Friday, October 12, 2018

Cutie Pocket Bat

purple yellow green crochet bats pattern free


Pocket Bat,
This Bat is part of a Halloween themed set I've designed this year which includes a Pocket Ghost, a Pumpkin and a Frankenstein monster doll.
The Pocket Ghost was the 1st to get published here, this Bat is the 2nd, the other patterns will follow.

Size:
If you use the same yarn and hook size given in the supplies list then you should get a bat about 3.5 inches tall.


Video Tutorial,
The video was filmed in the following order: How to crochet the wings and add wire (if you choose to add wire). How to crochet around the starting yarn tail of the ears. Where to install eyes and add felt. How to stuff and shape the head and body. How to close up the body and hide the yarn tail. How to crochet the arms to the body and add the feet. How to sew the ears and wings in place. How to hang
your Bat. The video is here. Please give the video a thumbs up if you find it helpful!
Scroll down this page for the written pattern.
Extra video help: the first 11 rows of the Bat's head and body are the exact same as Spooks' head and body in the Pocket Ghost pattern. There is a video tutorial for those 11 rows. 


How to print the pattern,

There is a green print friendly button at the bottom of the pattern.

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Supplies:
worsted weight yarn in any color
4mm hook
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
scissors
polyester stuffing
8mm safety eye
Optional: white and pink felt
glue to attach the felt
Optional: wire or pipe cleaners for the wings


Abbreviations:
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
ch1 = chain one
sl st = slip stitch
2tog = crochet 2 stitches together
f/o = finish off

Wings: with body color make 2, I did not design a left and right.
1) ch9
2) starting in 2nd ch, 1sc in the next 3ch, 3sc in the next ch, 1sc in the next 4ch (10) ch1 and turn
3) skip ch, 1sc in next 4st, 3sc in next st, 1sc in next 5st (12)
Working to the left
4) ch1 and 1sc into the next space, ch4 then 1sc into the bottom of the ch, 1sc in the next 3 loops, ch3 then 1sc into the bottom of the ch then 1sc into the same loop, 1sc in the remaining 5 loops. 1sc into the next 2 spaces to the left crocheting over the starting yarn tail to hide it. f/o leaving a tail for sewing. If you are adding in a wire then f/o with a longer tail for sewing the wire in. 


The wire is optional. To sew wire in, follow the instructions below or watch the video tutorial. When you reach the end after you start wrapping the yarn, bend the wire back over and wrap over that bend  a few times then you can push back the yarn a little ways and cut the bent wire free. Continue wrapping then until you reach back to where you started. Trim the starting end wire to about 1 inch or so. Stick this wire into the body when you sew the wings in place.


How to read the rows working in the round: add a maker at the end of row 2 and move that marker each time you finish a row. Each row has a sequence. Example: 1sc then 2sc in next st means repeat that sequence 1sc then 2sc in next st followed by 1sc then 2sc in next st over and over to the end of that particular row. The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row.

Ears: make 2 with body color

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) crochet around starting yarn tail, 1sc then 2sc in the next st (9)
sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail for sewing.Fold the wrong side of the ear together and put a stitch in the bottom to hold that fold. Set ears aside until you are ready to sew them in place.



Head and Body: 
Starting at the top of the head
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in the next st (18)
4-8) 1sc in each st for 5 rows
9) 1sc then 2tog (12)
install the eyes in between the 6th and 7th row with 3 visible stitch holes between them. Add a black line for a mouth in between the 7th and 8th row.  Add teeth by wrapping white yarn on each end. Knot all yarn tails inside the head then cut the tails short.
10) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (10)
11) 2sc in each st (20)
12-15) 1sc in each st for 4 rows
stuff and shape head.
16) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (15)
17) 1sc then 2tog (10)
f/o and weave in and out of the remaining stitches, stuff the body then pull yarn tail to close gap. Knot off and hide yarn tail inside the body.

Arms: The video tutorial shows how to do both arms if you get stuck. 
1) insert yarn in between the 11th and 12th row and make a bobble using 3dc. For one arm I flipped the doll upside down and inserted my hook. For the 2nd arm I did not flip the doll before inserting the hook. Doing it this way helps the arms look more like a match.
I positioned the arms in-line with the eyes but just a little on the outside of that line.
f/o leaving a tail for sewing. Bring the starting yarn tail to the back of the body, knot off and hide it inside the body. If the bobble looks untidy you can wrap the finishing yarn tail around the end of the bobble a number of times to help shape it. If the bobble looks fine as is, pull the finishing yarn tail to the back of the body, pulling the arm into position. Knot off and hide yarn tail inside the body.



Feet:
These little feet aren't much and not necessary but I thought the 2 little bumps for feet were cute and easy enough. Wrap yarn around the 16th row about 7 times. I put mine close together in the centered between the arms with 1 or 2 stitch holes between them.


Sew the ears on place.
The bottom that you sewed closed should be sewn in between the 5th and 6th row. Once they are sewn on, glue pink felt in.


Sew the wings on,
Pin the wings on to be sure of placement before sewing. The end that gets sewn to the back should be on rows 12 and 13. Play around with this placement and be sure the tips of the wings  can touch each other before you start sewing. After the wings are sewn on, use a bobby pin to close the wings in front of the body.


You're done!
I hope you enjoyed making this little Bat. I would love to see it! Post on instagram and tag me sharon_ojala or post it on my facebook page Amigurumi Freely.


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3 comments:

  1. Thank-you! These are adorable! M <><.

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  2. How adorable! Thank you So much for sharing your talent, I'm gonna try this one for sure!

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  3. Just found your site. Can't wait to get started. Thanks for the spooky cuties.

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