FabBOOlous the Ghost
~ free crochet pattern ~

I just realized Halloween is less than one week away! So here I am trying to sneak in one pattern before this fun holiday ends.  Say hi to FabBOOlous, the ghost! FabBOOlous is a friendly ghost who loves to go trick-or-treating, just like the kiddos. He only comes out to play during October, so bring him everywhere this month!

FabBOOlous is a super quick & easy crochet pattern. There is no sewing! The arms are crocheted along the way to make it easier (and less annoying – I really don’t enjoy sewing in the little parts when doing amigurumi). As for yarn, use any cheap yarn you can find or have on hand. You will only need one color (white), obviously, safety eyes, piece of thread for the mouth and some fiberfill stuffing.

FabBOOlous the ghost - Free Crochet Pattern by Doriyumi

Please share your finished creation(s) with me! Use the hashtag #doriyumi and tag me @doriyumi on social media. I really love to see your creations from my patterns 🙂

PATTERN

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 FabBOOlous the ghost - Free Crochet Pattern by Doriyumi

FabBOOlous the ghost - Free Crochet Pattern by Doriyumi

FabBOOlous the ghost - Free Crochet Pattern by Doriyumi

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NOTES

  • Please read through the entire pattern before you start.
  • Size: Approx. 5.5″ height x 3.25″ width
  • Gauge: Not essential as long as you keep your tension consistent. (Try not to crochet too loosely to avoid stuffing being shown through your stitches.)

ABBREVIATIONS

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
rep = repeat
* – * = repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Arm (make 2)

Start with a magic ring, ch 1 to secure ring.

Round 1: Work 6 sc in magic ring. (6)

Round 2: *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st*, rep from * – * around (9)

Round 3 – 5: 1 sc in each st around (9)

Sl st in next st and fasten off.

Body (worked from bottom to top)

With white yarn, ch 8.

Round 1: 2 sc in second ch from hook. 1 sc in next 5 sts. 4 sc in next st. Continuing on the opposite side of the chain, 1 sc in next 5 sts. 2 sc in last st. (18)

Round 2: 2 sc in first 2 sts. 1 sc in next 5 sts. 2 sc in next 4 sts. 1 sc in next 5 sts. 2 sc in last 2 sts. (26)

Round 3 – 4: 1 sc in each st around (26)

Round 5: 1 sc in first st. *1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st*, rep from * – * around until you have only 1 st left. 1 sc in last st. (30)

Round 6: *1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st*, rep from * – * around (36)

Round 7-11: 1 sc in each st around (36)

[Let’s attach the arms!]

Round 12: 1 sc in next 4 sts. Take first arm and flatten (lightly stuff if desired). Insert your hook through the first st as well as the st on the opposite side (skip one st on the side, see photo), then continue inserting your hook through the next st of the body.  Yarn over, pull through all of the sts, yarn over again and complete 1 sc.

In the same manner, work 1 sc in next 3 sts while attaching the arm.

1 sc in next 4 sts of the body. Attach second arm in same manner as above in next 4 sts. Continue working 1 sc in next 20 sts. (36)

*click thumbnails to enlarge photos*

 

 

Start stuffing the body and continue stuffing till the end.

Round 13: *1 sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog*, rep from * – * around (30)

Round 14: *1 sc in next 13 sts, sc2tog*, rep from * – * around (28)

Round 15: *1 sc in next 12 sts, sc2tog*, rep from * – * around (26)

Round 16-17: 1 sc in each st around (26)

Round 18: *1 sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog*, rep from * – * around (24)

Round 19: 1 sc in each st around (24)

Place 9mm safety eyes between round 18 & 19, approx. 3 – 4 sts apart. Embroider the mouth using thread or thin yarn.

Round 20: *1 sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog*, rep from * – * around (18)

Round 21: sc2tog 3 times. 1 sc in next 3 sts. 2 sc in next 3 sts. 1 sc in next 6 sts. (18)

Round 22: *1 sc in next st, sc2tog*, rep from * – * around (12)

Round 23: sc2tog 2 times. 1 sc in next 2 sts. 2 sc in next 2 sts. 1 sc in next 4 sts. (12)

Remember to stuff, stuff, stuff!

*click thumbnails to enlarge photos*

 

Round 24: sc2tog around (6)

Round 25: sc2tog, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts. (6)

To create the little tip at the top, I worked a sc3tog (pull up a loop in each of the next 3 sts, yarn over, pull yarn through all 4 loops on hook), then made a sl st in each of the next 3 sts.

Leave a tail to close up the top and fasten off.

FabBOOlous the ghost - Free Crochet Pattern by Doriyumi

Have a spooktacular Halloween!!

Enjoy! ♥

Please share your finished creation(s) with me! Use the hashtag #doriyumi and tag me @doriyumi on social media. I really love to see your creations from my patterns 🙂

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