Small Crochet Vampire Free Pattern
Viktor the crochet vampire, our not-so-spooky Kozu Palm Pal mini crochet doll, is ready for Halloween. He’s a nice guy – the drinking blood is just for survival, not out of malice! lol
Then last week, I was reading the book My Head Teacher is a Vampire Rat by Pamela Butchart to Kozu and Juna (by the way, it’s a great series for kids – the boys and I love it!). We learnt lots of “facts” about vampires through the book (they are repelled by garlic, they burn to a crisp in sunlight, they hiss before they attack, and many more gems – lol). And so I just HAD to crochet a vampire!
Of course, as always when inspiration strikes, I dropped EVERYTHING, grabbed my hook and yarn, and began to crochet! And I just LOVE how this little amigurumi vampire turned out. Like seriously – I can’t stop looking at him and squealing with delight! I hope you love this little crochet vampire guy as much as I do.
About this Crochet Vampire Pattern
This amigurumi vampire is approximately 4.5 inches tall. He was designed using DK yarn but you can use any yarn you like with the relevant hook – the size may just vary. (I would love to see someone crochet this vampire in a chunky yarn – how cool would that be!)
You can crochet this vampire in just two hours – so he is a really quick project for Halloween!
I chose to give him a soft and sweet expression. I always associate vampires with the cute Count Dracula from Sesame Street and so I just couldn’t make him scary.
But feel free to make him spooky! When I showed Viktor to Juna, his only critique of this vampire was his expression. He said the eyebrows made him look not-so-scary and then proceeded to arch his own eyebrows inwards to show me how a scary vampire should be! Lol.
So, following Juna’s advice, you can arch his eyebrows to make him scary. One of our pattern testers gave her crochet vampire red highlights around his eye to make him look extra spooky. So have fun with it!
Since he’s part of the Kozu Palm Pals series, you can switch his hair with any of the other Kozu Palm Pals crochet dolls. (Hey, not all vampires have the same hair! Lol.)
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Crochet Vampire Free Pattern
This pattern is for your personal use only and cannot be sold, copied, or reproduced in anyway without permission from the designers. You may sell finished objects made from this pattern but please give credit to chaicoffeecrochet.com as the pattern designers.
Tools and Supplies You Will Need
- Yarn: You need a very small amount of DK yarn in skin colour, black, white, brown, and red.
- 2.5 mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- Stitch marker
- Polyfill stuffing
- Two 6 mm safety eyes
- Embroidery thread: A small amount of black for eyebrows and light pink for lips.
Stitches Used and Abbreviations
This pattern is written in US terms and crocheted in continuous rounds, unless specified otherwise.
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: single crochet
INV DEC: invisible decrease
INC: two SC in the same stitch
BLO: back loops only
HDC: half double crochet
HDC INC: two HDC in the same stitch
HDC DEC: half double crochet decrease
DC: double crochet
TR: Triple crochet
How to Crochet a Vampire
Begin with brown.
Stuff legs lightly as you go.
Round 1: 6 SC into a magic circle (6)
Change to black
Round 2: SC around in BLO (6)
Round 3-6 (4 rounds): SC around (6).
Fasten off. Make sure that you’ve pulled the magic circle tight so that stuffing doesn’t escape from it.
Repeat rounds 1-6 for the second leg but don’t fasten off.
Stuff as you go. Now we will begin joining the legs.
Round 7: Chain 2 and SC in the next unworked stitch of the first leg. Place a stitch marker in this stitch to mark the start of your round. SC in the remaining 5 stitches of the first leg until you reach the chain, SC in each of the 2 chains, SC in the 6 stitches of the next leg, and SC on the other side of each of the two chains until you reach your stitch marker. (16)
Round 8: SC in each stitch around (16)
Round 9: SC in each stitch around (16)
Change to white
Round 10:SC in each stitch in BLO (16)
Round 11-12 (2 rounds): SC in each stitch around (16)
Round 13: (2 SC, INV DEC) four times (12)
Round 14: (2 SC, INV DEC) three times (9)
Change to skin colour.
Round 15: (SC, INV DEC) three times (6)
Round 16: INC in each stitch around (12)
Round 17: (SC, INC) six times (18)
Round 18: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)
Round 19-23 (5 rounds): SC in each stitch around (24)
If you’re using safety eyes, insert them between Rounds 20 and 21, four stitches apart.
Ensure that you have stuffed the body well, especially the neck. I use the back of a scissor to get the stuffing in but you can use anything small enough to really push the stuffing in to ensure that the neck is firm! Continue stuffing the head.
Round 24: (2 SC, INV DEC) six times (18)
Round 25: (SC, INV DEC) six times (12)
Ensure that you have stuffed the head well.
Round 26: INV DEC six times (6)
Fasten off and leave a long tail. Insert needle in front loop of each stitch and pull tight to close. Using the tail, embroider the nose one row below the eyes.
Arms (make 2)
Do not stuff
Begin with skin colour.
Round 1: 4 SC into a magic circle (4)
Change to white
Round 2-6 (5 rounds): SC around (4)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew onto the body between Round 13 and 14.
Ears (make 2)
Using skin colour yarn.
Round 1: 1 SC inside a magic circle
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Using black yarn.
Round 1: 6 SC into a magic circle
Round 2: INC in each stitch around (12)
Round 3: (SC, INC) six times (18)
Round 4: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)
Round 5-8 (4 rounds): SC around (24)
Note: The hair cap width can vary based on the yarn that you’re using so try it onto your doll’s head and see if you want to increase or decrease rounds here before working on the final round.
Round 9: 20 SC, DC, TR, Chain, TR, DC and sl st to the first SC of the round.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Pin the hair cap onto your vampire doll.
Sew the ears onto the head in line with the hair cap, approximately 2-3 stitches away from the eyes. Sew on the hair cap and use the yarn tail remaining to embroider sideburns in front of his ears. Embroider on the mouth about a row below the nose.
Round 1: (Chain 1, 2 SC, Chain 1, sl st) twice into a magic circle.
Fasten off and leave a long tail. Wrap the tail a few times around the middle of your bow tie and sew the bow tie onto the shirt.
The cape is crocheted in Rows. The two turning chains at the start of each row do not count as stitches.
Using black yarn.
Row 1: Chain 12. Starting from the third chain from the hook, 10 HDC. Turn. (10)
Row 2: Chain 2. 10 HDC. Turn. (10)
Row 3: Chain 2. 2 HDC DEC, 2 HDC, 2 HDC DEC. Turn (6)
Row 4: Chain 2. 6 HDC. Turn. (6)
Row 5: Chain 2. HDC INC, 4 HDC, HDC INC. Turn. (8)
Row 6: Chain 2. HDC INC, 6 HDC, HDC INC. Turn. (10)
Row 7: Chain 2. HDC INC, 8 HDC, HDC INC. Turn. (12)
Row 8-12 (5 Rows): Chain 2, 12 HDC. Turn. (12)
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Take a strand of black yarn and sew the cape onto your vampire by putting a couple stitches to attach it to the shoulder and toward the edge of the neck. Fold the collar of the cape down slightly.
Your small crochet vampire doll is complete!
We would love to see your crocheted vampires, so share them on our Facebook group Amigurumi with Chai Coffee Crochet or tag us on Instagram @chaicoffeecrochet We like to share a selection of makes from our patterns in our stories and highlights.
And don’t miss the rest of the small crochet dolls in our Kozu Palm Pals series.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I crochet a large crochet vampire?
If you’d like to increase the size of your crochet vampire, you can try making him with a thicker yarn and a larger hook. We’ve seen dolls in our Kozu Palm Pals series crocheted in blanket yarn and they do turn out so cute!
How do I crochet a scary crochet vampire?
We hear you. Sometimes you want to go for creepy Halloween amigurumi and this guy is just a little too cute! (He can’t help himself!) The good thing is that you can easily make a few changes to crochet a scary version of this little dude. One of our pattern testers added a red outline to the sides of his eyes that really added a bit of scare! You could also arch his eyebrows (isn’t it amazing how these little details can change the expression completely?), rather than leaving them straight as we did. Finally, use a little white embroidery thread and embroider two small vertical lines from his mouth for fangs. These little details really help create the exact vampire character that you want!
Is this crochet vampire pattern suitable for beginners?
The pattern is quite simple and can be (and has been) crocheted by beginners. The only part that’s a little tricky are the hands, which can get to be a bit fiddly to make.
What are some other fun Halloween amigurumi patterns?
If you enjoyed this, you can make a couple other adorable Halloween patterns from the same series: Zeena the mini crochet witch and Marvin the amigurumi Mummy. We also have the cutest little crochet ghost (and guess what – he’s completely no-sew!). Want to design your own monster (or better yet, have your favorite kid design theirs for Halloween)? Try our Mix & Match crochet monsters. Finally, don’t miss our awesome round up of Halloween amigurumi from some of our favourite designers.