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Free Crochet Bat Applique Pattern

    Free crochet bat applique pattern

    Crochet Bat Applique

    This free crochet bat applique pattern is a quick and easy project to get crafting for Halloween! Personally, I think this bat applique is more cute than creepy, with his adorable kawaii face. You can use the bat to decorate your home or projects this Fall, you could even hang your bat upside-down, or wrap his wings around him for a different look.

    What to do with a crochet Bat applique?

    This crochet bat applique is great fun for Halloween, you can sew the bat to blankets, hats, pillows, or even sweaters to make a spooky Halloween costume! You can even simply add a hanging loop to your bat to use is as a Halloween ornament, or make a few bats and string them together to make some bunting garlands.

    How to crochet a Bat applique?

    The crochet bat applique pattern is quick and easy, even advanced beginners could give the small project a go. The free written tutorial will teach you how to make a flat Halloween bat with step by step instructions. Upgrading to the premium download gives you lots of progress photos to help you along too! To crochet your bat applique you will need a small amount of worsted or aran weight yarn, a 4mm crochet hook, and a pair of safety eyes.

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    Supplies

    • Worsted / Aran yarn / #4 yarn
    • 4mm Crochet hook
    • Scissors
    • Sewing needle
    • 14mm safety eyes

    Hook Size

    • 4mm Crochet Hook

    Yarn

    • Weight – Aran / Worsted / #4
    • Brand – Stylecraft special aran
    • A – Black
    • B – White
    • Total: 27 yards

    Gauge & Size

    • Gauge: 2” x 2” = 5 rows of 9 dc
    • Width: 16cm
    • Height: 11cm

    Abbreviations

    USA Terminology (U.K. translation)

    • ch – Chain
    • dc – Double crochet
    • 2dc – 2 dc in 1 space (increase)
    • hdc – Half double crochet
    • MR – Magic ring
    • R – Row/Round
    • sl st – Slip stitch
    • st/sts – Stitch/Stitches
    • tr – Treble crochet
    • 2tr – 2 tr in 1 space (increase)

    Pattern Notes

    • Chains and slip stitches are not included in stitch count.
    • Stitches separated with a comma are to be made in separate spaces. For example, 2sc, sc x 2 would mean 2sc in first space, sc in next space, sc in next stitch

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    Bat Wings


    Row 1

    • Use black (A) yarn
    • ch x 22 then start in 3rd ch from the hook
    • (2dc, dc x 3) 5 times
    • ch x 2 & turn

    (25 sts)

    Row 2

    • 2dc, dc x 23, 2dc
    • ch x 2 & turn

    (27 sts)

    Row 3

    • 2dc, dc x 25, 2dc
    • Turn

    (29 sts)

    Row 4

    • (ch x 3, tr, hdc, sl st x 4) 2 times
    • ch, hdc, 2tr, tr, p, 2tr, hdc, ch
    • (sl st x 4, hdc, tr, ch x 3) 2 times
    • sl st into same st as previous tr

    (15 sts)

    Row 5

    • ch x 1 & turn to raw edge
    • sl st x 5 up the side of the wings until you reach R1 chains

    Row 6

    • ch x 1 & turn to R1 chains
    • sl st x 3, hdc, tr, hdc, sl st x 8, hdc, tr, hdc, sl st x 3

    (6 sts)

    Row 7

    • ch x 1 & turn to raw edge
    • sl st x 5 down the side of the wings
    • Fasten off & weave in ends

    Bat Head


    Round 1

    • Use black (A) yarn
    • In a MR, ch x 2 & dc x 12
    • sl st to first st & ch x 2

    (12 sts)

    Round 2

    • 2dc x 12
    • sl st to first st & ch x 1

    (24 sts)

    Round 3

    • sl st in next st
    • sc & tr in next st
    • ch x 3, sl st x 5
    • sc & tr in next st
    • ch x 3, sl st x 2
    • Fasten off & weave in ends

    (4 sts)

    Bat Eyes


    Round 1

    • Use white (B) yarn
    • In a MR, ch x 1 & sc x 8
    • sl st to first st & fasten off
    • Insert 14mm safety eyes into the MR
    • Repeat for second eye

    (8 sts each)

    Bat Assembly


    Assembly

    • Sew the eyes to the bats head
    • Sew a mouth onto the bats head
    • Sew the head to the body
    • Weave in any remaining ends.

    The Crochet Bat Pattern

    This is a free crochet bat applique pattern that is perfect for Halloween decorations. The pattern is quick and easy, suitable for even advanced beginners. The finished bat can be used to decorate home items such as blankets, hats, pillows, or even sweaters. It can also be hung upside-down or wrapped around to create different looks. The pattern includes written instructions and can be upgraded to include progress photos. To make the bat, you will need worsted or aran weight yarn, a 4mm crochet hook, and safety eyes.