Free amigurumi ghost crochet pattern

Get your Halloween crochet on with our friendly amigurumi ghost crochet pattern

Ghost crochet pattern
Far too cute to be truly ghoulish, Gloria the ghost is only spooky on weekends! This free crochet ghost pattern by Sara Huntington is a quick and easy make that is perfect for beginners. To make your crochet ghost float, you could try suspending it using fishing wire or invisible thread, or you could always pop it on top of a kebab skewer if you want to use it as a Halloween cake decoration!
New to amigurumi? Then check out our ‘What is Amigurumi’ guide!

You will need

  • White DK yarn
  • A 2.5mm (US B/1 or C/2) hook
  • Safety eyes
  • Toy stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker

Measurements

13cm (5in) tall

Abbreviations

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Notes

The crochet ghost is worked using the amigurumi method. Work in a continuous spiral without closing off each round with a slip stitch.

Place a marker in the first st of each round and move it up as you work.

Free ghost crochet pattern

Head

Using White, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st), 8dc into loop. [8 sts]

Round 2 2dc in each dc around. [16 sts]

Round 3 (1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc) 8 times. [24 sts]

Round 4 (1dc in next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc) 8 times. [32 sts]

Rounds 5-12 Dc in each dc around. 

Free halloween crochet pattern ghost

Body

Round 13 (Dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog) 8 times. [24 sts]

Round 14 Dc in each dc around. 

Round 15 (make armholes) Dc in next 8 dc, ch3, skip 3 dc, dc in next 9 dc, ch3, skip 3 dc, dc in next dc. [18 dc and 2 ch-3 sps]

Round 16 Dc in next 8 dc, dc in back loop only of next 3 ch, dc in next 9 dc, dc in back loop only of next 3 ch, dc in next dc. [24 sts]

Rounds 17-21 Dc in each dc around. 

Place eyes 5 sts apart between Rounds 9 and 10. Stuff Head and upper Body firmly.

Round 22 (Dc in next st, dc2tog) 8 times. [16 sts]

Rounds 23-25 Dc in each dc around. 

Round 26 (Dc2tog) 8 times. [8 sts]

Rounds 27-29 Dc in each dc around. 

Lightly stuff the lower Body.

Round 30 (Dc2tog) 4 times. [4 sts]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Arms 

Join White in front loop only of first skipped dc of one armhole.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in front loop only of same st and front loop of next 2 skipped sts, rotating ghost to work in the round, 2dc in front loop only of each of next 3 ch. [9 sts]

Rounds 2-5 Dc in each dc around. 

Round 6 (Dc in next st, dc2tog) 3 times. [6 sts]

Round 7 Dc in each dc around. 

Lightly stuff the Arm.

Round 8 (Dc in next st, dc2tog) twice. [4 sts]

Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Repeat for second Arm.

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