How to Make a Crochet Bat Decoration

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Have some spooky fun making these crochet bats for Halloween to add a little extra fright to your decorations!

How to Make a Crochet Bat Decoration

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

You Will Need

Stitch Abbreviations

  • Ch – Chain
  • St – Crocheted Stitch
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Sl st– slip stitch
  • Sk – Skip a stitch
  • Half trb – Half Treble
  • Trb – Treble Stitch

How to Make

The Main Body

Ch 3 and join to make a round by a Sl st, ch 1, Dc 7 st into ring.  (7)

Ch 1, Make 2 Dc in each st around sl into Ch. (14)

*Ch 1, Make 2 Dc in the next st, Dc in the next st* sl into Ch. (21)

*Ch 1, Make 2 Dc in the next st, Dc in the next 2 sts* sl into Ch. (28)

*Ch 1, Make 2 Dc in the next st ,Dc in the next 3 sts* sl into Ch. (35)

*Ch 1, Make 2 Dc in the next st ,Dc in the next 4 sts* sl into Ch. (42)

*Ch 1, Make 2 Dc in the next st ,Dc in the next 5 sts* sl into Ch. (49)

Dc into each st – (49) repeat this round 7 more

Ch 1, *Dc in the next 5 sts, Sk 1 Dc, 1 Dc* from * to *. Repeat and slip the last st to join round (42)

Ch 1, *Dc in the next 4 sts, Sk 1 Dc, 1 Dc* from * to *. Repeat and slip the last st to join round (35)

Ch 1, *Dc in the next 3 sts, Sk 1 Dc, 1 Dc* from * to *. Repeat and slip the last st to join round (28)

Ch 1, *Dc in the next 2 sts, Sk 1 Dc, 1 Dc* from * to *. Repeat and slip the last st to join round (21). This is a good time to start filling the body.

Ch 1  *Dc, sk1, Dc in the next st*. (14)

Ch 1 Dc, sk1. Continue filling as you work.  (7)

Ch 1 Dc, sk1.  (4)

Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn.  Use a tapestry needle and the end tail of the yarn to close the hole formed by the last 4 stitches.  Make sure that your body is well filled before closing it completely.  Then hide the ends of the yarn in the body.

The Bats Wings (make 2)

Ch 20 +2 (turning chain) Dc into 3rd st from the hook until the end

Ch1, dc into every st, repeat this row once more (turn work)

Ch1, 1dc, 2 hlf trb, 1trb, 1ch, 1trb, 2 hlf trb, 3dc, 2 hlf trb, 1trb, 1ch, 1trb, 2 hlf trb, 3dc (turn work)

Sl st, dc, 2 hlf trb, 1trb, 1trb in space, 1ch, 1trb in space, 1trb, 2 hlf trb, 1dc, sk1, 1dc, 1 hlf trb, 1trb, 1trb in space, 1ch, 1trb in space, 1trb, 1 hlf trb, 1dc (turn work)

Sl st, 1dc, 2trb into 1 st, 2trb, 2trb in space, 1ch, 2trb in space, 2trb, 1 hlf trb, 1dc, sl 2 st, 1dc, 2 hlf trb, 2trb, 2trb in space, 1ch, 2trb in space, 2trb, 2 hlf trb, 2dc (turn work)

Ch1, dc into every stitch at the bottom of the wing. If you’re like myself to create extra structure I dc into every stitch that takes me back to my original chain!

Bats Teeth (make 2)

Ch 3, then work 3 trb in to the 1st

Fasten off and leave enough yarn to sew the teeth on to the body.

Bats Ears (Make 2)

Ch 5, work 3 trb into the 3rd ch from the hook, ch1, then work 3 more trb into the same ch, sl st into first ch (turn work)

Ch1, dc into every st and fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew onto the spider!

Make Up

Iron the ears, wings and the teeth, to make them a little flatter to make them easier to sew on to the Bat Body.

Evenly space out the ears on the top of the ball and sew them on tying in the ends and hiding the yarn with the use of the needle in the bats body,

The eyes can be placed unevenly to make it spookier! You may have to use a smaller needle and thinner thread to attach the buttons onto the bat.

Using the White thread and the tapestry needle sew on the mouth line and stitch on the Bats teeth.

Hide all those ends that you don’t want to see, make sure they are fastened securely and hide them within the bat.

You can either crochet a chain to hang the bats or you can use ribbon or a couple of strands of thread. I crocheted a length and attached it to the top of the spider.

Don’t forget you can make multiple of these and in a mixture of colours!!

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