Free Halloween Crochet Pattern

What excitement, this is the first crochet project that I designed!  When I was starting out with crochet, I found it hard to find things which were easy, free to make and that I could sell if I wanted to.

This pattern would be suitable for beginners and would be great for the kids or for those trick or treaters on Halloween (alternatively you could just scoff all the chocolates yourself!)

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Please note that all terms are written in UK style.

DK yarn in orange (alternatively make in black, white or any colour you fancy!)
3.5mm crochet hook
Embroidery thread in black, white or invisible thread
Offcuts of white and black felt
Offcuts of cardboard (I used a cereal box)

SS = Slip Stitch
DC = Double Crochet
st = Stitch
CH = Chain stitch

NB: mark first DC in each round with a stitch marker

Start with a magic circle, SS into circle, CH2
Row 1: 8DC into circle, SS to first DC to close = 8 sts
Row 2: 1CH, 2DC in all sts, SS to close = 16 sts
Row 3: 1CH, *DC, 2DC, rpt from * to end, SS to close = 24 sts
Rows 4-9: 1CH, DC in all sts, SS to close = 24 sts
Fasten off at the end of Row 9 and sew in all tails.

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Cut out shapes from felt according to the pictures.
For the Pumpkin and Bat – embroider around the outline with black thread.
For the Ghost – embroider around the outline with invisible or white thread.  Embroider the eyes and mouth with black thread.
Fill with festive Halloween chocolates and enjoy!

Please clearly credit all designs and finished projects to Louise Robbins and/or Chester Bunnynuts, and provide a link to either my blog at https://chesterbunnynuts.wordpress.com, or my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/chesterbunnynuts.

Commercial use DOES NOT permit mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind.  Please do not reproduce any part of my patterns.  Thank you for your consideration, and happy hooking! Lou x