Pumpkin Girl

I was looking for a quick and easy project to do in my free time, and didn’t want anything too complicated, but wanted to be original.  Since it’s Halloween I thought I would try to make something to go with the holiday and came up with this cute little girl.  She is pretty little, only 6″ tall.  This was a nice stress relief from classes and getting stuck on a new pokemon pattern.  She’s sitting with all my other Halloween decorations and is a nice fit.

Materials:

pumpkin, buff, brown, green and black yarn

yarn needle

couple different colors of felt.

Head

Round 1:  sc 6 in magic ring

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)

Round 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (24)

Round 5-7:  sc around (24)

Round 8: *sc 2, dec in next 2 sc* (18)

Round 9: *sc, dec in next 2 sc* (12)

Round 10: *dec* around (6)

F/O.

Pumpkin

Round 1:  sc 6 in magic ring

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)

Round 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (24)

Round 5: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (32)

Round 6-9:  sc around (32)

Round 10: *sc 7, 2 sc in next sc* around (36)

Round 11: *sc 7, dec in next 2 sc* (32)

Round 8: *sc 2, dec in next 2 sc* (24)

Round 9: *sc, dec in next 2 sc* (16)

Round 10: *dec* around (8)

do not F/O.

Pumpkin Hat

Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)

F/O but leave a long piece of yarn to create a chin strap.

Pumpkin stem(green)

Round 1:  sc 4 in magic ring

Round 2-3: sc 4 (4)

F/O.

Legs(make 2)

In buff,

Round 1: sc 4 in magic ring

Round 2: sc 4 (4) change to black in last sc.

Round 3-5: sc 4 (4)

F/O.

Arms(make 2)

In buff,

Round 1: sc 4 in magic ring

Round 2: sc 4 (4) change to black in last sc.

Round 3-4: sc 4 (4)

F/O.

Assembly:

For the pumpkin, I left a long piece of yarn to sew around the pumpkin to create the contours. 

Attach the head to the pumpkin after creating contours.  Attach arms and legs.

For the hair, I created a rim that I sewed on to her first that was

Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 3: *1 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)

Round 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (24)

Round 5: *sc 3, 2 sc in next sc* around (30)

This allowed a base to attach strands of hair to instead of her looking like she has bald spots.

Attach pumpkin hat on and wrap around head to create a chin strap.

This pattern is an original pattern by Shelly Hedko.   Please do not claim it as your own.  Feel free to print off a copy for personal use but do not post it on your site.  Sharing is allowed, just please link to my site. Also, do not sell items made by  these patterns, gifts are always better.

Scary Taco Tarts

After making all the traditional shapes we had (black cat, ghost,  witch, pumkin, and moon)  we got creative with the coloring and made Garfield and a striped ghost that has style.  Sadly, these shapes went quickly, but were yummy!

Picture 04291 box of refridgerated pie crust

1/2 pound of hamburger meat

1 can refried beans

mexican cheese

2 egg whites(or however many colors you will be using)

1 tsp of chili powder

1 tsp of red pepper

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1 1/2 tsps. of taco bell seasoning

food coloring

halloween cookie cutters

Directions:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cook meat in a large skillet on medium heat and add spices and refried beans.  Roll out  pie crusts and use cookie cutters to cut desired shapes.  You will need two of each shape to create one tart.  Place 1 tablespoon of the mixture onto one of each pair and sprinkle cheese on top.  Place the second shape on top and press edges down to seal.  Put egg whites into separate bowls and color as desired with food coloring.  Take a brush and paint the tarts as desired.  Place in oven on greased cookie sheet until crispy.  Kind of dry so you might want to have a salsa dip or something on the side.