Crochet Jack Skellington Coffee Cozy Pattern

Crochet Jack Skellington Coffee Cozy Pattern

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Hello everyone! These last two weeks have been a bit hectic and slowed down my blogging. But I’m hoping to be back on track. I have started to work a little more again, despite my achy joints, but it is rewarding to have the ability to contribute to our household again. I have also started graduate school, so now I’m working towards my Master’s in Clinical Psychology. Busy busy! But I shan’t abandon my crafting! So here we go on to the coffee cozy pattern!

This week was my cousin’s birthday. So as a little gift, I made her a coffee cozy with a theme of her own choosing. And I must say…she has excellent taste. Nightmare Before Christmas’s Jack Skellington. So here we go! A Jack Skellington Coffee Cozy Pattern.

Materials

  • Size “K” hook and a size “H” hook
  • Worsted Weight yarn in black, grey, and white
  • Tapestry needle to attach the Skellington head
Black, grey and white worsted weight yarn

Black, grey and white worsted weight yarn

"K" and "G" hooks, tapestry needle, and a stitch marker

“K” and “H” hooks, tapestry needle, and a stitch marker

Notes and Abbreviations

Abbreviations:

  • St(s) = stitch(es)
  • Ch(s) = chain(s)
  • Sl st = slip stitch
  • Sc(s) = single crochet(s)
  • Rep = repeat
  • Rnd(s) = round(s)
  • Inc = increase

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Notes:

  1. This pattern will be worked in two pieces. One will be the cozy, and the other will be an applique of the Skellington face.
  2. At the beginning of each line, the color of yarn needed for that round is included before the instructions.
  3. Numbers at the end of the instructions: In brackets “[ ]” will be the total stitch count for that row/round.
  4. The first chain in each row/round does not count as your first stitch, so don’t skip your first stitch.
  5. The head piece is worked in a spiral round, continuing and NOT joining with a sl st at the end of each round, instead just beginning the new round without the sl st. Be sure to use your stitch marker to mark the first st of each round. You can improvise with something like a small loose yarn strand or a paper clip to attach to the first st of each round so you know which it is.

Instructions for Cozy and Head Piece

Instructions (striped cozy):

1. In black: Using the “K” hook. Ch 22, sl st the ends together to create a loop. [21 sts]

Step 1

Step 1

2. In black: Ch 1, turn. Sc 21 around, sl st to the first sc of the rnd. [21 sts]

3. In black: Rep R2. End off. [21 sts]

Step 1 and 2

Steps 2 and 3

4. In grey: Change color to grey. Ch 1, turn. Rep R2 in grey. [21 sts]

5. In grey: Rep R2 in grey. End off. [21 sts]

Steps 4 and 5

Steps 4 and 5

6. In black: Change back to black. Ch 1, turn. *Inc 1, sc 6.* Rep form * to * two more times around. [24 sts]

7. In black: Ch 1, turn. Sc 24 around in black, sl st to the first sc of the rnd. End off. [24 sts]

Steps 6 and 7

Steps 6 and 7

8. In grey: Change color to grey. Rep R7 around in grey. [24 sts]

9. In grey: Rep R7 around in grey. End off. [24 sts]

Steps 8 and 9

Steps 8 and 9

10. In black: Change color to black. Ch 1, turn. R7 around in black. [24 sts]

11. In black: Ch 1, turn. *Inc 1, sc 7*. Rep from * to * two more times around, sl st to the first sc of the rnd. End off. [27 sts]

Steps 10 and 11

Steps 10 and 11

12. In grey: Ch 1, turn. Sc 27 around in grey, sl st to the first sc of the rnd. [27 sts]

13. In grey: Rep R12 around in grey. End off. [27 sts]

Steps 13 and 14

Steps 12 and 13

14. In black: Rep R12 around in black. [27 sts]

15. In black: Rep R12 around in black. End off. [27 sts]

Steps 14 and 15

Steps 14 and 15

Instructions (Jack Skellington Head Piece: This entire piece is worked in a spiral round.

1. Using your white yarn, begin with 3 chs. Sl st the ends together to create a small loop.

132. Ch 1. Sc 6 in the 3-ch loop. Be sure to mark your first st. [6 sts]

3. Without joining with a sl st, continue this next row. Mark your first st. Make 1 inc in each of the 6 sts (2 sc per st). [12 sts]

4. Without joining, continue. Mark your first st. *Inc 1 and then sc 1 in the next st*. Rep from * to *, 5 more times. [18 sts]

5. Without joining, continue. Mark your first st. *Inc 1 and then sc 2 sc in the next 2 sts*. Rep from * to *, 5 more times. [24 sts]

6. Without joining, continue. Mark your first st. *Inc 1 and then sc 3 sc in the next 3 sts*. Rep from * to *, 5 more times. [30 sts]

7. Sl st in the first st of the rnd. Sl st in the next st too. End off.

Spiral head piece

Spiral head piece

Instructions (the face): The eyes are simple sc rounds and the rest of the face is embroidered on

1. For the eyes: Use black yarn and the tapestry needle. Ch 2. Do 5 sc in the first st. Do a 1 sc on the side of the 5th sc, making it pop up like a point away from the circle. End off. (make 2). Attach them to the the head piece.

the eyes' shape and positioning

the eyes’ shape and positioning

2. For the nose and mouth: Use black yarn and the tapestry needle again. using a Jack Skellington picture as a guide, use short stitches to form the nose,  mouth, and teeth a little at a time. I made the nose first. Then used the crease of the last row to make the mouth. Then worked my way back across the mouth, forming the teeth.

Black yarn on the tapestry needle

Black yarn on the tapestry needle

Jack Skellington face

Jack Skellington face

3. Attaching the head: Using white yarn and the tapestry needle, attach the head piece, with it’s newly made face, to the cozy. I placed it over the seam in the back to cover it.

white yarn on the tapestry needle

white yarn on the tapestry needle

Finished!

Finished!

Go Forth And Create

All done! You now have the pattern to make yourself a Jack Skellington Coffee Cozy. Wear it as a wrist cuff and use it when you take a trip to Disneyland. Or the coffee shop. Whatever works! Happy crafting and enjoy your coffee.

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