The Labyrinth : Jareth, The Goblin King


Inspired by the iconic villain from the classic 1980’s cult movie, The Labyrinth, meet Jareth. The Goblin King played by the one and only David Bowie.

To say the costumes in the movie are iconic would be an understatement, but we had to chose just one. The outfit in the pattern is based on his costume from the ‘Dance Magic’ scene in the movie.

For the link to buy on Ravelry, click HERE. To buy via our Etsy store, click HERE. For more information and pics, read on… 🙂

The pattern has been worked up in aran weight cotton yarn (Brand: Drops Paris), but you could substitute for a different weight/yarn type as long as you change the hook size accordingly.

But first a few details:

Terminology: The pattern is written in English, in standard US terminology

Measurements: The finished piece measures approx. 22-23 cm tall.

What you’ll need:

  • Aran weight yarn (Drops Paris) – grey, black, white and beige
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • 9 mm safety eyes (x2)
  • Stuffing material
  • Stitch markers and pins (optional)
  • Cocktail stick and bead (optional, for the cane)
  • Silver sequin (optional, for the necklace)
  • Yarn needle

Stitch Knowledge Required:

  • Magic ring
  • Chain stitch
  • Single crochet stitch
  • half double crochet
  • Back loops only
  • Front loops only
  • Single crochet decrease (sc2tog)
  • Invisible decrease

A few close ups of the finished article:

The pattern includes instructions for his wild hair. Triple layered but in one piece to minimize stitching…

… as well as his open frilled shirt with vest top…

… this is the view from the back.

The pattern can be purchased from our Ravelry store by clicking HERE.

It can also be purchased from our Etsy store by clicking HERE.

Any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below. If you’d like to see more nerd inspired crochet designs then please hit the like button and let us know what you think!

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