Halloween Crochet Pumpkin & Black Cat free crochet patterns

Oct 1, 2021 | Crochet patterns

The Halloween Crochet Pumpkin and Black Cat are free crochet patterns by Nana’s Crafty Home!

So cute and quick – perfect fast Halloween crochet patterns for gifting or decorating!

If you are looking to make a few quick gifts for kids, teachers and friends or to sell at craft fairs these two free halloween crochet patterns would be perfect.

Would also make a cute little home decor idea as these little treat cups could be used as a candy bowl at a party for halloween decorations – fill with candy corn for your guests to enjoy!

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Halloween Pumpkin & Black Cat pattern details

Both the pumpkin jack o lantern and black cat are made from the same base pattern. You will start out with a single crochet basket worked in the round from the bottom up in one continuous pattern.

I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn to make these cute little treat cups. Perfect sturdy worsted weight choice and the pumpkin color is spot on for my jack o’lantern!

Once you have the basket made you will add the embellishments to create your project. The pumpkin only needs three triangle safety noses* and an embroidered mouth to complete his look. The black cat uses two safety cat eyes, safety nose, embroidered whiskers and crocheted ears that are sewn to the outside of the top of the cup. And, the great part of the cat is that he can be made in different colors for gifting year round to any cat lover!

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Then, fill with candy or little trinkets to gift someone a fun little surprise! These cups actually hold quite a bit. I can fit 2 Reese’s chocolate pumpkins + several pieces of small candy. Definitely a nice little treat basket for someone special. And, since these are so quick you could make one for everyone this year!

You could easily adapt this slightly to make a Frankenstein monster as well – just use green yarn for the base, black yarn for the crab stitch round at the top, add a scar on his face for an extra fiendish touch.

I am not sure if I should rejoice or lament that Reese’s makes these peanut butter candies. I would horde await the Easter egg candies each year but now can get them in pumpkin and Christmas tree form for almost year round peanut butter candy treats. Even though I love Reese’s peanut butter cups they just can’t compare. Maybe it’s just me???

Crochet Black Cat patterns

This Halloween Crochet Pattern set is also available as an ad-free, printable PDF! You can purchase the individual pattern for the Jack o’Lantern & Black Cat Treat Cup set of patterns, or if you love PDFs, you might want to check out my Lifetime Membership. It’s an awesome deal! Never pay for one of my PDFs again!! (Or, scroll down for the free version!)

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Halloween Crochet Pumpkin free pattern

Jack o Lantern Pumpkin Cup

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
(3) black triangle safety noses
Scissors
Tapestry needle

Approximate finished size:  2 1/2” wide x 2 1/2” tall

Gauge: not necessary to project

Abbreviations:

MC = magic circle
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
BLO = back loop only
rsc = reverse single crochet (see special stitches section below)

Special Stitches:

rsc = working from left to right, sk first st, insert hook from front to back in next st to the right, yo, pull loop through st, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes:

  • Basket is worked in seamless rounds.  Do not slip stitch join at the end of each round.  Use stitch marker to place in first stitch of each round.

Recommended Tutorials

How to crochet a perfect circle in single crochet
Reverse Single Crochet Stitch Tutorial (aka crab crochet stitch)

Pattern Instructions

Cup / Basket

With Color A, make MC.

Round 1: ch 1, 6 sc in MC.  Tighten MC. (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)

Round 3: *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * around. (18)

Round 4: 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 sc in last st.  (24)

Round 5: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * around. (30)

Round 6: 1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 sc in last 2 sts.  (36)

Round 7:  working in BLO, 1 sc in each st.  (36)

Round 8 – 17: working in both loops, 1 sc in each st. (36)

Round 18:  slip stitch to first st of round 17, ch 1, rsc in each st to end, sl st to first st.  (36)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Assembly 

Place 3 triangle safety noses where desired for face.

With Color B, embroider mouth where desired.

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black cat halloween crochet pattern

Halloween Crochet Black Cat Treat Cup Pattern

Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
(2) safety cat eyes
(1) safety nose
Scissors
Tapestry needle

Approximate finished size:  2 1/2” wide x 2 1/2” tall (not including ears)

Gauge: not necessary to project

Abbreviations:

MC = magic circle

ch = chain

sc = single crochet

st(s) = stitch(es)

BLO = back loop only

rsc = reverse single crochet (see special stitches section below)

sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together (see special stitches section below)

Special Stitches:

rsc = working from left to right, sk first st, insert hook from front to back in next st to the right, yo, pull loop through st, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook.

sc2tog = (insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes:

  • Basket is worked in seamless rounds.  Do not slip stitch join at the end of each round.  Use stitch marker to place in first stitch of each round.

Recommended Tutorials:

How to crochet a perfect round circle in single crochet

Reverse Single Crochet Stitch Tutorial (aka Crab Crochet Stitch)

Repeat instructions for Pumpkin Treat Cup using Black yarn

Outer Ear (make 2)

With Color A, ch 5 leaving a long tail for sewing.

Row 1: 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch.  Turn. (4)

Row 2:  ch 1, 1 sc in each st.  Turn. (4)

Row 3:  ch 1, sc2tog x 2.  Turn.  (2)

Row 4:  ch 1, 1 sc in each st. 

At the end of row 4, sc evenly around outside edge of ear.

Fasten off.  Weave in remaining ends not left for sewing.

Inner Ear (make 2)

With Color B, ch 4.

Row 1:  1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch.  Turn. (3)

Row 2:  ch 1, sc2tog, sc in last st. Turn. (2)

Row 3:  ch 1, 1 sc in each st.  (2)

Fasten off.  Sew inner ear pieces to front of outer ear pieces.

Assembly 

Place 2 cat safety eyes where desired for eyes.

Place safety nose where desired for nose.

With long tail left for sewing, sew ears to front of cup where desired.

With Color B, embroider whiskers on face.

Weave in any remaining ends.

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!

2 Comments

  1. Leanna

    These are really cute!

    Reply
    • Tonya Bush

      Thank you so much – so glad you like them! ❤️😊

      Reply

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