Thursday, October 30, 2008

Jack from Nightmare Before Christmas crochet pattern


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This is a pattern for Jack's head only.
It is basically just a sphere.

I ended up using felt for the eyes and the
mouth
stitching, although I do give you
a pattern for
crochet eyes.
This pattern is untested so
let me know if you
have any problems.
(Also see link to
Zero's pattern by Mishymishy)

I used a size 5 mm hook and worsted weight acrylic.
Gauge: 5 sc = 1 inch
4 rows = 1 inch
the circumference for mine was 27 in.

This head is worked in spirals.
Place a marker at the end of each round
moving it as you work.

Ch 2
Rnd 1:
Work 6 sc into second chain from hook,
join with sl st to form a circle. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: Work [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc]
repeat around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4:
Work [sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc]
rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5: Work [sc in each of next 3 sc, 2sc in next sc]
rep around. (30 sc)
Rnd 6:
Work [sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc]
rep around. (36 sc)
Rnd 7:
Work [sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc]
rep around. (42 sc)
Rnd 8:
Work [sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc]
rep around. (48 sc)
Rnd 9:
Work [sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc]
rep around. (54 sc)

Rnd 10: Work [sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc]
rep around. (60 sc)

Rnd 11: Work [sc in each of next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc]
rep around. (66 sc)

Rnd 12: Work [sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc]
rep around. (72 sc)
Rnd 13: Work [sc in each of next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc]
rep around. (78 sc)

Rnd 14: Work [sc in each of next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc]
rep around. (84 sc)

Rnd 15: Work [sc in each of next 13 sc, 2 sc in next sc]
rep around. (90 sc)
Rnd 16: Work [sc in each of next 14 sc, 2 sc in next sc]
rep around. (96 sc)

Rnd 17: Work [sc in each of next 15 sc, 2 sc in next sc]
rep around. (102 sc)

Rnd 18--39: Work even. ((102 sc)
Rnd 40: Work [sc in each of next 15 sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc] rep around. (96 sc)
Rnd 41: Work [sc in each of next 14 sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc] rep around. (90 sc)
Rnd 42: Work [sc in each of next 13 sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc] rep around. (84 sc)
Rnd 43: Work [sc in each of next 12 sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc] rep around. (78 sc)
Rnd 44: Work [sc in each of next 11 sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc] rep around. (72 sc)
Rnd 45: Work [sc in each of next 10 sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc] rep around. (66 sc)
Rnd 46: Work [sc in each of next 9 sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc]
rep around. (60 sc)

Rnd 47: Work [sc in each of next 8 sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc]
rep around. (54 sc)
Rnd 48: Work [sc in each of next 7 sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc]
rep around. (48 sc)
Rnd 49: Work [sc in each of next 6 sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc]
rep around. (42 sc)
Rnd 50: Work [sc in each of next 5 sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc]
rep around. (36 sc)

Rnd 51: Work [sc in each of next 4 sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc]
rep around. (30 sc)
Rnd 52: Work [sc in each of next 3 sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc]
rep around. (24 sc)
Bind off.
This still should leave a large enough opening to stuff the head.

Eyes: (Make 2).

Row 1: Work 6sc into a magic circle, join, tighten and ch 1 (6 st)
Rw 2: Work 2sc in each sc, join, ch 1 (12 st)
Rw 3: [Work 2sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 dc in each of next 3 sc ]
twice, join (24 st)
If you feel you want a larger eye add a round of sc.
Using photo complete face using your choice of felt
or embroidery.


3 comments:

Beth Lucey said...

i just wanted to let you know that i worked this up very quickly and with no problems at all. the only thing i did a little different was that i kept decreasing the top, back down to 6 stitches. other than that it was perfect. i even used the eye pattern you included and stitched the mouth on with the same yarn. excellent pattern!! thank you!!

sukigirl said...

Thank you Beth...I'm glad it worked for you. I'm afraid my Jack has been sitting up in my attic for a couple Halloweens since I have changed my theme....poor Jack...stuck in the attic.
cheers suki

Beth Lucey said...

awww...poor Jack. mine is a surprise Christmas present for my friend's daughter, so hopefully she will like it. thanks, again!! :)

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