Crocheting Halloween CostumesBy A Guest Writer – 8 Comments
A Guest Post by Maria L.
As a mother of four, I’ve dealt with plenty of Halloween costumes over the years. Buying new ones each year for each kid can add up and be a bit pricey. And wearing the same costume, as long as it fits, doesn’t go over so well with the kids. So I started making my children’s costumes a few years ago. Now, I have to admit I’m not a great sewer, and therefore, can not sew those really elaborate costumes that some moms can. But I have learned a neat trick that want to share with all of you!
Crocheting an entire Halloween costume would probably be ridiculously time consuming, unless you plan on making a little bikini sized outfit or if you’re crocheting for a newborn. So my trick is to crochet the essentials, the items that make the character what it is. For example, my son fell in love with Rachel’s pirate hat after I showed it to him last year. So the main items to be a pirate are the hat and eye patch, which Crochet Spot happened to have as well. The rest of the outfit was made of everyday clothes. Although I did end up buying him one of those plastic hooks to put on his hand. He also used a pillow case for the candy, which looked just like a pirate’s loot bag.
I hope others are inspired to crochet Halloween costumes! It doesn’t have to be a long, difficult process, although I do recommend starting early. I believe it is a great way to save money and have fun crocheting.
Have you ever crocheted a Halloween costume? How did it go? Are you planning on making anything this year? Please share your experiences!
Maria loves to crochet! She loves crocheting smaller items more than larger items since she loves the instant satisfaction. She teaches a crochet class on the weekend and loves to share her passion for crochet with others.