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Free Crochet Witch Pattern Applique
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The Crochet Witch Applique

This free crochet witch applique pattern is perfect for Halloween! The free pattern will help you craft a flat witch doll complete with witches hat and costume. The crochet witch applique can be used as an ornament or even as bunting flags to make your own Halloween garland. You can even use your crochet witch applique to decorate other crochet projects to give them a pagan theme, try sewing it to blankets, trick or treat bags, or even sweaters for a cute Halloween costume.

How to crochet a witch applique?

Learning how to crochet a witch applique is easy with this simply written crochet pattern. Apart from the hat, the witch is made in one piece, and requires very minimal sewing. You can use leftover scrap yarn to create crochet the witch motif in worsted or aran weight yarn. You’ll also need a 4mm crochet hook and some 8mm safety eyes. As well as basic crochet stitches, you’ll need to know how to work into front and back loops to complete this spooky Halloween applique.

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  • Worsted / Aran yarn / #4 yarn
  • 4mm Crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle
  • 8mm safety eyes

Hook Size

  • 4mm Crochet Hook


  • Weight – Aran / Worsted / #4
  • Brand – Stylecraft special aran
  • A – Green
  • B – Black
  • C – Grey
  • D – Red
  • Total: 29 yards

Gauge & Size

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


USA Terminology (U.K. translation)

  • ch – Chain
  • dc – Double crochet
  • 2dc – 2 dc in 1 space (increase)
  • dc2tog – dc 2 together (decrease)
  • dc3tog – dc 3 together (decrease)
  • hdc – Half double crochet
  • MR – Magic ring
  • R – Row/Round
  • sc – Single crochet
  • 2sc – 2 sc in 1 space (increase)
  • 3sc – 3 sc in 1 space (increase)
  • sl st – Slip stitch
  • st/sts – Stitch/Stitches

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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Witch Head

Round 1

  • Use green (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 & fasten off

(24 sts)

Row 3

  • (2dc, dc) 5 times
  • ch x 2 & turn to raw edge

(15 sts)

Row 4

  • In the raw edge dc x 13 (2 in each dc side and 1 in MR)

(13 sts)

Row 5

  • ch x 7 then start in 3rd ch from hook
  • dc x 5 in chs, dc x 13 in sts
  • ch x 2 & sl st into same st
  • ch x 7 then start in 3rd ch from hook
  • dc x 5
  • sl st to join to st on the body, ch x 2 & turn

(23 sts)

Row 6

  • dc x 13
  • ch x 2 & turn

(13 sts)

Row 7

  • 2dc, dc x 11, 2dc
  • ch x 2 & turn

(15 sts)

Row 8

  • dc x 15
  • ch x 2 & turn

(15 sts)

Row 9

  • 2dc, dc x 13, 2dc
  • ch x 2 & turn

(17 sts)

Row 10

  • 5dc in first st, skip next st, sl st x 3, ch x 2
  • 5dc in same st, skip next st, sl st x 6, ch x 2
  • 5dc in same st, skip next st, sl st x 4, ch x 2
  • 5dc in same st, ch x 2, sl st into body
  • Fasten off & weave in ends

(20 sts)

Ghost Face


  • Attach safety eyes to Row 1
  • Leave a 1 stitch gap between the eyes


  • Use some tapestry yarn to sew a mouth onto row 4

Cheeks x 2

  • Use pink (B) yarn
  • In a MR, ch x 1, sc x 6,
  • sl st to first st & fasten off
  • Sew to each end of row 4

Free Witch Applique Crochet Pattern

Make a crochet witch applique for Halloween with this free pattern. The witch applique comes with a hat and costume and can be used as an ornament or bunting flags to decorate for Halloween. The witch motif can also be used to decorate other crochet projects. The pattern is simple to follow and requires minimal sewing, using worsted or aran weight yarn and a 4mm crochet hook. Basic crochet stitches and working into front and back loops are necessary, as well as 8mm safety eyes.