Stuff and Spill Halloween Cauldron

For those of you who enjoyed my Stuff and Spill Fish Bowl and Picnic Basket, I am back today with another, Halloween inspired pattern!  I worked with Bernat Blanket Yarn a lot over the summer, and it was nice to start using it again...especially with the Bernat Blanket Stitch Along coming up next week!

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stuff-and-spill-halloween-cauldron

Pin it: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/494270127838037668/

This plushy toy is perfect for little hands.  It features a big cauldron filled with a smiling jack-o-lantern, a friendly ghost, and a squishy spider.  The features are all added using non-toxic puffy paint-making the toy free of choking hazards!  

This pattern is made with a combination of Bernat Blanket and Bernat Blanket Brights.  They really have a wonderful color selection to choose from now and I find this yarn to be so versatile beyond using it for blankets!

I hope this pattern is fun for you and your little ones.  Time to get in the Halloween spirit!

Supplies

Abbreviations

  • St: stitch
  • Sl st: slip stitch
  • Ch: Chain
  • SC: Single crochet
  • HDC2TOG: Half double crochet two together
  • RSC: Reverse single crochet (aka crab stitch)
  • HDC: Half double crochet
  • DC: Double crochet
  • BLO: back loop only

Pattern Notes:

  • Ch stitches at the beginning or rounds or rows do not count as a stitch
  • The end of each round is joined with a sl st to the first stitch of the round
  • Gauge is not important for the finished product.  My cauldron is about 10 inches tall
  • To make these truly baby friendly, I opted to use non-toxic puffy paint instead of safety eyes

Cauldron:

Start with Magic Circle (with color ‘Coal’).

Round 1: Ch 2, work 10 DC into magic circle.  Pull tight

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 DC in each st around (20)

Round 3: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next st, repeat from *around (30)

Round 4 (BLO): Ch 1, *2 SC, SC in next 2, repeat from *around (40)

Round 5-7: Ch 1, SC around (40)

Round 8: Ch 1, *2 SC, SC in next 3, repeat from *around (50)

Round 9-11: Ch 1, SC around (50)

Round 12: Ch 1, *SC2TOG, SC in next 3, repeat from *around (40)

Round 13-16: Ch 1, SC around (40)

Round 17: Ch 1, SC2TOG around (20)

Round 18: Ch 1, 2 SC in each st around (40)

Round 19: Ch 1, SC around (40)

Round 20: Ch 1, RSC around (40).  Join with sl st to first st of the round, tie off and weave in ends.

 

Pumpkin

Start with magic circle (with color Carrot Orange)

Round 1: Ch 1, 6 HDC in magic circle, pull tight

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 HDC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: Ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC, repeat from * around (18)

Round 4: Ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC in next 2, repeat from * around (24)

Rounds 5-6: Ch 1, HDC around (24)

Round 7: Ch 1, HDC2Tog around (12)

Round 8: Ch 1, HDC2Tog around (6)

Round 9: *switch to Go Go Green* Ch 1, SC2Tog around (3)

Round 10: Ch 1, SC around (3)

Tie off yarn and weave in ends. Decorate face if desired using black non-toxic puffy paint.

 

Ghost

Start with magic circle (with color White)

Round 1: Ch 1, 6 HDC in magic circle, pull tight (6)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 HDC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: Ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC, repeat from * around (18)

Round 4-7: Ch 1, HDC around (18)

Round 8: Ch 1, *SC, HDC, DC in 3, HDC, repeat from * around (18)

Tie off and weave in ends.  Decorate face with non-toxic black puffy paint.

 

Spider

Start with magic circle (with color Pow Purple)

Round 1: Ch 1, 6 HDC in magic circle, pull tight (6)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 HDC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: Ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC, repeat from * around (18)

Round 4: Ch 1, *HDC2Tog, HDC, repeat from * around (12)

Round 5: Ch 1, HDC2Tog around (6)

Tie off leaving a long tail.  With a yarn needle, weave the tail back and forth through each stitch in round 5 and pull tight to cinch it shut.  Knot the yarn and weave in ends.  

To add the spider legs, attach the yarn to a post of a stitch in round 4 with a sl st.  Ch 8 tight chain sts and tie off.  Repeat this until the spider has 8 legs.

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