Halloween Ghost

Christmas is my favorite holiday. This time of the year, I start thinking about Christmas presents that I want to make for people, and Christmas decorations that I can create patterns for. But I have a couple of daughters who love Halloween so much, and they hate it when I’m already focusing on Christmas this early in the fall. So I wanted to do a quick project for Halloween. I was thinking something fairly simple that could be completed easily in 1 day. This little ghost popped into my head.

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This really is a simple and quick pattern, and it doesn’t use a lot of materials. I actually used some leftover yarn that I had here from a hat that I made years ago. I’ve got a lot of safety eyes, including googly safety eyes, but I hadn’t found the perfect project for them yet. So I made 2 ghosts, one for my grandson and one for my daughter.

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Of course, you could also just embroider eyes on with thread or black yarn. So here’s a quick weekend project for you to make in the spirit of Halloween.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

I (5.25mm) crochet hook

Any worsted weight yarn. Red Heart yarns work well for stuffies, although I think this leftover yarn I used was Big Twist.

15mm safety eyes

Black embroidery thread or yarn (if you choose to do a mouth)

Yarn needle

Poly-fil

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Body:

ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch , repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Rows 8-27: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Tie off, leaving open at the bottom.

Bottom:

ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch , repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Tie off

Arm Flaps:

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Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (10 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (10 stitches)

Row 3: Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, dec in last 2 stitches, ch 1, turn. (8 stitches)

Row 4: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (8 stitches)

Row 5: Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, dec in last 2 stitches, ch 1, turn. (6 stitches)

Row 6: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (6 stitches)

Row 7: Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, dec in last 2 stitches, ch 1, turn. (4 stitches)

Row 8: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (4 stitches)

Row 9: Dec in first 2 stitches, dec in last 2 stitches, ch 1, turn. (2 stitches)

Row 10: Sc in each stitch across, tie off. (2 stitches)

Attach eyes and stuff body with poly-fil. With the bottom facing you, sc around the bottom, sewing it onto the body.

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Position the arm flaps and sew onto the body using your yarn needle. You can lay the flaps down flat against the body, or pose them however you want.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any ghosts of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating, and I’d love to see the different ways that people make these. Happy Halloween!

 

 

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