This week, another Halloween candy cup, a ghost to add to your pumpkin from last week.
scraps of 7-hole clear plastic canvas
#16 tapestry needle
4-ply worsted yarn in white, purple, and gray
6-strand embroidery floss in black and orange
Using the pencil draw the outline of the pumpkin on plastic canvas. Also, draw two side pieces 8 x 10 bars, one back 8 x 15 bars, and one bottom piece 10 x 15 bars. Each line on the chart represents a bar on the canvas.
Cut out shapes, cutting in the space between bars and not on the bar. After cutting, trim off all the remaining plastic nubs.
Following the chart, stitch the front piece in Continental Stitch. Fill in the uncharted areas in gray. Stitch the sides, back, and bottom pieces in gray Continental Stitch.
Using 6 strands of black floss, French knot the ghost’s eyes and the spider’s body. Backstitch the spider’s legs in black and the ghost’s mouth in orange.
Whip Stitch the pieces together with gray yarn.
Overcast the ghost’s body and hand in white and the remainder of the candy cup in gray.
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