Halloween Crochet Amigurumi Bat Tutorial – Free Pattern

Sep 2020

It feels like Halloween is coming earlier and earlier each year! But for all of you eager beavers that quickly clicked on this post, we’ve got you covered with tutorials and inspiration for your Halloween themed yarn decorations.

This week we’re giving you a tutorial on how to create these cute crochet amigurumi bats to hang around your home this Halloween. This super easy crochet project is perfect for any beginners that are new to crocheting and make the perfect yarn Halloween decoration.

To create these adorable bats, we used our brand new 4ply Acrylic Yarn – it’s available in 37 colours (including some very seasonal shades) and is so soft! We crocheted 2 ends together, but if you prefer to crochet using just one end, take a look at our range of DK weight yarn.

Skill level: Easy

Size of one bat: 15cm wide and 7 cm tall

For this project, you will need:

  • 4ply Acrylic yarn in Lilac Orchid and Cream (crochet using 2 ends)
  • 4mm crochet hook
  • 6mm safety eyes
  • Black embroidery thread
  • Darning needle
  • Fiberfill
  • Stitch marker (or safety pin)
  • Scissors
  • Pins (these make the assembly much easier)

    Abbreviations

    (All instructions use UK crochet terms – see our full guide to knitting and crochet abbreviations here)

    R – Round
    Sts – Stitches
    Dc – Double crochet
    Tr – Treble crochet
    Dtr – Double treble crochet
    Ch – Chain
    Inc – Increase
    Inv dec – Invisible decrease
    * – Repeat the steps between the asterisks as many times as stated
    ( ) – Number of stitches you should have at end of each round

     

    If you’re more familiar with US crochet terms, see the conversions below:

    UK US
    Dc – double crochet Sc – single crochet
    Tr – Treble crochet Dc – double crochet
    Dtr – Double treble crochet Tr – Treble crochet
    Body
    Ears

    Instructions

    Make the body

    R1: 6 Dc in magic ring (6 sts)
    R2: Inc in each st around (12 sts)
    R3: *Dc 1, inc* 6 times (18 sts)
    R4: *Dc 2, inc* 6 times (24 sts)
    R5: *Dc 3, inc* 6 times (30 sts)
    R6: *Dc 4, inc* 6 times (36 sts)
    R7-12: Dc 36

    Top tip – To make it easier to keep track of your stitches, place a stitch marker at the beginning of each round. If you don’t have a stitch marker, a safety pin works as a perfect alternative.

    R13: *Dc 4, inv dec 1* 6 times (30 sts)
    R14: *Dc 3, inv dec 1* 6 times (24 sts)

    Add safety eyes and begin adding stuffing.

    Top tip – Making the eyes wider than the width of the smile will give each of your bats an adorable expression.

    R15: *Dc 2, inv dec 1* 6 times (18 sts)
    R16: *Dc 1, inv dec 1* 6 times (12 sts)

    Add final bit of stuffing.

    Top tip – If you don’t own any toy stuffing, you can use scrap fabric cut up into small pieces.

    R17: Inv dec around 6 times (6 sts)

    Fasten off and close the sphere.

    Make two ears

    R1: Ch 4. Dc in 2nd Ch from hook. Tr in next st. Dtr in next st.

    Fasten off.

    Wing
    Ears

    Make two wings

    R1: Ch 11. Dc in 2nd Ch from hook. *Tr in next st, Dtr in next st, Tr in next st, Dc in next st* 2 times. Dc in next st. Turn to other side of work.
    R2: Dc in next 4 st, inc in next 2 st, Dc in nest 4 st. Turn to other side of work.
    R3: Dc in next 4 st, inc in next 4 st, Dc in next 4 st.

    Fasten off and tie tail and working yarn together.

    Make two feet

    R1: 6 Dc in magic ring (6 sts)

    Fasten off without closing the circle. 

    Body
    Ears

    Add the smile & fangs

    For the smile: Pull the needle up through the right corner of the smile, then insert into the left corner of the smile and pull up through the bottom centre part of the smile (without pulling tight). Insert in the needle into the same space to create a small loop that catches the thread of the smile – pull tight and adjust.

    For the fangs: With the cream yarn, create 2 lines on the corners of the smile to create fangs.

    Assembly

    Using pins, attach the pieces to the bat­ and sew in place using the tails and a darning needle to create whip stitches. Sew a large loop into the top and tie tight so that you can hang your bat creations.­­­

    We want to see your bats! If you make our crochet bats, make sure you share them on Instagram and Facebook and tag us using @Woolyknit so that we see them!

    Stay tuned for more Woolyknit Halloween tutorials next week!

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