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Halloween Decoration Ghost Light – Free Crochet Pattern

Halloween, night, darkness…
It’s time for ghosts to come out! Creat a special atmospere at home and decorate rooms or maybe a garden or an enterence door yourself!
Simple pattern, basic crochet skills, creativity and a bit of yarn – this is what you need today!

You will need:

  • 3.00 mm crochet hook
  • white and black yarn recommended for the hook
  • Scissors and sewing needle
  • a jar (I took jars of baby food, smaller one is 7 cm in height, the bigger one is 11 cm)

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Abbreviations:

  • ch – chain
  • st – stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • dec – 2 sc in one st  (used to decrease the number of stitches)
  • rev sc  – reverse sc (note: reverse sc is a regular sc but in the opposite direction)
  • dc – double crochet
  • dinc – 2 dc in one st (used to decrease the number of stitches)
  • X N – repeat N times
  • at the end of every round total number of stitches is shown in brackets

Instructions:

Note: every round (2-9) starts with 3 ch (which is counted as a first dc in the pattern) and ends with sl st. 

Work with the white yarn.
Round 1: 40 ch, sl st (40)
Round 2: sc in all st (40)
Round 3: (dc in next 7 st, dinc) X 5 (45)
Rounds 4-7: dc in all st (45).  Note: If you are working with the bigger jar, crochet 6 more rounds like that!

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Round 8: (dc in next 4 st, dinc) X 9 (54)
Round 9: (dc in next 5 st, dinc) X 9 (63)
Round 10: 1 ch, rev sc in all st, sl st (63)

 

Fasten off, cut the yarn and weave in both ends.

Ghost face:

Here I give you some options for ghost face expressions, combine them in the way you like or think of your own ideas! Crochet the face using black yarn.

Standard eyes (make two):

4 ch, 3 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc in next ch, 3 sc in next ch, continue crocheting around: sc in next st, sl st. Fasten off and cut the yarn leaving a tail for sewing.

Evil eyes (make two):

Round 1: 6 sc in Magic ring
Round 2: sc in next st, 2 ch, turn the eye and continue crocheting in the opposite direction
Round 3: sc in next 2 st, sl st in next 2 st, sc in next st. Fasten off and cut the yarn leaving a tail for sewing.

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Howling mouth:

9 ch, turn and crochet around the chain
Round 1: sc in next 3 st, dec, sc in next 2 st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st
Round 2: 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, dec, dec, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st, sl st in the back loop of the next st, sl st in the back loop of the next st. Fasten off and cut the yarn leaving a tail for sewing.

Smile:

Round 1: 6 sc in Magic ring, 1 ch (6), don’t join the circle as shown below

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Crochet to the other direction and change direction after every round:
Round 2: sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, 1 ch, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st, 1 ch (9)
Round 3: sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st, 1 ch, 2 sc in the same st, sc in next 4 st, 1 ch (13)
Round 4: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 st, 1 ch, sc in the same st, sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st, 1 ch (17)
Continue crocheting in the same direction:
Round 5: sc in the same st, sc in next 2 st, sc in magic ring, sc in next 3 st, sl st (7)
Fasten off and cut the yarn leaving a tail for sewing.
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Now sew the face to the ghost’s body and the work is done!

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Think about crocheting a small basket for sweets? You can use this pattern for it, just take orange and/or black yarn instead of the packing twin!

Did you like to crochet with the tutorial? Check out my other patterns here!

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