Sure, here’s an easy crochet bat tutorial along with a free pattern for you to follow. Crocheting a cute bat can be a fun and creative project, especially for Halloween or other spooky-themed occasions.
- Black yarn (worsted weight)
- Crochet hook (size G/4.0mm)
- Fiberfill stuffing
- Safety eyes or black beads (optional)
- Yarn needle
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- inc: increase (2 single crochets in the same stitch)
- dec: decrease (single crochet 2 stitches together)
- sl st: slip stitch
- Start with a magic ring (adjustable ring).
- Round 1: Make 6 sc into the magic ring. Pull the ring tight and sl st to the first sc to join. (6 stitches)
- Round 2: Ch 1, inc in each sc around. Sl st to the first sc to join. (12 stitches)
- Round 3: Ch 1, sc in the next st, inc in the next st – repeat around. Sl st to the first sc to join. (18 stitches)
- Rounds 4-6: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Sl st to the first sc to join. (18 stitches)
- Round 7: Ch 1, sc in the next 2 sts, dec – repeat around. Sl st to the first sc to join. (12 stitches)
- Stuff the body with fiberfill.
- Round 8: Ch 1, sc in the next st, dec – repeat around. Sl st to the first sc to join. (6 stitches)
- Fasten off and weave in the end.
- Make 2.
- Ch 8.
- Row 1: Starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, sc in each ch across. Ch 1 and turn. (7 stitches)
- Rows 2-6: Sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn. (7 stitches)
- Row 7: Dec, sc in the next 3 sts, dec. Ch 1 and turn. (5 stitches)
- Rows 8-9: Sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn. (5 stitches)
- Row 10: Dec, sc in the next st, dec. Ch 1 and turn. (3 stitches)
- Row 11: Dec, sc. Ch 1 and turn. (2 stitches)
- Row 12: Dec. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
- Attach the wings to the sides of the body using the long tails and a yarn needle.
- If desired, attach safety eyes or sew on black beads for the eyes, or you can simply embroider the eyes using black yarn.
- Use black yarn to embroider a small nose and mouth beneath the eyes.
- You can also attach a loop of yarn at the top of the bat’s head for hanging, if you’d like.
- Weave in any remaining ends.
And there you have it, your cute crochet bat! Feel free to get creative with the colors and size, and make a whole swarm of bats for decorations or gifts. Enjoy your crocheting!