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Gavin – The Ghost- Free Pattern

I see more and more Halloween patterns popping up all over the social media channels so I thought that I might have to speed up with writing all the patterns up which are still in my “pattern pipeline”. Gavin is on of my Halloween projects for this year. Hope he shows that not all the ghosts have to look particular scary and you’ll enjoy making him!

 

Gavin – The Ghost- Free Pattern

Gavin - The Ghost - Free Pattern by Loopsan

 

You’ll need:

  • DK yarn in white
  • 4.00 mm crochet hook
  • polyfill
  • wobbly eyes in your prefered size
  • tapestry needle

Gauge: not important you just might want to go either up or down a hook size when you crochet too tightly or too loose (you can test it by crocheting the first 4 rounds and push a little bit of polyfill behind for checking if it’s visible or not. If it is, reduce your hook size, if you’re having problems inserting your hook into the stitch of the previous round, go up by a hook size.

The whole project is done in rounds, do not join at the end

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Abbreviations

ch= chain

sc= single crochet (US term); double crochet (dc, UK term)

st= stitch(es)

dc = double crochet (US term); treble crochet (tr, UK term)

sc2tog= single crochet decrease (US term); double crochet decrease (dc2tog, UK term)

In my patterns UK terms are always given in brackets.

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Make Magic ring, ch 1

Round 1: 6 sc (dc) in magic ring. (6 st)

Round 2: 2 sc (dc) in each st around. (12 st)

Round 3: *2 sc (dc), sc (dc) in next st*, 6 times (18 st)

Round 4: *2 sc (dc), sc (dc) in next 2 st*, 6 times (24 st)

Round 5: *2 sc (dc), sc (dc) in next 3 st*, 6 times (30 st)

Round 6-11: sc (dc) in each st around (30 st)

Round 12: *2 sc (dc), sc (dc) in next 5 st*, 5 times (35 st)

Round 13-16: sc (dc) in each st around (35 st)

Round 17: *2 sc (dc), sc (dc) in next 6 st*, 5 times (40 st)

Round 18-21: sc (dc) in each st around (35 st)

Round 22: *2 sc (dc), sc (dc) in next 7 st*, 5 times (45 st)

Round 23-24: sc (dc) in each st around (45 st)

Gavin - The Ghost - Free Pattern by Loopsan

Round 25 (in back loop only): *sc2tog (dc2tog), sc (dc) in next 7 st*,  5 times. (40 st)

Round 26: *sc2tog (dc2tog), sc (dc) in next 6 st*,  5 times. (35 st)

Round 27: *sc2tog (dc2tog), sc (dc) in next 5 st*,  5 times. (30 st)

start stuffing your Gavin here.

Round 28: *sc2tog (dc2tog), sc (dc) in next 4 st*,  5 times. (25 st)

Round 29: *sc2tog (dc2tog), sc (dc) in next 2 st*,  5 times, sc2tog (dc2tog), sc (dc), sc2tog (dc2tog)  (18 st)

Round 30: *sc2tog (dc2tog)*,  9 times. (9 st)

fasten off and sew remaining hole closed.

Gavin - The Ghost - Free Pattern by Loopsan

join yarn to any remaining loop from round 25:

ch 1, *sc (dc), dc (tr)*, 20 times. (40 st)

Gavin - The Ghost - Free Pattern by Loopsan

Nearly there! :)

Nose:

Make Magic ring, ch 1

Round 1: 5 sc (dc) in magic ring (5 st)

Round 2: sc (dc) in each st around (5 st)

fasten off and attach to Gavin.

Gavin - The Ghost - Free Pattern by Loopsan

Sew/Glue your wobbly eyes onto Gavin. And you’re done :) (or maybe not, as Gavin doesn’t like to be alone he wants a friend to play with! ;))

Gavin - The Ghost - Free Pattern by Loopsan

I hope I’ve inspired you to make your own little Gavin (or two!) and would love to see how he turned out so please feel free to post a picture to my Facebook wall or link the project to your Ravelry account. And don’t forget to follow me on bloglovin to stay updated on what’s happening here.

Happy Crocheting!

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Disclaimer:  This pattern is not for resale so please do not sell it to other people. If you do use it and enjoy it, I’d be grateful for a link back to my blog and the pattern, but please don’t copy and paste it to your website or copy my pictures. You’re allowed to sell finished items created with the pattern, but please do give me credit as the designer (link back to the blog when selling online). Thank you!

 

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