If you fancy adding a touch of handmade to your Halloween decor this spooky season, get inspired by these spooktacular Halloween embroidery patterns. The first embroidery pattern you will find is by Lisa Neal and is available to download for free, plus you’ll also find a step-by-step guide to complete this project.
If you’re looking for other Halloween embroidery patterns be sure to take a look through our favourite embroidery patterns and kits available to buy. There is plenty of inspiration to be found on this list! From creepy bat-filled midnight skies to cute fluffy black cats, there’s something to stitch for everyone. If you’re a lover of Autumn, we’ve also included some beautiful seasonal embroidery patterns.
Boo Halloween embroidery pattern
Have a go at this boo-tiful Halloween embroidery pattern. Using spine-tinglingly (we know, enough already) sparkly glittery Etoile thread, it’s the perfect quick stitch to get you in the mood for the spooky season. The very talented Lisa Neal shows you how to make her Halloween embroidery pattern below. Make sure you check out her website for more embroidery patterns, designs, and kits.
- 8cm (3”) embroidery hoop
- 14cm (5”) square of plain fabric, we used natural calico
- DMC stranded embroidery thread in 301 (black)
- DMC Etoile embroidery thread in C3799 (silver-grey)
- 40cm (16″) black ribbon
- Black permanent marker
- Printed Halloween pattern
- Pencil or embroidery marker
- Masking tape
If you need a little help with some of the stitches mentioned in this blog post check out our library of embroidery stitches. We also have a complete guide on embroidery for beginners, a great way to get started on this therapeutic craft.
Halloween embroidery pattern instructions
You Will Need
- Embroidery hoop
- Embroidery needle
- Embroidery Thread
First, transfer the printed pattern onto the fabric. Tape the pattern to a window, then tape the fabric over the top. Use the pencil or embroidery marker to trace the lines of the pattern onto the fabric.
Next, secure the fabric in the hoop. Lay the fabric over the inner hoop and place the outer hoop over the top, then twist the screw to hold the fabric in place.
Begin by stitching the outline of the letters. Cut an arm’s length of thread and separate out three of the six strands. Thread the needle with three strands and stitch over the lines using stem stitch, keep the stitches small and tight.
Continuing to work with three strands of black thread, fill in each letter using backstitch, working up and down each letter, and filling in all the spaces.
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Stitch the spider using one strand of black thread. Stitch the legs first using backstitch, then fill in the body with satin stitch.
Next, move on to the web. Cut an arm’s length of the sparkly Etoile thread and separate out two of the six strands. Thread the needle with these two strands and work around the web, covering all the pattern lines with a small tight backstitch.
Remove the finished stitched from the hoop. Use the permanent pen to colour the outer ring of the hoop black, making sure no wood is left showing. Leave the hoop to dry completely.
Once the hoop is dry, put the embroidery back in the hoop, making sure it’s mounted centrally.
Trim away the excess fabric in a circle roughly 2cm (3/4″) larger than the hoop.
Turn the hoop over. Take a long length of black thread and stitch around the edge of the excess fabric using running stitch, leaving both ends of the thread loose
Pull the two ends of the thread tight to gather the excess fabric behind the hoop. Tie the ends together securely.
Finally, loop the black ribbon through the screw at the top of the hoop and tie a bow. Ta-dah! Your Halloween hoop is ready for you to hang up in your home.
More Halloween embroidery patterns & kits
Halloween embroidery patterns
Choose from five spook-tacular designs and get stitching! These bright and colourful Halloween embroidery patterns are suitable for beginners and really fun to stitch. The kit contains printed fabric so you don’t need to worry about transferring your design onto fabric yourself. Now it’s just the tricky decision of choosing which design you like the most.
Halloween embroidery patterns, Etsy, from £13.50 (kit)
Bat Halloween embroidery patterns
This spooky moonlit scene is the perfect Halloween Decor or would make a great gift for a crafty friend! The bats, web, and branches are set against a realistic moonlit background creating a beautiful spooky scene. What makes this set really special is that the web is stitched using metallic silver thread adding a lovely sparkly detail.
Bat Halloween embroidery patterns, Etsy, from £12.45 (kit)
Pumpkin Halloween embroidery patterns
This delicate pumpkin embroidery kit would be perfect for anyone who loves the spooky season but is also a huge fan of autumn! Give this kit as a gift or complete it yourself on a cosy autumn evening.
Pumpkin Halloween embroidery patterns, Etsy, £22.50 (kit)
Spell Halloween embroidery patterns
‘I put a spell on you… because you’re mine!‘ Embroider this fun pattern and give it to someone special. The kit includes all of the supplies you’ll need, plus a bonus booklet packed with advice on how to prepare your hoop, transfer your pattern, and stitch, as well as stitch guides not only for this pattern but a variety of others!
Spell Halloween embroidery patterns, Etsy, £26.50 (kit)
Cat Halloween embroidery pattern
If you want to up your embroidery skills try this cute Halloween embroidery pattern, featuring a black cat hiding behind some bright pumpkins. The kit contains everything you need to complete this project, it can even be personalised! This project would be suitable for experienced stitchers.
Cat Halloween embroidery pattern, Etsy, £22.50
Skeleton Halloween embroidery patterns
This creepy skeleton hand will look fabulous as part of your modern Halloween decor! The kit contains everything you need to make this 6″ hoop. The stitches used are very simple and beginner-friendly.
Skeleton Halloween embroidery patterns, Etsy, from £16.00 (kit)
Coffin Halloween embroidery patterns
Add some gothic chic to your Halloween decor with this floral coffin Halloween embroidery. The pattern is available to purchase as a digital download in PDF format. Since you are able to reuse the download, why not sew one for a friend?
Coffin Halloween embroidery patterns, Etsy, £9.40
Witch Halloween embroidery patterns
This modern and sleek Halloween embroidery pattern would look fabulous is in any self-confessed magic lover’s home. This hand embroidery kit is great for beginners and all levels embroiderers, this is an easy hand stitch embroidery project you can complete in three or four hours.
Witch Halloween embroidery patterns, Etsy, £29.85 (kit)
If you love Halloween and want to take on more Halloween projects, we have plenty right here on Gathered, try out these easy diy Halloween costumes, if you’re short on time or need some inspiration this is the place to look! Need to entertain the kids during the spooky season? We’ve got a whole host of Halloween crafts for kids to inspire! Maybe you are just having a quiet Halloween at home, a fab project for you would be these gorgeous Halloween knitting patterns.