Oh boy, we’re finally in New Orleans! Yesterday was a horrible travel day for us due to the weather, but my husband and I finally made it to New Orleans after a 16-hour travel day. Since we were stuck at the airport for such a long time, I’ve had the time to finish editing the PDF files for the last 3 patterns for the Halloween Collection and also, finish writing this post.
This Halloween amigurumi ghost ornament is pretty basic and almost everyone has their own version of a similar looking ghost, but I just wanted to write a pattern up for the one I created for my tree. My ghost looks like he’s trying to give you a spooky lil hug and I love it!
Free Halloween Ghost Amigurumi Ornament Crochet Pattern
I used the Knitpicks Shine Sport yarn for all of the ornaments in my Halloween collection because I love how smooth it crochets up. The yarn also looks slightly glossy, which makes the ornaments look a little bit more polished.
The difficulty level of this pattern is Easy and this pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
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sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
FLO: crochet only in the front loops (look closest to you) of each st
BLO: crochet only in the back loops (loop away from you) of each st
inc: two single crochet in one stitch
dec: invisible decrease, single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only
(…) x # : repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates
[#]: total number of stitches for that row
#sc: one sc in the following # stitches
THINGS YOU NEED
- Knitpicks Shine Sport Yarn in White
- 3.0 mm Crochet Hook
- 6mm Safety Eyes and Matching Backings
- Polyfil or Scrap Yarn for Stuffing
- Darning Needle
- Locking Stitch Markers
- White String for Hanging
- Black Felt or Black Wool Roving + Felting Needle
with White yarn
1 6sc in magic circle 
2 (inc) x 6 
3 (sc, inc) x 6 
4 (2sc, inc) x 6 
5 (3sc, inc) x 6 
6-8 sc in all sts 
9 (4sc, inc) x 6 
10-15 sc in all sts 
16 (5sc, inc) x 6 
17-18 sc in all sts 
19 FLO, (sc, hdc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in the next st, hdc, sc, sl st) x 7 [7 peaks]
20 In the back loops of Row 19, (5sc, dec) x 6 
21 (4sc, dec) x 6 
22 (3sc, dec) x 6 
23 (2sc, dec) x 6 
24 (sc, dec) x 6 
Fasten off, stuff fully, close hole and weave tail in.
1 6sc in magic circle 
2 sc in all sts 
3 sc, inc, 2sc, dec 
4 (2sc, inc) x 2 
5 2sc, inc, 3sc, dec 
Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.
- Pin the arms to the side of the body and sew in place. You can pin it so that the arms flop down, or you can do what I did and pin the arms with the tail ends facing up to make your ghost look like it’s trying to give you a hug.
- Cut a tiny oval from your sheet of black felt and glue onto the face between the eyes to create a mouth. Alternatively, you can also felt some wool roving directly onto the face. Feel free to play around with the mouth shape with embroidery too if you do not have any felt or wool roving on hand!
- If you would like to make your ghost into an ornament, string a piece of yarn through the top and tie off to close off the loop.
You have just finished your Ghost! I love this little ghost and how it looks like it’s trying to scare you and hug you at the same time.
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I Like IT A lot
Thanj YOU for THe instructions
Have a nice day
Great little pattern and very cute. My daughter loves it. 😊 very quick to make.
On round 19 I don’t see how it makes 7 peaks I can only get 6 peaks
Hi there Jessica,
Each peak should only be taking up 6 stitches. You are likely working into an extra stitch per peak. (dc, ch 2, dc) should all be going into the same stitch to create a sharper peak.
Hope this helps!
I did that but undid it when I realised the dc chain2 dc were all in the same stitch
Sc, hdc, dc +ch2+dc, hdc, sc, ss…..take 6 stitches ….do this 7 times =42
Does this help?
This helped me a ton. Thank you so much.
So cute and easy. Thanks.
Much bigger than I was expecting! Certainly needs a smaller hook than a 3mm to match the size in pictures shown here!
Hi there Laura,
All the information I have in my patterns are there as guides, but a lot of different factors will affect how your item turns out. For instance, “sport weight” from different yarn brands are never really the same weight. Your personal tension also differs from mine, so that affects the end result of your toys as well. It’s a good idea to figure out what your favourite yarn/hook size combination is, but I just include what I used when I was creating the pattern to give people a better starting point.
Hope that helps!
My turned out huge as well but I love it and it’s a great pattern! Easy to follow! 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing your work. I have made this cute little amigurumi ghost for my 2 year old son, who absolutely loves it 😊 If he’s happy with end results then so I’m I. Your instructions were so easy to follow. I can’t wait to make more now😊 think I’m going to try the amigurumi bat now, fingers crossed it turns out like this adorable little ghost. Thank you again for sharing your lovely work with us all, hope you have a great day. Sending love all the way from South Wales 😊
I finished the pattern and I love the results! I skipped adding the hands because I don’t think thay are necessary. I only added eyes and I colored the bottom of them with a light pink. My ghost turned out pretty cute! Thanks a million!
This is working up so adorably but I think I’m confused about the arms. In step 3, how does that make 6 stitches? I only get 5 when I work that last decrease. Is this a rookie maneuver?
Your videos are so clear, by the way, which is what drove me to your site! I bought the bear pattern and can’t wait to try more!
Thanks for your creative mind >D
What did you use for the bottom of the ghost felt or did u crochet it closed to hold the stuffing in?
The closing method I use for all of my amigurumi is this one here: https://youtu.be/x_Tr47opheo
Hope this helps!
I think the arm pattern is incorrect – the number stitches do not add up to the number of stitches left.
Are you able to help us with the correct pattern for them? Someone else also commented the same thing.
Thank you 🙂
Hi there Georgia,
The pattern for the arm is correct. You may be mixing up the inc/dec, which would skew the number of stitches. For the final round, it’s 2sc (so that’s 2 stitches), inc (2 more stitches), 3sc (3 stitches), and dec (one stitch) = 2+2+3+1=8.
Hope that helps!
Would it work if I filled his bottom in so he could be stuffed and be cuddly? I’ll try anyway haha thanks for the amazing project
He has a bottom! It starts on round 20 on the body 🙂
Hi, has anyone tested how many ghosts can be made from one skein of the knitpicks white yarn?
Hello! Thank you for this pattern! I’m super new to crocheting and I was able to follow it pretty easily. Yay! One question, though: How do I get from the end of the peaks to the beginning of the bottom where it starts to decrease? Do I finish the stitch, tuck my end in, and start fresh on the bottom?
You just continue in the round after working the peaks, no need to fasten off and start fresh. In round 19, you’re working into the front loops only of round 18. So for round 20, you’ll be working into the unworked back loop of round 18.
Hope this helps!
That helps! Thank you!