I’ve been trying to ease back into writing patterns and making amigurumi in general, and since Halloween is fast approaching (YAY!) I thought to make some spooky projects that I could use to decorate my apartment. So I made these two ghosties – one with a cute witches’ hat, too! The finished ghosts measure about 3 inches in height, or 4 with the witches’ hat.
The pattern is super easy. All you need is white and black worsted weight yarn (I’m addicted to Hobby Lobby’s “I Love This Yarn” – it’s super soft and doesn’t pill or fray) and a small scrap of orange yarn, or orange ribbon. You’ll also need:
- 5mm crochet hook (smaller hook is fine, too – your ghost will just be smaller!)
- 9mm safety eyes
- black crochet thread or embroidery floss
- sharp tapestry needle – I always use a darning needle, because it lets me be more precise making the mouth details!
You should also know how to use Magic Loop – it helps make the ghost’s arms more rounded, and the tip of the witch hat pointy!
in white, ML 6sc
Round 1: inc in each stitch (12)
Round 2: *sc, inc* around (18)
Round 3: *2sc, inc* around (24)
Round 4 – 14 (11 rounds total): sc around
Round 15: in BLO, *2sc, dec* around (18)
Round 16: *sc, dec* around (12)
Add eyes and mouth here. I put my eyes between the 7th and 8th rounds, about 4 sts apart. You can make any shape mouth you prefer – I used a “U” and a “W” shape on my ghosts.
Round 17: dec in all sts (6)
Stuff the body here, but not too firmly. The BLO row helps “fold” the fabric of your work under, so the ghost has a flat bottom that sits up properly. If you over stuff, it rounds out and won’t sit up properly. Fasten off, and sew through the remaining stitches to close off the body. Tie a knot, and send the tail straight up to the top of the head. Pull tight, and snip the tail close to the body, so the remainder hides inside the body.
in the BLO round on the ghost’s body, tie on the white yarn – start in the back, because the join looks a little weird on the front
Sc (but not too tightly!) all the way around, only in the loops left over from the BLO round. Slip stitch to the first sc, and fasten off. Weave in all ends.
I usually use my fingers and sort of “stretch” this row out a bit, so it’s a little loose – looks more skirt-like!
Arms (make 2!)
in white, ML 6sc
Round 1: sc in each stitch
Slip stitch to the first sc when you make it all the way around, and pull the yarn through. Cut a 6inch tail, and use it to sew each of the arms on. I set my arms slightly wider apart than the eyes, and lower on the body.
in black, ML 6sc
Round 1: *sc, inc* around (9)
Round 2 – 4: sc around
Round 5: in BLO, *2sc, inc* (12)
Round 6: *3sc, inc* (15)
Round 7: *4sc, inc* (18)
Slip stitch to the next stitch, and fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew with. Stuff a little fiberfil into the point of the hat, then sew around the base of the hat (not the brim! you want that to be a little flexible/floppy, so don’t sew it down!) to secure. I set my hat off to the side, rather jauntily – I think it looks cuter, but you can attach it however you deem fit!
Take the small scrap of yarn and tie it around the base of the hat in a cute bow. You can also hot glue some ribbon on, or embroidery the band on too!
Hope you enjoyed the pattern! Please feel free to share this post with others, or sell finished products made from the pattern – just don’t sell or distribute the pattern as your own! I would also appreciate a shoutout as creator!
Also, I would love to see your work! Tag me on IG (@pixeledpeach) so I can see how cute your ghosties turned out!