Classic Ghost Buddy Free Halloween Crochet Pattern
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Classic Ghost Buddy | Free Crochet Pattern

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Halloween crochet projects are not complete until you have a ghost plushie to hug. This Classic Ghost Buddy is the free crochet pattern to kick off your spooky season, or just to snuggle after Trick-or-Treating.

Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I decorate my house extensively, but no matter what the theme is for the year , decorating is not complete until the old classic Halloween decorations come out.

This Classic Ghost Buddy is my homage to the adorable, cute-not-spooky Halloween decor of my childhood — Full of smiling Jack-O-Lanterns and adorable ghosts.

Free ghost plushie Crochet Pattern - Hooked by Kati

Construction

The Classic Ghost Buddy is worked from the bottom up all in one piece. There is no sewing on this guy, other than his eyes and mouth! Which makes this an easy crochet pattern!

He is shaped using short rounds, branching, and merging.

I have video tutorials for all of these techniques, but if you are at all concerned about the construction, I would highly recommend trick-or-treating yourself to the Premium Pattern 2.0. (See what I did there?) Premium Patterns come with lots of photos to help you understand the shaping and see how all the pieces come together. It also contains checkboxes to help you keep track of your rounds. That way you can put down your work, go to a Halloween party, and come back to your project without losing your place.

Classic Ghost Buddy | Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern is written in English, in US terms, using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.

You Need to Know:

Chains (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), Right side (RS), Wrong side (WS), increases and decreases, mattress stitch sewing. Be eager to learn and ready to have fun!

For a quick refresher of these basic skills, go to www.hookedbykati.com/basics

You Will Practice Intermediate Techniques:

  • How to shape amigurumi using short rounds
  • How to shape using increases and decreases
  • How to branch and merge amigurumi parts (no sew amigurumi technique)

Supplies

Measurements

13” tall x 8” wide x 4” deep

Gauge

8 sts x 8 rows in sc = 2” x 2”

Pattern Notes

  • For best results, assemble parts in order as directed.
  • Weave in attachment ends at very end of project in case pieces require repositioning.
  • Rounds labeled “Short round” are worked back and forth and will end before the round is complete, leaving stitches deliberately unworked to be worked in later rounds as instructed. Short Rounds Video Tutorial.
  • When instructed, an additional sc(s) will be added at the end of a round to move the starting stitch of the next round. This does not change the stitch count of the round. It only moves the starting point.

Special Stitches

  • Sc join – Single crochet join: With long starting tail, make slip knot in yarn, loop slip knot over hook, insert hook through stitch, yo, pull through, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook. Leave long starting tail on outside of work.

Instructions

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Tip of Head

With WHT, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [3 sc, inc] 3 times. (15)

Rnd 4: [4 sc, inc] 3 times. (18)

Rnds 5-6: Sc evenly around.

Bind off and weave in ends. Set aside for later use with head.

Body

(Worked from the tail up)

With WHT, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

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Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4-6: Sc evenly around. At end of Rnd 6, turn.

Rnd 7: (WS) (Short Rnd) (See Pattern Notes) Do not chain, 9 sc, leave remaining 9 sts unworked, turn. (9)

Rnd 8: (RS) (Short Rnd) Do not chain, 8 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (8)

Rnd 9: (WS) (Short Rnd) Do not chain, 7 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (7)

Rnd 10: (RS) (Short Rnd) Do not chain, 7 sc, do not turn. (7)

Rnd 11: (RS) Continuing on unworked sts from previous rnds, 18 sc. Sc to move starting st. (see Pattern Notes), turn. (18)

Rnd 12: (WS) (Short Rnd) Do not chain, 9 sc, leave remaining 9 sts unworked, turn. (9)

Rnd 13: (RS) (Short Rnd) Do not chain, 8 sc, leave remaining st unworked , turn. (8)

Rnd 14: (WS) (Short Rnd) Do not chain, 7 sc, leave remaining st unworked, turn. (7)

Rnd 15: (RS) (Short Rnd) Do not chain, 7 sc, do not turn. (7)

Rnd 16: (RS) Continuing on unworked sts from previous rnds, 18 sc. (18)

Rnds 17-18: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 19: [5 Sc, inc] 3 times. (21)

Rnd 20: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 21: [6 Sc, inc] 3 times. (24)

Rnd 22: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 23: [7 sc, inc] 3 times. (27)

Rnd 24: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 25: [8 sc, inc] 3 times. (30)

Rnd 26: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 27: [9 sc, inc] 3 times. (33)

Rnd 28: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 29: [10 sc, inc] 3 times. (36)

Rnd 30: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 31: [11 sc, inc] 3 times. (39)

Rnd 32: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 33: [12 sc, inc] 3 times, turn. (42)

Rnd 34: (Partial Rnd) 26 sc to move starting st to other side of tube, turn.

Rnd 35: (WS) (Short Rnd) Do not chain, 26 sc, leave remaining 16 sts unworked, turn. (26)

Rnd 36: (RS) (Short Rnd) Do not chain, 24 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (24)

Rnd 37: (WS) (Short Rnd) Do not chain, 22 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (22)

Rnd 38: (RS) (Short Rnd) Do not chain, 20 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (20)

Rnd 39: (WS) (Short Rnd) Do not chain, 18 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (18)

Rnd 40: (RS) (Short Rnd) Do not chain, 16 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (16)

Rnd 41: (WS) (Short Rnd) Do not chain, 14 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (14)

Rnd 42: (RS) (Short Rnd) Do not chain, 12 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (12)

Rnd 43: (WS) (Short Rnd) Do not chain, 10 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (10)

Rnd 44: (RS) (Short Rnd) Do not chain, 8 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (8)

Rnd 45: (WS) (Short Rnd) Do not chain, 6 sc, leave remaining 2 sts unworked, turn. (6)

Rnd 46: (RS) (Short Rnd) Do not chain, 6 sc, do not turn. (6)

Rnd 47: (RS) Continuing on unworked sts from previous rnds, [Sc, inc] 21 times. (63)

Stuff end of tail.

Rnds 48-55: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 56: [6 sc, inc] 9 times. (72)

Rnd 57: [7 sc, inc] 9 times. (81)

Rnd 58: [8 sc, inc] 9 times. (90)

Rnd 59: (First arm) 10 sc, skip 66, 14 sc. Leave skipped sts for future use. Continue working on 24 sts in the round. (24)

Rnds-60-64: Sc evenly around. (24)

Rnd 65: Dec 3 times, 12 sc, dec 3 times. (18)

Rnd 66: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 67: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 68: Dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in end.

Stuff arm.

Head

Rnd 59: With WHT, sc join (see Special Stitches) in the 1st skipped st of Rnd 58, 20 sc, skip 24, 21 sc. Leave skipped sts unworked for future use. Continue working on 42 sts in the round. (42)

Rnds 60-67: Sc evenly around. (42)

Rnd 68: [12 sc, dec] 3 times. (39)

Rnd 69: [11 sc, dec] 3 times. (36)

Rnd 70: [10 sc, dec] 3 times. (33)

Rnd 71: [9 sc, dec] 3 times. (30)

Rnd 72: [8 sc, dec] 3 times. (27)

Rnd 73: [7 sc, dec] 3 times. (24)

Stuff body and head.

Rnd 74: (attaching tip of head) 16 sc, working on Tip of Head, 18 sc, 8 sc on head. (42)

Rnd 75: [5 sc, dec] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 76: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 77: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 78: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Stuff Tip of Head and rest of head.

Rnd 79: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 80: Dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in end.

Second Arm

Rnd 59: With WHT, sc join in 1st skipped st of Rnd 58, 23 sc. (24)

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Rnds 60-64: Sc evenly around. (24)

Rnd 65: 6 sc, dec 6 times, 6 sc. (18)

Stuff arm and remainder of body.

Rnd 66: 3 sc, dec 6 times, 3 sc. (12)

Rnd 67: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 68: Dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in end.

Eyes

(Make 2)

Checkboxes for duplicate parts are in red.

With BLK, ch 5.

Base Row: Sc in second ch from hook, 3 sc. turn. (4)

Rnd 1: Do not chain, inc, 2 sc, inc, do not turn, rotate work so completed stitches are upside down, working in the back of the starting chain, inc, 2 sc, inc, sl st in 1st st to join. (12)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Position on head, on the upper half of the head, positioned vertically, about 4 sts apart. Use long tails to sew in place.

Mouth

With BLK, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around, sl st in 1st st to join. (12)

Position on head 2 rnds below eyes, centered between them. Use long tails to sew in place.

Weave in all attachment ends when parts are positioned as desired.

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