Crochet Pattern: Skull Motif

By Candace – 4 Comments
Halloween is creeping up, and it’s time to decorate. Skeletons and skulls are popular seasonal symbols, and they are everywhere. What’s more fun than making your own to add to the mix? This skull motif is versatile and can be used as an applique, an accessory, or anything you need to add a spooky touch to your outfits or decorations.

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 2″ (5.1 cm) diameter, 2.5″ (6.4 cm) tall

Fine Weight Yarn (20 yards)
Contrasting Yarn (Any weight, 1 yard)
Crochet Hook F (3.75mm)
Yarn needle

Rounds 1-4 measure 2″ (5.1cm) in diameter

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Crochet Pattern: Skull Motif
Round 1: Make an adjustable ring, ch 1, make 8 sc in ring, sl st into beginning ch-1: 8 sc
Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st into beginning ch-1: 16 sc
Round 3: ch 1, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around, sl st into beginning ch-1: 24 sc
Round 4: ch 1, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around, sl st into beginning ch-1: 36 sc
The following instructions will be worked in rows, rather than rounds. Do not finish off, continue with pattern.
Row 1: ch 1, sc in first 8 sc: 8 sc
Rows 2-3: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 8 sc
Finish off.

Using a yarn needle and contrasting yarn, embroider the skull’s facial features.

Need help while crocheting? Feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll help you out!

Looking for more Halloween motif patterns? Check out the Halloween Applique Set!

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  1. Linda Cee says:

    That’s really cute!!

  2. Tracey B says:

    This is perfect! I’ve needed a motif to add to the front shirt of a doll I’ve been making! Thank you!

  3. Jeni says:

    I think I would do the nose a bit differently – more like an upside down V rather than a horizontal stitch but other than that, it’s cute.

  4. Meg says:

    I made one for a headband, love it!

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