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Halloween Decoration Ghost Light – Free Crochet Pattern

Halloween, night, darkness…
It’s time for ghosts to come out! Creat a special atmospere at home and decorate rooms or maybe a garden or an enterence door yourself!
Simple pattern, basic crochet skills, creativity and a bit of yarn – this is what you need today!

You will need:

  • 3.00 mm crochet hook
  • white and black yarn recommended for the hook
  • Scissors and sewing needle
  • a jar (I took jars of baby food, smaller one is 7 cm in height, the bigger one is 11 cm)

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Abbreviations:

  • ch – chain
  • st – stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • dec – 2 sc in one st  (used to decrease the number of stitches)
  • rev sc  – reverse sc (note: reverse sc is a regular sc but in the opposite direction)
  • dc – double crochet
  • dinc – 2 dc in one st (used to decrease the number of stitches)
  • X N – repeat N times
  • at the end of every round total number of stitches is shown in brackets

Instructions:

Note: every round (2-9) starts with 3 ch (which is counted as a first dc in the pattern) and ends with sl st. 

Work with the white yarn.
Round 1: 40 ch, sl st (40)
Round 2: sc in all st (40)
Round 3: (dc in next 7 st, dinc) X 5 (45)
Rounds 4-7: dc in all st (45).  Note: If you are working with the bigger jar, crochet 6 more rounds like that!

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Round 8: (dc in next 4 st, dinc) X 9 (54)
Round 9: (dc in next 5 st, dinc) X 9 (63)
Round 10: 1 ch, rev sc in all st, sl st (63)

 

Fasten off, cut the yarn and weave in both ends.

Ghost face:

Here I give you some options for ghost face expressions, combine them in the way you like or think of your own ideas! Crochet the face using black yarn.

Standard eyes (make two):

4 ch, 3 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc in next ch, 3 sc in next ch, continue crocheting around: sc in next st, sl st. Fasten off and cut the yarn leaving a tail for sewing.

Evil eyes (make two):

Round 1: 6 sc in Magic ring
Round 2: sc in next st, 2 ch, turn the eye and continue crocheting in the opposite direction
Round 3: sc in next 2 st, sl st in next 2 st, sc in next st. Fasten off and cut the yarn leaving a tail for sewing.

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Howling mouth:

9 ch, turn and crochet around the chain
Round 1: sc in next 3 st, dec, sc in next 2 st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st
Round 2: 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, dec, dec, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st, sl st in the back loop of the next st, sl st in the back loop of the next st. Fasten off and cut the yarn leaving a tail for sewing.

Smile:

Round 1: 6 sc in Magic ring, 1 ch (6), don’t join the circle as shown below

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Crochet to the other direction and change direction after every round:
Round 2: sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, 1 ch, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st, 1 ch (9)
Round 3: sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st, 1 ch, 2 sc in the same st, sc in next 4 st, 1 ch (13)
Round 4: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 st, 1 ch, sc in the same st, sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st, 1 ch (17)
Continue crocheting in the same direction:
Round 5: sc in the same st, sc in next 2 st, sc in magic ring, sc in next 3 st, sl st (7)
Fasten off and cut the yarn leaving a tail for sewing.
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Now sew the face to the ghost’s body and the work is done!

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Think about crocheting a small basket for sweets? You can use this pattern for it, just take orange and/or black yarn instead of the packing twin!

Did you like to crochet with the tutorial? Check out my other patterns here!

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Crochet Easel Feet – Protectors for Wooden Floors

Sometimes by moving chairs or other small furniture we can damage the floors…or we think that we can damage the floors. I often catch myself on the thoughts that I should buy soft stickers for the chairs or tables but I always forget it! Well, good for us, guys, the problem can be easily solved by crochet (not forgetting things but damaging the floors)!
Actually in my case it’s an easel that is the problem, not the chairs. Even if I ever remembered to buy the stickers, it would not really help because of its shape!
So dear painters, attention, today I want to present the feet for your easel to protect your floors!

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You will need:

  • 6 mm crochet hook
  • beige yarn matching the hook
  • thinner black yarn
  • scissors

Abbreviations:

  • ch – chain
  • st – stitch
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • at the end of every round total number of stitches is shown in brackets

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Instructions:

Main part (make three):

7 ch
Round 1: sc in the second ch, sc in next 5 ch, 1  turning ch (6)
Round 2: sc in all 6 st, 1 turning ch (6)
Round 3: now we crochet around the whole piece in front loop only. sc in next 6 st, sc in the side of every row, sc in next 6 st, sc in the other side of every row (18)
Round 4-7: sc in all 18 st (18), sl st in the back loop of the next st, fasten off and cut the yarn. Weave in the end.

You will need three of them, so crochet two more feet the same way.

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Toes (make 8):

Round 1: 6 sc in Magic ring (6)

Round 2: sc in next 6 st (6), sl st in the back loop of the next st, fasten off and cut the yarn. Weave in the end.

In total we need 8 toes as we put them only on the front two feet, 4 on each.

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Now we make claws. For that just insert the hook in the magic ring, pull the black yarn through the toe, cut it, make a knot and hide it inside (the process is shown on the picture set below).

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After making the claws of all 8 toes we can sew them on two of three feet.
This is the result:

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Now the floors are safe and your easel has cute feet! I wish you inspiration a lot of new ideas for painting and crocheting!

PS: you can use the pattern for making soft protecting feet for chairs or tables, just adjust the size. If you don’t know why, just send me the feet size of the chairs you have and we will adapt the pattern together.

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Was it fun to crochet with this tutorial? Have a look at my other patterns, maybe you will find something you like there!

 

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Crochet Halloween Decoration Spider in less than an hour!

Winter is coming! But first comes Halloween!
Perfect opportunity to show some creativity and crochet a scaaaring deco! Or maybe scaring and sweet, or just sweet!
Little spiders for your mailbox will scare all your neighbours and contribute into the special atmoshere on the Halloween days!
The most important: the pattern is quick and easy and you don’t have to invest a lot of time into it!
Don’t forget to buy some sweets! I am sure, kids will be attracted by the little cute spiders!

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You will need:

  • 5.00 mm crochet hook
  • black yarn matching the hook, white thiner yarn
  • googly eyes
  • scissors and a sewing needle
  • fiberfill

Abbreviations:

  • ch – chain
  • st – stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – 2 sc in the same st
  • dec – 2 sc together
  • X 6 – repeat 6 times
  • at the end of every round total number of stitches is shown in brackets

Instructions:

Spider body:
Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6 )
Round 2: inc X 6 (12)
Round 3: (sc in next st, inc) X 6 (18)

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Round 4-5: sc in all st (18)
At this point you can make a spider net: just insert the white yarn in the body through the magic ring, make a knot with the end of the black yarn inside the spider body (see pictures below).

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Round 6: (sc in next st, dec) X 6 (12)
Stuff the body but not full (so there is some space left for inserting the legs).
Round 7: dec X 6 (6)
Close the body with a sewing needle.

Spider legs:
Make a chain 25 ch and cut the ends as short as possible. This is one pair of legs. As you know, we need 8 legs so make 3 more pairs.

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Insert the hook through the body and pull one of the chains through in the way that its two ends have the same length (as shown on the picture below). Do the same for other 3 chains.

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Stick the eyes on the body and the spider is finished! It did’t take long, right? Now you can attach it to your mailbox or enterance. Or you can crochet more spiders and decorate a room! This will look scaring! Have fun on Halloween!

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Think about crocheting a small basket for sweets? You can use this pattern for it, just take orange and/or black yarn instead of the packing twin!

Did you like to crochet with the tutorial? Check out my other patterns here!

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Crochet Key Ring Sushi

We moved into a new flat 3 months ago and my husband still has a key ring of a person before! It would be ok, but it is a big pink band with PETRA written on it. So I decided that it’s time to change it! We are huge sushi fans so I just thought: why don’t I crochet a sushi instead of being annoyed about the PETRA key ring? 🙂

The pattern is really easy, you should be able to make only the basic single crochet stitch. It will not cost you a lot of time but the result is quite impressive and you will get an unique key ring or an interesting idea for a present!

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You will need:

  • a crochet hook
  • pink/salmon colour, green, light yellow, white and black yarn
  • carabiner keyring (it’s optional, just make the total thing look fancier)
  • fiberfill
  • scissors and a sewing needle

Important to note: you can use a hook of any size (depending on desired size of the key ring), but it should match to the yarn size and that all yarns have the same thickness! Crochet the key ring tightly and try to weave in all the ends carefully – the key ring will be always in use and it should be durable!

Abbreviations:

  • ch – chain
  • st – stitch
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – 2 sc in the same st
  • X 6 – repeat 6 times
  • at the end of every round total number of stitches is shown in brackets

Instructions:

Front part:
Work with pink, yellow and green yarn. Start with pink yarn.
Round 1:  start making magic ring, crochet 2 sc in it, change to yellow yarn, crochet 2 sc in the same magic ring, change to green yarn, make two 2 sc (6 )
Round 2: change back to the pink yarn, inc X 2 (take care that you crochet in the pink st), change to the yellow yarn, inc X 2, change to the green yarn, inc X 2 (12)

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Round 3: change to white yarn (sc in next st, inc) X 6 (18)
Round 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc) X 6 (24)
Round 5: change to black yarn (sc in next 3 st, inc) X 6 (30)
Cut all the yarns leaving a tail (black yarn) for sewing.
Follow the instructions again to crochet the second side of the sushi, but use green yarn after pink, and only then yellow! On the picture below the sides look exactly that same and it was my mistake, so not repeat it! 🙂

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Side of the sushi:

Make 30 + 1 ch, turn to the other direction
Round 1: sc in all st, 1 ch
Round 2: sc in all st
Fasten off and cut the yarn.

 

Now you should think of the way you want to attach the sushi to the key. I will make a chain loop to attach the carabiner keyring. Crochet 20 ch, insert in the carabiner and pull both ends of the chain through the side part of the sushi. Connect the ends on the other side and do that really good!

Sew the front parts to the side (take care that the colours on both sides match!) aaaaand … the Sushi key ring is finished!!!

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Was it fun to crochet with this tutorial? Have a look at my other patterns, maybe you will find something you like there!

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Dummy Holder Crochet Tutorial

Tomorrow we fly with our 7 months old son for the first time! I am very excited about it! I have no idea how he will behave in the airport and during the flight. So I read hundreds of articles about travelling with children and what one should take. And then I realized that we don’t have a dummy holder! So I took a crochet hook and yarn leftovers, after an hour the problem was solved 🙂

You will need:

  • 2.00 mm crochet hook
  • left over yarn of colour you like
  • Scissors and sewing needle
  • wooden clip

Abbreviations:

  • ch – chain
  • st – stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • inc – 2 sc in one st (used to increase the number of stitches)
  • dec – 2 sc together (used to decrease the number of stitches)
  • X 6 – repeat 6 times
  • at the end of every round total number of stitches is shown in brackets

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Instructions:

As I mentioned before, yarn leftovers are perfect here. We basically make many small beads and rings to put on our dummy chain. Choose different sizes (also by choosing different yarn and hooks) and colours, make it interesting for your child!

So as you can see on pictures I made 4 beads (2 small and 2 bigger ones) and 2 rings. Of course, you can make as many as you’d like. You can also decorate the dummy holder with everything you want! You should remember that a baby will put it in its mouth most of the time so you should carefully choose deco elements.

Step 1. Crochet the chain as long as you want the dummy holder to be and crochet 30 ch additionally (for the loop which actually connects dummy with the chain), don’t join the chain. Connect one end to the wooden clip.

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Step 2. Beads. Make as many as you want. Note, that you should make them in the order you want to put them on the chain (starting from the wooden clips)

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring
Round 2: inc X 6 (12)
Round 3: (sc in next st, inc) X 6 (18)
Rounds 4-6: sc in all 18 st (18)
Round 7: (sc in next st, dec) X 6 (12)

Using the hook pull the chain through the magic ring and stuff the bead. Later you can move the bead on the chain so the exact position is not very important for now.

Round 8: dec X 6 (6)

Cut the yarn leaving a tail for sewing and go with the sewing needle through the last round closing the bead.

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The bead is finished! You can make it bigger/smaller using bigger/smaller hook and yarn. Or you can change the size manually:

  • To make the bead bigger, crochet one more round between rounds 3 and 4:

Round 3.5: (sc in next 2 st, inc) X 6 (24)Then make 4 instead of 3 Rounds without changing. Afterwards crochet (sc in next 2 st, dec) X 6 (18) and you are at Round 7 of the description above, follow it to the end!

  • To make the bead smaller, crochet first two rounds, then make 2 rounds without changing (12) and pull the chain through the magic ring. Afterwards keep following the instructions.

Step 3. Rings. You can put the rings any time in any order at any place of the chain.

Crochet 15 ch, join with sl st on the chain (at the right position).
2 ch, 28 hdc in the ring, join with sl st.
(reverse sc in next 6 st, inc) X 3, note: reverse sc is a regular sc but in the opposite direction!!!

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The ring is finished! If you want to make it smaller, make the row of sc’s instead of hdc’s. If you want to make it bigger, make crochet dc instead of hdc in the row.

That’s it! Now you can combine these two shapes and play with sizes and colours! Have fun! I hope, your baby will like its new dummy holder!

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Was it fun to crochet with this tutorial? Have a look at my other patterns, maybe you will find there something you like!