You know, sometimes I think that everything I post has to be some totally unique out-of-the box idea, and little ideas aren’t worth writing about. I don’t know why I think like that, because it’s the little projects that can really bring a smile to my face. Like my Pacman Halloween garland or my super duper easy peasy cluster earrings. So when I was sitting around the other night trying to figure out what big project I should do now that the kids are asleep, I gave myself a mental slap and decided to just do something easy. I’d wanted to crochet again, but I’ve got a big project in mind and wasn’t ready to tackle it yet. My fingers were itching though, so I picked up some white yarn and came up with this Lollipop Ghost! Yes, a cozy for a lollipop.
I figured out the basic pattern that night but needed to go to the store the next day to find lollipops. My heart wanted Blow-Pops, but the mom in me knew I should get Dum-Dums instead, both for trick or treating and for J around the house. Good thing too, because I couldn’t find Blow-Pops! Really, seriously?! Who doesn’t sell Blow-Pops in October?! Anyways, one bag of Dum-Dums later, I set off to finish the little ghost. So yeah, this pattern fits a Dum-Dum. If you want to adjust it for a Blow-Pop or a Tootsie-pop, you may need to use a larger hook or loosen the gauge.
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a bit of white worsted weight yarn
G/3.75mm size crochet hook*
thin black yarn – (I used Lion Brand Yarn 601-630 Bonbons Yarn, Beach* in black)
scrap of ribbon
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Notes: Depending on your gauge, the “neck” area may be a tight fit for the lollipop. You can always insert the lollipop into the cozy after Round 6 and work the rest of the rounds around the lollipop if you choose.
Start with a magic circle.
Round 1: Work 6 sc into magic circle. Slip stitch to join. (6)
Round 2: Ch. 1. Work 2 sc into each stitch around. Join with slip stitch to first sc. (12)
Round 3: Ch. 1. *Work 1 sc in next stitch, followed by 2 sc in next stitch.* Repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch to first sc. (18)
Round 4 and 5: Ch. 1. Work 1 sc in each stitch around. Join with slip stitch to first sc. (18)
Round 6: Ch. 1. *Work 1 sc in next stitch, then sc2tog next two stitches.* Repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch to first sc. (12)
Round 7: Ch. 1. *Work 1 sc in next stitch, then sc2tog next two stitches.* Repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch to first sc. (8)
Round 8: Ch. 1. Work 2 sc in each stitch around. Join with slip stitch to first sc. (16)
Round 9: Ch. 1. *Work 1 sc in next stitch, followed by 2 sc in next stitch.* Repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch to first sc. (24)
Round 10: Ch. 1. *Work 1 sc in next 2 stitches, followed by 2 sc in next stitch.* Repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch to first sc. (32)
Round 11: Ch. 1. *Work 1 sc in next 3 stitches, followed by 2 sc in next stitch.* Repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch to first sc. (40)
Round 12 (Border): *Skip 1 stitch and work 5 dc into next stitch. Skip 1 stitch and slip st into next stitch.* Repeat form * around. Join with slip stitch to end the round. You should have 10 scallops. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Use black yarn or thread to add facial features. I used a scrap of black yarn and tied a double knot to represent each eye and then embroidered a few stitches for the mouth.
Stuff the lollipop into the cozy. Tie a ribbon around its neck and you’re done!
You’ll need to scrunch down the “fabric” to make him/her more ghost-like. Otherwise, you may have a bit of a Marilyn Monroe dress-blowing-over-the-subway thing going on.
These are so cute!! I am totally going to whip some of these up. And I love your little simple ideas! Your wine cork Xmas trees last year were one of my faves, I made a ton and attached them to presents as tree ornaments.
These are adorable! I’m not very good a crochet, but I think I might be able to make these and my Grandkids would love them! Thank-you for sharing!
Chiwei, I absolutely LOVE this crocheted “lollipop” ghost. Thanks for the pattern so I can make some too!
You’re welcome Marilyn!
This pattern is very forgiving, so a lost stitch somewhere won’t make a difference at all; it’ll give each ghost a bit of personality!
Aww, thanks Stephanie! I like simple too 🙂 Simple to make while the baby naps!
If my nieces ask about crochet again I’m going to teach them this!
Don’t understand round 10. After round 9 you should have 24 sts. Round 10 say work 2 in next then 2 in next. After working around you should have 32? Working 2 in every stitch (24) I get 48. Help. These are so darn cute, Would love to make for Halloween.
I am having the same problem with row 10. Round 9 ends with 24st if you sc twice in every st for row 10 you would get 48, not 32……????? Help please
Hi Tiffany. So sorry, I found my typo. Round 10 should be to “work 1 sc in each of next 2 stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch.” Each repeat is a packet of stitches, 8 times around for a total of 32 stitches. I’ve fixed the pattern and hopefully, it works out!
Hi Beth, I just fixed the pattern. Can you give it a try from Round 10? See the comment above as well. It should be “work 1 sc in each of the next 2 stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch”. Thanks for letting me know!
Thanks for the cute little ghost pattern. I love it. I made it a couple days ago and figured out what you meant in the rows you had a typo. I was going to notify you, when I looked at your pattern on line and didn’t see what I had printed out. I thought I was seeing a ghost 🙂 as the pattern was magically correct. I had to go find my printed copy to verify that I wasn’t imagining things. Just thought I would share my funny story. Would love to send you a photo of my little ghost as I used thread.
Yup, I got notified and changed it. Too funny that you thought it was ghostly! 🙂 I would love it if you shared your ghost on my Facebook page, did the ghost come out smaller when you used thread?
Thanks ChiWei, I was able to get past row 10 perfect with the change. I finish my little ghost and I’m on to number 2. I did use an H hook so it was a little bigger, fits great for a tooties pop. Granddaughters are gonna get a kick put of them. Thank you for sharing the pattern
Yes, my ghost came out tiny and cute with a bead for the head. I had to adjust the shirt and add more increase rows as I wanted it to be longer. I will post a photo of my little ghost. I think he will go with one of my Halloween dolls.
Renata, your ghost and Halloween doll is absolutely darling! I’ll be sharing it on my facebook page this week!
Perfect, so glad it worked out for you! I personally have a thing for Blow-pops, so it’s good to know that a larger hook can make the larger ghost. Thanks for letting me know!
Adorable! What a sweet idea. I am making it my goal to make for the girls in my American Heritage Girls troop for Halloween. ❤️
Very cute. I have been making these for years and shared my pattern once last year. Hope everyone enjoys the pattern.
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Thank you for this cute pattern. I can’t wait to make itl