I don’t know how to stop crocheting things to cover Yoplait Oui jars. I eat so much yogurt and the cute little jars are piling up in my craft bin!

I have big plans for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I wanted to give you one more pattern to make before Halloween. This will take you like an hour or so to make. If you’ve already made the Glowing Ghosts (click through for pattern), they’ll have a cool new buddy to hang out with.

And yes, I know technically it’s not Crochet Frankenstein, but Crochet Dr. Frankenstein’s monster. That’s kind of a mouthful. So let’s pretend Dr. Frankenstein named his monster Frankenstein Jr. 🙂

Crochet Frankenstein Upcycled Halloween Craft

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Supplies Needed

  • Oui by Yoplait jar, emptied, labels removed, and washed
  • Small amount of green worsted weight yarn and black worsted weight yarn – I used some random green and black from my stash. Note that if you use a dark green like I did, your Crochet Frankenstein won’t glow. If you want yours to glow, use a lighter green.
  • Size G crochet hook
  • 12 mm safety eyes
  • Small amount of black embroidery floss
  • Yarn needle and needle for stitching embroidery floss
  • Battery operated tealight candle – I found mine in a two pack at Dollar Tree
  • Wire Snips

Crochet Instructions

Frankenstein is worked from the top down in continuous rounds.

  1. With green yarn, make a magic loop.
  2. sc 6 into magic loop
  3. inc around (12)
  4. sc 1, inc around (18)
  5. sc 2, inc around (24)
  6. sc 3, inc around (30)
  7. sc 4, inc around (36)
  8. sc 5, inc around (42)
  9. In BLO, sc around (42)
  10. sc around for 14 rows (42)
  1. Break yarn, weave in ends.
  2. With black yarn, make a magic loop.
  3. sc 6 into magic loop
  4. inc around (12)
  5. sc 1, inc around (18)
  6. sc 2, inc around (24)
  7. sc 3, inc around (30)
  8. sc 4, inc around (36)
  9. sc 5, inc around (42)
  10. In BLO, sc around (42)
  11. sc around (42)
  12. BEGIN WORKING FLAT (back and forth rows)
  13. sc 29, ch 1, turn
  14. sc 28, ch 1, turn for five rows
  15. break yarn, leave long tail for sewing


Making Up Instructions

  • Weave in your yarn tail, and sew the hair onto the head. When you stitch the hair on across his forehead, instead of following the hairline, make little hair fringes like this by stitching down toward Frank’s face. Alternate between stitching through one row down from hairline and two rows down from hairline.

  • Insert 12 mm safety eyes between rows 4 and 5, counting up from the bottom. Each eye should be 2 stitches in from the hair edge.
  • Using wire snips, trim the stems off of the safety eyes.
  • Stitch on a mouth using embroidery floss.
  • Slide crochet Frankenstein over the jar and pat his head flat. Nice monster, don’t bite please!
  • Enjoy your new friend!

If you like Frankenstein, you will LOVE this reflective trick or treat bag back I made a couple of years ago.

If you liked this project, I’d love it if you pinned and shared!

With just a little bit of yarn and about an hour of time, you can make this adorable crochet Frankenstein to dress up your Halloween mantel. This quick Halloween craft would be a great hostess gift or teacher gift as well!

Here are some other cute patterns you might like:

Lalylala Four Seasons – Halloween

Frankenstein newborn Halloween photo prop

Crochet Frankenstein amigurumi



Happy hooking!


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