8 Spooky Halloween Crochet Costumes!
Break out the pumpkins and the caramel apples – it’s time to prepare for Halloween! These Halloween crochet patterns are sure to delight all the little ones in your life this year.
Are you looking forward to Halloween this year? I always look forward to the huge bags of candy (that I definitely don’t eat by myself), the changing of the leaves, and the pop-up Halloween stores that show up in almost every town. Some would say that Halloween is silly, but I say that we don’t take enough time to be silly in life. Parents have an excuse to get excited for Halloween, dressing their little ones up as fairytale characters and pirates – but I only have dogs to dress up, and neither of them care about costumes unless I bribe them with treats just long enough to get a picture. In any case, here are some of my favorite Halloween crochet patterns for this year!
Characters from Books
Literary characters provide oodles of crafty inspiration, especially around Halloween. I love this Robin Hood costume that could easily double as a Peter Pan costume, created by KnitsyCrochet. This pattern includes instructions for the belt, tunic, hat, and booties, and using Stylecraft Special Aran, you’ll be finished before you know it.
If you have a teenager, they might think that Katniss from The Hunger Games is their all-time role model. In that case, they’ll need one of these Katniss-style half sweaters by Theresa Fish to wow their friends and fellow fans this year. This garment is sized for tweens or petite young adults, and uses Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick for a super fast project.
Witches and wizards who love Harry Potter and other stories will adore this hat pattern from Crochet by Jennifer. With 2 designs to choose from, your Potter fanatic will be thrilled. Pair with a cape and a cauldron for maximum effect! This pattern uses 2 strands of a worsted weight yarn, like Cascade 220.
Superheroes and Villans
Everyone loves superheroes, heroines, and villains – with a new comic book movie coming out every year, it’s a wonder they have any material left to make movies with (just kidding)! How about this Ninja Turtle Hat by Stay@Home Stitchings? This project uses Cascade Pacific, a chunky yarn that works up in a snap, and features instructions on customizing your hat to be a beanie or a newsboy style.
If you’re feeling more like a villain, check out this Catwoman hat and mask by Lisa Margreet Payne. Catwoman is a classic villain in the Batman comics (and movies), and this simple pattern is worked in the round using beginner stitches in US crochet terms. You’ll need some black DK weight yarn – I love King Cole Bamboo Cotton, because it’s super soft against the skin.
Fairytales and Fantasy
Mermaids and princesses and dragons, oh my! These wonderful Halloween crochet patterns are perfect for the little prince or princess who wants to play dress up on October 31st. Start off with The Little Prince (or Princess) crown by MamaLemon, which includes both a child and an adult sized version in the pattern.
If you or your little ones are feeling more aquatic, I suggest this Mermaid Tail Photography Prop by Crochet by Jennifer; it’s available in sizes from newborn to adult. The pattern is designed to use different weights of yarn and corresponding hook sizes to make the larger sizes, and it also includes detailed photography to help you along.
This Flower Dress with Petals by ThomasinaC is perfect for newborn fairies and Tinkerbells. This pattern fits newborns to 6 month olds, and could be paired with some wings for a full on fairy effect. You’ll need DK weight yarn in the shades you prefer – I recommend James C. Brett Baby Twinkle – it’s available in a selection of pastel shades, with a hint of sparkle!
I can’t wait for Halloween – it’s the perfect excuse to forget reality for a day and play dress up, even as an adult. Autumn is my favorite season, and every year, I look forward to glowing pumpkins and Trick-or-Treaters.
What will you be for Halloween this year?