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Quite possibly one of the quickest projects on earth! Make a single bat or make a colony of them! OR, make a bat mobile (ha ha ha).
Perfect for Halloween favors or just for decorating. Glue them onto hair clips, clothes pins, or make a game of "pin the bat on the cave (?)" or something cleverer than that by attaching velcro on the back… it's entirely up to you.
A great pattern to use up random scraps of black yarn. Use worsted yarn as shown here to get bats approximately 3 ¾" wide. Or use any sport yarn on hand with a size E hook to get smaller bats. Or use a bulky yarn and size K hook to get bigger bats. Etc., etc…. you get the idea.
Finished Crocheted Measurements: Approximately 3 3/4" wide.
Yarn Used: Brown Sheep Company Lamb's Pride Worsted (15% Mohair/85% Wool); 4oz/113g (190yds/173m) per skein: 1 skein Onyx #M-05
NOTE: Each bat only uses approximately 4g of this yarn, less than 7yds per bat.
Pattern Gauge: With bulky yarn and Size H/8 [5mm] hook, each bat is approximately a 3 ¾" wide.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A bulky weight yarn with a gauge a gauge of 3 stitches = 1" on size 10-1/2 needles..
Total Yardage Required: Each bat only uses approximately 4g of this yarn, less than 7yds per bat.
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
Lily Sugar 'n Cream
Lion Brand Cotton
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Crochet Hook Used: Size H/8 [5mm] crochet hook.
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Posted by Amy on 3rd Nov 2012
I used your pattern to make Halloween bookmarks for my daughter's class instead of more candy. Easy to follow and quick to make 40 of them on a Saturday afternoon - I slip stitched two together and glues to Popsicle sticks and added googly eyes.
Posted by Unknown on 26th Sep 2012
i loved how easy it was to do and how it turned out. So cute just loved it
Posted by Unknown on 25th Sep 2012
Love this pattern for Halloween crochet. Bats are just adorable. I added tiny glue on wiggle eyes. Love that pattern is so versatile. Big Bats, Little Bats, Medium Bats all from one pattern.
Posted by shannon brewster on 24th Sep 2012
simple pattern, so cute. Creative.