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Monday, October 18, 2010


This week, the final Halloween candy cup, a witch to join your ghost and pumpkin from the last two weeks.

scraps of 7-hole clear plastic canvas
#16 tapestry needle
4-ply worsted yarn in orange, purple, black, and green
6-strand embroidery floss in black

Using the pencil draw the outline of the pumpkin on plastic canvas. Also, draw two side pieces 10 x 10 bars, and one back and one bottom each 10 x 18 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 black. Stitch the sides, back, and bottom pieces in black Continental Stitch.

Using 6 strands of black floss, French knot the witch’s eyes and mouth in black.

Whip Stitch the pieces together with black yarn.

Overcast the witch’s hair in orange, the hat band in purple, and the remainder of the candy cup in black.

Do you do any special for Halloween? Let's hear from you. 
Everyone who posts a comment this week is entered in the drawing for a free book from our Book Club Friday Guest Author. -- AP


Kathy said...

I like these little needlepoint projects because they work up quick and use up my yarn scraps. Since I only get three or four kids for Halloween, I can make one of these little cups for each kid and fill it with candy.

Cindi J said...

The witch is as cute as the ghost & pumpkin. These together would make a cute centerpiece.

Sandy Cody said...

How cute. I can adapt it for a quilt pattern and maybe make placemats.