Monday, October 13, 2008

FREE PATTERN - Vampire Bat Applique

Are you all ready for this year's FREE Monster Crochet Halloween pattern???

Drumroll please!

Okay, forget the drumroll. Just keep reading.

Introducing the Vampire Bat Applique!


Bat made with black thread.

Materials:

~ Thread Bats~
DMC Pearl Cotton, size 8 - one ball will produce legions of bats
US size 6 steel hook
Tapestry or embroidery needle for sewing bats onto desired surface

~Worsted Weight Bats~
Worsted weight yarn of your choice - one skein or hank will produce legions of bats
US size F or G hook depending upon whether your yarn is a light or heavy worsted (aim for a dense fabric)
Tapestry or embroidery needle for sewing bats onto desired surface

Gauge:
These little batty bats can be crocheted in thread or yarn depending upon finished desired bat size. Little thread bats run about 4 1/2" from wing tip to wing tip, while their worsted weight yarn counterparts measure approximately 11 1/2" from tip to tip.

Abbreviations:
beg - beginning
ch - chain stitch
R - Row
rnd - round
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
st - stitch
sts - sts
tog - together

Directions:
Bat is worked from wing to wing utilizing short rows for shaping. Short rows are intended to be just that, rows made up of less stitches than the rows preceding. So, if I am directing to you work fewer stitches than the preceding row, I haven't lost my mind. Just follow the directions as written and your bat will thank you upon completion.
R 1 - ch 16, beg in second ch from hook work 5 sc into foundation ch, do not work remaining sts, turn.
R 2 - ch 1, 3 sc, turn.
R 3 - ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, 4 sc, turn.
R 4 - ch 1, 5 sc, turn.
R 5 - ch 1, 8 sc, turn.
R 6 - ch 1, 7 sc, 2 sc in last st, turn.
R 7 - ch 1, 13 sc, turn.
R 8 - ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, 10 sc, 2 sc in last st, turn.
R 9 - ch 1, 13 sc, turn.
R 10 - ch 1, 2 sc in first st, 11 sc, 2 sc in last st, turn.
R 11 - ch 1, 2 sc in first st, 14 sc, turn.
R 12 - ch 1, 16 sc, ch 3, turn.
R 13 - beg in second ch from hook 2 sc along ch sts, 16 sc, turn.
R 14 - ch 1, 17 sc, turn.
R 15 - ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, 15 sc, ch 3, turn.
R 16 - beg in second ch from hook 2 sc along ch sts, 14 sc, sc last 2 sts tog, turn.
R 17 - ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, 14 sc, turn.
R 18 - ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, 13 sc, turn.
R 19 - ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, 10 sc, sc last 2 sts tog, turn.
R 20 - ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, 10 sc, turn.
R 21 - ch 1, 9 sc, sc last 2 sts tog, turn.
R 22 - ch 1, 10 sc, turn.
Rs 23 & 24 - ch 1, 5 sc, turn.
R 25 - ch 1, 2 sc in first st, 9 sc, ch 4, turn.
R 26 - beg in second ch from hook 3 sc along ch sts, 11 sc, turn.
R 27 - ch 1, 2 sc in first st, 13 sc, ch 3, turn.
R 28 - beg in second ch from hook 2 sc along ch sts, 15 sc, turn.
R 29 - ch 1, 2 sc in first st, 14 sc, turn.
R 30 - ch 1, 16 sc, turn.
R 31 - ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, 14 sc, ch 3, turn.
R 32 - beg in second ch from hook 2 sc along ch sts, 15 sc, turn.
R 33 - ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, 13 sc, turn.
R 34 - ch 1, 12 sc, sc 2 sts tog, turn.
Rs 35 & 36 - ch 1, 5 sc, turn.
Rs 37 & 38 - ch 1, 10 sc, turn.
R 39 - ch 1, 9 sc, 2 sc in last st, turn.
R 40 - ch 1, 2 sc in first st, 9 sc, 2 sc in last st, turn.
R 41 - ch 1, 12 sc, 2 sc last st, ch 3, turn.
R 42 - beg in second ch from hook 2 sc along ch sts, 13 sc, 2 sc in last st, turn.
R 43 - ch 1, 2 sc in first st, 14 sc, turn.
R 44 - ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, 14 sc, ch 3, turn.
R 45 - beg in second ch from hook 2 sc along ch sts, 13 sc, sc last 2 sts tog, turn.
Rs 46 & 47 - ch 1, 14 sc, turn.
R 48 - ch 1, 2 sc in first st, 11 sc, sc last 2 sts tog, turn.
R 49 - ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, 12 sc, turn.
R 50 - ch 1, 11 sc, sc last 2 sts tog, turn.
Rs 51 & 52 - ch 1, 12 sc, turn.
R 53 - ch 1, 8 sc, turn.
R 54 - ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, 6 sc, turn.
R 55 - ch 1, 4 sc, turn.
R 56 - ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, 2 sc, ch 3, turn.
R 57 - beg in second ch from hook 2 sc along ch sts, 1 sc, sc 2 sts tog.
Fasten off.

Bat Border Directions:
To finish bat, work 1 rnd of sc around entire edge. To keep the points around outer edge, uh, pointy while working border rnd, make 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc at tip of each point. To end border rnd, sl st to beg sc to join. Fasten off with enough thread/yarn to sew bat onto desired surface.


Bat made with variegated grey thread.

Happy Halloween everyone!!

Copyright 2008 Regina Rioux Gonzalez. All rights reserved.

15 comments:

Trifarina said...

Totally rad as usual! Thanks!

woolanthropy said...

Totally Cool! I am not a crochet wizard but I feel I have to try and make a bat. Thanks for the cool pattern.

Miranda said...

SO cool! Thanks!!

Lynne E. said...

Thanks so much! Your "oddball" patterns are a lot of fun.

Mariana said...

Yep, you did it again. He's adorable and of course, he makes me smile.

Renae said...

Absolutely love your blog!
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Phoenix said...

Awesome!

Are we gonna see the winners of that pumpkin design contest you ran a coupla years ago? Even if you don't work them up, I'd love to hear what other ideas folks had for funkifying your basic crochet punkin

Obsidian Kitten said...

Legions of bats -- awesome!

ok, one of these days I really am going to learn to follow a crochet pattern... =)

Anonymous said...

Hi. I read your blog regularly, but normally lurk. (Bwaa, lurker!) Anywho, I saw the bat, and immediately thought 'shawl'. I'm on a shawl kick. At first it was how to extend the wings, then I saw a picture in my head of a flight of bats, of different weights of black yarn, connected to form a shawl. Cooooool.

Thanks for all the fun and for all the inspiration!

Korina

Shelley said...

Cool Bat!

Unschool Girl said...

Your patterns are so cool.I love them!

Anonymous said...

As far as I can tell, this pattern only works if you leave out row 47. Not sure yet about row 52. I am reworking again, maybe I missed something, but I don't think I did ..

Carmen said...

Hey Lady! I finally did it! After admiring your filet crochet skeleton for AGES, I ordered it. And, am anxiously awaiting! Thank you for the great project.

Carmen said...

Hey Lady! I finally did it! After admiring your filet crochet skeleton for AGES, I ordered the pattern. Can't wait! Can't live without it! Thanks for the fabulous project.

Anonymous said...

If this pattern is followed exactly as written it does work! Thanks, my 5 yr old grandson loves it!