Little crochet witch – Your Halloween project

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Black hat, fuchsia skirt, and sorghum broom. The cute little crochet witch is ready to awaken the spookiest night of the year. Below there is the final photo of our Halloween project. Then follow materials and instructions with some photographic steps.

crochet witch - front and back

What you will need

To make a little crochet witch you will need:

  • A ball of Calicò yarn for each of the following colours: black, pink, fuchsia, yellow
  • A 3.00mm crochet hook
  • A yarn needle
  • Stitch-marker
  • Wadding for stuffing
  • Wire

How to make a little crochet witch

Work all parts separately. Stitches you will use are: chain (ch); slip stitch (ss); double crochet (dc); half treble (htr); treble (tr); double treble (dtr).
To make 2dc joined together (dc2tog) work as follows:insert hook in a stitch, yarn on hook and pull a loop through, insert hook in next stitch, yarn on hook and pull a loop through,  yarn on hook and pull through the 3 loops on the hook.

Work witch body and head

BODY. With black yarn work a magic ring. Continue to work into this ring as follows:
Round 1: 6 dc.
Round 2: inc 1 dc (= work 2 dc into same st) in each st of previous round.
Round 3: * 1 dc into next st, inc 1 dc into next st; rep from * to end.
Round 4: * 2 dc, inc 1 dc; rep from * to end.
Round 5: * 3 dc, inc 1 dc; rep from * to end.
Rounds 6-21: work 1 dc in each st of previous round.
Round 22: * 3 dc, dec 1 dc (= dc2tog); rep from * to end.
Round 23: work 1 dc in each st of previous round.
Round 24: * 2 dc, dec 1 dc; rep from * to end.
Round 25: work 1 dc in each st of previous round.
Round 26: * 1 dc, dec 1 dc; rep from * to end (12 dc remain).
Fasten off.

HEAD. With pink yarn work a magic ring. Continue to work into this ring as follows:
Round 1: 6 dc.
Round 2: inc 1 dc in each st of previous round.
Round 3: * 1 dc into next st, inc 1 dc into next st; rep from * to end.
Round 4: * 2 dc, inc 1 dc; rep from * to end.
Rounds 5-9: work 1 dc in each st of previous round.
Round 10: * 2 dc, dec 1 dc (= dc2tog); rep from * to end.
Round 11: * 1 dc, dec 1 dc; rep from * to end (12 dc remain).
Fasten off.

Work witch hat and collar

HAT. With black yarn work a magic ring. Continue to work into this ring as follows:
Round 1: 4 dc.
Round 2: (1 dc, inc 1 dc) twice.
Round 3: * 1 dc, inc 1 dc; rep from * to end.
Round 4: work 1 dc in each st of previous round.
Round 5: * 2 dc, inc 1 dc; rep from * to end.
Rounds 6-7: work 1 dc in each st of previous round.
Round 8: * 3 dc, inc 1 dc; rep from * to end.
Round 9: * 4 dc, inc 1 dc; rep from * to end.
Round 10: work 1 dc in each st of previous round.
Round 11: * 5 dc, inc 1 dc; rep from * to end.
Round 12: work 1 dc in each st of previous round.
Round 13: * 6 dc, inc 1 dc; rep from * to end.
Round 14: * 7 dc, inc 1 dc; rep from * to end.
Round 15: * 8 dc, inc 1 dc; rep from * to end.
Round 16: * 9 dc, inc 1 dc; rep from * to end.
Round 17: * 10 dc, inc 1 dc; rep from * to end.
Round 18: * 11 dc, inc 1 dc; rep from * to end.
Round 19: * 12 dc, inc 1 dc; rep from * to end.
Round 20: * 6 dc, inc 1 dc; rep from * to end.
Round 21: * 7 dc, inc 1 dc; rep from * to end.
Now, in order to create hat brim, continue to work in ridge double crochet back (RdcB), inserting hook into back loop only of previous round.
Round 22: * 8 dc, inc 1 dc; rep from * to end.
Round 23: * 9 dc, inc 1 dc; rep from * to end.
Round 24: * 10 dc, inc 1 dc; rep from * to end.
Round 25: work 1 dc in each st of previous round.
Fasten off.

hat

COLLAR. With fuchsia yarn, ch21.
Row 1: 1 dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc into each of next 19ch; turn.
Row 2: 1 dc into each st of previous row, turn.
Row 3: 3 dc, 1 htr, 1 tr, 2dtr into next st, 2 tr into following st, 1 htr, 2 dc, 1 ss, 2 dc, 1 htr, 2 tr into next st, 2 dtr into following st, 1 tr, 1 htr, 2 dc, ch20.
Fasten off.

Work witch hands and arms

HANDS. For each hand, with pink yarn work a magic ring. Continue to work into this ring as follows:
Round 1: 3 dc.
Round 2: inc 1 dc (= work 2 dc into same st) in each st of previous round.
Rounds 3-5: 1 dc into each st of previous round.
Fasten off.

ARMS. For each arm, with black yarn work a magic ring. Continue to work into this ring as follows:
Round 1: 4 dc.
Round 2: inc 1 dc in each st of previous round.
Rounds 3-10: 1 dc into each st of previous round.
Fasten of.

collar - hands - arms

Sew hands to arms.

sew hand to arm

Work witch skirt and broom

SKIRT. With fuchsia yarn, ch43, join with a ss into first ch.
Round 1: 1 ss into each ch; end with a ss into first ss.
Rounds 2-5: 1 dc into each st of previous round, end with a ss into first st.
Round 6: * 6 dc, inc 1 dc; rep from * ending with a ss into first st. Round 7: * 7 dc, inc 1 dc; rep from * ending with a ss into first st.
Round 8: * 1 dc, ch3, miss 3 sts, 1 dc into next st; rep from * ending with a ss into first st.
Round 9: 1 dc, * into next ch3-arch work 8 dtr, ch3; rep from * ending with a ss into first st.
Fasten off.

skirt

With yarn needle and fuchsia yarn work a row of running st along upper edge of skirt.

finishing skirt 1      finishing skirt 2

BROOM. For broomstick, with black yarn, ch 22.
Row 1: 1 ss into 2nd ch from hook, 1 ss into each of next 20 ch.
Fasten off. Make a tassel with yellow yarn, as shown in picture. With a wire join tassel to broomstick, to create a small broom.

little broom

How to finishing crochet witch

Stuff body, head and arms with wadding. Sew head to body.

sew head to body

Now sew collar under the head and sew the arms to body. For hair, cut threads of yellow yarn and sew then in the middle of head top.

hair

Sew hat on the head, over hair. Wear skirt to the body. Put small broom into a hand and sew it. Embroider eyes in stem stitch with yarn needle and a length of black yarn, then embroider mouth with a length of fuchsia yarn. Knot a length of black yarn around neck, then make a bow.

 

Concept, works and pictures made by:
Barbara Mazzi and Elisa Mezzani, Filofilò – Merceria Creativa
Piazza IV Novembre, 10 – Villafranca di Verona (VR)

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