Let me introduce you to Cebollín, the hipster ghost, a naughty spirit that tries hard to be the most fashionable one amongst the undead. And guess what? It glows in the dark!
In order to make this ironic and trendy ghost you’ll need:
– 3,5mm crochet hook
– White acrylic yarn
– Purple acrylic yarn
– 15mm safety eyes
– 2 1/2 skeins of mouliné embroidery floss DMC E940 (optional. It makes the toy to glow in the dark)
– Black felt
– Tapestry needle, sewing needle, black thread and marker.
– Glasses printable (you can download it from here) printed at half of its original size
– Nylon thread (optional: if you want to hang it)
– Black cardboard (optional, if you want the glasses to be more rigid)
If we want our ghost to glow in the dark, we will have to crochet our toy using at the same time the acrylic yarn and 3 strands of the embroidery floss mouliné DMC E940, the same way as Cristina, from the blog Ohvillo, does. Thanks to her I discovered the existence of this amazing product and I decided to apply it on a whole amigurumi. And it truly works! You can use less strands if you want, but the effect will be less noticeable, and if you use more, well, it’ll end up being much more expensive.
So, cut about a meter of mouliné floss, divide it into two halves of 3 strands each and crochet them along with the acrylic yarn. You’ll see how cool it looks in the end!
Head and body
With white yarn and the embroidery floss
Rd 1: Magic ring of 4sc (4)
Rd 2: 1sc, inc* (6)
Rd 3: inc* (12)
Rd 4: 1sc, inc* (18)
Rd 5: 2sc, inc* (24)
Rd 6: 3sc, inc* (30)
Rd 7: 4sc, inc* (36)
Rd 8: 5sc, inc* (42)
Rd 9- Rd 14: 42sc (42)
Place safety eyes between Rd 11 and 12
Rd 15: 5sc, dec* (36)
Rd 16: 4sc, dec* (30)
Rd 17: 3sc, dec* (24)
Rd 18: 2sc, dec* (18) Stuff
Rd 19: 1sc, dec* (12)
Rd 20: 1sc, inc* (18)
Rd 21: 2sc, inc* (24)
Rd 22: 3sc, inc* (30)
Rd 23: 4sc, inc* (36)
Rd 24-Rd 27: 36sc (36)
Rd 28: 4sc, dec* (30)
Rd 29: 3sc, dec* (24)
Rd 30: 24sc (24)
Rd 31: 2sc, dec* (18)
Rd 32: 1sc, inc, 2sc, dec, 1sc, dec, 8sc, inc (18)
Rd 33: 18sc (18)
Rd 34: 1sc, inc, 2sc, dec, 1sc, dec, 8sc, inc (18)
Rd 35: 1sc, dec* (12)
Rd 36: dec* (6)
Rd 37: 6sc (6)
Rd 38: 1sc, dec* (3)
Sl St and fasten off
With white yarn and the embroidery flossRd 1: Magic ring of 6sc (6)
Rd 2- Rd 7: 6sc
Don’t stuff. Sl st and leave long end to sew
Bow tie (in rows)
With purple yarn. ch 6
Rd 1-Rd 3: 5sc, ch 1, turn
Sl st and leave long end to sew
Download the free printable from this site, print it at half its original size, cut the outline and use it as a stencil on the black felt. Draw the outline using the fabric marker and cut it out. If you want, you can repeat the procedure on black cardboard and glue to the felt to make the glasses more rigid.
– Sew the arms to the body
– Using black thread, sew the center of the glasses to the non-existent nose of the ghost
– Using some purple yarn, wrap the center of the bow a couple of times, make a tight knot and sew it all to the neck of the amigurumi.
– Optional: Sew some nylon thread to the top of the head of the toy if you want to hang it and make it look as if it is floating around the room.
And that’s it! Now you have your own hipster ghost! I am sure it will lighten up any Halloween party and that will scare more than one. Ah, and take into account that if you are not the trendy type, the toy looks cute too without the accessories. Happy Halloween!!!
Pattern: the hipster ghost by Jennifer Martínez-Orozco Schmiedl is licensed under a Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial-SinObraDerivada 3.0 Unported License.