Crochet Ghost

Categories: Decor, Crochet, Halloween

This little crochet ghost would be such a fun addition to any Halloween decor. He may not be very scary but he is pretty cute. He is not very big, only about 6 inches tall, and a quick and easy project to make. His face is made with small black safety eyes and a tiny scrap of black felt for the mouth, if you don’t have safety eyes you could easily substitute little circles of felt. He is crocheted “amigurumi style, single crocheting in the round without joining each round, just spiraling up. A little pouch of weighted stuffing beads in the base helps him stand up. The body and head are crocheted in one piece from the bottom up, the arms are crocheted separately and sewn on.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Poly-Fil ® Poly Pellets ® Weighted Stuffing Beads
Poly-Fil ® Premium Fiber Fill
Supplies
white worsted weight yarn (I used cotton yarn from Peaches and Cream)
G crochet hook
2- 9mm black safety eyes (or cut eyes from felt)
small scrap of black felt
scissors
yarn needle
scrap of fabric at least 6" square
sewing needle and thread
fabric glue or hot glue

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Instructions

  • stuffing beads pouch

Step One

The first thing you will need to do is make a little weighted pouch to stick in the bottom of your ghost. To do this cut a circle from your fabric scrap, about 6 inches in diameter.

Stitch around the outside of the circle with a running stitch. Once you have stitched all the way around the outside of the circle pull on the thread so that it gathers up to create a bowl type shape. Fill with some of the weighted stuffing beads, then pull tightly to close completely. stitch through the gathered section a few times to make sure there are no openings. Knot it and cut your thread.

  • weighted insert in ghost

Step Two

Next you will crochet the body section

Start with magic ring

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 3: [1 sc in first stitch, 2 sc in next] repeat around (18 sc)
Round 4: [1 sc in first 2 stitches, 2 sc in next] repeat around (24 sc)
Round 5: [1 sc in first 3 stitches, 2 sc in next] repeat around (30 sc)
Round 6: sc in each stitch around (30 sc)
Round 7: [1 sc in first 4 stitches, 2 sc in next] repeat around (36 sc)
Round 8-11: sc in each stitch around (36 sc)
Round 12: [1 sc in first 4 stitches, sc2tog]repeat around (30 sc)
Round 13: sc in each stitch around
Round 14: [1 sc in first 3 stitches, sc2tog] repeat around (24 sc)

Insert weighted pouch in bottom of ghost

Round 15: [1 sc in first stitch, sc2tog] repeat around (16 sc)
Round 16: [1 sc in first stitch, 2 sc in next] repeat around (24 sc)
Round 17: [1 sc in first 3 stitches, 2 sc in next] repeat around (30 sc)
Round 18-20: sc in each stitch around (30 sc)
Round 21: [sc in first 3 stitches, sc2tog] repeat around (24 sc)
Round 22: [sc in first 4 stitches, sc2tog] repeat around (20 sc)
Round 23: [sc in first 3 stitches, sc2tog] repeat around (16 sc)

Insert eyes about 3 rows down if using safety eyes, stuff, and continue stuffing as you finish the rest of the ghost

Round 24: sc in each stitch around (16 sc)
Round 25: [sc in first 2 stitches, sc2tog] repeat around (12 sc)
Round 26: sc in each stitch around
Round 27: sc2tog, 6 times (6 sc)

finish off and cut yarn, weave through the top row to cinch it together and weave in end, you can pinch the tip a little to get it to look the way you want

  • ghost arms

Step Three

Make 2 arms:

Round 1: in mr, ch 1 6 sc (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 3-5: sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 6: [1 sc in first stitch, sc2tog] repeat around (8 sc)
Round 7: sc in each stitch (8 sc)

sew one arm on each side of the body in the indent between body and head, weave in ends

  • smiley ghost
  • ooo face

Step Four

Make the mouth (and eyes if using felt to cut eyes). I made an oval mouth but you could make a smiley face or whatever you want. If cutting eyes from felt cut 2 small circles.

Glue felt to the ghosts face.

  • ghost face
  • ghost and candy corn

Step Five

Now all you need to do is find a place to put your little ghost. Have fun adding this little guy to your halloween decor.