Published in patterns on Oct 17, 2021
Here's a quick crochet pattern for a little amigurumi ghost. Each one takes about half an hour to make. Sew a hanging loop on top for some cute Halloween decorations, or add a keychain and you'll have a nice mini ghost to protect your keys. These amigurumi ghosts also make great gifts!
Mini Amigurumi Ghost Crochet Pattern
This hanging ghost is crocheted from the bottom up all in one piece, with little hands added as you go. Finish off your mini ghost be sewing a little mouth and some beady eyes, and adding a hanging loop or keychain on top.
Difficulty: Easy to intermediate
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Using medium (worsted) weight yarn and a 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook, your ghost will be about 5 cm (2 in) tall. However, exact gauge isn't important, and you can easily adjust the size by using thicker or thinner yarn.
You will need:
• Medium (worsted) weight yarn in ghost colour - about 20 m (22 yds)
• 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook
• Toy stuffing
• 6 mm black beads for eyes
• Black sewing thread
• Yarn needle
• Sewing needle
• A keychain or extra thread for a hanging loop (optional)
Abbreviations (US crochet terms):
R - round
ch - chain
st - stitch
sts - stitches
sc - single crochet
sc2tog - single crochet 2 together
Special stitch for the arms:
Picot - Ch 3, sc in the first ch.
Work in the round, without joining rounds. Using ghost colour yarn, start with an adjustable ring.
R1: 5 sc in a ring.
R2: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts. (6 sts)
R3: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sts)
R4: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18 sts)
R5: Sc in each st around. (18 sts)
R6: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24 sts)
R7: Sc in next 7 sts, picot, sc in next 7 sts, picot, sc in next 10 sts.
(24 sc and 2 picot sts)
R8: Sc in each sc around, skipping over the picot stitches. Make sure the picots don’t get caught on the inside of the ghost’s body. (24 sts)
R9-12: Sc in each st around, for 4 rounds. (24 sts per round)
R13: (sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18 sts)
R14: (sc2tog, sc in next st) 6 times. (12 sts)
Stuff the body until it’s nice and puffy.
R15: (sc2tog) 6 times. (6 sts)
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing, and finish off. Sew the hole closed.
Use black thread to sew the eyes onto your ghost’s face, in line with round 10 and about 6 stitches apart.
Sew a small black mouth in between the eyes.
Sew a hanging loop or keychain onto the top of your ghost’s head.
Your little ghost is now complete!
Copyrights and selling your finished amigurumi:
This crochet pattern, amigurumi design, and all accompanying photos remain the copyright of Lauren Bergstrom of Móhu Store. You may not publish or distribute this pattern, or altered versions of the pattern (including variations, translations and videos), without permission.
You're welcome to sell physical items made from this pattern, as long as you credit Móhu as the designer. For online listings, add a note at the bottom of each listing saying ‘made from a Móhu pattern’ (or something similar). I also appreciate it if you include a link to the pattern, or to mohumohu.com. For selling in person, a small tag with the information on each amigurumi will do.
The amigurumi you sell must be made by an individual person (no production line or mass-production). You may not use my photos to sell your own work.