PETER PUMPKIN
Peter Pumpkin is 20 inches high
His picture can be found here

YOU WILL NEED:
2 (1 oz.) skeins worsted weight orange
2 (1 oz.) skeins worsted weight green
2 (1 oz.) skeins worsted weight brown
a few yards of worsted weight gold
felt scraps: yellow and brown
craft glue
polyester stuffing
crochet hook size E
yarn needle


ABBREVIATIONS: sk (skip), ch (chain), sl st (slip stitch), lp (loop), sc (single crochet), dc (double crochet), sp (space), hdc (half double crochet), tr (treble crochet), dtr (double treble) tr tr (triple treble).
GAUGE: 9 sc = 2 inches

INSTRUCTIONS:
BACK:
Beg at neck, with green, ch 17.
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: SC in each SC, ch 28 for arm.
Row 3: SC in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch, SC in each so, ch 28 for 2nd arm. Row 4: SC in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch, so in each SC across. Ch 1, turn each row.
Rows 5-13: Work even on 70 SC.
Row 14: SC in 48 SC. Ch 1, turn.
Row 15: SC in 26 SC. Ch 1, turn.
Row 16: Work even on 26 SC.
Row 17: Inc 1 SC each side.
Rows 18-20: Work even on 28 SC.
Row 21: Repeat row 17.
Rows 22-34: Work even on 30 SC. Cut green.
Row 35: With brown, dec 1 SC each side (to dec, pull up a lp in each of 2 SC, yo and through 3 lps on hook).
Rows 36-45: Work even on 26 SC.

LEG:
Row 1: SC in 14 SC. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Dec 1 SC at inner edge of leg, SC in 12 SC.
Rows 3-23: Work even on 13 SC. End off.

FOOT:
Row 1: Sk 3 SC from outer edge of leg; with orange, SC in next 7 SC.
Row 2: SC in each SC, ch 10.
Row 3: SC in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch, SC In each SC.
Rows 4-9: Work even on 16 SC.
Rows 10 and ll: Dec 1 SC each end. End off.
Join brown in next free SC on row 45 of body, work 2nd leg and foot to correspond.

HAND:
Row 1: Join orange in top edge of arm, work 8 SC across first 8 rows of arm.
Rows 2 and 3: Work even.
Row 4: Dec 1 SC at lower edge.
Row 5: Work even on 7 SC.
Rows 6 and 7: Dec 1 SC each end. End off.

FRONT: Make same as back.

HEAD (make 2 pieces):
Beg at neck edge, with orange ch 17.
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.
Row 2: Inc 1 SC each side.
Rows 3 and 4: Work even on 18 SC.
Row 5: (SC in 4 SC, 2 SC in next SC) 3 times, SC in 3 SC
Row 6: Work even on 21 SC.
Row 7: (SC in 5 SC, 2 SC in next SC) 3 times, SC in 3 SC
Rows 8 and 9: Work even on 24 SC.
Row 10: 2 SC in first SC (SC in 6 SC, 2 SC in next SC) 3 times, SC in 2 SC
Rows 11 and 12: Work even on 28 SC.
Row 13: inc 1 SC each side
Rows 14 - 17: Work even on 30 SC.
Row 18: (SC in 8 SC, dec 1 SC) 3 times.
Rows 19 and 20: Work even on 27 SC.
Row 21: (SC in 7 SC, dec 1 SC) 3 times.
3 times. Row 22: Work even on 24 SC.
Row 23: (Dec 1 SC, SC in 2 SC) 6 times.
Row 24: (SC in 4 SC, dec 1 SC) 3 times.
Row 25: Work even on 15 SC.
Row 26: SC in first SC, (dec 1 SC) 7 times. End off.

FINISHING:
Sew front and back of body tog from right side, with matching yarn, stuffing firmly as you sew; leave neck edge open. Sew head pieces tog, leaving neck edge open. Run yarn through sts at top of head, pull sts tog and sew securely. Stuff head firmly. Sew head to body, adding stuffing as necessary. Knot 4 inch and 5 inch strands of gold yam around wrists, ankles and neck and on top of head for "straw." From yellow felt, cut 3 inch long crescent mouth, 1/2 inch diameter circle nose and 1 1/2 inch long semicircular eyes. Cut brown felt pupils. Glue to front of head.



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