These happy ghosts are always friendly and cheerful, they love playing tricks at Halloween, shaking their chains to surprise folk, or dressing up in a top hat and bow tie or pretty hair bow.
Happy Ghosts are a quick and easy knitting project suitable for confident beginner knitters.
Full clear Line by line and making up instructions guide you through the knitting and sewing up of your Happy ghosts.
Two versions of this pattern are given: - Knitted flat- The ghosts are knitted flat using standard knitting needles. Each ghost is worked in one piece, with very little seaming. Simple shaping is used through-out (knit two together or knit front and back) The arm stitches are held on stitch holders until the body is completed. Then slipped back onto the needles to knit each arm. I explain row by row how to do this.
Knitted in the round- Please note. This version is for those who are experienced with knitting in the round. I give instructions for working with double pointed needles. This pattern will work with other methods too such as Magic loop and circular needles. I leave how your divide the stitches, and the positioning of markers etc. up to you. I find that knitting in the round is a very personal technique, and a basic pattern leaves you free to work in your own way. Some sections are worked back and forth as flat knitting, this is to give openings for stuffing.
Use DK yarn for a standard size ghost or experiment with fancy yarns to create your own variations
- 12 page illustrated knitting pattern
- Line by line instructions
- cm (metric) or inches (imperial)
- knitted flat or in the round options
Materials you need at home:
- Needles size- 3.25mm (UK 10 /US 3) and 4mm (UK 8 /US 6)
- Toy stuffing
- Stitch holders
- DK or light worsted yarn
My sketch book is always full of new toy and doll characters waiting to be created in yarn.
I love bringing them to life with my knitting needles!
I spend my days in my sunny studio with my Siamese cat for company.
Surrounded by colourful yarn, my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles or sketching current ideas.
I create dolls and toys to celebrate the seasons and important times in people’s lives, Christmas and Easter- New babies and snuggly tired toddlers.
In between creating new dolls and teddy bears. I’ve created patterns for knitting magazines and worked with retail firms to create knitting kits.
I started out selling my knitted and felted bags at Craft and Design events where I enjoyed meeting other knitting enthusiasts.
It was these knitters who convinced me to publish my patterns for others to enjoy.
I do hope you enjoy your knitting project and if you would like to read more about my work please visit my website www.clairefairalldesigns.co.uk