Halloween is just around the corner! And when we think of Halloween patterns to make, we think of fibre arts icon Morticia Addams, who was knitting creepy clothing long before we ever picked up a needle.
Are you ready to make like Morticia? We’ve found thirteen great knitting and crochet Halloween patterns that you can use to decorate your house, yourself and your friends as you celebrate the spookiest time of the year. From lacework to Aran styles, from crochet to knitting, from easy to complicated, from tiny to enormous (did we mention the two and a half meter scarf?!?) these patterns run the gamut.
Paid Halloween Patterns
Mr. Bones Skull Coaster
Want some spooky decor for your Halloween party? The Mr. Bones Skull Coaster crochet pattern by Frida Petersen is what you’re looking for! They are cute, functional and easy enough for a beginner. The pattern was designed for a cotton Aran 10 ply yarn, but Lily Sugar ‘n Creme, which is a 10 ply worsted, will work just as well.
Add to the decoration with the Spiderweb knitting pattern by Maia Diana MacGregor-O’hEirfearnáin. There are two different Halloween patterns; one uses a lace weight yarn like Zealana Kiwi Lace to give a cobwebby feel, while the other uses a worsted like Zealana Heron to create a thicker spiderweb.
Walking in the Spiderwebs
Stephanie Smith’s Walking in the Spiderwebs cardigan crochet pattern will fit like a sweater or a shrug depending on your size. It is crocheted in the round all as one piece. It’s designed for a worsted weight yarn, and Malabrigo Rios has the stitch definition that will really make this project come together.
Bleeding Skull Purse
The Bleeding Skull Purse crochet pattern by Jen Knight is both creepy and useful. The pocket is perfect for a phone and a transit card, while the cool bone motif on the strap stands out! It was originally designed for worsted acrylic, but Wool and the Gang’s Shiny Happy Cotton should be up to the job.
Knit something specifically designed to commemorate this time of year in the Southern hemisphere, where spring is bursting into life at Halloween. Ambah O’Brien’s Betwixt Shawl knitting pattern features lace edging with a skull motif, and a floral mosaic pattern, perfectly balancing what the holiday means for us. This pattern was specifically designed to use a 12 colour, 20g mini skein set – and if you get the Hedgehog Fibres 24 Days of Minis, you’ll have twice that amount! It also requires a full contrasting skein, and Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn is the obvious choice. There is also a simplified DK version included in the pattern so you can really customise this to suit!
Ahoy, mateys! The skull and crossbones Hook sweater knitting pattern by Martin Storey is perfect for Halloweeen and for pirate-themed events. Plus, the pattern has an alternate version that features the stripes, but no skull, giving you two patterns in one! As if that weren’t enough, it’s also size-inclusive. It calls for a bulky merino/alpaca blend, and Wool and the Gang’s Alpachino Merino fits the bill.
Who doesn’t love a good circular yoke sweater? The Arachne sweater knitting pattern by Andi Satterlund is spooky enough for Halloween and stylish enough to wear the rest of the year. It’s cool, understated and exactly the kind of October project we love. And Juniper Moon Farm’s Patagonia Organic Merino is warm, cozy and will show off the colourwork to perfection.
Free Halloween Patterns
Pirate & the Bloody Bohemian
No time? No problem! The Pirate & the Bloody Bohemian hat knitting pattern by Elizabeth Howard is a quick and easy knit. It has an Icelandic style, a skull and crossbones pattern, and the tassels at the corner look a bit like ghosts! It calls for a 10-ply wool and Kauri Worsted would give this great texture.
Halloween Fair Isle Scarf
Everyone loves a good Fair Isle scarf…and it’s even better when it’s a giant Halloween Fair Isle scarf! Siouxie Stitches designed this over-the-top stunner, which is nearly 2.5 meters long. It looks like a complex design but reviewers say it’s relatively easy to knit. Any worsted will work, but we might pick Urth Harvest Worsted for the job.
Scare Isle Tam-o-Shanter
Keep that Fair Isle fun going with the Scare Isle tam-o-shanter knitting pattern by Lorraine Condotta. It might pass for normal at first glance, but if you look closely you’ll see worms, bats and skulls and even a nod to spiderwebs. This calls for an assortment of colours, and Broadway’s Purely Wool Baby will give you many different shades at an affordable price.
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