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Jack Skellington Crochet Blanket

August 26, 2017

The Nightmare Before Christmas is such a classic holiday movie. We watch it over and over all season long! What better way to enjoy the season than wrapped up in  a fun Jack Skellington blanket!

Because it’s seasonal, I didn’t make this blanket very large. It’s more of a lap blanket. The perfect size for the kids! But it can be made in any size by simply adding more squares.

This pattern is available as an inexpensive, clearly formatted, PDF instant download HERE in my Etsy shop.

PATTERN

Materials
3 skeins Red Heart Super Saver in black and 2 in Soft White
6.0 mm hook
Scissors
Yarn Needle 

Level
Intermediate

Pattern notes & stitches to know
Sl st – slip stitch
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Dc – double crochet
Magic ring
**Ch at the beginning of each round counts as a stitch**

Finished Size
36 x 45 inches

GRANNY SQUARES

(make 10 with white and black and 10 solid black)

FOR A DETAILED PHOTO TUTORIAL OF A CIRCLE GRANNY SQUARE CLICK >>HERE<<

Make a magic ring with white (for the 10 faces, the other 10 are solid black with no color changes)

Round 1: 11 dc into ring, pull ring closed tight, join to top of first ch 3 with sl st (12 dc)

Round 2: ch 3, dc into same stitch, 2 dc into each stitch around, join to top of first ch 3 with sl st (24 dc)

Round 3: ch 3, 2 dc in next stitch, *dc, 2 dc in next* repeat from * to * around, stop before last yarn over in last stitch, pull a loop of black, join to top of first ch 3 with sl st  (36 dc)

Round 4: ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in same stitch, dc in next, hdc in next 2, sc in next 2, hdc in next 2, dc in next, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in next, dc in next, hdc in next 2, sc in next 2, hdc in next 2, dc in next* repeat from * to * around, join to top of first ch 3 with sl st (48 crochet stitches, 4 ch 2 spaces)

Round 5: ch 3, dc in next, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space, dc in next 12 stitches* repeat from * to * around, join to top of first ch 3 with sl st (64 dc)

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

EYES

Make 20

In Black make a magic ring

Round 1: ch 2, 10 hdc into ring, join to first hdc with sl st

Fasten off, weave in one end, leave the other for sewing.

Attach eyes to the white and black squares. Weave in all your ends.

FACE

Using a long piece of black yarn and your yarn needle, embroider the nostrils, fasten off, weave in the ends.

Using a long piece of black yarn and your yarn needle, embroider the mouth, fasten off, weave in the ends.

TIP: I found that making the mouth slightly uneven looked much better than a symmetrical mouth

Each finished square measures approximately 7 inches after being wet blocked.

CONSTRUCTION

Arrange your finished squares to your liking. I wanted my Jack Skellingtons all facing different directions.

You’re going to join all rows horizontally, then vertically, fastening off after each row. Weave in all your ends. (pattern and photo tutorial below)

 

Line up the first two squares to join, insert hook in the chain next to the first dc in the bottom square, sc

Ch 2, join to the same corner in square above with a sc

Ch 2, skip one stitch on the bottom, and join with a sc in the next

Ch 2, skip one stitch on the top, and join with a sc in the next

Continue across

Ch 2, sc in the chain next to the first dc on next bottom square

Continue with pattern in each row horizontally and then vertically. Weave in all the ends

BORDER

In Black, join in any corner ch 2 space

Round 1: ch 1, (sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch 2 space, sc in each stitch around, working (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in each corner ch 2 space, join to first ch 1 with sl st

Join white in any ch 2 space

Round 2: ch 3 (counts as sc + ch 2), sc in same space, [*ch 1, skip one stitch, sc in next* repeat from * to * to next corner, work (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 space] repeat from [ to ] around, join to first ch with sl st

Join black in any ch 2 space

Round 3: ch 3 (counts as sc + ch 2), sc in same space, [*ch 1, skip sc, sc in ch 1 space* repeat from * to * to next corner, work (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 space] repeat from [ to ] around, join to first ch with sl st

Join white in any ch 2 space

Round 4: ch 3 (counts as sc + ch 2), sc in same space, [*ch 1, skip sc, sc in ch 1 space* repeat from * to * to next corner, work (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 space] repeat from [ to ] around, join to first ch with sl st

Join black in any ch 2 space

Round 5: ch 3 (counts as sc + ch 2), sc in same space, [*ch 1, skip sc, sc in ch 1 space* repeat from * to * to next corner, work (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 space] repeat from [ to ] around, join to first ch with sl st

Round 6: ch 1, sc in same stitch *(2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch 2 space, sc in each sc and ch across to ch 2 space* repeat from * to * around, join to first ch with sl st

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

Starting at any point along the edge of your project, attach black and ch 4, pull hook out of black, attach white yarn to the next stitch, ch 4, pull hook out of white and back in black. With black sc in the stitch next to the white (overlapping the white) ch 4. Put hook in white, sc in the stitch next to the black (overlapping the black), ch 4

(This is a great photo + video tutorial: http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2017/08/crochet-candy-cane-border.html)

Repeat across, with 4 stitches in each corner.

When reaching the end, if your colors don’t line up, just skip a stitch

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

 

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  1. This is absolutely wonderful. I love he way you joined the squares! I’m going to use this technique in the future!

    Cannot wait to try this blanket out next! 🖤

  2. This is absolutely wonderful. I love the way you joined the squares! I’m going to use this technique in the future!

    Cannot wait to try this blanket out next! 🖤

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