Little Ghost Crochet Pattern

Crochet ghost

Make your very own little ghost with this sweet and simple crochet pattern. I love all things Halloween even though it’s not really celebrated here and despite my love of horror movies, I definitely lean more towards spooky cute when it comes to my creations.

This little ghost is worked all in one piece from the top down and the only sewing required is for attaching his little pumpkin hat.


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  • DK Weight Yarn in white, orange and dark brown (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Paper White, Blood Orange and Coffee Bean)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • 9mm safety eyes
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Black embroidery floss
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors


  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – single crochet increase
  • dec – decrease
  • invdec – invisible decrease
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • tr – treble crochet
  • BLO – back loop only
  • FLO – front loop only
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets


The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 2.5″ x 2″ (6.5cm x 5cm) when using the materials listed.

Pieces are worked in a continuous spiral starting with a magic ring unless otherwise specified. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.

Gauge is not important in this pattern. Use a hook size to match your chosen yarn. Make sure that your stitches are tight enough to prevent stuffing showing through and adjust hook size if necessary.


GHOST (white)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: [Inc] x6 (12)
R3: [Sc, inc] x6 (18)
R4: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)
R5: [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)
R6: 2 sc, inc. [4 sc, inc] x5, 2 sc (36)
R7-17: [Sc] x36 (36)

Insert safety eyes between R10 and R11, 5 sts apart.

R18: BLO [sc] x36 (36)
R19: BLO 2 sc, dec, [4 sc, dec] x5, 2 sc (30)
R20: [3 sc, invdec] x6 (24)
R21: Sc, invdec, [2 sc, invdec] x5, sc (18)

Start stuffing and continue to stuff as you go.

R22: [Sc. invdec] x6 (12)
R23: [Invdec] x6 (6)

Fasten off and weave in end.

Join white yarn in first leftover front loop from R18. Ch 1, sc in same st. [Hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc] x5, hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc (36)

Fasten off invisibly and weave in end.

PUMPKIN HAT (orange)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: [Inc] x6 (12)
R3: [Sc, inc] x6 (18)
R4: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)
R5: FLO [sl st] x24 (24)

Fasten off invisibly leaving a long tail for sewing.

STEM (dark brown)

Ch 4
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Fold chain in half and attach to the top of the hat.


  • Sew pumpkin hat to the top of the head at an angle using the leftover back loops from R5.
  • Using a single strand of embroidery floss, sew a mouth between the eyes.


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Crochet ghost

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  1. Hi! Such a cute ghost. I appreciate the free pattern. I’m confused though and wondered if you could help me. I did 36 sc in rounds 7-17 but the next step says row 8. Wasn’t row 8 in the SC rounds? Sorry if this is an obvious answer. I just learned to crochet a few months ago.

    1. Hi! You are absolutely right, the round numbers were off. Thanks for pointing it out, I’ve fixed them now. I’m excited that you’re including this pattern in your crochet journey x

  2. In row 19, are all of the stitches BLO? Or only the first 2 sc?

    Thanks in advance for making this pattern available in time for spooky season 🙂