Skip to Content

Patches the Scarecrow: Free Halloween Crochet Pattern

Patches the Scarecrow: Free Halloween Crochet Pattern

Are you ready for another free Halloween crochet pattern? I have the best time designing my Halloween plushies and today’s pattern is no exception, even though I had a bit of trouble deciding how I wanted this one to look. This is Patches the Scarecrow and he is the 7th pattern in my Halloween Plushies Collection. Keep reading to find out how to make him, and where to find the patterns for all the other Halloweeny patterns!

free halloween crochet pattern

I knew I needed a scarecrow for one of my free Halloween crochet patterns this year, but I wasn’t sure how I wanted him to look. Most of my patterns for these plushies are a “creepy but cute” look, but for this guy, he kind of just looked like a farmer for the longest time.

So I put him away and came back to him with a few accessories that I hope make him look like more of a friendly scarecrow! I gave him a scythe and added some patches to the overalls to make it look a little less neat, but I think the too-big smile really brought it together. All of these accessories are super easy to make though so don’t worry if you’re new to this!

free halloween crochet pattern

Like I mentioned earlier, Patches the Scarecrow is just one of the free Halloween Crochet patterns, so be sure to check out the rest too! This is a great beginner to intermediate amigurumi pattern too. The entire plushie is made up of simple stitches and shapes and then seamed together at the end.

For the scythe, I actually just crocheted around a wooden stick to make it quick and easy. I also hate crocheting small tubes and this way was much faster and sturdier than it would have been otherwise. And because I love removable accessories, yes, the overalls are a separate piece too!

 
free halloween crochet pattern

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.

free halloween crochet pattern

Materials:

*denotes affiliate link

Abbreviations:

Pattern Notes:

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

Patches the Scarecrow: Free Halloween Crochet Pattern

free halloween crochet pattern

Head:

Round 1: With yarn in Mushroom (skin color), 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).

Round 8: *SC 6, inc* around (48).

Rounds 9-18: SC around for 10 rounds. Insert safety eyes to round 5 after the last increase round, about 5 or 6 stitches apart. Start to add the stuffing.

Round 19: *SC 6, dec* around (42).

Round 20: *SC 5, dec* around (36).

Round 21: *SC 4, dec* around (30).

Round 22: *SC 3, dec* around (24).

Round 23: *SC 2, dec* around (18). Finish adding stuffing.

Round 24: *SC, dec* around (12).

Round 25: Chain 1, *DC, 2 DC into the next* around (18).

Round 26: Chain 1, work 2 DC into each space around (36).

Round 27: *Work 2 DC into the next space, DC 1, chain 1*. Repeat around and slip stitch to the beginning of the round to finish. BO and trim the yarn.

Arms (make 2):

Round 1: With yarn in Mushroom (skin color), 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.

Round 8: Working through the FLO, *SC, ch 1, SC* all into each space around. BO and trim that yarn color. Switch to the body color yarn and SC around for through BLO of the same round.

Rounds 9-21: SC for 14 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 3-8: SC around for 6 rounds.

Rounds 9-30: Switch to the body color and SC for 22 rounds. Then BO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Body:

Round 1: With yarn in body color, 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 8-16: SC around for 9 rounds.

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

Round 18: SC around for 2 rounds.

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

Rounds 20-21: SC around for 2 rounds.

Round 22: *SC 3, dec* around (24).

Rounds 23-24: SC around for 2 rounds

Round 25: *SC 2, dec* around (18). Then BO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Overalls:

Round 1: With navy yarn, chain 16. Sl st to the first chain to form a loop (15).

Round 2-21: SC around for 20 rounds to make Leg 1. Then BO.

Repeat steps 1-21 for Leg 2, but don’t bind off.

Round 8: SC 15 on Leg 2 and then insert hook into a space on Leg 1, SC 15. You now have 1 round with 30 SC.

Round 9: *SC 4, inc* around (36).

Round 10: *SC 5, inc* around (42).

Round 11: *SC 6, inc* around (48).

Rounds 12-16: SC around for 5 rounds.

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

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

Round 19: SC 13, turn, SC 10. *Chain 1, turn, and SC 10*, repeat this for 6 more rows to make the front of the overalls. Then turn, and slip stitch along the top and down one side. Continue to slip stitch 8 stitches, then chain 16, turn and slip stitch into each space along the chain to make one strap. Back on the overalls, slip stitch 7 more stitches, chain 16, turn, and slip stitch along the chain for the second strap. Slip stitch to the end of the round and then BO.

Straw hat:

Round 1: With yarn in Golden, 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).

Round 8: SC 1 round through BLO.

Round 9-11: SC around for 3 rounds.

Round 12: Working through FLO for this round, *work 2 DC in one space, DC into the next* all the way around. Slip stitch to the beginning of the round to finish and BO.

free halloween crochet pattern

Scythe:

Handle: With brown yarn, create a slip knot and SC around a 12″ wooden stick. This is the same as if you would SC normally, but the stick will be in the middle and the yarn gets wrapped around it. Continue to the end of the stick and BO. Superglue, or hot glue, the ends of the yarn in place on either side. Twist the bumps of the stitches around to get a gnarled look – if you keep them lined up evenly, it doesn’t look like a wooden handle as much.

Blade:

Row 1: starting with a long tail, chain 9, turn, and SC along the row (8).

Rows 2-10: SC in each space along.

Row 11: Sc to the last 2 stitches, decrease once (7).

Row 12: SC in each space along.

Repeat rows 11 & 12 until you only have 1 stitch left, then slip stitch around the entire piece for a clean edge. Fold the wide end of the handle and sew it in place with the long tail you left earlier. To make the blade sturdier, you can thread a thing flexible wire through it or make two and SC them together around the edges, but I left mine as is.

Assembly

Now that we have all the parts of our free Halloween crochet pattern ready, we can start assembling Patches the Scarecrow! Add stuffing to the legs, body, and arms if you haven’t already. Then use the tail yarn you left to sew the arms onto the body. Use the tail from the legs to attach the legs to the body.

Next, use the tail from the body to attach the head, going through one space on the body to one space on the head. You’ll be going through the neck ruffle and sewing to the bottom of the head. This makes sure that the head doesn’t wobble around. Use some black yarn and a backstitch to create the outline of a smile on the face. Then go back through those backstitches and weave the yarn through them to make the line more solid. Secure the yarn and trim the yarn, tucking the excess back into the head.

free halloween crochet pattern

Then put on the overalls and add a drop of hot glue to secure straps to the front of the pants.

Optionally, stitch it in place for better hold. And then put his hat on. Glue or stitch it in place if you want to. I left all the clothing items removable so that he has a work outfit and pajamas! Optionally, use some yarn scraps and embroider patches on the overalls. Weave in any loose ends and you’re finished with your scarecrow! Optionally, use some yarn scraps and embroider patches on the overalls.

free halloween crochet pattern
free halloween crochet pattern
free halloween crochet pattern
free halloween crochet pattern
free halloween crochet pattern

 And you’re finished!

I hope you like this pattern for Patches the Scarecrow, and f you did, you might also like the other Halloween patterns below! They are all available on the blog for free and in my shop as printable PDFs for a small fee. You can also grab the PDFs on sale right now until OCT 31 so go check that out here.

You can also get the free patterns from the blog by clicking on the links below:

Thanks so much for reading! If you liked this and want more free patterns, tutorials, and sales delivered right to your inbox every week, subscribe to the newsletter below! It’s totally free and all you have to do is fill out your name and email to get yarny goodness in your inbox. This season is especially full of sales, bundles, blog hops, and all kinds of fun things you don’t want to miss out on and the newsletter is the best way to stay in the loop!

See you soon 🙂

 


Visit my pattern shops on Ravelry, Craftsy, and Etsy to buy the printable PDFs of all my patterns. They’re ad-free, comment-free and your support helps me run The Blue Elephants so I can continue publishing free patterns here. 

My material lists sometimes include affiliate links (denoted with a *) for which I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. I only link to products I personally use, love, and recommend. You can read more about this in my Disclosure. 

I worked hard on this pattern, so please be respectful and do not sell or redistribute this pattern as your own. If you sell finished items made using this pattern, credit The Blue Elephants as the designer and link back to the blog post or the Etsy pattern link. For any other questions, read my Terms of Use or contact me


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

1 Shares
Tweet
Pin1
Share