Ghost Halloween Flag by The Wooly Noggin
Halloween is my MOST favorite time of the year, and being that this is the first year that I’ve been making patterns for everyone, I’m a little late with all my designs and getting them out. But next year, I will have it all planned out and done way before October! But here is my first flag, I have six all together coming out this month and I’m working my tail off to get them out before the last week of Halloween! So, I hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern! ???
- A 3 mm hook. This is also somewhat optional. If you want a bigger flag, go to a 3.5 mm, a little smaller, 2.75. Up to you! Remember changing the size will change the size of the dowel you will need.
- Red-heart “Pumpkin” Size 4 medium yarn.
- Red-heart “Black” Size 4 medium yarn.
- Red-heart “Cafe Latte” Size 4 medium yarn. (only a scrap peice)
- Redheart “Lemon” Size 4 medium yarn.
- One 15-16 inch dowel.
- A yarn needle, for sewing in ends.
- A tape measure.
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Stitches you need to know and their abbreviations:
- Slip Stitch – ss
- Double Crochet – dc
- Chain – ch
- This entire pattern is worked using the Corner to Corner method – c2c
Notes before you begin: If you don’t know how to Corner to Corner, its REALLY easy. Before I get up a tutorial, I would recommend Jess over at The Make and Do Crew . She has a fantastic tutorial on how to do this and you’ll be up and started in 2 mins flat!
The yarn you use AND the hook size you use will determine the size of the dowel you need and effect the size of your flag at the end.
Other Information: I live pretty rural and getting dowels was a bit hard for me. I tried to find one the right size on amazon, but I only found a 50 pack, I didn’t really need a 50 pack so I went to town and went to a lumber store and got my dowels which I cut at home easily. However, above I did include the link to the correct size dowels for this project just in case you don’t have access to an Ace Hardware, Lowe’s or Home Depot.
Measure the flat, and measure an inch on each side and that will be the size dowel you will need. To attack the flag to the dowel, I sewed it on with loops around the dowel. It was really easy to make. After I got the dowel on, I cut a long piece of yarn, wrapped it around the end three times and then did the same at the other end for the hanging part.
I will provide the chart below for you. If you want a larger chart or want the written directions it is included in the link above to purchase for $2.00. I always work from the left hand corner up. But you can work it anyway you want.