One of my hobbies is knitting and crocheting. I’ve done needle projects for decades and constantly look for interesting patterns and yarns. This year, I’m thrilled to have stumbled upon patterns for crocheted dolls of the main characters of The Nightmare Before Christmas. I really need to squeeze out some time to make these. I can’t decide which I like best or will make first.
Zero by Lizville
Jack Skellington by Sunshyne Leland
This pattern is available for free as a download through the Ravelry website—a free online community of needle crafters. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jack-skellington
I love the detailing of her dress! This pattern is available as a free download on Irene Strange’s website.
Description from her site:
She’s a rather tall girl, a whopping 12 inches in her tiny green shoes and socks when made with 4-ply wool and 2.5mm hook. But if you use a bigger hook size she can get even taller!
This pattern uses tables for all parts, with added diagrams and pictures to help along the way. There are also step by step photos detailing how to begin crochet, assemble the parts and finish the embroidery. You will mostly need basic stitches - although the embroidery and assembly may take a bit of time, it won’t take longer than a couple of evenings to do.
Which of these is your favorite? Now if I could only find a pattern to make a good Grinch. Can’t find one I like. Anyone have ideas?
[Cross-posted at my personal blog, Illusions of Intimacy.]