Bat Over The Moon Crochet Pendant For Halloween Free Pattern!
A Pretty Crochet & Crystal Bat Pendant Or Ornament For Halloween!
Let's say you have that Halloween party coming up. You've got the long black dress for your Halloween outfit and maybe you don't want to go in full costume, but you still want to be festive, right? The perfect solution might be wearing fun Halloween jewelry that you make yourself!
For our very special project, I'll give you my brand new pattern for the "Bat Over The Moon" crocheted pendant with crystal beads to perfectly accent your Halloween outfit!
A little lone bat drifts across the full moon, touching a stray cloud as he flies happily by, his orange eyes sparkling in the dark.
There are several ways you can enjoy this motif! You could glue a circle of felt to the back, add a hanger, and use it as an ornament. You could also attach the bat to a hair clip, as I ended up doing myself. You could even place a tack pin or bar pin finding on the back and wear it as a pin!
Whatever you decide to do with your little bat, s/he would make a wonderful gift for a friend who loves to sparkle, or just for yourself. Happy Halloween!
What You'll Need...
1 Ball Black Perle Cotton Thread
1 Spool Omega Nylon in Gray
1 spool Kreinik gold metallic braid (OR 3 strands of gold metallic embroidery floss)
3 hanks of embroidery floss in different metallic colors of choice (OR 3 spools of different color Kreinik metallic thread)
Crochet hook size 8 or preferred
2 Amber and 2 Orange Swarovski 6 mm bicone crystals
10 light color Swarovski 6 mm bicone crystals in your color choice
For Necklace or Bracelet, one clasp finding set - lobster claw clasp, toggle closure or spring ring closure
For the necklace, itself, you can use a strand of beads strung on .5mm elastic, or two pieces of chain with a jump ring fastener, or a piece of black silk cord, and fasten it onto the sides of the crocheted Bat motif.
I used enough strands of Kreinik thread to equal the Perle cotton size. It took 3 strands.
Bat Over The Moon Crochet & Crystal Pendant or Ornament - Intermediate Crochet Ability
Design SheilaSchnauzies 2012. Please do not distribute this pattern real world or internet. You are welcome to provide a link to this page!
Bat Motif For Necklace
String four small Swarovski bicone beads onto black crochet thread. (I used, in this order, topaz, orange, orange and topaz.)
Ch 5, add topaz bead, join with sl st to form ring.
Work 3 SC in ring. Ch 1, turn
SC in first SC. Work 2 SC in second SC. SC in third SC. (increase made) Ch 1, turn.
SC in first SC. 2 SC in second SC. SC in 3rd SC. 2 SC in fourth SC. CH 1, turn.
SC in each SC across (6 SC). CH 1, turn.
SC in first SC. 2 SC in next SC. SC in next 2 SC. 2 SC in next SC, SC in last SC. Ch 1, turn.
SC in each SC across. Ch 1, turn.
SC in first SC. 2 SC in next SC. SC across, work 2 SC in 8th SC and SC in last SC. Ch 1, turn.
SC in each SC across. Ch 1, turn.
Slip stitch in first 3 SC. Ch 1, SC in next 5 SC. (Leave last 2 SC unworked). Ch 1, turn.
SC in each SC across to edge (6 SC). Ch 1, turn.
SC in first SC. 2 SC in next SC. SC in next 2 SC. 2 SC in next SC. SC in last SC (8 SC)
SC in first SC, 2 SC in next SC. SC across, 2 SC in next to last SC, SC in last SC. Ch 1, turn.
Sl st across first 4 SC. CH 1, SC in next 3 SC. Ch 1, turn.
SC in each SC. Ch 4, turn.
SC in each ch of turning chain (ear made). SC in first SC. Add bead, SC in next SC. SC in remaining SC's. CH 1, turn.
SC in each SC across. CH 4, turn.
SC in each ch of turning chain (2nd ear made). SC in first SC. Add bead, SC in remaining SC's. Ch 1, turn.
SC in each SC across. Ch 4, turn.
SC in each ch of turning chain.CH 4, turn.
Repeat row 19.
Repeat row 19 except ch 2, turn.
SC in 2 chains of turning chain. Add topaz bead, sl st in next adjacent SC. Fasten off. Pull all ends through to back side of work.
With 3 strands of embroidery floss held together, chain 6. Join with sl st to form ring.
Work 15 SC in ring. Join with sl st to first SC.
*Ch 3, skip 1 SC, SC in next SC. Repeat from * around (6 loops).
SC in same place. *Ch 4, SC in next ch 3 loop. Repeat from * around. End with ch 3, sl st in first SC.
Sl St into next ch 4 space. CH 3, work 4 TRC in same space. *Work 5 TRC in next space. Repeat from * around ending with sl st in first TRC.
CH 4, work 5-TRC popcorn in between the trc groups just to the RIGHT side of hook. *CH 3, SC in top of popcorn just made. Ch 4, SC in 3rd TRC of next group of TRC. CH 4, work 5-TRC popcorn in between next two TRC groups. Repeat from * around ending with ch 4, sl st in first ch 3 loop over popcorn.
*Ch 4, SC in same loop. Work SC, 2 DC, and 2 TRC in next space. DTR in next SC. Work 2 TRC, 2 DC and SC in next space. SC in next ch 3 loop. Repeat from * around ending with sl st in first ch 4 loop. Fasten off.
With Silver Omega Nylon, chain 25.
*SC in first 2 ch. HDC in next ch. DC in next ch. TRC in next 2 ch. DTRC in next ch. TRC in next ch. DC in next ch. HDC in next ch. SC in next 2 ch. Repeat from * once. Fasten off, pull threads through to back.
Accent cloud as desired by tacking on Swarovski crystals. If you prefer you may crochet them in as you go. I did not because I wanted to be able to move my layers around then add the beads at the end where they'd be visible.
String 10 Swarovski bicones onto gold metallic braid. SC to attach braid to edge of moon anywhere you like. Add bead, chain 5, SC and add bead where it lands on edge of moon. Continue in this manner all the way around. Fasten off, pull end thru to back.