Boo the Ghost: Free Amigurumi Pattern
Hey guys! I’ve finished the pattern for Boo the Ghost!
I thought this would be a good pattern now that halloween is coming up. He’s pretty cute, if I do say so myself, rattling his (crochet) chains!
I don’t have a back story for Boo, I just had an idea I thought could work and it did, yay!
2018 update: I crocheted another Boo and thought I’d share him with you guys. As you can see Boo is equally cute without arms and his chains!
About the pattern
You can buy a cheap bundle of two beautifully formatted PDF versions of this pattern on Etsy. One version uses color, while the other is made in black and white to be more printer friendly.
Here’s the link to the Boo the Ghost Ravelry page, if you would like to start a project there.
Disclaimer: This pattern is an original pattern by Nea Creates, it may not be redistributed in any way, shape or form. If you want to share the pattern you may link to the pattern post, you may not repost the pattern on your site. Items completed from this pattern may be sold, provided that you give Nea Creates credit for the pattern and provide a link to the pattern post or home page.
Finished size: When finished Boo measures approximately 14cm tall and 9cm wide.
Difficulty: Easy, maybe intermediate if you’re not comfortable working in front/back loops only.
Notes: This pattern uses US crochet terms and SI units throughout. I use a smaller hook size than what the yarn calls for to get tighter stitches. You only need to use the suggested yarn weight and hook size if you want to obtain the same approximate finished size as specified above. This pattern will produce a well proportioned Boo using almost any yarn weight and corresponding hook size.
Materials & Tools
– Yarn calling for a 5mm crochet hook in white and gray (I used Favorite by Ice Yarns)
– A 4mm crochet hook
– A pair of 8mm safety eyes
– Stitch markers
– Yarn needle
Abbreviations & Stitches used
- yo – Yarn over
- st(s) – Stitch(es)
- mr – Magic ring/circle/loop
- sl st – Slip stitch
- sk # – Skip the indicated number of sts
- fl(s) – Front loop(s), the loop (of the st) closest to you
- flo – Front loop(s) only
- bl(s) – Back loop(s), the loop (of the st) farthest from you
- blo – Back loop(s) only
- sc – Single crochet
- inc – Increase, make two single crochets in the same st
- dec – Single crochet decrease, single crochet 2 sts together
- dc – Double crochet
Pattern – Boo the Ghost
R1 6 sc in a mr (6)
R2 6 inc (12)
R3 [inc, sc]×6 (18)
R4 [sc, inc, sc]×6 (24)
R5 [inc, 3 sc]×6 (30)
R6 [2 sc, inc, 2 sc]×6 (36)
R7 [inc, 11 sc]×3 (39)
R8 [6 sc, inc, 6 sc]×3 (42)
R9 [inc, 13 sc]×3 (45)
R10-24 45 sc (45)
R25 [7 sc, inc, 7 sc]×3 (48)
R26 [inc, 15 sc]×3 (51)
R27 [8 sc, inc, 8 sc]×3 (54)
R28 [4 sc, inc, 4 sc]×6 (60)
R29 [7 sc, inc, 7 sc]×3, 7 sc, inc, 6 sc, sl st to the fl of the last st, mark the bl (64)
R30 [sk 1,5 dc in flo, sk 1, sl st to flo]×15, sk 1, 5 dc in flo, sk 1, sl st to sl st of R29 (64)
N! Insert the safety eyes approximately between R11 and R12 with approximately 7 sts between them.
R31 ch 1, sc in the bl that you marked in R29, working in the bls left from R29 P1, 6 sc, dec, 7 sc, [7 sc, dec, 7 sc]×3 (60)
R32 starting in the first sc of the previous row, [4 sc, dec, 4 sc]×6 (54)
R33 [dec, 7 sc]×6 (48)
R34 [3 sc, dec, 3 sc]×6 (42)
R35 [dec, 5 sc]×6 (36)
N! Stuff the body.
R36 [2 sc, dec, 2 sc]×6 (30)
R37 [dec, 3 sc]×6 (24)
R38 [sc, dec, sc]×6 (18)
R39 [dec, sc]×6 (12)
N! Do the final stuffing.
R40 6 dec (6)
N! Cut the yarn, leaving a yarn tail for closing, yo and pull completely through the loop on the hook. Weave the yarn tail around the flo of the remaining sts (6) P2. Pull on the yarn tail to close then bury it in the toy P3.
R1 6 sc in a mr (6)
R2 [inc, sc]×3 (9)
R3-7 9 sc (9)
N! Sl st to the next st, cut the yarn leaving a yarn tail for sewing it onto the body, yo and pull completely through the loop on the hook.
Attaching the arms
Fold the arms so that the yarn tail falls in the middle P4. This will give a slant to the end of the arms so that they will point a bit upwards when they’re sewn onto the body. Use the yarn tail to sew each arm onto the body P5.
Make a slipknot in gray yarn. Ch 25 then sl st to one of the arms P6, ch 25 more, then cut the yarn, yo and pull completely through the loop on the hook. Trim the yarn tails on each side of the chain.
If you followed this pattern and crocheted your own Boo, please share it with me! @NeaCreates