Boo-treelicious–Ghost Ornaments


by Vickie Howell (


Adorn your spooky tree with these Boo-treelicious ghost ornaments!

(Originally published as a Free Pattern of the Month on

Materials List

1 ball Vickie Howell Collection’s CRAFT in color: Carol (white)
1 US “E” (4.00mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle
6, 1 1/2″ Styrofoam balls
Scraps of black craft felt
Craft glue and white sewing pin (Ghost #3 only)

Spooky Tree (found at craft stores)

Finished Size

About 3″ Tall


3 1/2 sts per inch in SC

The Pattern

Ghost #1 (Make 2)
Ch 2, join round with a sl st.
Rnd 1: Ch1, sc [6 times] in center. Join with a sl st. (7 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch1, sc in base of same st as ch. 2sc in EACH st around. Join with a sl st. (14 sts)
Rnd 3: Repeat rnd 2. (28 sts.)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in next st and each st around. Join with a sl st.
Rnds 5-8: Repeat rnd 4.
Rnd 9: Ch 1, *Sc2tog. Repeat from * to end/ Join with a sl st. (14 sts.)
Rnd 10: Repeat rnd 4.
Rnd 11-12: Repeat rnd 2.
Rnd 13-16: Repeat rnd 4.
Rnd 17: *Ch 7, sk 2, sl st, ch 10, sk 4, sl st, ch 12, st st. Repeat from * , ending with a sl st in the base of 1st ch. Tie off.

(See ghost finishing at bottom of post)

Ghost #2 (Make 2)
Rows 1-8: Work as for Ghost #1.
Rows 9-16: Ch 1, sc in next st and each st around. Join with a sl st.
(Periodically stretch out ghost “body” while you’re working, so it flares out a bit).
Tie off.

(See ghost finishing at bottom of post)

Ghost #3 (Make 2)
Ch 200. Turn.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in 2nd ch from hook and every ch to end. Tie off, leaving tail.

Assembly: : Pin end of crocheted strip at the top of Styrofoam ball. Put glue on several inches of the wrong side of the strip and begin wrapping around ball, leaving a small gap for the eye area to peek through. Once you get to the bottom portion of the ball (before it rounds off), stop gluing. With a tapestry needle and yarn, tack strip loosely (intentionally letting some of them show) to itself as you continue wrapping to create “body”. Leave tails dangling and add a few loose strands randomly. Separate plies of yarn tales for unraveled look.

FINISHING (all ghosts)
Hanging loop: With yarn and hook, pick up stitch off-center of the top of the ghost head. Ch 12, sl st in same spot that you picked up 1st st. Tie off.

Weave in ends.

Cut out felt eyes and mouth and glue them onto appropriate ghosts. Hang on your spooky tree. Happy Halloween month! xo, Vickie

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