Trick or treat? Well, here's a crochet treat for you - a free crochet ghost pattern! This sweet little spectre is a quick and easy make that you can hook up in no time, and can be used for a whole range of halloween-themed makes - we've even included 3 extra ideas on how to use this free crochet ghost pattern at the bottom of this post!

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If you're just making up this free crochet ghost pattern as it is, we'd recommend using some Dk yarn and a 4-5mm hook, but please be aware that the extra pattern options provided below include different yarn weights and hook sizes.

Once you've mastered the motif in this free crochet ghost pattern, why not take things 3D and try hooking up our free amigurumi ghost crochet pattern!

Free crochet ghost pattern - motif

free crochet ghost pattern motif

The first 3 rounds of the crochet ghost pattern are worked in a spiral without closing off each round with a ss.

Head

Make a crochet magic loop

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 6dc into loop. [6 dc]

Round 2 2dc in each dc around. [12 dc]

Round 3 *Dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc; repeat from * around. [18 dc]

Round 4 Dc in next 8 dc, (htr, ch3, ss to 3rd ch, htr) in next dc, dc in next 9 dc.

Body

The body is worked directly onto the head in rows.

Row 1 Dc in next 2 dc, ch6, turn.

Row 2 Ss to 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, htr in next ch, 2tr in next ch, tr in last ch, 2tr in next dc, tr in next 3 dc, ch3, ss to same st as last tr worked, ch6, turn.

Row 3 Ss to 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, htr in next ch, 2tr in next ch, tr in last ch, ss to top of ch-3, do not turn.

Row 4 Ch1, dc in top of ch-3 and next 5 tr, turn. [6 dc]

Row 5 Ch1, 2dc in first st, dc in next 4 dc, 2dc in last st, turn. [8 dc]

Row 6 Ch1, dc2tog, dc in next 4 dc, dc2tog, turn. [6 dc]

Row 7 Ch1, dc2tog, dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog, turn. [4 dc]

Row 8 Ch1, dc2tog, dc in last 2 dc, turn. [3 dc]

Row 9 Ch1, dc2tog, dc in last dc, ch4, turn. [2 dc, ch4]

Row 10 Ss to 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, 2htr in next ch, dc2tog over last 2 dc.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Now that you know how to make your ghoulish motif, here's some projects for you to make with it!

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Free crochet ghost pattern - bunting

Free crochet ghost pattern - bunting

You will need

Measurements

Each ghost measures 15cm (6in) tall

Bunting

Following the basic crochet ghost motif pattern, make 8 ghosts in varying colours using a 5mm hook and 2 strands of yarn held together.

Features

Using the image as a guide, cut out two eyes and a mouth from the black felt for each ghost. Glue them onto each ghost.

To make up

Using 2 strands held together, make a chain 15cm long, ss to top of the first ghost. Continue making the chain, adding a ghost every 15cm. Finish with 15cm of chain to string your bunting up with.

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Free crochet ghost pattern - cake toppers

Free crochet ghost pattern - cake toppers

You will need

Measurements

Each ghost measures 6.5cm (2½in) tall

Cake toppers

Following the basic crochet ghost pattern, make 1 ghost in each colour using a 1.75mm hook.

Features

Using the image as a guide, cut out two eyes and a mouth from the black felt for each ghost. Position them carefully and once you’re happy, glue them onto the ghosts.

To make up

Glue each ghost to one end of a cocktail stick.

If you're a fan of creepy crochet, then why not have a go at this amazing crochet skull jumper by Pony McTate. The filet skull design is super-fun to hook up, and the pattern is now available in sizes 8-36! You can find the pattern on Ravelry!

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Free crochet ghost pattern - keyring

Free crochet ghost pattern - keyring

You will need

Measurements

Each ghost measures 6.5cm (2½in) tall

Ghost key ring

Following the basic crochet ghost pattern, make 1 ghost using a 1.75mm hook. Lay your ghost shape right side up on the black felt. Carefully cut around the ghost shape, leaving a border of approx 5mm. Glue your ghost shape right side up on the black felt shape.

Features

Using the image as a guide, cut out two eyes and a mouth from the black felt. Position them carefully and glue them onto the head of the ghost.

To make up

Secure the key ring to the ghost’s head.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this free crochet ghost pattern. Don’t forget, if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.

Authors

Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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