A cool front blew in last night, so it finally feels like Halloween. I miss the Halloweens when the kids were young, and I spent most of October sewing costumes for them. I think my favorite was the Jack Sparrow costume.
As a treat for you this year, I made a tutorial on YouTube for a black cat door hanger on the Addi knitting machine. It’s quick and easy to make and looks so cute hanging on the front door.
More Halloween patterns are available at My Fingers Fly including the Frankenstein Eyeglass Holder for Frankenstein Friday.
Fox Christmas Tree Ornament
The cooler weather also gets me in a Christmas mood, so I have been working on ornaments for my tree. It may be too early for some people, but crafters know that it’s never too early to start making Christmas items.
Worsted weight yarn – a few yards of rust and cream
Crochet hook size G (4.00 mm)
2 google eyes
Ribbon or cord.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (8 sc).
Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (12 sc).
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (16 sc).
Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (20 sc).
Rnd 6: *Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (24 sc).
Rnds 7-11: Sc in each st.
Rnd 12: Sk 12 sts, sc in 12 sts.
Rnd 13: *Dec, sc in next 4 sts* twice (10 sc).
Rnd 14: *Dec, sc in next 3 sts* twice (8 sc).
Rnd 15: Dec 4 times (4 sc). Fasten off with 4” length. Pull sts tight to close.
Go back to unworked sts of Rnd 11. Sc in each st. Repeat Rnds 12-15.
Glue on eyes and pompom nose. Cut a piece of cord or ribbon about 15” long. Pull through a stitch at the top of the back of the fox and make a knot.
Halloween/Dias de los Muertos
There’s still time to make some cool sugar skull items. Paperback and Kindle versions of Sugar Skull Crochet Patterns is available at Sugar Skull Crochet Patterns.
2020 Crochet Calendar
Calendars are here! I’m so proud of this project – 2 years of designing, testing, and tweaking have finally brought my vision to life (with the help of a great photographer and a very patient graphic artist).
2020 Crochet Calendar
Looking for the perfect gift for the crocheters in your life? This calendar is the perfect gift that keeps giving all year long. Each month there is a new crochet pattern to add a little whimsy to your kitchen: January Zebra potholder International Zebra Day February Wine Bottle potholder National Drink Wine Day March Three Little Pigs panhandlers National Pig Day April Bunny dish scrubby Easter May Firefighter axe panhandler International Firefighter's Day June Giraffe potholder National Giraffe Day July Ice Cream Cone potholder National Ice Cream Month August Fish kitchen towel National Marine Week September Elephant potholders National Elephant Appreciation Day October Skull kitchen towel Halloween November Eagle potholder Veterans Day December Christmas panhandlers Christmas Skill level: Easy to intermediate Each calendar page measures 8.5" x 11". Calendar includes January through December of 2020. Also included is a 25% off coupon which is valid on any pattern or ebook throughout the year.
Stay tuned for my November blog:
- 2020 Crochet Calendar Giveaway
- Veterans Day patterns
- More Christmas patterns
- Highlights of my London trip