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Lighted Vampire Bat Ornament - Crochet Pattern

 


He may look like a Fly-By-Night character, but he lights it up instead. Let's add this sweet Vampire Bat to the lighted ornaments collection. Great for Halloween, but cute enough, you'll want to keep him hanging around all year. 

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YARN

Scrap amounts of any worsted weight #4 yarn.

Purple

HOOK & OTHER MATERIALS

US Size G/6 (4.0mm) crochet hook
Battery-operated tea light
2 - 10 mm wiggle eyes (optional)
3D fabric paint – red, white & black
Craft glue
Stitch marker
Yarn needle

SKILL LEVEL

Easy

SIZES/FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

2 1/4" x 6 1/4" 

GAUGE

4 sc and 4 rows = 1”
Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain gauge.



STITCH ABBREVIATIONS (special stitches are listed in the next section)
ch = chain 
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet

SPECIAL STITCHES

Picotch 3, Insert hook into back of first chain made. (the one at the bottom, closest to the work), yo, pull up a loop. Picot made.


NOTES

1. Similar weight yarns can be substituted, please check gauge.
2. Face is worked in continuous rounds without joining.



INSTRUCTIONS

FACE

Round 1: With (A) make magic ring, ch 1, 10 sc in ring (do NOT tighten), place marker in 1st, move up as worked, do NOT join—10 sc.

Round 2: Working in continuous rounds here and throughout, 2 sc in each around—20 sc.

Round 3: Sc in each around.

* At this point I like to place the “flame” of the candle into the center hole and adjust making sure it fits snugly then I secure and weave in the center yarn tail.

Rounds 4-7: Repeat Round 3.

Round 8 (optional): Repeat Round 3 if needed to fit tealight.

Fasten off, leaving long enough tail for sewing.


WINGS (make 2)

Row 1: With purple ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 4 ch, skip 2 ch, sc in next 5 ch, turn (10 sc)

Row 2: ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 st, skip next two st, sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in last st, turn

Row 3: ch 1, sc in first st, picot (ch 3, sl st in first ch made), sc in next 3 st, hdc in next st, picot, hdc in next st, sc in last 4 st, picot Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.

Sew the wings on either side of the face on row 5.


ASSEMBLY

Loop a piece of yarn or ribbon through top for hanger, secure.

Insert tea light in center of magic ring, using last round yarn tail, weave tail around last round, tightening to fit snugly around base of tea light, make sure on/off button is still operational. Weave in all ends. Using photo as a guide, glue on the wiggle eyes and use the white fabric paint to make the fangs, red fabric paint for the mouth and black for the eyebrows.

Make the whole collection of lighted ornaments by clicking 'Lighted Ornaments' on the menu at the top of the page!


May Your stitch count be true, and your frogs be few!

Tracee


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