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By Stephanie Jessica Lau

Crochet your own adorable not-so-scary scarecrow in time for Halloween! Whether this little guy helps decorate your house or accompanies your little ones as they trick-or-treat, he is sure to bring a smile to people’s faces. This project should take about four to six hours to make and will fit in as a decoration nicely throughout the fall holidays.

Materials

Worsted-weight yarn Gold yarn for the head, collar, hands, feet, and fringe; orange yarn for the body and sleeves; blue yarn for the pant legs; green yarn for the hat; tan yarn for the hair and arms/feet fringe
Crochet hook, 1.25mm for the flower
Crochet hook, 2.0mm for everything else
Yarn needle
Fiberfill
Green felt
for the patch
Pink felt for the cheeks
White embroidery floss for the flower
Yellow embroidery floss for the flower and patch
Brown embroidery floss for the smile
Safety eyes, 9mm
Piece of cardboard

Download PDF Download the Amigurumi PDF
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Pattern

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Step 1: Crochet the round head, add the eyes, and embroider the smile.

Head:
Using gold yarn
R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 sts)
R2: Sc 2 in each sc around. (12 sts)
R3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (18 sts)
R4: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (24 sts)
R5: *Sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (30 sts)
R6: *Sc 4, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (36 sts)
R7: *Sc 5, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (42 sts)
R8-16: Sc 42
R17: *Sc 5, dec 1*, rep 6 times. (36 sts)
R18: *Sc 4, dec 1*, rep 6 times. (30 sts)
R19: *Sc 3, dec 1* rep 6 times. (24 sts)

Place 9mm safety eyes. Embroider smile with brown embroidery floss. Begin stuffing head.

R20: *Sc 2, dec 1*, rep 6 times. (18 sts)
R21: *Sc 1, dec 1*, rep 6 times. (12 sts)
Continue stuffing head firmly.
R22: *Sk 1 sc, sc 1*, rep 6 times. (6 sts)
Fasten off and weave in end.

Cut 6″-7″ strands of gold and tan yarn. Tie knots on one end. Sew strands through head as shown in picture, alternating between gold and tan. Trim strands as desired (or so hair just grazes eye level).

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Step 2: Knot two different colors of yarn through the head for the hair. Trim the hair as desired.

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Step 3: Add a frilled collar by crocheting around a ring and scrunching it up with a running stitch.

Collar:
Using gold yarn
Ch 23, join with sl st to form a ring.
R1: Sc around. (23 sts)
R2: Sc 2 in each sc around. (46 sts)
Fasten off. Thread yarn needle with gold yarn and do a running stitch across the inner part of the collar so that it scrunches up. Sew collar to head.

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Step 4: Wrap strands of yarn around the hands and feet for fringe. Insert them into the sleeves and pant legs. Trim the fringe.

Pant Leg: (make 2)
Using blue yarn
Ch 8, join with sl st to form a ring.
R1-4: Sc around. (8 sts)
Fasten off and weave in end.

Sleeves: (make 2)
Using orange yarn
Ch 6, join with sl st to form a ring.
R1: Sc around. (6 sts)
R2: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 2 times. (8 sts)
R3: Sc 8.
R4: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 3 times. (12 sts)
R5-6: Sc 12.
Fasten off and weave in end.

Feet: (make 2)
Using gold yarn
R1: 4 sc in magic ring.
R2-3: Sc 4.
Fasten off (can weave in end or leave end as part of fringe).

Hands: (make 2)
Using gold yarn
R1: 5 sc in magic ring.
R2-3: Sc 5.
Fasten off (can weave in end or leave end as part of fringe).

Fringe:
Cut four 8″ strands of yarn (two gold, two tan). Drape them over the hands and feet (as shown in picture) and glue/sew them on. Alternate the gold and tan strands. Glue/sew the hands into the arm sleeves and the feet into the pant legs.

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Step 5: Crochet the body and embroider the patch.

Body:
Using orange yarn
R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 sts)
R2: Sc 2 in each sc around. (12 sts)
R3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (18 sts)
R4: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (24 sts)
R5: *Sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (30 sts)
R6: Through back loops only, sc 30.
R7-8: Sc 30.
R9: *Sc 3, dec 1* rep 6 times. (24 sts)
R10-14: Sc 24.
Fasten off and leave long end for sewing. Cut out small square patch of green felt. Embroider onto corner of body with yellow embroidery floss. Sew pant legs onto body. Place circular piece of cardboard on bottom of body to keep shape. Stuff body. Sew body to collar/head.

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Step 6: Attach the body parts together.

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Step 7: Crochet the green pointy hat.

Hat:
Using green yarn
R1: 3 sc in magic ring.
R2: 3 sc.
R3: Sc 2 in each sc around. (6 sts)
R4: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 3 times. (9 sts)
R5: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 3 times. (12 sts)
R6: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (18 sts)
R7: Sc 18.
R8: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc *, rep 6 times. (24 sts)
R9: Sc 24.
R10: *Sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (30 sts)
R11: Sc 30.
R12: *Sc 4, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (36 sts)
R13-16: Sc 36.
Fasten off. Holding hat upside-down, join in any sc with sl stitch. Chain 1 and begin working counterclockwise,

R17: Sc 35. (36 sts)
R18: *Sc 5, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (42 sts)
R19: *Sc 6, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (48 sts)
R20: *Sc 7, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (54 sts)
R21: *Sc 8, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (60 sts)
R22: *Sc 9, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (66 sts)
Fasten off and weave in end.

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Step 8: Add a daisy to the hat.

Daisy:
Flower base
Using yellow embroidery floss
R1: 5 sc in magic ring, sl st to first sc to join circle. Fasten off.

Using white embroidery floss
R2: Sl st to any sc. *Ch 3, Tr in same sc. Ch 3, sl st in next sc*, rep 5 times around. Fasten off.

Center Circle
Using yellow embroidery floss
R1: 5 sc in magic ring, sl st to first sc to join circle. Fasten off. Sew/glue yellow circle onto flower base to give a more three-dimensional effect.

About the Author:

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Stephanie Jessica Lau has been crocheting ever since she was a little girl. From knitting and macramé to beadwork and friendship bracelets, she has always had a great passion for crafts. She loves designing and crocheting amigurumi (the Japanese art of knitted/crocheted stuffed animals) with her husband, Ryan. Stephanie documents her crochet projects with step-by-step photos and provides tips and free patterns on her blog, All About Ami.

Haley Pierson-Cox

Brooklyn-based DIY from a Gal in Granny Glasses
http://www.thezenofmaking.com


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