If you want to stand out from the crowd this Halloween, I recommend skipping the store bought costumes and knitting or crocheting your own instead.
There are some really amazing halloween costume patterns available on Etsy which will inspire you to get making!
I don’t know why, but knitted and crocheted costumes always seem so much more amusing and whimsical. I guess that yarn just makes everything a little bit more fun, especially when used in unexpected places.
When Emma wore the lion head hat I crocheted for her Luna Lovegood cosplay, people at Comic-Con were stopping us just to get a good look and have a chat about how awesome it was.
Even with basic skills, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to crochet a Halloween costume or hat.
Crochet is super versatile craft. It lends itself to sculptural pieces, making it the perfect technique to make 3D items like wigs, helmets and armour.
Knitting a costume takes a little more skill, but it’s worth the effort.
Babies look particularly cute in crochet Halloween costumes, and just a funny hat is all you need to put together a look.
I’ve curated a list of creative Halloween costume patterns which include some really fun knitted and crocheted costume ideas for the whole family.
There are crochet and knitted baby Halloween costumes, as well as Halloween costume patterns for kids and adults too.
All the popular franchises are covered. I’ve rounded up some cool Star Wars, Marvel, Harry Potter and Disney costumes. As well as some more quirky costume ideas. Did somebody say baby lobster?
With a couple of weeks to go till Halloween, there is still plenty of time to dig out your yarn stash and get creative!
Princess Leia Bun Hat Knitting Pattern
Even if you have short hair, your dreams of dressing up as Princess Leia from Star Wars can finally come true. No need to bother with fussy hairstyles, just pop on this hat with attached knitted hair buns and you are set to go.
Brain Beanie Crochet Pattern
So many costume options with this gory brain beanie. Dress as a brainy scientist, zombie attack victim. giant brained alien, or just wear it as a ‘thinking cap’ to help your ideas flow. Available in 7 sizes from newborn to adult.
Baby Bat Costume Crochet Pattern
This baby bat costume is just the cutest thing ever! This seller also has a baby butterfly onesie costume for those of you with aversions to flying mammals. The Baby Bat Costume is a hat and onesie set. It includes baby's sizes 6 and 12 months.
Knight of the Round Table Child's costume Crochet Pattern
Step back in time with this Medieval Knight of the Realm Costume. Pattern includes Tunic, hood and cuffs. Made with metallic yarn to look like real chainmail.
Iron Man Infinity Gauntlets Fingerless Gloves Knitting Pattern for Beginners
A simpler version of the Iron Man Infinity Gauntlet in the form of fingerless gloves. Fun to wear year round.
Hunger Games Katniss Inspired Wrap Knitting Pattern
This wrap is inspired by a costume piece worn by Katniss in the Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire. It looks like a piece of modern armour and would make a great accessory worn in the colder months. Sizes available - Adult size S,M, L,XL, Kids size (age 7 and up)