As you may have seen on my twitter, I couldn’t for the life of me find a good, free skull crochet pattern. It’s not that I have a problem with buying patterns, it’s just that I have no guarantee I’ll understand the pattern and be able to make use of it. Everyone has their own pattern writing style and I don’t always get what they’re trying to say. The free patterns I did find were hideous and not at all in a style I could enjoy and feel proud wearing. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention… or was that second cousin… Anyway, I got so frustrated by what I found that I decided to create my own pattern. I’ve been crocheting for about a month but I’ve done enough variety of things that I could take what I knew to shape what I wanted. Here is the resulting pattern. FOR FREE! Because unless you’re a world class crochet pattern inventor, I happen to think patterns like this should be free. Please share your success or failures with me and let me know if I can make the pattern better!
*Chain 9, skip 3 chains and double crochet into the next chain. Double crochet until the end of the row.
*Chain 3 and double crochet across again.
*Chain 1 and single crochet for two more, chain 2 for the nose then continue single crocheting in the next double crochet from the previous row to the end.
*Chain 8 or more or less depending on how big you want the eye sockets. Double crochet twice into the chain 2 nose hole from the previous row. Chain 8 again (or however many you chained to match the other side. Feel free to not match the other side for an asymmetrical skull!) Slip stitch into the corner single crochet from the previous row.
*Chain 3 and double crochet in the eye socket for 10. There will appear to be 11 double crochets including the chain 3. Double crochet into each double crochet from the previous row. Double crochet 10 times again in the other eye socket and double crochet into the corner single crochet from the row before last, or as close as you can get to make the connection look good.
*Close off the work and use a yarn needle to hide the tail into the work.
Congrats! You have your very own, very nice looking, crochet skull to attach to whatever work you desire. You could also make a chain of them for a garland or a skull scarf. *Breathe in deep* (Very quietly whisper-yell) “Yaaaaayyy”.