Red Heart® Ghostly Candy Bowl

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by Michele Wilcox, Red Heart®

Red Heart® Ghostly Candy Bowl

These frollicking ghosts go trick or treating around this delightful bowl! Ghosts and pumpkins are crocheted separately and then sewn onto the black bowl.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 10 sts = 4” (10cm) in pattern with 2 strands of A; 10 rounds = 4” (10cm). Bowl will measure approximately 10” (25.5 cm) diameter x 9” (23 cm) tall. Bowl is made with 2 strands of Black held together. Ghost and pumpkin are worked with single strands of Soft White, Pumpkin, and Glowworm. Bowl and pumpkin are worked in continuous rounds (spirals). Do not join and do not turn at ends of rounds. Place a marker for beginning of round and move marker up as work progresses. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Fasten off old color.
  • 2
    For Bowl, beginning at bottom of bowl, with larger hook and 2 strands of Black, make an adjustable ring.
  • 3
    Round 1 (right side): Work 6 sc in ring—6 sc. Round 2: 2 sc in each sc—12 sc. Round 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—18 sc. Round 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—24 sc. Round 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—30 sc. Round 6: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—36 sc. Round 7: [Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—42 sc. Round 8: [Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—48 sc. Round 9: Sc in each sc around. Round 10: [Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—54 sc. Round 11: [Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—60 sc. Round 12: Sc in each sc around. Round 13: [Sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—66 sc. Rounds 14-24: Sc in each sc around. Round 25: [Sc in next 9 sc, sc2tog] 6 times—60 sc. Round 26: Reverse sc in each st. Fasten off.
  • 4
    For Ghost, (make 4) with larger hook and Soft White, ch 2.
  • 5
    Row 1 (right side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn—1 sc. Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in sc, turn—2 sc. Rows 3–5: Ch 1, sc in each sc, turn. Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, turn—3 sc. Row 7: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in last 2 sc, turn—4 sc. Row 8: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn—5 sc. Row 9: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in last 4 sc, turn—6 sc. Row 10: Ch 1, sc in first 5 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn—7 sc. Rows 11–14: Ch 1, sc in each sc, turn. Row 15: Ch 1, sc2tog twice, sc in next sc, sc2tog, turn—4 sc. Row 16: Ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 7 ch, sc in each sc, turn—12 sc. Row 17: Ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 7 ch, sc in each sc, turn—20 sc. Row 18: Ch 1, sc in each sc. Place marker in first st. Row 19: Ch 1, sc in first 13 sc; leave remaining sts unworked, turn. Place marker in first st. Row 20: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; leave remaining sts unworked, turn—8 sc. Row 21: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn—10 sc. Row 22: Ch 1, sc in each sc, turn. Row 23: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog, turn. Row 24: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn. Rows 25–28: Repeat Rows 23 and 24 twice, turn. Row 29: Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 chs, sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog, do not turn—14 sc. Last Round: Sc evenly spaced around, working 3 sc in first st of Rows 1 and 29 and 3 hdc in each marked st of arms. Fasten off.
  • 6
    For Pumpkin (make 4, with smaller hook and Pumpkin, make an adjustable ring. Round 1 (right side): Work 6 sc in ring—6 sc. Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc—12 sc. Round 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—18 sc. Round 4: Sc in each sc around. Round 5: [Sc in next sc, sc2tog] 6 times— 12 sc. Round 6: Sc in each sc around. Stuff lightly. Round 7: Sc2tog 6 times; change to Glowworm—6 sc. Round 8: Sc in each sc around; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
  • 7
    To finish the ghosts, with yarn needle and black floss and using photograph as a guide for placement, embroider 2 French knots for eyes; embroider satin stitches over 2 rows for an oval-shaped mouth. Sew ghosts around bowl in different positions, evenly spaced.
  • 8
    To finish Pumpkins: With yarn needle, weave ending tail in and out of sts of Round 8 and draw top of pumpkin closed. Fasten off. With black floss and using photograph as a guide for placement, embroider French knot eyes and nose one stitch apart and a straight stitch mouth over 2 stitches one row below eyes and nose.
  • 9
    Handle: With Glowworm, ch 18. Fasten off, leaving tail for sewing. Sew one end of handle to side of pumpkin at Round 6, pull other end of handle through arm of ghost. Sew 2nd end of handle to opposite side of Round 6. Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart® Super Saver® Yarn Black 104604790
  • Red Heart® Super Saver® Yarn Pumpkin 104212583
  • Red Heart® Super Saver® Yarn Soft White 104212435
  • Red Heart® Super Saver® Yarn Glowworm 104772317
  • Coats & Clark Crystal Crochet Hook Size I-9 104236377
  • Coats & Clark Crystal Crochet Hook Size F-5 104236374
  • Yarn needle
  • Stuffing
  • DMC Floss Black
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