“Velcoming” my Vampire Button-On Appliqué! Attach this vampire to a ½-inch black button to give him a nose and add a frighteningly cute embellishment to your next Halloween project.
This vampire button-on appliqué pattern is written to fit a standard ½-inch black button.
The vampire button-on appliqué is about 2½ inches in diameter.
– Size 3.00 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
– Worsted weight (4) acrylic yarn in Light Purple (I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Pale Plum.)
– Worsted weight (4) acrylic yarn in Black (I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Black.)
– Worsted weight (4) acrylic yarn in White (I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in White.)
– Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
– Stitch markers
– Measuring tape
– ch = chain
– chs = chains
– sc = single crochet
– sc2tog = single crochet 2 together (single crochet decrease)
– slst = slip stitch
– st = stitch
– sts = stitches
3 rounds wide of sc = ½ inch
- The vampire button-on appliqué is made in continuous rounds. Do not join continuous rounds unless otherwise stated. Simply work the first stitch of each round in the first stitch of the previous round. Attach a stitch marker to mark rounds and move marker as you complete each round.
- When changing color, join the new color while completing the last sc (single crochet) of the previous color (by pulling through the new color when you have two loops on the hook in the previous color to complete the final sc).
- Brackets [ ] indicate portions of the pattern to be repeated.
*The vampire head is worked in continuous rounds. Work first stitch of round in first stitch of previous round. Use a stitch marker if needed.
Round 1: With light purple yarn, make a magic ring, ch 1, work 8 sc in ring, pull ring closed. (8 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around. (16 sc)
Round 3: 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, sc in next st, ch 3, sk 1 st, sc in next st, sc in next st, repeat [2sc in next st, sc in next st] 5 times. (24 sc)
Round 4: Sc in first 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 4 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next st, 2 sc in next, repeat [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next] 5 times. (32 sc)
Round 5: Repeat [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 8 times. (40 sc)
*As you complete Round 6, mark the 17th stitch of Round 6 with a stitch marker. This will help when you get to Round 7.
Round 6: Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat [sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] 3 times, sc in next st, pulling through black yarn once you have two loops of light purple on hook to complete sc, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat [sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] 3 times, sc in next st, pulling through light purple yarn once you have two loops of black on hook to complete sc, sc in last 2 sts, fasten off and weave in ends. (48 sc)
*The vampire head is almost complete. Follow the directions below to do the edging that creates the ears and the rest of the hair. We will call this Round 7 of the head. Round 7 is not worked the whole way around the head.
Round 7: Attach light purple yarn to the 17th st of Round 6, ch 1, sc in same st (17th st of Round 6) and in next 5 sts (pulling through black yarn to complete the 5th single crochet stitch), with black yarn now on hook, sc in next 24 sts around (pulling through light purple yarn to complete the 24th single crochet stitch), with light purple yarn now on hook, sc in next 5 sts around, work 1 sc and 1 slst in next st (this should be the 4th st of Round 6), fasten off and weave in loose ends. (36 sc)
*The vampire head is now complete. Follow the directions below to make the triangle hair piece and teeth.
Triangle Hair Piece (Make 1)
*Use your 3.00 mm hook and black worsted weight yarn to make the hair piece.
Row 1: With black yarn, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 3 chs. (4 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc2tog. (2 sc2tog)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, Sc2tog, fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto head. (1 sc2tog)
Tooth (Make 2)
Row 1: With white yarn, ch 2, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto head. (2 sc)
*You should now have 1 triangle hair piece and 2 teeth. Follow the directions below to assemble the rest of the face, by attaching the hair piece, stitch the eyebrows and eyes, and attaching the teeth.
- Use your tapestry needle and long tail you left on the triangle hair piece to attach the hairpiece to the center of the top of the head (in the center of the black stitches from Round 6 of the head). Once you are satisfied with the placement, secure your yarn on the back of the work.
- Next, use your tapestry needle and black yarn to stitch on the eyebrows. Once you are satisfied with the eyebrows, secure your yarn on the back of the work. **I placed the eyebrows over Rounds 3 and 4 of the head. I used two stitches for each eyebrow to create an upside down V shape. I made the point at the top of each eye in between Rounds 3 and 4 of the head and almost even with the bottom “point” of the hair triangle.
- Stitch on the eyes using your black yarn and tapestry needle. Secure your yarn when you are finished. **I made each eye with two small vertical stitches right on top of each other, centered right underneath the eyebrows.
- Attach the two teeth next, using your tapestry needle and the long tails you left on the teeth. The teeth should be attached to Round 6 of the head, underneath the eyes. Once you have attached the teeth, make sure to secure your yarn on the back of the work. **I attached the outer side of each tooth to the 8th light purple stitch over from the last black stitch on each respective side of the head. (The outer side of the left tooth should be attached to the 6th stitch of Round 6 of the head and the outer side of the right tooth should be attached to the 15th stitch of Round 6 of the head.)
- Once you are satisfied with the appearance and positioning of the triangle hair piece, eyebrows, eyes, and teeth, secure and weave in the loose ends on the back of the work.
***Once you finish weaving in all loose ends and securing your yarn on the back, your vampire button-on appliqué is ready to be placed on a ½-inch black button!
TIP: Press the appliqué with an iron using a press cloth for protection to help it lay flat and keep its shape.
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