Looking for the friendliest crochet ghost pattern on the block? This little fella is not only adorable, but it’s also a beginner friendly, no-sew, Halloween crochet project.
I love everything Halloween! I am all about Fall, to be honest. The smell of nature, the food (pumpkin spice and pies… yum!), the decoration and the harvest of everything fresh.
If you love decorating for Halloween (and fall in general), then you will love crocheting this friendly ghost. Not only this will be a cute Halloween decoration, but it will also make a great gift for kids.
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How to crochet an Amigurumi ghost
This crochet ghost pattern is basically made in one piece. Aside from the hat, that you will crochet separately, there is zero sewing needed. Here is how you will make it:
- Firstly, you will create a magic circle (mc) to start with the top of the head.
- Secondly, as you will make rounds with single crochet increases (inc). You will place the eyes and leave holes for the arms as you go.
- Then, once you reach the bottom you will decrease to finish it.
- Next, you will go back and make the arms and add the ruffled bottom.
- And lastly, you will crochet the hat and embroider the mouth.
Materials and Supplies You’ll Need
If you’re an Amigurumi maker, you probably already have everything you need. Here is what you’ll be using for this crochet ghost pattern:
- Worsted Weight (#4) yarns
- 3.5 mm (US E) hook
- Stitch Marker
- A pair of 8mm or 10mm safety eyes
- Tool for placing safety eyes (optional)
- Stuffing fiber, like PolyFil
- Stuffing tool (optional), I use a hemostat
- Tapestry Needle
Best yarn for a crochet ghost pattern
Use worsted weight (#4) yarn if you want your crochet ghost pattern to be small. But feel free to use any other yarn weight and fiber that you like. I used Sugar’n Cream, which is 100% Cotton.
Here are the colors and amount:
- Ghost: White, 1.57 oz (45 g) or 76 yds (69 m).
- Hat: Black Currant Classis (purple), 0.23 oz (7 g) or 11 yds (10 m), and a small amount of black for the hat stripe.
- Mouth: use tiny scraps of pink yarn or thread (or other color you like).
Stitches and Techniques to Know
If you’re a beginner, this crochet ghost pattern may be a great first project for you. And the reason why this is an easy crochet ghost pattern is because it’s “no-sew” and is simple and small.
But please make sure you are comfortable with these stitches and techniques:
- Single Crochet (sc): Amigurumi needs to be made with single crochet stitches because it’s the best way to create a fabric with no holes. This will also prevent your stuffing fiber from showing and coming out.
- Chain (ch), half double crochet (hdc) and double crochet (dc): you will use chains, half double and double crochet stitches in this pattern to make the ruffled bottom of the ghost.
- Yarn-Under Single Crochet: with this technique, you will “yarn under” instead of “yarn over” to make an “x” looking single crochet (sc). This is optional though, as you can use the regular single crochet stitch if that’s what you prefer.
- Continuous rounds: this means you will not join the rounds with a slip and chain 1 to start the next one. The reason why Amigurumi needs to be made in continuous rounds is because that way you will give your crochet plush a seamless look.
- Invisible decrease: this is another way to give your Amigurumi makes a smoother look. When you do a single crochet invisible decrease, you’ll be picking the front loop only of the next two stitches. Which makes your decrease less bulky.
- This crochet ghost pattern was written using US terminology.
- The ghost is crocheted starting at the top of the head down to the bottom, in continuous rounds with Single Crochet (sc).
- Amigurumi needs to be crocheted with tight stitches, so the fiber won’t show through the holes after stuffing.
- Add fiber to stuff it firmly as you go, but do not overstuff.
- Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round, moving it up as you go.
- When you Fasten-Off and cut the yarn, there is no need to leave a long tail, unless otherwise instructed.
- Gauge is not important for this project. See the finished project size for reference.
Crochet Ghost Pattern size: Assuming you’re using the same material and hook size, the ghost will be approximately 5.5” (14 cm) tall, without the hat. And the hat will be about 2.5” (6.5 cm) tall.
Pattern terms and abbreviations
- approx.: approximately
- blo: back loop only
- ch: chain/chains
- dc: double crochet
- hdc: half double crochet
- flo: front loop only
- inc: increase (2 sc in the next stitch)
- dec: decrease (single crochet 2 together, see “invisible decrease” instructions)
- FO: Fasten-Off
- mc: magic circle
- Rnd: Round
- sl st: slip stitch
- st(s): stitch(es)
- sk: skip
- sc: single crochet
- ( ): repeat instructions within parenthesis as many times as directed
- [ ]: stitch count in a round
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Crochet Ghost Pattern Instructions
Here are the instructions on how to crochet your one-piece (no-sew) ghost. Although the hat is optional, I recommend that you make it. It will give your finished ghost such an adorable witch character.
Total Time: 3 hours
Top/head (White Yarn)
Rnd1: sc 6 in a mc
Rnd2: (inc) 6 times 
Rnd3: (inc, sc in next st) 6 times 
Rnd4: (inc, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times 
Rnd5: (inc, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times 
Rnd6: (inc, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times 
Rnd7-12: sc around 
Place the Eyes
Now, it’s a good time to place the eyes. Flatten your already made piece, keeping it upside down with the first stitch of the last round on your right side, in the corner.
This will be important for the arms placement in the crochet ghost pattern later. Then, place the eyes centered between rounds 10 and 11, 6 stitches apart in the center.
Rnd13: (inc, sc in next 11 sts) 3 times 
Rnd14: sc around 
Rnd15: (inc, sc in next 12 sts) 3 times 
Make holes for arms
Now, you will make the holes for your crochet ghost pattern arms in next round. Then, you will finish the body and come back afterwards to attach the yarn and make the arms, one at a time.
Rnd16: sc in next 19 sts, ch 6, sk 6 sts, sc in next 15 sts, ch 6, sk 6 sts
Rnd 17: sc in next st (place the st marker in that sc st – it will be the 1st st in this round), sc in next 14 sts, sc in blo of next 6 chs, sc in next 15 sts, sc in blo of next 6 chs 
Rnd18: (inc, sc in next 6 sts) 6 times 
Rnd19-21: sc around 
Rnd22: (inc, sc in next 15 sts) 3 times 
Rnd23-25: sc around 
Rnd26: (inc, sc in next 16 sts) 3 times 
Rnd27-29: sc around 
Start decreasing and stuffing
You will crochet the next round in blo and will come back later to make the ruffled bottom.
Rnd30: (dec in blo, sc in blo of next 7 sts) 6 times 
Rnd31: (dec, sc next 6 sts) 6 times 
Rnd32: (dec, sc next 5 sts) 6 times 
Rnd33: (dec, sc next 4 sts) 6 times 
This is a good time to add stuffing.
Rnd34: (dec, sc next 3 sts) 6 times 
Rnd35: (dec, sc next 2 sts) 6 times 
Rnd36: (dec, sc next st) 6 times 
Rnd37: dec 6 times 
Cut the yarn leaving a long tail and pull it through the last st. Use the long tail to weave into the front loops of all 6 sts, pull it tight to cinch and close the opening.
FO. Weave in the tail to hide it.
Attach the yarn in any stitch in the arm hole to start. At halfway, add some stuffing fiber to the base of the arm, tucking it into the “shoulder” so you make the arms to point down. The rest of the arm can be left empty.
Rnd1-6: sc around 
Rnd7: (dec) 6 times 
Cut the yarn leaving a long tail and pull it through the last st. Use the long tail to weave into the front loops of all 6 sts, pull it tight to cinch and close the opening. FO. Weave in the tail to hide.
You will crochet this round in the leftover loops of round 29. Attach the yarn to any stitch to start and ch 1.
Then hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc, *sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc, rep from the asterisk 7 more times. FO. Cut the yarn. Weave in the ends.
This hat will add some charm to your crochet ghost pattern. Start with purple yarn.
Rnd1: 3 sc in a mc
Tip: make those first 3 sts loose, that way it will be easier to crochet next round.
Rnd2: (inc) 3 times 
Rnd3: sc around 
Rnd4: (inc, sc) 3 times 
Rnd5: sc around 
Rnd6: (inc, sc in next 2 sts) 3 times 
Rnd7: sc around 
Rnd8: (inc, sc in next 3 sts) 3 times 
Rnd9: sc around 
Rnd10: (inc, sc in next 4 sts) 3 times 
Rnd11: sc around 
Switch to black yarn to crochet rounds 12 and 13. There is no need to cut the previous yarn, just drop it and pick it back up when you’re done with round 13.
Rnd12: (inc, sc in next 5 sts) 3 times 
Rnd13: sc around 
Switch back to purple yarn. Cut black yarn. FO.
Rnd14: (inc) 21 times 
Rnd15: (inc, sc in next 13 sts) 3 times 
Cut the yarn. FO. Weave in the ends. Attach the hat to the ghost’s head by stitching it with a scrap of white or purple yarn.
Use scraps of pink yarn (or any other color you like), tread the tapestry needle and embroider the mouth for your crochet ghost pattern.
Weave in any leftover ends.
Estimated Cost: 10.00 USD
- Medium weight yarn (#4)
- 3.5 mm (US E) hook, Stuffing tool (optional) like a hemostat, Tool for placing safety eyes (optional)
Materials: Stitch Marker, a pair of 8mm or 10mm safety eyes, stuffing fiber, tapestry Needle
There you have your crochet ghost pattern all done. I hope you enjoyed making it and it ended up being exactly what you expected it to be.
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