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{ Getting ready for Halloween... }

Hello there! It's already October. For me, the best part of the year is just starting. As you probably know, I live in Buenos Aires. So here we are beginning to enjoy the first weeks of Spring. The city looks wonderful. Some of the Jacarandas and pink Lapachos are already in bloom. For example, this one, in the corner of Ramón Castilla St and Ave. Figueroa Alcorta...
In few months, classes will be over (and with them, our early wake-up calls at 6:30 am!), the Christmas season draws near and also New Year's Eve and, of course... Summer holidays!!
But let's take it slow... First, we have Halloween!
Here I post a pattern of a small ghost I've made. His name is Boo. Use it to decorate your homes!
Any doubt, do not hesitate to write!
And don't forget to send me photos of your finished Boo to carlamitrani@yahoo.com.ar
 Materials:
- Crochet hook N°3
- 100% cotton yarn (white, orange and black. Also a bit of pink to embroider the mouth)
- A pair of safety eyes
- Polyfiber fill for stuffing

Abbreviations
st = stitch
slst = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet

It's best to begin knitting Boo's base. You'll see why... 

Base
1. Magic ring of 6 sc
2. Make *2 sc in each st*, repeat *  (12)
3. Make *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)
4. Make *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (24)
5. Make *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (30)
6. Make *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
Do not close. Break the yarn leaving a really (REALLY!) long tail. Hold it aside.
Body 
1. Magic ring of 6 sc
2. Make *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. Make *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)
4. Make *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (24)
5. Make *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (30)
6. Make *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
7. Make *5 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (42)
8. to 16. Make 42 sc
17. Make *5 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (36)
18 to 20. Make 36 sc
21. Make *4 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (30)
22. Make 30 sc
{Now place safety eyes and embroider mouth...}
23. Make *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
24 to 26. Make 36 sc
27. ONLY through frontloops, make *5 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (42)
{Stop. Stuff firmly.}
Now take the base and place it under the body. Join it by making 36 slst using the 36 backloops of row 27. Break the yarn and weave in ends.
Now, let's continue with the body, through the 42 stitches of row 27.
28. Make 42 sc
29. Make *6 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (48)
30. Make *1 slst, 1 sc, 1 hdc + dc + hdc in the same following stitch, 1 sc, 1 slst*, repetir *
Close. Break the yarn and weave in ends...

Arms
{Make two}
1. Make 2 chains. Insert hook in second chain from hook and make 4 sc.
2. Make *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (8)
3 to 6. Make 8 sc
7. Fold and join both opposite sides with 4 sc
Close. Break the yarn and leave a long tail to sew to body

Little hat
1. (With orange) Magic ring of 6 sc
2. Make 6 sc
3. (Change to black) Make *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
4. Make 12 sc
5. (Change to orange) Make *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)
6. Make 18 sc
7. (Change to black. OONLY through backloops...) Make *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (36)
8. Make *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (48)
9. Make 48 sc 
Close. Break the yarn and leave a long tail to sew to head.
Add a small black pompon to the tip of the hat…

Congratulations! You are done!

© 2014 - Boo, the ghost, is a design by Carla Mitrani for {Amour Fou} – All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use ONLY. This pattern or parts of it must not be reproduced or published (printed or online), altered, resold or used for commercial purposes without authorization. You can neither reproduce, publish, alter, sell or use for commercial purposes FINISHED DOLLS made with this pattern without authorization. Thank you!