Photo frame -crochet Halloween Frankenstein and pumpkins

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free pattern Frankenstein photo frame

Halloween is coming and after all Christmas projects ( you can check them here ) we decide to make a last minute pattern to share with you. I really like all crochet home decor stuffs… And from really really long time wanted to try making something new like this crochet photo frame. All crochet photo frames which i saw were so cute, so I decide to give it a try and what best from pumpkins and Frankenstein for Halloween. Here in our country we still dont have so much people celebrating this and to make a Halloween costume was not for me. I made the pumpkins just to decorate the picture for photo frames and told to my self why not to share the pattern for them too….So take your hook and yarn and let’s crochet some Halloween photo frames.

The Yarn

For Frankenstein photo frame I used Schachenmayr Catania solid yarn in these colors : grey, black, purple and brown. You can use Sport weight / 4 ply mercerized cotton yarn. The yarn must be thick not soft one. I really like how thick this yarn is and it is really suitable for this project. You can use Drops Paris, Rico creative cotton essential, Paintbox cotton dk, Stylecraft cotton and etc…

Pattern :

For Frankenstein photo frame materials we will need are :

  • The selected yarn in needed colors
  • – Crochet hook size 3mm/ US E size
  • – polifiber fill for stuffing 
  • cardboard of plastic circle 
  • tapestry needle
  •  scissors
ABBREVIATIONS :

sc– single crochet    dc – double crochet    ch(s) – chain(s)

st(s) – stitch(es) MR – magic ring dec – decrease- sc2tog

inc- increase- 2 sc in next st   BLO – works in back loops only

** – repeat instructions in the ** indicated times

Special stitch section :

1. Puff stitch – make dc5tog in 1 stitch – 5 dc stitches made together in 1 stitch

2. When the number of stitches is written :

– in front of stitch – 3 sc – it means – make 3 sc in next st

– back of the stitch – sc 3 – it means – make sc in next 3 sts

Tips and advise :

1. The photo frame is made safe and without using any wire or rock stuff that can hurt your child. To be more durable and it can stay still you must use more tick yarn.(not soft one) Such as mercerized cotton, worsted weight cotton/ acrylic yarn.

2. If your crochet is more loose use smaller hook so your work will be more tensed.

3. I used Schachenmayr Catania solids and 3mm crochet hook. Size of the photo frame is 22 cm / 8.6 inch

4. Use cardboard to make the bottom or use your child plastic plate. I used plastic play set plate of my child : ) šŸ™‚ .You can even put some seeds or dry flowers in pack to make the frame not only look good but smell nice as well.

5. When you sew ring to the body make sure that you have sewn it from all side. It must be centered so it won’t fold back or front.

6. The () in the end of each row/round indicates the number of stitches that you should have in the end.

cardboard tips
how to make a cardboard
Frankenstein photo frame boots (make 2) Start with brown color

Rnd 1: Ch 8, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 5 sts, 3 sc in last st, continue on opposite side, sc in next sts, sc in last st, join with sl.t on top of 1st st. (16)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in base of initial ch-1, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in each of next 3 sts, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in last st, , join with sl.t on top of 1st st. (22)
Rnd 3: ch 1, sc in base of initial ch-1, * 2 sc in next st, sc in next st rep from * to * 2 times, sc in next 5 sts, * 2 sc in next st, sc in next st *rep from * to * 3 times, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in last st, join with sl.t on top of 1st st. (28)
Rnd 4: ch 1, sc in base of initial ch-1, sc in next st, * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts *rep from * to * 2 times, sc in next 5 sts, * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts *rep from * to * 3 times, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in last st, join with sl.t on top of 1st st. (34)
Rnd 5: ch 1, sc in base of initial ch-1, sc in each st around, join with sl.t on top of 1st st. (34)
Rnd 6: ch 1, sc in base of initial ch-1, sc in each st around, join with sl.t on top of 1st st.Work in BLO. (34)
Rnd 7-8: ch 1, sc in base of initial ch-1, sc in each st around, join with sl.t on top of 1st st. (34)
Rnd 9: ch 1, sc in base of initial ch-1, sc in next 14 sts, * dec 1, sc in next 2 sts *rep from * to * 3 times, sc in next 7 sts, join with sl.t on top of 1st st. (31)
Rnd 10: ch 1, sc in base of initial ch-1, sc in each st around, join with sl.t on top of 1st st. (31)
Rnd 11: ch 1, sc in base of initial ch-1,sc in next 13 sts, dec 4, sc in next 9 sts, join with sl.t on top of 1st st. (27)
Rnd 12: ch 1, sc in base of initial ch-1, sc in next 10 sts, dec 4, sc in next 8 sts, join with sl.t on top of 1st st. (23)
Rnd 13: ch 1, sc in base of initial ch-1, sc in next 8 sts, dec 5, sc in next 4 sts, join with sl.t on top of 1st st. (18)
Rnd 14: * sc in next st , dec 1 *rep 6 times, join with sl.t on top of 1st st. (12)
Switch to grey color yarn
Rnd 15:
sc in next st, inc 1 *rep 6 times, join with sl.t on top of 1st st. Work in BLO. (18)
Rnd 16: sc in each st around, join with sl.t on top of 1st st. (18)
Rnd 17: * sc in next 2 sts, inc 1 *rep 6 times, join with sl.t on top of 1st st. (24)
Rnd 18-23: sc in each st around, join with sl.st on top of 1st st. (24)

Hair of Frankenstein photo frame

Row 1: ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in rem chs across, ch 1, turn (12)
Row 2-24: sc in each st across. Work in BLO. (12)

Head ring of photo frame-Work in continues spiral round.

-with green color yarn
Rnd 1: start with MR and make 6 sc into it. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3-90: sc in each st around (12)
If you use DK weight yarn make the ring from rnd 1-72. If you crochet it till 90 it will be too big.
Stuff the ring as you crochet along. The stuffing will be more even and well stuffed. Do not fill the beggining and ending too much as we will sew both side together to form a ring.
To form the ring insert the beggining side in the open ending side and sew the ending on the beggining. We will have ring formed. Check the picture bellow:
Use black string or piece of yarn and make 1 vertical line , crossed with 2 or 3 horizontal lines- as there is injury that has been sewn.

Back of head ( photo frame back)- work in continues round.

-with your which color – I used green.
Rnd 1: start with MR and make 6 sc into it. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: * sc in next st , inc 1 rep 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: sc in next st, in 1, * sc in next st , inc 1 *rep 5 times, sc in next st (24)
Rnd 5: * sc in next 3 sts , inc 1 *rep 6 times, sc in next st (30)
Rnd 6: sc in next 2 sts, inc 1, * sc in next sts, inc 1
rep 5 times, sc in next 2 sts (36)
Rnd 7: * sc in next 5 sts , inc 1 rep 6 times, sc in next st (42)
Rnd 8: sc in next 3 sts, inc 1, * sc in next 6 sts, inc 1 *rep 5 times, sc in next 3 sts (48)
Rnd 9 : * sc in next 7 sts , inc 1 *rep 6 times (54)
Rnd 10: sc in next sts, inc 1,
sc in next 8 sts, inc 1 *rep 5 times, sc in next 4 sts (60)
Rnd 11: * sc in next 9 sts , inc 1 *rep 6 times (66)
Fasten off.

Buttons ( make 2 )

– grey color yarn
Rnd 1: Start with MR, secure with slip knot, ch 2, make 8 dc into the ring, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch-2. (9)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around, join with sl.st on top of 1st st. (18)
Rnd 3: sc in each st around, join with sl.st on top of 1st st. Work in BLO. (18)
Rnd 4: dec 9, join with sl.st on top of 1st st. Work in BLO. (9)
Rnd 5-6: sc in each st around, join with sl.st on top of 1st st. (9)
Rnd 7-10: sc in next 2 sts, sl.st in next 3 sts, sc in next 4 sts, join on top of 1st st. (9)

Body/bottom of the frame – work in continues spiral rounds

– with grey color yarn
Rnd 1: start with MR and make 6 sc into it. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: * sc in next st , inc 1 rep 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: sc in next st, in 1, * sc in next st , inc 1 *rep 5 times, sc in next st (24)
Rnd 5: * sc in next 3 sts , inc 1 *rep 6 times, sc in next st (30)
Rnd 6: sc in next 2 sts, inc 1, * sc in next sts, inc 1
rep 5 times, sc in next 2 sts (36)
Rnd 7: * sc in next 5 sts , inc 1 rep 6 times, sc in next st (42)
Rnd 8: sc in next 3 sts, inc 1, * sc in next 6 sts, inc 1 *rep 5 times, sc in next 3 sts (48)
Rnd 9 : * sc in next 7 sts , inc 1 *rep 6 times (54)
Rnd 10: sc in next sts, inc 1,
sc in next 8 sts, inc 1 rep 5 times, sc in next 4 sts (60)
Rnd 11: sc in each st around. Work in BLO. (60)
Rnd 12-15: sc in each st around (60)
Rnd 16: * sc in next 8 sts, dec 1 *rep 6 times (54)
Take the cardboard. Put the body piece that we have crochet till now and make a circle around it which will be your bottom part of the body that we will insert inside so the frame will stand still.
Insert the circle we made of cardboard or plastic plate/ circle
Rnd 17- 19: sc in each st around (54)
Rnd 20: * sc in next 7 sts, dec 1 *rep 6 times (48)
Rnd 21-22: sc in each st around (48)
Rnd 23: * sc in next 6 sts, dec 1 *rep 6 times (42)
Rnd 24: sc in each st around (42)
Rnd 25: * sc in next 5 sts. dec 1 *rep 6 times (36)
Rnd 26: sc in each st around (36)
Rnd 27: * sc in next sts, dec 1 *rep 6 times (30)
Rnd 28: sc in each st around . Start filling the body (30)
Rnd 29:
sc in next 3 sts, dec 1 rep 6 times (24)
Rnd 30:
sc in next 2 sts, dec 1 *rep 6 times (18)
Rnd 31: * sc in next st, dec 1 *rep 6 time (12)
Rnd 32: dec 6 (6)
Fasten off.

Frankenstein photo frame hands – Hands are worked in continues spiral rounds.

– start with green color yarn
Rnd 1: Start with MR and make 5 sc into it. (5)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 3: * sc in next st, inc 1 *rep 5 times (15)
Rnd 4: * sc in next 2 sts, inc 1 *rep 5 times (20)
Rnd 5-7: sc in each st around (20)
Rnd 8: 1 puff st in 1st st, sc in next 9 sts, dec 1, sc in next 8 sts (19)
Rnd 9: dec 1, sc in next 8 sts, dec 1, sc in next 7 sts (17)
Rnd 10: dec 1, sc in next 7 sts, dec 1, sc in next 6 sts (15)
Rnd 11-17: sc in each st around (15)
Switch to purple color yarn
Rnd 18-21: sc in each st around (15)
Rnd 22: * sc in next st, dec 1 *rep 5 times (10)
Rnd 23: sc in each st around (10)

Joining the photo frame and its elements:
  • Sew the boots in the front part of the body. Leave 10-15 sts space between them.
  • Sew hair onto the ring. Place the hair in the middle of the ring.
  • Sew back circle to the ring. It must be sewn flat.
  • Sew buttons on both sides of the head ring. The side that we have made slip stitches must be pointing up. So the buttons will point straight not upwards or downwards.
  • Sew ring onto the body. The place that we have joined both ends of the ring is your middle for your sewing. To make the ring stay still without folding back or front we must sew the bottom and the ring through 6-8 cm long horizontal line. You must sew it from the front to the sides and then the back part.
  • Sew hands on both sides right under the ring.
    Insert your picture …
    Voila you can keep your Halloween memories in the perfect frame Enjoy it.

If you like this Frankenstein photo frame pattern, don’t forget to check the other both patterns on my Etsy shop by clicking the pictures below :

The Pumpkin Pattern :

For this project I used cotton/acrylic yarn 50/50. 3mm crochet hook size, tapestry needle for sewing all the parts and polifiber for stuffing.

Big one : In this pattern we will work in continues spiral rounds.For big one use yellow color and for small one grey color yarn. Repeat Rnd 1-9 for small one and then continue working Rnd 12 to 24 and than continue with Rnd 27 to 35. End

Rnd 1 : Start with MR, and secure with sl.knot than make 6 sc into the circle(6)

Rnd 2: * inc * rep 6 times.(12)

Rnd 3: * 1 sc in next st, inc in next st * rep 6 times (18)

Rnd 4: * 1 sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st * rep 6 times (24)

Rnd 5: * 1 sc in next 3 sts, inc in next st * rep 6 times (30)

Rnd 6: * 1 sc in next 4 sts, inc in next st * rep 6 times (36)

Rnd 7: * 1 sc in next 5 sts, inc in next st * rep 6 times (42)

Rnd 8: * 1 sc in next 6 sts, inc in next st * rep 6 times (48)

Rnd 9: * 1 sc in next 7 sts, inc in next st * rep 6 times (54)

Rnd 10: * 1 sc in next 8 sts, inc in next st * rep 6 times (60)

Rnd 11: * 1 sc in next 9 sts, inc in next st * rep 6 times (66)

Rnd 12- 24: sc in each st all around(66)

Rnd 25: * sc in next 9 sts, dec * rep 6 times(60)

Rnd 26: * sc in next 8 sts, dec * rep 6 times(54)

Rnd 27: * sc in next 7 sts, dec * rep 6 times(48)

Rnd 28: * sc in next 6 sts, dec * rep 6 times(42)

Rnd 29: * sc in next 5 sts, dec * rep 6 times(36)

Rnd 30: * sc in next 4 sts, dec * rep 6 times(30)

Rnd 31: * sc in next 3 sts, dec * rep 6 times(24)

Rnd 32: * sc in next 2 sts, dec * rep 6 times(18)

Rnd 33: * sc in next 1 sts, dec * rep 6 times(12). Fill with polifiber.

Rnd 34: *  dec * rep 6 times(6)

Rnd 35: * dec * rep 3 times(3) End. Take the same yarn and tapestry needle, then insert the needle to center which is under the pumpkin and pull through don’t tight it too much just to form the pumpkin. Repeat this 5 or 6 times. End

Vines of pumpkin (green color yarn) :

*Ch 13, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each st across. * rep 4 times for the big one and 3 times for small one. End

Stem of pumpkin (brown color yarn) :

Start with MR, secure with sl.knot and make 7 sc into it.

Rnd 1- 8: sc in each st all around.End

Sew firstly the vines arond the center on the pumpkin, then the stem.

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