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Just a short post to share some great patterns for last-minute Halloween crafting! There’s a nice selection of knitting and crocheting patterns on Yarnspirations:

Halloween knitting and crochet patterns

On the Garnstudio website there are a few cute things also:

Garnstudio Halloween patternsI love the pumpkin hat!

On the other side of the cute-scary spectrum: a shrunken head in a jar

Knitted shrunken head

For small quilts, wall hangings and table runners there’s plenty of inspiration and free patterns collected on the Quilt Inspiration website:

Free Halloween quilt patternsEnjoy!

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A few weeks ago I ordered some of the cutest Halloween fabrics:

Halloween fabricsThey were designed by Teresa Kogut, except for the orange one at the bottom right, which is by Debbie Mumm.

I’m using the fabrics for two quilt projects. The first is a quick & easy lap quilt, simply joining 15 x 15 cm bloks with black sashings. Is it currently being sandwiched:

Halloween lap quilt

The second project is my first attempt at appliqué. It is going to be a small wall hanging, depicting a house on a hill surrounded by pumpkins and plants. I’m using the lighter ‘ghost fabric’ for the background:

Aplliqué halloween house

The round shapes of the pumpkins are a bit challenging, but I hope to be able to adjust some of the wonkyness by adding a bit of embroidery here and there later…

By the way, Teresa Kogut has designed some very nice needlepunch patterns, especially for Halloween and Christmas, check them out here. I really have to try that some time…

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