Shooky Halloween Version

I uploaded a tutorial to make a Halloween version of Shooky. The base (body, arms, and legs) are the same as the original Shooky Tutorial, I just added wings and horns and changed the colors. I think it’s a really cute Halloween edition and I hope you will have fun making it!

Happy crocheting!

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Halloween spider

It’s Halloween soon and time for DIY crafts. I made a little tutorial to crochet little spiders you can use to decorate your house. They are very easy to make and take no time at all! You can make them in different colors and try different set of eyes. I hope you will enjoy it, Happy crocheting!

Dias de La Muertos – Day of the Dead doll

This is my second Halloween project this month. I just finished a Day of the Dead doll, something that I wanted to do for a long time! I love the makeup and colors that involves these costumes and I thought it would be fun to recreate one with my yarn.

I kept the dress very simple, I wanted the focus to be mostly on her face so I didn’t add to much design on her outfit. I had a hard time deciding what kind of makeup I wanted her to have, there were so many options! You can really get creative with this theme.

Her hair is crocheted as well, it was easier to manage than working with long strands of yarn. I think she turned out really cute!

I took a picture from a lower level to get a better view of her legs that have black and white stripes. It’s such a Halloween feature! It took me a little while to finish this project because I started it at the same time as my Halloween Chimmy. I was actually working on three projects simultaneously, I still have one more to go.

My next project is going to be a little more challenging, I am going to try to make a more realistic looking doll inspired by a real life character (fan art). I will talk about it more in my next entry.

I hope you are enjoying this Halloween month with your own DIY and crafts, just don’t eat too many candies on the 31st!! LOL

Halloween Chimmy

It’s Halloween, time for some spooky crochet fun. I have been working on two projects, one is for a giveaway and the other one to decorate my house. The first one is inspired by Chimmy, my favorite characters in the BT21 line. I turned him into a friendly and not so spooky mummy,I made it for a Halloween giveaway that is currently going on my twitter account.

I think it turned out really cute, don’t you think? I spent more time than I expected on this project because I miscalculated the proportions of the doll. The body ended up being too small for the head on my first try, so I had to redo that part.

I was tempted to crochet the bandages but opted for gaze instead because the yarn I had was too thick. I wanted to cover him more but I didn’t want his features to be lost in the wrapping. So I kept it to a minimum!

Now that I finished with my Chimmy I can resume my other Halloween project, a Day of the Dead doll. I am almost done with it and I can’t wait to show you on my next blog post!

Happy crocheting!

Halloween Mummy

Halloween is not here yet, but I am already working on projects to decorate on Halloween. I finished my first one today. A cute mummy that isn’t that scary!

Mummy crochet pattern

I think it turned out really cute!

I am going to make a black cat, and a witch next, as well as a ghost if time allows it. I have so many different projects going on, my living room looks like a tornado of yarn and crochet needles. I am learning to make crocheted bags, which will probably be the subject of my next post. I am also working on a Daryl Dixon doll, my favorite character from The Walking Dead. Did I mention that I love crochet?

Happy crocheting!

Little Vampire Bat – Free Halloween Pattern

Here is another Halloween pattern, a little vampire bat!  Easy and perfect for beginners, it doesn’t take long to make, but is still very cute!

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Halloween Bat by MissDolkapots

You will need:
– Worsted 4/medium black, or charcoal yarn
– 2.75mm crochet hook
– Felt, black, red and white
– *Goggly eyes
– glue gun, or fabric glue
– Fiberfill for stuffing
– Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
– Rnd = rnd
– sc = single crochet
– inc = increase
– dec = decrease
– st = stitch

The Pattern:

Body:
With black or charcoal yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
Rnd 2:  2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3:  [1 sc, inc] 6 times (18)
Rnd 4:  [2 sc, inc] 6 times (24)
Rnd 5:  [3 sc, inc] 6 times (30)
rnd 6 to 8:  1 sc in each st around (30)
Rnd 9:  [3 sc, dec] 6 times (24)
Rnd 10:  [2 sc, dec] 6 times (18)
Start stuffing and continue as you go
Rnd 11:  [1 sc, dec] 6 times (12)
Rnd 12:  dec 6 times around (6)
Fasten off, embroider yarn in rest of the stitches to close the hole.

– Cut 2 circles in red felt, and glue on the body. Glue the goggly eyes on the felt.

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– Cut 2 triangles in black felt to make the ears. Fold and glue the bottom extremity together. Glue to the ears to the head.

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– Cut the pieces of black felt and shape them as bat wings. Glue the extremities to the back of the bat.

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– Cut 2 triangles with white felt and glue them at mouth level. These teeth are sharp! 😛

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Voila! Quick and easy, your cute Halloween bat is done! You can use a piece of yarn or embroidery thread to hang it. You can make several bats of different colors, have fun with the eyes, you can use bigger goggly eyes, even put one big and one small etc…

I hope you enjoyed this pattern as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Other Halloween projects on this blog:
– Big Spider tutorial
– Small Spiders Tutorial

Happy crocheting!

* goggly eyes are small parts and therefore not suited for small children, in that case you can use felt instead.

The Big Spider Pattern

Last time I made a pattern to make little itsy bitsy spiders. Well, here comes the mama!  This one is also easy to make, the concept is the same as the little ones, but a little more sophisticated. It’s about 4.5 inch in length (around 12 cm), it doesn’t take long to make it, and if you’re not afraid of spiders, you won’t have any problems with it.  😉

Big (not so) scary spider by Miss Dolkapots
Big (not so) scary spider by Miss Dolkapots

You will need:
– Worsted 4/medium orange yarn
– 2.75mm crochet hook
– Felt
– 12mm brown safety eyes (you can use goggly eyes too)
– Black chenille stems
– Fiberfill for stuffing
– Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
Rnd = rnd
sc = single crochet
inc = increase
dec = decrease
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet

The pattern:

head/body:
With orange yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times (24)
Rnd 5 to 8: sc in each st around (24)
– at this point, insert the eyes if you use the safety ones.
Rnd 9: [2 sc, dec] 6 times (18)
Rnd 10: [1 sc, dec]6 times (12)
– Hold. Take 4 pieces of chenille stems (do not cut them), 2 for each sides. Insert them in the stitches, on the side of the head and fold them in two. (See itsy bitsy tutorial for pictures, it’s the same concept)
– Start stuffing, resume with the crochet:
Rnd 11: [2 sc, dec] 3 times (9)
Rnd 12: [2 sc, inc] 3 times (12)
Rnd 13: [1 sc, inc] 6 times (18)
Rnd 14: [2 sc, inc] 6 times (24)
Rnd 15 to 19: sc in each st around (24)
Rnd 20: [2 sc, dec] 6 times (18)
Rnd 21: sc in each st around (18)
Rnd 22: [1 sc, dec] 6 times (12)
– Finish stuffing
Rnd 22: dec 6 times (6)
Fasten off, embroider the remaining thread into the rest of the stitches to close the hole.

Fangs (make 2):
With orange felt,
Rnd 1: 4 in chain, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc
Fasten off and embroider to the head, below the eyes.

Cut a piece of felt in the shape of a moon, and glue it on the body.

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Voila! you’re spider is done. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me!

Happy crocheting!

Little Itsy Bitsy Spider Pattern

Halloween is just around the corner, and you don’t need to be super crafty to create really cute things to decorate for that time of the year. Here is a crochet tutorial to make some really cute little spiders to crawl all over your house!   It’s very simple, very easy, and you can make a bunch of them in no time. The kids will love them!

Halloween Spider Tutorial by MissDolkapots
Halloween Spider Tutorial by MissDolkapots

What you will need:
–  4 medium worst yarn  (color of your choice)
– 2.75mm crochet hook
– goggly eyes
– chenille stems
– fiberfill for stuffing
– yarn needle
– safety pin to mark end of each row
– glue

abbreviations:
Rnd = rnd
sc = single crochet
inc = increase
dec = decrease

With yarn of your choice, 2 in chain
Rnd 1: 6 sc in second stitch from hook (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times (24)
Rnd 5 to 7: sc in each st around (24)
Cut 4 pieces of chenille stem, about 5 inch long. Insert them in the stitches of the last row on each side, then fold them in two.

Insert the stem, then fold it
Insert the stem, then fold it

Resume with your rounds
Rnd 8: [2 sc, dec] 6 times (18)
Rnd 9: [1 sc, dec] 6 times (12)
Start stuffing
Rnd 10: dec  6 times (6)
Fasten off, weave the rest of the thread into the remaining stitches to close the hole.

Glue the *goggly eyes on the face. Bend the legs to form the shape of the legs.

Stem is folded in two to give shape to the legs.
Stem is folded in two to give shape to the legs

Your spider is done! You can have a lot of fun with this: play with different colors, add eyebrows, or a mouth. You can also Insert a piece of embroidery thread on top to hang you spiders.

You can hang them with embroidery thread anywhere you want
You can hang them with embroidery thread anywhere you want

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Happy crocheting!

*Technically, goggly eyes are adhesive and should not need glue , but it doesn’t hold very well without extra glue.