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Throwing a Halloween party? Have cute Halloween decorations prepared by working up this Ghostly Candy Bowl crochet pattern. I bet you didn't even realize that you can work up a crochet bowl, but this pattern from Red Heart shows you exactly how to do it. Complete with cute flying ghosts on the side, put as many Halloween candy bowls around your house as you need. Fill one with candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters, or leave one on your coffee table for munching every now and then.


Crochet HookF/5 or 3.75 mm hook, I/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • Red Heart Super Saver:
    • A: 312 Black (1 skein)
    • B: 316 Soft White (1 skein)
    • C: 254 Pumpkin (1 skein)
    • D: 3620 Glowworm (1 skein)
  • Susan Bates Crochet Hooks (I/9, 5.5 mm and F/5, 3.75 mm)
  • Yarn Needle
  • Stuffing
  • Black Floss

10 sts = 4” (10cm) in pattern with 2 strands of A; 10 rounds = 4” (10cm).

Bowl measures approximately 10” (25.5 cm) 
diameter x 9” (23 cm) tall

sc2tog =
[Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
reverse sc (reverse single crochet) = Work single crochet in opposite direction from which you would usually work (left to right if you are right-handed and right to left if you are left-handed). This stitch is also known as crab stitch. It creates a rope-like twisted single crochet edging.

Adjustable ring method—
Holding the yarn a few inches from the end, wrap around your finger. Do not remove wrap from finger, insert hook into the wrap and draw up a loop of working yarn. Chain one to secure the loop, and remove ring from finger. Work stitches of first round in the ring. Pull gently, but firmly, on tail to tighten ring.

1. Bowl is made with 2 strands of A held together. Ghost and pumpkin are worked with single strands of B, C, and D.
2. Bowl and pumpkin are worked in continuous rounds (spirals). Do not join and do not turn at ends of rounds. Place a marker for beginning of round and move marker up as work progresses.
3. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Fasten off old color.

Beginning at bottom of bowl, with larger hook and 2 strands of A, make an adjustable ring.
Round 1 (right side): Work 6 sc in ring—6 sc.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc—12 sc.
Round 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—18 sc.
Round 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—24 sc.
Round 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—30 sc.
Round 6: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—36 sc.
Round 7: [Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—42 sc. 
Round 8: [Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—48 sc.
Round 9: Sc in each sc around.
Round 10: [Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—54 sc.
Round 11: [Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—60 sc.
Round 12: Sc in each sc around.
Round 13: [Sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—66 sc.
Rounds 14-24: Sc in each sc around.
Round 25: [Sc in next 9 sc, sc2tog] 6 times—60 sc.
Round 26: Reverse sc in each st. Fasten off.

GHOST (make 4)
With larger hook and B, ch 2.
Row 1 (right side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn—1 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in sc, turn—2 sc.
Rows 3–5: Ch 1, sc in each sc, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, turn—3 sc.
Row 7: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in last 2 sc, turn—4 sc.
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn—5 sc.
Row 9: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in last 4 sc, turn—6 sc.
Row 10: Ch 1, sc in first 5 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn—7 sc.
Rows 11–14: Ch 1, sc in each sc, turn.
Row 15: Ch 1, sc2tog twice, sc in next sc, sc2tog, turn—4 sc.
Row 16: Ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 7 ch, sc in each sc, turn—12 sc.
Row 17: Ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 7 ch, sc in each sc, turn—20 sc.
Row 18: Ch 1, sc in each sc. Place marker in first st.
Row 19: Ch 1, sc in first 13 sc; leave remaining sts unworked, turn. Place marker in first st.
Row 20: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; leave remaining sts unworked, turn—8 sc.
Row 21: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn—10 sc.
Row 22: Ch 1, sc in each sc, turn.
Row 23: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog, turn.
Row 24: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn.
Rows 25–28: Repeat Rows 23 and 24 twice, turn.
Row 29: Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 chs, sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog, do not turn—14 sc. 
Last Round: Sc evenly spaced around, working 3 sc in first st of Rows 1 and 29 and 3 hdc in each marked st of arms. Fasten off.

PUMPKIN (make 4) 
With smaller hook and C, make an adjustable ring.
Round 1 (right side): Work 6 sc in ring—6 sc.
Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc—12 sc.
Round 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—18 sc.
Round 4: Sc in each sc around.
Round 5: [Sc in next sc, sc2tog] 6 times— 12 sc.
Round 6: Sc in each sc around. Stuff lightly.
Round 7: Sc2tog 6 times; change to D—6 sc.
Round 8: Sc in each sc around; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Ghost: With yarn needle and black floss and using photograph as a guide for placement, embroider 2 French knots for eyes; embroider satin stitches over 2 rows for an oval-shaped mouth. Sew ghosts around bowl in different positions, evenly spaced.
Pumpkin: With yarn needle, weave ending tail in and out of sts of Round 8 and draw top of pumpkin closed. Fasten off. With black floss and using photograph as a guide for placement, embroider French knot eyes and nose one stitch apart and a straight stitch mouth over 2 stitches one row below eyes and nose.
Handle: With D, ch 18. Fasten off, leaving tail for sewing. Sew one end of handle to side of pumpkin at Round 6, pull other end of handle through arm of ghost. Sew 2nd end of handle to opposite side of Round 6. 
Weave in ends.

Ghostly Candy Bowl

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I love it. It brought a smile to my face when I first saw it. I have four grand kids that will get a kick out of it. Plus if I fill it with candy they will really love it. The best part is it's so easy. Thank you for offering it.

This little cauldron would be perfect for my eldest daughter. She loves Halloween and this would be perfect for her office desk. She brings her decorations to the office just after the autumn equinox, and October 1 on the dot, up go all the Halloween decorations. Her co-workers never mind because she also keeps a good supply of chocolate candies, too. Shes going to love this new item for her desk.


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