I would suggest posting the model of the craftsman on here or at least the brand and model of the engine (or both)
Also it is best to check if the engine has spark after it dies.
You could get an inline spark tester, which is the best for testing the spark, and are cheap.
but you can probably get away with taking the spark plug out and with the wire still attached to it, let the bottom of the plug rest on the metal of the engine. Then spin the engine over. Just watch, hold the spark plug wire if you can, and let the plug rest on the metal. Its just for safty, they can put out a decent amount of spark.