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Last Minute Halloween: Quick Crochet Costumes

Pirate's Eyepatch

The moon is big and bright, the nights are getting longer, the air is crisp and the leaves have started to change. That can only mean one thing — HALLOWEEN IS HERE! It’s my very favorite time of the year because I love to dress up in costumes.

Uh oh! What’s that? You forgot to put together a costume? Well, that is easily remedied — especially if you have a bit of yarn and a crochet hook.

You’d be surprised how easily you can put a costume together with things around the house and then accessorize it with just a few minutes and some yarn.

Here are some super quick ideas that you can whip up in no time at all:

  • Put on a crisp white button down and a brown blazer and crochet a red bow tie:  Voila! 11th Doctor from Doctor Who
  • A trench coat coupled with a stripey crochet scarf of many colors will evoke the image of the 4th Doctor from Doctor Who
  • Toss a pretty black dress on with some fun tights. Paint the tip of your nose black, add whiskers and crochet some little black triangles onto a headband: Super-Cute Black Cat
  • Find some old round glasses at the thrift store and crochet a scarf in alternating gold and maroon stripes: Harry Potter
  • Dress all in grey, paint your nose pink, add whiskers, crochet large round ears and add to a headband: “I’m a mouse, duh!”
  • Dress all in white, loosely wrap white yarn around yourself, being sure to go from torso to limbs. Make a very large black pom-pom, glue black pipe cleaners to the bottom and add googly eyes. Pin the spider to you. AHHHHH you’re a spiderweb!

Need some more last minute crochet Halloween idea? Check out these two from I Like Crochet:

Bewitching HatBewitching Hat: This easy pattern lets you work up a pointy and positively bewitching hat, complete with grey braids.  All you’d need to do is add a black dress, a broom and a little bit of face paint.






HalloweenWineToteeditFinally, if you are headed to a Halloween party don’t forget a little gift for the hostess.  This Halloween Wine Tote coupled with a favorite bottle of vino makes a great gift, and the best part is that it works up in the hurry.  You won’t have to rush out to the store before the party to get a gift bag!




For a very last minute costume, put on black pants and a white top, tie a bandana around your hair and make this quick pirate eye patch for the fastest pirate costume ever!

Pirate’s Eye Patch

Pattern by Red Heart

Pirate's EyepatchSkill Level: Beginner

Size: One size

Gauge: Not necessary


Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic; 364 yards [333 meters]/198 grams): #312 Black (1 skein)
Hook: US size K/10.5 (6.5 mm) hook


Row 1: Ch 5; sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; turn. (4 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc; turn. (6 sc)
Rows 3 and 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, ch 40 for tie.
Fasten off.
Join yarn to first sc of Row 5; ch 40. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.




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