Everyday is Halloween!

It’s October 1st, which means it’s my favorite month of the year!  Every since I was young, I’ve loved October – cooler days, falling leaves, pumpkin everything, and especially all sorts of spooky things to celebrate Halloween!  Whether it’s listening to an old favorite song, watching a favorite movie or visiting our local haunted houses, every October I’m ready to celebrate.

And a lot of our IDP designers have gotten into the spirit – check out some of these great patterns to get started on before the 31st shows up.

First off, the marvelous Joanna Rankin has several patterns that are perfect this time of year.

October also means the return of a favorite TV show The Walking Dead – and to get in the mood, perhaps you’ll need her fun zombie socks The Socking Dead.  These fantastic stranded socks are perfect for keeping your toes warm, whether you’re out hunting zombies or just curled up on the couch watching Michonne & company do it for you.

Maybe you’re short on a mask for a Halloween party?  Joanna’s got you covered there too.

Choose between her Bat Mask & Hat


…or her Beard pattern! (A couple of years ago, the entire staff here at KP made these for our Halloween costume!)

Another favorite IDP designer, Camille Chang, has a great series of spooky patterns as well!  My personal favorite is her Neck Bones Scarf – a double knit skull & crossbones scarf that’s sure to keep you warm if you need to venture out in chilly temperatures.

If you like to surround yourself with cute but spooky toys like I do, Deja Jetmir has a fantastic collection of crochet projects in her Wonderfully Horrific Crochet eBook!

Personally, my favorite is the cute little bat!  But there’s something here for any Halloween fan – 14 patterns, plus lots accessories to go with them.

Another great eBook to check out this time of year is Ghosts by Teresa Gregorio.

In this fantastically researched eBook, Teresa explores how different cultures view ghosts – and includes 11 patterns inspired by them.  I really loved reading this book since I’m a bit of a history nerd, plus the lovely patterns are such a bonus!

So I hope this gives you some projects to get started on before the big day arrives!  What are some of your favorite spooky patterns?