Here’s my last planned Halloween pattern for the year! This Frankie wall hanging pattern is super quick, easy and customisable. Change up his expression, randomise the lengths of his hair and add as many scars as you’d like. Have fun with it! He’s a monster so he’s allowed to look a little bit crazy right?
I used a combination of regular single crochet and spike single crochet for the first row of the hair which basically means that you’ll be working some single crochet stitches into the rows below your current row. I also added some surface slip stitches to give some definition to his face. The neck bolts are crocheted directly onto the sides and I’ve included a couple of photos regarding placement. There is no chart for this pattern because of the spike stitch row.
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- Worsted weight yarn in green, black, background colour and grey (I used Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran in Spearmint, Pure Black, Pansy Purple and Slate Grey)
- 5mm crochet hook
- 12mm safety eyes
- 4 ply yarn in black or black embroidery floss
- 8mm dowel rod (see Notes)
- Twine/Yarn for hanging
- Yarn needle, scissors
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- SPsc – single crochet spike stitch
- dc – double crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- st/s – stitch/es
- (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round
- […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
Single Crochet Spike Stitch (SPsc): Insert the hook in indicated stitch, draw up a loop to the height of the stitches of the working row, yarn over, pull yarn through both loops on hook.
The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 6.25” x 7” (16cm x 18cm) not including the fringe, when using the materials listed.
The wall hanging is worked in rows of single crochet from the bottom up. All colour changes take place in the last yarn over of the previous colour.
The first row is worked into the back bump of the starting ch.
The ‘hair’ is worked using single crochet and spike single crochet, you will be varying the lengths of the spike stitches over 1 and 2 rows.
The length for the dowel rod will depend on the size of your finished wall hanging. Measure the top of the wall hanging and add 2” to that measurement. Cut your dowel to that length.
WALL HANGING (starting with green)
R1: Ch 26, working into the back bump of the ch – sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (25)
R2-18: Ch 1, turn. [Sc] x25 (25) 17 rows – change to black in last st
R20: Ch 1, turn. [Sc, SPsc 1 row down, SPsc 2 rows down, SPsc 1 row down, sc] x5 (25)
R21-23: Ch 1, turn. [Sc] x25 (25) 3 rows – change to background colour in last st
Pause here and using green yarn, surface sl st the brow detail between R13 and R14, starting and ending 3 sts from each edge for a total of 19 sl sts.
R24-37: Ch 1, turn. [Sc] x25 (25) 14 rows
R38: [Sl st] x25 (25)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for attaching to the hanging rod (approx. 70cm). Weave in ends.
Tip: If your piece looks uneven or the edges are curling, I recommend steam blocking before proceeding any further.
Insert safety eyes between R11 and R12, 7 sts from each edge and 9 sts apart. Trim off the backs of the eyes.
NECK BOLTS (grey)
Starting with the right side, join grey yarn in between R2 and R3. Ch 2, dc in same space, dc in next space (between R3 and R4), ch 2, sl st in same space.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
The left side is worked the same way except you’ll be starting between R4 and R3 and ending between R3 and R2.
Join grey yarn in between R4 and R3. Ch 2, dc in same space, dc in next space (between R3 and R2), ch 2, sl st in same space.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
- Using green yarn, sew a nose between R9 and R10 centered between the eyes and about 4 sts long.
- Using black 4 ply yarn or embroidery floss, sew a mouth at an angle over R5 and R6.
- Using black 4 ply yarn or embroidery floss, sew a scar to his cheek on the left side. Mine spans over R4-10.
ATTACHING THE FRINGE
To create the fringe, cut 12” pieces of green yarn. Each piece of fringe is made up of 3 strands.
Starting with the left most foundation chain, attach fringe in every 2nd chain and ending in the last chain. Trim the ends so that they’re even.
ATTACHING TO THE ROD
Weave the leftover yarn tail over and under the dowel from front to back and through the first stitch. Repeat in each stitch across. Weave in end.
To hang the project, wrap twine or yarn several times around one end of the dowel and tie a knot at the back. Determine the length you want for your hanging loop and repeat the process on the other end of the dowel. Trim off any excess.
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