Free Crochet Bat Pattern Add On – Boo the Bat!

It’s FINALLY October! How long has this year felt for you?! What with all the uncertainty around over the last few months as a result of coronavirus the last 6 months seem to have taken forever!
But here we are, finally in Halloween month and I thought that I’d give you all a little treat with a FREE pattern modification to make your very own spooky halloween crochet bat toy!
 
This pattern is based on the pattern for Petra the Pterodactyl but with a few modifications of her head and wings and with the addition of fangs and ears. I think Boo the Bat is just adorable! What do you think?

Tools & Materials

Crochet Pattern:

You will need the crochet pattern for Petra the Pterodactyl since this is the basis for Boo the Bat. Follow the instructions below for the modifications you need to make to each part!

You can buy the pattern for Petra the Pterodactyl from Etsy, Ravelry & Lovecrafts

 

Crochet Hooks:

2.0mm

You can use whichever hooks you have to hand but I like to use the Clover Amour hooks – they’re lovely to hold and super light so that you can keep crocheting for longer without your hands getting tired!

 

Yarn:

Ricorumi 035 – Midnight Blue – 100g (4 balls)

Ricorumi 017 – Lilac – 25g (1 ball)

Ricorumi 001 – White – Small amount

 

Alternative Yarns & Colours:

If you prefer to use a different yarn then go right ahead and use whichever you like! Just remember, that using a different yarn will probably result in your bat turning our at a slightly different size to mine.

If you want your bat to look as close as possible but can’t get hold of Ricorumi then I’ve listed the colour alternatives for Sirdar Happy Cotton and  Scheepjes Catona here. The colours won’t be an exact match, but they are pretty close!

Ricorumi 035 (Midnight Blue) = Sirdar Happy Cotton 758 (School Days) = Scheepjes Catona 164 (Light Navy)

Ricorumi 017 (Lilac) = Sirdar Happy Cotton 769 (Unicorn) = Scheepjes Catona 226 (Light Orchid)

Ricorumi 001 (White) = Sirdar Happy Cotton 762 (Shower) = Scheepjes Catona 106 (Snow White)

 

Other:

Stuffing

10mm safety eyes

Yarn needle

Abbreviations

sc – Single Crochet

inc – Increase

sc tbl – Single Crochet in the Back Loops Only

dec – Decrease (using the invisible decrease is the best option for amigurumi)

3dcpc – 3 Double Crochet Popcorn Stitch

ch – Chain Stitch

*….* rep x … – Repeat the instructions between the stars the stated number of times

(number) – Number of stitches in the round

The Crochet Bat Pattern!

Step 1 - Boo the Bat's Legs

Make 2 starting in your Main Colour yarn

Crochet two legs following the pattern for Petra the Pterodactyl

Step 2 - Boo the Bat's Arms

Make 2 starting in your Main Colour yarn

Crochet two legs following the pattern for Petra the Pterodactyl

Step 3 - Boo the Bat's Body

Make 1 in your Main Colour yarn

Crochet the body following the pattern for Petra the Pterodactyl, attaching the legs and arms as you go.

Step 4 - Boo the Bat's Head

Make 1 in your Main Colour yarn

Crochet the head following the pattern for Petra the Pterodactyl.

Step 5 - Joining Boo the Bat's Head & Body

Continue from where you left off on the head with your Main Colour yarn

Join Boo the Bat’s head and body the head following the pattern for Petra the Pterodactyl, then continue to follow the pattern up until Round 6.
Round 7 – *sc 1, dec, sc 1* rep x 6 (18)
Round 8 – *dec, sc 1* rep x 6 (12)
Round 9 – dec 6 (6)
 
Close the small hole that’s left with a neat amigurumi finish as described in the pattern for Petra the Pterodactyl.

Step 6 - Boo the Bat's Wings

Make 2 in your Contrasting Colour yarn

Crochet 2 wings following the pattern for Petra the Pterodactyl, however do not change the colour for Row 13 for Boo the Bat, make the whole wing in the same colour.
 
Add the Line down the centre of both wings in your Main Colour yarn using surface crochet or embroidery chain stitch as described in the pattern for Petra the Pterodactyl.
 
Sew both wings into place following the instructions in the pattern for Petra the Pterodactyl’s pattern.

Step 7 - Boo the Bat's Ears

Make 2 in your Main Colour yarn

 

Round 1 – sc 6 in Magic Circle

Round 2 – *sc 1, inc, sc 1* rep x 2 (8)

Round 3 – *inc, sc 3* rep x 2 (10)

Round 4 – *sc 2, inc, sc 2* rep x 2 (12)

Round 5 *inc, sc 5* rep x 2 (14)

Round 6 – *sc 3, inc, sc 3* rep x 2 (16)

Round 7 – *inc, sc 7* rep x 2 (18)

Rounds 8-11 (3 rounds) – sc 18

Round 12 – *sc 2, dec, sc 2* rep x 3 (15)

Round 13 – *dec, sc 3* rep x 3 (12)

Close the open edge of – ch 1, flatten the ear then sc 6 through each pair of stitches along the edge

Attaching the ears – Fold the base of the ear in half and pin to the side of the head. Using the tail end of yarn sew each pair of folded stitches onto the side of the head. Finally make 1 stitch further up the ear to keep the ears pointing upwards.

Step 8 - Boo the Bat's Fangs

Make 2 in your White yarn

Row 1 – ch 4

Row 2 – starting in the 2nd ch from the hook sl 1, sc 1, hdc 1

Finishing off – Cut the yarn, leaving around a short tail, and pull through the final stitch. Sew the yarn end from the start of the chain through the 3 stitches to secure it and cut off the excess.

Attaching the fangs – Use the remaining yarn tail from each fang to sew the fangs to the head, then secure the yarn through a few stitches and cut off any excess.
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YAY!!!!
Your Crochet Bat is finished!

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