Crochet Ghost | Free Amigurumi Ghost Pattern

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Are you scared of ghosts? I know I am! I mean I don’t like the scary ones that appear on horror movies. The good ones from cartoons and children movies are adorable. And this crochet ghost is one of the charming ones. Can you recognize this character?


In this post I will first go over supplies and additional information. Then I will provide the pattern for the ghost. As always, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to shoot me a note to cogito@cottonnutty.com or leave those in the comments section below.

crochet ghost by cottonnutty

Supplies needed to make crochet ghost

Yarn

For this project I used following yarn:

Yarn Substitutes

If you cannot (or do not want to) use Catona or Camilla, then you can try to find a replacement. Based on my experience I would recommend using Schachenmayr Catania, Patons Grace or Alize Bahar.

If you need a hand with choosing alternatives, then you may find my blog post on yarn weights useful.


Crochet ghost accessories

You will need following accessories:

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Additional Notes

TENSION/GAUGE

21 sts/25 rows = 10cm/4 inches square in single crochet

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS (with the hat)

  • 35 cm (~ 14 inches) tall
  • 12 cm (~ 5 inches) wide
  • 10 cm (~ 4 inches) deep

ABBREVIATIONS

  • Mr – magic ring
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Inc – 2 in one
  • Decr – 2 together
  • Ch – chain
  • Slpst – slip stitch

NOTES

  • When working in rounds work continuously unless instructed otherwise.
  • For assembly utilize seamless joining method to make the toy look neater.
  • At the end of each row, in brackets, I included a number which represents the total number of stitches in a given row. It should help tracking if instructions are followed.

Please do not copy, share, download or publicly display the pattern without permission of the author (CottonNutty).
Should you wish to reuse it then please contact me at cogito@cottonnutty.com to obtain permission.


Crochet Ghost Pattern

We start with making arms and white parts for the eyes as we will use them along the way. Then we will make legs and continue working up through the body and head. Later we add face details. As a last step we’ll create glasses and hat .

Arms

Make 2 using blue yarn and stuff as you go. Don’t stuff too much though. Upper parts should remain rather flat.

  • Chain 8, work around the foundation chain
  • Row 1: beginning from the second chain from the hook 6 sc, 3 sc in 1, 5 sc, inc (16)
  • Rows 2 through 8: 16 sc (16)
  • Row 9: 2 decr, 4 sc, 2 decr, 4 sc (12)
  • Row 10: 12 sc (12)
  • Row 11: 1 sc, inc, 5 sc, inc, 4 sc (14)
  • Rows 12 through 18: 14 sc (14)
  • Row 19: 1 sc, decr, * 2 sc, inc * repeat 3 times, 2 sc (16)
  • Row 20: decr, 7 sc, inc, 6 sc (16)
  • Row 21: decr, 2 sc, inc, 8 sc, inc, 2 sc (17)
  • Row 22: decr, 3 sc, inc, 7 sc, inc, 3 sc (18)
  • Rows 23 through 31: 18 sc (18)
  • Row 32: 9 sc (half row really!)

Fasten off and leave tail for sewing.


Eyes

Make 2 using white yarn.

  • 6 sc in mr
  • Row 1: 6 inc (12)
  • Row 2: * 1 sc, inc * repeat 6 times (18)

Fasten off and leave tail for sewing.


Crochet ghost legs

Make 2 using blue yarn. Fasten off once you make the firs leg. Do not finish after completing the second one – we’ll continue with making the body. Stuff as you go.

  • 6 sc in mr
  • Row 1: 6 inc (12)
  • Rows 3 and 4: 12 sc (12)
  • Row 5: * 3 sc, inc * repeat 3 times (15)
  • Rows 6 and 7: 15 sc (15)
  • Row 8: * 4 sc, inc * repeat 3 times (18)
  • Rows 9 and 10: 18 sc (18)
  • Row 11: * 5 sc, inc * repeat 3 times (21)
  • Row 12: * 6 sc, inc * repeat 3 times (24)
  • For the firs one – finish off.
  • For the second one – chain 2.

Body and head

Continue from the second leg. Stuff as you go.

  • Row 1: 1 sc into any stitch of the last row of the first leg. Mark this stitch – this will be counted as the first stitch of this row. Then continue around this leg, then along the chain, around the second leg and again along the chain. You should have 52 sc. 24 x 2 for both legs and 4 along both sides of the chain.
  • Row 2: 52 sc (52)
  • Row 3: 2 decr, 20 sc, 2 decr, 18 sc, 3 decr (45)
  • Row 4: decr, 19 sc, 2 decr, 16 sc, 2 decr (40)
  • Row 5: 40 sc (40)
  • Row 6: * 4 sc, inc * repeat 8 times (48)
  • Row 7: * inc, 2 sc * repeat twice, inc, 18 sc, inc, 16 sc, * inc, 2 sc * repeat twice (54)
  • Rows 8 through 17: 54 sc (54)
  • Row 18: 10 sc, decr, 8 sc, decr, 16 sc, decr, 8 sc, decr, 4 sc (50)
  • Row 19: 10 sc, decr, 7 sc, decr, 14 sc, decr, 7 sc, decr, 4 sc (46)
  • Row 20: 46 sc (46)
  • Row 21: 4 decr, 38 sc (42)
  • Rows 22 through 24: 42 sc (42)
  • Row 25: *12 sc, decr * repeat 3 times (39)
  • Row 26: 39 sc (39)
  • Row 27: 6 sc, * decr, 11 sc * repeat twice, decr, 5 sc (36)

In row 28 we’ll be working in both arms. Fold arms flat and work through both sides. You have probably noticed that arms have sort of ‘elbows’ – this part should be facing outwards.

  • Row 28: 9 sc, 9 sc with the first arm, 9 sc, 9 sc with the second arm (36)
  • Row 29: * 4 sc, decr * repeat 6 times (30)
  • Row 30: * 8 sc, decr * repeat 3 times (27)
  • Row 31: 27 sc (27)
  • Row 32: * 8 sc, inc * repeat 3 times (30)
  • Row 33: * 4 sc, inc * repeat 6 times (36)
  • Row 34: * 5 sc, inc * repeat 6 times (42)
  • Row 35: 17 sc, inc, 20 sc, inc, 3 sc (44)
  • Row 36: 18 sc, inc, 21 sc, inc, 3 sc (46)
  • Row 37: 5 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, 5 sc, inc, 10 sc, inc, 5 sc, inc, 10 sc, inc, 1 sc (52)
  • Row 38: 9 sc, inc, 12 sc, inc, 23 sc, inc, 5 sc (55)
  • Row 39: 9 sc, inc, 12 sc, inc, 14 sc, inc, 14 sc, inc, 2 sc (59)
  • Row 40: 6 sc, inc, 6 sc, inc, 8 sc, inc, 34 sc, inc, 1 sc (63)
  • Row 41: 27 sc, inc, 31 sc, inc, 3 sc (65)
  • Row 42: 31 sc, inc, 24 sc, inc, 8 sc (67)
  • Row 43: 11 sc, inc, 10 sc, inc, 43 sc, inc (70)
  • Rows 44 through 58: 70 sc (70)
  • Row 59: 3 sc, decr, * 9 sc, decr * repeat 3 times, 32 sc (66)
  • Row 60: 2 sc, * decr, 6 sc * repeat 4 times, 26 sc, decr, 4 sc (61)
  • Row 61: decr, * 5 sc, decr * repeat 4 times, 31 sc (56)
  • Row 62: 5 sc, * decr, 8 sc * repeat twice, 26 sc, decr, 3 sc (53)
  • Row 63: 2 sc, decr, * 5 sc, decr * repeat twice, 35 sc (50)
  • Rows 64 through 68: 50 sc (50)
  • Row 69: * 5 sc, decr * repeat twice, 36 sc (48)
  • Rows 70 through 77: 48 sc (48)
  • Row 78: * 6 sc, decr * repeat 6 times (42)
  • Row 79: * 5 sc, decr * repeat 6 times (36)
  • Row 80: * 4 sc, decr * repeat 6 times (30)

Stop for a moment. Don’t finish yet. Stuff up. At this stage attach eye whites and then safety eyes. Once done continue with crocheting the remaining part of the head.

  • Row 81: * 3 sc, decr * repeat 6 times (24)
  • Row 82: * 2 sc, decr * repeat 6 times (18)
  • Row 83: * 1 sc, decr * repeat 6 times (12)
  • Row 84: * decr * repeat 6 times (6)

Close the gap and finish off.


Eyebrows and face details

Make 2 eyebrows using steel (grey) yarn. Embroider smile using same yarn. Using black yarn add lines around the eyes simulating eyelashes.

  • Chain 11
  • Row 1: beginning from the second chain from the hook 7 sc, 3 slpst (10), ch 1, turn
  • Row 2: 5 slpst, 5 sc (10)
  • Fasten off and leave tail for sewing.

Sew eyebrows a bit higher above the eyes. We’ll add glasses later on and we need the eyebrows to be placed slightly above.


Crochet ghost hat

Use white yarn.

  • Chain 9, work around the foundation chain
  • Row 1: beginning from the second chain from the hook 7 sc, 3 sc in 1, 6 sc, inc (18)
  • Row 2: inc, 6 sc, 3 inc, 6 sc, 2 inc (24)
  • Row 3: 2 inc, 7 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 7 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc (31)
  • Row 4: 1 sc, inc, 10 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 11 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc (37)
  • Row 5: 2 sc, inc, 11 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 12 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc (43)
  • Row 6: * 2 sc, inc * repeat twice, 8 sc, * inc, 2 sc * repeat 4 times, inc, 8 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 4 sc (52)
  • Rows 7 through 9: 52 sc (52)
  • Row 10: 25 sc, inc, 26 sc (53)
  • Row 11: 26 sc, inc, 26 sc (54)
  • Rows 12 through 23: 54 sc (54)
  • Row 24: * 2 sc, inc * repeat 18 times (72)
  • Row 25: * 3 sc, inc * repeat 18 times (90)
  • Row 26: * 8 sc, inc * repeat 10 times (100)

Fasten off and weave in the yarn tail. Push the top of the hat slightly inside as shown on the image. Put the hat onto the crochet ghost head.


Glasses

You will need white yarn and around 40 cm (~ 16 inches) of shaping wire.

  • Chain 101
  • Row 1: beginning from the second chain from the hook 100 sc (100), ch 1, turn
  • Row 2: 100 sc (100)
  • Finish off and leave long tail for sewing.

Now place the wire in the middle and sew up along the long edge.

We will now bend the component to obtain the glasses shape. The length of the element is around 42 cm (~ 17 inches). Each segment between folds should measure roughly 3.5 cm (~ 1.3 inch). Follow the arrows on the image below. As a final step – sew along the top edge to stabilize and fix wire position.


And you are done! Congratulations 🙂 I hope you really enjoyed the crochet ghost pattern! Leave some thoughts below to inspire us and show off 🙂

Thank you and see you soon!


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5 thoughts on “Crochet Ghost | Free Amigurumi Ghost Pattern”

  1. Great article on crocheting. I am not much into crochet myself but I referred this article over to my grandma who loves to knit and crochet. Thank you for the very detailed explanation on how to create the ghost pattern. I can’t wait to see what my grandma is able to come up with using it!

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