Sunday, November 14, 2010

Halloween Ghostie

Is it a ghost if you can see the reflection?

I love making my own Halloween costumes and decorations. In the past I've made really fun paper decorations, but the problem is that they tend to get creased in storage. I was happy to add some knitted decorations to my party this year. Jean Greenhowe's Halloween Ghosties pattern (go to the middle of the page to find the link to the PDF) is perfect for a teeny tiny Halloween decoration. I used knitpicks palette yarn using size 1 (2.5 mm) knitting needles.

So I knew this would be a fast project. What I DIDN'T know was that I would spend longer taking pictures of each step of this project than I would knitting it! I hope you enjoy the step by step construction photos for this fun, cute project.

Images from the construction of my ghostie:

The construction was pretty simple. (From left to right) a square was knit, sewed up the edge, and then one end was closed. I used the smallest size pattern.

Brilliant! The base is slightly pulled in which allows the ghosts to stand up on their own. My ghost is so small that I did not stuff it at all.

When slipping the arms into the body, it came out with this fun wave.

I put the ghost in a ring box to give a sense of scale. It is super tiny! The ghost body is just over 1" tall (1.25 inches with the loops at the top of the head)