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Knit Ghost


Knit Ghost.

Knit Ghost.

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Spooky Crafts:

This knit ghost is really easy to work up on three double-pointed needles. Use a few as decoration on your dining room or entry way table, hang a couple from the light fixtures, hang it on a string around your kid's bedroom door, or use it as a zipper pull on your purse or backpack.

To make this a hanging project instead of a sitting project like you see, leave an extra-long tail when you cast on. After you close up the top of the head and the neck, bring the yarn back out through the top of the head and use it to hang the ghost.


  • about 7 yards white acrylic worsted weight yarn
  • a scrap of black acrylic worsted weight yarn
  • three size 6 US double-pointed needles
  • scissors
  • yarn needle
  • two cotton balls or a small amount of fiberfil.


5.5 stitches and 6 rows per inch knit in the round. Gauge is not critical.


Finished size is four inches tall.


  1. Cast on 10 stitches.
  2. Distribute evenly on two double-pointed needles. Join in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a marker to mark the end of the round if desired.
  3. Knit for one inch.
  4. On the next row, knit one, *yarn over, knit two together. Repeat from * to the last stitch, knit one.
  5. Knit in the front and back of each stitch; 20 stitches total.
  6. Knit the next two rows.
  7. Knit in the front and back of each stitch; 40 stitches.
  8. Knit every round until piece measure 4 inches.
  9. Bind off.
  10. Cut thread.


  1. To finish the ghost's face, knit on two eyes using the duplicate stitch technique.
  2. Thread the cast-on yarn tail onto a yarn needle. Weave the needle through the cast on edge. Pull tight until the top closes up.
  3. Stick a couple of cotton balls or a bit of fiberfill into the head of the ghost.
  4. Use the cast-on tail to weave in and out of the yarn over holes at the base of the head. Pull tight. Weave in the end or pull back through the top of the head to hang.
  5. Weave in the bind-off yarn end and enjoy!

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