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31 Spooky Free Halloween Crochet Projects

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As a crocheter, there’s no better way to get in the Halloween spirit than with a hook and some yarn. And this spell-binding collection of free Halloween crochet patterns will help you do just that. Whether you’re looking for spooky home decor, cozy festive cardigans, or adorable amigurumi monsters, you’re sure to find inspiration here. 

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Free Halloween Crochet Patterns

Halloween is just around the corner – and like me, you’re ready to break out those crochet hooks and stitch up some cute Halloween crochet projects.

Choosing a Halloween pattern is so much fun – there are so many festive ideas for all skill levels! Whether you want cute, creepy, or both, you’ll find the perfect pattern here:

  • Decor Galore: Think table runners, plump pumpkins, festive garlands, spooky coasters, baskets to stash candy, and even Halloween-themed pillows.
  • On-the-go: Find patterns for super cute trick-or-treat bags.
  • Amigurumi – Crochet cute creatures like witches, bats, spiders, and cats.
  • Stay Cozy: Stylish hats, scarves, and cardigans are perfect for chilly October evenings.

Crochet Halloween Patterns for Beginners

Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn or an experienced crocheter seeking fresh inspiration, there is a Halloween pattern out there for everyone. If you’re just starting out, try out one of these beginner-friendly options: 

Red Heart Halloween Decor Party Banner (#4), Crochet Candy Corn Bunting (#14), The Whimsical Witch Hat (#27)

Supplies You’ll Need

Important tip: Please note that safety eyes are a choking hazard for children 3 and under. If you plan to make Halloween amigurumi for a small child, opt for embroidered eyes instead!

What yarn is best for Halloween crochet projects?

Red Heart Super Saver is an all-around excellent yarn for all sorts of Halloween decor projects. This acrylic option is versatile, durable, easily accessible, and comes in many color choices. 

Other popular yarns include Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK, Lily Sugar’ n Cream, and Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice.

What crochet hook should I use for my Halloween pattern?

When starting a new crochet project, always check the pattern’s recommended hook size first. Then, crochet a gauge swatch with the suggested hook and yarn. If your swatch matches the pattern’s listed gauge, you have the perfect hook size! If not, try a slightly larger or smaller hook as needed to match the pattern gauge.

For worsted-weight yarn, which is common in these patterns, hook sizes I-9 (5.50 mm), J-10 (6.00 mm), or K-11 (6.50 mm) work well. Finer yarns require smaller hooks, while larger hooks work better for bulkier yarns.

Crochet Techniques for Halloween Patterns

Tips for Making Crochet Halloween Patterns

Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Find a pattern that fits your skill level.

With countless Halloween crochet patterns out there, you’re sure to find one that matches your current skill level. Most patterns indicate the intended skill level, but be sure to thoroughly read through all stitches and techniques used before starting. This will help you identify any new skills you need to learn first. If anything seems unclear, take the time to practice those stitches and watch video tutorials if available.

Follow amigurumi best practices.

For Halloween amigurumi, try using a crochet hook that’s slightly smaller than what you would typically use. This helps keep your fabric tight so the stuffing doesn’t fall out. Then, stuff as you go! This helps ensure you get just the right amount of fluff for your project. Too much, and it will be stiff. Too little, and it will be floppy.

Check your measurements and make a gauge swatch.

For wearables, take accurate measurements of yourself (or the recipient) before choosing a size. Then, take the time to make a gauge swatch before getting started. If needed, you can size your hook up or down to achieve gauge and ensure your hat, scarf, or sweater fits just right.

31 Free Halloween Crochet Patterns

Check out these free Halloween crochet patterns for your next project. Happy crocheting!

More Crochet Patterns

I hope that you’ve enjoyed this list of easy crochet pumpkin patterns. For even more crochet ideas, check out these related posts.

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