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How to Crochet Bat Wings

By Jessica Ring ; Updated September 15, 2017
Use your crochet skills to make Halloween decorations.

Crocheted bats are a great decoration around the home for Halloween or as a present to a bat-loving friend. Crocheting a bat doll may seem difficult because of the intricate shape of the wings, but it is really a cinch if you know the basic crochet stitches. To make bat wings for a doll, you should know how to single crochet, double crochet, triple crochet and half-double crochet.

Make a slip stitch on the hook and pull it tight using your crochet hook and yarn.

Chain two stitches. Single crochet in the first stitch (the one farthest away from the hook).

Chain one stitch and turn the piece. Single crochet three times into the previous single-crochet stitch.

Chain one stitch and turn the piece again. Single crochet twice in the first stitch and once in the second stitch. For the third stitch, single crochet and double crochet once.

Chain one and turn. Single crochet twice in the first stitch, once in the next three stitches and twice in the last stitch.

Chain one and turn. Single crochet once in the first six stitches, then single crochet and double crochet once in the last stitch.

Chain one and turn. Single crochet twice in the first stitch, then single crochet once in the next seven stitches.

Chain one and turn. Single crochet in the first three stitches, then half-double crochet in the next stitch. Double crochet, triple crochet and double crochet in the sixth stitch. Half-double crochet in the seventh stitch. For the final stitch, double crochet and then triple crochet twice.

Chain one. Single crochet across the outer edge of the wing to smooth out the appearance. Finish off and weave in ends.

About the Author

Jessica Ring began writing and editing professionally in 2006 for "The Voice," her university's collegiate newspaper. She is a certified English teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in communication and English literature. She is currently in the process of obtaining her master's degree in education.