You will just love adding this crochet ghost pumpkin to your fall decorations. Use the free crochet pattern to make this pumpkin and set it out to keep you company all fall.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this crochet ghost pumpkin pattern. You will also find the material list, stitch list, gauge, and sizing information.
Making a Ghost Pumpkin
We just keep adding to the pumpkin collection. This ghost makes gets to come out and stay with us all October.
This is not the first character pumpkin I have designed. You can find a cute fox pumpkin, unicorn pumpkin, raccoon pumpkin, deer pumpkin, owl pumpkin, bear pumpkin, and moose pumpkin here on the blog.
A Beginner Friendly Crochet Ghost Pumpkin?
I really wanted to make this pattern as easy as it could be so that everyone who wanted one could have a crochet ghost pumpkin. To say this is a beginner-friendly pattern would be wrong, but I do believe it is an easy pattern.
If you are a beginner and you are comfortable with the basic stitches, then I think you will be able to complete this pattern with the instructional photos, video, and pattern below. Here are some of the easy skills you will learn to complete this pattern.
Working in the Back Loops Only – This is demonstrated in the fox pumpkin video tutorial and is a very easy skill to learn. This created the beautiful ribbed texture of the pumpkin.
The Magic Circle – This is used to create a tight ring for the beginning of a project that will be a half-circle or cylinder. We will use it for the ears and stem. It can be a bit tricky to learn but several people have told me my method makes it easy. I will also provide an alternative to using this technique.
Working in Continuous Rounds – This is easier than it sounds. You will just work in a spiral pattern and use a stitch marker to mark the end of your row. This is also demonstrated in the fox pumpkin video tutorial.
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Crochet Ghost Pumpkin
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2.9 oz or 155 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Soft White (Weight 4/medium)
0.3 oz or 18 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Charcoal (Weight 4/medium)
5 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Spring Green(Stem)
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC- Single Crochet
BLOSC – Back Loop Only Single Crochet
CC – Change Colors
MC – Magic Circle
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
SLST – Slip Stitch
Gauge and Size
Gauge is not important for this pattern.
Small Pumpkin: 7 SC X 7 Rows = 2 in
Small Pumpkin is 7″ wide by 8.5″ tall.
Fox Pumpkin Video Tutorial
The Ghost Pumpkin is constructed very similarly to the fox pumpkin. You can check out the fox pumpkin video tutorial to help with making the ghost pumpkin. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more fun crochet video tutorials.
Crochet Ghost Pumpkin Pattern
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my turning chain as a stitch.
– The Crochet Ghost Pumpkin pattern is copyrighted by Winding Road Crochet.
– This pattern has a right and wrong side to the pattern. You can make either side the wrong side of the pattern. The wrong side will be the side of the pattern where you carry your yarn behind your work. (Photo below)
Crochet Ghost Pumpkin Base
CH 36 with White
Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from the hook. SC in next 34 CH.
Row 2-24: CH1, turn, BLOSC in next 35 STs.
Note: From Row 25 – 39 you will change colors in every row. From now on all SC are worked in the Back Loops Only, I am dropping the BLO to save space. Yarn will be carried on the back of our work.
Row 25: CH1, turn, SC 10 in White, CC, SC 5 in Charcoal, CC, SC 20 in White.
Row 26: CH1, turn, SC 19 in White, CC, SC 7 in Charcoal, CC, SC 9 in White
Row 27: CH1, turn, SC 9 in White, CC, SC 7 in Charcoal, CC, SC 19 in White.
Row 28: CH1, turn, SC 19 in White, CC, SC 7 in Charcoal, CC, SC 9 in White.
Row 29: CH1, turn, SC 10 in White, CC, SC 5 in Charcoal, CC, SC 5 in White, SC 4 in Charcoal, CC, SC 11 in White.
Row 30: CH1, turn, SC 10 in White, CC, SC 6 in Charcoal, CC, SC 19 in White.
Row 31: CH1, turn, SC 18 in White, CC, SC 8 in Charcoal, CC, SC 9 in White.
Row 32: CH1, turn, SC 9 in White, CC, SC 8 in Charcoal, CC, SC 18 in White.
Row 33: CH1, turn, SC 18 in White, CC, SC 8 in Charcoal, CC, SC 9 in White.
Row 34: CH1, turn, SC 10 in White, CC, SC 6 in Charcoal, CC, SC 19 in White.
Row 35: CH1, turn, SC 10 in White, CC, SC 5 in Charcoal, CC, SC 5 in White, SC 4 in Charcoal, CC, SC 11 in White.
Row 36: CH1, turn, SC 19 in White, CC, SC 7 in Charcoal, CC, SC 9 in White.
Row 37: CH1, turn, SC 9 in White, CC, SC 7 in Charcoal, CC, SC 19 in White.
Row 38: CH1, turn, SC 19 in White, CC, SC 7 in Charcoal, CC, SC 9 in White.
Row 38: CH1, turn, SC 19 in White, CC, SC 7 in Charcoal, CC, SC 9 in White.
Row 39: CH1, turn, SC 10 in White, CC, SC 5 in Charcoal, CC, SC 20 in White.
Row 40-63: With White: CH1, turn, BLOSC in next 35 STs.
Fasten off leaving a 20-inch long yarn end. This yarn end will be used to sew up the side of the pumpkin and gather the top of the pumpkin.
Later you will need to cut another strand of white yarn to use to gather the bottom of the pumpkin.
Crochet Pumpkin Stem
-We will be working in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark the last stitch of each row to help you keep track of your rows.
-If you do not know how to make a magic circle check out this video.
Round 1: With Green: Work 6 SC into Magic Circle (6SC)
Alternative Round 1: CH2, Work 6 SC into 2nd CH from hook. (6SC) (Use this row 1 if you do not know how to make a magic circle.)
Round 2: *Work 2SC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (12SC)
Round 3: BLOSC in next 12 STs. (12SC)
Round 4-7: SC in next 12 STs (12SC)
Fasten off leaving 12 inch yarn end.
Assembling the Crochet Ghost Pumpkin
Sewing, Gathering, and Adding the Stem to the Pumpkin
Now we will turn our rectangle into a pumpkin! You can use a whip stitch or blanket stitch to join the sides of the pumpkin. The photos below are from the owl pumpkin pattern but the technique is the same.
Step 1: Using the yarn end at the bottom of the pumpkin, sew a gathering stitch along the bottom edge of the pumpkin.
Step 2: Pull the gathering stitch tight. Make a few extra stitches to close the bottom of the pumpkin if needed.
Step 3: Whipstitch the first and last row of the ghost base together.
Step 4: Make a knot at the top of the side seam to secure it. (You can knot your yarn end with the starting yarn end.)
Step 5: Run a gathering stitch along the top of the pumpkin and stuff your pumpkin.
Step 6: Pull the gathering stitch closed and secure the top of the pumpkin. (Do not clip your yarn ends.)
Step 7: Lightly stuff the stem and whipstitch the stem over the gathering at the top of the pumpkin with your green yarn ends.
Step 8: Weave in your green yarn ends. The white yarn ends will be used to cinch down the pumpkin.
Cinching Down Your Pumpkin
To give the ghost pumpkin a little more of a pumpkin shape we will cinch the pumpkin down a little. Just follow the instructions below. (Photos from the Small Pumpkins and Gourds pattern pattern.)
Step 9: Use a yarn needle to thread your yarn ends from the top to the bottom of the pumpkin.
Step 10: Pull the yarn ends tight and knot them together.
Step 11: Clip your yarn ends and hide them inside the pumpkin.
Ok, that is it, your crochet ghost pumpkin is done! She is the perfect soft and plushy decoration that can stay out all fall and winter long. I really hope you loved this pattern and will check out the other crochet patterns on the Winding Road Crochet Blog.
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