Posted on 18 Comments

Free Black Cat Crochet Pattern – Spooktacular Crochet Patterns Book

black cat crochet

It feels like it took forever, but it’s finally ready! Spooktacular Crochet Patterns Book contains over 30 patterns for Halloween – apparel, accessories, home decor, and toys. Crochet zombies, spiders, ghosts, black cats, monsters, skulls, and snakes from this amazing collection of patterns.


Halloween Crochet Patterns Book
Spooktacular Crochet Patterns

The book is available on Amazon as Kindle and paperback versions. All patterns are also available separately, plus there are a couple that were recently posted on the blog as free patterns:

For this issue’s freebie, I have chosen the Black Cat Crochet Pattern. It just takes a few yards of black and yellow, and you can use the same pattern with different yarn and different hook sizes to make the cat in different sizes. Pattern PDF is available at

black cat crochet

Materials needed for each cat:

Artiste #10 crochet thread:

3 yards Gold Dust

3 yards Coal Black

½ yard green

Size 00 (2.7 mm) steel crochet hook

Crewel needle

Earring hooks or jump ring and chain for necklace


Finished cat measures approximately 1.75”



Rnd 1: With Gold, ch 2 (or magic circle), 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (14 sc). Do not join.

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (21 sc). Do not join.

Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* twice in Gold, then repeat * to * 5 times in black. Join with sl st. Fasten off Gold.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn, sk sl st, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* 5 times (25 sc).

Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* sc in next 3 sts, ch 5 for tail, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 ch, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st. Repeat * to * once, sc in next 2 sts, ch 2 for head, in 2nd ch from hook work 6 hdc, picot (ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch), 3 hdc, picot, 3 hdc. Sl st in 1st hdc of head. Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat * to * once. Fasten off.

Use green thread to make French knots for eyes. Weave in all ends. Spray with fabric stiffener. Use earring hooks or jump ring and chain to complete your necklace or earrings.



3 yards yellow worsted

3 yards black worsted

½ yard green worsted

Size G (4.0 mm) crochet hook

Black felt


Key ring

Using the same pattern with worsted yarn and G hook, cat measures approximately 3.25”. Glue black felt to the back to make it stiffer. Add key ring.



9 yards yellow cotton worsted

18 yards black worsted

1 yard green worsted (or googly eyes)

Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook

Using the same pattern with a double strand of cotton worsted yarn and I hook, cat measures approximately 4”. Use green yarn for eyes or plastic googly eyes (as pictured).

More Cat Patterns

National Hug Your Cat Day – 8 Free Cat Patterns

Addi Fat Cat Pattern

Black Cat Door Hanger Tutorial

More Halloween Patterns

halloween patterns


Halloween Pattern Roundup



Coming Soon

With only three months left in the year, there are still so many things I want to accomplish. By the end of September, I will have a new listing in my shop for a great Christmas gift for crocheters and knitters. In October I will be publishing my first children’s book. Then it will be time to focus on Christmas gifts and my donation box. In the meantime, stay safe and happy crocheting!

Don’t forget the Gnome Election – Make a Republican Gnome or Democrat Gnome to support your candidate.

Posted on 8 Comments

Ghost Chair Socks

ghost chair socks


We’re still in 100-degree weather in San Antonio, but I’m still in a Halloween mood. This week I will be publishing three different designs for chair socks to get your dining room ready for Halloween. Today’s pattern is a ghost chair sock, which will be followed by Frankenstein’s monster and a spider.

The ghost chair sock takes only 11 yards of white yarn and takes just a few minutes to crochet. Eyes and mouth can be painted on, embroidered with black yarn, or glued on with felt. Grab your scrap basket and make up a few in one evening.

Finished Measurements:  Approximately 2” tall, 1.5” diameter to fit 4.5” circumference chair leg

Gauge: 5 sc = 1”


Row 1: With white yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc).

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat around (18 sc).

Rnd 4: BLO, sc in each st.

Rnds 5-13: Working in both loops, sc in each st. Join with sl st at end of Rnd 13. Fasten off white. Weave in ends.

To decorate face:

  • use fabric paint to make eyes and mouth; or
  • cut 3 felt ovals for eyes and mouth and glue to face; or
  • use black yarn to embroider eyes and mouth.

More Halloween Crochet Patterns

halloween patterns


Halloween Pattern Roundup



Topsy-Turvy Witch Doll Crochet Pattern

Frankenstein Scrubby Crochet Pattern

Bat Crochet Patterns

Skull Poncho Crochet Pattern – Ladies’ One Size Fits All

Free Black Cat Crochet Pattern – Spooktacular Crochet Patterns Book

Devil Hat Crochet Pattern


Fiber Arts Wallpapers for your Phone

wallpaper five

Add a bit of fiber artist flair to your smartphone. Choose from 6 different designs, or buy a bundle of 5 designs. Each design is 1080 px X 1920 px jpg (72 in resolution) and will fit most phones.


Just a reminder that the Gnome Election is still tied!

political gnome (1)

Democrat Donkey Gnome Crochet Pattern OR Republican Elephant Gnome Crochet Pattern

Coming Attractions

Stay tuned for more Halloween designs in September, along with a book of Halloween Crochet Patterns by the end of the month. Hopefully we’ll get some cooler weather by then!

Stay safe and happy crocheting!

More Halloween patterns