Or does everything dark and creepy intrigue you? Do you want your trick and your treat?
With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to start knitting up your pumpkins, bats and skeletons … right around midnight, to be exact. Every good ghost knows a wicked costume is a must, and your eerie and haunted mansion filled with horrifying surprises around every turn.
Over at Theme Pattern Seekers, the Halloween thread will get you started, featuring toys, hats, dishcloths and more. A quick pattern search yields 16 pages of patterns. That’s why I’ve broken down your options by costume and home accessory. Plus, check out some groups for even more ideas.
Dress fit for a ghoul
If you’re a truly inspired and scary crafter and you’re knitting your costume this year, take a look at these patterns for ideas.
For the kiddies: cute little dog, fairy dress, little red riding hood, pirate hat, duckling, baby corn bunting, Star Trek suit, little devil pants, Dr. Seuss’s thing 1 and thing 2 shirts, cowboy hat, little devil baby hat, viking boy hat and viking girl hat, and bunny
For the accessorizer, these items will jazz up any outfit: hallowig, Jackyll & Hide mask, a set of braids, eye patch, angel wings, pony hood, devil hat, clown fish hat, grim reaper hat, shark hat, candy cane hat, mohawk hat, chicken viking hat, squid hat and pumpkin hat. And no costume is complete without a jack-o-lantern pail.
Home is where the skull is
You can accessorize and decorate the home too for the coming holiday. Doll up your crib with pumpkins, potholders, dishcloths, spider bath set, ghosts, wreaths, doilies, spiders, bats, skulls, eyeballs, witches, pillows and day of the dead dolls. Transform your home to something the Addams Family would be proud to dwell.
Ghostly plane … where groups meet
Costume Knits is a group dedicated to knit and crochet costumes. Halloween Geeks come together to share all their spooky tips for Halloween, including projects, party ideas and other ghoulish tips. Crocheters Darkly Dreamers are hooking their way through vampy monsters, ghosts and skulls. Want to get into the holiday mood? Watch some scary movies such as The Nightmare Before Christmas and join the discussion on Horror Knits. Into bats? We Love Bats is for you.
So craft up something scary for October 31st and have a creepy Halloween! Ooooooh!