Create DIY Macrame Jack-O-Lanterns with Red Heart Yarn and just a few simple supplies plus my free printable jack-o-lantern faces. I love the Super Saver line of yarn from Red Heart because it comes in 110 different colors, so you can mix and match to create customized craft projects. My mom has been knitting blankets with it since I was a kid. Each year when we were growing up in Pennsylvania we would get to pick out our own special colors for a snuggle blanket. My favorites were always the variegated skeins. I will show you just how quick and easy it is to make this super cute trio of Jack-O-Lanterns for your home!
Easy Macrame Jack-O-Lanterns with Red Heart Yarn
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Here's what you need to make a Macrame Jack-O-Lantern Trio:
- Red Heart Super Saver Yarn – Pumpkin, Carrot
- Kunin Classic Felt Craft Cuts – Copper Canyon, Olive Green, Black
- Thick Cotton Rope – Dollar Tree
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Tree
- Painter's Tape – Dollar Tree
- MONO Twin Permanent Marker – Tombow
- Pencil with New Eraser
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Pinking Shears
- Comb – Dollar Tree
- MACRAME JACK-O-LANTERN PATTERNS – download at the bottom of this post
Here's how to create Easy Macrame Pumpkins:
Measure and tape the thick cotton rope in the middle of where you will cut the rope to prevent fraying. Here are the lengths I cut to create the Jack-O-Lantern Trio. Tall Pumpkin one 10″ and one 12″ length. Small Pumpkin one 8″, one 9.5″, and one 11″ length. Wide Pumpkin one 6″, one 7.5″, one 9″, and one 11″ length.
If you want to make a Jack-O-Lantern of your own size, create the center section, and then measure the other sections around the first. Line up and dry fit all of the sections of the three pumpkins on your work surface. Number the section of each pumpkin with the MONO Twin Permanent Marker, so you can keep all of the lengths of rope organized. The MONO Twin is a versatile marker to craft with because it has a larger bullet tip and an extra fine tip, which makes it perfect for all types of applications.
Since I will be wrapping the Red Heart Super Saver Yarn around the sections of rope, I am starting the skein from the center. Line up the rope sections from the Wide Jack-O-Lantern from smallest to largest on your work surface. Place a small line of hot glue on the end of the smallest rope, place the end of the yarn into the glue, and then let it cool. Begin wrapping the rope tightly with the Red Heart Carrot Yarn.
Continue to wrap each length of cotton rope with the Red Heart Yarn. Keep the yarn tight and the rows close together, so you do not see any white rope peaking through. At the very end of each rope, cut the yarn pull it through the second loop, and secure it with a small dot of hot glue. Starting with the smallest length, fold it in half, apply a thin line of hot glue to the center of the yarn-covered rope, and hold it together until the glue cools. Repeat with the remaining lengths of yarn-covered rope, until the pumpkin is complete. TIP: for a clean finished project, make sure that your start and finish ends are to the inside of the rope and get hidden when assembled.
Remove the tape from the ends of the cotton rope with scissors. Gently comb (or brush) out the ends of the cotton rope to create a lovely fringe. Trim the fringe evenly with scissors. Repeat the above process to create the Tall Jack-O-Lantern and the Small Jack-O-Lantern.
Once all three DIY Macrame Pumpkins are complete, create stems and leaves. Cut out three stems from Copper Canyon Kunin Classic Felt with scissors. Cut out leaves from Olive Green Kunin Felt with straight scissors or pinking shears.
Download and print the MACRAME jACK-O-LANTERN PATTERNS at the bottom of this post. Roughly cut out the faces you would like to use. Flip over the patterns and apply a light coat of Pattern & Stencil Spray from Therm-O-Web. Attach the sticky side to the Black Kunin Classic Felt, and then cut them out with scissors. The spray keeps the detailed face patterns in place while cutting.
Once all the face patterns are cut out, attach them to the front of the macrame pumpkins with a glue gun and glue sticks. I love how each one has a personality all their own!
Free Printable Jack-O-Lantern Faces
How to Make DIY Macrame Jack-O-Lanterns with Yarn
Super Saver yarn from Red Heart has been a favorite among crafters, knitters, and crocheters for over 30 years. This 100% acrylic worsted weight, size 4 yarn comes in over 110 beautiful colors, so you will always find the perfect color to complete your project. I love the muted but bright pops of color from the Pumpkin and Carrot colors for this Macrame Pumpkin craft project. Change up the colors to fit your home decor OR create in shades of whites and greens for the perfect topper for a gift bag or present instead of a bow.
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Create DIY Macrame Pumpkins with Red Heart Yarn and just a few simple supplies from around the house. I will show you how to make this super cute trio of pumpkins for your home!
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