Pretty Little Ghost Free Crochet Pattern

“Boo!” Says the Pretty Little Ghost, but don’t be scared she is a friendly ghost! The Pretty Little Ghost crochet pattern is a great Halloween decoration that works up quickly with just a few supplies. 

The Pretty Little Ghost is a quick and easy crochet pattern that works up fast. This free crochet pattern is fun for the Halloween Holidays and adds a little spooky and cute decoration to your home decor. #crochet #freepattern #holiday #halloweendecor

Halloween is almost my family’s favorite holiday. (It is hard to compete with Christmas.) We set out of decorations in September and have our costumes planned out. We like cute Halloween themed decorations and this pretty little ghost fits the right in. She sits happily on a shelf with some of our other decorations.

This is a quick and fun project that will take you no more than 2 hours. (I think mine took an hour). All you really need is yarn and thread but the safety eyes and little spider button add to this pretty little ghosts cuteness. 

If you want to make more Halloween and fall decor, check out the Easy Crochet Scarecrow and Black Cat pattern that compliments this little ghost.

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Pretty Little Ghost Pattern

Materials

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Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, White

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Pumpkin (for bow)

Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm

Yarn Needles

Scissors

Black Embroidery Thread

12mm Plastic Safety Eyes

Halloween themed button

Poly-fil

 

Stitches and Abbreviations

R – Row or Round

Ch – Chain

Sc – Single Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

Slst – Slip Stitch

Skst- Skip Stitch

FLO – Front Loop Only

BLO – Back Loop Only

MC – Magic Circle (Magic Ring)

Inc – 2 single crochet in the next stitch

Sc2tog – Single Crochet two together

Size

7 inches Tall

Notes:

  • First few rows will be a little tight, but once you make it past them it gets much easier. 
  • In the first few rows you will increase with both single and half double crochet stitches. Inc = single crochet increase.  Half Double crochet increases will be written out.
  • In row 14 you will make two spaces for inserting the safety eyes.
  • Pattern reads R2: Ch2, turn, 2hdc in first stitch, sc2, slst to first hdc. — Round 2: Chain 2, turn your work. Two half double crochet in the first stitch. One Single crochet into each of the next two stitches. Slip stitch to the first half double crochet.

The Pretty Little Ghost is a quick and easy crochet pattern that works up fast. This free crochet pattern is fun for the Halloween Holidays and adds a little spooky and cute decoration to your home decor. #crochet #freepattern #holiday #halloweendecor

Pretty Little Ghost Pattern: 

R1: In a Magic Circle, sc2, hdc, slst to first sc. (3)

R2: Ch2, turn, 2hdc in first stitch, sc2, slst to first hdc. (4)

R3: Ch1, turn, sc2, 2hdc in the next stitch, 2hdc in the next stitch. (6)

R4: Ch2, turn, Hdc, 2hdc in the next stitch, hdc, sc, inc, sc. slst to first hdc.(8)

R5: Ch1, turn, sc, inc, sc, inc, hdc, 2hdc in next stitch, hdc, 2hdc in next stitch. slst to first sc.(12)

R6: Ch1, turn, (sc, inc) repeat from (to) 5 more times, slst to first sc. (18)

R7: Ch1, turn, (sc 2, inc) repeat from (to) 5 more times, slst to first sc. (24)

R8: Ch1, turn, (sc 3, inc) repeat from (to) 5 more times, slst to first sc. (30)

R9: Ch1, turn, (sc 4, inc) repeat from (to) 5 more times, slst to first sc. (36)

R10: Ch1, turn, (sc 5, inc) repeat from (to) 5 more times, slst to first sc. (42)

R11-13: Ch1, turn, sc in each stitch around, slst to first sc. (42)

R14: Ch1, turn, sc18, ch1, skip a stitch, sc4, ch1, skip a stitch, sc18, slst to first sc. This row is making two spaces to insert the safety eyes.

R15-17: Ch1, turn, sc in each stitch around, slst to first sc. (42)

R18: Ch1, turn, (sc5, sc2tog) repeat from (to) 5 more times. Slst to first sc. (36)

R19: Ch1, turn, (sc4, sc2tog) repeat from (to) 5 more times. Slst to first sc. (30)

R20: Ch1, turn, (sc3, sc2tog) repeat from (to) 5 more times. Slst to first sc. (24)

R21: Ch1, turn, sc in each stitch around. Slst to first sc. (24)

Note: This is a good place to stop and add safety eyes and stitch on the mouth and eye lashes.

R22: Ch1, turn, sc7, inc, sc7, inc, sc7, inc, slst to the first sc. (27)

R23: Ch1, turn, sc4, inc, sc8, inc, sc8, inc, sc4, slst to first sc. (30)

R24: Ch1, turn, sc9, inc, sc9, inc, sc9, inc, slst to first sc. (33)

R25: Ch1, turn, sc5, inc, sc10, inc, sc10, inc, sc5, slst to first sc. (36)

R26: Ch1, turn, sc11, inc, sc11, inc, sc11, inc, slst to first sc. (39)

R27: Ch1, turn, sc in each stitch around, slst to first sc. (39)

R28: Ch1, turn, sc6, inc, sc12, inc, sc12, inc, sc6, slst to first sc. (42)

R29: Ch1, turn, sc in each stitch around, slst to first sc. (42)

R30: Ch1, turn, sc13, inc, sc13, inc, sc13, inc, slst to first sc. (45)

R31: Ch1, turn, sc in each stitch around, slst to first sc. (45)

R32: Ch1, turn, sc7, inc, sc14, inc, sc14, inc, sc7, slst to first sc. (48)

R33-35: Ch1, turn, sc in each stitch around, slst to first sc. (48)

Note: You will work row 36 twice. You will work in the Front loops only then work into the back loops of row 35. This row creates the ghost’s skirt. This is also a great time to add your Halloeen themed button!

R36: Round 1: Ch1, turn, in the front loops only (slst, skst, 5dc in the next stitch, skst) repeat from (to) 11 more times, slst to the first slst.


R36: Round 2: Do not turn, Ch1 and work into the back loops only, sc7, sc2tog, sc14, sc2tog, sc14, sc2tog, sc7, slst to the first sc. (45)

R37: Ch1, turn, sc13, sc2tog, sc13, sc2tog, sc13, sc2tog, slst to first sc. (42)

R38: Ch1, turn, (sc5, sc2tog) repeat from (to) 5 more times, slst to first sc. (36)

R39: Ch1, turn, (sc4, sc2tog) repeat from (to) 5 more times, slst to first sc. (30)

Note: This is a good time to stuff you ghost!

R40: Ch1, turn, (sc3, sc2tog) repeat from (to) 5 more times, slst to first sc. (24)

R41: Ch1, turn, (sc2, sc2tog) repeat from (to) 5 more times, slst to first sc. (18)

R42: Ch1, turn, (sc, sc2tog) repeat from (to) 5 more times, slst to first sc. (12)

R43: Ch1, turn, (sc2tog) repeat from (to) 5 more times, slst to first sc. (6)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

The Pretty Little Ghost is a quick and easy crochet pattern that works up fast. This free crochet pattern is fun for the Halloween Holidays and adds a little spooky and cute decoration to your home decor. #crochet #freepattern #holiday #halloweendecor

Bow:

Note: First chain = the very first chain made of the bow. 

Ch 4, 2 dc in the first chain made, ch3, slst to the first chain, 2 dc into the first chain, ch3, slst to the first chain. Fasten off leaving a long tail. Use this long tail to wrap around and cinch the center of the bow and to sew onto the ghost.

Now you have a Pretty Little ghost to set out for some Halloween fun!

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34 thoughts on “Pretty Little Ghost Free Crochet Pattern”

  1. This is really cute. Not sure what I’m doing wrong, but I can’t seem to get it right. I follow the instructions and turns and it seems to grow longer on one side and not the other. I’ve attempted about 8 times to do it and on the last somehow I managed to sew the sides together.

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  2. There appears to be an error starting in row or I don’t understand something. Row 6 ends with 18 stitches, row 7 has 6 increases but still ends with 18 stitches.

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    • Yes, you are correct. I often copy and paste and when I adjust stitch count I left two with 18, all stitch counts beyond that are incorrect. they should have +6 stitches in each row. The pattern is correct. I will get the counts corrected. Thank you so much for letting me know.

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  3. On R36, are we supposed to make the scallops match or offset? If I follow the directions they will be offset. Cannot tell from pictures you posted.

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  4. Thank you for helping me get the ghost pattern…..I just love him or I would not have percested fir so long trying to get it…….thanks again.

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  5. With this pattern (that you give us so freely- very generous of you) and the pumpkin pattern you listed earlier, my Halloween/fall decorations will be adorable and done right on time! Thanks so much for such wonderful patterns to work from. Easy to read, understand and implement. You are a wonderful designer! thanks!!

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  6. Hi! Thanks for this great pattern, she’s adorable. However I am totally confused. Is this worked in the round? I assumed so as it starts with a MC, but then you say to turn your work every row. Turn usually means flip your work and work the other direction… I’ve never seen that done from a magic circle. Help please! 🙂

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    • No this pattern is not worked in the round. You Slst to the first stitch at the end of each row and you chain 1 and turn your work. You will need to do this otherwise the holes you make to insert the safety eyes will not be centered on the head of the ghost.

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      • Thank you so much for your quick reply, I really want to get going on this cute little girl 🙂 ok I know how to work a circular step up but I’m still unclear in how you would turn. You slip stitch to the start, so this is forming a tube of sorts, then later a circle of the head after increase rows. In my experience turning is used only for flat pieces, can you explain what you mean by turning the work when the sides are connected? I’d think you’d join both ends, then do the step up to start the new row, and continue around, similar to working in the round which simply doesn’t do the step up. Is that right?

        By the way, I am so grateful that you added the reasoning of the eyes sitting right, I’ve actually been having that issue as most amigurumi is worked in the round. I was literally discussing it an hour ago LOL. So irritating when they are slightly unlevel. I will do the step up so rows are even from now on. Thanks for solving that problem for me!

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  7. Thanks for the great pattern can I use embroidery thread for the eyes instead of the safety eyes as my granddaughter just turned 6 months and everything goes in her mouth. I want to be extra careful with the eyes for that reason.
    Thanks
    Merry

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  8. Hello, dear! Beautiful pattern, thank you very much for sharing it with us. I would like to have your permission to publish a photograph of this projects in a compilation of beautiful inspiration for Halloween in my blog. Have a great day!

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  9. I love this ghost. I am at row 36. I have made the ruffle ( first row 36 ) but I don’t understand the second row 36 and all of the the rows after that. What are they for. Do they close the bottom so the stuffing doesn’t fall out? It seems the ruffle finishes it. Thamks

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  10. I understand working in back loop but just don’t understand where? Are the back loops at the base of scallops on inside of skirt ? I tried back loop of scallop itself but that didn’t make sense to me. Thank you for responding so quickly!

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    • So for that row you are working the row twice, the scallops are worked in the front loops, or the outside loop and then you rework that row in the black loops and begin decreasing to close up the bottom of the ghost.

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  11. When I do the second part of row 36 it doesn’t go all the way around the bottom of my ghost. It has the same amount of stitches as yours but has a big opening other than the one I’m closing off after the slip stitch. Is it suppose to be that way?

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    • When you finish the first part of row 36 you should have 48 stitches (same as row 35) on the second round of row 36 we are decreasing 3 times. 7sc + dec (2sc) + 14sc + dec (2sc) + 14sc + dec (2sc) + 7sc = 48 but since we decreased 3 times the actual stitch count should be 45.

      I would pull out the second part of row 36 and count how many stitches were in row 35. You can do this by counting the back loops of row 35. You can also count how many shells you have from the first part of row 36. You should have 12 total shells.

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    • I have this same issue. I’ve redone it twice. Not sure what I’m missing but on the first part of row 36 I end up with 12 scallops. But following along with the rest of the row, I still end up with several more Unworked stitches left when I reach 45 total stitches. I can only assume that you would have to end with more than 45 stitches at the end of row 36. I can’t figure out any other solution

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      • Ok, remember that row 36 is worked twice, row 35 has 48 stitches. Round 1 of row 36 is worked in the front loops only and will end with 60 sts. Round 2 of row 36, which is worked in the back loops only, has 3 decreases. So 48 stitches from row 35 minus the 3 decreases leaves you with 45 stitches in Row 36 Round 2.

        I just separated the two rounds in the pattern to try and make it clearer. Remember that you are working both rounds of row 36 into the stitches of row 35.

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    • 12 scallops containing 5 Dc = 60 stitches. I don’t think it’s possible to come out with 45 at the end of row 36. Unless I’m Missing something. 🤔

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      • Ok, remember that row 36 is worked twice, row 35 has 48 stitches. Round 1 of row 36 is worked in the front loops only and will end with 60 sts. Round 2 of row 36, which is worked in the back loops only, has 3 decreases. So 48 stitches from row 35 minus the 3 decreases leaves you with 45 stitches in Row 36 Round 2.

        I just separated the two rounds in the pattern to try and make it clearer.

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    • All patterns are designed to be viewed on the website. They are not particularly printer-friendly. Some of my designs have a premium PDF version that can be purchased but I am afraid this is an older pattern and does not have that.

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