October 31, 2012

Spider Lace Headband

Happy Halloween!

"Headband made with a sewn-in elastic closure added for a comfortable fit without fussy ties or buttons that get caught in long/curly hair."

Designed By: Lara Sue
Skill Level: Medium

Materials: #5 Perle Mercerized Cotton about 100 yds
#7 Steel hook/1.65 mm
Sharp Needle
1 inch long piece of elastic from a pony-tail holder or elastic headband

October 30, 2012

Raspberry Bag

A Pretty Bag Pattern!  I love the color!

Designed By:  Colour in a Simple Life Designs

M:aterials:  2 x 100g balls Stylecraft Special DK
(Bag is worked with 2 strands held together)
6.5mm hook
2 x D-rings
2 x Swivel Bolt Snaps
Lining Fabric
Pretty scarf to decorate

October 28, 2012

Crazy Cat Hat

"You know the look on your cat's face right before it tears through the room, stalking it's invisible prey?"

Designed By:  Brenda K. B. Anderson

Materials:  One skein (no more than 150 yards) of Lion Brand Homespun yarn in "Edwardian". Or substitute with another textured chunky weight yarn that will give the same gauge.

-No more than twenty yards of a worsted weight yarn for eyes. I used Red Heart Soft yarn in "Honey"

-No more than 10 yards of black worsted weight yarn for eye outlines and pupils. I used Caron simply Soft yarn.

-One yard of worsted weight yarn to embroider Crazy Cat's nose. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in light pink

-One yard of worsted weight yarn to embroider Crazy Cat's whiskers. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in grey

-Size I/9 - 5.5mm hook (use for main part of hat)

-Size H/8 - 5.00mm hook (use for eyes and pupils)

-Yarn needle

Finished Size:  This hat will fit a tween, teen, or adult with a head circumference of up to 22"

October 26, 2012

Hollow Skull

I would make a crochet skull for a year round decoration!  Imagine the different color combos?!  It would make a nice collection,  but it's also pretty awesome for Halloween!

Designed By:  NerdyCrochetGal 
Skill Level:  Easy
Yarn:  Red Heart Super Saver
Hook:  G Hook

October 24, 2012

Adeline Fingerless Mitts

"wanted to design a fingerless mitts crochet pattern with cables that are suitable for beginners as well. So I came up with this faux cable idea that anyone with basic crochet skills can easily work."

Designed By: Crochet Dreamz
Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:  Worsted Weight Size 4 medium Yarn
Hook Size H (5.0mm)
Sewing Needle to weave in ends

Size:  Fits average woman's hand

October 23, 2012

Skeleton Beanie Hat

Need some more last minute Halloween inspiration?  Try this simple skeleton hat!

Designed By:  Susan D1408 Crochet Addict

Skill Level:  Easy

Items required
5mm (H) hook & 4mm (6) hook. If you don’t have a 4mm hook use a 4.25mm (G) hook.
Double knit (8ply) – white & Black
Stitch marker
Wool needle

October 21, 2012

Devil Horns

"Need a quick costume idea? Look no further! I cooked up this easy to crochet devil horned headband with last minute costumers in mind - because there’s nothing scarier than missing out on Halloween fun!"

Designed By:  By Kala Hotakainen of Vegancraftastic

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in Autumn Red - less than one skein

Supplies: Small amount of fiberfill, yarn needle

Hook: US size G (4.5mm)

October 20, 2012

Musical Shells Shawl

Musical Shells Shawl

"No one will believe how easy this shawl is to make! The textures and colors of our “magical” yarn do all the work."

Designed By: Double Stitch Twins

Skill Level: Easy

Supplies:RED HEART® Boutique™ Magical™: 3 balls 1621 Wizard.
Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 8mm [US L-11].
Yarn needle.

Size:  One size fits most.
Shawl measures 18” (46 cm) x 72” (183 cm).

October 19, 2012

Incognito Me

More Halloween fun!

Designed By: Kat Marie Williams

Materials:  Lion Brand Jiffy - 1 skein of Black, 1 skein of Camel, plus 1 skein of any brand and color of eyelash yarn
10.0mm (size N) crochet hook for hat & nose
6.5mm (size K) crochet hook for brows & moustache

Gauge:  Gauge doesn't much matter, as the back of the hat can be adjusted with an added drawstring if necessary. The hat is large enough so that long hair can be stuffed up into it.

October 18, 2012

Handy Spider Webs

"These are fun and easy Halloween “mitts” that you can crochet in no time!"

Designed By:  Irina Novikova

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials suggested
Aunt Lydia's Classic Crochet (Size 10)
Hook size

October 17, 2012

Tie Me Up Spats

"Simply add your own personal touches to make it yours!"

Designed By:  Dawning Dreams

Skill Level:  Easy

Finished Size:
12 inches around top, 15 inches around bottom edge, and 7 inches tall

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, 150yards
Size I crochet hook
Needle for sewing in ends

October 16, 2012

Spider Web Garland

I like this spider web pattern.  And, I've actually seen this made into a scarf on Etsy, she just made 3 webs, joined them together, and wore it so that one web was across her neck and shoulders and the other two hanged behind.  It looked pretty cool!

Designed By:  The Philadelphia Studio

Skill Level:  Easy

Yarn:  Any size black (or white) yarn

Hook:  Whichever hook size your yarn suggests

The size of yarn and hook is really your choice here, a great way to use up scraps!

October 15, 2012

Rani Hat , Neck Warmer and Mittens

"What a beautiful and original set!"

HAT: Size: S/M - M/L
Materials: DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
100-100 g color no 08, light beige, crochet hook size 4 mm / G/6 – or size needed to get 18 dc x 9 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Materials: DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
150-150 g color no 08, light beige, crochet hook SIZE 4.5 mm / US 7 – or size needed to get 16 dc = width 10 cm / 4''.

MITTENS: Size: S/M - M/L
Materials:  DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
100-100 g color no 08, light beige.  crochet hook size 4 mm / G/6 – or size needed to get 18 dc x 9 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

October 14, 2012

Mr. Boo Hat

Here's a super cute hat pattern for a baby! If you're good at patterns, you can easily re-size this for a larger head.

Designed By: A chick w/Sticks Blog

Skill Level: Easy

  • I hook (5.5mm)
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Yarn (white and black)

Size: 6-12 Months

October 12, 2012

Half and Half Tabard

Designed by:  Designs by KN

Skill level: Easy

Finished size: Loose fitting – finished front or back pieces measure approx. 34” long x 21” widecc(total finished bust measurement 42”)

Materials:  Worsted-weight handpaint, multicolor, or solid color wool, wool-blend or acrylic yarn (sample shown in Mountain Colors “Alpaca Blend”)
500 yds. Color A, 500 yds. Color B
200 yds. contrast color (CC) for seams and edging
Size I hook (or size to obtain gauge)
Tapestry needle

October 11, 2012

Sugar Skull Winter Mask


Here's a great mask pattern for Halloween or to wear in the cold outdoors!
Designed By: Kourtney Moon

Gauge:  2 rows - 1”  3 stitches - 1”

Materials:  J hook (6mm), Stitch markers, 1 skein worsted weight yarn in colors: black, white, pink, 1 sheet of felt in each colors: black blue, pink, red,  Sewing needle and thread in colors:
black, blue, orange, pink, red, yellow

October 9, 2012

Just Got Stitched Up Choker

I thought I'd share this cool pattern in time for Halloween.  Simple and brilliant!

Designed By: Mimi Alelis

Skill Level:  Easy

Cannon cotton thread, size 8 (can be substituted with size 10 thread), black
Crochet hook size 1.75mm
Snap fasteners for closure
Sewing needle and thread

Finished size: 14 inches

October 8, 2012

Thong Socks

Here's a cute sock pattern, let your big toe roam free!

Designed By:  Treasures Made From Yarn

Materials: Sock/fingerwieght yarn, B hook

Gauge: 8 rows and 8 sc = 1 inch * 34 stitches are for the leg, 3 stitches are for the heel and 45 stitches for the foot. You can adjust these numbers (except the heel) to fit your foot

October 7, 2012

Pony Ears

More Halloween ideas coming your way!  Homemade costumes are the best costumes!

Designed By:  NyanPon's Knits and Crochet

Skill Level:  Easy

Worsted weight acrylic yarn
Size I (5.5mm) hook
Yarn needle

October 4, 2012

Dazzle Skirt

"Make a fashion statement with this trendy skirt!"

Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials:  DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio Color no 607, light brown eco: 150-150-150-150-200-200 g
Color no 601, dark brown eco:  100-100-100-100-100-100 g
Color no 3770, dark pink:  50-50-100-100-100-100 g
50 g of the following colors are needed for all sizes:  100 off white, 2925 rust, 3650 maroon, 6790 dark blue

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3.5 mm/E/4 - or size needed to get 22 sc or 1 sc and 1 ch alternately 11 times = width 10 cm / 4''.

DROPS SEASHELL BUTTON NO 525: 3-3-3-4-4-4 pieces

October 3, 2012

Spooky Cup Cozies

Spooky Cup Cozies

"These monsters and ghouls will keep your coffee warm and your fingers protected while you hand out Halloween treats! "

Designed By: Vicki Blizzard

Skill Level:  Easy

Supplies:  RED HEART® Soft®: 1 ball 4422 Tangerine A, small amount 4614 Black B and 4601 Off White C.  RED HEART® Soft®: 1 ball 9522 Leaf D, small amount 4614 Black B, 9925 Really Red E and 4601 Off White C.  RED HEART® Soft®: 1 ball 4601 Off White C and small amount 4614 Black B.
Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 4mm [US G-6].
Yarn needle.

Size:  Cozy stretches to fit most sizes of coffee shop cups.

October 2, 2012

Legwarmers with Flare

Crochet Leg Warmer with Flare

Bell-bottom legwarmers!

"With this pattern, you can crochet a pair of flared legwarmers, or just make flared ankle warmers.  They use up quite a bit of yarn, due to the puff stitch, but that also makes them warmer."

Material: Bernat Satin (4 to 5, 100g/3.5oz balls) The amount you need will depend on how long you make them.

Hook Size: H/8-5.00MM

October 1, 2012

Loken Cowl

"Worn as a shoulderwarmer or a cowl, this floral crochet neckpiece is simultaneously warm and delicate."

Skill Level:  Experienced
Size:  One size

Finished Measurements:  Approximately 26” around top edge x 39” around lower edge x 17” high

3 Hanks BERROCO FLICKER (50 grs), #3305 Siegfried
Crochet hooks, sizes 3.75 mm (F-5) and 4.00 mm (G-6) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Tapestry needle

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