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
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
SLST: Slip stitch
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!
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!
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.