Glimmering Ghost Garland | Easy Halloween Crochet Tutorial - Darn Good Yarn

Glimmering Ghost Garland | Easy Halloween Crochet Tutorial

Written by Kate Curry

Who doesn’t want a spooky strand of sparkling ghosts to grace their home? If you’re looking to create some Halloween DIYs that are a little less gruesome and a little more glittery, this garland is the perfect crochet craft for you!


1 Skein of Sparkle Lace Weight Silk Yarn - Sparkle White 
5.00mm crochet hook
Darning needle
A piece of thick cardboard, cut into a 4”x4”square


For this project, our puff stitches have 8 loops
Length: 90 inches


CO: Cast on
CH(s): Chain(s)
SLST: Slip stitch
ST(S): Stitch(es)

Let’s Go!

The Garland

Using the chonking method (you can see the tutorial video above) and your 5.00mm crochet hook, CO
Step 1: Ch 13 . In the 2nd ch from the hook, create a puff stitch, slst into same st
Step 2: Repeat round 1 until garland reaches the desired length*
Step 3: After the last ps, ch 18, and slst into the 7th sts from the hook to create a loop to hang up the garland with.
*For the 90 inch length described in the notes, you will need to repeat step one 33 times!

The Ghosts

Step 1: Wrap your yarn around your cardboard piece 40 times.
Step 2: Cut a 12” strand of yarn and slip it under the yarn wound around the cardboard and tie a tight double knot
Step 3: Using your scissors, snip the bottom of the yarn on your cardboard and remove your tassel from the card. 
Step 4: Snip a 12” strand of yarn and wrap it around the top of the tassel - this will create the ‘head’ and ‘neck’ of the ghost. Double knot when you’re done wrapping.
Step 5: Trim your tassel to your desired length and shape.
Step 6: On the ‘face’ of your ghost, draw two little eyes with your sharpie
For this length, you will be making 17 little friendly ghosts!
A ghost made of white yarn is hung off the wall.

Attaching The Ghosts

Feed the hanging strands of the ghost through your darning needle. Weave the strands through the bottom of each puff stitch and knot tightly, leaving the ghost dangling by about an inch of yarn. Do this for every other puff stitch.
The ghost tassel garland is hung on the wall against a white and brick fireplace, perfect for a spooky halloween night.

Meet the Author

Profile picture of the author, Kate Curry, wearing a dark red Nanda Poncho sitting on concrete stairs in front of brick wall.

Kate has been on the Darn Good Yarn team since 2018.

They have their degree in Creative Art Therapy & Psychology - and like crafting and animals a little too much.