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 light (CC) and dark (MC)
Crochet hook size G (4.00 mm)
2 google eyes
Ribbon or cord.
Rnd 1: With CC yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 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). Fasten off CC.
Rnd 6: With MC yarn, *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.
More Christmas Ideas
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.
More Halloween patterns
- Free Black Cat Crochet Pattern – Spooktacular Crochet Patterns Book
- Ghost Chair Socks
- Sugar Skull Jewelry
- Flames Face Mask