HALLOWEEN MONSTER MINI BASKETS

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HALLOWEEN MONSTER MINI BASKETS

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Halloween Monster Mini Baskets – Free Crochet Pattern

Whip up these terrific Halloween Monster Mini Baskets for some Halloween trick or treats fun!
Fill up with goodies for a monstrous treat!

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How the 2018 Halloween CAL Works

Every Wednesday from September 5 through October 24, 2018, we’ll share a free crochet pattern for Halloween-themed project. These patterns include decorations, toys, costume elements, and more.

Crippen Works, Denise, Dover Publications, My Darn Yarn, Pavillion, Quilt Knit Craft, Red Heart, and Undead Yarn have provided us with some amazing prizes for our end-of-CAL giveaway. Don’t forget to share a picture of each of your completed projects in this post on Underground Crafter by 11:59 p.m. on November 1, 2018 to enter for your chance to win. Vote for your favorites to choose the grand prize winner!

How To Join the 2018 Halloween CAL

  • You can join in by crocheting the patterns as you have time.
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #HalloweenCAL2018 on all social media.
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the Crochet With Us and Underground Crafters Facebook groups, or visit this thread in the Underground Crafter Ravelry group.
  • By the end of the CAL, you’ll have up to 7 spooky Halloween projects.

Visit Underground Crafter to learn more about the prizes, enter the end-of-CAL giveaway, and to get links to each Washcloth CAL post as it is released.

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SKILL LEVEL:
Easy
Basic stitches, simple shaping and finishing.

Yarn: Weight – DK (11 wpi) 4 : Medium
Colors – green; red; white and black and a small amount of grey

Hook: 4.50 mm or any hook depending on size of basket required.

Notes:

Due to the nature of this pattern – the yarn and hook used is only a suggestion and any substitute may be used.

Size of finished product will vary depending on yarn and also size of hook used.

Takes about an hour to make.

Size: Basket – approx 7 cm in diameter and 7 cm in length

Abbreviations:

CH – chain
SL ST – slip stitch
SC – single crochet (UK – DC)
HDC – half double crochet (UK – HTR)
DC – double crochet (UK – TR)
TR – treble crochet (UK – DTR)
BLP – back loop

I use US Crochet stitch terminology

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INSTRUCTIONS:

Basket:

Note: For Dracula – RND 1 – 4 in RED yarn; RND 5 – 8 in BEIGE yarn; last RND in BLACK
For Frankenstein – use GREEN yarn;
For Ghost – use WHITE yarn.

With yarn – make a magic ring or CH 6 and SL ST into first to make a ring.

RND 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); then work 11 DC into ring (12 DC); SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.

RND 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); then work 1 DC into same ST;  then work 2 DC into each DC until end of round (24 DC); SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.

RND 3: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); then work 1 DC into same ST; work 1 DC into next DC.

*Work 2 DC into next DC; then work 1 DC into next DC. Repeat from * until end of round (36 DC); SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.

RND 4: working into back-loops only – CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); then work 1 DC into each ST until end of round (36 DC); SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.

RND 5-8: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); then work 1 DC into each ST until end of round (36 DC); SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.

RND 9: CH 1; then work 1 SC into each ST until end of round (36 SC); SL ST into first SC.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Dracula & Frankenstein

Hair:

With black yarn – make a magic ring or CH 6 and SL ST into first to make a ring.

Repeat instructions for basket from RND 1 to RND 3;

Dracula only – RND 4: CH 1; work 1 SC into next 20 STS; then in the BACK-LOOP of next ST
work [1 HDC; 1 TR; CH 3; SL ST into first CH of 3 CH; 1 TR; 1 HDC]; work 1 SC into each of remaining STS.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Frankenstein only – RND 4: CH 2 (counts as 1 HDC); then work 1 HDC into same ST; work 1 HDC into next 2 DC.

*Work 2 HDC into next DC; then work 1 HDC into next 2 DC. Repeat from * until end of round (48 HDC); SL ST into 2nd of 2 CH.

RND 5: working into back-loops only (the center loop of the HDC) – *SL ST into next ST; work 1 SC into next ST; work 1 HDC into next ST; work 1 DC into next ST; work 1 TR into next ST; work 1 DC into next ST; work 1 HDC into next ST; work 1 SC into next ST; work a SL ST into next.
Repeat from * all around. Fasten off and weave in ends.
NOTE: the last repeat might be a ST short – but just SL ST into the first SC made.

The Eyes: (make 3 pairs) 2 x white; 1 x black

With white/black yarn – make a magic ring or CH 6 and SL ST into first to make a ring.

RND 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); then work 11 DC into ring (12 DC); SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

With some back yarn sew (embroider) some pupils.

The Eyelids : (make 3 pairs) green; beige and white

With yarn – make a magic ring or CH 6 and SL ST into first to make a ring.

ROW 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); then work 7 DC into ring (8 DC); TURN

ROW 2: CH 1; work 2 SC into each DC (12 SC);
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Frankenstein – The Screws (bolts): (make 2)

With grey yarn – make a magic ring or CH 6 and SL ST into first to make a ring.

Work 6 SC into ring; SL ST into first SC made;
turn circle with the wrong side facing towards you; SL ST into on the the back stitches (into any loop);
CH 6; work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook; work 1 SC into each of remaining 4 CH; SL ST into any back stitch (loop);
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing; weave tails thru the bolt tail before sewing.

First sew eyes into to position; then sew the eyelids over the eyes.
Sew the screws (bolts) to the side of the basket.
With some black yarn work up some ‘stitches’ alongside the ‘face’.

Dracula – Coat:

With red yarn – join yarn into exposed loop of RND 3

ROW 1: Work up 25 SC; turn
ROW 2-4: CH 3; work 1 DC into same ST; work 1 DC into each ST until last SC; work 2 SC into last ST; TURN
ROW 5: CH 4 (counts as TR); work 1 SC into each ST until last ST; work 1 TR into last ST.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

First sew eyes into to position; then sew the eyelids over the eyes.
Embroider a mouth and some Fangs.

Ghost Hat:

Make a magic circle

The next few rounds are worked continuously – use a stitch marker to mark your rounds

RND 1: work 6 SC into circle;
RND 2-3: work 1 SC into each SC (6 SC);
RND 4: work 2 SC into each SC (12 SC);
RND 5-6: work 1 SC into each SC (12 SC);
RND 7: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into each DC; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH. (12 DC)
Note: Work 3 CH for first DC for next Rounds;
RND 8: (work 2 DC into next DC; work 1 DC into next DC) 6 times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH. (18 DC);
RND 9: (work 2 DC into next DC; work 1 DC into next 2 DC) 6 times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH. (24 DC);
RND 10: (work 2 DC into next DC; work 1 DC into next 3 DC) 6 times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH. (36 DC);
RND 11 – 12: work 1 DC into each DC all around; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH. (36 DC);
RND 13: (work 2 DC into next DC; work 1 DC into next 4 DC) 6 times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH. (42 DC);
Fasten off and weave in ends.

First sew eyes into to position; then sew the eyelids over the eyes.
Embroider a mouth.

Halloween Monster Mini Baskets | Halloween Crochet Along 2018 | Creative Crochet Workshop @creativecrochetworkshop #freecrochetpattern #halloweencal2018

Halloween Monster Mini Baskets | Halloween Crochet Along 2018 | Creative Crochet Workshop @creativecrochetworkshop #freecrochetpattern #halloweencal2018

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