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Crochet Bowling Set – Free Halloween Pattern

Have a fun 2020 Halloween with this Crochet Bowling Set Pattern. This ghosts and pumpkins bowling game is sure to make the kids smile.

Below you will find the complete pattern for this easy Crochet Bowling Game. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information.

I also thought I would share some other fun ideas for an At-Home Halloween Party. Plus I created a free printable bundle of Halloween games and more to help you have fun. The pattern is below the other Halloween inspirations.

Having a Fun Halloween in 2020

Well, 2020 has been quite a year. Halloween is just a few days away and I really needed to come up with a plan to make it a good one. I thought I would share our plans with you in hope that it may inspire you as well.

Are you going Trick or Treating?

That is the big question this year and our answer is simply, we do not know. It really boils down to one thing, uncertainty. As a trick or treater, I don’t know if anyone is planning to hand out candy this year. As a candy hander outer, I just don’t know if there will be any kids trick or treating this year.

So the end result is, Trick or Treating will probably be very lackluster. So I am planning on some other fun things to do with the kids.

Indoor Trick or Treating

Yes, we will make sure the kids get a decent amount of candy for Halloween but we want them to win or earn it. One great idea I heard was to have the adults go into bedrooms and have the kids Trick or Treat inside the house. This is great because my daughter is only 2 and it is really her first year to do Trick or Treating.

Halloween BINGO

Everyone likes BINGO! Bingo is a fun and easy game that will allow the kids to win candy. I created a handful of Halloween bingo cards included in the printable below.

Halloween Charades or Pictionary

Both Pictionary and Charades are pretty easy games. Make them Halloween themed by picking spooky, fun characters and things for everyone to act out. I have included 21 cards in the printable package with ideas for these two games.

Make a quick and easy Pumpkin and Ghosts Halloween Crochet Bowling Set. Free crochet pattern plus Halloween games printable fo a fun holiday.

Halloween Crochet Bowling Set

Another easy and fun game the kids can play is Halloween Bowling. I whipped up these little ghost bowling pins and a pumpkin bowling ball in a night or two. The free crochet pattern for this Halloween Crochet Bowling set is below. Just keep scrolling.

Movie Night

Nothing better than snuggling up with the kids for a fun movie. We are thinking about a few Scooby-Doo Movies and maybe Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride.

Dance Party

Kids love to dance and it is a great way to have them burn off energy. To create a great Halloween playlist I jumped over to Amazon Music, it is included with the Amazon Prime membership (the normal version not the unlimited version) and I was able to find tons of Halloween-themed songs from Ghostbusters to Thriller. I created a song list in the printable below.

Halloween Watercolor Art

I really wanted an arts and crafts project for the kids to do this Halloween but I also wanted it to be very low prep. My son’s art teacher gave me a great idea. Did you know you can use washable markers for watercolor art. Here is how you do it.
1. Print off a coloring page or draw a picture with a pencil on cardstock.
2. Trace the lines with a washable marker. Trace it again to make the lines really dark.
3. Give the kids a little water and a paintbrush and let them paint away.

When the water touches the maker area is will cause it to ‘wash’ away and will look like watercolors. I often let my girl scribble with markers then paint the paper with a little water to make fun colorful art.

I have included some very simple coloring pages in the printable pack below. The lines are greyed out so the colors show up easier.

Make a quick and easy Pumpkin and Ghosts Halloween Crochet Bowling Set. Free crochet pattern plus Halloween games printable fo a fun holiday.

Click HERE for the At Home Halloween Games and more printable.

Halloween Crochet Bowling Set

Yarn Choice and Substitution

Basically, I came up with this idea Sunday night, worked on it Sunday and a little Monday, then shared it here Tuesday. This is really meant to be a from-your-stash kind of pattern.

To make this pattern go quickly, I used 2 strands of size 4 yarn held together. I used a size H hook, 5mm, (because that was what was in my purse). If the stitches are super tight, feel free to move up to a Size I hook (5.5mm). You can also use a size 5 yarn instead of size 4 and then can get away with one strand of yarn.

Get Creative with Yarn Colors

Please get creative with this pattern and use what you have. If you do not have white yarn, then make them look like Pac Man ghosts and make them colorful. If you don’t have orange yarn, then use white and draw lines and eyes on it to make a Mummy or black and green to make a Frankenstein bowling ball.

Make a quick and easy Pumpkin and Ghosts Halloween Crochet Bowling Set. Free crochet pattern plus Halloween games printable fo a fun holiday.

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Halloween Crochet Bowling Set

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Materials Needed

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2 oz or 104 yds of  Red Heart Super Saver (Size 4 Yarn), in Bright Orange
10 yds of  Red Heart Super Saver (Size 4 Yarn), in Spring Green
5.4 oz or 281 yds of  Red Heart Super Saver (Size 4 Yarn), in White
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook (or Size I 5.5mm)
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Paint Pen or Sharpie
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together
DC – Double Crochet
SLST- Slip Stitch
ST(s) – Stitch(es)

Gauge and Size

Gauge: Not important. You want your stitches to be tight enough that the project is stiff and will stand up on its own.

Size: The pumpkin bowling ball is 5 inches in diameter and the ghost pins stand 4.5 inches tall.

Special Stitches

SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together – Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull the loop through the hook (2 loops on hook), insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull the loop through the hook, (3 loops on the hook) yarn over and pull the first loop through all the loops on the hook. Your decrease is complete.

Make a quick and easy Pumpkin and Ghosts Halloween Crochet Bowling Set. Free crochet pattern plus Halloween games printable fo a fun holiday.

Halloween Crochet Bowling Set

Notes:
-Written in US terms.
– Worked in continuous rounds.
– Make the pumpkin first so that the face has plenty of time to dry.
– Crochet holding two strands of yarn together.

Crochet Pumpkin Bowling Ball

With Green and using two strands of yarn.

Row 1: Work 6 SC into a Magic Circle. (6)
Alternate Row 1: CH2, Work 6 SC into the 2nd CH from Hook.

Row 2: *Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (12)

Change to Orange and using two strands of yarn.

Row 3: *Work 2 SC into next ST, SC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (18)

Row 4: *Work 2 SC into next ST, Sc in next 2 STs* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (24)

Row 5: *Work 2 SC into next ST, Sc in next 3 STs* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (30)

Row 6: *Work 2 SC into next ST, Sc in next 4 STs* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (36)

Row 7: *Work 2 SC into next ST, Sc in next 5 STs* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (42)

Row 8: *Work 2 SC into next ST, Sc in next 6 STs* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (48)

Row 9 – 15: SC in next 48 STs.

Row 16: *SC2TOG, SC in next 6 STs* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (42)

Row 17: *SC2TOG, SC in next 5 STs* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (36)

Row 18: *SC2TOG, SC in next 4 STs* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (30)

Row 19: *SC2TOG, SC in next 3 STs* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (24)

Stuff your ball.

Row 20: *SC2TOG, SC in next 2 STs* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (18)

Row 21: *SC2TOG, SC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (12)

Row 22: *SC2TOG* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (6)

Fasten off leaving a long tail. Use that tail to weave through the last 6 stitches and pull the hole close. Weave in your ends.

Now just take a paint pen or sharpie and draw a face on your pumpkin. Make sure to give the face a good amount of time to dry. We do not want roll this along a surface when the sharpie marks are still wet.

Make a quick and easy Pumpkin and Ghosts Halloween Crochet Bowling Set. Free crochet pattern plus Halloween games printable fo a fun holiday.

Crochet Ghost Bowling Pins (Make 6)

With White and using two strands of yarn.

Row 1: Work 6 SC into a Magic Circle. (6)
Alternate Row 1: CH2, Work 6 SC into the 2nd CH from Hook.

Row 2: *Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (12)

Row 3: *Work 2 SC into next ST, SC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (18)

Row 4: Work 2 SC into next ST, SC in next 8 STs. Work 2 SC into next ST, SC in next 8 STs. (20)

Row 5-14: SC in next 20 STs.

Row 15: *Skip a ST, 5DC in next ST, Skip a ST, SLST to next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 5 times. Your last SLST will be in the last ST of the row.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Draw a little face on each ghost with a sharpie or paint pen.

Make a quick and easy Pumpkin and Ghosts Halloween Crochet Bowling Set. Free crochet pattern plus Halloween games printable fo a fun holiday.

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