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Crocheted Zero the Ghost Dog from Nightmare Before Christmas, by LJ user LizvilleThe Nightmare Before Christmas was released in 2003 1993. It quickly went from being a cult favorite to being a Halloween classic: if Christmas has multiple versions of A Christmas Carol, and full ownership of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Nightmare could be the definitive Halloween movie. (We won't tell Sleepy Hollow about this. Heads might roll!)

One of the most endearing characters in Nightmare is Zero, Jack Skellington's ghostly dog. Zero does very little but behave like a living dog, bounding happily around, being affectionate towards his friends. He has a pumpkin nose and a dog-shaped head, but otherwise looks like a sheet draped over a dog's form.

Livejournal user Lizville has created a Zero crochet pattern! Not exactly amigurumi -- the "sheet" part of the character's design keeps it from being crocheted entirely in the round -- but impossibly cute, down to his little embroidered orange nose. You may want to make one for yourself; however, since the 3-D version of the film is currently in theaters, you may also find yourself making one for a young friend who's seeing the movie for the first time.

(And if you love The Nightmare Before Christmas, be sure to check out Jackyll & Hide, Knitty's clever Jack Skellington hat/mask!)

[via Craftster.]

Edited: Yeah, I know it was 1993! Weird error.


  • Leah

    Nightmare Before Christmas was released in 1993, not 2003.

  • M.E. Williams

    Yeah, I know that (I saw it in the theater when it first came out)... and I don't know why the article says 2003. Late night writing? Ah, well, it'll get a strikethrough correction sooner or later.

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