Halloween Crochet Patterns

Here’s a list of some of the Halloween crochet patterns I’ve been working on. Some are linked directly to RedHeart.com, while others are no longer on the site, but are available via PDF file download. Nevertheless, they are all FREE! 😀 Simply click on the name of the pattern to be directed accordingly. If you have any issues, please leave a comment in the Comment Box below, and I will respond ASAP (promise!). Happy Halloween crocheting!

1.) Frankenstein Hat by Snappy Tots

2.) Bewitching Hat by Michele Wilcox

3.) Spider Web Table Topper by Jessie Rayot

4.) Spiderweb Coasters and Halloween Table Center by Joan Barnett

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Check This Out, Mary Shelley!

I spent a rainy afternoon crocheting for one of my favorite holidays:  Halloween! What I ended up with was a green-faced monster with little black hair on his head, and two gray screws protruding from his neck! One name described him perfectly:  FRANKENSTEIN!

EEEEEK!!!

Photo taken by:  Debra Lee
Photo taken by: Debra Lee

The monster came to life in my hands within a few hours. I must admit that he was really easy to put together! Although the screw placement was a little off (I’d recommend placing them anywhere after Round 3 from “Complete Face Opening and Work Neck.”), Frankenstein can always be adjusted accordingly.

This pattern name is, “Frankenstein Hat,” designed by Snappy Tots. Red Heart Reflective yarn was recommended for this pattern, but I used Red Heart Super Saver and it worked just as great. It is an “Easy” rated pattern, which means there’s minimal  shaping. Easy-peasy! Enjoy!

Halloween Candy Corn Scarf Crochet Pattern by Debra Lee

Photo taken by:  Debra Lee
Photo taken by: Debra Lee

Who doesn’t like FREE? Here’s your FREE Halloween Candy Corn Scarf Pattern by Debra Lee. 🙂

Yup! I’ve FINALLY completed my Halloween Candy Corn Scarf crochet pattern!!! It’s a PDF file, around 815 KB because of the photo added to the pattern. Do excuse the bullet points. Upon conversion of the file, they magically appeared! Give it a try, and please leave some feedback below! 😉 I’d love to hear from you all.

Best wishes,

Debra Lee

It’s Going to Be a Spooooky Halloween!

Photo Source:  BigStock.com
Photo Source: BigStock.com

It’s that time of year, everyone! Kids are getting ready to head back to school for yet another fun-filled, adventurous year, and fall is lurking just around the corner. With fall comes the start of THE holidays:  Halloween! Boy, oh boy is it going to be a spooooky one this year! I’ll tell you why…

I’ll be crocheting some really scary costume accessories for kids and home decor, such as a Frankenstein Hat, Scary Skull Bag, and Spider Web Table Topper. But, don’t let these patterns scare you away from trying them out! They’re all categorized as “Easy” crochet patterns, so there’s no excuses. 😀 Go ahead. Pick up your crochet hook and some yarn, and get to creating your favorite, spooky Halloween costume, accessory, or home decor tonight!

P.S. Photos will be posted as I begin working on each project. Stay tuned!

My Favorite, FREE Pattern Websites (Updated)

Who doesn’t  love FREE?! I’ll  tell ya that free is for me! Let me share with you all a couple of websites I prefer to use to get free crochet patterns.

1.) Red Heart is my top pick for free crochet patterns. The site allows you to filter projects by project and pattern type, skill level, pattern brand, and who the project is for. This makes it SUPER easy to find exactly what you’re searching for. All patterns are in PDF format for easy reading and printing. Really fast, uber easy, and very cool. 🙂

2.) All Free Crochet is my secondary pick for free crochet patterns. It gives you categories of patterns (yes, ALL of them are crochet!), a brief description of the pattern,  and the ability to download the pattern to your choice of ‘intellectual device.’ Countless patterns to choose from!

3.) Yarnspirations is my NEW favorite go-to site for free crochet patterns. They include a nice selection of crochet patterns ranging from ‘Beginner’ to ‘Intermediate’ levels. Simply click on the word “Pattern” at the top of the page, indicate that you’re searching for a pattern in the drop down box to the left of the search box, type in ‘crochet,’ and you’re set! 🙂 I do LOVE that the patterns are color coordinated when it comes to the different garment sizes and amounts of yarn needed. Check it out and you’ll see what I mean. 😀

 

“And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave…”

We all know the song –

“Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?”

The Star Spangled Banner, by Francis Scott Key, 1814.

Lyrics source:  USA Flag Site

 

But! Do we know the ENTIRE poem? I know I sure don’t. In fact, I just now read the whole poem and found it very vivid and full of emotion (as it should be!). Stop by the USA Flag Site to read The Star Spangled Banner for yourself. It just may enlighten you. 😉

 

You’re probably wondering what the heck all this has to do with crocheting, and I don’t blame you because I’d be thinking the same thing, too. So, here’s the 360° (I warn you, it doesn’t make much sense):  I was sitting down crocheting in my favorite recliner earlier this afternoon, the storm had come and gone. Redheart.com had inspired me about a month ago to create a Patriotic table runner (click on the link here for the pattern), and that was exactly what I was working on until it hit me, “Isn’t The Star Spangled Banner a poem?” I thought to myself. And so, the star (yup, just ONE star – not the entire table runner) got completed and my search began for The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key. Indeed this is something we are taught in school, but I had to get my facts straight. Needless to say, crocheting a Patriotic Star got my crazy mind racing, and I ended up typing this blog about The Star Spangled Banner. The end.

 

Photo taken by:  Debra Lee
Photo taken by: Debra Lee

Before I continue to digress and forget, here is the Patriotic Star I completed. I used medium-worsted yarn throughout. Might I add that it was incredibly easy, and should I have pursued the table runner I was originally supposed to complete, it wouldn’t have taken very long at all. The Patriotic Star makes a beautiful ‘doily’ for my candle. Definitely adds a nice touch and pop of color to any tablescape. 🙂

 

Have a Happy 4th July, ya’ll!

 

Photo taken by:  Debra Lee
Photo taken by: Debra Lee

‘With You’ Koozie

Upon going out with the kiddos, Ray and I like to keep all of their belongings in one bag, along with their snacks and drinks. Being as hot as it is here in Florida, you can only imagine how quickly an ice, cold beverage condensates! Needless to say, the kid’s drinks always, ALWAYS condensate. Thus, getting their extra clothes damp (Yes, I suppose I should move the drinks, but who wants to hold them, or carry a separate bag?! Not I!).

If only I had thought of this pattern sooner!

It took me about an hour to think it through and create my prototype. Mind you, I’m not one to frequently create crochet patterns. Amazingly, I have to say that the first one didn’t turn out bad at all. Anxious to see if my creation worked, I quickly slipped it onto one of the sippy cups, and viola! The 100% acrylic yarn soaked up all the condensation. Of course you can always use 100% cotton yarn for optimal absorption, but all I had on hand was acrylic. No biggie.

Without further adieu, here is the ‘With You’ Koozie Crochet Pattern by Debra Lee:

With You Koozie

 

Photo taken by:  Debra Lee
Photo taken by: Debra Lee

Please leave feedback regarding this pattern. I’d love to hear from you all! Let me know if the pattern makes sense and if it is easy to follow, has mistakes, etc. Also, let me know how your ‘With You’ Koozie keeps you condensation free. 🙂

P.S. The pattern states that Baby Sport, 3-worsted weight yarn is used. I also used 4-worsted weight and it worked just as good. It simply came out a bit thicker. Experiment with what you have. Go nuts!

 

Photo taken by:  Debra Lee
Photo taken by: Debra Lee