Crochet: Jack Skellingtons

The Nightmare Before Christmas may have some excellent Halloween-vibes, but to me, it’s first and foremost a Christmas movie. Call me neurotic, but I won’t watch it in October. Come November, though, it’s the perfect way to transition. I think of it as a farewell to the Halloween season, and a welcoming of the next (I’m Canadian, so there’s no Thanksgiving to break up the two).

SO, I decided to crochet some Jack Skellington ornaments to celebrate it as a CHRISTMAS movie (though, I suppose they can double as Halloween decorations, too).

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These are quick and easy patterns I threw together in a single afternoon. See Patterns below.


Jack Skellington Head

This can be hung from a tree, on the wall, or sewed onto other items, like sweaters or tote bags.

Duration: ~ 45 mins

Knowledge Required & Abbreviations Used (US terms):

  • Chain (ch)
  • Double Crochet (dc)
  • Single crochet (sc)
  • Join (slip stitch)
  • Stitch (st)

What you need:

  • White yarn
  • Black yarn
  • 4.5 mm hook
  • Darning needle

Tips:

  • Asterisks (*) indicate a section of the pattern that will be repeated within the row
  • Square brackets ([]) indicate a section that I have additional notes for; notes will follow in regular brackets

Let’s get started!

Head (White)

To begin: Ch 4 and join to create a circle

Round 1: [Ch3] (this counts as one DC), DC 11 for a total of 12, join

Round 2: [Ch3] (this counts as one DC), 2DC in each st for a total of 24, join

Round 3: [Ch3] (this counts as one DC), *2DC, 1DC* repeat around for a total of 36, join

Round 4: [Ch3] (this counts as one DC), *2DC, 1DC, 1 DC* repeat around for a total of 48, join, Tie off leaving enough thread to make hoop to hang him

Eyes (Black)

Note: Make 2

To begin: Ch 4 and join to create a circle

Round 1: [Ch1] (this does not count as a st), SC 6, join

Round 2: Ch1, 2SC in each st for a total of 12, join

Round 3: Ch1, *2SC, 1SC* repeat around for a total of 18, join, tie off

Finish: Use black yarn and darning needle to sew eyes to face, spaced evenly near top of head

Face (Black)

Use darning needle to weave black yarn through face for nose and mouth.

Tips:

  • Jack’s nose is two lines. Poke yarn through twice for desired effect
  • For the mouth, weave the yarn between stitches, skipping two at a time, then go in reverse to fill in the gaps
  • Add mouth stitches last using little lines like you did for the nose

All done!


Jack Skellington Mug Cozy

This should fit most mugs and takeaway cups, using a standard circumference of about 9-9.5 inches.

Duration: ~ 1 hour

Knowledge Required & Abbreviations Used (US terms):

  • Chain (ch)
  • Single crochet (sc)
  • Single croche back loops only (scbl)
  • Join (slip stitch)
  • Stitch (st)

What you need:

  • White yarn
  • Black yarn
  • 4.5 mm hook
  • Darning needle

Tips:

  • Asterisks (*) indicate a section of the pattern that will be repeated within the row
  • Square brackets ([]) indicate a section that I have additional notes for; notes will follow in regular brackets

Let’s get started!

Cozy (White)

To begin: Ch 20 for width

Next: SCBL back and forth until you reach a length that stretches to 9.5 inches, tie off leaving a long tail

Eyes (Black)

Note: Make 2

To begin: Ch 4 and join to create a circle

Round 1: [Ch1] (this does not count as a st), SC 6, join

Round 2: Ch1, 2SC in each st for a total of 12, join

Round 3: Ch1, *2SC, 1SC* repeat around for a total of 18, join, tie off

Finish: Use black yarn and darning needle to sew eyes to the centre line of cozy, spaced evenly near top

Face (Black)

Use darning needle to weave black yarn through face for nose and mouth.

Tips:

  • Jack’s nose is two lines. Poke yarn through twice for desired effect
  • For the mouth, weave the yarn between stitches, skipping two at a time, then go in reverse to fill in the gaps
  • Add mouth stitches last using little lines like you did for the nose

Close

First: Fold the cozy with the face inside, you want to st it closed with the seam on the inside

Next: Use the tail to sc the two ends together

All done!

 

 

 

One Comment Add yours

  1. Lory says:

    I love those! And they really look like Jack Skellington 😊

    Like

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