October 31, 2014

Mad Eye Patch -free crochet pattern-


Happy Halloween!  Here's one last spooky crochet pattern for the season.  It's creepy, easy, uses not much supplies, and is quick!  Quick is important if you left your costume plans until last minute, ... like today!  The designer has included a photo tutorial for your ease.

Designed By:  Kelly's Stuff

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 
  • Size 4 mm hook
  • Small amounts worsted weight black, blue, white, light brown 
  • tapestry needle
  • small amount of fiberfill
  • two buttons
  • elastic (about 6 inches)

October 29, 2014

Knife Headband -free crochet pattern-


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Two more days until Halloween!  I hope you have your costume all figured out by now.  If not... here's a last minute quickie pattern!  This is a clever design for a "knife in head" headband, an excellent accessory for a zombie.. add some zombie makeup, there you go!

Designed By:  Sol Maldonado

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:

  • Acrylic Worsted DK light weight yarn - lack, red, and grey
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle
  • Button



October 28, 2014

Living Statue Wig -free crochet pattern-



What a great costume!  And what a great idea to use a crochet yarn wig!  The wig makes this costume complete, no other wigs could have pulled this off.  Other great uses for crochet wigs, are for witches and rag dolls.  Do you have a costume yet?  You still may have time to pull this off!

Designed By:  Andrea/Craft Disasters & other Atrocities

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 
  • Caron, Red Heart, or other worsted Weight yarn approx 300 yrdsHook: 5.5 mm
  • sewing needle and matching thread

October 27, 2014

Merlina Witch Hat -free crochet pattern-



A cute and simple witch hat for Halloween!  It is sized for a child or youth, however, with a little crochet experience, it would be easy to adjust.  If you still don't have a costume, you'd better get to work!

Designed By:  Drops Design

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:
  • Drops Eskimo from Garnstudio100-150-150 g color no 02, black 50 g color no 07, orange
  • crochet hook size 8 mm / L/11
Sizes:  Size: 3/5-6/9-10/14 years


October 26, 2014

Fun Crochet Wigs -free crochet pattern-



I had this pattern stored in my log for a long time, and almost forgot about it, because I put it in the wrong folder.  Well, I found it today, and I am so happy to share it!  The designer did a great job, and I love how the different colors were used and shown.

Designed By:  Posh Pooch Designs

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:  
  • I Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Any Worsted Weight yarn ( 4) 3.5 oz.
Sizes: Child, Adult


October 25, 2014

Trick or Treat Skull Bag -free crochet pattern-


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I really like this, and I would probably use it all of the time, not for trick or treating.  That's how awesome it is!  I would line it with fabric or another layer of crochet and take it everywhere.

Designed By:  Spider Mambo

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:
  • Red Heart Super Saver Solids
  • Mary Maxim Crochet Cotton #10
  • Hook size 2.00mm or 5.5 mm (I)
Size: 6x6 or 12x12


October 24, 2014

Sugar Skull Garland -free crochet pattern-


If you're a quick crocheter, you still have time to create this cute sugar skull garland before the Day of the Dead.  If not, you can at least get one of these pretty skulls finished for your home decor before then!  Actually, these motifs could be used in several ways... decoration, frame it, pot holder, pillow embellishment, etc.

Designed By:  Brenda K.B. Anderson

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:
  • RED HEART Super Saver: 1 skein each Aran, Black, Shocking Pink, Pumpkin, Gold, Paddy Green, and Blue Suede.
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5 mm [US H-8]
  • Yarn needle
  • Removable stitch marker
  • Sewing pins, 
  • 8 plastic 1" (25 mm) rings, 
  • 24 rhinestones or sequins (about ¼" (6 mm) diameter) in various colors, 
  • Craft glue to attach the sequins, rhinestones and felt, 
  • Glitter fabric paint in various colors, 
  • Felt to back each piece

October 23, 2014

Morticia Gloves -free crochet pattern-



This great photo catches the essence of these wicked finger-less gloves!  In beautiful Gothic style, this is an easy and stylish way to decorate your hands this Halloween season.  You will be sure to attract some well deserved attention.

Designed By:  Moochka

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 
  • Rowan Kidsilk Haze Eclipse (pictured sh.457) or Debbie Bliss party angel
  • 3.50 mm (US E/4, UK 9) crochet hook


October 21, 2014

Spider Web Vest -free crochet pattern-


How amazing is this?!  The vest is completely crocheted, but to save time, I am guessing that you could also use a real vest- remove the back- and add this awesome web! 

Designed By:  Manda Lynn's Crochet Treasures

Skill Level:  Easy

Size: One size fits most

Materials:  

  • H hook
  • red heart super saver yarn white & gray
  • needle to sew in ends

October 19, 2014

Halloween Wreath -free crochet pattern-




Halloween can be beautiful!  Here's an example.  I love the added violet to the traditional black and orange and the great use of these black flowers and cute jack-o-lanterns!

Designed By: My Merry Messy Life

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:  
  • 18-inch wire wreath frame 
  • 2 black flowers
  • pumpkin decorations
  • Worsted Weight yarn in black, purple and orange
  • Hook Size H

October 14, 2014

Boo! Jars -free crochet pattern-

Just add candy!

Designed By:  Farrah Hodgson (365 Crochet)

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:
  • Size 10 Cotton Crochet Thread in White and Black. Size 30 Extra Fine Cotton Crochet Thread (for spider web) or thick white sewing thread. 
  • Size 1.25mm steel crochet hook
  • Ribbon (or plastic bag! see my notes)
  • 3 medium size mason jars, 8 1/2" around, 4" high (including lid)
  • needle to sew in ends

October 13, 2014

Zombie Blood -free crochet pattern-


With the season premiere of The Walking Dead still fresh in my mind from last evening, this free pattern seemed fitting!

Designed By:  NyanPon

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:
  • 1 skein of embroidery floss
  • Size D (3.25mm) hook
  • Scissors

October 10, 2014

Skulltastic Skull Scarf -free crochet pattern-


Yikes!  I am sure you will notice this very large terrifying skull at first glance...  but wait a sec... check out that scarf!  This is a fantastic skull scarf pattern!  And who needs Halloween to wear skull scarves?  Wear it all year round!

Designed By: Ash/Boomstick Creations

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:
  • Hobby Lobby’s “I Love This Yarn!”
  • US J/6.0mm hook
  • Tapestry needle.

October 8, 2014

Halloween Party Banner -free crochet-pattern-

Halloween Party Banner

Here's a cute idea from Red Heart.  Go now, and get some black, white, and orange yarn, and whip up this easy banner for Halloween!  (Or make it in red, white, and green for the holidays?)

Designed By:  Kara Gunza

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:
  • RED HEART Super Saver: 1 skein each 316 Soft White A, 312 Black B and 254 Pumpkin C
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5 mm [US I-9]
  • Yarn needle

October 6, 2014

Mermaid Costume -free crochet pattern-


Halloween is coming, ghosts, goblins, cats, zombies, witches, ... but how adorable is this little mermaid?!!  I love it!

Designed By: Courtney Wiche

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials: 
  • Size H hook
  • Worsted weight yarn


Size:  9-12 months


October 3, 2014

Lacy Shell Skirt -free crochet pattern-

Danube DK Lacy Skirt

Crochet skirts are so nice, and this one caught my eye with it's lace and color.  Make one in fall tones and flaunt it this season!

Designed By:  Cathy Campbell

Skill Level:  Easy/Intermediate

  • Materials:  4 balls of Crystal Palace Danube DK (shown in 307 "Sherwood Forest")
  • Crystal Palace Bamboo Crochet Hooks US size F and G, or size hook for gauge
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
Size:  Waist=30", Hip=38", Length=17" (Hip stretches to 40")


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