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Easy Halloween Yarn Crafts Patterns
Halloween Yarn Craft Patterns - Knit, Crochet, Embroidery, Macrame
Halloween yarn crafts are fun and easy to make. This Halloween yarn crafts and gifts lens will help you to find many fun and creative Halloween patterns and craft projects to knit or crochet, and there are even a few yarn craft projects that don't require needles or hooks.
If you're just learning to knit or crochet you probably look for quick and easy projects and patterns. Many of the Halloween yarn projects featured here are designed for beginners, and many are simple enough for kids who are just learning to knit or crochet.
For adults with beginner skills, these Halloween knit and crochet crafts patterns work up quickly into gifts, decorations and party favors. If you're a bit more skilled, try your hand at making stylish knit or crochet fashions with a Halloween flair.
If you just don't have the time (or haven't quite mastered yarn with needles or hooks) there's even a section in this lens filled with easy Halloween yarn crafts that require no crochet or knit skill at all ... just yarn and a few crafts supplies.
Learning to Knit or Crochet
Don't Stab the Yarn - Learning Takes A Little Patience
I started knitting when I was a child, but I never really learned more than the basics. When I was a young mom, I taught myself how to crochet a bit and then started making "Granny" squares.
Both knitting and crochet come down to mastering a few stitches and then learning to read the patterns. To a newbie, knitting patterns and crochet patterns seem like they're written in a secret code. Take heart - if you have a good key to the instructions you can understand the instructions and appreciate the "shorthand" when a pattern gets long or takes many pages.
I first learned to knit when I was about 9 years old and over the past 50 years I've made doll clothes, children's sweaters, hats and other knit projects plus lots of easy knit holiday crafts and decorations. I taught myself to crochet when I was in my early twenties. I need to state right up front that I have mastered neither knit nor crochet. In fact, I consider myself a beginner even after all these years.
For the past 10 years my yarn and needlecraft supplies have been sitting patiently in storage waiting for me to start knitting and crocheting again. I'm starting over this fall with knitting and crocheting by making easy fiber and yarn crafts for the holidays - Halloween is the first holiday I'll be celebrating this year with easy knit and crochet decorations and gifts.
How to Knit - The Basics - Teach Me How to Knit
This excellent learn to knit video teaches you how to "cast on" (get the stitches onto the needle), knit rows back and forth, and "bind off" (finish the piece so it won't unravel).
Knit a Scary Skull Mask
Knit a Frightfully Warm Halloween Mask -
This is definitely a scary skull mask to knit, although with a color change it might become a crocodile or alligator, or some other hideous knit monster.
Crochet Bearded Ladies
Learn The Basics of Knitting
Having a set of step by step pictures to follow helped me to learn the basics of knitting.
Halloween Craft Knits
Yes, you CAN make these easy to knit Halloween crafts
Once you master the basics of knit or crochet and can follow a pattern, you'll find there are thousands of free patterns for making clothing, accessories, decorations, ornaments and functional items from yarn.
Step by Step Knitting Book
A self-teaching knitting reference book I can hold on my lap or keep in my knitting bag is a must for me. I sometimes go for months or years between knitting projects, so having a book with the stitches and techniques is a great way for me to remember how it's done.
Nifty Knitting Needles - Basic Set
Start with a simple set of knitting needles, then expand your collection to include other sizes or wooden and bamboo needles as you need them for new projects.
Easy Free Halloween Knitting Patterns
- Halloween Treat Bags - Knitting Pattern
Easy to knit eco-friendly Halloween Trick or Treat bags pattern features stripes, drawstring and embroidered greetings.
- Halloween Jack O Lantern Knitting Pattern
Curly Purly pumpkin pattern for Halloween knit crafters.
- Knitting Pattern: Snails and Slugs
Tiny slimy snails and slugs to knit.
- Halloween Witch Doll to Knit
Knit up this Halloween witch as a gift or decoration.
- Free Knitting Patterns For Halloween
Free knitting patterns for Halloween, including charts of ghosts and pumpkins, hats, and more!
You might want to start out with these sturdy aluminum needles then invest in the more pricey wooden sets.
Fabulous Fibers to Knit and Crochet - Soft Cotton Yarns - Natural, Organic, Recycled
I have a passion for fibers - I love to macrame, knit and crochet with any type of twine, yarn, thread or string. Here's a nice selection of natural fiber cotton yarns you can buy from Amazon and get delivered right to your door.
A medium weight all cotton yarn in large quality spool for making utility items or crafts where you need lots of natural colored cotton yarn. Also great for knitting or crocheting dishcloths.
What f find for crafters - this cotton yarn comes in a huge range of related colors so you can find just the right set of coordinating colors for your Halloween knit, crochet and fiber crafts or cotton yarn for any other project.
Finger Knitting Demonstration
This simple technique makes a flower, but if you use orange yarn for the finger knitting you could create a yarn craft Halloween pumpkin. Embroider on the face and omit the stick stem.
The Art of Knitting, for Children - Learn to knit along with the kids
Knitting is so simple a kid can learn to knit. Check out the video preview of this clever and crafty how to knit video set in the YouTube snippet above.
I'd buy this how to knit DVD set for myself and then let the kids and grandkids watch along. Who needs to know it's really for us?
I first learned to knit when I was 9 years old. A neighbor taught me and a friend how to do basic garter stitch and we were hooked.
Learn To Crochet - Teach Yourself to Crochet with Pictures
One reviewer said this: "I'm a beginner crocheter and this book is one of the easier books to learn crocheting from. The instructions are easy to follow. I like the pictures because they are easy to see the actual stitches and how they are supposed to look like. This book also includes patterns that I haven't seen in any other crochet book."
" ... some very nice patterns in it, it walks you through so many different stitches with pictures of all of them and at the end they have projects you can practice with. This book is easy to follow, comprehensive, and perfect for a beginner like me."
Beginning Crochet - Chain Stitch
Everything in crochet starts with a chain of stitches. Here's how to make the first chain stitch, and to create your "foundation chain" that will grow into a crocheted Halloween project.
How to Crochet - Single Crochet Stitch - After you make a crochet chain, you start adding stitches
The basic crochet stitch is a single crochet. This video will show you the simple steps in making a row of single crochet stitches in a foundation chain.
Halloween Crochet Patterns - Free Patterns for Halloween Crochet Crafts and Decorations
- Crochet a Ghostly Necklace
Crochet ghosts and hang them from a chain stitched cord.
- Halloween Spider Pin
Easy crochet makes a black spider you can slip over a shirt button and wear for Halloween!
- Black cat crochet pattern
Crochet pattern to make a black cat magnet from yarn for Halloween. Project instructions provided by Craft Elf.
- Halloween crochet patterns from Free Crochet
You can download dozens of free crochet patterns after joining this site- membership is free.
- Black Widow Spider
Black Widow Spider design that can be done as a cross-stitch design on aida cloth or cross-stitched on a crocheted background, also adaptable for other types of needlecrafts. Filet crochet instructions included.
- Crocheted Wristlet With Skull
A crocheted decorative wrist band with a skull shaped center design. Free pattern for Halloween crochet or pirate fun.
- Crochet Eyeball
There's plenty of time before Halloween to whip up a whole bowl full of these crochet eyeballs with a free how to from CraftZine blog.
- Yarn Crafts - Halloween Basket
Fun and cheerful pumpkin face knit Halloween basket pattern.
- How To Crochet - by Dummies.com
Excellent how-to steps for learning the basics of crochet.
- Crochet Pattern Central - Free Halloween Crochet Pattern Links
Free, online Halloween crochet patterns
Crochet a Halloween Mask
Frog? Alien? Seasick?
This nifty green helmet-face cover pattern is a good base to design your own crochet mask.
The green yarn used suggests a frog, but you could add antennae to the top to make this into a bug, then embellish the eye area.
Or, change the color and turn this crochet project into an entirely different knitted Halloween face mask.
A basic set of aluminum crochet hooks is good to get started. If you really love crochet, consider upgrading to bamboo or wooden hooks.
Halloween Costume Accessories
How to Make a Yarn Wig - this one's built on a hat - you could make one or buy the cap then have all the other party-goers doing a double-take in your direction.
Swine Flu Knitted Mask - take that, Kermit.
Halloween Wig - knit this kicky cartoon character wig in bright orange or pink to cap off your costume.
Knit a Brain Hat - Knit up a realistic fantasy brain hat!
Easy Yarn Crafts for Halloween
No Knit or Crochet - Simple Halloween Fiber Crafts
Many of these fiber art Halloween crafts are easy enough for children. All you need are some yarn or string, glue, scissors, cardboard and a few craft accessories.
- Grow Your Own Outrageous Beard In 1 Night
Make a wild and wooly beard mask. All you need to make a spectacular Santa or Viking beard are some yarn, a crochet hook and plastic canvas.
- Halloween Yarn Crafts from Purple Kitty
Make a black cat or orange Halloween wreath from yarn
- Jack O Lantern Windsock
Make a pumpkin face wind sock decoration for outdoors or inside using yarn.
- Mini Mummy Pin
Wrap a non-spring clothespin (clothes peg) with yarn or string to create a spooky Halloween mummy pin or decoration.
- Making Spiders with Yarn
Halloween Spider Crafts. Looking for Halloween crafts? Learn how to make spiders out of yarn in this free video clip about crafting a Halloween necklace.
- How to Make Pom Pom Pumpkins
How to make Halloween pumpkin decorations with yarn pompoms.
- Pen Pals - Yarn Craft Pencil Toppers
Whimsical Pencil Topper penpals make fast, fun and easy project sfor kids of all ages. Follow our instructions or create some fun creatures of your own!
- Yarn Crafts for Kids : Ideas for Easy Arts & Crafts Projects & Activities with Yarn for Chil
Yarn Crafts for Kids : Ideas for Easy Arts & Crafts Projects & Activities with Yarn for Children, Teens, and Preschoolers
- Embroidered Spider Web
Looking for an easy activity to do with the kids this Halloween? How about embroidering their own unique spider web?
- Halloween Balloon Art
Free patterns and instructions to make a Halloween pumpkin, spider and ghost from fibers, balloons and glue.
- wRIte iT DOwN: A Halloween Wreath
Make a Halloween yarn craft ball decorated wreath for fall.
- Family | Kids | Crafts | Halloween Yarn Bugs
These yarn bugs are always a big hit. Make some in orange, white, black and purple to decorate your porch or house this Halloween. They are easy to make and fun to display!
- SPOOKY Halloween Hats - no knitting required.
We had so much fun crafting these Halloween knit hats decorated with just a couple of supplies and a good glue.
Candy Corn Cocoon
Yarn Crafts for All Ages and Abilities
I tried to include Halloween yarn crafts for everyone who enjoys fiber arts in this article.
I like to make simple yarn decorations with the grandkids, and as noted above I'm really a beginner knit and crochet enthusiast.
I have more skills with macrame or embroidery, but that's a whole other story or two.
© 2009 Lee Hansen