— Lucy Van Pelt, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
As a fiber artist… at this time of the year, I am drawn towards making things that commemorate the magical mischief associated with Halloween. So let me share with you some of my October makes for this year along with the designers who have allowed me to be so wonderfully entertained.
I used Red Heart Mercerized Cotton in black and Petra DMC cotton in a green colorway (though not the right color for McGonagall) with a 2.5 mm hook. After this picture was taken, I decided to convert the doily into table art, so I attached her to a round piece of fabric. I also added a cat charm to her dress, but really wanted to add a wand to her hand.
My headband was made using Red Heart Super Saver in black, held double and a 5.5 mm hook. One thing I did differently was that when I stuffed the horns, I placed my stuffing in a black sock so it wouldn’t show through my crochet. In the end, I wish I had made the horns longer. But, they will have to do for this year’s Maleficent look.
Making an All Hallows Bracelet set
- For a 7 inch bracelet you will need a 6 inch spiral chord made using the above tutorials. (Adjust length of bracelet as needed.) Leave a long tail at the start and at the end of your spiral chord.
- Darning needle
- Two 10 inch pieces of 20 or 22 gauge craft wire, in the color o your choice.
- Charms, end cones, lobster claw or spring ring closure, head pins and jump rings.
- A variety of pliers: flat nose, chain nose and round nose pliers.
- A flush cutter.
6) Use jump rings to attach your charms to both loops at the ends of your bracelet. Attach your lobster claw to one end of the bracelet.