Viktor the Vampire: Free Halloween Crochet Pattern

by Shehla Ahmed

The Halloween plushie party continues! Today, I’m sharing the second Halloween crochet pattern of the season, and it’s Viktor the Vampire! As I said in last week’s post with Frankie Stein, I want to try to share as many crochet plushie patterns as I can in the weeks leading up Halloween, so I will be posting a little more frequently to make sure I get everything up. There are 3 more I have planned, but today, let’s focus on Viktor!

 

 

Viktor has always been a little bit shy. When he was in school, he couldn’t play outside with all the other kids because he would get sunburned so quickly and so he never got into sports. Instead, he’d stay inside and read everything he could get his hands on, and even though the other kids made fun of him and called him a nerd, Viktor always knew he’d fit in somewhere. Then one day, he met Frankie.

 

Frankie was a loner too and felt just as left out as Viktor did. But when the two started talking, they realized they had so much in common! Not only did Frankie love all the same books as Viktor, but they were also both night owls and would sneak out to play when everyone else was asleep. They had the best time together, even if others looked at them funny. 

 

Frankie Stein: Free Halloween Crochet Pattern

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Viktor’s crochet pattern is a great beginner project. It uses the same simple shapes that I tend to use with my amigurumi, and the additional details are added on as embroidery. I embroidered on the hair and Viktor’s teeth, but you can also crochet the hair and use felt to make the teeth if you want to simplify it a little more. These did really well at my last craft fair, but I came back and decided to add the cape in afterward for a little extra flair!

 

 

The full free pattern is written out below. For those who’d prefer to print the pattern and take it with you for on-the-go and to markup as you go, you can buy the inexpensive printable PDF from my Etsy and Ravelry shops. The PDF is formatted without ads or comments, so it’s easy to read.

 

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Materials:

 

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Abbreviations:

 

 

 

Pattern Notes:

 

  • Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate – some amigurumi experience is helpful but not necessary
  • Sizing: 11″ tall x 4″ across body
  • Gauge: 6S X 5R per inch

 

 

 

 

Viktor the Vampire: Free Halloween Crochet Pattern

 

 

 

Arms (make 2):

 

Round 1: With Ivory yarn, create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Rounds 3-7: SC around for 5 rounds. Then switch to the gray yarn.

Rounds 8-22: SC around for 16 rounds. Then BO leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

 

Legs (make 2):

 

Round 1: With black yarn, create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Rounds 3-30: SC around for 28 rounds. Then BO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

 

Body:

 

Round 1: With yarn in black, create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Round 5: *SC 3, inc* around (30).

Round 6: *SC 4, inc* around (36).

Round 7: *SC 5, inc* around (42).

Rounds 8-13: SC around for 6 rounds. Then switch to the gray yarn.

Rounds 14-16: SC around for 3 rounds.

Round 17: *SC 5, dec* around (36).

Round 18-19: SC around for 2 rounds.

Round 20: *SC 4, dec* around (30).

Rounds 21-22: SC around for 2 rounds.

Round 23: *SC 3, dec* around (24).

Rounds 24-25: SC around for 2 rounds

Round 26: *SC 2, dec* around (18). Then BO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

 

Head:

 

Round 1: With yarn in ivory, create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Round 5: *SC 3, inc* around (30).

Round 6: *SC 4, inc* around (36).

Round 7: *SC 5, inc* around (42).

Rounds 8-16: SC around for 9 rounds. Insert safety eyes to round 5  after the last increase round, about 5 stitches apart. Start to add the stuffing.

Round 17: *SC 6, dec* around (42).

Round 18: *SC 5, dec* around (36).

Round 19: *SC 4, dec* around (30).

Round 20: *SC 3, dec* around (24).

Round 21: *SC 2, dec* around (18). Finish adding stuffing.

Round 22: *SC, dec* around (12).

Round 23: Decrease around (6). Cut the yarn and thread tail through a tapestry needle. Run the needle under the front loops of each stitch and secure yarn. Weave in the end.

 

 

Features

 

Teeth: To make the teeth, use black embroidery floss and stitch a line for Viktor’s mouth. Then make three short stitches at either end of the mouth to make triangles for the teeth. Switch to white floss and fill in the teeth with a satin stitch. You can also cut out white triangles of felt and glue them on. I didn’t have any particular way of doing this, I just took my best guess at embroidering and I love the way it turned out. 

 

Hair: For the hair, use a tapestry needle and black yarn. Start creating the part by stitching a long line at the top of the head. Then work from front to back, or back to front, and stitch horizontal lines on one side of the part to make the hair. Then go back the other way to make the long hair on the other side of the part. I also included a few short strands in front of the face. Once you’re done, create a knot and weave the end of the yarn into the head and trim the excess. 

 

You could also crochet a circle in black (rounds 1-7 of the head) and stitch that in place on the head. I preferred the look of the embroidered hair, but a circle would work too and you can add a few stitches on top to give it texture. 

 

 

Cape:

 

Row 1: With red yarn and 4.00mm hook, chain 13. 

Rows 2-4: Turn and DC for 3 rows. (12)

Row 5: Chain 2, DC into the same space, DC to end and 2 DC into the last space (14)

Rows 6-10: Repeat row 5 until you have 24 stitches.

Rows 10-17: DC across for 7 rows or until the cape is the length you want it to be. Then switch to black yarn and work one round of SC around the entire cape, working 2 SC into each DC along the sides. BO and weave in the ends. 

Finally, cut a length of black yarn about 10 inches long and fold it in half. Tie the ends together and use a hook to draw the yarn through every other stitch at row 4. Tie the ends of this black yarn around the neck of Viktor once he’s assembled to keep the cape in place. 

 

 

Assembly

 

Now that we have all the pieces done, all that’s left of this Halloween crochet pattern is to sew Vicktor together! Add stuffing to all the pieces if you haven’t already. Start by using the long tail ends left on the legs to attach them onto the body. It helps to use pins to hold the legs in position while you sew. Then, align the arms on either side of the body and sew them in place as well. Finally, sew the body and head together, making sure it’s on straight!

 

 

And you’re done with this Halloween crochet pattern! I adore Viktor and I think the cape really finished him off. There was a little more embroidering involved with this pattern, but I hope it’s something you try out. I’m by no means an expert at stitch work, but I like the look it gives and it’s something I want to incorporate more into my pieces. The only stitches you really need to know for this type of project are straight stitches and satin stitches to fill. I learned with a course on Bluprint here, but there are also free tutorials on Youtube for the same stitches. 

 

 

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2 comments

Peggy Garberick October 19, 2019 - 12:12 pm

He’s so cute and you’re so talented! Wish I had time to make this!

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Shehla Ahmed October 30, 2019 - 2:01 pm

oh thank you, Peggy!

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