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"Ghost Dog" Pattern

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"Ghost Dog" Pattern

Please note this is not an official Disney pattern. Also, this pattern was made form memory/notes and is therefore UNTESTED!!! I'm sure theres a mistake here and there, please comment if you find any.

Yarn: Lion Brand "Pound of Love" probably about 1/3- 1/2 of a skien
Hook: F hook

Head

NOTE: At the end of each round, join and ch 1. 

Ch 2

Round 1: Work 6 sc into 1st ch.

Round 2: Increase 6 times by working 2 sc in each stitch around – 12 sts.

Round 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st.* Repeat from * to * around – 18 sts.

Round 4: *Sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st.* Repeat from * to * around – sc 24 sts

Round 5:  *Sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st.* Repeat from * to * around – 30 sts

Round 6: *Sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st.* Repeat from * to * around – 36 sts

Round 7: *Sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st.* Repeat from * to * around – 42 sts

Round 8: *Sc in next 6 st, 2 sc in next st.* Repeat from * to * around – 48 sts

Round 9: *Sc in next 7 st, 2 sc in next st.* Repeat from * to * around – 54 sts

Rounds 10-16: Sc in each stitch around – 54 sts.

Round 17: *Sc in each of the next 7 sts, work 2 sc together,.* Repeat from * to * around – 48 sts.

Round 18: Work 1 sc in each sc – 48 sts

Round 19: *Sc in each of the next 6 sts, work 2 sc together, * Repeat from * to * around – 42 sts

Round 20-22: Work 1 sc in each sc around – 42 sts

Round 23: *Sc in each of the next 5 sts, work 2 sc together* Repeat from * to * around – 36 sc

Round 24-26: Work 1 sc in each sc- 36 sts

(At this point, begin to stuff as you go. Stuff head fairly firmly, as we begin to shape nose, stuff lightly and shape as you go. Overstuffing will make a bulgy lumpy nose. :)  )

Round 27: *Work 2 sc together;* repeat from * to * 5 times (Note: a total of 6 decreases in a row), work 1 sc in remaining 24 sts – 30 sts

Round 28-29: Sl St in 1st 6 sts, (try to make sl st’s fairly loose as it can be a tight squeeze to crochet into them again in the next round. At this point I began using a stitch marker to keep track of the beginning of each round) sc in remaining 24 sts

Round 30-32 SC in each st around- 30 sts

Round 33- *Work 2 sc together;* repeat from * to * 5 times (Note: a total of 6 decreases in a row) work 1 sc in remaining 18 sts – 24 sts

Round 34-36: Sl St in 1st 6 sts, (again, try to make sl st’s fairly loose) sc in remaining 18 sts- 24 sts

Round 37-39: sc in each st around- 24 sts

Round 40-42: Sl St in 1st 6 sts, (again, try to make sl st’s fairly loose) sc in remaining 18 sts- 24 sts

Round 43-45: sc in each st around- 24 sts

Round 46: *sc in next 6 sts, work 2 sc together* repeat from * to * twice- 21 sts

Round 47: sc in each st around- 21 sts

Round 48: *sc in next 5 sts, work 2 sc together* repeat from * to * twice- 18 sts

Round 49: sc in each st around- 18 sts

Round 50: *sc in next 4 sts, work 2 sc together* repeat from * to * twice- 15 sts

Round 51: Sc in each st around – 15 sts

Round 52: *sc in next 3 sts, work 2 sc together* repeat from * to * twice- 12 sts

Round 53: sc in each st around – 12 sts

Round 54: *sc in next 2 sts, work 2 sc together* repeat from * to * twice- 9 sts

Round 55: sc, *work 2 together, sc in next st* repeat twice. Fasten off.


 

It should look like this:

head

 

Body:

Note: At the end of each row, ch 1 and turn piece. This goes for body, arm points and tail points.

 

CH 52

Rows 1-50: SC in each st across. DO NOT FASTEN OFF.

Begin arm points:

Place a stitch marker in the middle of the body piece (I counted 26 sts, then placed a stitch marker on 27 to make sure I didn’t go past it)

Row 51: SC in next 26 sts

Row 52: Work 2 tog, sc in next 22 sts, work 2 tog- 24 sts

Row 53: Work 2 tog, sc in next 20 sts, work 2 tog- 22 sts

Row 54: Work 2 tog, sc in next 18 sts, work 2 tog- 20 sts

Row 55: sc in each st across – 20 sts

Row 56: Work 2 tog, sc in next 16 sts, work 2 tog- 18 sts

Row 57: Work 2 tog, sc in next 14 sts, work 2 tog- 16 sts

Row 58: Work 2 tog, sc in next 12 sts, work 2 tog- 14 sts

Row 59: Work 2 tog, sc in next 10 sts, work 2 tog- 12 sts

Row 60: Work 2 tog, sc in next 8 sts, work 2 tog- 10 sts

Row 61: Work 2 tog, sc in next 6 sts, work 2 tog- 8 sts

Row 62: Work 2 tog, sc in next 4 sts, work 2 tog- 6 sts

Row 63: Work 2 tog, sc in next 2 sts, work 2 tog- 4 sts

Row 64: Work 2 tog, twice – 2 sts

Row 65: Work 2 tog. Fasten off.

 

Reattach yarn at the stitch marker. Repeat Rows 51-64 for second arm point.

Tail point:

Attach yarn at bottom corner of body.

Row 1-2: sc in each st across – 52 sts

Work each row as follows: Work 2 tog twice, then sc until there are 4 sts remaining in the row, then work 2 tog twice again. Repeat until tail ends in a point.

Note: The tail and arms will curl upward. I like this effect because it looks “floaty” and not just flat.I have no idea if it can be blocked flat.

It should look like this:
body

Ears (make 2)

Ch 8

Row 1-34: Sc in each st across

Row 35: Work 2 tog, st 4, work 2 tog – 6 sts

Row 36 Work 2 tog, sc 2. work 2 tog- 4 sts

Row 37-38 Sc in each st across

Row 39: work 2 tog twice- 2 sts

Row 40: Work 2 tog. Fasten off

 

Pumpkin Nose

Ch 2

Row 1: Make 6 sc in 1st chain.

Row 2: Round 2: Increase 6 times by working 2 sc in each stitch around – 12 sts.

Round 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st.* Repeat from * to * around – 18 sts.

Row 4-6: Sc in each st around – 18 sts

Round 7: *Sc in next st, work 2 sts together.* Repeat from * to * around – 12 sts.

Stuff nose

Round 8: Work 2 sts together all the way through the round- 6 sts

Decrease until you can close off the nose  and fasten off

 

Eyes (make 2)

Row 1: Make 6 sc in 1st chain.

Row 2: Round 2: Increase 6 times by working 2 sc in each stitch around – 12 sts. Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.

 

Finishing! FINALLY :) :) :)

Sew face onto pumpkin nose. Sew nose to head. Sew eyes onto head. Embroider/sew on smile with black yarn. Sew ears onto head. Sew head onto body, between arm points. Vow you will never single crochet again.


 


 

Questions and comments are welcome :) If you need clarification on anything, leave a comment and let me know

 

 

 




Comments

( 45 comments — Leave a comment )
(Anonymous)
Oct. 13th, 2007 11:48 am (UTC)
You TOTALLY ROCK!!!!!!! I am sooooo making one!!!!
Nathalie
www.gnathalie2.wordpress.com
copperscale
Oct. 13th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
Zero
This is so cool! Thanks!!!!


Jane
twopetals
Oct. 13th, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC)
I followed your link from Craftster, and I love it! I'm definitely going to make one. So adorable!
whatisthisnote
Oct. 13th, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC)
I followed the link from Craftster too. It's fabulous and I have to make one! Thank you!
snuffykin
Oct. 16th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC)
Fantastic! Heard about it from Ravelry.com.
little_birdy
Oct. 22nd, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
I am going to try and jury-rig him to walk on a leash with me on Halloween. My brother's Hot Wheels might be involved. We'll see how this goes. He's precious!
(Anonymous)
Oct. 26th, 2007 03:45 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for sharing your brilliance!
I have two daughters just "gone" over Zero. Thanks to your generosity on sharing your pattern I think I've just got a really NEAT Christmas gift idea for both of them. Wow. He's absolutely charming. And what the heck, I'd like one too! Yes, I saw this first on Craftster. Thanks again for sharing, he's luverly!

Tinsel
(Anonymous)
Oct. 26th, 2007 04:19 pm (UTC)
love it!
Thanks so much for sharing!! My son's gonna love this!!
punkbuster
Oct. 27th, 2007 09:33 am (UTC)
I saw this on crafter's too. That's seriously wonderful!!! I hope you make more NbXmas things!
drgnflydreaming
Oct. 27th, 2007 11:47 pm (UTC)
What did you use for yarn? Looks like cotton, but not sure from the photos.
Awesome!
lizville
Oct. 28th, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)
Hey :) Thanks for the kind words!
I used leftover acrylic from a Lion Brand "Pound of Love" skien.
snarlingbadger
Oct. 29th, 2007 03:10 am (UTC)
Hope you don't mind, I'm adding this link to Ravelry's pattern database, and queueing it!
lizville
Oct. 29th, 2007 03:18 am (UTC)
I think its already on there actually... but Yes by all means queue it :)

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/zero-from-the-nightmare-before-christmas

check if that works...

BTW, I'm a hufflepuff too :p It was my costume for a party last night :)
snarlingbadger
Oct. 29th, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
Ah, right, there it is!

Yay badgers!
angeldye
Oct. 29th, 2007 10:07 pm (UTC)
you are brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!
vylotte
Oct. 31st, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
OMG I love it!!!!

Do you have patterns for any others? :)
lizville
Oct. 31st, 2007 02:27 am (UTC)
Not yet... inspiration hasnt struck for any of the other characters. I think theyre all too skinny to crochet, hahaha.

Except Oogie.... Hmmm.....
goldberie
Nov. 13th, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing your darling pattern. You do good work!
aikoheiwa
Nov. 15th, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
I found you on crafster!

Wow, awesome! Is this knitting or crochet? I'm a quilter, so I have no idea! :)
(Anonymous)
Dec. 1st, 2007 01:38 am (UTC)
Ghost dog
I love it! Thanks a ton for sharing! I am making it now for my son for Christmas! He loves NBC and most thing's Halloween! Will try and share a picture when done. I don't have an account here so will have to figure out how to share a pic.
I got your pattern through a Yahoo group, some one shared it with us.
Thanks again!!!
Lavahalo<<Yahoo ID and Raverly too
(Anonymous)
Jan. 11th, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Ghost dog
I made it and my son loved it!!
Thanks again!
ardnaid
Dec. 13th, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)
Very nice pattern... I'm making this as a gift for a friend. :) I just have two questions.

1. What size hook did you use?

2. I'm confused by this part:
Row 51: SC in next 26 sts

Row 52: Work 2 tog, sc in next 22 sts, work 2 tog- 24 sts

Row 53: Work 2 tog, sc in next 18 sts, work 2 tog- 20 sts

Row 54: sc in each st across – 20 sts


It goes down from 24 to 20, shouldn't it go from 24 to 22 and then to 20? Or am I just being dense?

Thanks!
lizville
Dec. 14th, 2007 04:23 am (UTC)
Question 1: I used an F hook. One of the boring Boye aluminum ones.

Question 2: Nope, you are absolutely right :) Thanks for catching that!!!! I will fix it.
ardnaid
Dec. 14th, 2007 04:28 am (UTC)
1. I thought it might be an F hook. Yay me for guessing right!

2. Ah, good. I thought I was going crazy. I was writing it in my notebook (I keep all patterns in there so I can do them while I watch TV and I don't have a printer, alas.) and I was making sure I didn't have any mistakes and saw that. :) I was kind of scared to ask, but since I wanted to know about the hook I figured why not.
britt82
Dec. 21st, 2007 03:56 am (UTC)
SO SORRY if this is a pathetically stupid question and I'm wasting your time, but I'm so confused by joining the rounds. You use a slip stitch, right? Each time I join with a slip stitch and chain one, my round increases by a stitch- and I can't figure it out! I actually started out by actually entirely skipping a stitch when doing the slip stitch and then chaining one, but I found it actually puts me one stitch ahead, even though I then have the right number of stitches. If I do it as written, it seems like I'm not joining the round where it actually ends since I'm ending up with one more stitch each time! Thanks so much for the great pattern- and for your help!
-Brittany
ardnaid
Dec. 23rd, 2007 09:57 am (UTC)
I'm not the OP, but I finished my head yesterday. I totally forgot about the ch1 and join, and thus didn't do it and my head turned out just fine. :D
thecharlatte
May. 22nd, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
That is awesome! I found this pattern on Ravelry! Its great. I love Nightmare before Christmas! Thanks for sharing!
lizibeth_x
Oct. 8th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
LOVE IT!
totally making one for me and my best friend John. though he requested it in reverse (black with white eyes and a green nose). i saw it and had to try it out!
(Anonymous)
Oct. 21st, 2008 02:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this great pattern!
It was easy to understand and make and it will look great
for my Nightmare before Christmas theme this year.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sukigirl74/2961695930/
(Anonymous)
Nov. 23rd, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
:) pattern
thank you soo much. i am 13 and doing the pattern :)


it came out good so far, the head. :) its super easys sooo thanks :)
(Anonymous)
Apr. 15th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for sharing the pattern!!

Lavinia
www.laviniacm.blogspot.com
azian_butterfly
Jun. 28th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
This is such an awesome pattern. Thanks so much for sharing it! ^^
(Anonymous)
Oct. 1st, 2009 04:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
Thanks so much for this pattern. I just made one! - http://helbyshatch.blogspot.com/2009/10/happy-october.html
(Anonymous)
Oct. 4th, 2009 01:00 am (UTC)
I made this for my brother last year for Christmas. He loved it. Thanks for the pattern!
(Anonymous)
Nov. 27th, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
Awesome pattern
Am making one for my best friend for Christmas... just need to get some more white wool...
Head is done and about half the body. Very easy to follow so far!
(Anonymous)
Dec. 13th, 2009 07:20 am (UTC)
Im so happy to have found this!!
I started making this for my little sister (who's 16) for this year's Christmas gift. I'm all done with the pieces and now to sew them together (this is the part that worries me!!)... I tell you- this took me a few days to make and my hand was ACHING but it looks so so so cool and I want to make one for me now :). Thank you!

histechnoangel@yahoo.com
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(Anonymous)
Sep. 29th, 2010 12:36 pm (UTC)
What???????
Sense its pattern for dogs I thought it for them to wear at halloween instead its a WHAT pattern for WHAT ????????
(Anonymous)
Nov. 6th, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)
Re: What???????
its not a pattern FOR dogs. it is a Ghost dpg...its Zero, from A Nightmare Before Christmas.
(Anonymous)
Oct. 25th, 2010 02:45 pm (UTC)
This pattern is awesome, I haven't made it yet, but by reading through the instructions, I know I can make it! My boyfriend *LOVES* Nightmare Before Christmas and I know for a fact that he's going to love getting Zero!
(Anonymous)
Nov. 6th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
oh its Zero
You claim that this isnt Zero, from A Nightmare before Christmas...but it is. Very adorable
(Anonymous)
Nov. 7th, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC)
Zero!
Just stumbled across this pattern. How wonderful, THANKS!!
rivaleka
Aug. 3rd, 2011 09:53 am (UTC)
Lovely Zero!!!
I was wondering!!! =)
If I was to pay you to create a Zero plush for me for a dear friend of mine, could you by chance? ♥
I figured it would be worth a try to ask you, hes beautiful!!! =) ♥!
Heather Evans
Aug. 23rd, 2011 12:32 am (UTC)
need some help with the tail point
hi! hopefully you will be able to get this message. i've been working on this pattern for the past few days and am really struggling with the tail point section of this...for some reason i keep coming up short on the stitches when attaching the yarn and attempting to sc across...you say there should be 52 st, but i keep coming up short...this time i get 48 (and i've redone it at least 2 different times :( ). do you attach the yarn in the initial starting chain? i am soooooooo confused!
Renee Motta
Mar. 29th, 2012 07:32 pm (UTC)
Zero
I absolutely love this. I plan on making this as my first toy for myself. Thank you for providing the pattern for free!
Krista Butler
Mar. 3rd, 2014 02:54 am (UTC)
I got to the end of the pattern, read the "vow you will never single crochet again" part and laughed my ass off. I didn't even single crochet the whole pattern. After I got the head done I adjusted the rows count for half doubles instead. :)
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