Saturday, October 31, 2020

Trick or Treat Blog Hop 2020

Today I’m linking to Jo of Serendipitous Stitching for her annual Trick or Treat Blog Hop. (Find out more on Jo’s blog)

DH and I have never really celebrated Halloween ..... much ..... I could tell you about the year when our Halloween decorations almost set our porch on fire, tee hee, but we’re here for some stitching and a little crochet I couldn’t resist making this year!

Previously I’ve watched Jo's Blog Hops and collected a few Halloween cross stitch patterns, and this year  I stitched - Boo, a free pattern from Happiness is Cross Stitching.  Unfortunately I ran out of time and haven’t managed to make it into a “flat fold” ..... yet! I made one tiny change from the pattern though and stitched the little ghost in grey as I don’t think he’d have been visible at all!

On Instagram @chaicoffeecrochet I found this cute little witch - Zena! She is such a sweetie! There is a free pattern and you can find her and others on the blog Chai Coffee Crochet - here 

(Zeena is approximately 4.5" tall)


And I just couldn’t resist making this little guy:


There was a competition on Instagram but as my Howl didn't really meet any of the categories I didn't join in.

The free pattern for Howl can be found here at Cafe del Craft!

Zeena and Howl had great fun,
messing around at the photoshoot 

Oh, and one more thing, of course, the letter you’re looking for is: (and just imagine this bit is centred, because I can't find the centering thingy!!!!)


If you are taking part in the Hop, the next blog to visit is:

Thank you for popping in. Have a great Halloween!!

Stay Safe and well!


Barbara xxx


Isabel para ALROMASAR said...

At home we do not celebrate Halloween, although in recent years it is a custom that is penetrating among the younger population especially.
I like your details, especially that naughty crochet ghost.
Kisses from Spain

jocondine said...

Bonjour, Joyeuses fêtes d'Halloween !
Love a lot your "amigurumi", so cute ghost, the witch is great too, very trendy crochet work.
Thanks for the letter! xxx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in the Halloween Blog Hop this year.
The freebie is very cute and I love your little witch with her pet ghost! I have passed the links to a friend who crochets, along with a very heavy hint LOL

cheryl said...

"Howl" is just the cutest!
Happy Halloween!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

I love your crochet characters as well as your crossstitch. Thank you for the letter and Happy Halloween.

Diana Moriel said...

Oooh! I love everything! the cross stitching is lovely and that doll with her witch costume with the little ghost is sooooo cute!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Love your ghostly change in color and the little crochet characters are sweet

Magpie's Mumblings said...

We've never really done much to celebrate Halloween but I agree some of the decorations are fun. I love your wee Zeena and Howl -very cute! (if you're concerned about the ghost showing up in your Boo stitchery, perhaps you could outline stitch him (her?) with a slightly darker colour of thread - maybe single strand? )


Unos trabajos muy chulos... Halloween llegó a tu casa con pequeños detalles, la bruja y el fantasma tienen mucha complicidad... pasarán una noche divertida


Astrids dragon said...

A very sweet piece, stitching the ghost in grey was a good idea.
OMGoodness, Zeena and Howl are so adorable together, I love them!
Happy Halloween 🎃

Sheryl said...

Gorgeous little crochet witch, love her purple hat. Happy Halloween

A Patchwork of Crafts said...

That ghost is very cute. I have never managed to crochet with anything other can strips of plastic carrier bag, and that did not go too well so I am always super impressed with others skill.

Kim said...

All your Halloween makes are sweet! Love the pretty cross stitch.

Queeniepatch said...

You make Halloween such a cute holiday!

Tiffstitch said...

I love the witch! I have a friend that has a daughter Zeta that went trick or treating as a witch, who's also blonde! And she crochets! I'm sharing that pattern with her, thank you.

RONI said...

Crochet is one of those skills I'd really like to achieve one day, i started a waistcoat once and loat count so badly on each row across that it was half the size by the other side! I love the cute little ghost

Mary's Thread said...

Very cute seasonal crafting you have there!

FlashinScissors said...

RONI Thank you for your visit and comment! I cannot reply directly to you so I hope you return here again.
I struggled with crochet too when I first started but there are loads of tutorials on line these days to help you. One blog I found which helps tremendously is Planet June which you can find here: Although she is mainly for Amigurumi Crochet but the tutorials may still help!
Thank you for visiting!
Barbara xx

Beth in IL said...

Very fun stitches.

Clare-Aimetu said...

I love your crochet, so cute. I just popped by, I'm not hopping.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

I love your stitching. I think grey was a good choice for the ghost (so we can see him) and your crochet characters are wonderful :)

Faith... said...

Your stitched piece is cute. It has all the "scary" things for Halloween; a ghost, spider and bat! I especially love your Zeena and Howl though!

Christine said...

I love the little crochet ghost

beadgirl said...

I love the little ghost! I'll have to remember that for next year.

Katie said...

Finally have time to hop along. I just love your little Halloween crochet how adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Leonore Winterer said...

Oh, your crochet is just so cute! Thanks for the letter.