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
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.
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 (as an alternative to the magic ring, you can ch 4 and join with a slip stitch in furthest chain from hook to form a 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.
Click here to download this “You’ve been BOOed!” printable.
Click here for more of my free Halloween patterns.