Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ghostly Pins

"I don't have time to crochet anything for Halloween!"

Relax, because this one can be crocheted quickly and best of all-- perfection is not required.

You will need a small amount of white yarn and a hook size that you are comfortable with. Two squiggly eyes and one small pom pom, pin back, white craft glue or a hot glue gun.

Begin with the head.

Rnd 1: Ch 5, join to make a circle, ch 2, 2 hdc, dc, 7 tr, dc, 2 hdc, sc, join.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in next 12 sts.

Body

Row 1: Ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, join to rnd 1 of head with a sl st.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in back loops only of last row. (6sc)
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, sc in back loops of first 6 sc, sl st in Rnd 1 of head. (8sc)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in back loops of next 8 sts, ch 5, turn.
Row 5: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 chs, sc in back loops of previous row, join to Rnd 1 of head with a sl st. (12 sc)
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in back loops of next 10 sts, ch 2, turn.
Row 7: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in back loops of previous row, join to Rnd 1 of head with a sl st.
Row 8: Rep Row 6.
Row 9: Rep Row 7.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in back loops of next 7 sts, ch 3, turn.
Row 11: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, sc in back loops of previous row, join to Rnd 1 of head with a sl st.
Fasten off.
Push pom pom through the hole in the head. Glue in place from the back of head. Glue pin back on the back of head above the pom pom. Allow glue to dry. Glue two squiggly eyes above the pom pom nose. Allow glue to dry for 24 hours before attempting to wear these. Make more ghosts in the meantime. Make it a group project and you could potentially produce enough of these in a week's time that you will be able to use them as a fundraiser.
ENJOY!

1 comment:

Distressing Delilah said...

They are awfully cute! Wish I could take a few and crochet..then again, that might just start another obsession!!!!