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.
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:
- Ghost Chair Socks
- Sugar Skull Jewelry
- Flames Face Mask
- Black Cat Door Hanger (Not in the book because it’s an Addi pattern, but it is available at this link)
- Bat Crochet 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 https://www.etsy.com/MyFingersFly/listing/873927109/black-cat-jewelry-keychain-coaster?utm_source=Copy&utm_medium=ListingManager&utm_campaign=Share&utm_term=so.lmsm&share_time=1600785608043.
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
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
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
Black Cat Door Hanger Tutorial
More Halloween Patterns
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.