Jack Skellington Wreath

Just in time for Christmas! I am posting my Jack Skellington wreath pattern for you to enjoy. If you find any errors or have any questions, please let me know 🙂

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Materials needed:

  • White yarn (I used RHSS worsted weight)
  • Black (I used RHSS worsted weight)
  • G/4.25mm crochet hook
  • Polyester stuffing
  • 12″ or 14″ foam floral ring
  • Black felt
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue and glue gun (or needle and thread for sewing the eyes on)
  • Embellishments (eg: bells, ribbon, bows, flowers, etc) – The options are ENDLESS!!

Stitches used:

  • Adj Ring – Adjustable Ring (If you are not comfortable with the Adjustable Ring, you can chain 2 and make the amount of stitches in the second chain from hook)
  • Ch – chain
  • Sc – Single crochet
  • Hdc – Half double crochet
  • Slst – Slip stitch
  • Sc2tog – Single crochet 2 together (if you’re unfamiliar with this technique, there are LOTS of tutorials online)

NOTES for Foam Ring Cover

**Make sure you have your foam ring close, because you will want to make sure you are not making your strip too tight OR too loose. Also, to avoid weaving in a whole bunch of ends, I carried my color changes up the side. They will be hidden when you sew the sides together anyway 😉

Foam Ring Cover

Starting with white:

Row 1: Ch 21, hdc in second st from hook and in each st across, ch 1, turn (20)

Row 2: Hdc in each st across, change to black on the last st, ch 1, turn (20)

Once you have the amount of rows needed, finish off and weave in any ends. Sew the 2 long sides together around the ring and weave in end.

**Repeat rows 1 and 2, changing colors after every second row until you have enough rows to go around your whole ring. MAKE SURE you end off with the opposite color you started with! Don’t make too many rows, otherwise your work will bunch up when you sew it on. I require 84 rows total for a 12 inch ring and 96 rows total for a 14 inch ring. Your row total may vary depending on your tension.

NOTES for Jack’s Head

**Work in continuous rounds. DO NOT join!

Jack’s Head

Using White:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in an adj ring (or ch 2, and place 6sc in second st from hook). Pull ring closed (6)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Rnd 3: *Sc in the next 1 st, 2 sc in the next* repeat from *to* around (18)

Rnd 4: *Sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next* repeat from *to* around (24)

Rnd 5: *Sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next* repeat from *to* around (30)

Rnd 6: *Sc in the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next* repeat from *to* around (36)

Rnd 7: *Sc in the next 5 sts, 2 sc in the next* repeat from *to* around (42)

Rnd 8: *Sc in the next 6 sts, 2 sc in the next* repeat from *to* around (48)

Rnd 9 – 14: Sc in each st around (48)

Rnd 15: *Sc in the next 6 sts, sc2tog* repeat from *to* around (42)

Rnd 16: *Sc in the next 5 sts, sc2tog* repeat from *to* around (36)

Rnd 17: *Sc in the next 4 sts, sc2tog* repeat from*to* around (30)

Rnd 18: *Sc in the next 3 sts, sc2tog* repeat from *to* around (24)

Rnd 19: *Sc in the next 2 sts, sc2tog* repeat from *to* around (18)

Start stuffing the head.

Rnd 20: *Sc in the next st, sc2tog* repeat from *to* around (12)

Finish stuffing the head.

Rnd 21: Sc2tog around (6) Finish off with a slst to beginning st of this rnd, leaving a tail to weave the hole closed.

Finishing details – Cut 2 tear drop shapes from black felt. Glue or sew the eyes to the face. Using black yarn and a needle, embroider a mouth and nostrils onto the face. Sew the finished head to the wreath.

Add embellishments to your wreath and add a piece of ribbon to the back of the top of the wreath to hang.

Enjoy your masterpiece ❤

46 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Crochet Rox
    Sep 25, 2016 @ 07:59:35

    SO cute!!! I love all things Nightmare before Christmas, and this is adorable. Thank you for sharing!!

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Lori K
    Sep 25, 2016 @ 12:47:13

    Aargh! I love it! Thank you again, you are too generous!

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Dianne Tunby
    Sep 26, 2016 @ 21:39:49

    This is so cute!! Thank you!!

    Liked by 1 person


  4. buy-myself
    Sep 27, 2016 @ 16:31:17

    i love your work! i post your pattern in my website with your link.

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Denise
    Sep 28, 2016 @ 12:58:34

    I’m very happy thank you very much☺x

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Angie
    Sep 28, 2016 @ 16:01:07

    So cool!!!

    Liked by 1 person


  7. mll38
    Oct 02, 2016 @ 06:12:08

    Reblogged this on adornosmalulu.

    Liked by 1 person


  8. Angela
    Oct 03, 2016 @ 13:41:29

    Wow! I love this! Would it matter if it is a flat backed ring or a full ring? Can’t wait to try it 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


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  12. Cathy-ScrappinCat!
    Oct 20, 2016 @ 10:22:42

    This is adorable! Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person


  13. April
    Oct 22, 2016 @ 22:24:11

    OMG!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THIS PATTERN!! I absolutely LOVE Jack Skellington and I am soooo excited to be able to make this!

    Liked by 1 person


  14. Theresa Lyvers
    Oct 28, 2016 @ 14:37:06

    I can’t get the Jack Skellington wreath or the Grinch wreath to print! Can you email me the instructions? Thank you so much! tlyvers@bardstowncable.net

    Liked by 1 person


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  16. Becky Bailey
    Dec 22, 2016 @ 00:31:28

    You may inspire my daughter to learn to crochet, she loves Jack Skellington!

    Liked by 1 person


  17. Paris
    Sep 05, 2017 @ 16:56:11

    Would a 10″ ring be 72 rows?



    • lovetobeinstitches
      Sep 17, 2017 @ 13:40:02

      That sounds about right. Just make sure you don’t end with the same color that you started with 😉



  18. Dusti Britches
    Sep 15, 2017 @ 13:58:56

    Reblogged this on The Bricolage Hearth and commented:
    This will be my project for the month. I will be adding pictures of my progress and will be talking about the pattern as I go along. If you would like to follow along it would be great if you would please post pictures of the progress you’re having ask any problems you may be having maybe we all can help you out. Let your crocheting friends know about this one. I will be starting mine after lunch today, I wonder how long this will actually take.

    ~Craftily Yours~

    Liked by 1 person


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  20. Anni Rose
    Sep 19, 2017 @ 15:15:22

    Thank you for creating and sharing this pattern!!! Love it!!!

    Liked by 2 people


  21. Betty Rindfleisch
    Oct 08, 2017 @ 09:11:42

    My granddaughter will love this!

    Liked by 1 person


  22. Gerri Pearson
    Oct 15, 2017 @ 21:55:22

    This is so cute!! I made it but on a 16 inch wreath when it was finished she loved it. thanks for sharing the pattern

    Liked by 1 person


    • lovetobeinstitches
      Oct 18, 2017 @ 09:32:23

      I suppose any size wreath will work as long as you adjust the rows. I’m glad it worked out well 🙂



  23. Reina
    Oct 17, 2017 @ 23:17:33

    How did you attach the flowers? I’m having trouble figuring it out.

    Liked by 1 person


  24. Beth Clements
    Dec 07, 2017 @ 14:00:20

    I have been looking for a very long time for a pattern for Jack Skeletons girlfriemd Sally. Any one know where I could get one? My granddaughter loves everything Jack Skeleton so would love a Sally to go with the Jack I made for her. I am going to make the wreath for her as I know she would be thrilled to have it also. Thank you for thr great wreath pattern.

    Liked by 1 person


  25. sally powless
    Jan 07, 2018 @ 15:17:26

    awesome thanxxx so much my granddaughter loves him

    Liked by 1 person


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  29. Klopfer87
    Sep 22, 2019 @ 19:06:50

    Reblogged this on klopfer87.



  30. Louise S Dery
    Oct 12, 2019 @ 07:05:41

    i LOVE this wreath. I made one and everyone wanted it so I included a version of it at my craft shows. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. You really inspired me to get my crochet on!!!



  31. Yogi
    Oct 22, 2019 @ 23:09:06

    I saw this and knew my daughter would love it! Can’t wait to get started on it. Thank you!



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