Monday, July 23, 2012

Fruit Bat

While killing time in the hospital last week I dove into a true classic, Dracula. With my great love of fantasy and creatures of the night I can't believe I hadn't read it before. Truly worth the unabridged read.
Even though this little buddy only eats fruit he still would please any vampire fan.

What You Need:
Worsted weight acrylic yarn
Size F (3.75mm) hook
Pink and bat colored felt
6mm safety eyes
Polyester fiber fill
Yarn needle
Scissors
Sewing needle and thread or hot glue 


Body:
Work in continuous rounds


  • Chain 2
  • Round 1: Work 6 sc in first chain
  • Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 12 st
  • Round 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 18 st
  • Round 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 24 st
  • Round 5-9: Sc in each sc around - 24 st
  • Round 10:  *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 18 st 
  • Round 11:  *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 1 sts, rep from * around - 12 st 
  • Set eyes
  • Round 12: Sc in each sc around - 12 st
  • Round 13:   *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 18 st
  • Round 14-15: Sc in each sc around - 18 st
  • Round 16:  *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 1 sts, rep from * around - 12 st
  • Stuff firmly
  • Round 17: Sc2tog around -6 st
  • Finish off and weave in ends

For the tuft of hair cut four pieces of yarn between 4 and 6 inches. Fold in half and tie knot in the middle.  Sew or stuff hair into place.

 Felt:

Out of pink felt cut one small triangle for the nose and two small circles for the feet.
From brown or body color cut two little ears and a small set of wings.
Just wing it on the shapes, you can always cut another one if you don't like the first one.
I did a quick running stitch around the edges of the wings for an accent and to help stabilize it, this is completely optional.

Glue or sew all the felt parts to your little creature of the night.
I even added a little mouth out of embroidery floss.

Finished bat is under 3 inches tall.

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4 comments:

  1. Oh! He is so cute!! My daughter Mims is going to love me forever when I make him for her!!!
    xo Jaime

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  2. I just made the cutest bat for my friend using your pattern! Thank you so much <3

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  3. He is very cute! A great project for Halloween.

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