Bat Decoration

Introduction: Bat Decoration

About: Mother of two small children. Create stuff is a nice way to get the stress of my shoulders

I have this branch that I made a couple of years ago, it changes by the season(christmas, easter) but there is always cones and led lights in it (the battery packs for the leds are the gifts).

But it haven't been halloween decorated... until this year.

This is fairly simple, the smallest crocheting skills is enough and then you can have you own bat decorated branch.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

I managed to get everything in one picture, but what you see is this:

Materials:

Black paper (wings)

Black piece of felt (ears)

Black yarn (body)

Cotton (filling of body)

String (for hanging)

White paper (to make templates for wings and ears, not needed)

Tools:

Scissors

Glue gun

Crochet hook

Step 2: Crochet Body

First we do the body.

Note
For instruction on how to make magic ring, see youtube, I found this one that was really good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLUaywX0-WE
Abbreviations
-Single crochet (sc)
-Crochet increase (inc) which mean-make 2 single crochet in same stitch
-Crochet decrease (dec) which mean-Crochet 2 stitches together
-Stitch (st)
* = Repeat stitches from * to end of *
-Chain (ch)
-Slip stitch (sl st)
Work in front loops only (flo)
Work in back loops only (blo)
I crocheted this bear working in back loops only, except at the foot piece, where it is clearly described how to do instead.

You will work from top of the head to back of bat and it will look like a big ball and then a tear drop thag is slightly smaller behind it.

Round1. Make magic ring and 5sc in ring (5)
Round2. 2sc in each st around (10)
Round3. *Sc in next st, 2sc in next st* and repeat from * around (15)
Round4. *Sc in next 2 st,2sc in next st* and repeat from * around (20)
Round5.* Sc in all st(20)
Round6. *sc in each of next 2 st,dec 1* and repeat from * around (15)
Round7. *sc in each of next st,dec 1* and repeat from * around (10)
Round8. *Sc in next st, 2sc in next st* and repeat from * around (15)
Round9. Sc in all st around (15)
Round10. Sc in all st around (15)
Round11. *sc in each of next st,dec 1* and repeat from * around (10)
Round12. *sc in each of next st,dec 1* and repeat from * around (5)

Sew it together, it will be a little pointy at the end.

Step 3: Wings

Cut the wings to shape and add a little glue to tha back of the bat to fasten the wings with.

I made the wings look more or less flapping on my bats, to make individuals.

Step 4: Ears

Cut the felt fabric and glue them to the head. Bigger ears makes cuter bat, and if they are far ahead on the bat, it seems cuter (is my personal learning)

Step 5: Make It Fly

Take the crochet hook and take up a loop just above the wings and but the string through the loop, where you add the string might have to be adjusted, due to how front heavy your bat is.

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