thought the stem was supposed to be done based on the pattern instructions. I sewed on some button eyes, made a snaggletooth mouth with some embroidery floss, and sewed on the triangle nose. And voila!
Starting at top of pumpkin and with orange yarn, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, and sc 6 into the ring.
R1: Work 2sc into each st (12)
R2: (2sc into next st, sc into next st)* repeat to end of round (18)
R3: (2sc into next st, sc into next 2 st)* repeat to end of round (24)
R4: sc into each stitch (24)
R5: sc2tog all the way around (12) (I stuffed the guy at this stage.)
Mark your place with a stitch marker and insert the safety eyes into the pumpkin. The back will fit very snugly onto the eye inside the pumpkin. Push hard! (I skipped this and do buttons at the end.)
R6: sc2tog all the way around (6)
Fasten off by slip stitching into the next stitch. Leave a long tail and using a yarn needle, weave this tail through the last round of stitches. Pull it tight and the hole will close.
With the tail still on the yarn needle, thread it up through the pumpkin to the top and out, then back in close by, through to the bottom. Knot this tail at the bottom and hide the end inside the pumpkin by threading it back inside.
Using green yarn, create the stem by threading it through the top and back out, tying a knot, threading it back through and keeping a loop on the outside, then tying the tails. Snip off yarn to desired length.
Glue a tiny black felt triangle on for the nose, and a black felt smile on using craft glue. (I sewed the buttons on here, then did the mouth with embroidery floss, then sewed on the black felt triangle nose!)