Best free Halloween knitting and crochet patterns

 

It's almost October - have you thought about what you'll be wearing this year? This collection of the best free Halloween knitting and crochet patterns is sure to inspire you to pick up your needles and hook for some autumnal inspiration! 

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Free Halloween knitting patterns

Get your needles in gear, these free Halloween knitting patterns have you covered from head to toe. 

Lego mitts by Carissa Browning

Free Halloween knitting patterns: Lego man mitts by Carissa Browning

This free pattern features sizes to fit the whole family, and can be downloaded on Ravelry. This intermediate pattern uses shaping to make the Lego hand shape, but most intermediate knitters could handle it. Think how cute a whole Lego family photo would be! 

Little Red Riding Hood cape by Tagil Perlmutter

Free Halloween knitting patterns: little red riding hood by Tagil Perlmutter

This sweet capelet can be knitted in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in Ruby for a picture perfect costume. Available on Ravelry as a free archived pattern, it is sized for babies and children and can be knitted in a snap, just in time for Halloween. 

Harry Potter "Weasley" sweater by Alison Hensel

Free Halloween knitting patterns: Weasley sweater by Alison Hensel

This classic design is a popular choice for Halloween, and with the new Fantastic Beasts movie coming out in November and the Harry Potter play in the theatre, this is a solid sweater. This sweater is sized for kids, but could easily be adapted for adults. The pattern includes colourwork charts for "R" and "H" - get the pattern on Ravelry. (Pssst! We recommend Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed Aran for an authentic looking knit!) 

Crown by Dani Sunshine

Free knitting patterns: crown by Dani Sunshine

This free pattern by Dani Sunshine is available on Ravelry and features sizes from newborn to adult, so you can make royal crowns for the whole family! This simple pattern can be tackled by most knitters to create a stunning finished product that you can pair with almost anything for an instant costume hit. We love the idea of using Cascade 220 Sport, which has an eye-wateringly huge range of shades to choose from. 

Mermaid tail by Jennifer Gelder

Free Halloween knitting patterns: Mermaid tail blanket by Jennifer Gelder

While this tail might not be the best choice for most trick-or-treaters, it's great for sitting on the couch and watching scary movies. It's also been a popular choice for kids in wheelchairs who don't have to worry about tripping over their tail! Use Cascade 128 Superwash Multi for a gorgeous tail with a variegated effect that looks perfectly mermaid-y. 

Free Halloween crochet patterns

For those who prefer the hook, these free Halloween crochet patterns are the bee's knees - quick crochet means more costumes this year! 

Mask by Darice 

Free Halloween crochet patterns: mask by Darice

This elegant, chic crocheted mask is a perfect choice for fancy fancy dress and costume parties this year: pair with sparkly eye makeup and your favourite little black dress for a look that everyone will be talking about until next Halloween. Bonus: this costume is a low-maintenance, easy option for those of us who can't be bothered to go costume shopping. Get the pattern on the Darice blog!

Cat ears hat by Persia Lou

Free Halloween crochet patterns: cat ears hat by Persia Lou

Another low maintenance, super cute option is this cat ears hat crochet pattern by Alexis from Persia Lou. Use Wendy Merino Wool Chunky with a strand of metallic thread for a sparkly and economical option that you can wear long after October 31st! 

Ninja turtles mask by Heart Hook Home 

Free Halloween crochet patterns: Ninja Turtles mask by Heart Hook Home

Tap into your geeky side with this Ninja Turtles hat and mask crochet pattern from Heart Hook Home. This super simple pattern is suitable for crochet beginners and only uses double (US single) and treble (US double) crochet stitches - and there's a handy video tutorial if you need some help! 

Viking beard by Melissa Campbell

Free Halloween crochet patterns: viking beard by Melissa Campbell

This viking or dwarven beard can double as a face warmer in cold months, and it's guaranteed to put smiles on the faces of everyone who sees you. The beard is a free tutorial on Ravelry, the hat is a separate pattern by the same designer. This beard is a simple option that looks impressive! 

Unicorn hat by Repeat Crafter Me 

Free Halloween crochet patterns: unicorn hat from Repeat Crafter Me

Do you have a unicorn fanatic living in your home? The only solution is this adorable free unicorn crochet pattern by the fabulous Repeat Crafter Me! Make it in Patons Wool Aran for an economical yet soft hat that they'll love wearing for dress-up year round. 

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