Halloween has always been one of my Favorite Holidays to celebrate! As I am on the computer I am now listening to Halloween songs! I wanted to come up with some decorations for Fall and Halloween around the house and of course it was going to be crocheted! 🙂 This Pumpkin set was fun to play around with and simple to make.
Another aspect of Halloween I love is the Jack-O-Lanterns and Ghosts! On another note seeing that I already had the pumpkins done and I figured it would not be too difficult to add felt on them to create jack-o-lanterns! The Ghosts on the other hand were a different matter. It took me some time to figure out a design for them. I had the most trouble figuring out the bottom of the ghost, but as you can see I did eventually win and I finished them!
Another aspect of Fall and Halloween I like are Scarecrows but I have yet to tackle that creative challenge. It is on my list of things of decorating items I would like to make! I have promised myself that when time allows I will cross this off of my list…. okay time management is for another subject. lol
Here a Few Fun Facts about Halloween!
Did you ever wonder how Orange and Black came to represent Halloween Colors?
Black and orange are typically associated with Halloween. Orange is a symbol of strength and endurance and, along with brown and gold, stands for the harvest and autumn. Black is typically a symbol of death and darkness and acts as a reminder that Halloween once was a festival that marked the boundaries between life and death.
The First Jack O’Lantern
The Irish carved Turnips and put coals or small candles inside. They were placed outside their homes on All Hallow’s Eve to ward off evil spirits. They were also known to use potatoes and Rutabagas.
When Irish Immigrants came to America, they quickly discovered that Jack O’Lanterns were much easier to carve out and began using them. This truly neat tradition quickly spread to the general population in America and elsewhere.
Others believe that the first Jack O’Lanterns came from the Story of Stingy Jack.
The custom of wearing costumes or masks comes from the Celtic tradition of young men impersonating evil spirits by dressing in white costumes and blackened faces or masks in attempt to ward off the spirits.
Hope you enjoyed my little trip into Halloween! Thanks for stopping by 🙂