Holly & Snowflake swap their winter dresses for Halloween Costumes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween is almost here and Holly and Snowflake are getting ready to go out trick or treating.  They’ve decided that their Holly and Snowflake dresses aren’t quite right for the occasion and have asked me to make them some new costumes. They both wanted to be witches and as they are the best of friends they were keen to have similar outfits.  Holly has gone for Midnight Blue with Green and Snowflake opted for Midnight Blue and Purple.  Of course no self respecting witch would be seen without her hat so I’ve made them one of those each too.  After a rummage around the garden for some twigs I also managed to magic up a couple of broomsticks!

So girls, you’re good to go!  Have fun and happy Halloween, don’t get up to too much mischief!

If you’d like to make these dolls, their original pattern is available here: The Winter Fairies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below are the instructions for their new dresses:

Materials
Oddments of Double Knitting weight yarn in colours of your choice (I used Navy Blue for the main part of the dress and then two shades of green for Snowflake’s Dress and two shade of purple for Holly’s.
4mm crochet hook
A few twigs for the brooms

Abbreviations (Please note, I am based in the UK and use UK terms)
ch – chain
dc – double crochet (this is a US Single Crochet)
st/s – stitch/stitches
ss – slip stitch

Dress
Using 4mm hook and Navy work 4ch
Row 1 – 2dc into 2nd from hook, 1dc, 2dc into last ch, turn (5sts)
Row 2 – 1ch, 2dc into 1st st, 3dc, 2dc into last st, turn (7sts)
Row 3 – 1ch, 2dc into 1st st, 5dc, 2dc into last st, turn (9sts)
Row 4 – 1ch, 2dc into 1st st, 7dc, 2dc into last st , Don’t turn, work 7ch, ss into 1st dc of row to form a circle (11sts plus 7ch)
You will now be working in rounds.
Round 5 – 1dc into each st and each ch (18sts)
Round 6 to 9 – 1dc into each st (18sts)
Round 10 – 2dc, 20ch, (1dc into each of next 2dc, 20ch) x 8, ss into 1st dc and fasten off Navy
Join first contrast colour to 1st dc in any 2dc group.
Round 11 – 1dc into same st as ch, 1dc, 20ch, (1dc into each of next 2dc, 20ch) rpt to end, ss into 1st dc and fasten off.
Round 12 to 13 – Repeat last row twice more, once in 2nd contrast colour and once in Navy
Fasten off and work in any loose ends.
Dress Ties

Using 4mm hook and Navy work 10 ch then ss across 3sts at top of dress, work a further 10ch.
Fasten off and work in any loose ends.

Hat
Using 4mm hook and Navy work 2ch,
Round 1 – 3dc into 1st ch (3sts)
Round 2 – 2dc into each st (6sts)
Round 3 – 1dc into each st (6sts)
Round 4 – (1dc into next st, 2dc into next st) x 3 (9sts)
Round 5 – 1dc into each st (9sts)
Round 6 – (1dc into next 2 sts, 2dc into next st) x 3 (12sts)
Round 7 – 1dc into each st (12sts)
Round 8 – (1dc into next 3 sts, 2dc into next st) x 3 (15sts)
Round 9 – 1dc into each st (15sts)
Round 10 – (1dc into next 2 sts, 2dc into next st) x 5 (20sts)
Round 11 – 1dc into each st (20sts)
Round 12 – (1dc into next 3 sts, 2dc into next st) x 5 (25sts)
Round 13 – 1dc into next 2 sts, 2dc into next st, (1dc into next 4 sts, 2dc into next st) x 4, 2dc (30sts)
Round 14 – (1dc into next 5 sts, 2dc into next st) x 5 (35sts)
Round 15 – 1dc into next 3 sts, 2dc into next st, (1dc into next 6 sts, 2dc into next st) x 4, 3dc (30sts)
Round 16 – slip stitch into each dc around the brim.
Fasten off and work in any loose ends.
To make the hatband work 15 chain in a contrast colour then slip stitch into 1st ch to form a ring. Fasten off and work in any loose ends. Stitch in place.

Broom

Cut a thicker twig to your required length and then tie smaller twigs around the base using one of your contrast colours.

Now you’re ready to fly! Happy Halloween!

If you would like to print out the dress pattern, please click here: Holly & Snowflake Halloween Costume

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