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Jack-o-Lantern Knitting Pattern

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Jack-o-Lantern Tea Cosies Ward off evil spirits this Halloween with this Jack-o-Lantern tea cosy. The vibrant orange pumpkin tea cosy will also keep your tea piping hot this chilly autumn. The Jack-o-Lantern tea cosy is made from double thickness yarn for extra insulation.

This tea cosy was designed by TeaCosyFolk.co.uk for Halloween Mania.

To make the Jack-o-Lantern tea cosy you will need...
5.5 mm, UK size 5 or US size 9 knitting needles,
3.25 mm, UK size 10 or US size 3 knitting needles,
50g Orange Double knitting wool,
25g Black Double knitting wool,
A small amount of Green Double knitting wool,
And the Jack-o-Lanterns face pattern which can be printed off Here...

Divide the Black and Orange balls of wool into two balls so that the yarn can be used as double thickness but knitted up as a single strand.

The Back
Using size 5.5mm knitting needles and double thickness Orange yarn cast on 28 stitches and work 4 rows in straight garter stitch (Knit each row)

Then work 22 rows of Stocking Stitch (one row knit, one row purl)

Leave the stitches on a spare needle until later.

The Front
Using size 5.5mm knitting needles and double thickness Orange yarn cast on 28 stitches and work 4 rows in straight garter stitch

Then work 19 rows from the pattern to create the Jack-o-Lanterns face.

Row 20: P
Row 21: K
Row 22: P

Shaping the top...
Using Red wool as a double yarn proceed to knit across the tea cosy front and then tea cosy back as Follows...

Shaping the top Row 1: *K5, K2 tog* repeat to end

Next and every alternate row Purl.

Row 3: *K4, K2 tog* repeat to end.
Row 5: *K3, K2 tog* repeat to end.
Row 7: *K2, K2 tog* repeat to end.
Row 9: *K1, K2 tog* repeat to end.
Row 11: *K2 tog* repeat to end.

Thread the end of the yarn through the remaining stitches and through the loop of the yarn itself and draw up the knitting tightly and Finnish off.

With the front and back right sides together, sew about 9.5cm from the finishing off point down the side seam towards the cast on edge.

At the bottom of each side seam, sew about 3cm upwards. The holes are left for the teapot handle and spout.

To make the Pumpkin Stalk...
Using UK size 10 knitting needles and a single strand of green wool cast on 8 stitches and work 10 rows of stocking stitch. Cast off.

Roll the knitting up so that the cast off is at the top. Over down the length of the stalk. With the thread still attached, sew a row of running stitches up the seam and pull soghtly to make the stalk curl over, finish off. Sew the stalk tot he top of the tea cosy.

Finish off all the ends inside the tea cosy left over from knitting the face.