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Crochet Pac-Man and Ghosts

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Pac-Man and his ghosts!  This started as a project to just crochet Pac-Man.  Then this expanded to making the ghosts, then to making the ghosts with movable eyes, and lastly to adding in covers to make the ghosts switch to dark blue.  I am most pleased with how the ghosts turned out.  Hope you enjoy!


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Step 1: Making Pac-Man

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Pac-Man is really simple.  The main body is Yellow and his mouth is Black.

Body: (in Yellow)
  1. Magic Ring 5, ch 1, turn (I tried to do this with just chaining 2 and then crocheting 5 sc. into the second st. from the end, but this caused a big hole to show so I think a magic ring works better because it makes the stitches tighter)
  2. Skip first st., Inc across (10) ch. 1, turn
  3. Skip first st., [Sc. in next st., inc. in next] Repeat (15) ch. 1, turn
  4. Skip first st., [Sc. in next 2 sts., inc. in next] Repeat (20) ch. 1, turn
  5. Skip first st., [Sc. in next 3 sts., inc. in next] Repeat (25) ch. 1, turn
  6. Skip first st., [Sc. in next 4 sts., inc. in next] Repeat (30) ch. 1, turn
  7. Skip first st., [Sc. in next 5 sts., inc. in next] Repeat (35) ch. 1, turn
  8. Skip first st., [Sc. in next 6 sts., inc. in next] Repeat (40) ch. 1, turn 
  9. Skip first st., [Sc. in next 7 sts., inc. in next] Repeat (45) ch. 1, turn (It might help later to keep a marker here)
  10. Sc. across (45) ch. 1, turn
  11. Sc. across (45) ch. 1, turn
  12. Sc. across (45) ch. 1, turn
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  15. Sc. across (45) ch. 1, turn
  16. Sc. across (45) ch. 1, turn
  17. Sc. across (45) ch. 1, turn (It might help later to keep a marker here)
  18. Skip first st., [sc. in next 7 sts., dec.] Repeat (40) ch. 1, turn
  19. Skip first st., [sc. in next 6 sts., dec.] Repeat (35) ch. 1, turn
  20. Skip first st., [sc. in next 5 sts., dec.] Repeat (30) ch. 1, turn
  21. Skip first st., [sc. in next 4 sts., dec.] Repeat (25) ch. 1, turn
  22. Skip first st., [sc. in next 3 sts., dec.] Repeat (20) ch. 1, turn
  23. Skip first st., [sc. in next 2 sts., dec.] Repeat (15) ch. 1, turn
  24. Skip first st., [sc. in next st., dec.] Repeat (10) ch. 1, turn
  25. Skip first st., dec. (5) slip stitch closed and tie off
Mouth: (in Black)
  1. Chain 8, turn
  2. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  3. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  4. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
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  19. Sc. across (7), tie off
You will have to decide how long the mouth piece needs to be based on how big your Pac-Man's body ends up being.

To attach the mouth on the body, start at one corner of the black piece and one corner of Pac Man's mouth.  I single crocheted around with yellow yarn.  If you marked where you stopped increasing and started decreasing you should be able to match up the corners of the black piece easily to the corners of his mouth.  To make it easier and make sure the piece attaches evenly, use paperclips to hold the mouth to his body.  It will look like he has many lip piercings.

I put in some stuffing when I started to make it easier to grab him and then finished stuffing him before I finished crocheting him up.

I have a question: I followed your instructions but I keep getting just a half moon instead of the iconic pac-man. What am I doing wrong??? Please help!

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)  intranslation052 months ago

Hmmm, I think maybe your yarn is smaller or your hook is. It looks like your stitches are much smaller than mine. I would say you should start it like my pattern, with the circle, and then with the first row after that, just go until you get the right initial shape. You might need to increase by another stitch and do 3 stitches in each one for that first row (after the magic ring) and see how that goes.

cheshire5410 months ago
My daughter would LOVE to have these but doesn't know how to crochet. I can get her going, but she wants to know how to change pattern to create the ghosts too???
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  cheshire5410 months ago
Yeah, I have the pattern for the ghosts in there too! Make sure you click view all at the top of the page and you can see all the steps. I show how to make the ghosts in Step 2 and the Blue Ghosts cover in Step 4 :)
mtorres2611 months ago
I want to make this:)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  mtorres2610 months ago
I hope you do!
really cute!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  twinkleshine10 months ago
Thanks :)
I've almost finished Pac Man! I can't wait to give the finished project to my brother for Christmas. :D
Your instructions are so easy to follow! This is the first crochet design I've been able to work from. Thank you!
That's awesome! I'd love to see how it turns out! It's nice to know my directions aren't too hard to follow :) Be sure to let me know if you run into anything that doesn't make sense!
love it so wish I could crotchet.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  navyfamily41 year ago
Thank you! It's not too hard. When I first started trying to crochet I just used one of those teach yourself to crochet books, and just keep doing it over and over again. And to learn the magic ring, which I can do better than normal straight crocheting, I actually watched this video :) 

Good Luck :)
yamayka1 year ago
Sooooo cute!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  yamayka1 year ago
Thank you :)
alexsmaue1 year ago
Adorable!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  alexsmaue1 year ago
Thanks!
These guys are adorable!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  dollarcraft1 year ago
Thanks! They are so cute to look at :)
Englee1 year ago
sweet
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Englee1 year ago
Thanks!
wold6301 year ago
I really really wish I knew how to read a crochet pattern. I want those!!
try this: http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-read-a-crochet-pattern/
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  wold6301 year ago
It's not too hard. I tried to write it out how I think others are written out. Let me know if there is something I can do to make it more clear!
Jetpack51 year ago
So cute!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Jetpack51 year ago
Thanks!
Adorable!!!!!
Thanks :)
SHIFT!1 year ago
OMG, Something this adorable should not exist! The internet will implode in of itself!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  SHIFT!1 year ago
You are too kind :)
Any way I might be able to coerce a Crocheted Kirby out of you?
lmnopeas1 year ago
Awesome!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  lmnopeas1 year ago
Thanks!
amazing
Thanks!
Movable eyes, blue covers, and the whole gang?! What a great project!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  mikeasaurus1 year ago
And now the gang is hanging out on my desk with Mega Man!
The moveable eye is genius! Love, love, love it!
Thank you! I love that it was so simple to do too!
I love pac-man so much I couldn't help but to vote very good job
Thank you!
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