October 17, 2012

Spooky Skull

     Just in time for Halloween, here is a Spooky Skull for you to make. One skein of yarn will make a lot of Skulls; which makes them perfect goodies for dropping into Trick-or-Treat bags.

     5.00 mm crochet hook
     Antique White yarn
     Black yarn
     * colors based on Read Heart Super Saver yarn
     stuffing material
     yarn needle

Abbreviations Used:
     Rnd(s) --- round(s)
     ch --- chain
     sc --- single-crochet
     st/sts --- stitch/stitches
     sc2tog --- single-crochet 2 stitches together

     --- Be sure to move the stitch marker up as you complete each round.
     --- Instead of Black yarn, you could use felt to create the facial features.


     Rnd 1: with the Antique White yarn, ch 2; 6sc in second ch from hook - 6sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 12sts
     Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 4: 2sc in first st, 1st in next 2sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 5: 2sc in first st, 1st in next 3sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Rnds 6-11: 1sc in each st around - 30sts
     Rnd 12: sc2tog; repeat to end - 15sts
     Rnds 13-16: 1sc in each st around - 15sts
     Begin firmly stuffing the Skull.
     Rnd 17: sc2tog, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 10sts
     Rnd 18: sc2tog; repeat to end - 5sts
     Fasten off; leave a tail for sewing.
     Finish firmly stuffing the Skull.
     Using the tail of yarn, sew the opening closed.
     Tie off and trim all loose threads. 

Eyes (make 2):
     Using the Black yarn, ch 2. 
     Rnd 1: 6sc in second ch from hook - 6sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.

     Using the tail of yarn, sew the Eyes onto the Skull.
     Using the black yarn, stitch a nose and mouth onto the face.
     Tie off and trim all loose threads.

   This pattern is my own creation, so please do not sell, distribute, post on any other websites, or claim it as your own. If you wish to share my design with others, post a link to my page. 
     I do not care if you sell the finished item you make at a craft fair, fundraiser, or just give it away as a gift; but please do give me credit for the pattern.


  1. Great job on the design. Those are really cute.

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