Crochet Mini Bat Pattern: Perfect For Halloween Decorations

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 Halloween bat pattern 

Materials

50g ball of DK wool in purple.

25g ball of the wool in black.

4mm hook.

Body:

In your chosen colour, 4mm hook. 

Make a magic ring, ch1, 5sc into ring.

Round 1: 2sc into each sc.

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

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

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

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

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

Round 7-11: sc around.

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

Round 13-19: sc around. 

Round 15: sc2tog, 6sc. Repeat around. 

Round 16: sc2tog, 5sc. Repeat around.

Round 17: sc2tog, 4sc. Repeat around.

Round 18: sc2tog, 3sc. Repeat around.

Put in stuffing and continue to stuff as you go:

Round 19: sc2tog, 2sc. Repeat around. 

Round 20: sc2tog, sc. Repeat around. 

Fasten off leaving a long thread to fasten off and create a loop for hanging. 

Wings – Make 2:

4mm hook, black wool:

ch13.
Row 1: sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc along rest of row. 

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

Fasten off.


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

Row 1: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog twice, turn.

Row 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog.

Fasten off. 
 


Now working on the bottom of the wing:

Working on the foundation ch and starting in the first ch, ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 6sc, turn leaving remaining sc unworked.

Row 1: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, 4sc.

Row 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 3sc, sc2tog.

Row 3: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, 2sc.

Row 4: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc, sc2tog.

Row 5: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog.

Fasten off.

 

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

Row 1: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, 2sc, sc2tog. 

Row 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog twice. 

Row 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog. Turn ch1 then sc around the whole edge of the wing, slip stitch into top of the first sc and fasten off. 

Sew to either side of the body half way down. 

 

Ears – Make 2:

4mm hook, In the same colour as the body:

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

Round 1-3: sc around. 

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

Round 5: sc around. 

Round 6: sc2tog, sc. Repeat around. 

Round 7: sc2tog. Repeat around.

Fasten off.

Sew the ears to either side of the top of the head.

Eyes – Make 2:

4mm hook, black wool:

Make a magic ring, ch1, 6sc into ring. 

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

Fasten off. 
Sew onto the front of the body.

Mouth and teeth details:

  • In black sew on a mouth.
  • In white sew on two pointy teeth either side of the mouth.