I recently picked up knitting again after ignoring my poor knitting needles for a few years, and just in time for Halloween! I started thinking about all of the Christmas gifts that I could knit or crochet and then it hit me that there were surely projects that I could do for Halloween, right? So I started looking and found some wonderful decorations for the holiday that are so easy and fast to work up that they can be done in an afternoon. Whether you’re looking for bathroom or kitchen decorations or some cute knitted pumpkins, I’ve found 25 of the most adorable hand knit and crocheted Halloween decorations for your home!
I’m really excited about these…mostly because they’re all super easy. I’m not a professional knitter by any means, so the easier the pattern the better. These are all fairly easy and are filled with Halloween colors, spooky designs and just all out fun. I can’t wait for you to try them! If you love making your own decorations and you love to knit or crochet, this is definitely the list of projects that you need to see. And, if you do really love making your own DIY Halloween decorations, you should take a minute to check out these 25 reclaimed wood Halloween decorations.
I always love making my own…. well, everything that I can. These knit and crochet projects make me so happy. There are cute little dishcloths, a gorgeous candy corn throw and even cup sleeves, decorative garland and pumpkin ornaments. There are also some great dolls that you can knit up in no time and even a great bowl that looks like it has bugs coming out of it. Imagine the fun that you will have creating all of these ghoulishly fun patterns! I’ve also got a great list of 100 crochet projects for beginners that you should take a look at. They’re all super easy, too and perfect for gifts for the upcoming holidays.
Whether you have been knitting for years and know every stitch in the book or you have just started your knitting and crocheting journey, you’re going to be able to follow these patterns and make some wonderful Halloween decorations. I can’t wait for you to try these and let me know what you’ve made!
14. Spooky Knit Halloween Witch Doll
15. Super Easy Crocheted Spiders
These little spiders can be used to decorate in so many ways. You could use them as appliques to create Halloween clothing and other décor or just leave them strategically placed around the house for added decoration. They work up super quickly and you don’t have to be a seasoned crocheter to make them. You can use this pattern for practice as you just have to know basic skills and you can turn them out so quickly.
16. Knitted Spooky Cat Pattern
This little black cat is sure to steal your heart and become your favorite Halloween decoration. This pattern is a bit more complex than some others but still totally doable no matter what your knitting skill level. You won’t use much yarn as he’s pretty small but you could adjust the pattern to make him larger if you want. He’s perfect for sitting on a table or mantel or you could create an entire family of little black cats.
17. Mini Knit Candy Corn
Don’t let the tiny size of these little candy corns fool you, they pack a powerful decorating punch. They’re so easy to make and will work up in no time. In fact, they’re so simple that you could make an entire bowlful of knit candy corn in an afternoon. I love how adorable they are and they’re perfect for adding extra embellishment to any of your other Halloween decorations.
18. One Skein Knit Rats
This knit rat pattern is listed as intermediate and may require skills from a more seasoned knitter. You can try it as a first time knitting project, though. It only takes one skein of yarn to make each one so you can have an entire collection of these depending on how much yarn you want to buy. The pattern is really easy to follow and again, can certainly be done by beginning knitters. Just expect this one to take a bit longer than some of the other patterns.
19. Super Scary Crochet Pumpkin
Here’s another great pumpkin that you can crochet and this one has a super scary face! It’s a pretty easy project, although it does require you to know a few advanced stitches and techniques. I love the coloring and you can alter the size to make him larger and scarier if you prefer. He’s perfect for decorating anywhere in the house and works up pretty quickly even for first time crocheters.
20. Crochet Pumpkin Basket
This little crocheted pumpkin basket is perfect for trick-or-treating or just filling up with candy and sitting on a table. It’s a pretty easy crochet project and has lovely leaves that give it great accent colors. The leaves are all different shapes and sizes, so there are different patterns for those. You’ll create the basket first and then crochet your leaves to be sewn on after it’s all finished.
21. Easy Crochet Spider Web
If there is an easier crochet project for Halloween than this spider web, I haven’t seen it. This is so simple and these are really gorgeous when they’re finished. You just can’t really mess these up. Just crochet the web and then add in your homemade spiders or you can buy spiders to display. These would be great hanging all over the porch or house and literally work up in just a few minutes each.
22. Cute Knit Spider Cupcake
This little knit spider cupcake is sure to be the hit of your Halloween party table. This pattern is relatively easy and makes the most adorable decoration. Only minimal seaming is required, which makes this one pretty simple and it works up rather quickly. I found the pattern on Etsy for under $5 and you get an instant download, so you can start on this one right away.
23. Crochet Spider Web Table Topper
Here is another really easy and really fast crochet project for Halloween. This table topper won’t take you long at all to work up and it’s perfect for decorating for Halloween parties. It just takes one skein of yarn and while the pattern calls for pumpkin, you could use any color that you wanted to make this one. You could probably do smaller versions of this as doilies if you alter the pattern just a bit.
24. Spooky Knit Treat Bags
These little treat bags are so easy to knit and they’re super adorable. Your little ones are going to love carrying these trick-or-treating, or you could make up a batch to use as goody bags for your Halloween party. The pattern can be used to make candy corn bags, Frankenstein bags or spider bags and they are all pretty quick to work up.
25. Knit Jack-O-Lantern Tea Cozy
This tea cozy is the perfect way to add some Halloween cheer to your kitchen. It’s a pretty simple and quick project to work up and the pattern includes a free dishcloth pattern to match your tea cozy. I found this one on Etsy for around $4 and it’s a really adorable cozy for that tea kettle.