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12 Easy Crochet Ghost Patterns Perfect For Halloween

Spooky season is coming up and this year, I'm opting for some charming crochet ghost patterns to give as gifts to family and friends.

I've been looking around a little and found some super cute patterns, so I figured I'd collect my favorite ghost crochet patterns and share them with you right here as well.

I hope I'll inspire you to create some boo-tifully delightful gifts and decor ideas 🙂

Let me know in the comments below which one's your favorite!

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Three Halloween Worry Worm Crochet Patterns 
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So what do you think of this Halloween trio?

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Ghost Crochet Patterns

Crochet Ghost Plush Patterns (Amigurumi)

If you're looking to crochet a plushie this Halloween and you don't have much experience with amigurumi yet, don't fret! There are super easy patterns you can follow, some are no-sew (if you don't enjoy sewing amigurumi parts together), some are worked flat, and others are worked in the round. 

See which style you feel most comfortable with or challenge yourself to try something new 🙂

Ghost Crochet Pattern Amigurumi

By Rose & Lilly Amigurumi

Whip up your own adorable no-sew crochet ghost in a flash with this free pattern! Perfect for beginners, this quick and easy project will add a spook-adorable touch of Halloween fun to your home decor. Perfect for gifts too 🙂


By Spin a Yarn Crochet

With this pattern you can make a ghost plushie without having actual experience in amigurumi! This ghost is worked flat in 2 sections and then stitched together and stuffed to turn it into a 3-D plushie. How brilliant is that?! 🙂


By Valentina Voskovniuk

How about crafting a cuddly friend with this free ghost amigurumi crochet pattern! This fabulous project shows you step-by-step how to create a charming ghost, but it does require a bit of experience in crocheting amigurumi. Enjoy making your very own spook-tacular friend!

Crochet Ghost Patterns Flat (Applique)

Flat crochet appliques are such wonderful additions to spice up lots of crochet projects and add a seasonal theme to them.

You can add these appliques to bags, hats, clothing, accessories, home decor items, you name it. 

Have a look at these adorable Halloween Ghost patterns and choose your favorite.


By Damn It Janet Let's Crochet

Aren't these the most adorable little ghosts ever? So simple and yet so perfect! Use them as appliquès on kitchen towels, fridge magnets, add a ribbon and create a bookmark or whip up several of these to create a garland.

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By Jayda InStitches

So how about a little Pac Man ghost? You can make a few of these and add them to your bags, hats, scarves, sweaters, jackets...just about anything you can think of! Use up your scraps and you don't really need to stick to white! Pac Man didn't either!


By HCKCrafts

Now look at these little cuties! This quick ghost appliqué is great for scrapbooking, embellishing clothing or bags or whatever your crafty hands want to do with them. I think they're super adorable! Don't you?

Crochet Ghost Keychain Patterns

Ghosts make a great keychain accessory, so here are a few ghost keychain patterns that are easy to whip up and give as gifts.

Ghost crochet keychain pattern

By Momsstitchetti

If you prefer no-sew patterns, this Ghost Keychain Crochet Pattern is for you!

This is an Amigurumi Keychain Pattern that makes for a super cute gift this Halloween.

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By NustyUA

With this little crochet ghost pattern you can make adorable ghost keychains as little Halloween souvenirs to give your friends or hang on your children's backpacks 🙂 Aren't these ghosts just the most precious little cuties ever?!


By Ximena Maza

Now look at these tiny lovelies! Too cute with these adorable bows!!

These crochet ghost keychains make the perfect accessory to keep your keys in check! Carry some crocheted Halloween magic wherever you go!


By Start Crochet

Meet Hailey the Hug-a-Boo Worm. You can use this cute little "Ghost Worry Worm" as gifts for kids, in classrooms as a calming tool, for trick-or-treats or to hide out & about for people to find.

Crochet Ghost Costume Patterns

I just had to include some ghoulishly delightful Ghost Halloween Costumes for babies in this roundup. 

Can you just imagine your adorable little baby wearing these irresistibly cute outfits this Halloween? 

Each pattern is designed with comfort & charm in mind so your baby will be happy to wear it. I'm sure your baby will be the star of the spooky season this year wearing one of these ghost costumes! Superb for picture-perfect moments.

Have a look at these options below.

crochet baby ghost halloween costume pattern

By Daisy Farm Crafts

Got a baby in the family? Now check this out! This little baby will be the most boo-tiful star of the night in this cozy and adorable outfit.

Ghost costume for baby Halloween

By 5 Little Monsters

You don't need to crochet an entire costume this Halloween!

Just add a touch of crochet magic with this simple Halloween Ghost Hat perfect for your little baby in family photos.

Baby ghost costume crochet pattern

By Jamie Murphy

And if you want to go all out and crochet a whole baby ghost costume, then this would be a perfect choice!

Simple and straight forward, it's a relatively quick make and oh so adorable!

I hope you enjoyed this roundup of ghost crochet patterns and found something you like.

But if you'd like to see some more FREE Halloween Crochet Patterns? Have a look at this lovely collection:

Halloween crochet patterns

If you like Amigurumi, check out these elegantly creepy patterns!

amigurumi halloween crochet patterns

And have a look at these quick & easy Halloween Crochet Patterns for some more inspiration 🙂

Easy Halloween Crochet Patterns- Start Crochet

Are you addicted to crocheting Worry Worms like I am? Here's a Halloween Collection that's super easy, perfect for beginners.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Crochet Ghost Patterns

I'm new to crochet. Can I still make these ghost patterns?

For sure! Try to start with the simpler patterns like appliques (flat ghost patterns) or a small keychain. If you know how to work in the round, you can try to make an amigurumi (plush toy) or crochet a ghost hat. They're really not as difficult as they look 🙂 

And you can use this FREE Hat Sizing Template to make whatever size hat you like 🙂


What kind of yarn do I need for these ghost patterns?

Each pattern designer specifies the yarn needed for each project which will allow you to get the approximate same size as the designer intended. But you can choose any available yarn you have on hand. Sizes may differ slightly because your tension might be different than the designer's and/or the weight of your yarn could be different.

You can experiment with yarns made specifically for Halloween as well if you like. Pick spooky shades like white, gray, or even a glow-in-the-dark yarn for an extra eerie touch!

I'm short on time. Are these patterns quick to make?

Well, your level of crochet experience will have an influence on how long it takes you to finish a pattern, but generally, the smaller the pattern, the less time it will take to make. Appliques and worry worms are usually quick projects and would be perfect for busy Halloween prep 🙂

How do I add faces to my crochet ghosts?

Giving your ghosts expressions is where the fun really begins! You can use small pieces of felt, beads, goggly eyes, safety eyes, finger-puppet eyes, embroidery floss, or even crochet the eyes and mouth directly onto your ghost. Different eyes and facial expressions will let your ghost's personality really pop.

You can check out this post about crochet worry worm eyes that lists all the different eye options and where you can buy them online. These could also be applied to ghost eyes or any other amigurumis you'll be crocheting. Just check the appropriate size of eyes (in mm) before buying them and make sure they fit the size of your project.

Crochet Worry Worm Eyes - 15 Creative Options

I'm planning a Halloween party. How can I use these crochet ghosts as decorations?

All these ghost crochet patterns would be great to use as decorations or to gift to your friends and family. Who wouldn't want to get a handcrafted little ghost on Halloween? 🙂

You could hang these cute little amigurumi ghosts from your ceiling, drape the ghost appliques across your mantel, or make a bewitching centerpiece. 

If you've got any babies in your family or circle of friends, you could gift them the baby ghost costumes. I'm pretty sure there the parents will love you for it!

You can even attach the ghost appliques to treat bags or use them as spooky table settings. Your guests will love the ghostly ambiance 🙂

I'm stuck on a step. Where can I find help?

Don't get tangled up in your yarn! If you get stuck along the way, remember that you can always get in touch with the designer and they'll be happy to help you. 

There are also plenty of online crochet communities and tutorials ready to help. have a look for crochet groups on FB. Don't hesitate to ask a question on there. FB Group Members are used to this and are always very helpful. You're welcome to join the Start Crochet FB Group. We'd be happy to answer any questions you might have.

How can I make my crochet ghost even more unique?

If you want to add your own touch to a crochet ghost, why not try different yarn textures, add embellishments like tiny hats or bows, or even create a ghostly family with different sizes. I don't know... just some ideas I'm coming up with... but there's lots you can do to customize your ghost. Just try different embellishments and see what fits best. Just google how to make the embellishment you're looking for and add it to your ghost.

Where can I share my finished crochet ghost projects?

All designers would love to see your crochet ghost projects, so it would be a good idea to share your finished ghosts on social media using the hashtag #CrochetGhost and to tag the designer. It's a great way to inspire others and show what crochet projects you've worked up 🙂 If you make one of my own patterns, please use @startcrochet on social media so I can see what you've made. I absolutely love seeing my patterns come to life all over the world! 🙂

Remember, crocheting these ghost patterns is all about having fun, getting into the Halloween spirit, and creating something that will make you smile every time you see it. Happy hooking!

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Thank you for reading my post and I hope you found some inspiring ideas for your next Crochet Ghosts 🙂 If you have any questions or comments, please write them in the comments section below.

Happy hooking!


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