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.
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!
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.
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!)
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.