Crochet hook size F-3.75MM
Cotton yarn, white and black
Round 1: Ch 2. Sc 6 in the 2nd ch from the hook OR Sc 6 in magic ring
Rnd 2: Inc in each at around (12 sts)
Rnd 3: [Inc in 1st St, Sc in next st] rep 6 times around (18 sts)
Rnd 4: [Inc, Sc in next 2 sts] rep 6 (24 sts)
Rnd 5: Sc 24 (24 sts)
Rnd 6: [Inc, Sc 7] rep 3 (27 sts)
Rnd 7: Sc 27 (27 sts)
Rnd 8: [Inc, Sc 8] rep 3 (30 sts)
Rnd 9: Sc 30 (30 sts)
Rnd 10: [Dec, Sc 8] rep 3 (27 sts)
Rnd 11: Working in Back Loops Only: Sc 27 (27 sts)
Rnd 12: [Dec, Sc 7] rep 3 (24 sts)
Rnd 13: Sc 24 (24 sts)
Rnd 14: [Dec, Sc 2] rep 6 (18 sts)
Rnd 15: [Dec, Sc] rep 6 (12 sts)
Rnd 16: Dec 6.
Finish off. Weave in ends.
You should now have a slightly boxy crocheted ball. A little below the middle circumference of the ball, you should see the line of loops that were left unworked in Rnd 11. Find the first stitch of this row and mark it with a stitch marker. Now turn the ball upside down.
Insert your crochet hook into the marked loop up from the bottom. Yarn over and pull through the loop, then yarn over and pull through again. Insert your hook back into the original marked loop again. Yarn over and pull through. Finally, yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook. You've now completed the first stitch of a new row. Sc in each of the remaining unworked loops to finish Rnd 11B.
Rnd 12 B: [Inc, Sc 8] rep 3 (30 sts)
Rnd 13 B: Hdc 30 (30 sts)
Rnd 14B: [Sc, 3 DC in next at, Sc] rep 10 (50 sts)
Finish off and weaves in ends.
To make the ghost's arms:
Rnd 1: Ch 2, Sc 6 in the 2nd chain from hook OR SC 6 in magic ring
Rnds 2-3: Sc 6
Finish off and weave in ends. Stuff if desired. Sew arms to either side of the body. Use black yarn to make eyes out of French knots or sew on button eyes to finish.