• Stephanie

Skull Applique Crochet Pattern



Spooky scary skeletons


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You will need:


  • Worsted wight yarn (4) in white

  • 5mm crochet hook


If you would like a larger skull, you can use two strands of yarn on a larger hook. For this tutorial, I am using Bernat Handicrafter 100% cotton with a 6.5mm (K) hook.


Abbreviations:


sc - single crochet

dc - double crochet

tr - treble crochet


Let's get crocheting!


Row 1: Chain 4 (Counts as dc and chain 1), 6dc in fourth chain from hook (7dc). TURN


Row 1

Row 2: Chain 3 (counts as dc) 1dc in same stitch. 2 dc in each remaining stitch (14dc) TURN


Row 3: Chain 3 (counts as dc) 1 dc in the same stitch, 1 dc in the next stitch *2dc in the next stitch, 1dc in the next stitch* Repeat** until the end, TURN (21dc)


Row 3

Row 4: Chain 3 (counts as dc) 1 dc in the same stitch, 1 dc in the next stitch *2dc in the next stitch, 1dc in the next 2 stitches* Repeat** until the end. (28dc)



Row 5: Sc across the bottom of the semicircle. You should have 19sc once you reach the end. (see below)




End of row 5 (19sc)


Row 6: slip stitch into the next sc. Chain 4, tr in the next 3 stitches. Chain 4, skip 4 stitches, tr into the next 3 stitches. Chain 4, skip four stitches, tr into the next three stitches


Slip stitch into the next stitch

Chain 4, (counts as a treble crochet), then make a tr in the next 3 stitches.

Chain 4, skip 4 spaces, tr in the next sc. Tr in the next two sc.


Chain 4, skip four spaces, tr in the next 3 sc. End of row 6

Row 7: sc in each tr, 5c in chain space, sc in the next 3 tr, 5sc in the chain space, sc in the next 3 stitches. Turn




Row 8: Slip stitch into next stitch, Chain 4, tr in the next 7 stitches, chain 3, skip 2 stitches, tr in the next stitch, tr in the next 7 stitches. You should have 8 treble crochets on either side of the "nose" (the chain 4 counts as a tr). TURN.



End of row 7

Row 9: Sc in each tr until you reach the chain space. 3 sc in the chain space, then sc in each tr until you reach the end. TURN


3 sc in the chain space

Row 10: Chain 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 chain), skip 1 stitch, 1dc in the next stitch. *Chain 1, 1dc in the next stitch.* Repeat ** until you reach the end.



Row 11: Chain 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 chain), skip 1 stitch, 1dc in the next stitch. *Chain 1, 1dc in the next stitch.* Repeat ** until you reach the end.



Now we will single crochet around the entire skull, starting from the end of row 11, crochet up the side of the skull, over the top, then back down the other side, and across the bottom (see below).









Row 12: For the final row, we will be creating the 'chin.' From the corner, make a sc in the next 4 stitches, hdc in the next 3 stitches, dc in the next 3 stitches, hdc in the next 3 stitches, sc in the next 4 stitches. Fasten off, weave in ends.




Aaaaand you're done! :) Thank you for visiting my site and trying out my pattern! I hope you like it and find many uses for your skull (a mask, a wall hanging, outdoor decoration...)





If you have any critiques or questions, please leave me a message below or send me an email! All (constructive) feedback is welcome and I'd be very grateful for any suggestions.


If you make one, please share it online and credit Slipstitch Hollow & provide a link to www.slipstitchhollow.com or my Instagram @ slipstitch_hollow. You may NOT sell the pattern, share or distribute it in any form, repost it online, or alter it to claim it as your own.


Happy Crocheting!


Stephanie xxx

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