How To Crochet Zero From Nightmare Before Christmas

Crocheting zero from nightmare before Christmas is a fun and easy project that can be completed in a few hours.

Step 1: Materials and Tools Required

In order to crochet the Zero from the movie, Nightmare Before Christmas, you will need a few materials and tools. First and foremost, you will need some yarn in a variety of colors. You can use any type of yarn, but it is helpful to have a range of colors so that you can create different shades or highlights in your piece.

You will also need some crochet hooks, scissors, and a needle to weave in the ends. Finally, you will need an embroidery needle to add details or symbols to your piece.

Step 2: The Body of the Puppy

In the movie, “Nightmare Before Christmas”, Zero is a character who appears at the end of the film. He is a small, white puppy with big, blue eyes. In order to create Zero, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Start with a basic circle.
  2. Chain 2 and make 10 double crochet (dc) stitches in the circle.
  3. Switch to dc in the next stitch and make 11 dc stitches.
  4. Chain 1 and make 12 dc stitches in the next stitch, creating a loop (see picture).
  5. Pull up on the loop to close it off (see picture). This completes one side of Zero’s body! Continue making loops until you have reached your desired length (mine was about 8 inches).
  6. Turn your work so that the wrong side is facing out and join together all of your loops by crocheting them together (see picture). You should now have one long piece of yarn that looks like a dog’s body!

Step 3: The Tail and Ears

In the third step of the nightmare before Christmas crochet pattern, we are going to make the tail and ears. To start, chain 10 (or any length you would like your tail to be), and then turn your work so that the chains run along the left side of your work.

Then, yarn over and pull through all 10 loops on your hook. You now have a new loop on your hook (the old one can be thrown away). Chain 1 and make an SC at the top of this newly created loop (see picture below). Don’t worry if it’s a bit messy at this point – we will fix it up later!

Now make another SC in the next stitch down from where you just made your first SC, then chain 2 and make an HDC in each of the next 3 stitches. You now have 4 HDCs established around your initial SC. Make another SC in each of these stitches, then finish off by tying off any loose ends.

Now it’s time to make our ears! Cut a small piece of yarn about a foot long, then weave it through one of the HDCs near where you tied off your tail. Pull tight to create a loop, then do the same with the other HDC.

You now have 2 loops hanging down from your ears (see picture below). Make another SC in each of these stitches, then finish off by tying off any loose ends. Here’s how it should look (see picture below)!

And there you have it – your very own crochet zero from Nightmare Before Christmas! Just make sure to keep an eye on the video for more tips and tricks, and happy crocheting!

Step 4: The Eyes

If you’ve been following along, you should now have the beginnings of Zero’s eyes! In this last step, we’re going to add some detail to our eye sockets.

We’re going to make a small hole in the center of each one, then use a crochet hook to stretch yarn across the hole and pull it tight. This will create a little “eyebrow” effect. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect – we’ll fix it up later!

Step 5: The Nose

It’s finally time to finish our Zero! In this final step, we’ll be crocheting the nose. Start by crocheting a chain of 16 (or any number that will give you the desired length). Make sure your chain is long enough to go around the entire head, but not too long or it will become too tight to crochet.

Once you’ve created your chain, DC into the first stitch (the stitch right below the top of the crochet hook) and then SC into each remaining stitch across. Join with an SL st to finish. Don’t forget to weave in any ends!

And there you have it – your finished Zero from Nightmare Before Christmas! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and happy crocheting!

How To Crochet Zero From Nightmare Before Christmas Step 6: The Mouth

The mouth is the last part of the nightmare before Christmas crochet pattern. It’s a little tricky to crochet but well worth it! Follow these instructions to make the mouth:

  1. Start by crocheting a chain of 18.
  2. Make 2 loops and put them together as pictured below (this forms the top of the mouth).
  3. Crochet in between the 2 loops and make another loop, forming a ‘bun’. This is your bottom lip.
  4. Crochet in between the 2 loops again and make another loop, forming a ‘mouth’. Your mouth should now look like this:
  5. Put your hook back into your previous stitch (the one you just made), yarn over, and pull through both loops (this makes a knot). You’re done!

Step 7: The Finishing Touches

Once you have crocheted the entire piece, it’s time to finish it off! There are a few things you can do to make the project look nicer:

  • Whip some fluff or fiberfill around the edge of your work to hide any gaps or uneven crochet. This is especially important if your piece was made with a tight gauge.
  • If you’ve chosen a variegated yarn, be sure to give it a final touch of dye before putting the project away. This will help bring out all of the colors in your work.
  • Finally, give your piece a good coat of sealant or wax to protect it from wear and tear.

Conclusion

Crocheting zero from nightmare before Christmas is a fun and easy project that can be completed in a few hours.