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Jack the Pumpkin Man: Halloween Plushie Free Crochet Pattern

Jack the Pumpkin Man: Halloween Plushie Free Crochet Pattern

This week, I’m sharing a pattern as part of the Halloween Crochet a Long with tons of great patterns perfect for spooky season! For my pattern, I knew I had to make a Halloween plushie. Halloween plushies have become my favorite collection to work on over the last few years and I’ll also share of the previous patterns later on, but let’s meet our newest guy! This is Jack the Pumpkin Man, and although he looks spooky, he’s really a sweet guy!

Jack the Pumpkin Man Halloween Plushie Pattern

Jack the Pumpkin Man is made in a few different pieces. Obviously, his head is a pumpkin and I imagined the rest of him would be pulled up from underground. Which is where he likes to be on Halloween because he can get quite scared of all the costumes and noises going on. So when it gets too scary, Jack likes to find a quiet little pumpkin patch and get comfy in the soft earth. Once, he tried to be brave and venture out, but he may have been too quiet because he spooked a couple of treat or treaters on accident!

To make this Halloween plushie, I first made all the pieces and then seamed them together at the end. It’s much faster than attaching each piece as you go and it’s easier to make sure things are symmetrical that way. Instead of using safety eyes like I usually do, I chose to embroider on Jack’s eyes, and I think it gives a cute look, like a happy carved pumpkin. Then once everything was sewn together, I just dressed little Jack in his cape and it was done!

 

The full free pattern is written out below. For those who’d prefer to print the pattern and take it with you for on-the-go and to markup as you go, you can buy the inexpensive printable PDF from my Etsy and Ravelry shops. The PDF is formatted without ads or comments, so it’s easy to read.

Materials:

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Pattern Notes:

  • Skill level: Intermediate – some amigurumi experience is helpful but not necessary
  • Sizing: 8″ tall
  • Gauge: 6S X 5R per inch

Jack the Pumpkin Man: Free Crochet Halloween Plushie Pattern

Head:

Round 1: With orange yarn, create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Pull the loop closed.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Round 5: *SC 3, inc* around (30).

Round 6: *SC 4, inc* around (36).

Round 7: *SC 5, inc* around (42).

Round 8: *SC 6, inc* around (48).

Rounds 9-18: SC around for 10 rounds. Start to add the stuffing.

Round 19: *SC 6, dec* around (42).

Round 20: *SC 5, dec* around (36).

Round 21: *SC 4, dec* around (30).

Round 22: *SC 3, dec* around (24).

Round 23: *SC 2, dec* around (18). Finish adding stuffing.

Round 24: *SC, dec* around (12).

Round 25: Decrease around (6). Cut the yarn and thread tail through a tapestry needle. Run the needle under the front loops of each stitch and secure the yarn. Pull tight and cut a very long tail.

To make the lines for the crochet pumpkin, thread the tail yarn through a tapestry needle and push it through the center of the pumpkin from top to bottom. Then go back through the top center to the bottom and you’ll have a large stitch across the pumpkin. Pull the yarn tight to create the first line and repeat 4 more times to make the other sections of the pumpkin.

Stem:

Round 1: With green yarn, create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Pull the loop closed.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18). Cut a tail of about 24 inches, and pull yarn through the center of the circle. Use the tail and chain 7, turn and slip stitch along the chain you just made. Pull the tail back through the circle and thread the end through a tapestry needle.

Use the tapestry needle to sew the stem onto the top of the pumpkin.

Arms (make 2):

Round 1: Create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Rounds 4-11: SC around for 8 rounds.

Round 12: *SC, dec* around (12). Then BO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Legs (make 2):

Round 1: Create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Round 5: *SC 3, inc* around (30).

Rounds 6-8: SC around for 3 rounds

Round 9: Dec 10 times, then SC around the remaining 10 spaces (20).

Rounds 10-14: SC around for 5 rounds.

Round 15: *SC 4, dec* around (15).

Round 16: SC around for 1 round. Then BO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Body:

Round 1: Create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Round 5: *SC 3, inc* around (30).

Round 6: *SC 4, inc* around (36).

Rounds 7-14: SC around for 8 rounds. 

Round 15: *SC 4, dec* around (30).

Round 16: SC around for 1 round.

Round 17: *SC 3, dec* around (24).

Round 18: SC around for 1 round.

Round 19: *SC 2, dec* around (18). Then BO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Cape:

Row 1: With black yarn, chain 37, turn and DC into each space starting from the 3rd chain from hook.

Rows 2-17: Chain 2, DC into each space for 16 rows. Bind off.

With green yarn and a 4.50mm hook, work a line of slip stitches through the fabric along three sides to make a border. Bind off and trim the yarn.

Cord: With green yarn, chain 50. Turn and slip stitch along the row. Bind off and weave the end into the cord.

Thread the cord through row 4 or 5 of the cape, going under and over the DC stitches to make a drawstring to tie the cape onto our pumpkin man.

Assembly

Now that we have all the pieces done, all that’s left of this Halloween crochet pattern is to sew Jack together! Start by using the long tail ends left on the legs to attach them onto the body, making sure to note which way the legs are facing. It helps to use pins to hold the legs in position while you sew. Then, align the arms on either side of the body and sew them in place as well. Finally, sew the body and head together, making sure it’s on straight.

For the smile, use black yarn and work a line of stitches across the face with a back stitch, using the rows as a guide. I made mine into kind of a wavy, jack o’ lantern kind of smile. Once you get to the end, bring the needle under each stitch loop to connect the gaps and make the line smoother. Then use a couple of short stitches to make triangles for the eyes and fill them in. Tie off the yarn and hide the ends into the head to finish.

More Halloween Plushie Patterns!

This guy is just one of my Halloween plushie patterns, but you can check out all the others below too. Right now, you can get 2 Halloween plushies patterns and get the 3rd for 50% off when you use the code: HalloweenCAL

You can also get the free patterns from the blog by clicking on the links below:

Thanks so much for reading! I love this pattern and I hope you guys do too. If you want to check out more of the patterns included in this awesome crochet a long, check out the main page here. There is also a giveaway at the end of it and the prizes are perfect for spooky projects!

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Beth McC -- Midwest Redhead

Saturday 18th of September 2021

Thank you so much! Jack the Pumpkin Man is too adorable for words!

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