Ghost And Bat Halloween Special - Free Pattern

October 31, 2019

Ghost And Bat Halloween Special - Free Pattern

Hello crafters, 

Happy Halloween! The clocks have gone back, there is a chill in the air and the hint of festivities on the horizon. It’s the perfect time of year for a spot of Halloween knitting or crochet! We love seeing all the images of crocheted and knitted pumpkin decor popping up on social channels at this time of year, but we thought we’d add a little Halloween magic into the mix with a friendly little ghost 👻 and spooky bat 🦇crochet amigurumi pattern. Because who doesn’t love free Halloween crafting patterns?

Each otherworldly crocheted critter requires just one ball of The Lil’ Merino yarn to complete and we’ve put together a Halloween Special: The Lil’ Merino Bundle to get you started. The free ghost and bat crochet pattern are also available as a downloadable pdf here.

We hope you enjoy making these cute amigurumi Halloween creatures as much as we enjoyed creating the patterns. Wishing you a very happy, craft filled Halloween!

 

  

BEGINNER’S GUIDE - HOW TO CROCHET AN AMIGURUMI GHOST AND BAT

 

Crochet Abbreviations

All instructions in these free patterns are given in UK terminology. For example, ‘double crochet (dc)’ is the same stitch as the American ‘single crochet (sc)’. For all other American equivalent abbreviations, see the below terms in brackets.

ch - chain 
ch-sp - chain-space 
dc (sc) - double crochet (single crochet) 
dc2tog (sc2tog) - double crochet (single crochet) 2 sts together 
htr (hdc) - half treble crochet (half double crochet) 
rnd(s) - round(s) 
RS - right side 
ss - slip stitch 
st(s) - stitch(es) 
tr (dc) - treble crochet (double crochet) 
WS - wrong side 
( ) - complete instructions in the bracket into the same st

** - repeat sequence inside the **

 

Firstly... Practice Makes Perfect

Familiarize yourself with the basic techniques before starting the main patterns. Visit our online ‘How To’ video tutorials to learn these techniques in this order: slip knot, foundation chain, magic ring, double crochet, half treble crochet, treble crochet, increase stitch and slip stitch.

 

Next... Crochet A Swatch

Crochet a gauge swatch before you begin to check that your tension, hook and yarn produce the same size in these patterns. Your tension swatch should be 18 stitches x 20 rows = 10cm x 10cm, using a 4.5mm crochet hook, in double crochet.

If your tension is too tight, we recommend using a slightly bigger hook. If your tension is too loose, we recommend using a slightly smaller hook.

 

Measurements

Completed ghost measures approx. 9cm (H) x 6cm (W).

Completed bat measures approx. 9cm (H) x 6cm (W).

  

Make Your Own Ghost | Stitch & Story

 

Ghost Amigurumi Pattern

Level: Easy

 

You Will Need

 

The ghost is crocheted in the round, with the base separately then sewn together.

 

Body

Using the white yarn, start with a magic ring:

1st rnd: 6dc into the magic ring. (6 sts) 
2nd rnd: (2dc) into every st to end of rnd. (12 sts) 
3rd rnd: Repeat *1dc, (2dc)* 6 times. (18 sts) 
4th rnd: 1dc, (2dc), repeat *2dc, (2dc)* to last st, 1dc. (24 sts) 
5th rnd: 1dc to end of rnd. 
6th - 12th rnds: Repeat 5th rnd.

13th rnd: Repeat *ss, (1htr, 1tr), (1tr, 1htr), ss* to end of rnd. (32 sts)

Cut yarn, tie off, and weave in all ends.

 

Base Panel

Repeat the instructions for the Body up to 5th rnd.

Close rnd with a ss.

Leave yarn tail approximately 4 times the circumference of the base panel, cut yarn and tie off.

 

Ghost Embroidery

With the black thread, carefully embroider the ghost’s eyes onto the center of the body only. Position them approximately 7 rnds down from the top center, and sew the eyes over 2 rnds, with 3 stitches between them. Weave in all the ends.

 

Attaching Body And Base Panel

Place a good amount of stuffing into the body of the ghost, and with the back of the ghost facing you, continue with the yarn tail from base panel, *ss the RS edge of the base and body as one stitch. Repeat from * until you have worked around the circle.

Tip: This joining edge would be the round just before the curly edge.

Tie off and weave in all ends.

 

Adding String To The Top Of The Ghost

To maximize its scary effect, don’t forget to attach a piece of string to the top of the amigurumi to allow it to float around your home!

 

Make Your Own Bat | Stitch & Story

 

Bat Amigurumi Pattern

Level: Easy

 

You Will Need

 

The bat is crocheted in the round, with the wings and ears crocheted in rows separately then sewn together.

 

Body

Using the black yarn, start with a magic ring:

1st rnd: 6dc into the magic ring. (6 sts) 
2nd rnd: (2dc) into every st to end of rnd. (12 sts) 
3rd rnd: Repeat *1dc, (2dc)* 6 times. (18 sts) 
4th rnd: 1dc, (2dc), repeat *2dc, (2dc)* to last st, 1dc. (24 sts) 
5th rnd: 1dc to end of rnd. 
6th rnd: Repeat *3dc, (2dc)* to end of rnd. (30 sts) 
7th rnd: 1dc to end of rnd. 
8th - 9th rnds: Repeat 7th rnd. 
10th rnd: Repeat *dc2tog, 3dc* to end of rnd. (24 sts) 
11th rnd: 1dc to end of rnd. 
12th rnd: 1dc, dc2tog, repeat *2dc, dc2tog* to last st, 1dc. (18 sts) 
Begin to add stuffing into the sphere and continue to do so until the last rnd. 
13th rnd: Repeat *dc2tog, 1dc* to end. (12 sts)

14th rnd: dc2tog to end of rnd. (6 sts)

Cut yarn, thread yarn tail through 6 sts from 14th rnd and tighten the opening like a drawstring. Weave in all ends.

 

Wings (Make 2)

Using the black yarn, ch2.

1st rnd: (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) into 2nd chain from hook. 
2nd rnd: 1ch, 2dc, (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) into ch-sp, 2dc. 
3rd rnd: 1ch, 3dc, (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) into ch-sp, 3dc. 
4th rnd: 1ch, 4dc, (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) into ch-sp, 4dc. 
5th rnd: 1ch, 5dc, ss, turn work.

6th rnd: 1dc into 2nd st from hook, 2dc, 1htr, 1tr.

Leave yarn tail approximately 10cm, cut yarn and tie off. Do not weave in the yarn tail as this will be needed for sewing later on.

 

Ears (Make 2)

Using the black yarn, ch4.

1st rnd: 1htr into the 3rd chain from hook, 1htr. (2 sts) 
2nd rnd: 1htr to end.

3rd rnd: dc2tog. (1 st)

Cut yarn, tie off. Do not weave in the yarn tail as this will be needed for sewing later on.

 

Bat Embroidery

With the white thread, carefully embroider the bat’s teeth onto the center of the body only. Position them approximately 8 rnds down from the top center, and sew the teeth over 2 rnds, with 4 stitches between them. Weave in the ends.

 

Attaching Wings To The Body

Place the corner of the wing with the yarn tail in the center back of the body, around 7th rnd from the top center. Allow around 2 stitches space between the 2 wings. Sew on securely, tie off and weave in all ends.

 

Attaching Ears To The Body

Place the wider base of the ears on the top of the body, with 2 rnds as space between the inside of the 2 ears. Sew on securely, tie off and weave in all ends.

 

Adding String To The Top Of The Bat

To maximize its scary effect, don’t forget to attach a piece of string to the top of the amigurumi to allow it to float around your home!

 

 

Hooray, You’ve Finished!

Happiness is... sharing your progress! We can’t wait to see your interpretations of our spooky Halloween patterns so don’t forget to tag your creations online #stitchandstory #yarnmazing

Happy crafting!


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