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. Also, the crochet terms this designer uses are not all exactly correct, at least not as a native speaker of American English would interpret them.

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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