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First and Second spot on the “Hot Right Now” list on Ravelry?!? Thank you to EVERYONE!!!! This is so exciting and I am over the moon right now 😀 ❤ 😀

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Jack Skellington Wreath

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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 🙂

If you use Ravelry, please be sure to add your finished item and you can even share them with me on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/lovetobeinstitches )

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 ❤

Christmas Craft Fair Madness!

I’ve been busy lately getting items prepared for my first ever craft fair in November. I am super excited and nervous all at the same time.

I have become really addicted to making these wreaths for the fair, so I’m hoping they sell well.

These are my own patterns, so if I get enough interest, I will probably post the patterns here on my Blog for free.

Have a wonderful day 🙂

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