Free Bat Crochet Pattern
Whether you find bats cute or creepy, this amigurumi bat crochet pattern is the perfect Halloween crochet project.
If you're looking for a quick and easy Halloween crochet project, then you should definitely try hooking up this free bat crochet pattern by Sara Huntington. This amigurumi bat has loops for feet so he can hold on tight to whatever you decide to hang him from. If you fancy making a friend for your amigurumi bat, you could also make our free amigurumi ghost pattern, and you can find loads more fun spooky crochet projects in our pick of the best 30+ Halloween crochet patterns!
If this free bat crochet pattern is your first venture into amigurumi, then we've got some handy resources to help you out! Start off by reading our 'What is Amigurumi' guide, and then check out our How to crochet amigurumi guide for loads of helpful tips and tricks to get your amigurumi bat looking perfect!
You will need
- Any black DK yarn (you could try the Hayfield Bonus DK acrylic yarn 100g/280m)
- A 2.5mm (US B/1 or C/2) hook
- Safety eyes
- Toy stuffing
- Tapestry needle
- Stitch marker
- Small amount of black felt
13cm (5in) tall
You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This free crochet bat pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.
This free bat crochet pattern is worked using the amigurumi method. Work in a continuous spiral without closing off each round with a slip stitch. Place a marker in the first st of each round and move it up as you work.
Free amigurumi bat crochet pattern
Using Black, make a crochet magic loop.
Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st), 8dc into loop. [8 sts]
Round 2 2dc in each dc around. [16 sts]
Round 3 (1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc) 8 times. [24 sts]
Rounds 4-11 Dc in each dc around.
Round 12 (Dc in next st, dc2tog) 8 times. [16 sts]
Round 13 Dc in each dc around.
Round 14 (Dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog) 4 times. [12 sts]
Round 15 Dc in each dc around.
Round 16 (Dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st) 4 times. [16 sts]
Rounds 17-22 Dc in each dc around. Do not fasten off. Place eyes 6 sts apart between Rounds 10 and 11. Stuff Head and Body firmly. Press last Round of Body flat, making sure eyes are in centre of face. Work 8 ss across base of body to close, working each ss through both front and back of Body. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Working into the ss seam, join Black in the first st.
Row 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in same st and next 2 sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked. [3 dc]
Rows 2-9 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each dc across, turn. [3 sts] Fasten off leaving a long tail.
Skip next 2 sts on ss seam. Join Black in next st and rep Rows 1-9. Fasten off leaving a long tail. Fold each foot in half and using the long tail and a tapestry needle sew the last row to the ss seam to create a loop for hanging the crochet bat upside down.
Ears (make 2)
Using Black, make a magic loop.
Round 1 (RS) Ch3 (counts as tr), 11tr into loop, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join. [12 sts]
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Position ears onto head using the image as a guide and sew to secure.
Using black felt, cut out wings using the image as a guide. Glue or sew them in place onto head using the image as a guide and sew to secure.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this free bat crochet pattern. Don’t forget, if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.
Crochet designer, teacher and Editor of Simply Crochet magazine, Sara Huntington is a legend in the crochet community. Sara started as a crochet designer for Simply Crochet before becoming the editor in 2015. She still regularly designs for the magazine as well as teaching crochet in her spare time. You can keep up to date with Sara on Instagram at @crochetdeli