Boo! Halloween Ghost Coin Purse Pattern

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Today I am sharing my free Halloween Ghost Coin Purse Pattern.  If you are not interested in making a change purse, you can easily stuff this little ghost with Poly fil and slip stitch the entire outside of the ghost closed. Scroll to the end of the post for the Halloween Crochet Ghost Pattern.


I designed this little crochet ghost as part of the CAL Central 2019 Halloween Crochet Along!

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This is our second annual Halloween CAL and this year we have 10 new free patterns from 10 Indie Crochet Designers AND there are also some great prizes you can enter to win!

Prizes include a lovely crochet hook organizer from Kingfisher Bags, a fantastic Yarn Prize Pack from Yarnspirations and Red Heart (valued at $75) and a hand-turned wooden 7″ spiral crochet hook from MorgansMane.

Learn all about how to enter and get the links to the other 9 Halloween Crochet Patterns here: 2019 Halloween Crochet Along


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Halloween Ghost Coin Purse Pattern

Supplies

Difficulty Level

Easy-Intermediate

Finished Size

Coin Purse height approximately 6 inches X 5.5 inches width

Gauge

Approximately 6 rows per inch and 5 sts per inch

 

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

beg – beginning

ch – chain

DMR – double magic ring

R – row, or round 

RS – right side

rem – remaining

rep – repeat

sc –  single crochet

sc2tog – single crochet two together

sk – skip

sl st – slip stitch

st/sts – stitch/stitches

WS –  wrong side (back of project)

* to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.

[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

() – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Invisible Join

Single Crochet Two Together

Helpful Video Tutorials

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

DMR

 

Notes:

  • If you wish, you can make this into a Ragdoll Ghost by continuing the final round of slip stitches to seam the front and back of the ghost together instead of adding the purse frame. So follow the instructions and skip the purse frame assembly instructions and instead crochet around the entire ghost using a slip stitch to make your ragdoll. Remember to stuff him before you you finish off the yarn and close him up!
  • Color A: White, Color B: Black
  • I prefer to work in the back bar of the starting chain but you may work in the back loop if you prefer.

 

Halloween Ghost Coin Purse Pattern Instructions

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Halloween Ghost Coin Purse Pattern Oombawka Design Crochet

The Halloween Ghost Coin Purse is worked back and forth in rows. Once we have 2 ghosts we will add the eyes and the little mouth before attaching the purse frame to the ghost pieces. Once the frame is attached we will seam the ghosts together to create the coin purse.

 

Using your 3.5 mm (E) hook (or size required for gauge):

Ghost

Make 2:

 

R1: With Color A: ch 7, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [6 sc]

R2: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [8 sc]

R3: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [10 sc]

R4: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [12 sc]

R5: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [14 sc]

R6: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 12 sts, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [16 sc]

R7-R17: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [16 sc]

R18: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 12 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. [14 sc]

R19: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [14 sc]

R20: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. [12 sc]

R21: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [12 sc]

R22: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. [10 sc]

R23: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [10 sc]

R24: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. [8 sc]

R25: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [8 sc]

R26: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. [6 sc]

R27: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [6 sc]

R28: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. [4 sc]

R29: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [4 sc]

R30: Sc2tog twice, finish off. [2 sc]

 

Arms

 

Repeat this for both ghosts.

 

We add the arms to the ghost along the side edges. Please see the photo below for assistance.

2 Ghost Coin Purse Tutorial Oombawka Design Crochet

 

Arm 1

 

R1: With Color A: Join yarn at the end of R12. 1 sc in each of the next 4 row ends (R12 to R9), ch 1, turn. [4 sc]

R2: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [4 sc]

R3: 1 sc in each st across. Finish off. [4 sc]

 

Arm 2

 

R1: With Color A: Join yarn at the end of R9. 1 sc in each of the next 4 row ends (R9 to R12), ch 1, turn. [4 sc]

R2: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [4 sc]

R3: 1 sc in each st across. Finish off. [4 sc]

 

Weave in all ends on both ghosts.

 

Eyes

 

Make 2:

 

R1: With Color B: DMR: 6 sc [6 sc]

R2: 1 sl st in each st around, finish off leaving a 6-inch tail of yarn for assembly. [6 sl st]

 

Eye Placement

 

Please see the photo below for assistance.

 

3b Ghost Coin Purse Tutorial Oombawka Design Crochet

The eyes are lined up (approximately) with R9 on the Ghost. I left 3 sts between the eyes and 5 stitches on each side edge of the eyes. I used the yarn end I left from each eye to hand sew them to the ghost.

 

Using a small amount of black embroidery thread, hand stitch a small mouth between the two eyes.

 

Finishing 

 

For each of our 2 ghosts you will be working a separate single crochet edging around their outside silhouettes. Try to make the same number of stitches as this will make it easier to assembly the finished purse when we work through both ghost layers. When you are done you will still have 2 separate ghosts.

 

See the below image for assistance.

4 Ghost Coin Purse Tutorial Oombawka Design Crochet

Assembly

 

To assemble the Ghost Change Purse I chose to hand sew the frame to the ghost before seaming the ghosts together. I tried both ways and found this option the easiest!

 

Please see the image below for assistance.

5 Ghost Coin Purse Tutorial Oombawka Design Crochet

TIP: Place the frame where you want it on the ghost and keep the frame slightly below that final round of single crochet (the one you did around the outside edges of the ghost). If you place the frame too high it will make the crocheted fabric pinch and look strange and the frame will show above the ghost’s head.

I used my white embroidery thread and a needle to sew the frame to the WS of the ghost. I did not work all the way through the crocheted fabric, instead I worked between the fibers on the WS only (so you can’t see them on the front). I also tacked the 2 side sections beside the hinges into place so they would not pop out when the purse was opened and closed (I learned this by trial-and-error with Ghost #1 who was not behaving properly and has now been turned into a small ragdoll – naughty ghost!)

 

Continue to work around the frame and sew the second side of the frame to the second ghost. You will once again be working on the WS of the ghost (we want the RS to be on the outside when we are done).

6 Ghost Coin Purse Tutorial Oombawka Design Crochet

Once you have attached the frame completely, finish off your thread and weave in the end securely. 

 

Now place your ghost in front of you and pick up your 3.50 mm (E) hook and Yarn A (white). Join your yarn at the point where the ghosts arm (left arm if he is facing you) joins his body. 

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You will be crocheting through both layers of fabric to close the ghost and create the purse.

 

Work 1 sl st in each st around the outside of the ghost until you reach the joining point between the ghost’s right arm and his body.

 

Finish off and securely weave in your ends.

9 Ghost Coin Purse Tutorial Oombawka Design Crochet

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