Halloween: The Ideal Holiday for Beastly Crochet Patterns

Brenda K.B. Anderson’s pattern book, Beastly Crochet, wasn’t specifically intended to be a book of Halloween patterns. However, if you celebrate Halloween, October is a great time for crocheting the patterns in the book. That’s because this pattern collection is all Halloween friendly.

Beastly Crochet Book by Brenda K.B. Anderson, Published by Interweave Press
Beastly Crochet Book by Brenda K.B. Anderson, Published by Interweave Press


For example, let’s take the critters on the Beastly Crochet book cover (pictured.) If you look closely at their mouths, you’ll see these little monsters are stuffed with candy. They’re the perfect storage units for all the Halloween candy your little trick-or-treaters or party-goers might collect on Halloween night. Cute, aren’t they? You can crochet and felt them using the pattern and instructions given in this book.

If you want to make Halloween costumes for yourself or a child you know, this book has patterns you could use. There’s a super cute pattern for Sasquatch Slippers and Mittens, which I think might also work as bear claws. So you could dress up as a sasquatch or a bear if you make these. There’s also a vampire hat which could be the basis for an interesting Halloween costume.


The sweet skull hairpins are totally Halloween friendly. If those aren’t quite what you had in mind, you can check out bunches more knit and crochet skull patterns on our website. The link takes you to a list that’s mostly free patterns aside from the ones included in this book. The book also includes a sugar skull bag pattern, which I think is a little creepy — but I guess that’s the idea, right?


One of the fantastic things about this book is that the patterns are great for Halloween, but you can also use them at other times too. That translates to a great value for the time and money you spend on both the book and the projects. A big thumbs up to that!

Overall I really enjoyed this book, which tells you a lot since I am not someone who ordinarily enjoys crocheting skulls or creepy projects.

If you want more details about the book and its contents, I invite you to click here for my detailed book review.

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Knit or Crochet a Shawl for Fall

You can use fall colors to knit or crochet yourself a splendid shawl using any of these gorgeous shawl and wrap patterns. There are some lovely knit and crochet shawl instructions available for you to use. Check ’em out!


Beaded Crescent Shawl Knitting Pattern by Anniken Ellis; This Knitting Pattern Is Included in Vogue Knitting Shawls & Wraps 2, Published by Sixth & Spring Books. The Shawl Is Knitted in an Interesting Cashmere/Possum/Silk Blend Yarn Called Zealana Air.
Beaded Crescent Shawl Knitting Pattern by Anniken Ellis; This Knitting Pattern Is Included in Vogue Knitting Shawls & Wraps 2, Published by Sixth & Spring Books. The Shawl Is Knitted in an Interesting Cashmere/Possum/Silk Blend Yarn Called Zealana Air.

If you’d rather work from a pattern book, you have lots of options for that as well. Check out the following books to find spectacular shawl patterns:

Other Fall Knitting and Crochet Projects:

Crocheting Warm Blankets for Fall

If you're interested in crocheting warm blankets for fall, check out the new Crochet Afghan Revival book, published by Leisure Arts
If you’re interested in crocheting warm blankets for fall, check out the new Crochet Afghan Revival book, published by Leisure Arts.

September is here. The first official day of fall isn’t until later this month — Monday, September 23, 2019, to be exact. In some areas, the weather is already starting to cool off — and in others, September can be one of the hottest months of the year. But, inevitably, fall is on its way.


For those of us who live in the colder regions, it’s time to give some thought to putting away our lighter bedspreads and coverlets, and getting out the heavy blankets — and maybe even knitting or crocheting some new ones.


If you’re thinking of crocheting some new blankets right now, I have bunches of pattern suggestions you might want to consider.


For starters, Leisure Arts has a brand new crochet blanket pattern book available that is a truly amazing value for the money. It’s called Crochet Afghan Revival. It is a collection of 40+ different designs by talented designers including Melissa Leapman, Tammy Hildebrand, Lisa Gentry and many, many others.


I love the broad variety of different crochet techniques and stitch patterns represented in this book. You’ll find granny square afghans, colorwork afghans, hexagon afghans, chevron afghans, and more. You can find some project photos plus a whole bunch more details in my book review of Crochet Afghan Revival.

If that book isn’t of interest to you right now, I’ve shared a list of my other favorite blanket pattern books here.


If you’d rather find a free crochet blanket pattern to work from, I recommend taking a look at this page of blanket patterns. This list features both free and paid patterns you can use for knitting and crocheting blankets. This list of granny square patterns is also likely to be of interest to you, since you can use these granny squares to create blankets in any size you like. This list of crochet blanket edging patterns is also a helpful resource if you want to crochet a granny square blanket.


If blankets and afghans aren’t what you feel like working on right now, no worries. We have bunches of other project ideas you might enjoy. You’re invited to check out this list of fall patterns to find ideas for crocheting or knitting just about any type of project you might want to get started on making this fall. Happy crafting!

About the Author: Amy Solovay is a freelance writer with a background in textile design. She has been crocheting and crafting since childhood, and knitting since she was a teenager. Her work also appears at AmySolovay.com, ArtsWithCrafts.com and Crochet-Books.com. Amy sends out a free knitting and crochet newsletter so interested crafters can easily keep up with her new patterns and tutorials. If you’re already an Instagram user, Amy also invites you to follow her on Instagram.

This post was last updated on 8-31-2019.

Crochet Project Ideas for Fall

When fall weather romances your neighborhood, kissing you with chilly breezes, you’ll appreciate crochet, and its warmth, anew. Depending on where you live, that might or might not be happening yet — but when it does, we have lovely fall crochet patterns ready and waiting for you.

A Few Fall Project Ideas:

Timber Lily Crochet Wrist Warmers
Timber Lily Crochet Wrist Warmers

Fingerless gloves are wonderful fall crochet projects. Pictured here: Wrist warmers crocheted in gorgeous autumn-friendly colors, and embellished with spike stitch trim. Be sure to peruse our fingerless glove patterns for even more ideas.

More Fall Crochet Projects:

Happy fall! I hope your autumn season is off to a lovely and creative beginning.



Blessings,

Amy Solovay

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