Jolly Roger Pirate Pumpkin LW2827

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This one-eyed pirate will add a spooky note to your Halloween decor! Crochet these appliques and simply attach to your pumpkin. It's a great alternative to using a knife to cut out the shapes.

Skill Level: EASY

Designed by Nancy Anderson.

Red Heart® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 312 Black A and 316 Soft White B.
Crochet Hooks: 3.75mm [US F-5] and 3.5mm [US E-4] (for hat appliques).
Stitch markers.
Yarn needle.
Self-stick hook-and-loop fasteners, double sided tape or glue dots for attaching to pumpkin.

GAUGE: With larger hook, 8 sts and 9 rows sc = 2"; Pirate's eye = 1¼" in diameter. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.

NOTE: Use these appliques on a whole pumpkin. Yarn ap­pliques are not for use near candle flames or lit bulbs.

Work in back bumps of chains: Turn foundation ch over to the wrong side, insert hook in the bump formed at the back of the ch and proceed with the st as usual.

HAT
With larger hook and A, ch 31.
Row 1: Working in back bumps only, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn - 30 sc.
NOTE: On opposite side of foundation ch, mark placement of crown by placing a marker in 11th ch from each end of foundation ch.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 10 sts, place marker, hdc in next 3 sts, [dc in next st, 2 dc in next st] twice, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next st, place marker, sc in last 9 sts, turn - 42 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 10 sts, hdc in next 12 sts, sc in last 10 sts, turn - 32 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first 10 sts, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next st, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in last 10 sts, turn - 36 sts.
Row 5: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), hdc in first st, sc in next 9 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, sc in next 9 sts, hdc in last st, turn - 42 sts.
Row 6: Ch 2, hdc in first st, sc in next 9 sts, hdc in next 22 sts, sc in next 9 sts, hdc in last st, turn - 42 sts.
Row 7: Ch 2, hdc in first st, sc in next 9 sts, hdc in st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 9 sts, hdc in last st - 46 sts.
Fasten off, leaving a long sewing length.

Hat Appliques
Skull
With smaller hook and B, ch 3.
Row 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, turn - 3 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn - 5 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] twice, turn - 7 sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, skip first st, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sts, turn - 5 sts.
Row 7: Ch 1, skip first st, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sts, slip st in last st.
Fasten off, leaving a sewing length.

Cross Bones (make 2)
With smaller hook and B, ch 2.
First End: 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with slip st in first sc, ch 11.
Second End: 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off, leaving a sewing length.

FINISHING
With right side facing upwards, locate the edge on one side of the hat. Referring to the schematic, fold this edge up in a triangular fashion to form a point at the tip of the edge. With yarn needle and A, whipstitch together in a few places. Repeat for the other edge.

Lay out Cross Bones in an "X" configuration on front of hat as pictured and with yarn needle and sewing length, whipstitch bones in place. With yarn needle and A, satin st 2 eyes and a triangular shaped nose as pictured on Skull. Whipstitch skull onto hat as pictured.

APPLIQUES
Eye Patch
Starting at top edge, with larger hook and A, ch 10.
Row 1: Working in back bumps only, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn - 9 sc.
Row 2-5: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, skip first st, sc in next 6 sts, skip next st, sc in last st, turn - 7 sc.
Row 7: Ch 1, skip first st, sc in next 4 sts, skip next st, sc in last st, turn - 5 sc.
Row 8: Ch 1, skip first st, sc in next 2 sts, skip next st, sc in last st turn - 3 sc.

Edging and Ties
First Side: Ch 1, working across side edge of Eye Patch, work sc 8 sc evenly space across to next corner, ch 60 for tie (or desired length to tie around pumpkin). Fasten off.
Second Side: With larger hook and A, ch 60 (or desired length to tie around pumpkin), slip st to opposite top corner of Eye Patch, working across other side edge of Eye Patch, work 7 sc evenly spaced across to corner of Row 8, 2 sc in corner st, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next st, join with slip st in first sc of First Side. Fasten off. Weave and ends.

Pirate Eye
With larger hook and A, make an adjustable loop.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in loop; join with a slip st in first sc - 6 sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around; join with a slip st in first sc - 12 sc.
With yarn needle and B, straight st a ⅛" highlight in corner of Eye as pictured.

Mouth
With larger hook and A, ch 17.
Row 1: Working in the back bumps only, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across, turn - 16 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, skip first st, sc in next 13 sts, skip next st, sc in last st, turn - 14 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, skip first st, sc in next 11 sts, skip next st, sc in last st, turn - 12 sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, skip first st, sc in next 9 sts, skip next st, sc in last st, turn - 10 sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, skip first st, sc in next 7 sts, skip next st, sc in last st, turn - 8 sc.
Row 6: Ch 1, skip first st, sc in next 5 sts, skip next st, sc in last st, turn - 6 sc.
Edging: Ch 1, sc evenly around Mouth; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Teeth (make 3)
With larger hook and B, ch 4.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across, turn - 3 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Fasten off, leaving a sewing length.
With yarn needle and sewing length, whipstitch teeth to mouth as pictured. Weave in ends.

FINISHING
Weave in ends. Attach self-stick hook-and-loop fastener (or other adhesive) to back of motifs. Arrange and stick to pumpkin.


ABBREVIATIONS: A, B = Color A, B; ch = chain; dc = dou­ble crochet; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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