If you’re looking for a quick and easy Halloween crochet project, then you should definitely try hooking up this free crochet pattern by Sara Huntington. This little guy 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 crochet bat, you could also make our free amigurumi ghost pattern.
New to amigurumi? Then check out our ‘What is Amigurumi’ guide!
You will need
- Black DK yarn
- 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 pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.
The bat 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 crochet bat 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 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.