Free Crochet Pattern: How to turn a Yoplait cup into a cute, ghoulish ghost candy container!

GhostCozies1smallI tried Yoplait’s “Boston Cream Pie” yogurt over the weekend…and it was unfortunately not a favorite. Too sweet for me, although I do love the idea of eating pie for breakfast!

While rinsing out the yogurt cup, I took a few seconds to stop and think of a fun crochet project to save this cup from the recycling bin and give it an extra life in my house. In the spirit of the season, I whipped up a little ghost sweater for it! I think it could be a fun way to decorate a small table and store tiny trinkets or even candy corn or M&M’s!

We took a ghost cozy to the pumpkin patch to make our little video, and a little girl ran up to it with extreme delight. I think this is a good sign.


What You’ll Need:

  • empty 6 oz. Yoplait yogurt cup (I designed the pattern to fit this cup in particular)
  • worsted weight White yarn (I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in White)
  • black felt and Fabri-Tac glue
  • H8/5.0mm crochet hook
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle


Right Side of work should show on the outside of your project.


With White, make magic circle, or ch 3 and sl st t0 1st ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 6 into ring. (6) Don’t join rnds.

Rnd 2: (2 sc) 6 times. (12)

Rnd 3: [(2 sc), 1 sc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4:  [(2 sc), 2 sc] 6 times (24)

Rnd 5:  [(2 c), 3 sc] 6 times. (30)

Rnds 6-9: Work 30 sc evenly around. (30)

Rnd 10: [(2 sc), 9 sc] 3 times. (33)

Rnds 11-14: Work 33 sc evenly around. (33)

Rnd 15: [(2 sc), 10 sc] 3 times. (36)

Rnds 16-18: Work 36 sc evenly around. (36)

Rnd 19: [(2 sc), 11 sc] 3 times. (39)

Rnds 20-21: Work 39 sc evenly around. Sl st to next st to join. (39)

Rnd 22: Ch 2 and work (2 dc) into same st. Continue to work (2 dc) into each st around. Sl st to 1st dc to join. (78)

Break off and weave in ends.

Cut a face out of black felt and glue on.

Stick candy in yogurt cup, and surprise someone!


ch(s): chain(s)
dc: double crochet
rnd(s): rounds
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitch(es)
(  ): work everything in the parentheses into the next stitch
[  ]: repeat everything in the brackets as many times as indicated

12 Comments on “Free Crochet Pattern: How to turn a Yoplait cup into a cute, ghoulish ghost candy container!”

  • So cute! I wish I could crochet. Though I taught myself to knit this weekend, so crochet will come next!


    • I need to sharpen up my knitting skills! I’m so slow at it!

  • Tracy Marie


    Ah, this is so super cute! Thank you for sharing your creativity! 🙂

  • Joan


    Thank you for the ghoulish ghost candy container pattern, perfect to make for this season, I love these ghosts.

  • Monica Morrison


    Loooove it! I’m going to make it right now actually! Btw, when are you going to have lessons in Los Angeles? It would be fun to have a meetup with other crocheters with food and crochet nothing other than, FOOD! Soon please!

  • Y


    Darling video! I think I know where you were….hmmmm…Webb Ranch? Such a fun place! Love those ghosts!

    • Yep, that’s totally where we were!

  • Erica


    This is great! I’m looking to crochet a spooky gift for my partner. I’m sure they’ll love this little ghostie. Thank you!

    • TwinkieChan


      Yay! I’m so happy to help! 😉

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