Flapping in to join the spiders is Benjamin the crochet Halloween bat! 

I’m continuing on my Halloween item making spree with Benjamin the crochet bat. I already have one bat I made a few months ago from Edwards Menagerie but wanted a few more for my Halloween decorations. I didn’t want these to look as realistic as the menagerie one so decided on doing a overly large body with small wings, and by using purple for the body I think I have made sure they don’t look too much like any bats you would come across – I would be worried if you did, although at Halloween anything is possible! 

If I have time I think I will make a few more of these in different colours!    

   

   

Crochet bat pattern 
Body:

In your chosen colour 

Make a magic ring, ch1, 5dc into ring

Round 1: 2dc into each dc

Round 2: 2dc into same stitch, dc. Repeat around

Round 3: 2dc into same stitch, 2dc. Repeat around

Round 4: 2dc into same stitch, 3dc. Repeat around

Round 5: 2dc into same stitch, 4dc. Repeat around

Round 6: : 2dc into same stitch, 5dc. Repeat around

Round 7-11: dc around

Round 12: 2dc into same stitch, 6dc. Repeat around

Round 13-19: dc around 

Round 15: dc2tog, 6dc. Repeat around 

Round 16: dc2tog, 5dc. Repeat around

Round 17: dc2tog, 4dc. Repeat around 

Round 18: dc2tog, 3dc. Repeat around

Put in stuffing and continue to stuff as you go

Round 19: dc2tog, 2dc. Repeat around 

Round 20: dc2tog, dc. Repeat around 

Fasten off leaving a long thread to fasten off and create a loop for hanging. 
Wings – make 2: 

In black ch13
Row 1: dc into 2nd ch from hook, dc along rest of row 

Row 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) dc along row 

Fasten off.
  
Fasten on in the 5th dc on the row, ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), 4dc. Turn leaving remaining 4dc unworked

Row 1: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) dc2tog twice, turn

Row 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) dc2tog

Fasten off 
  
Now to work the bottom of the wing. Working on the foundation ch and starting in the first ch, ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 6dc, turn leaving remaining dc unworked

Row 1: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) dc2tog, 4dc

Row 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 3dc, dc2tog

Row 3: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) dc2tog, 2dc

Row 4: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) dc, dc2tog

Row 5: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) dc2tog 

Fasten off

  
Fasten on into the next dc after the end of the previous section, ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), dc to end of row 

Row 1: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) dc2tog, 2dc, dc2tog 

Row 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) dc2tog twice 

Row 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) dc2tog. Turn ch1 then dc around the whole edge of the wing, slip stitch into top of the first dc and fasten off. 

Sew to either side of the body half way down. 
Ears – make 2

In the same colour as the body

Ch8, slip stitch into first ch to make a round. Then working in rounds

Round 1-3: dc around 

Round 4: 2dc into same dc, dc. Repeat around 

Round 5: dc around 

Round 6: dc2tog, dc. Repeat around 

Round 7: dc2tog. Repeat around.

Fasten off 

Sew the ears to either side of the top of the head
Eyes – make 2:

In black 

Make a magic ring, ch1, 6dc into ring 

Round 1: 2dc into same stitch, 2dc, 2dc into same stitch, 2dc, slip stitch into first dc. 

Fasten off. 
Sew onto the front of the body 
For mouth and teeth detail:

In black sew on a mouth and then in white sew

on two pointy teeth either side of the mouth

   
    

 

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