With Día de Muertos and Halloween coming up, it seems like the right time to share some of the amazing skull crochet patterns that are out there! Skulls don't have to be scary or creepy - after all, we all have one. And my daughter had a skulls with little pink bows theme for her 7th birthday, and that's not nearly the creepiest thing one of my kids have done! So here's a carefully curated collection of only the finest free crochet skull patterns - enjoy!
Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links.
10+ Free Crochet Skull Patterns
(click on the name of the pattern, in blue, to go to that pattern's page!)
- Skull shawl by kungen och majkis: This super popular pattern is available in English, Swedish, and German - I've linked to the Ravelry entry for this one so you can grab the version you want!
- Day Of The Dead Skull by Kristin Canganelli, on Kristin's Krazy Knits: This skull motif pattern features a step by step tutorial, and makes a great applique, bunting, scarf, the start of some barefoot sandals - whatever you like!
- Day of the Dead Earrings by Aunt Lydia's: Whether you're observing the Day of the Dead or Halloween, the skulls on these earrings add just the right touch!
- Sugar Skull Winter Mask by Kourtney Moon, on Sewing My Fingers Together: Customize the appliques to create your own unique look! I love the designer's intention of making herself warmer and more noticeable to drivers while on her bike - I bet it works!
- Felted Skull by Lion Brand Yarn: The perfect centerpiece for your holiday table - and integral to your famous Hamlet impersonation.
- Skull Trick or Treat Bag by Lily / Sugar'n Cream: Cute and friendly for little monsters to carry their loot in! A quick crochet project!
- Day of the Dead Pillow by Red Heart: A totally customizable pillow to make your own!
- Poor Yorrick by Liz Lindo, a Ravelry Download: This 3D skull is amazing! Removable eyeballs complete with optic nerves, a wrinkly gray removable brain - impressive, albeit a little bit gruesome. Poor, poor Yorrick.
- Sweet Satisfaction by Leathra, on The AntiCraft: I couldn't find one picture that shows just how awesome this skull yarn and notions holder is! The top zips open to hold your yarn, the mouth zips open to a pouch for your notions. And the pretty lacy ribbon decorating the top loops over your wrist for yarning on the go! So clever!
- Sugar Skull Garland by Red Heart: Create a garland of delightful crochet sugar skulls and flowers for Halloween and Day of the Dead celebrations. Embellish them as shown, or however you like!
- Papel Picado Filet Crochet Chart by Michelle Moross, on Gurman Fravor: A filet crochet chart based on Mexican folk art! Beautiful!
- Crochet Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Earrings by Spider Mambo a Ravelry download: This designer has several skull patterns on Ravelry - be sure to check them all out!
- Halloween Skeleton Beanie Hat by Crochet AddictUK: This friendly skull hat pattern includes sizing instructions for 1 year olds to adults!
- Circle of Skulls Wreath by Red Heart: This chilling crochet wreath features 8 skulls and a striped ruffle that are combined on a metal wreath form!
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I can't get that affiliate link for the Super Skull Beanie pattern to go anywhere 🙁
It does tell me how many times it's been viewed though, lol.
Sorry about that! I've updated the post with a different form of the affiliate link, so if that doesn't work this one should: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/all-ages-super-skull-beanie/37114 🙂
I've recommended your pattern roundups in the new Like List on my blog and for that purpose I've used your logo - hope you're okay with that?
That's fantastic Barbara, thanks! I've even got a button on the Buttons page if you need to use it again. 🙂
Hi - lovely stuff - is your photo of the scull pattern also free - some woman uses it on FB in her salesgroup??https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1395577717354939&set=oa.1425523017665527&type=3&theater
best regards Lone
HI lavendeis! All these patterns are free (though none of them are mine, I just created the collection and am sharing the links). Unfortunately I don't have access to that Facebook page - it says it's down? I think if she's selling finished items she's likely just fine though. Selling the patterns wouldn't be good, but you can sell finished items made from patterns all you like, as long as it's not a trademarked logo (like the Chicago Bulls) or character (like Winnie the Pooh).
The skull shawl can I make big for like a drape on a couch? My friend just got a new place and I would love to make for her sofa like a throw for the back of sofa ? Let me kno and btw love this cite:) Jonna
Hi JonnA, thank you! Yes, this pattern is made with squares, so you can just add as many as you like to make the blanket!
Has anyone else had problems with stitch numbers not adding up on Poor Yorrick? My brother-in-law would love this, but I can't get past the third row without my stitch count being way off. Thanks.
Have you seen the skull shawl called Lost Soul's Shawl by Maryetta Roy. It is a free download from Ravelry. It is surprisingly easy to make. Thought it would be good for one of your collections.
Thanks for all your great collections. I really enjoy them x
Thank you Keely!