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Pumpkin Canister

Image of Pumpkin Canister Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

This crocheted pumpkin canister is made with a recycled plastic large coffee can. It is fun and easy to make and can be completed in a couple of evenings. You can use it to store Halloween Treats for your Halloween party. It would look festive as a centerpiece on your Fall table.
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Materials Needed
Worsted weight acrylic yarn in Pumpkin Orange
Scrap Worsted weight acrylic yarn in Spring Green
Empty Large plastic Red coffee can with lid
Polyester Fiberfill
Hot Glue & Glue Gun
Size H/8 or 6mm aluminum crochet hook
Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Yarn Thickness: 4mm
Gauge: 4sc = 1"
Finished Size: 8" h x 7½" w
Skill Level: Intermediate

Instructions
Bottom RND 1: With pumpkin, ch5, join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch3, 13dc in ring. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (14dc)

RND 2: Ch3, dc in same st as slst. 2dc in each dc around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (28dc)

RND 3: Ch3, dc in same st as slst. Dc in next dc. *2dc in next dc. Dc in next dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.(42dc)

RND 4: Ch3, dc in same st as slst. Dc in each of the next 2dc. *2dc in next dc. Dc in each of the next 2 dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (56dc)

RND 5: Ch3, dc in sames st as slst. Dc in each of the next 3 dc. *2dc in next dc. Dc in each of the next 3 dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (70dc)

RND 6: Ch1, sc in same st as slst. Sc in next dc. Dc in each of the next 8 dc. *Sc in each of the next 2 dc. Dc in each of the next 8 dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to first sc.

RND 7-20: Ch1, sc in same st as slst. Sc in next sc. Dc in each of the next 8 dc. *Sc in each of the next 2 sc. Dc in each of the next 8 dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to first sc.

RND 21: ch1, sc in same st as slst and in each st around. Join w/slst to first sc. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work.

Top of Canister
RND 1: With spring green. Ch7. Ch1, sc in same st as slst. Sc in each ch around. Join w/slst to first sc.

RND 2-7: Ch1, sc in same st as slst. Sc in each sc around. Join w/slst to first sc. Fasten off green. Weave ends in.

RND 8: Join pumpkin orange to same st as slst. Ch1, 2sc in same st as slst. 2sc in each sc around. Join w/slst to first sc.

RND 9: Ch1, sc in same st as slst. Sc & dc in next sc. *Sc in next sc. Sc & dc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to first sc.

RND 10: Ch1, sc in same st as slst. Sc in next sc. 2dc in next dc. *Sc in each of the next 2 sc. 2dc in next dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to first sc.

RND 11: Ch1, sc in same st as slst. Sc in next sc. 2dc in each of the next 2 dc. *Sc in each of the next 2 sc. 2dc in each of the next 2 dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to first sc.

RND 12: Ch1, sc in same st as slst. Sc in next sc. (2dc in next dc. Dc in each of the next 2 dc. 2dc in next dc.) *Sc in each of the next 2 sc. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to first sc.

RND 13: Ch1, sc in same st as slst. Sc in next sc. (2dc in next dc. Dc in each of the next 4dc. 2dc in next dc.) *Sc in each of the next 2 sc. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to first sc.

RND 14-16: Ch1, sc in same st as slst. Sc in next sc. Dc in each of the next 8 dc. *Sc in each of the next 2 sc. Dc in each of the next 8 dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to first sc. At the end of RND 16. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work.

Assembly
Step 1: Heat up your glue gun.
Step 2: Turn bottom of canister upside down so the bottom is facing up. Place the bottom of your crochet work over the bottom of the canister and turn whole thing over.
Step 3: Lightly stuff inside the crocheted cover concentrating the stuffing in the puffy areas around the canister. Work with it until you achieve the look you want.
Step 4: Hot glue the sc stitches at top edge of cover to just under the rim leaving room for the lid. When you are done with the sc stitches, glue the rest of the upper edge of the crochet work to the container.
Step 5: Lid: Put some hot glue on the top of your lid and place some stuffing on top of the hot glue. Just use a little bit of stuffing, just enough to make the cover puffy a little bit so it keeps it's pumpkin shape.
Step 7: Make a hole in the center of the stuffing on the lid to expose the plastic of the lid. Put some hot glue on the inside center of the crocheted cover and stick to the top of the exposed plastic of the lid.
Step 8: Glue the cover to the outside of the rim of the lid like you did the bottom cover but make sure the dc sections of the top cover over hang the edge of the lid so it will overlap the bottom of the pumpkin. Place lid on pumpkin lining up the dc sections of the top and bottom of the pumpkin.

Design written on Sunday, October 02, 2011 Copyright ©2011 By Julie A. Bolduc p116022

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