Quick & Easy Halloween Projects

‘Tis the season for spooks and ghouls and really really cute Halloween projects. Most of these are quick, so you can knit or crochet them in time for All Hallow’s Eve. Just click on the image to get to the pattern.

Crocheted Candy Bags via Lion Brand

Crochet Pumpkin Treat Bag
Crochet Pumpkin Treat Bag

An illusion scarf: from the front, a sassy black and white stripe scarf… from the back, an image is revealed. Spooooky! Pattern from Ysolda here and more photos here.

Knitted Illusion Scarf
Knitted Illusion Scarf

Adorable wrap-around bat from Mochimochi. The pattern is just $5.

Cute Hanging Bat from Boo Shop
Cute Hanging Bat

Glow-in-the-dark ghosts from Bernat

Bernat’s glow-in-the-dark yarn is available through October from Michael’s. Several fun (and free) projects available via the Bernat Web site.

Glow-in-the-dark Ghosts

Have a safe and spooky Halloween!

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First Project: Garter Stitch Scarf Complete

Whew! done.

This scarf probably needs another 10 inches or so to really be a good length. But I was tired of the yarn, bored with lack of pattern and frankly ready to move on. I’m glad I found my scarf groove. I’m moving onto a couple of other projects. Both are scarves, but I’m playing with yarn and needle sizes. Which honestly, is my favorite part of knitting so far.

I used size 10 Laurel Hill forest palm needles and Vanna’s Choice Baby yarn in Sweet Pea.

Found My Scarf Groove

It took a while. I’ve started, unraveled, started, unraveled, started, unraveled… started, had my toddler unravel, etc. etc. etc. When at my folks’ house for a short vacation, I picked up some clearance yarn at Michael’s craft store just to play around with. I might have been the ability to focus a little more clearly, but I think I just finally found my groove. No extra stitches, no split yarn. Yay!

The yarn is Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in a bright lime green. It was on clearance for a buck-fifty.

An early photo of the scarf-in-progress

My biggest challenge now is that the end of the skein is a big knotted mess. There’s gotta be a better way. I think I’m (literally) going to cut my losses and start with the second skein.

Will post more progress soon.