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07 May 2008 @ 07:34 am
Little Bat Pattern  

Well.. because I had green out, and I wanted to check a wing pattern.


Gauge is unimportant, but you want to use a hook with your yarn that will work up a bit tight. I used Caron Simply Soft and a size F hook. You need two eyes, beads, button, safety eyes, whatever. I used safety eyes. You will also need a small amount of stuffing.
Decrease sc- Insert hook in first st, draw up a loop, insert hook in next st, draw up a loop, finish sc treating the two loops on the hook as one.
Body-
Chain 1 or use a magic loop.
Round 1: Ch 1 to start, (doesn't count as first stitch throughout), 6 sc in first stitch/magic loop, sl st to join. (6 sts)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st, sl st to join (12 sts)
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to join (12 sts)
Round 4: Ch 1, *sc in st, 2 sc in next st* repeat ** around, sl st to join(18 sts)
Round 5: Ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to join (18 st)
Round 6: Ch 1, *sc in st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* repeat ** around, sl st to join (24 sts)
Round 7-10: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to join (24 sts)
-this would be a good time to put in your eyes, you want them somewhere in rounds 8-9. which is about the middle of the ball, about a half inch apart if you're using worst weight yarn. If you strung on beads to use for eyes, work them in round 8 or 9 and space about 4 sts apart.-
Round 11: Ch 1, *sc in next st, sc in next st, decrease sc over next two sts* repeat ** around, sl st to join(18 sts)
Round 12: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, sl st to join (18 sts)
Round 13: Ch 1, *sc in st, decrease sc over next 2 sts*, repeat ** around. Sl st to join. (12 sts)
- stuff the ball-
Round 14: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to join (12 sts)
Round 15: Ch 1, *decrease sc over next 2 sts* repeat ** around, sl st to join (6 sts)
Break off yarn, and weave in the last 6 sts and pull tight.

Wings- Make 2

Row 1: Ch 2, sc in first chain. (1 st)
Row 2: ch 1 to turn, 3 sc in st (3 sts)
Row 3: ch 1 to turn,2 sc in st, sc in next st, sc and dc in last st (5 sts)
Row 4: ch 1 to turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st (7 sts)
Row 5: ch 1 to turn, sc in next 6 sts, sc and dc in last st (8 sts)
Row 6: ch 1 to turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 7 sts (9 sts)
Row 7: Ch 1 to turn, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next st, dc, tr, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next sc, hdc in next st, dc, tr, tr in last st (13 sts)
Break off yarn, don't worry about weaving ends end. Next we are covering them!


The edge that joins with the body is what I'm going to call the inside of the wing.
Join yarn at the top inside corner of the wing, and sc all the way around with 3 sc at each corner. Break off leaving enough tail to sew the wing on to the body. Refer to diagram if that makes as little sense to you as it does to me.

Ears- Make 2
Chain 1 or use a magic loop.
Rnd 1: ch 1, 3 sc in first st/loop (3 sts)
Rnd 2: ch 1 to turn, 2 sc in first st, sc, dc, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st. (7 sts)
Rnd 3: ch 1 to turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in last st.
Break off yarn leaving enough to sew ears on.

Sew all the parts together. The ears are cupped slightly, and the wings are put a bit behind them and lower on the body.

I hope you enjoyed this pattern!
 
 
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shala_beads: felt_pinkbatshala_beads on May 8th, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
*grins* A long time ago E made a "batmobile" out of cardboard packaging, a coat hanger, and some fishing line. It was fairly crude, she was about 5 at the time (and already into puns). I think we may re-visit that project this weekend using the nail polish paint method on packaging cardboard.
shala_beads: eyepod-crochetshala_beads on May 8th, 2008 01:27 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah.. look at this.
Wendy: Crochethere_be_dragons on May 31st, 2008 07:23 am (UTC)
This is SO adorable! My son is going to love having one of these. :) Thanks for posting your pattern. (Here via Crochet Pattern Central, btw).
shala_beadsshala_beads on May 31st, 2008 08:10 am (UTC)
My pleasure! I made a tiny one out of size 10 thread for a keyring for my son (he's 17, not so much into the plushies) because he liked the green one so much.
aelita04aelita04 on September 26th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
How Cute!!
I made two of these little cutie bats. I will post a pic as soon as I figure out how to do it on here lol. This pattern is so easy and so fast I made my two in less then a day.
shala_beadsshala_beads on September 27th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
Re: How Cute!!
I'm looking forward to seeing them. You could do what I do on Myspace, which is to weekly do a post with a link back to here with my updates for the week. *grins* since it's just too hard to think of maintaining a whole bunch of different blogs.
(Anonymous) on February 15th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
TOO CUTE!
SOOOO ADORABLE!!! Thank you for sharing your cutie! I LOVE bats, --just got a new bat tattoo for my valentines/b-day gift-- and when I came across your bat pattern I fell in love! My favorite holiday is Halloween-- so I have to make some of these! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!! ^V^
(Anonymous) on June 6th, 2009 07:00 am (UTC)
A bit Confused
I am just past RND 10 and for some reason, instead of a circle, my guy is turning out ovular! I have undone and redone it twice and it always does that!!! What am I doing wrong?
shala_beads: alien danceshala_beads on June 6th, 2009 07:37 am (UTC)
Re: A bit Confused
Are you working in a spiral or in rounds?
It's pretty forgiving either way once you stuff it.
shala_beads: eyepod-crochetshala_beads on June 6th, 2009 07:38 am (UTC)
Re: A bit Confused
Stuff the ball I mean. *laughs* the way I phrased it the first time comes out sounding a bit rude. Sorry about that.
(Anonymous) on June 20th, 2009 05:55 am (UTC)
Re: A bit Confused
I was doing it exactly as was posted, so that's why I was confused, haha. I will try again I suppose. I wanted it done by sunday (Fathers day) because my dads intials are BAT... but now tis too late, le sigh... thanks!!!
(Anonymous) on February 21st, 2010 12:13 pm (UTC)
Lovely pattern!
Thank you for this cute bat pattern.

I upload a picture of my bat at www.oomiaoo.deviantart.com and mentioned your homepage.
I hope that is okay ^^

GLAMOUR GHOULangiehorror on October 18th, 2010 05:50 am (UTC)
hi there! i found your pattern through a search engine and think it's just too cute!
i'm fairly new to crocheting so am having a little bit of trouble with the wings.
when you say "sc and dc in last st" (row 3) should i be sc and then dc in the same stitch, sc and then dc in the next st or is this just a dc?
much appreciated! thanks!
shala_beads: felt_pinkbatshala_beads on October 18th, 2010 01:48 pm (UTC)
At the beginning of the pattern, I stated that chain 1 to turn doesn't count as a stitch, so row 2 has only 3 stitches you work in. So row 3 goes
2 sc in the first stitch, 1 sc in the second stitch, and a sc and dc in the last stitch.
I generally do my turning chains a bit tightly and don't count them as a first stitch on a sc row because it looks neater when I do that way.
Hope that helps! :)
GLAMOUR GHOULangiehorror on October 18th, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the response! I think my confusion was because I thought dc was decrease. Where it should be double crochet right?
shala_beadsshala_beads on October 19th, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
Yes, I use dec for decrease
(Anonymous) on November 4th, 2010 09:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
I just finished making a bat from your pattern and I have to say thanks for sharing it! I was trying to make it look like a bat from my daughter's book, but it turned out a little more cutesy - which is fine by me! http://fowlsinglefile.blogspot.com/2010/10/as-spooky-as-crochet-can-be.html
pingback_botpingback_bot on March 11th, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC)
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Dr. Nightshadecleodhna on April 17th, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC)
You're so kind to post this! Thanks to you I've been able to make this rather cute little Cthulhu:
I hope this image works

He's definitely a beta, but your wings are just the very thing for which I was looking. Thank you!
shala_beadsshala_beads on April 17th, 2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
I was able to see it by opening the image in a new tab. *grins* That's adorable. Funny thing is, the project I was working on the wings for is a Cthulhu! Yours is much cuter though.