Fall Scarecrow Silverware Pocket
Design by Terry Day
Face is approximately 41/4 inches in diameter
• Red Heart Super Saver medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (7 oz/ 364 yds/198g per skein): 1 skein each #313 Aran, #376 burgundy, #320 cornmeal and #406 medium thyme • Red Heart Classic medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (31/2 oz/190 yds/100g per skein): 1 skein each #12 black and
#245 orange • Red Heart Soft medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (4 oz/204 yds/113g per skein):
1 skein #9939 jeweltone • Size H/8/5mm crochet hook or
size needed to obtain gauge • Tapestry needle • Fabric glue • Sewing needle • Black sewing thread • 7/16-inch black buttons: 4 (2 for
each pocket) • 13/4-inch diameter silk sunflower
Rnds 1–5 = 21/4 inches in diameter Gauge is not critical for this project.
Place marker in first stitch to mark beginning of round. Work in continuous rounds. Do not join. Move marker up as work progresses. Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated. Use small amount of fabric glue to hold facial features in place while attaching. Use photo as guide for placement of all facial features.
Single crochet join (sc join): Place slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated st, yo and pull up a lp, yo and draw through both lps on hook.
SILVERWARE POCKETS FACE
Make 4 (2 for each pocket). Rnd 1: With Aran, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, place marker (see Pattern Notes). (6 sc)
Rnd 2: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times. (9 sc) Rnd 3: 2 sc in each sc. (18 sc) Rnd 4: Sc in each sc. Rnd 5: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (24 sc) Rnd 6: Rep rnd 5. (32 sc) Rnd 7: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, sc in last 2 sc. (42 sc) Rnd 8: Sc in each sc around, join (see Pattern Notes) to first sc, fasten off.
Join cornmeal in front lp (see
Stitch Guide) of last st of row 8 of 1 face piece, ch 16, fasten off. Rep in next 2 sts to the left. Continuing to work across top of face, (join in front lp of next st, ch 3, fasten off) 8 times, forming bangs. (Join in front lp of next st, ch 16, fasten off) 3 times. Tie knot tightly in ends of all hair pieces across head, leaving very small tail. Trim all ends even. Rep on 2nd face piece.
Make 2 (1 for each pocket).
Row 1: With orange, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 chs, ch 1, turn. (3 sc) Row 2: Sc dec (see Stitch Guide) in first 2 sc, sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (2 sc) Row 3: Sc dec in 2 sc, fasten off. (1 sc)
Make 2 burgundy for boy & 2 thyme for girl. Row 1 (RS): Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (5 sc)
Row 2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (7 sc) Row 3: Rep row 2. (9 sc) Row 4: Sc in each sc, ch 1, turn. Row 5: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across, 2 sc in last sc, ch 3, turn. (11 sc)
Row 6: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, sc in each sc across, ch 3, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, sl st in next sc, fasten off. (15 sc)
Row 1: With RS facing, join in front lp of first st of row 6, ch 2, hdc in front lp of each st across, fasten off. (15 hdc) Fold this row up over hat to form cuff.
HAT PATCH (FOR BOY)
Row 1: With jeweltone, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (3 sc) Rows 2 & 3: Sc in each sc, ch 1, turn. At end of row 3, fasten off.
HATBAND (FOR GIRL)
Row 1: With jeweltone, ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, fasten off. (10 sc)
Row 1: With jeweltone, sk next 5 sc on side of face to the left of last st of hair, sc join (see Special Stitch) in next sc and working in back lps (see Stitch
Guide) for this row, sc in next 17 sc, ch 1, turn. (18 sc)
Row 2: [Sc dec in 2 sc] twice, sc in each sc across to last 4 sc, [sc dec in 2 sc] twice, ch 1, turn. (14 sc) Row 3: Sc dec in first 2 sc, sc in each sc across to last 2, sc dec in last 2 sc, ch 1, turn. (12 sc)
Row 4: Rep row 3, ch 1, turn. (10 sc) Rows 5 & 6: Sc in each sc, ch 1, turn. Row 7: Rep row 3, ch 1, turn. (8 sc) Rows 8 & 9: Rep row 3. (4 sc) Row 10: [Sc dec in 2 sc] twice, ch 1, turn. (2 sc) Row 11: Sc dec in 2 sc, fasten off. (1 sc)
FINISHING & ASSEMBLY
On 2 faces for fronts: With sewing thread and needle, attach 2 buttons to face for eyes.
Using length of orange yarn, attach nose to face having point facing upward. With black yarn, embroider mouth below nose between rnds 6 and 7 using running stitch. Use photo as guide.
To attach hats: With length of hat color, attach hat cuff of 1 hat (burgundy on boy, thyme
on girl) to top of each front face, slightly covering hair. In the same manner, attach hat cuff of 1 matching hat to top of each back face. Curve hat cuffs slightly to fit curve of face pieces. St very ends of front and back hat cuff pieces tog, leaving top of hat open for pocket. For girl, sew hatband to hat just above cuff. With fabric glue, attach sunflower to girl’s hat. For boy, sew patch turned on its end on hat. Using length of Aran, use a st through both thicknesses to attach front and back faces tog; start right below hair on left side and continue all the way around to corresponding st on opposite side. With slightly warm steam iron and double thickness of cloth between iron and pocket, press bandanna so that it lies flat. Be very careful to not get the iron too hot so that it will not flatten out the sts. Sew 1 bandanna to the bottom of each face.
Here is one way to add a touch of fun to your fall table settings! These cute silverware pockets would make a unique hostess gift too!