September’s Virtual Craft Party
Jack Skellington Wreath
Hi, y’all! This is my project a Jack Skellington Wreath for the month of September. 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 and ask about any problems you may be having, maybe we all can help you out as we go along.
Here is the link to the project. Please go to her page and show her some love for offering the pattern for free.
- 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
- 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!!
- 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 by 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 teardrop 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.
My Project Updates
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My project is going to be a little different. I wanted to do a Pumpkin Wreath. So I choose carrot and sage green as my colors, I’m using a 4.25 mm crochet hook and a 12-inch floral wreath.
Caron (Dark Sage) <<<— Get yours here.
Crochet Hook <<<— I use this set, get yours here.
Floral Wreath 12″ <<<— This one is white.
Here is the finished project for our Virtual Craft Party for September. I added a fall pick that I took apart and fit it in the way I wanted it to look. Turned out pretty great.
I ended up with an extra pick because I wasn’t sure how many pieces I would need for the Pumpkin Wreath. So I put it on another wreath. I added some of Randy’s feathers.