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Embracing Autumn with Halloween Knitting and Crochet

Updated: Oct 2, 2023

Hand holding the handle of a cup of pumpkin spice latte, which is on a table with brown and white pumpkins

Autumn has arrived, bringing with it a stunning array of seasonal colour, lightweight layers and and the irresistible scent of pumpkin spice in the air. I still haven't had a pumpkin spice latte, but there is time yet!!

It's a season that invites us to slow down, cosy up, and let our creativity shine through our knitting and crochet.For those of us who love all things crafty, autumn is the perfect time to dive into new projects and embrace the beauty of this season in our knitting and crochet. So, I thought it would be a great time to chat about how you can infuse the spirit of Halloween into your creative endeavours.

Crafting up autumn vibes with your Halloween Knitting and Crochet

For me, one of the most exciting aspects of Halloween crafting is the opportunity to celebrate traditions, and to add a personal touch to our homes. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or just starting, there's nothing more satisfying than creating handmade items that capture the essence of the season. I've already delved into my storage boxes and found my collection of knitted pumpkins, and I have started to buy a few mini pumpkins from the supermarket to build an autumnal display (just a mini one on the small table we have in the hall).

Hand holding a large hand knitted pumpkins in Rust, with a Mustard hand knitted pumpkin in the background

Also this year, I have really enjoyed seeing some amazing variations of my crochet sugar skull pattern, which captures the spirit of Halloween and Autumn perfectly, as well as adding a bright and bold decorative touch to your home. Heike (aka made with loops) made this for a friend and she loved it. I really like the additional garland that is draped over the sugar skull too. You can find out more about Heike and her designs at

crochet sugar skull decoration with colourful eyes and flowers and feathers adoring the head

The Beauty of Sugar Skulls

Sugar skulls, with their intricate designs and vibrant colors, have a rich cultural significance during the Day of the Dead celebrations (Dia de los Muertos), which takes place over 1st-2nd November.

These beautifully adorned skulls are not just a symbol of remembrance but also a celebration of life and memories that are held dear, and incorporating sugar skulls into your autumn décor is a wonderful way to honour this symbolic tradition.

How do I Crochet a Sugar Skull?

You can crochet up your own sugar skull decoration, with my step-by-step instructions and helpful tips, and get creative with your colour choices and embellishments to make each sugar skull truly unique and special.

Crochet sugar skull decoration adorned with colourful flowers and feathers adorning the face, surrounded by black spiders

And this is a great pattern for using up yarn stash too - you can use any colours for your embellishments to make them as bright or bold as you like.

Crochet sugar skull decoration adorned with colourful flowers and feathers adorning the face

If you gift your seasonal decorations, you could follow my top tip and add a handwritten note to personalise your gift, to show how much your recipient means to you.

top tips for halloween to add a hand written note to your halloween gifting to make it personal and unique

Happy knitting and crocheting, and may your autumn be filled with warmth, creativity, and the joy of handmade crafts!

Lynne x

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