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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! ?

  3. I love this but I am having an issue when I get to “Continue with pattern in each row horizontally and then vertically” I finished the horizontal join all squares but when trying to connect the vertical to the horizontal (join all squares) where they meet in between each square it doesn’t look right to me and the photo above isn’t clear enough for me to figure out how you attached the vertical join squares attachment to the horizontal at that spot (in your photo just above the word BORDER). Is there some way for the join all squares connections at that point to be explained for me to make it look correct like yours does but I can’t figure it out? I appreciate any help you can give me with this as I am making for my grand daughter who loves all and everything pertaining to Jack Skellington.

    1. Hi Sandie, I worked the vertical stitches over the horizontal ones (I didn’t attach them to the horizontal stitches). If they’re not crossing in between the squares (making a kind of ‘X’), can you try starting at the other end to work the vertical rows? I hope that makes sense and helps 🙂

  4. I was wondering if I said you were the owner of the pattern with a copy of the link…if you would OK if I made this blanket and donated it to an austion or aood it… Just asking.

  5. For the Granny square part I think there may be an error on row 5 for it to have 12 stitches on the final row where it connects. I may be doing something wrong but for it to work for me i have to do ch 3, then dc in the next two stitches before I start the corner stitches.

  6. I do not understand round 6 of the border, the part where is says ch across to chain 2 space. I do not understand what that means.

  7. in the border part and on round 6, I do not understand when it says ch acrosse to ch 2 space. Can you please explain that to me.

    1. Hi Heather 🙂 You’re going to sc across the entire side. Work a sc in each sc and ch from the previous row all the way across to the other corner. Does that make sense?

      1. no I guess not. like one side is sc and then when you get to the corner just chain all the way across?? still doesnt make a lot of sense. sorry.

        1. No worries! There isn’t any chaining across. Work the corner stitches, sc in each sc and ch to the next ch 2 space, and repeat.

          1. let me make sure i understand right. so start at the corner like normal, sc in each chain and sc, and work the corners like the others?

  8. Hello,
    I was wondering if you could explain to me how you made the face without it showing on the back. I’m struggling with making the nostrils so that you don’t see black stitches on the back of the face. Thanks. 🙂

    1. Hi 😊 I didn’t. You can see the stitches in the back. I weaved all the ends in as best I could, but there is a definite “back” to this blanket.

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