Jack the Pumpkin by Katie Marriott

Jack the Pumpkin

August 2023
both are used in this pattern
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
After round 3 of the body the project measures 9cm (3.5”) in diameter.
US 8 - 5.0 mm
8.0 mm (L)
17 yards (16 m)
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This is a simple pattern for Jack the Pumpkin. He is a quick make and requires super chunky yarn and a bit of aran. Perfect for using any scraps.

I used 20g of Yarnsmiths Create Super Chunky and 2g of Stylecraft Special Aran.

Jack the Pumpkin stands 5cm (2”) tall and is 9cm (3.5”) at the widest part.

Yarn substitutions: I have made many of these now, and have mostly been using Yarnsmiths Create Super Chunky but this is only available online from Wool Warehouse. I have found Sirdar Hayfield Bonus Super Chunky to be a great substitute if you prefer to shop offline.

You will need:
Yarn A: 20g of Yarnsmiths Create Super Chunky in 6120 Burnt Orange (Super Chunky, 100g, 80m)
Yarn B: 2g of Stylecraft Special Aran in 1116 Green (Aran, 100g, 196m) or any scraps of aran yarn.
8mm (L-11) Hook
5mm (H-8) Hook
Darning needle
Stitch marker
Toy stuffing – approx. 17g
Safety toy eyes – I have used 12mm black eyes. (Optional)

Tension: Not important for this item, although if you are a loose crocheter you may benefit from going down a hook size so finished item does not show the stuffing. After round 3 of the body the project measures 9cm (3.5”) in diameter.

Stitches used:
ch = Chain
dc = Double crochet
hdc = Half double crochet
sc = Single crochet
sctog = Single crochet 2 stitches together (decrease stitch)
slst = Slip Stitch
sm = Stitch marker
st(s) = Stitch(es)

Written in US terms. The body is worked in a spiral. The leaf is worked in rows. Photo tutorials for making the dents in the pumpkin and for the leaf are included at the end of this pattern.

This pattern has been tech edited.