You could spend hours searching for the perfect Halloween costume or, you could make your own! We’ve got a handful of DIY ideas for both kids and adults, all of which come with free patterns so you can tackle the project. Read below for some crafty and creative inspiration!
Bewitching Hat from Red Heart
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An easy project that’ll lead to an adorable costume, this pattern makes a witch’s hat complete with one braid on either side. The hat itself is 14 inches tall and 20 inches in circumference, and the pattern is free a nice bonus! You can also make the band along the witch’s hat whatever color you like, adding a personal touch to this project.
Viking Beard from Ravelry
When we saw this free pattern, we just couldn’t pass it up a crochet Viking helmet complete with a long beard. The idea itself is really unique, and you can personalize the beard color to match your preferences (we’ve seen orange, auburn, and gray so far). The pattern has gotten rave reviews from fellow crochet artists, so definitely worth checking out for a creative costume idea.
Baby Hat Crochet Pattern from Hopeful Honey
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You probably recognize the mouse that inspired this cute baby hat the perfect Halloween costume that’s also functional (those flaps will keep baby’s ears nice and warm on a crisp Halloween night). The finished product is perfect for a child who is between 3 and 6 months old, and you’ll see a complementary pattern at the bottom for that other favorite mouse. If you’re looking for a newborn pattern, fear not you can click here for those instructions.
Kids’ Fairytale Hooded Cape from Ravelry
Have a possible Little Red Riding Hood on your hands? This free pattern is perfect for that costume, and creates a really pretty red cape trimmed with white. Beyond being great for Halloween, your youngster will likely love having this cape when playing dress-up as well. It’s also nice and warm, so perfect for a chilly evening of trick-or-treating.
Masquerade Masks from Red Heart
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With just a bit of embellishment to make them stand out even more, these masks offer a sophisticated costume accessory. You’ll use a steel crochet hook to handle the finer thread, and the pattern itself has three different designs for a bit of variety. It calls for an intermediate skill level, so it would be a nice project for someone who has some crochet experience and wouldn’t mind a fun challenge.
These are just a few of the crochet costume ideas out there, so don’t hesitate to get creative with your costume this year!