BooooOOOooOOooOooOooOOooO!  Tomorrow begins my favorite month of the year – Halloween month! I’m Halloween obsessed, y’all. I start looking forward to digging out the Halloween craft supplies and decorations the second I hear the first rumbles of school buses in September.

We do cute-not-creepy decorations, which are sometimes a challenge to find, so I end up making a lot of ours. One day, while having breakfast at work, crafty inspiration struck and this adorable upcycled Halloween craft was born! It all started with some yogurt.

I’m a sucker for cute packaging, and this tiny little glass pot makes my heart sing.  It’s a bonus that the yogurt is good, ‘cause I’d keep buying it anyway just to get the little yogurt pot! The yogurt is just sweet enough. When paired with some fresh fruit and a little granola, it makes the perfect breakfast. *Yoplait is not paying me to say nice things, I just love this yogurt. And the pots. 🙂

Free crochet pattern for glowing crochet ghosts upcycled Halloween craft! Start with a yogurt jar, end up with awesome!

Hey ghost! Put my yogurt down!

I was really excited when I got home and discovered that the labels peel off easily and cleanly. I used a steel wool pad to remove a few tiny spots of adhesive left behind.

After bit of hooking, these adorable glowing crochet ghosts were born:

Before you keep reading, mouse over the Instagram photo and click the play button. It’s worth it. 🙂

This upcycled Halloween craft will take you less than an hour from start to finish, and the materials are all things you probably have on hand or can pick up at the dollar store.

Easy. Cheap. Cute.

Free crochet pattern for glowing crochet ghosts upcycled Halloween craft! Start with a yogurt jar, end up with awesome!

Would you like to make a ghost or two to add to your Halloween décor? Here’s how:

Glowing Crochet Ghosts Upcycled Halloween Craft

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Supplies Needed

Free crochet pattern for glowing crochet ghosts upcycled Halloween craft! Start with a yogurt jar, end up with awesome!

Crochet Instructions

The ghost is worked from the top down in continuous rounds.

  1. Make a magic loop.
  2. sc 6 into magic loop
  3. inc around (12)
  4. sc 1, inc around (18)
  5. sc 2, inc around (24)
  6. sc 3, inc around (30)
  7. sc 4, inc around (36)
  8. sc 5, inc around (42)
  9. sc around for 14 rows (42)
  10. {sl st, sk 1 st, 4 dc in next st, sk 1 st}, repeat { } around to end
  11. Break yarn, weave in ends.

Making Up Instructions

  • Insert 12 mm safety eyes five rows up from the scalloped edge, with 4 stitches between the eyes.
  • Using wire snips, trim the stems off of the safety eyes.
  • Stitch on a mouth using embroidery floss.
  • Slide the crochet ghost over the jar, and place on top of battery operated tealight.
  • Enjoy your new ghostie friend!

Easypeasey, right? You could make a whole host of ghosts this weekend! These would be supercute hostess gifts for Halloween parties!

Free crochet pattern for glowing crochet ghosts upcycled Halloween craft! Start with a yogurt jar, end up with awesome!

If you don’t know how to crochet or want to make this a kid-friendly project, there are a few ways you can make this project with things you have around the house. 

  • Paint the jar with slightly watered down white craft paint, and then paint on some eyes and a mouth. Or glue on some googly eyes for extra fun!
  • Decoupage the outside of the pot with small pieces of torn tissue paper, and then draw on eyes and a mouth with a Sharpie.
  • Drape a tissue over the top of the jar, secure with a rubber band, and then draw the eyes and mouth on with a Sharpie.
  • Don’t cover the jar at all, just draw on eyes and a mouth with a sharpie, and then you have a see-through ghost!  😉

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Free crochet pattern for glowing crochet ghosts upcycled Halloween craft! Start with a yogurt jar, end up with awesome!

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Happy hooking!

XOXO,

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