Simple embroidery stitch that starts with a row of simple back stitches. With a blunt needle, the yarn is then looped through the stitches. This can be done on fabric, of course, but is also beautiful on knitted or crocheted pieces.
These are actually free applique patterns, but I'd love to do something for Halloween with this cat (garland?) There's also directions on how to applique, if the mood strikes! get some yourself some pawtastic adorable cat apparel!