Thank you for looking at my free Amigurumi pattern for Gilbert the ghost! It’s an easy pattern, perfect for beginners and to get in the mood for Halloween!
Gilbert likes to fly around and spook people. He gets disappointed when he is greeted with “awww” and smiles instead of gasps and screams. He doesn’t quite understand why.
All the stitches you need to know are the single crochet (double crochet in British terms), and the slip stitch.
It will also be helpful to know how to make a magic ring, invisible decreases in sc, fastening off a small round and making invisible finishes.
If you haven’t done all of these techniques before, you can learn them here:
Materials and tools you need for Gilbert the ghost
A small amount of DK/light worsted weight yarn in white
2.5mm crochet hook / between size B-1 and C-2 (My favorite is the Clover Soft Touch)
5mm safety eyes
Black embroidery floss
Large-eyed sewing needle
Rnd = round
St = stitch(es)
Ch = chain(s)
Sl st = slip stitch
Sc = single crochet
Inc = increase: sc 2 in same st
Dec = invisible decrease with sc: Insert hook in front loops of next 2 sts, yarn over, pull through both front loops, yarn over, pull through 2 remaining loops
Instructions for the Little Ghost
Rnd 1: Start with 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: Inc in all 6 st (12)
Rnd 3: [sc in next st, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: [sc in next 2 st, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 5 to 8 (4 rnds): Sc in all 24 (24)
Rnd 9: Sc in next 6 st, ch 4, sc in the next 3 ch (from 2nd from hook), sc in next 12 st, ch 4, sc in next 3 ch (from 2nd from hook), sc in next 6 st (30)
Rnd 10: Sc in next 6 st, sc 3 in the other side of the ch, sc in next 15 st, sc 3 in the other side of the ch, sc in next 9 st (36)
Rnd 11: Sc in all 36 st (36)
Attach the safety eyes between rd 7 and 8 with approx. 3 st space in between. Embroider the mouth with two small stitches underneath the eyes.
Rnd 12: Sc in next 6 st, dec 3 times, sc in next 12 st, dec 3 times, sc in next 6 st (30)
Rnd 13 to 15 (3 rnds): Sc in all 30 st (30)
Rnd 16: [sc in back loops of next 3 st, dec in back loops] repeat 6 times (24)
Start filling the head of the little ghost with fiberfill.
Rnd 17: [sc in next 2 st, dec] repeat 6 times (18)
Fill the arms and body with fiberfill.
Rnd 18: [sc in next st, dec] repeat 6 times (12)
Rnd 19: Dec 6 times (6)
Fasten off by stitching through the front loops of all 6 st and then through the middle of the rd. Weave in the yarn end.
Join yarn at the first front loop of rd 15 and ch.
[sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st] repeat 5 times
Fasten off and weave in the yarn.
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