Crochet Carnival Costumes for Children for Bright Kids Parties

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Costumes are a must for the festive mood. There are so many occasions for crochet carnival costumes — Halloween, Christmas, birthdays, city fair, and even a photoshoot, and it’s very important for kids to look unique. You can take the easy way out and buy something or try to make a crochet costume. If you want to take a risk, your child will love their new outfit, and any party will be a lot of fun for both of you. Check out these ideas and get started right away!

Take a look at the examples below and search for links to free patterns under the pictures.

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1. Dino Hat & Tail

The crochet dinosaur outfit will give you the vibes of the “Land Before Time” series. The dino costume has two parts: a crocheted hat and a crocheted tail. Both are quick and easy to make. You’ll find the project easy to manage, even if it’s your first attempt. Don’t be afraid to start, the step-by-step crochet pattern will help you along the way!

  • DESIGNED by Yarnspirations Design Studio
  • PROJECT TYPE dinosaur costume for children
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A baby is wearing a pink dinosaur costume and hat.

Photos by Yarnspirations Design Studio / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

2. Carnival Mask Mickey Mouse

This crochet accessory is for those who like their costumes to be simple and aesthetic rather than bright and festive. Easy to make, this carnival mask is a great idea for when there’s only a few days left and you need to create something quickly. The project is suitable for beginners and allows you to practice basic crochet techniques. Add a red bow, and it will be a Minnie Mouse carnival mask! Check out the free crochet pattern to get started.

  • DESIGNED by Alina Bratash
  • PROJECT TYPE Mickey Mouse ears mask
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of mickey mouse ears with red bows.

Photos by Alina Bratash / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

3. Baby Crochet Witch Costume

A themed costume that will give your little one all the spooky vibes of Halloween. This is a detailed witch costume project designed specifically for beginning crocheters. Although the level of the project is intermediate, the step-by-step crochet instructions make it easy to complete. You’ll learn a variety of important techniques with this project. Follow the directions and see how it works.

  • DESIGNED by Lovable loops
  • PROJECT TYPE Halloween witch costume for girl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
Two pictures of a purple and black witch dress and a broom.

Photos by Lovable loops / lovableloops.com

Find the original free pattern on lovableloops.com.

4. Ladybug in Training

If your child is a ladybug fan, this festive costume is a match made in heaven! It has two parts and is easy to make. Intermediate crocheters will find this project interesting for personal improvement. Plus, it’s easy to dress and comfortable to wear, so your kids will be happy all night long. The step-by-step crochet ladybug costume instructions for this project are available for free download.

  • DESIGNED by DROPS design
  • PROJECT TYPE ladybug costume for children
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
Two pictures of a little girl wearing a ladybug costume.

Photos by DROPS design / garnstudio.com

Find the original free pattern on garnstudio.com.

5. Petite Mermaid Costume

Instead of buying a costume for your little one at the store, make one yourself! This mermaid design is not only cute, but also comfortable, so your child won’t feel any different from regular clothes. Plus, it’s a fun intermediate project to practice and hone your skills. See the free mermaid costume crochet pattern.

  • DESIGNED by Yarnspirations
  • PROJECT TYPE carnival costumes for girls
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a little girl wearing carnival costumes.

Photos by Yarnspirations / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

6. Baby Butterfly Costume

The little ones want to look festive for the holidays just like we do! This crochet costume will be comfortable for babies and the project will be fun for both of you. The pattern is made for intermediate crocheters and it will be good for you if you have some experience with similar projects. However, the pattern is free and very easy to follow, so give it a try.

  • DESIGNED by Amanda Saladin
  • PROJECT TYPE carnival costumes for kids
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a baby wearing a crocheted hat for carnival.

Photos by Amanda Saladin / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on lovelifeyarn.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

7. Crochet Sheep Costume

Halloween is coming! Create an adorable carnival baby costume with this step-by-step crochet pattern. The project is suitable for all crocheters, and it’s very adaptable. You can adjust the sizing to your needs by adjusting the initial number of stitches and adding extra stitches on subsequent rounds for a tighter or roomier fit. Get creative and let your imagination run wild with this charming DIY project. 

  • DESIGNED by Daisy Farm Crafts
  • PROJECT TYPE carnival costumes
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A baby wearing a crochet carnival sheep costume.

Photos by Daisy Farm Crafts / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on daisyfarmcrafts.com.

8. Crochet Jack-o-Lantern Halloween Costume

With this crochet ensemble, you can effortlessly create a flawless pumpkin-inspired Halloween look. It uses a special technique to beautifully mold the roundness of the pumpkin without filling. The comfortable design allows your little one to move around freely. The blanket yarn used in this outfit gives it a soft and cozy feel, perfect for a Halloween night to remember. Plus, the included hat is so comfortable, it’s sure to stay on throughout the festivities. The crochet pattern is free.

  • DESIGNED by Daisy Farm Crafts
  • PROJECT TYPE carnival costumes
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A baby in a jack o lantern crochet costume for a carnival.

Photos by Daisy Farm Crafts / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on daisyfarmcrafts.com.

9. Gingerbread Baby Set

Transform your little one into an adorable gingerbread character with this adorable crochet ensemble. Featuring a charming rickrack-trimmed vest, peppermint hat, and dapper bow tie, this one-piece romper promises unforgettable holiday photo opportunities. The project is designed for advanced crocheters, so start with some experience. The step-by-step crochet baby Christmas costume pattern is available on the original website.

  • DESIGNED by Yarnspirations 
  • PROJECT TYPE baby costumes
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL advanced
Two pictures of a baby in a knitted gingerbread carnival costume.

Photos by Yarnspirations / yarnspirations.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com.

10. Snowman Cutie Baby Set

Get your child ready for winter with this cozy crocheted snowman outfit. The hat has an attached scarf, while the puffy sweater is adorned with large coal-like buttons for comfort and warmth. Complete the look with adorable red boots with white cuffs and black soles. Your snowman will be the epitome of winter charm in this cozy ensemble! Download the free PDF crochet pattern from the original site and enjoy the process.

  • DESIGNED by Yarnspirations 
  • PROJECT TYPE baby costumes
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a baby wearing carnival costumes.

Photos by Yarnspirations / yarnspirations.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com.

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