Halloween Ghost Crochet Pattern

ghost crochet pattern

Do you do “ghosting” or “booing” in your town? I had never heard of it until we moved here a few years ago. One night our doorbell rang and we opened the door to find a bag of candy and a cute little note telling us we had been “boo”ed. I called our neighbor and she filled me in on this fun little tradition. Now it is my kids’ favorite part of Halloween. I think they like it even more than trick or treating! In case you have not heard of it, “booing” is when you leave a Halloween treat on a friend’s or neighbor’s doorstep with a note. They then in turn do the same and pretty soon, everyone is “booing” each other. It really is quite fun. There are even some neat poems and sayings I have seen, but we just print out or own little ghost, which I am sharing with you here in case you want to try it where you live.

This year I thought it would be cute to crochet some little ghosts to add to our care packages. Want to make some of your own? I am sharing the pattern below so you can do just that :) And I also included a download link for the “booing” printable too. Have fun!

Ghost Crochet Pattern

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Here’s what you will need:

  • worsted weight white yarn (unless you would like a different color ghost, that is)
  • G hook
  • tapestry needle, scissors for finishing
  • your choice or black crochet thread, black felt, or craft eyes for the face

Click here to reference the Crochet Abbreviations Chart.

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Rounds 1 through 14 of the ghosts are worked in unjoined rounds. Move stitch marker up after each round to help keep track.


Make a magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 1 (does not count as st here and throughout), work 6 sc in ring — 6 sts.

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around — 12 sts.

Round 3: Work *2 sc in next, 1 sc in next, rep from * around — 18 sts.

Rounds 4 through 7: Work 1 sc in each st around — 18 sts.

Round 8: Work *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, rep from * around — 21 sts.

Round 9: Work 1 sc in each st around — 21 sts.

Round 10: Work *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, rep from * around — 24 sts.

Rounds 11 and 12: Work 1 sc in each st around — 24 sts.

Round 13: Work *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts, rep from * around — 27 sts.

Round 14: Work 1 sc in each st around — 27 sts.

Remove stitch marker and Sl st in next 2 sts.

Round 15: Ch 1, work *1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next, 2 dc in next, 1 hdc in next, 1 sc in next, 1 hdc in next, 2 dc in next, 1 hdc in next, rep from * around, join in first st of round — 33 sts.

Fasten off, weave in ends.



Finish off your ghosts with a scary or sweet face, using black crochet thread, cut felt, craft eyes, or a combination of these as I did here.


You've been BOOed!


Click here to download this “You’ve been BOOed!” printable.

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12 Responses to Halloween Ghost Crochet Pattern

  1. anna October 7, 2013 at 8:28 am #

    Really cute !
    Have a nice week !

  2. Anabel Luna October 7, 2013 at 8:49 am #

    Good Morning Mrs. Kara !…..this is so cute ….I like it very much….easy and quick to make.Have a great week! :)

  3. Cassandra October 8, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    That’s a really fun sounding tradition! Thank you for the ghost pattern. I will probably wip some up for Halloween! :)


  4. onel October 12, 2013 at 4:07 am #

    I don’t know how to crotchet but this is so cute! This would be a great finger puppet!

  5. wendy October 12, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    so cute! I don’t do halloween, but I like these

    • Kara October 14, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

      Thanks, Wendy :)

  6. Peggy October 5, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

    A fun and easy project! I set my ghosts over a flameless tea light to give them a spooky glow.

    • Kara October 6, 2014 at 10:26 am #

      That’s such a great idea, Peggy!


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