14 Spooky Crochet Patterns for Halloween

Grab your yarn and hooks and yarn — it's Halloween time. Whether you're a crochet pro or just getting started, these projects are sure to fulfill your spookiest holiday desires.

1. Halloween Appliqués

Use your scrap yarn to stitch the cutest little Halloween appliqués. Once you crochet 'em, you can turn them into a larger project (like a Halloween hat ), or use them for festive decor.

2. Frankenstein Amigurumi

Making this spook-tacular doll is easy — just crochet in the round and shape him with increases and decreases. Once you've formed his body and sewn on the arms, use embroidery floss and safety eyes to bring him (back) to life.

3. Kids Candy Corn Beanie

Crocheted with three strands of yarn held together, this candy corn cap is just as cute as it is sweet — perfect for keeping any lil' trick-or-treater's head cozy.

4. Pumpkin Coasters

If you can crochet flat circles , you can make these fall-ified coasters. Stitch up one or a whole set, then use 'em when drinking that glorious PSL .

5. Skull Blanket

Say goodbye to weaving in ends and hello to reversible image crochet. That's right — the images are identical on the right and wrong side (only the colors are reversed), making this blanket a blast to stitch.

6. Spooky Hats

Although some rounds are worked using three different colors, these charts make the hats simple to work up. Whether you choose to crochet the black cat or jack-o'-lantern (or both!), as long as you take your time you can crush it.

7. Witch Doll

Don't let this image fool you — this witch is big. Like, 12" tall ready-for-your-Halloween-display big. Make her using basic crochet stitches like single crochet and double crochet , then use her as a centerpiece for your tablescape or mantle.

8. Sock Monkey Costume

The easiest way to stay warm on Halloween? Stitching a cozy costume! This sock monkey pattern comes with step-by-step instructions for knee-high socks and the hoodie (complete with a tail and ears), so you can look good and feel even better.

9. Ghost Swaddle Sack

Fact: any baby will look boo-tiful in this simple swaddle sack, especially when topped off with a little bow and big, sewn-on eyes.

10. Dino Costume

Make your kiddo's costume dreams come true with this dinosaur hoodie! Complete with spikes running down the back and a pouch to keep their hands warm, all you need is pants in a coordinating color to finish the whole look.

11. Frankenstein Candy Bowl

Hand out candy with this cute DIY bowl and you'll be the talk of the neighborhood. Get ready for all the trick-or-treaters!

12. Candy Corn Caps

Stitch these beanies and you can wear 'em all October to spread some spooky spirit. Whether you choose to use two strands of worsted-weight yarn or super bulky yarn , they stitch up oh-so-fast.

13. Ghost Amigurumi

Real talk: if ghosts are this cute, you wouldn't care if your house was haunted. Use white yarn to stitch it up fast, then gift it to a friend or use it as Halloween decor.

14. Itty Bitty Pumpkin

After just a few fast stitches, these tiny pumpkins will be ready for harvest. Use your scrap yarn to make the little hairclips, hat appliques or clothing embellishments.

October 24, 2013
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