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Monday, October 4, 2010


Halloween is right around the corner. For the next three Mondays I’ll be featuring Halloween candy cups that can be whipped up quickly as favors for a Halloween party. These candy cups are also a great way to use up scraps of yarn left over from other projects.

Materials :
scraps of 7-hole clear plastic canvas
#16 tapestry needle
4-ply worsted yarn in yellow, black, green, and orange

Using the pencil draw the outline of the pumpkin on plastic canvas. Also, draw two side pieces 9 x 9 bars and one back and one bottom piece each 9 x 19 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 of the pumpkin in orange Continental Stitch. Stitch the sides, back, and bottom pieces in orange.

Whip Stitch the pieces together with orange yarn.

Overcast the pumpkin stem in green yarn and the remaining pumpkin in orange.

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Janet said...

Cute, thanks.

Cindi J said...

Cute and a darling idea for favors for a party!