Talking Crochet with Carol Alexander

Boo Ghosts™

Designed by Beverly Mewhorter

This trio will surely scare up a giggle from all trick or treaters!

Finished Size
Each Ghost is approximately 5" tall.

Materials

  • Red Heart® Super Saver® Art.
  • E300 by Coats & Clark or worsted yarn -- 3 oz.
  • White #311, 1 oz.
  • Vibrant Orange #354 and small amount Black #312
  • 6 black 8-mm half-round beads
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Craft glue or hot glue gun
  • Tapestry needle
  • G hook or hook size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge
We are not responsible for lack of materials due to project not being worked to gauge.
Gauge for this pattern: 4 sc = 1"; 4 sc rnds = 1".

Basic Stitches
Ch, sl st, sc.

Ghost (make 3)

Head & Body
Rnd 1: With white, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, join with sl st in first sc. (6 sc made)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join. (12)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around, join. (18)
Rnds 5-6: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc next 2 sts tog, (sc in next st, sc next 2 sts tog) around, join. (12)
Rnd 8: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join. (24)
Rnds 9-17: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join. At end of last rnd, fasten off.

Base
Rnd 1: With white, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, join with sl st in first sc. (6 sc made)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join. (12)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around, join. (18)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) around, join. (24)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) around, join. Fasten off. (30)
Easing to fit, sew Head & Body to Base, stuffing before closing.
For mouth (each is different), with black, using straight stitch, embroider mouth over rnd 6 as shown in photo.
For eyes, glue 2 beads over rnds 3 and 4 centered above mouth spaced 1/8" apart.

Arms (make 2)
Rnd 1: With white, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, join with sl st in first sc. (6 sc made)
Rnds 2-10: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join. At end of last rnd, fasten off. Stuff.
For Ghost No. 1, sew both Arms pointing up on each side of Body. Tack top of left Arm to rnd 4 of Head.
For Ghost No. 2, sew both Arms pointing up on each side of Body.
For Ghost No. 3, sew both Arms pointing forward on each side of Body.

Letter "B"

Bar
Rnd 1: With orange, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, join with sl st in first sc. (6 sc made)
Rnds 2-12: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join. Stuff.
Rnd 13: Ch 1, (sc next 2 sts tog) around, join. Fasten off.

Hump (make 2)
Rnd 1: With orange, ch 2, 5 sc in second ch from hook, join with sl st in first sc. (5 sc made)
Rnds 2-20: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join. At end of last rnd, fasten off.
Sew Humps to Bar (see photo).
Sew to Ghost No. 1 as shown in photo.

Letter "O" (make 2)
Rnd 1: With orange, ch 2, 5 sc in second ch from hook, join with sl st in first sc. (5 sc made)
Rnds 2-28: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join. At end of last rnd, fasten off.
Sew ends together.
Sew one to Ghost No. 2 and Ghost No. 3 (see photo).

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