Mr. Batty the bat by Sonja van der Wijk

Mr. Batty the bat

Crochet
November 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
US
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This is a .pdf crochet pattern, written in standard American crochet terms. With this easy pattern, you can make a scary cute and realistic looking crochet bat. (It’s a common pipistrelle bat.)

Size
If you use the recommended yarn, your bat will have a wingspan of 18.5 inch/ 22 cm

Materials
For this crochet bat you’ll need worsted weight yarn (Lètt Lopi) and an E US/3.5 mm crochet hook. You’ll need two colours: sheep black and murky brown. You can make at least 4 bats with one skein of each colour. For the eyes I’ve used 7 mm animal eyes. You also need fibrefill to stuff the bat and I would recommend the use of pipe cleaners to make the wings steady, but only if the bat is not made for little children. Lopi colour numbers: 0052 and 1420.

The crochet pattern contains
An intro with useful info. List of materials, tools and accessories needed. Brand and colour numbers of the needed yarn. A clear and colour coded description of how to crochet and assemble the animal. Pictures and illustrations to help getting everything right. All my patterns are text edited for correct English and have been tested by an experienced crocheter before publishing.

Yarn
Istex Lett lopi. I strongly recommend using a fuzzy yarn because it gives the best result.

Gauge is unimportant for this pattern. If the pieces are crocheted tightly enough, they will not gape visibly when stuffed. You can make a little test swap to be sure.

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