Warm Projects to Knit and Crochet in October Find Blanket Patterns, Sock Patterns, Mitten Patterns and More!

Looking for Warm Projects to Knit and Crochet in October? If so, check out Crochet Afghan Revival, a lovely pattern book featuring bunches of different warm, cozy blankets that would be perfect for fall. This book is published by Leisure Arts.
Looking for Warm Projects to Knit and Crochet in October? If so, check out Crochet Afghan Revival, a lovely pattern book featuring bunches of different warm, cozy blankets that would be perfect for fall. This book is published by Leisure Arts.

It’s Octoburrrrrr! In many areas, including the one where I live, the weather is starting to get chillier. Perhaps you’re looking for warm projects to knit and crochet. I have some fantastic suggestions for projects that will warm you as you make them, and then they’ll warm the recipient for many years to come.


If crocheting is your craft of choice, blankets are at the top of the list of fantastic projects to warm up with. If you enjoy working from pattern books, I have a recommendation to share. It’s Crochet Afghan Revival, pictured here; aside from free blanket patterns (find some of those HERE), this book is the best value I’m currently aware of for printed pattern books. It includes some truly outstanding patterns, and the book is an incredible bargain overall.


Of course, this isn’t the only fantastic crochet blanket pattern book available. If you’d like to see some other choices, I invite you to check out our page of crochet blanket patterns, which includes bunches more recommendations for excellent pattern books you’re likely to enjoy.


Wild Mittens Unruly Socks Knitting Pattern Book 2 by Lumi Karmitsa, published by Trafalgar Square Books
Wild Mittens Unruly Socks Knitting Pattern Book 2 by Lumi Karmitsa, published by Trafalgar Square Books

If you’re looking for a smaller project to work on, perhaps you might be interested in Lumi Karmitsa’s lovely new book of mitten and sock knitting patterns. It’s called Wild Mittens, Unruly Socks 2. It’s filled with truly unique patterns for making gorgeous accessories featuring interesting design motifs including animals, geometric patterns and more.

If these projects aren’t what you feel like working on right now, no worries. We’ve posted heaps 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 create 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.

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:

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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