Thursday, 27 October 2016

Comfy Make - Crochet Ghost pattern

Here's the pattern for the crocheted ghost - I hope you like!  He's really quite easy to make, let me know how you get on...




Materials
  • White DK wool / yarn
  • 4mm crochet hook
  • Safety eyes or buttons for eyes
  • Black embroidery thread / black felt for mouth

Notes
Apart from the underside, all the crocheting for the body of the ghost is done in continuous rounds (i.e. don't join each row, just keep going - a stitch marker comes in handy here!)

Main body
  • Round 1: magic ring, dc 8 (8)
  • Round 2:  2dc in each st (16)
  • Round 3:  '1dc in first st, 2dc in next', repeat to end (24)
  • Rounds 4 - 10: 1dc in each st (24)
  • Round 11: '1 dc in first st, 2dc in next', repeat to end (32)
  • Rounds 12 - 24: 1 dc in each (32)  
  • Round 25: '1dc in first 3 st, 2dc in next ', repeat to end (40)
  • Round 26: '1dc in first 2 st, 2dc in next', repeat until 1 st left, 1dc in last st (53)
  • Round 27: 'miss 1, 4htr in next st, miss 1, sl st in next', repeat to end
  • Fasten off and weave in ends

Arms (make 2)
  • Leaving a tail of approx 15cm, ch 6 - this will be the arm once complete
  • Ch a further 4
  • 2dc in 2nd ch from hook
  • Sl st into next 2 st
  • Ch 4
  • 2dc in 2nd ch from hook
  • Sl st into next 2 st
  • Ch 4
  • 2dc in 2nd ch from hook
  • Sl st into next 2 st
  • Sl st in each ch down the length of the arm
  • Fasten off and leave a 15cm tail

To make up
  • Personally I find it easier to stuff the body now temporarily, to give me an idea of the shape of the piece.
  • Decide where you want your eyes - I've included mine in round 8, 3 st apart.  If you're using safety eyes you can poke these through now.
  • Decide where you'd like to attach your arms; mark where you want them using stitch markers.
  • Now remove the stuffing.
  • Attach your eyes securely, either sewing buttons on, or attaching the backs of the safety eyes.
  • Take one of your arms. Thread one of the tails onto a needle and push it through the ghost body. Do the same with the other tail.  Once you're happy with the placement of the arm, tie the two tails together reasonably tightly, and cut off the excess wool.  Do the same with the other arm.
  • You can attach the mouth now or at the end - I did mine at the end.


To complete the underside
This can be a little tricky, especially if you're a relatively tight crocheter like myself. 
ALSO, for the underside, you need to join each row rather than crocheting in the round - a stitch marker is useful here.


  • Turn the ghost upside down. Look at one of the 'frills' - below each one is a line of stitches - you will be using these.  See photo, right...
  • Put your hook under one of these, yarn over, pull through the stitch, yarn over again.
  • Go round the underside of the ghost along this row and do a dc into each stitch (40).
  • Ch 1, dc2tog around, join to original ch1 with a sl st (20)
  • Ch 1, dc in each st, join to original ch1 with a sl st (20)
  • Stuff the body now.
  • Ch 1, dc2tog around, join to original ch1 with a sl st (10)
  • Ch 1, dc2tog around, join to original ch1 with a sl st (5)
  • Fasten off.  Thread the wool onto a needle and weave in and out of the 5 stitches to close the hole. Weave in end and finish.


The end! 

Pattern (c) Comfy Marmalade 2016



Follow my blog with Bloglovin

No comments:

Post a Comment