This jack-o’-lantern button-on appliqué pattern is written to fit a standard ½-inch black button.
The jack-o’-lantern button-on appliqué is about 2¾ inches tall and 2¼ inches wide (diameter).
– Size 3.00 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
– Worsted weight (4) acrylic yarn in Orange (I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Pumpkin.)
– Worsted weight (4) acrylic yarn in Black (I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Black.)
– Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
– Stitch markers
– Measuring tape
– ch = chain
– chs = chains
– dc = double crochet
– hdc = half double crochet
– sc = single crochet
– slst = slip stitch
– sp = space
– st = stitch
– sts = stitches
3 rounds of sc (diameter) = 1 inch
6 sc = 1 inch
-The jack-o’-lantern button-on appliqué is made in continuous rounds of single crochet stitches. Simply work the first stitch of each round in the first stitch of the previous round (do not join rounds). Use a stitch marker to help keep track of rounds.
-Brackets [ ] indicate portions of the pattern to be repeated.
Body of Jack-O’-Lantern
*Use your 3.00 mm hook and orange worsted weight yarn to complete the body of the jack-o’-lantern (you will change to black yarn on the last stitch of Round 7).
Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch 1, work 6 sc in the ring, pull ring closed. (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)
Round 3: Repeat [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] around. (18 sc)
Round 4: Repeat [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] around. (24 sc)
Round 5: Repeat [sc in first 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 3 times, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 2 times. (28 sc, 2 chs; 30 total sts)
Round 6: Repeat [sc in first 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] 3 times, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat [sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] 2 times. (36 sc)
Round 7: Sc in first 5 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, begin sc in last st, joining/pulling through black once you have two loops of orange on the hook to complete the sc. (42 sc)
*You should now have black yarn on your hook. Round 8 creates the stem of the jack-o’-lantern.
Round 8: Slst in back loop only of first st from Round 7, ch 6, dc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, slst in last ch, slst in back loop only of second st from Round 7, fasten off, weave in loose ends. (3 slst, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc; 6 total sts)
*The body of the jack-o’lantern is now complete. Follow the directions below to stitch on the eyes.
Eyes of jack-o’-lantern
Use your tapestry needle and black yarn to make the eyes.
Decide where you want your eyes to be placed (I placed mine centered above the button hole and below the stem). Starting with the left eye, thread your tapestry needle with a strand of black yarn and create two black stitches of even length on the front of the jack-o’-lantern so that they create an upside down V shape. Before securing and weaving in your yarn on the back, do the same thing to make the right eye with another strand of black yarn. Once you are satisfied with both eyes and their positions on the jack-o’-lantern, secure and weave in your yarn on the back.
***Once you finish weaving in all loose ends, your jack-o’-lantern button-on appliqué is ready to be placed on a ½-inch black button!
TIP: Press the appliqué with an iron using a press cloth for protection to help it lay flat and keep its shape.
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