Halloween knitting patterns: 4 knitted Halloween decorations

Decorate your house for Halloween with these spooky creations by Amanda Berry. Make a cat, bat, witch's hat, and Frankenstein's monster.

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Halloween knitting patterns free

Add a little ghoulish glamour to your handbag, school bag or door keys with this collection of truly monstrous makes from Amanda Berry. We’ve turned them into keyrings, but our free Halloween knitting patterns would also make fun decorations for a party, or why not hang them on a painted branch to make a spooky Halloween tree?

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These mini decorations are quick to knit and don’t take much yarn, so they’d be great on-the-go projects – just pop everything you need in a project bag and you’re ready to knit wherever you are! Tear off small amounts of toy filling and pull it apart into little pieces before stuffing your Halloween knits. This will help to ensure you get a smooth finish with no lumps.

These designs are taken from Simply Knitting magazine 190, and there are four more Halloween knitting patterns for you to knit too – a spider, ghost, pumpkin and Dracula. To get them simply download a digital issue of the magazine.

To make these Halloween knitting patterns you will need:

  • Hayfield Bonus DK (100% acrylic, 100g/280m), 1 ball of each:
    Yarn A Light Grey Mix (0814)
    Yarn B Black (0965)
    Yarn C White (0961)
    Yarn F Lime (0882)
    Yarn G Walnut (0927)
  • A pair of 3½mm (US 4) needles
  • Toy filling
  • 2 safety eyes per character, 6mm diameter
  • Black and white embroidery thread
  • 4 buttons for Frankenstein’s Monster, 8mm diameter
  • Split ring keychain (Buy them here.)

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Halloween knitting patterns

Tension

22 sts and 28 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over stocking stitch using 3½mm needles

Measurements

Between 5 and 10cm tall

These patterns feature our standard knitting abbreviations.

Halloween knitting patterns free bat
Use easy shaping techniques to create the wings on our bat Halloween knitting pattern.

Bat Halloween decoration

Bat body

Cast on 9 sts using 3½mm needles and Yarn A.

Row 1 and all foll WS rows Purl.

Row 2 K1, (kfb) 8 times. [17 sts]

Row 4 K1, (kfb, K1) 8 times. [25 sts]

Rows 5 to 19 Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Row 20 K1, (k2tog, K1) 8 times. [17 sts]

Row 22 K1, (k2tog) 8 times. [9 sts]

Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

Bat wings

(Make 2)

Cast on 5 sts using 3½mm needles and Yarn B.

Row 1 Knit to last st, kfb. [6 sts]

Row 2 Knit.

Rows 3 to 6 Rep Rows 1 and 2 twice more. [8 sts]

Row 7 Knit to last 2 sts, k2tog. [7 sts]

Row 8 Knit.

Rows 9 to 12 Rep Rows 7 and 8 twice more. [5 sts]

Row 13 Knit to last st, kfb. [6 sts]

Row 14 Knit.

Rows 15 to 16 Rep Rows 13 to 14. [7 sts]

Row 17 Knit to last 2 sts, k2tog. [6 sts]

Row 18 Knit.

Rows 19 to 26 Rep Rows 17 to 18 another 4 times. [2 sts]

Row 27 K2tog. [1 st]

Fasten off.

Finishing the bat

Sew the side edges tog, insert the eyes and gather the cast-on sts tog at the base. Tie a length of Yarn A firmly around the middle of the Body to make the neck, knot firmly and hide the ends inside the Body. Embroider the mouth in black embroidery thread and teeth in Yarn C. For each wing, sew cast-on edge onto the side of the Body with straight side edge at the top.

Attach split ring keychain securely to the top and weave in ends.

Halloween knitting patterns free black cat
The tail on our cat Halloween knitting pattern is wrapped around the body and sewn in place.

Cat Halloween decoration

Cat body

Cast on 9 sts using 3½mm needles and Yarn B.

Row 1 (WS) Purl.

Row 2 K1, (kfb) 8 times. [17 sts]

Row 3 Purl.

Row 4 K1, (kfb, K1) 8 times. [25 sts]

Rows 5 to 21 Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Cast off.

Cat tail

Cast on 4 sts using 3½mm needles and Yarn B.

Rows 1 to 16 Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Cast off.

Finishing the cat

Fold Body in half and sew cast-off edge tog; this seam runs along the top of the head. Insert eyes and sew side edges tog; this seam runs down the side of the body. Sew across top corners to make the ears. Stuff, gather cast-on sts tog at bottom. Tie a length of Yarn B firmly around the middle of the Body to make the neck, knot firmly and hide the ends inside the Body. Embroider whiskers in white embroidery thread. For the Tail gather the cast-off sts tog, sew the side edges tog, and sew cast-on edge onto centre back of Body. Wrap tail around the Body to the front and sew onto the Body.

Attach split ring keychain securely to the top and weave in any rem yarn ends.

Halloween knitting patterns free Frankenstein's monster
We love the detail on these Halloween knitting patterns! Add the monster’s scar using black thread.

Frankenstein’s monster Halloween decoration

Frankenstein’s monster body

Cast on 9 sts using 3½mm needles and Yarn A.

Row 1 (WS) Purl.

Row 2 K1, (kfb) 8 times. [17 sts]

Row 3 Purl.

Row 4 K1, (kfb, K1) 8 times. [25 sts]

Row 5 Purl.

Row 6 K1, (kfb, K5) 4 times. [29 sts]

Rows 7 to 11 Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Break Yarn A and join Yarn F.

Rows 12 to 21 Starting on a RS knit row, work in st st.

Break Yarn F and join Yarn B.

Rows 22 to 23 Knit.

Row 24 K1, (k2tog, K5) 4 times. [25 sts]

Rows 25 to 27 Knit.

Row 28 K1, (k2tog, K1) 8 times. [17 sts]

Row 29 Knit.

Row 30 K1, (k2tog) 8 times. [9 sts]

Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

Frankenstein’s Monster jacket

Cast on 26 sts using 3½mm needles and Yarn G.

Rows 1 to 9 Knit.

Cast off.

Finishing the Frankenstein’s Monster

Insert toy eyes on centre front of head. Sew side edges tog, adding stuffing as you sew and gather cast-on sts tog at the bottom. Embroider the scar in black embroidery thread. Sew 2 buttons on each side of the head for the bolts. Cut a 30cm length in Yarn A, tie firmly around the neckline, knotting at the back and hide the yarn ends inside the Body. Wrap the jacket around the Body and sew onto the Body at the colour-change row with backstitch in Yarn G.

Attach split ring keychain securely to the top and weave in any rem yarn ends.

Halloween knitting patterns free witch hat
Our classic witch’s hat Halloween knitting pattern is finished with a green stripe.

Witch’s Hat Halloween decoration

Cast on 9 sts using 3½mm needles and Yarn B.

Row 1 (WS) Purl.

Row 2 K1, (kfb) 7 times, K1. [17 sts]

Rows 3 to 5 Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Row 6 K1, (kfb) 15 times, K1. [32 sts]

Rows 7 to 8 Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Rows 9 to 11 Purl.

Row 12 K1 (k2tog, K1) 10 times, K1. [22 sts]

Row 13 Purl.

Break Yarn B and join Yarn F.

Rows 14 to 16 Knit.

Break Yarn F and join Yarn B.

Row 17 and all foll WS rows Purl.

Row 18 K1, (k2tog, K5) 3 times. [19 sts]

Row 20 Knit.

Row 22 K1, (k2tog, K4) 3 times. [16 sts]

Row 24 Knit.

Row 26 K1, (k2tog, K3) 3 times. [13 sts]

Row 28 Knit.

Row 30 K1, (k2tog, K2) 3 times. [10 sts]

Row 32 Knit.

Row 34 K1, (k2tog, K1) 3 times. [7 sts]

Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

Finishing the Witch’s Hat

Start at cast-on end; gather cast-on sts tog and fasten off. Join new yarn and sew side edges of black brim tog, ending at green band. Using a running stitch and Yarn B sew through the brim to sew tog the last black row of the brim to the base of the brim. Then sew tog the remaining side edges up the top of the hat, adding stuffing as you sew, ending at the cast-off sts at the top.

Attach split ring keychain securely to the top and weave in any rem yarn ends.

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You can get the rest of our knitted Halloween decorations (a spider, pumpkin, Dracula and ghost) in Simply Knitting issue 190, available as a digital issue.