Free amigurumi ghost crochet pattern
Get your Halloween crochet on with our friendly amigurumi 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! And if you enjoy this crochet ghost pattern and want to make another amigurumi friend for your spooky spectre, then you can always hook up this Free crochet bat pattern too!
If this free crochet ghost pattern is your first venture into amigurumi, then we’ve got some handy resources to help you out! Start off by reading our ‘What is Amigurumi’ guide, and then check out our How to crochet amigurumi guide for loads of helpful tips and tricks to get your amigurumi bat looking perfect!
You will need
- Any White DK yarn (you could try Paintbox Yarns Simply DK 100g/276m)
- A 2.5mm (US B/1 or C/2) hook
- Safety eyes
- Toy stuffing
- Tapestry needle
- Stitch marker
13cm (5in) tall
You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This free crochet ghost pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.
The crochet ghost pattern 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
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.
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.
Gaga for ghoulish crochet? Then check out our other free ghost crochet pattern, which includes details on how to turn a simple ghost motif into Halloween bunting, cake toppers and keyrings!
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.
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.
Crochet designer, teacher and Editor of Simply Crochet magazine, Sara Huntington is a legend in the crochet community. Sara started as a crochet designer for Simply Crochet before becoming the editor in 2015. She still regularly designs for the magazine as well as teaching crochet in her spare time. You can keep up to date with Sara on Instagram at @crochetdeli