Skull Crochet Pattern

Skull Crochet Pattern
Skull Crochet Pattern — Use It as a Patch or an Applique. The Crochet Pattern Is Free on the Internet!
  • Crochet Pattern, Tutorial and Instructions by Yella.
  • Article By Amy Solovay.

I crocheted this skull using vintage crochet thread and a size 6 / 1.80 mm steel crochet hook. My finished skull measures a bit shy of 1 3/4 inches. My crochet stitches seem to be shorter than the pattern designer’s, as her skulls turned out looking taller than mine.


I crocheted the skull in the photograph pictured above, and I’m guessing that I probably made some unintended mods to the pattern along the way. One modification I definitely made: I added a round of surface crochet slip stitches around the outer edge of my skull. I didn’t like how jagged and uneven my skull turned out, and the surface crochet helps to lessen the “jaggedy” effect.


The tutorial doesn’t cover every last detail of what to do, but if you are adept at working from pictures, you’ll probably be able to figure it out.


One word of warning: if I understood the pattern correctly, it includes a lot of ending off and re-joining yarn / thread again, hence a lot of extra weaving in ends.


This photo tutorial is posted at the “Fear and Loathing With Yella” blog, and she has generously made it available for free. There are bunches of pictures, showing most (but not all) of the steps you can take to crochet your own skull.

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Find Craft Pattern Books Featuring Skull Patterns

  • The Alterknit Stitch Dictionary includes a pattern for a pullover sweater featuring skull motifs plus two different charted patterns that include skulls.
  • Crochet in Black and White includes a simple square crochet chart that can be used for potholders or other projects.
  • Beastly Crochet includes a couple of trendy skull-themed patterns plus a whole lot more interesting and fun designs.

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This page was last updated on 2/8/2018.

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