glow in the dark ghost

Tomorrow is the first day of October. Are you ready for Halloween? I posted this pattern on my personal website last year, but I have so many new readers over here, that I thought I’d share it again. I think it would be fun to make a big pile of these and string them on a garland!

Glow in the Dark Ghost with Picot Ruffles

glow in the dark yarn or any worsted weight white yarn
size G/6 (4mm) crochet hook
two black beads for eyes
black yarn for smile
tapestry needle for beads and weaving ends
optional: polyester fiberfil

sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch

R1: chain 2, sc 6 in second chain from hook
mark the beginning of your row, move your marker up on each completed row
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12 stitches)
R3: *sc 1, sc 2 in next stitch* around (18 stitches)
R4: *sc 2, sc 2 in next stitch* around (24 stitches)
R5-7: sc around
R8 : sc 9, sc with bead, sc 3, sc with bead, sc 10
R9-15: sc around
R16: *[sl st, chain 3, sl into same st] sc* around for picot edging

Tie off, sew on a little smile, and weave in your ends.

I didn’t crochet a base because of the picot ruffle. Not to say that it couldn’t be done. This is more decoration than a toy, so I stuffed it with fiberfil to give it shape, but it’s open on the bottom.

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5 Responses to ghost of the past: crochet amigurumi pattern

  1. Charity says:

    This has nothing to do with crochet, but I wanted to tell you how inspiring I’ve found all your clothing recycling. Today I sat down with a holey pair of courderoys, and cut out a hat! :o)

  2. Rachel says:

    That is so cute Julie, I love the idea of a glow in the dark garland. I’ll be linking to this little guy.

  3. rima aranha says:

    How cute is this!

  4. […] Ghostie: The real reason I made this one is because it's so cute and I wanted to try my hand at making a picot ruffle. But also, we like watching "Ghost Hunters" and have an interest in the paranormal and "weird" stuff in general, so it's still fitting for the "Things We Like" category! The pattern suggests using glow-in-the-dark yarn; how cool would that be?? I just used white. […]

  5. Rachee says:

    This is s cute; it reminds me of a character from Super Mario Brothers! I am glad I found your blog. You do beautiful work.