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Materials: 
White yarn. I used cotton yarn, 425 m/100 g. The consumption is minimal, approx. 15 gr 
- Black colour embroidery yarn/thread
- A crochet hook, I used 1,25 mm crochet hook  
- Hollow fiber for stuffing
- A piece of wire approx.  20cm long
- A sewing needle, matching sewing threads
-  All purpose transparent glue
- A piece of black felt
- White beads (2 pcs) – for teeth

Abbreviations:
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
inc – increase (2 sc in 1 st)
dec – decrease (single crochet two stitches together)
 (...) x N times – repeat instructions in brackets N times

Body
1) 6 sc in a Magic Ring
2) 6 inc (12)
3) (1 sc, inc)× 6 times (18)
4) (1 sc, inc, 1 sc)× 6 times (24)
5) (3 sc, inc)× 6 times (30)
6) Work into the back loops only: (2 sc, inc, 2 sc)× 6 times (36)
7-8) 36 sc
9) (5 sc, inc)× 6 times (42)
10-12) 42 sc
13) (2 sc, inc)× 14 times (56)
14-16) 56 sc
17) (6 sc, inc)× 8 times (64)
18-19) 64 sc


Lay a piece of thin beading wire along the edge of the body. Fasten it to the loop. Crochet the next round, grabbing the loops and wire at the same time. 
20) 64 sc


Fasten off, cut off. With the help of wire you may make cringes on the body,  the wire will ensure they stay in place. 


Head
Join in white yarn to the loops of the 5th round.


1) (2 sc, inc, 2 sc)× 6 times (36)
2) (5 sc, inc)× 6 times (42)
3) (3 sc, inc, 3 sc)× 6 times (48)
4) (7 sc, inc)× 6 times (54)


5-11) 54 sc
12) (7 sc, dec)× 6 times (48)
13) 48 sc
14) (6 sc, dec)× 6 times (42)
15) 42 sc
16) (5 sc, dec)× 6 times (36)
17) (2 sc, dec, 2 sc)× 6 times (30)
18) 4 sc, (2 sc, dec)× 4 times, 10 sc (26)
19) 3 sc, (2 sc, dec)× 4 times, 7 sc (22)
Add hollow fiber.


20) (2 sc, dec)× 3 times, 4 sc, dec, 4 sc (18)
21) 3 sc, 6 sl st, 5 sc, dec, 2 sc (17)
22) 3 sc, 3 dec, 3 sc, dec, 1 sc, dec (12)
23) 1 sc, dec, 4 sl st, dec, 1 sc, dec (9)
24) 9 sc
25) (dec, 1 sc)× 3 times (6)
26) 6 sc
27) 2 sc, dec, 2 sc (5)
28) 5 sc
29) dec, 3 sc
Fasten off, cut off. 

Arms (make 2)
Do not add the hollow fiber.
4 ch
1) starting from 2nd ch from hook: 2 sc, 3 sc in last loop, continue along the other side of the chain: 1 sc, inc (8)
2) (1 sc, inc)× 4 times (12)
3-4) 12 sc
5) 1 sc, 4 ch, starting from 2nd ch from hook: 3 sc - it's a thumb, continue: 11 sc (12)


Bend the thumb  outwards.
6) (2 sc, dec)× 3 times (9)
7) 9 sc
8) (2 sc, inc)× 3 times (12)
9-10) 12 sc
11) (5 sc, inc)× 2 times (14)
12-13) 14 sc
14) 7 dec
Fasten off, cut off. 


Assembly and Decoration 
Attach and sew on the arms.


Cut the mouth out of felt and glue it on. Embroider the eyes with stitches (see the picture for guidance), use same yarn and make tight wraps around those  stitches with yarn.

 Sew two small white colour beads to make a pair of front teeth.


Write 'Boo!"on a piece of cardboard. Cut it off and glue it on. 


The little laughing Ghost is ready for Halloween!


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