Halloween witch, DIY amigurumi crochet tutorial

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I had just finished Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus when I realised Halloween is coming up too…

And because I was in the mood for a small project, this witch came out of my magic wand.  If you also want to give her a try, here’s the free pattern for you. Be aware, before you know it, she’ll bewitch you 😉

Little Halloween witch, free amigurumi pattern

My Halloween witch is about 5″ (12cm) high including the hat. I used Catona cotton (black and cream for the body and head) and Stone Washed cotton/acryl (black and orange for the hat, stole and hair) made by Scheepjeswol. I used hook number 3 (UK 11, US C/2) and 5mm safety eyes. You can of course use the yarn and hook that you prefer and change the size of your little witch.

The pattern is written in US crochet terminology.

sc= single crochet, dc= double crochet, ch= chain stitch, sl.st= slip stitch, inc= increase, dec= decrease, rnd= round

BODY

The body consists of two parts that are crocheted together,a piramid and a flat bottom.

Piramid (black)

Halloween heksje amigurumi haakpatroon

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring

Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 inc) x3= 9 sts

Rnd 3: (2 sc, 1 inc) x3= 12 st

Rnd 4: (3 sc, 1 inc) x3= 15 sts

Rnd 5: (4 sc, 1 inc) x3= 18 sts

Rnd 6: (5 sc, 1 inc) x3= 21 sts

Rnd 7: (6 sc, 1 inc) x3= 24 sts

Rnd 8: (7 sc, 1 inc) x3= 27 sts

Rnd 9: (8 sc, 1 inc) x3= 30 sts

Rnd 10: (9 sc, 1 inc) x3= 33 sts

Rnd 11-18: 1 sc in each st around= 33 stsLittle Halloween witch, free amigurumi crochet pattern

Fasten off and weave in loose ends. Stuff the piramid.

Bottom (black)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring

Rnd 2: (1 inc) x6 = 12 sts

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 inc) x6= 18 sts

Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 inc) x6 =24 sts

Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 inc) x6= 30 sts

Rnd 6: (9 sc, 1 inc) x3= 33 sts

Little Halloween witch, free amigurumi crochet pattern

Do NOT fasten off. You’ll now crochet bottom and piramid together. Put your crochet hook through one stitch of the bottom and one stitch of the piramid and make a sc. Repeat for the other 32 stitches of bottom and piramid. You can also sew bottom and piramid together if you prefer sewing.

HEAD (cream)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring

Rnd 2: (1 inc) x6 = 12 sts

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 inc) x6= 18 sts

Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 inc) x6 =24 sts

Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 inc) x6= 30 sts

Rnd 6-9: 1 sc in each st around= 30 sts

Rnd 10: (3 sc, 1 dec) x6= 24 stsLittle Halloween witch, free amigurumi crochet pattern

Put the safety eyes in between rnd 8 and 9 and leave 3 sts between them. Stuff the head and then continue crocheting.
Rnd 11: (2 sc, 1 dec) x6= 18 sts

Rnd 12: (1 sc, 1 dec) x6= 12 sts

Fasten off and leave the thread long enough to sew the head onto the body later on.

Stuff the rest of the head.

Hair (orange)

Cut threads of about 4″ (10cm) long. Take a thread and make a loop between rnd 4 and rnd 5. Pull the thread ends through the loop. Repeat for the rest of the round and top of the head.

Little Halloween witch, free amigurumi crochet patternLittle Halloween witch, free amigurumi crochet patternLittle Halloween witch, free amigurumi crochet patternLittle Halloween witch, free amigurumi crochet pattern

Sew the head onto the body. The hole in the bottom of the head fits over the top of the piramid.

HAT (Black thread with grey spots) 

Little Halloween witch, free amigurumi crochet pattern

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring

Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 inc) x3= 9 sts

Rnd 3: 1 sc in each st around= 9 sts

Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 inc) x3= 12 st

Rnd 5: 1 sc in each st around= 12 sts

Rnd 6: (3 sc, 1 inc) x3= 15 sts

Rnd 7: 1 sc in each st around= 15 sts

Rnd 8: (4 sc, 1 inc) x3= 18 sts

Rnd 9: 1 sc in each st around= 18 sts

Rnd 10: (5 sc, 1 inc) x3= 21 sts

Rnd 11: 1 sc in each st around= 21 sts

Rnd 12: (6 sc, 1 inc) x3= 24 sts

Rnd 13: 1 sc in each st around= 24 sts

Rnd 14: (3 sc, 1 inc) x6= 30 sts

Rnd 15: (4 sc, 1 inc) x6= 36 sts

Rnd 16: (5 sc, 1 inc) x6= 42 sts

Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

Spider

Little Halloween witch, free amigurumi crochet pattern

The spider is very tiny so you’ll need a bit of patience to make it but it’s well worth it.

Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic ring

Rnd 2: 1 sc in each st around= 5 sc

Fasten off and pull the thread through one loop of each of the last 5 sts. Pull the thread to close the opening. Leave the thread long enough to attach the spider to the hat.

You now made a tiny ball. Take 4 threads and pull them through so that you have one thread end sticking out on each side of the ball. Cut off any excess thread so that you end up with 4 tiny legs.  My first spider was kidnapped by my cat so I made two extra… You can make as much spiders as you want. Attach them with the thread to the hat. I have one hanging from the edge of the hat and one hanging from the top of the hat.

You’re almost done. Finish with a stole to cover the shoulders.

STOLE (black yarn with grey spots)

Little Halloween witch, free amigurumi crochet pattern

Crochet in rows. Start with 24ch. Crochet them loosely.

Row 1: 3 ch (these count as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st starting in the 5th ch from the hook= 24 sts

Row 2-4: Turn your work around and crochet 3ch (these count as 1 dc). Skip the first st from the previous rnd and crochet 1 dc in the other sts from the previous rnd= 24 sts

Do not fasten off but continue with 15ch. Turn back and crochet 1 sl.st in each ch, then crochet 1 sl. st in each dc. Continue again with 15 ch and turn back with 1 sl. st in each of those 15 ch.

Put the stole around the shoulders and make a knot so that it stays in place.

Congratulations! You just finished your Halloween witch. Feel free to show us a picture of the result!

Little Halloween witch, free amigurumi crochet pattern

(Copyright Tinneke Grauwels/Peggy Sew. You can sell items made from this pattern if they are made by yourself in small amounts but don’t sell the pattern itself. If you want to share it, please share a link to this page. Thank you)

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13 Responses

  1. Mieke
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    Wil graag tot uw groep horen,dank je wel als ik erbij mag zijn,
    Groetjes Mieke

    • Peggy Sew
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      Hallo, bedankt voor je reactie! je kan de blog volgen door in de kolom rechts bovenaan van dit bericht je emailadres op te geven. Je krijgt dan nog een email om je inschrijving te bevestigen en vanaf dan wordt je automatisch op de hoogte gehouden van nieuwe berichten. Je kan ook altijd nadien weer uitschrijven. Succes!

  2. Roxie
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    Love your website and the information you share to help us find what and where we need to go. Your little witch is just adorable. Thank you for sharing your talents!

    • Peggy Sew
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      Thank you so much for your nice comment!

  3. kirsten
    | Reply

    Heyhey

    Ik vind je poppetjes geweldig! Maar geef je nog eens een workshop, ik zou graag ook zo eentje in elkaar zetten maar weet totaal niet waar te beginnen en voor mij is de uitleg met de afkortingen zoiets als chinees…

    • Peggy Sew
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      Hallo, bedankt voor je berichtje. De vorige workshop ging niet door wegens enkele last minute annuleringen. Ik noteer je gegevens en hou je zeker op de hoogte wanneer er een nieuwe workshop gepland wordt!

      • kirsten
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        super ik hoop snel want ik zou dolgraag deze bezigheid ook kunnen met al die dagen dat ik thuis vast zit

  4. Deborah
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    Ik heb haar ook gemaakt. Geweldig fijn haakpatroontje. Kan helaas geen foto plaatsen vanaf mijn telefoon.
    Bedankt ❤

  5. Corrie van Mook
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    Hoi heb het heksje gemaakt, mooi patroon en goed te volgen. Ik heb er wel een foto van maar zie niet hoe ik de foto kan toevoegen.

  6. car tyres in Essex
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  7. peeters Marieke
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    Heel toffe poppetjes

  8. Skin Alley
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    Quality posts is the main to invite the users to visit the site, that’s what this web page is providing.

  9. Tonnie
    | Reply

    Wat een leuk patroon, dank je wel!!

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