If you’re looking for some great DIY ideas for Halloween, check out these Kinda Fun and Kinda Freaky Halloween Knitting Patterns. From Owl Stuffies to Eyeballs to Candy Corn Mittens this collection is heavy on the fun and light on the freaky.
Halloween Knitting Patterns
From the Top Right:
Knitted Eyeballs by Mary Jane Mucklestone on Ravelry – a good pattern to get a little bit of the gruesome that Halloween just needs to have – but not nearly as disgusting as the bowls of grape eyeballs…
Little Black Owl by Just Crafty Enough- a super cute and super fun little stuffy – just perfect for Halloween decor, themed gifts and maybe even part of a costume.
Perpetual Pumpkin by Simply Notable – a really really nice and classy way to add a little knitted decor to your space.
Knitted Witch by Craftbits – another super cute creation for Halloween, and don’t you just love her nose?
Silly Spider Hat by Little Red Window – excellent as part of a costume, or a just because it’s Halloween kind of hat.
Voodoo Doll by Crazy Daisy – perfect office decor! Also, a pretty funny gag gift if you’re into that sort of thing.
Witches Hat by Natural Suburbia – these are just precious. Awesome table decorations for a party, or fun themed party favours.
Plush Cat by Gina Michelle – another nice stuffy, perfect for a themed gift, or a special little decor.
Witch Fingers – by Love Knitting – a potentially creepy but not too creepy addition to a Halloween display.
It may indeed be the season of all things pumpkin, but we better not overlook Candy Corn. And since we all love candy corn and knitted mittens, you can’t go wrong with Candy Corn Mittens, right? So, bring the tradition of the super sweet confection we have come to love to a new level for your little ones, and dress them up in just the right combination of yellow, orange and white!
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Candy Corn Mittens
While mittens might look complicated, they surely don’t have to be. So, contrary to what you may have been led to believe, mittens do not have to be knitted on multiple needles. In fact, it is quite a straight forward process to knit mittens on regular knitting needles and be just as successful.
These sweet little mittens have a ribbed cuff and are worked flat with a simple sewn seam to finish. Perfect for anybody a little intimidated about working with double pointed needles.
Candy Corn Mittens Knitting Pattern
Rated: Easy +
Gauge: 16 sts x 21 rows = 4″
This pattern is sized for kids approximately ages 5 to 8. You can adjust for the length of the thumb, and the length of the palm as you go if you wish. However, this pattern has the size adjustments for toddlers ( ages 2-4) and big big kids (ages 9-14) available as a printable pdf in The Pattern Shop. Also, the cuff is worked in a 2×2 rib, which gives it that ability to stretch and be a comfy cuff.
K2tog = Knit two together – a very simple decrease, where you turn two stitches into one. Insert your right-hand needle into the next two stitches on your left-hand needle, and knit them both together. (K2tog)
P2tog = Purl two together – a very simple decrease, where you turn two stitches into one. Insert your right-hand needle into the next two stitches on your left-hand needle, as if to purl, and purl them both together. (K2tog)
Inc = Increase – Use whichever increase method you like best. I use M1R: Insert the right needle from the front into the side of the stitch below the next stitch on the left needle, lift it onto the left needle and knit it
Sl1, K1, psso = Slip one, Knit one, pass slipped stitch over – a very simple decrease, where you turn two stitches into one. Insert your right-hand needle into the next stitch on your left-hand needle, as if to purl, and slip it off the left needle, onto the right needle. Knit the next stitch on the left needle. Pass the previously slipped stitch over the stitch you just knit right off the needle. (Sl1, K1, psso)
With yellow yarn, Cast on 28 stitches
Row 1: *K2, P2; repeat from * across
Repeat row 1 for 2” (12 rows)
Row 13: Knit
Row 14: Purl
Row 15: Knit
Row 16: Purl
Change to orange yarn and work Row 17: K13 stitches, place marker, Inc 1 stitch in each of next two stitches, place marker, knit to end ( you will have 4 stitches between the stitch markers)
Row 18: Purl
Row 19: K13 stitches, slip marker from left-hand needle to right-hand needle, Inc 1 stitch in next stitch, K2, Inc 1 stitch in next stitch, slip marker from left-hand needle to right-hand needle, knit to end ( you will have 6 stitches between the stitch markers)
Row 20: Purl
Row 21: K13 stitches, slip marker from left-hand needle to right-hand needle, Inc 1 stitch in next stitch, K4, Inc 1 stitch in next stitch, slip marker from left-hand needle to right-hand needle, knit to end ( you will have 8 stitches between the stitch markers)
Row 22: Purl
Row 23: K13 stitches, slip marker from left-hand needle to right-hand needle, Inc 1 stitch in next stitch, K6, Inc 1 stitch in next stitch, slip marker from left-hand needle to right-hand needle, knit to end ( you will have 10 stitches between the stitch markers)
Row 24: Purl
Divide for Thumb:
Row 25: K 23 Turn
Row 26: CO 1, P10 Turn
Row 27: CO 1, K11 Turn
Continue working in stockinette stitch on thumb stitches only, until thumb measures 1 1/2” from divided row, ending with a purl row.
K2tog across, cut yarn leaving a 6 “ tail, thread darning needle with tail, draw threaded needle through the remaining stitches on the needle, pull tight and secure. Use this threaded needle to sew the seam of the thumb as well, with right sides facing. Secure and weave in loose end.
You will have 13 stitches on each needle. Rejoin the orange yarn and pick up one stitch at each edge of base of thumb, and knit across the stitches on the left needle (total of 28 stitches)
With right-hand needle, pick up a stitch at the base of thumb where indicated in the image
With right hand needle, pick up the second stitch at the base of thumb where indicated in the image
Next Row: P13, P2tog, P13 (total of 27 stitches)
Work in stockinette stitch until piece measures 4” from top of the cuff 6” from cast on edge), ending with a purl row.
Change to white yarn and work next row: K1, Sl1, K1, psso, K8, K2tog, K1, Sl1, K1, psso, K8, K2tog, K1
While I hate to be the party pooper, I also want to help you get ready for what is just around the corner, and even though it hurts my heart, it is nearly time to go back to school.
But back to school isn’t all bad, and really, it is what you make it. So, I have scoured my collection of knitting patterns, for you and your students. Without further ado, here are 15 Back to School Knitting Patterns to get you and your pupils ready. Ready for a future so bright, you’ll need to wear shades.
Back To School Knitting Patterns
From fun and fashionable accessories to stylish warm things, let’s get ready to rock this school year, in style and on point.
Celebrate Earth Day every day with Knitting Patterns and Projects for Earth Day such as fun up-cycles, home decor and useful DIYs including fish scrubbies, dishcloths, and even a pencil case. Did you know you could make yarn out of a t-shirt? Or how about replacing dryer sheets with a yarn ball?
Read on my friends, read on.
Earth Day Patterns for the Home
When your factory made dishcloths wear out, replace them with hand knit 100 % cotton ones, knit yourself ( and all of your friends!) fabulous pillow covers and a vase – and throw in a trivet or two!
Knit yourself and your classmates some water bottle cozies, and make I-cords in your favourite colours for a DIY pencil case! Knit lovely bluebirds for decoration and for playthings. Also, fill up your gardens with lovely finger knit butterflies – they’re beautiful!
Knitting is by very nature an earth friendly craft. Especially when you are replacing consumables with reusables, like the dryer sheets I mentioned above. Up-cycling previously used materials into a knittable yarn is not only brilliant, it’s cost effective, eco-friendly and just freaking awesome.
Friendship bracelets will never go out of style. You’ll want to whip up a gazillion of these for party favors, school friends, teammates, and kindred spirits.
What could be sweeter than a handmade gift for your bestie? Friendship bracelets have stood the test of time, and are going to be on trend for many years to come. Plus this pattern I put together is so easy and works up so quick, you will be a bracelet factory this weekend. Using a simple twist and super bulky yarn gives the bracelet the sturdiness to keep it’s shape, making it wearable. Also, just think of how happy all your friends will be!
T2R =Twist 2 Stitches to the Right – Knit 2 stitches together, leaving the stitches on the needle. Insert the right-hand needle between the stitches just worked, and knit the first stitch again; slip both stitches off together. Knit the first stitch again, and slip off the previously knitted stitches. (T2R)
2016 may have been a lot of things to a lot of people – and one thing we can say with certainty, is that is was decidedly not boring. Even the knitting got super exciting. Right?
Top Knits of 2016
From our tops to our toes – and everything in between – we got really creative with our knitting this year, and it’s time to celebrate all that was great in 2016, and I would be remiss if I didn’t start with the knitting patterns, so here you have, the Top Knitting Patterns of 2016
Gingerbread Man = one part cute, one part sweet, one part kind, and three parts fun!
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Hand Knit Gingerbread Man
This sweet invention is going be just as popular as your Elf on the Shelf – minus the tattling. Whether he ends up on the tree as a decoration, in the playroom with the other toys, or hanging from the chandelier, this Hand Knit Gingerbread Man is going to be a welcome addition to your home this holiday season.
About the Hand Knit Gingerbread Man Pattern
I have made this pattern beginner friendly by designing the entire project to be worked flat – that means that you need not get intimidated by those double pointed needles. Becasue a gingerbread man has so many parts ( who knew, right?) the pattern may seem a bit longer than my usual ones. Hang in there, and just follow along. It will all turn out. And this is a stash buster project!
Stuffing ( I used polyester fiber fill – you can wash it)
· Cast on
· M1R ( see the video below)
· M1L ( see the video below)
· Bind Off
M1R ( Make one right) is an invisible increase that slants to the right. When adding shape to your projects, for example when you want to add width to your project equally on both sides, you would use this along with the M1L increase. Using this type of increase also ensures that you won’t have any gaps in your knitting, and this can be important depending on what it is you are making, and of course, your preference. I created a video tutorial for this stitch, and you can see it here:
M1L ( Make one left) is an invisible increase that slants to, yep you guessed it, the left. You would use this along with the M1L increase. Again, Using this type of increase also ensures that you won’t have any gaps in your knitting, and you can see it here:
Row 10 : K7, Slip next 11 stitches onto stitch holder, K14, Slip next 11 stitches onto another stitch holder, K7 (28 sts)
Row 11: Purl across the remaining 28 stitches now on your needle, being careful to pull the yarn tight where you have made rhe openings for the arms
Row 12 : K6, M1R, K1, M1L, K14, M1R, K1, M1L, K6 ( 32 sts )
Row 13 : Purl
Row 14: Knit
Row 15 : Purl
Row 16 : Knit
Row 17 : Purl
Row 18 : Knit
Row 19 : Purl
The arm stitches are on separate stitch holders, and the 16 leg stitches for the first leg have just been knitted, and the work is turned.
Divide for Legs
Row 20 : Knit the first 16 stitches on the needle, and turn your work. You will be leaving the other 16 stitches on the needle and coming back to them later
*Row 21 : Working only on the 16 stitches you just knit ( one leg ) Purl across
Row 22 : Knit
Row 23 : Purl
Row 24 : Knit
Row 25 : Purl
Row 26 : Knit
Row 27 : Purl
Row 28 : Knit
Row 29 : Purl
Row 30 : Knit
Row 31 : Purl
Row 32 : Knit
Row 33 : Purl
Row 34 : K2tog ( 8 times ) ( 8 sts )
Row 35 : Purl
Row 36 : K2tog ( 4 times ) ( 4 sts)
One leg has been completed, and seam has been sewn – I have the one leg turn inside out in this image, but I would totally sew the seam with the fabric right side out. It won’t make a huge difference in the finished product, and it may just feel easier.
Cut yarn, leaving about 8 “, thread darning needle, and pull the darning needle through the last 4 stitches on the needle, remove them from the knitting needle, Pull tight, and sew up one leg seam.*
Rejoin yarn to the 16 stitches you set aside for the other leg, and work from * to * for the other leg.
Cut yarn, leaving about 12 “, thread darning needle, and pull the darning needle through the last 5 stitches on the needle, remove them from the knitting needle, Pull tight, and sew up seam, stuffing the gingerbread man as you go.
Part of what makes this knitted scarf so awesome is the yarn itself. I used a super bulky yarn and the one I have chosen, Patons Melody yarn in Pinky Girl is a show stopper.
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Quick and Cozy Knitted Scarf
Looking to create more handmade items as gifts for your family and friends? Perhaps you’d like to find wonderful meaningful, yet doable, ways to donate to charities? Maybe you’d just like to be able to make incredible stuff for yourself? In any case, knowing how to knit, and having a few great patterns in your repertoire, is a sure fire way to accomplish those goals.
I’ve created this fun and easy scarf that is perfect for kids and adults alike. This pattern calls for a super bulky yarn and the one I have chosen is a show stopper, and I mean red carpet quality show stopping. The pattern is simply alternating between a knit and a purl row, so it works up pretty quick also.
About the Quick and Cozy Scarf
The gauge for this project is 9 sts ( stitches ) x 13 rows = 4”x 4”. Basically this means this project works up pretty fast.
Knitters are gifters by nature, and with the holidays right around the corner, we just can’t help ourselves. What can I say, Knitters gonna knit. No worries though, I found 16 Homemade Christmas Gifts Patterns to Knit. Happy Holidays!
Homemade Christmas Gifts To Knit
Here are some of the merriest gifts you can knit this season. Quick, quality projects that are sure to warm the hearts of everyone on your list
Gifts To Knit for Her
We all know these patterns aren’t strictly for her, but I know a lot of women and little girls in my life who would love these, and there’s still time to make them!