Arlo is a great pattern for beginners and pros alike because it’s simple! Despite its simplicity, if you carve a stack of different, basic patterns your neighbors will ooh and ahh over your display!
Remember your first Jack o’lantern? Did a family member carve it or were you sent outside, with the “mess,” to try it on your own?
Arlo is a great pattern for beginners and pros alike because it’s simple! Despite its simplicity, if you carve a stack of different, basic patterns your neighbors will ooh and ahh over your display! One is sweet by itself, but a stack is spectacular!
The wonderful thing about simple patterns is that you are free to change it and create a different personality. Arlo’s nose has nostrils, but you could just keep the nose as a smooth oval shape and leave those off altogether. Alternatively, you could keep them but make them bigger, which will make him look like his nostrils are flared!
But perhaps Arlo’s best features are those big bucky teeth! Obviously, he’s missing a few of those because of eating one too many pieces of candy and not brushing those chompers as well as he should! (Arlo is definitely not the child of a dentist!) However, you could add a few more teeth if you like, or just leave the one cut out tooth outside the line of his mouth and just one inside. You get to decide how many teeth Arlo has!
Want to have a little more fun? Get really creative! How about adding just a simple “ letter C shape” carved out on either side of the pumpkin, giving Arlo some ears? Or, use a small thin nail to poke out a pile of freckles on both cheeks, or even just a scattered few. How about a bow tie? Or give him a startled look and add some eyebrows as if he just got a scary surprise? Or, add a few long eyelashes to each eye and Arlo will look like Arla! You’re the artist now…give this pattern your own spin!