The Skull. This object was popularized during the holiday of Halloween, however recently it has taken a more common place in many day to day elements. From Shirts to sheets, from shoes to pillows, skulls can be found just about anywhere, and they are not just for Goth/Emo trend anymore – everyone is enjoying them!
So why not join the fun? Here are some crochet patterns to help you get started.
Basic Patterns to check out:
At Crafty Crafty is a great pattern for a pot holder. This cool pattern is done in orange and black, but white and black would work great, or choose colors to match your kitchen! http://www.craftycrafty.tv/2007/10/free_crafty_crafty_pattern_jol.html
For a great appliqué pattern or motif check out http://www.crochetme.com/media/p/94961.aspx. This cool skull and crossbones looks great on a sweater, scarf and home décor.
If you’re looking for a list of patterns check out http://crochet.about.com/b/2009/10/16/crochet-skull-patterns.htm: links to several skull crochet patterns,
http://www.squidoo.com/gothcrochet for the dark crocheter, with links to more than just skull patterns,
and http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/halloween.php which is a link to Halloween patterns, you may have to look through a couple, but a few skull patterns are available.
Tagged as the Yorick skull, this pattern fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=170274.0.
Available at Art Fire for $5.50 here is a pattern for a cute and tiny little skull. https://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=439003
Filet Crochet/Charts and Graphs:
Some of these graphs were originally designed for knitting, but can easily be converted using the filet technique or crocheted with the single crochet stitch.
http://stylish-crochet.blogspot.com/2008/11/filet-crochet-skull-crossbones.html – For if you want to go a little more mean.
http://www.domiknitrix.com/knittingpatterns/skull.pdf – For a little more definition.
http://www.supermitten.com/images/SkullCharts.gif – Two smaller and more basic patterns.
http://monstercrochet.blogspot.com/2009/08/new-charts-available-from-head-to-toe.html – This site has the skull pattern available for view, so that part is free to you; however it also contains a picture of the whole skeleton, which is available for purchase at this site for $15.00.
It is always a good idea to flip through Halloween crochet books when you find them, often you can find a skull or two in there. Here is one book for sale online that I know has a great skull pattern, in fact it has the whole skeleton! http://tdcreations.com/product_info.php?products_id=223
No matter your crocheting interest you are bound to find a fun new pattern to try out somewhere in this list of projects, so make your next project a skull, once you add a skull to your home or wardrobe you’ll be itching to add another!