Spooky season is coming up, and I’ve got a fun project for you. It’s a crochet ghost pattern that’s both free and easy to follow. This isn’t just any ghost—it’s a friendly one that can be used in many cool ways.
Ever thought about having a ghost-themed pillow for Halloween? Or how about a tote bag with a cute little ghost on it? This pattern has got you covered for making Halloween decorations.
You can also use it to make some ghostly wall art. Or, add it as a spooky square to a blanket that would be perfect for watching horror movies!
Whether you’re a crochet pro or just starting out, everyone can use this pattern. As you crochet, your ghost will appear, ready to bring Halloween vibes to your home or clothes.
Grab your yarn and hook, and let’s make some ghostly Halloween patterns!
Need help with this free pattern? I have an online c2c course for those of you that are new to this crochet technique.
This free crochet pattern is also available for purchase as an ad-free PDF pattern in my Etsy Shop.
Advanced beginner. This easy pattern uses basic crochet stitches.
12 inches by 12 inches
- crochet hook: G/4 mm hook size (you can use a bigger hook if you want the squares to be looser)
- yarn: worsted weight acrylic yarn (#4). I used Red Heart Super Saver in black, flame and white yarn
- tapestry needle/yarn needle
- locking stitch marker
4 squares= 2 inches
4 rows of squares= 2 inches
- dc = double crochet stitches
- hdc = half double crochet
- sc = single crochet stitches
- ch = chain
- ch(s) = chains
- st = stitch
- sl st = slip stitch
- st(s) = stitches
- rem = remaining
- blo = back loop only
- flo = front loop only
- You can choose to follow the pixel graph or the written instructions.
- Written instructions are for working from the bottom right corner to the top left.
- Crochet the pixel graph using the corner-to-corner (c2c) technique. Use the traditional method of making three double crochets for each square.
- Chain 6 to start each new row and chain 3 at the beginning of each square.
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Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet
Corner to corner (c2c) crochet is a technique where you crochet “squares” in diagonal rows. You start in the bottom right corner and end in the top left corner. Each row is increased by one square. Each square in the graph = chain 3 + 3 double crochet.
How to Corner to Corner Increase
Increases are made at the end of each row. Chain 6 and DC in the 4th chain from the hook and in each of the 2 remaining chains.
You will have a chain 3 + 3 DC square. This is your first square for the beginning of the next row. Turn your work and join with a slip stitch to the chain 3 space from the last square made.
How to Corner to Corner Decrease
The first decreases for both the width and length will create corners. To decrease, turn your work and slip stitch across the 3 DC’s in the last square made. Join with a slip stitch to the chain 3 space and chain 3 + 3 DC.
Crochet Ghost Pattern PDF Graph
Crochet Ghost Pattern Written Instructions
↙ Row 1: black x 1
↗ Row 2: black x 2
↙ Row 3: black x 3
↗ Row 4: black x 4
↙ Row 5: black x 5
↗ Row 6: black x 6
↙ Row 7: black x 4, white x 1, black x 2
↗ Row 8: black x 2, white x 2, black x 4
↙ Row 9: black x 4, white x 2, black x 3
↗ Row 10: black x 3, white x 3, black x 4
↙ Row 11: black x 4, white x 3, black x 4
↗ Row 12: black x 2, white x 6, black x 4
↙ Row 13: black x 4, white x 7, black x 2
↗ Row 14: black x 3, white x 7, black x 4
↙ Row 15: black x 4, white x 8, black x 3
↗ Row 16: black x 4, white x 8, black x 4
↙ Row 17: black x 5, white x 10, black x 2
↗ Row 18: black x 2, white x 11, black x 5
↙ Row 19: black x 5, white x 11, black x 3
↗ Row 20: black x 4, white x 11, black x 5
Start decreasing on both ends.
↙ Row 21: black x 5, white x 2, black x 1, white x 7, black x 4
↗ Row 22: black x 4, white x 7, black x 1, white x 2, black x 4
↙ Row 23: black x 3, white x 10, black x 4
↗ Row 24: black x 4, white x 4, black x 1, white x 4, black x 3
↙ Row 25: black x 2, white x 4, black x 1, white x 4, black x 4
↗ Row 26: black x 4, white x 8, black x 2
↙ Row 27: black x 2, white x 7, black x 4
↗ Row 28: black x 5, white x 5, black x 2
↙ Row 29: black x 2, white x 4, black x 5
↗ Row 30: black x 6, white x 2, black x 2
↙ Row 31: black x 9
↗ Row 32: black x 8
↙ Row 33: black x 7
↗ Row 34: black x 6
↙ Row 35: black x 5
↗ Row 36: black x 4
↙ Row 37: black x 3
↗ Row 38: black x 2
↙ Row 39: black x 1
Crochet Ghost Pattern Border
I recommend using orange or black yarn.
Ch 2. In the side of each square you will make two hdc and in each corner you will hdc-ch 2-hdc.