Free crochet ghost pattern

Here's a spook-tacular motif to add some ghoulish crochet to your Halloween party!

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Trick or treat? Well, here’s a crochet treat for you! 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 motif 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.

Free crochet ghost motif pattern

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The first 3 rounds are worked in a spiral without closing off each round with a ss.

Head

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!

Free crochet ghost bunting pattern

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You will need

  •  Stylecraft Special DK (100% acrylic, 100g/295m), 1 ball of each: Fiesta (1257), Citron (1263), Jaffa (1256), Bright Green (1259), Turquoise (1068)
  • A 5mm (US H/8) hook
  • Black felt for features
  • Fabric or PVA glue

Measurements

Each ghost measures 15cm (6in) tall

Bunting

Following the basic 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.

Free crochet ghost cake toppers pattern

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You will need

  • DMC Satin Thread (100% Rayon), 1 skein of each: Fuchsia (S602), Orange (S741), Green (S471)
  • A 1.75mm (US 6/7) hook
  • Cocktail sticks
  • Black felt for features
  • Glue

Measurements

Each ghost measures 6.5cm (21⁄2in) tall

Cake toppers

Following the basic 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 keyring pattern

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You will need

  • DMC Satin Thread (100% Rayon), 2 skeins of Blue (S995)
  • A 1.75mm (US 6/7) hook
  • Black felt for features
  • A key ring
  • Glue

Measurements

Each ghost measures 6.5cm (21⁄2in) tall

Ghost key ring

Following the basic 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.