Each week I’m going to be sharing with you my top ten favourite crochet patterns. Each week will have a different theme or category and with Halloween only a couple of weeks away I thought it was the perfect theme to kick things off. In each of these top ten lists, I will include the name of the pattern, the designer, the price and where you can find the pattern.
Price: $2.57 (Free version also available)
I’ve released a few Halloween crochet patterns over the last few weeks and thought I should start the list with one of them! It’s just a simple pumpkin pattern but it’s so fun to make. In fact, I’ve made so many of these recently that I’ve been giving them away to family members. The pattern includes instructions to two different sized pumpkins and as you can see from the photo they look great in just about any colour.
Bear Pumpkin Pals
If the pumpkin pattern above was a little too basic for you, maybe you’ll prefer these bear pumpkin pals. A fun twist on the standard Halloween pumpkin which kids will love. It’s not just bears Carolina has turned into pumpkins either, be sure to take a look at her other designs on Ravelry and you’ll find pumpkin cats, alpacas, foxes and many more.
Halloween Mosaic Square – Buffy the Bat
If you like this Buffy the Cat square, be sure to head over to Cyndie’s Ravelry page because she has a bunch of these Halloween square patterns. There’s a spider, a skull, a witch’s hat and more! If you crocheted lots of these squares and joined them together, they would make an amazing Halloween blanket.
Halloween Spider Web Coaster
I’m a big fan of crocheted coasters – they’re quick projects which are perfect for using up scrap yarn and that is certainly the case for this pattern. The Ravelry page describes them as being a ‘1-hour crochet project’ and as you can see from the photo, a variety of yarn colours will work well.
Spooky Halloween Crochet Pillow
If you’re looking for a crochet pattern to make Halloween decorations for your home, this is the pattern for you. This spooky cushion is really easy to make using simple crochet stitches and colour changes.
Halloween Treat Bags
by Erin Sharp
Price: $1.50 (Free version also available)
This one is a really simple pattern but it’s so clever! Make these little treat bags to store the candy you hand out to trick-or-treaters. The best thing about these patterns is that each design is meant to be as simple as possible, so there’s no extra sewing or attaching pieces. Any embellishments are crocheted directly into the pattern as you make the bag.
Halloween Eyeball Coaster
by Fay Lyth
Another Halloween coaster pattern (I told you I like them!) has made into my top ten list. Just like the previous coaster pattern, they’re a fun way to make your home a little more spooky over Halloween. It’s a quick project and is a fairly easy pattern to follow.
Halloween Tentacle Candy Bowl
by Tamara Kelly
Price: $4 (Free versions also available)
This tentacle bowl is perfect for handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, kids will love grabbing candy from this spooky bowl. It’s made using bulky yarn so it will work up really quick. As Tamara says on the pattern Ravelry page ‘you’re never too old for fun and candy’.
Bewitching Sloth Amigurumi
I had no idea I needed a spooky sloth until I saw this pop up on Ravelry and now I want to make one. This is probably one of the more complex patterns on the list with lots of pieces to assemble but it will absolutely be worth it when you have one of these to decorate your house with!
Halloween Dog Bandana
If you’re planning on taking your dog with you when you go trick-or-treating, they’re going to need a costume too and this spider bandana will do the trick. Our dog has a Halloween collar with bats on it but after seeing this pattern I think it’s time for an upgrade.