Ghost Plush Toy

Ghost Plush Toy

Do the crisp autumn leaves and playful whispers of "trick-or-treat" ignite a spark of creativity in your crafty soul? Are you searching for a bewitchingly delightful crochet project to add a touch of whimsy to your home, or perhaps a hauntingly adorable companion for the Halloween season?

Then look no further than Gulliver the Ghost, our free crochet pattern for a charming ghost plushie that's sure to bring a smile (or a playful shiver) to anyone who encounters him! 

 

Why Crochet a Spooktacular Ghost Plushie?

Buckle Up, Because We're About to Get Boo-tiful!

#1 - A Hauntingly Easy Project: Whether you're a seasoned yarn whisperer or a complete crochet newbie, Gulliver is the perfect project to add to your spooky (or, if you prefer, delightfully whimsical!) crafting queue. This pattern utilizes basic stitches and clear instructions, making it an ideal way to practice your skills or whip up a quick and captivating creation for seasoned crocheters. (crochet for beginners, easy crochet pattern)

# 2 - Boo-tify Your Home Decor: Forget the cobwebs and creepy crawlies – Gulliver brings a touch of playful spirit to any room! Drape him over a bookshelf for a playful peek-a-boo, perch him on your mantelpiece for a touch of ghostly grandeur, or cuddle him up on your couch for a dose of spooky-cute charm. (crochet halloween decoration, easy halloween craft)

# 3 - A Spooktacular Gift Idea: Skip the store-bought trinkets and unleash your inner crafting ghoul! A crocheted ghost plushie is a timeless symbol of Halloween and an ideal handmade gift for friends, family, or anyone who appreciates a touch of spooky-cute fun! (crochet gift ideas, halloween gift ideas)

     

    So, grab your favorite yarn, channel your inner spooky spirit (or playful whimsy!), and get ready to bring Gulliver the Ghost to life with our free crochet pattern! Let's unravel some yarn and stitch up some spooky-cute fun, together! (crochet ghost pattern free)

     

    How To Get Ready

    Size:

    • 37 cm | 15" with hook size 4,5 mm
    • 45 cm | 18" with hook size 7mm

    Crochet Glossary

    sc single crochet stitch
    mc magic circle
    sl st slip stitch
    ch chain stitch
    st stitch
    dec 2 stitches together
    inc 2 sc in the same stitch
    fo fasten off

     

    Materials You Need

    Yarn

    Colors:

    • Main color: Chenille yarn or any other yarn with yarn weight 5 bulky or 6 super bulky. Color: white (approx. 120 m ; 132 yards)
    • Embroidered Mouth and Brows: 8/4 cotton yarn | yarn size 2.5mm - 3.5mm | Color: black (approx. 1 m ; 1 yards)

     

    Yarn Examples for 5 bulky:

    • Go Handmade Happy Chunky fine
    • Himalaya Dolphin Baby
    • Hobbii Honey Bunny
    • Hobbii Baby Snuggle Solid
    • YarnArt Dolce
    • Katia Bambi
    • Schachmayr Luxury Velvet

     

    Yarn Examples for 6 super bulky:

    • Bernat Blanket
    • Premier Parfait Chunky
    • Premier Just Chenille
    • Go Handmade Happy Chunky double
    • Alize Velluto

     

    Accessories

    • Crochet hook: 5 mm or 7 mm
    • Polyester toy stuffing
    • Stitch marker
    • Security eyes of your choice
    • Tapestry needle
    • Long pins

     

     

     

     

    Pattern Instruction

    Arms

    Make 2x. Stuff the arms.

    White color
    1 6 sc in mc (6)
    2 6 inc (12)
    3 (3 sc, 1 inc) x3 (15)
    4 15 sc (15)
    5 (3 sc, 1 dec) x3 (12)
    6 12 sc (12)
    7 (2 sc, 1 dec) x3 (9)
    8-12 (5 R) 9 sc (9)
    13 1 dec, 7 sc (8)
    14 8 sc (8)

     

    Fold arm and crochet the two opposite stitches together with sc. 4 stitches total. Cut the yarn and fasten off. You do not need to leave a yarn tail.

     

    Head

    The head will be stuffed after connection the arms to the neck.

    1 White color
    1 6 sc in mc (6)
    2 6 inc (12)
    3 (1 sc, 1 inc) x6 (18)
    4 (2 sc, 1 inc) x6 (24)
    5 (3 sc, 1 inc) x6 (30)
    6-9 (4 R) 30 sc (30)
    10 (4 sc, 1 inc) x6 (36)
    11-13 (3 R) 36 sc (36)
    14 (4 sc, 1 dec) x6 (30)
    15 (3 sc, 1 dec) x6 (24)
    16 (2 sc, 1 dec) x6 (18)
    17 (7 sc, 1 dec) x2 (16)

     

    Do not fasten off, we continue.

     

    Connecting arms with neck

    4 sc with left arm, 4 sc, 4 sc with right arm, 4 sc.

    Position the eyes between round 9 and 10 with 6 stitches apart. If you attach the eyes here first, then you make sure that the eyes are placed correctly facing forward and are not displaced.

    Now stuff the head.

     

     

     

     

    Body

    White color
    1 (3 sc, 1 inc) x4 (20)
    2 (2 sc, 1 inc, 2 sc) x4 (24)
    3 (5 sc, 1 inc) x4 (28)
    4 (3 sc, 1 inc, 3 sc) x4 (32)
    5 (7 sc, 1 inc) x4 (36)
    6-9 (4 R) 36 sc (36)
    10 (7 sc, 1 dec) x4 (32)
    11 32 sc (32)
    12 (3 sc, 1 dec, 3 sc) x4 (28)
    13 28 sc (28)
    14 (5 sc, 1 dec) x4 (24)
    15 24 sc (24)
    Start stuffing the body
    16 (2 sc, 1 dec, 2 sc) x4 (20)
    17 20 sc (20)
    18 (3 sc, 1 dec) x4 (16)
    19 16 sc (16)
    20 (1 sc, 1 dec, 1 sc) x4 (12)
    21 12 sc (12)
    22 10 sc, 1 dec (11)
    23 9 sc, 1 dec (10)
    24 8 sc, 1 dec (9)

     

    Stuff the body until the "bottleneck" point in row 27. Then stop the stuffing. The lower part of the body (tail part) won't be stuffed anymore.

     

    25 7 sc, 1 dec (8)
    26 6 sc, 1 dec (7)
    27 5 sc, 1 dec (6)
    28 4 sc, 1 dec (5)
    Variant: knotted tail (see pictures below).
    29-43 (15 R) 5 sc (5)
    Variant: not knotted tail. For this variant also stuff the tail.
    29-35 (7 R) 5 sc (5)

     

    Fasten off by closing the hole. Knot the tail.

     

    Embroidering facial details

    Embrioder the mouth with the black yarn. Use the sleepy eyes embroidery technique (see next page). For a perky side smile, one side of the mouth ends in the middle of the face, below the imaginary nose, and the other side below the eye, but one row higher.

    Embroider eyebrows.

     

    Done! Have fun with Gulliver!

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