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.
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:
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.
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!
This adorable table runner is the perfect way to spruce up your gathering space for fall. Use it to hold your favorite fall centerpieces as you enjoy a good meal with friends and family. This table runner is best for intermediate crocheters.
These easy bags are fun to make and so fun to customize, too! Whether you choose to go with stripes, polka dots, or a silly face, this quick bag pattern will soon have you wanting to make a few more! Crochet some for your kids and their friends, or sell them at a fall craft show!
Cozy up your space with these cheerful crochet pumpkins! Made using the ripple stitch, these decorative pieces would be great for Thanksgiving dinner or for decorating any time during the fall season. Don’t forget to grab some fiberfill and some poly pellets to weigh your pumpkin down a bit and keep it sturdily on your table.
Get ready to party with this spooky and cute crocheted banner! This crocheted Halloween decoration is easy to make, and you can adjust it to be as long or short as you need. Grab your favorite Halloween colors and enjoy making this relaxing project!
This table web would make a great centerpiece or could also be used as a placemat. If you love this pattern, make a few in all the same color or all different colors to set at each seat. Each one measures about 20” in diameter.
Keep track of your favorite fall drink with these spooky ghost coasters! You can make these coasters all in one color or each in a different shade. Stick a magnet on the back if you want to decorate your fridge with these creative pieces.
Green, blue, or brown… try out different eye colors to see what you like best on these eyeball coasters! This pattern uses half-double crochets and is quick to make. They’re double-sided to create a durable coaster that keeps your surfaces safe.
These skulls each take about 15 minutes to make, so you can make plenty of them to string across a mantel or wall space in just a few hours! Each one is about 4” x 6”. You’ll need to be able to chain, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and single crochet two together in order to make this pattern.
This pattern is for four simple bag options: a pumpkin bag, a witch bag, a skeleton head bag, and a Frankenstein bag. Their drawstrings and straps make them easy for little hands to carry. Check out the video tutorial if you need help!
This Halloween eyeball cardigan is a style all its own! If you’ve been looking for a Halloween-themed wearable, look no further. This easy pattern is made of granny squares and can be adjusted to the size you want.
This spooky candy bowl is ready to hold your favorite type of sweets! A plastic canvas insert helps it hold its shape, and it measures 8” in diameter by 7.5” high. This is a good pattern for experienced beginners.
This easy pattern uses just single crochets and is a perfect, decorative piece for beginners! With this quick pattern, you can add as many candy corn triangles as you like to make your bunting just the right length for your space.
Spruce up your living room for the holidays with this slightly spooky pillow! The front is made using the intarsia crochet technique, with the back being a solid color. This pattern is perfect for intermediates.
This bag is worked by holding two strands together to help create a firm, sturdy fabric. You can make this bag as large or small as you want! To crochet this project, you’ll need to know the chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet, and crab stitch.
This pumpkin pot with a lid is the perfect place to hold trinkets and Halloween goodies! It would also be great to use for a harvest celebration or just decorating your home for the fall season. It measures about 6” in diameter.
This adorable fall pumpkin is available in two different sizes. It’s worked flat using basic stitches for a relaxing, quick-to-make fall crochet project. This pumpkin would also be great to give as a decorative gift or to make for fall craft shows.
These plush and cuddly spiders can be addicting to make, so you may soon find yourself with a whole collection! The curly legs and lovable squishiness would also make this a fun toy for kids and babies - just make sure to opt for embroidered eyes rather than safety eyes for babies and toddlers.
This amigurumi crochet project is made in a few different pieces - the head, body, base, cape top, cape bottom, hair, sleeves, and arms. Each one can be customized in order to create your perfect color combination! This pattern is ideal for intermediate crocheters.
These 4” candy corn stuffies are super quick to make and would be fun for fall decorating! You can even add little faces if you want to bring these pieces to life. To make this pattern, you’ll need to know how to chain, single crochet, increase, and decrease.
Use this bat to decorate, or sew him onto your costume’s shoulder! This 5” bat is made in pieces that are seamed together and is a good pattern for experienced beginners. Choose your own facial features to give your bat any expression you like!
This 2-D pattern is worked in flat rows to create two separate pieces that are seamed together. This plush little pattern would make a great stash buster! To create this crochet ghost, you’ll need to be able to chain, make a magic circle, slip stitch, single crochet, increase, and decrease.
This cat hat features appliqued eyes and a nose, and even crocheted ears! This pattern is available in four different sizes, so you and your little ones can match. And you don’t have to stick with black - make it any color you like!
This silly-sweet monster beanie is perfect for little ones! Techniques used in this pattern include the chain, slip stitch, magic circle, single crochet, double crochet, back post and front post half double crochet, treble crochet, and increases. With so many colors, this Halloween hat crochet pattern would be a great stash buster.
This top-down beanie is made with front post stitches and offers beautiful texture in every size! From preemie to adult, this hat is a great way to stay warm and dress up for fall or Halloween. Cozy up with this festive pattern, and check out the video tutorial if you need help!
This striped scarf is just so clever! It’s available in both adult and child size, and it's easy to add or subtract rows to make your scarf just as long as you like. The pattern is made mostly with single crochets.
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