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I began my stitching and designing career by making custom clothing and household items for my Barbies. I don't go anywhere without a needle and thread, and I'm always up for a stitchy adventure.

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Jack O' Lantern Tag

from Funk & Weber Designs
(10) Name: 'Embroidery : Jack O' Lantern Tag
Jack O' Lantern Tag Jack O' Lantern Tag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • If you know how to cross stitch, you're golden. If you can figure out how to begin and end threads and how to make an X, you'll be okay, too.
  • The pattern includes cross stitch, backstitch, and wonky eyelets.
  • Finishing instructions and a link to a finishing tutorial are included.

Pattern Description:

Glow-in-the-dark tag, pendant, or bookmark.

This is a quick-to-stitch Halloween pattern with endless finishing possibilities.

Kreinik's glow-in-the-dark thread and Rainbow Gallery's Sparkle! Braid make this pattern sparkle and glow, like a jack o' lantern should.

The Gentle Art Simply Shaker hand-dyed threads give the Jack 'o lantern a perfectly natural look, provided you don't stitch it in stripes. There's a link in the pattern to a tutorial about getting a natural, non-stripey look with hand-dyed threads.

The model was finished as a tag for a child's trick-or-treat bag, but consider making it a necklace pendant, key chain fob, or bookmark. Stitch the pattern over one thread for Halloween earrings.

Finishing instructions are included.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Stitch count: 35W x 36H
  • Approximate design area on 14-count fabric (that covers 28-count stitched over 2 threads, which is what I did): 2.5 x 2.5 inches


  • I'll list what I used, but feel free to make substitutions.
  • 28 ct. Cashel Linen, Shadow, by Picture This Plus, two pieces, 4 x 4 inches
  • The Gentle Art, Simply Shaker Sampler Threads: Carrot, 7081 and Picnic Basket, 7060
  • DMC 6-strand cotton, Black, 310
  • Rainbow Gallery, Sparkle! Braid, Yellow, SK24
  • Kreinik Glow-In-The-Dark Thread, Lemon-Lime, 054F, #4 braid
  • DMC #8 pearl cotton, Black, 310
  • Felt batting, optional

You Will Also Need:

  • All the usual stitching supplies: hoop or frame, needle, sharp scissors, eyes, fingers, brain