Crochet Bat - Free Crochet Pattern

 

Crochet Bat - Free Pattern 


This is a crochet pattern to make this cute little bat... perfect for Halloween! He has double layered wings, which makes them nice and sturdy. His wings can also curl around him (Dracula style) which is super cute. 

The finished size will depend on what yarn you use, as well as your tension and hook (as with any amigurumi). 

The full Youtube tutorial for this bat pattern is available here

Yarn used

- James C Brett Flutterby Chunky
- Small amount of medium black or white yarn for mouth


Other Items used

- US G/4.25mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn needle
- 9mm safety eyes
- Poly fill
- Stitch markers (optional)

*Please note that safety eyes are NOT recommended for children under the age of 3 years.

Abbreviations and stitches

• MR: Magic ring
• St(s): Stitch(es)
• SC: Single crochet
• Sl st: Slip stitch
• HDC: Half Double Crochet
• DC: Double Crochet
• Inc: Increase (Stitch 2 SC into the stitch)
• Dec: SC decrease using the invisible method
• (...) x n: Repeat instructions in brackets n times
**This pattern uses US Crochet Terms**


Pattern

Head

(Spiral rounds)

R1: 6SC in a MR
R2: 6 inc (12)
R3: (SC, inc) x 6 (18)
R4: (2SC, inc) x 6 (24)
R5: (3SC, inc) x 6 (30)
R6: (4SC, inc) x 6 (36)
R7-10: 36SC
R11: (4SC, dec) x 6 (30)
R12: (3SC, dec) x 6 (24)

Eyes: Between R9 and R10, 7 sts apart

R13: (2SC, dec) x 6 (18)
R14: (SC, dec) x 6 (12)
R15: 12SC
R16: (SC, inc) x 6 (18)
R17: (2SC, inc) x 6 (24)
R18-20: 24SC
R21: (7SC, inc) x 3 (27)
R22-23: 27SC
R24: (8SC, inc) x 3 (30)
R25: 30SC
R26: (3SC, dec) x 6 (24)
R27: (2SC, dec) x 6 (18)
R28: (SC, dec) x 6 (12)
R29: 6 dec (6)

Ears

R1: 4SC in a MR
R2: (SC, inc) x 2 (6)
R3: (SC, inc) x 3 (9)
R4: (2SC, inc) x 2 (12)

Fold in half, SC closed along top

Wings

(Ch 3’s count as DC sts)

Into a MR:

R1: Ch 3, 15DC, sl st to top of Ch 3 (16)
R2: Ch 3, DC in same st, 15 DC Inc, sl st to top of Ch 3 (32)
R3: Ch 3, DC Inc, (DC, DC Inc) x 15, sl st to top of Ch 3 (48)
R4: Ch 3, DC, DC Inc, (2DC, DC Inc) x 15, sl st to top of Ch 3 (64)
R5: Ch 3, 2DC, DC Inc, (3DC, DC Inc) x 15, sl st to top of Ch 3 (80)
R6: Ch 3, 3DC, DC Inc, (4DC, DC Inc) x 15, sl st to top of Ch 3 (96)

Fold in half
Working back along both sides of the wing:
Ch 3, DC in same st,
(5SC, DC Inc) x 3,
10SC, DC inc,
(5SC, DC Inc) x 3

Close and cut the yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing
Bring tail through to middle for sewing on to the body.


Assembly

- Sew the ears on to the head

- Sew the body on to the centre of the wings

- Embroider the mouth using medium weight black/ white yarn


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