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“You remind me of the babe!”

If you know where the title quote is from then you will probably recognise my most recent creation.

Here, doing the Magic Dance, is none other than Jareth the Goblin King!

Jareth Magic Dance - Pops de Milk

Labyrinth was, and still is, one of my favourite movies of all time. My Middle Sister and I agreed that only Davie Bowie could have pulled off the Goblin King role. Who else could get away with pants that tight while wearing a pirate shirt and metallic eye shadow?

When I first became interested in amigurumi, I remember wanting to make a Jareth amigurumi but at the time didn’t feel experienced enough to even try. I didn’t feel discouraged though, just not ready. And now that I’ve gained some skillz I felt it was time to finally create my first *ahem* crush – I’m not the only one, right? Anywho, I had quite a bit of fun making Jareth, especially the part where I got to put the eye shadow on – was my first time using fabric paint on yarn!

If you want to make your own Goblin King pattern is below or if you want to support my craft skills then head on over to my shop.

Size: Approx. 6.5” tall
Materials:
-Worsted yarn – I’ve used Bernat in White, Peach, Black, Soft Grey, and light yellow.
-Size 3.00mm and 3.50mm hooks
-Needle for joining parts
-Safety eyes
-Embroidery thread and needle
-Fibrefill for stuffing
-Scrap fabric, needle, and thread (for hair)
Optional: Pipe cleaners
Optional: Fabric paint for makeup

Notes: Unless otherwise stated, this pattern is worked in continuous rounds using stitch markers to locate the beginning/end of a round. Work in somewhat tight stitches. All colour changes start in the stitch of the previous round.

Stitch Guide
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Inc – increase
Dec – decrease
Sl st – slip stitch
Dc – double crochet

Head
Using peach yarn and 3.5mm hook.
Round 1: start 6sc in magic ring
OR
Ch 2 and sc 6 in second ch from hook.
Round 2: inc in each st (12 sts)
Round 3: [sc in next st, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (18 sts)
Rounds 4-8: sc in each st (18 sts)
Round 9: [sc in next st, dec in next st] repeat 6 times (12 sts)
Attach safety eyes, embroider face, begin to stuff with fibrefill.
Round 10: dec in each st (6 sts)
Continue to stuff and dec until close. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing to body.

Body
Using white yarn and 3.5mm hook.
Round 1: start 6sc in magic ring
OR
Ch 2 and sc 6 in second ch from hook.
Round 2: inc in each st (12 sts)
Round 3: [sc in next st, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (18 sts)
Rounds 4-11: sc in each st (18 sts)
Round 12: [sc in next st, dec in next st] repeat 6 times (12 sts)
Round 13: dec in each st (6 sts)
Stuff with fibrefill and continue to dec until close. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Boots and Pants – Make 2
Starting with black yarn and 3.00mm hook.
Round 1: start 6sc in magic ring
OR
Ch 2 and sc 6 in second ch from hook.
Rounds 2-6: sc in each st (6 sts)
Switch to soft grey yarn and 3.5mm hook.
Rounds 7-11: sc in each st (6 sts)
Fasten off and weave in ends. Make second leg but DO NOT fasten off. Join legs by pulling loop of current leg through next stitch in fastened-off leg.
Round 12: sc in each st around both legs including 1st st, last st, and joining sl st (15 sts)
Rounds 13-14: sc in each st (15 sts)
Round 15: [inc in next st, sc in next 3 sts] repeat 3 times, inc in next st, sc in next 2 sts (19 sts)
Rounds 16-17: sc in each st (19 sts)
Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing to body. Put pipe cleaners in each leg if using.

Vest
Using black yarn and 3.00mm hook.
Round 1: ch 26 and join with sl st to 1st ch, dc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch around, join with 1st st (24 sts)
Rounds 2-3: ch 3 and dc in each st, join with 1st st(24 sts)
Round 4: ch 2, dc in next 3 sts, ch 3, skip next 4 sts, dc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st, sc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, ch 3, skip next 4 sts, dc in remaining sts, join with 1st st.
Round 5: ch 1, sc in next 9 sts, sl st in next 2 sts, sc in remaining sts, join with first st.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Frills – for vest
Using white yarn and 3.00mm hook.
Round 1: ch 5, place marker in 5th ch then ch 26, sl st to 5th ch.
Round 2: 3 dc in 5th ch, sc in next ch (4th ch from marker), 3 dc in next ch, 3 sc in last ch. Working on other side of ch 3 dc in next st, sc in next st, 3 dc in next st. Continue in this pattern [3 dc, sc] around circle.
Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing to body/vest.

Frills – for sleeves, make 2
Using white yarn and 3.00mm hook.
Ch 9, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook [sl st in next ch, 3 sc in next ch] repeat to end.
Fasten off and leave tail for sewing to sleeve.

Sleeves – Make 2
Using black yarn and 3.00mm hook.
Round 1: start 5 sc in magic ring
OR
Ch 2 and 5 sc in second ch from hook.
Rounds 2-3: sc in each st (5 sts)
Switch to white yarn.
Round 4: inc in each st (10 sts)
Rounds 5-9: sc in each st (10 sts)
Round 10: sc in next st, dec 3 times, sc in last st (7 sts)
Round 11-12: sc in each st (7 sts)
Round 13: sc in next st, dec, sc in next st, dec, sc in next st (5 sts)
Round 14: sc in each st (5 sts)
Fasten off and leave tail for sewing to body.

Hair
Sew 3” strips of pale yellow yarn along a 2.5” strip of scrap fabric in similar colour to yarn. Attach this to the bottom back of the head – this creates the bottom layer. In the remaining stitches, loop through more strips of yarn until head is covered. Give hair a trim and then, careful not to yank hair too much, pull the strands apart to give it a wilder 80’s look.

Jareth

 

Assembly
Sew pants to body. Position vest and shirt frills on body and with frills yarn tail sew both pieces to body. Insert pipe cleaners (if using) into arms and attach through holes in vest to body. Sew head to body and, as a finishing touch, you can add makeup. I used fabric paint and a fine paintbrush to paint a bit of eye shadow – I mixed a tiny bit of blue into white paint. If you get paint on the eyebrows you can easily touch it up with a fine-tipped black permanent marker.
And now he’s ready to dance and rule over the goblins!

Jareth makeup - Pops de Milk Jareth - Pops de Milk

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5 thoughts on ““You remind me of the babe!”

  1. This is one of the best things I have ever seen!
    My sister had/has a thing for Jareth- she even dressed up as him for a party once. I think if I make this for her she’ll burst.
    Thanks so much!

  2. This is my new favourite thing I have ever found on the internet! I love Labyrinth mostly because of David Bowie! Thanks so much for this pattern.

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