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Gleeful Specter: Chubby Smiling Ghost Crochet Pattern

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Gleeful Specter: Chubby Smiling Ghost Crochet Pattern

Well, who would’ve thought? A ghost that isn’t just cute but radiates joy too! This little ghostie isn’t your typical spook, friends . It’s chubby, cheeky, and brimming with a glee that’s downright contagious. Honestly, I’ve never been so charmed by an apparition before!

Can we talk about that infectious smile for a sec? This pattern will teach you how to craft that endearing grin that’ll surely become the talk of your Halloween decor. When I first held the finished product – my heart melted a tad. I mean, who knew the afterlife could be so jubilant?

The texture is so squishy and soft – a perfect contrast to the ephemerality you’d expect from a spirit. It’s quite an unusual and delightful spin on the traditional ghost design. If you’ve been hunting for something that stands out from the usual ghouls and brings a pinch of happiness to your space, this one’s a must-try!

Designer: Airasknots


  • 2.25 mm crochet hook
  • Cotton Yarn 8/4 (white, pink, light blue, black)
  • 14 mm safety eyes
  • Polyester Fill
  • Black felt (for mouth)
  • Embroidery floss (black & blue)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Fabric glue
  • Scissors


Ch – chain
St – stitch
Sm – stitch marker
Mr – magic ring
Sc – single crochet
Inc – increase
Dec – decrease
Sl st – slip stitch


Whit yarn. Work in rounds.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in Mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc x 6 (12)
Rnd 3: (sc, inc) x6 (18)
Rnd 4: (sc, inc, sc) x 6 (24)
Rnd 5: (3 sc, inc) x 6 (30)
Rnd 6: (2 sc, inc, 2 sc) x 6 (36)
Rnd 7: (5 sc, inc) x 6 (42)
Rnd 8: (3 sc, inc, 3 sc) x 6 (48)
Rnd 9-22: sc all (48) – 14 rounds

Insert the safety eyes between rounds 13 and 14, with 6 sts between the eyes.

Rnd 23: (7 sc, inc) x 6 (54)
Rnd 24: (4 sc, inc, 4 sc) x 6 (60)
Rnd 25: (9 sc, inc) x 6 (66)
Rnd 26: (5 sc, inc, 5 sc) x 6 (72)

Now you’ll make the little waves in end of the body.

Rnd 27: sc, *(sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc), skip 1 st, sc in next st*

Repeat the instructions between *…* until the end of the row.

You’ll end up with 23 waves.

Body Base

White yarn. Work in rounds.

To make the bottom part of the ghost body, look at the inside of the body and find round 23. Now you’ll add he yarn to the inside loops of each stitch.

Rnd 1: sc all around (54)
Rnd 2: (7 sc, dec) x 6 (48)
Rnd 3: (3 sc, dec, 3 sc) x 6 (42)
Rnd 4: (5 sc, dec) x 6 (36)
Rnd 5: (2 sc, dec, 2 sc) x 6 (30)
Rnd 6: (3 sc, dec) x 6 (24)
Rnd 7: (sc, dec, sc) x 6 (18)
Rnd 8: (sc, dec) x 6 (12)
Rnd 9: dec x 6 (6)

CLose the body base by passing the yarn with the tapesry needle through all 6 front loops of the stitches. Fasten off and weave in the yarn.

Chubby Smiling Ghost tips 1
Chubby Smiling Ghost tips 2

Cheek x2

Pink yarn. Work in rounds.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in Mr (6)

Fasten off and leave a long yarn tail to sew the cheeks to the head. Sew between rounds 16 and 19, 2 sts part from the mouth.

Chubby Smiling Ghost tips 3

Arms x2

White yarn. Work in rounds.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in Mr (6)
Rnd 2: (2 sc, inc) x 2 (8)
Rnd 3-4: sc all (8) – 2 rounds
Rnd 5: (3 sc, inc) x 2 (10)
Rnd 6-7: sc all (10)

Now flatten the arm and crochet both sides together with 5 sc. Fasten off and sew the arm to the body between rounds 18 and 19, 3 sts apart from the cheeks.


  • Cut the mouth in black velvet and glue it between rounds 15 and 18, 1 st away from each eye.
  • Embroider the eyes and eyelashes.
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