Free Costume Accessory Pattern

The Cobweb Shawl is a super easy and customizable project. Using bulky yarn and a big hook, you can make this up in a short time to use as a spooky accessory for your upcoming costume.

Download the free pattern and watch the free video tutorial here.

Lefties click here.

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Just In Case You Were Wondering…

They added a shrouded hanging body from the roof after this was taken.
They added a shrouded hanging body from the roof after this was taken.

In case you were wondering what the people in this house had cooking on actual Halloween — absolutely nothing.

As I was driving home two days before Halloween there was a cop car at the house with a few motorist. It’s right off of a main street so I thought it was a small fender bender and kept heading to my house in the neighborhood.

The next day the shrouded body was gone.

The next day after that – Halloween, all decorations were gone and the “blood” was removed. Not entirely though, they are going to have to repaint the house to get rid of it all I suppose.

I’m guessing someone was a little too freaked out by this house and the city got involved and had the owner’s remove everything. It was a little much.

Get Started on Your Halloween Projects Today ~ With a Sale!

Wonderfully Horrific Crochet
On Sale Through Halloween!

If you haven’t already started working on your Halloween projects, now is the perfect time. I’m offering my Wonderfully Horrific Crochet eBook for half off! No promo code needed! Just buy and start creating. The sale runs all the way to Halloween (Oct. 31, 2013).

Plus I now have instant download available in my store so you don’t have to wait for me to email you!

A little about the book:

Wonderfully Horrific Crochet is an eBook containing 14 patterns of classic horror film images.

From Frankenstein and Dracula to the classic poison apple, this book is sure to have something that will make you shriek! Most props are to scale so they will look great at your next Halloween party.

The book contains 14 fantastic patterns as well as a supplies section and a tutorial section for all the stitches and techniques contained in the book.

Patterns Included (see pictures of all of them when you click on the book above):

Frankenstein
Zombie Girl
Black Widow Spider
Mummy
Mad Scientist
Ghost Girl
Little Bat
Dracula
Flask with Poison
Chain and Shackles
Vampire Stake
Cauldron
Psycho Knife
Poison Apple

Other things to do with your light up crochet hook — Make a Magic Wand

Perfect for your Harry Potter costume!
Perfect for your Harry Potter costume!

If you watched my review of the Crochet Lite crochet hook, you know that I said I would add some other things you can use your light up crochet hook for. Here is the first — your own personal magic wand.

The construction takes less than 5 minutes. All you need is:

1. Crochet Lite Crochet Hook 2. 8.5" x 11" Piece of Brown Construction Paper 3. Piece 'o tape
1. Crochet Lite Crochet Hook
2. 8.5″ x 11″ Piece of Brown Construction Paper
3. Piece ‘o tape

Now you’re ready to go!

Step 1: Take your paper and continually ball it up and flatten, until the paper is nice and soft.

This gives texture to your wand.
This gives texture to your wand.

Step 2: After your paper is soft, start rolling it from one corner to the other. Starting in the corners instead of just rolling it lengthwise will give you some extra length on the wand and makes a tapered hole to put your hook in that shows more of the light.

Don't roll too tight, you want to be able to fit your hook in the hole on one end.
Don’t roll too tight, you want to be able to fit your hook in the hole on one end.

Step 3: Ensure your hole is large enough to fit your hook but not too big that it will fall out. Re-roll if necessary.

Test if the hook will fit without falling out before Step 4.
Test if the hook will fit without falling out before Step 4.

Step 4: Once you finish rolling, use a piece of tape to secure the corner to the middle of your wand.

I only had packing tape for my move on hand. Scotch tape will work just fine also.
I only had packing tape for my move on hand. Scotch tape will work just find also.

Step 5: Stick your hook in. If you are using it right now, turn it on before putting it in.

I pushed the hook in until the top was even with the top of the wand.
I pushed the hook in until the top was even with the top of the wand.

Now your magic wand is complete and ready for spells. Got any other useful or fun things you use your light up hook for. Let us know below.

All done!
All done!