These 14 creepy but fun skull crochet patterns are perfect whether you’re searching for a Halloween crochet pattern or just for something spooky fun.
With Fall almost upon us, skull crochet patterns are in higher demand than ever. But let’s face it, skull-related crochet makes for a fun and edgy year-round project.
The great thing about skulls is that they can be incorporated into crochet patterns of almost any kind.
Whether you’re an advanced crocheter looking to create a full skull or skeleton doll, or a beginner who wants to try their hand at a pair of earrings or a doily, there’s a skull crochet pattern out there for you!
Today, we’ll be suggesting the most beautiful skull crochet patterns!
14 Creepy But Fun Skull Crochet Patterns
TheHatandI Sugar Skull Soirée Crochet Pattern
Our favorite skull crochet pattern is the Sugar Skull Soirée pattern by TheHatandI.
The Sugar Skull Soirée pattern can be used to create adorable and colorful ‘Day of the Dead’ style crochet skulls that require an intermediate level of skill.
The instructions given for this crochet pattern are very detailed and include patterns for the skull itself as well as accessories like flowers, hats, and mustaches.
You’ll need a light yarn, size B and G crochet hooks, a tapestry needle, some wire, stitch markers, black ribbon, polyester fiberfill, and some optional fabric glue.
Deprecat Goat Skull Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
This goat skull crochet pattern from Deprecat is perfect for Halloween, but it’s also a great choice for witchy home decor year-round. The pattern will produce a life-size skull.
To complete this pattern, you will need both off-white and black yarn, some type of stuffing material, D and C crochet hooks, black felt, and a bent yarn needle.
You can even hang the finished product up on your wall, using a wood plaque and 2 square hooks.
How to Crochet a Skull
Super simple and quick crochet craft, making this easy skull is perfect for anyone that loves a little spooky vibes.
Source: Crochet Nirvana
SpinaYarnStudio Sugar Skull Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
SpinaYarnStudio has a gorgeous crochet pattern for a ragdoll-style skull, 2D skull figure.
The skull head sits on top of a downsized skeleton body. Your new little skull friend will have colorfully-rimmed eyes, each with a hand-stitched sparkle. The skull wears a flower crown, and you can decorate its face in different colors to suit your personal preferences.
Creating this sugar skull ragdoll involves making each piece in flat crochet rows and then joining them together with stitching.
The completed doll should measure approximately 12 inches, or 30 centimeters, when measured from the top of the head to the feet.
MilaToysPatterns Amigurumi Halloween Skull Pattern
The Amigurumi Halloween Skull Pattern by MilaToysPatterns makes the perfect toy or decorative item to give as a gift or decorate your own home with.
Instructions for the MilaToysPatterns crochet pattern are accompanied by pictures (60 in total) to help you get each step right. The finished product should measure 3.5 inches (9 cm) high.
Because this pattern is relatively easy to execute, you don’t need to be a seasoned crocheter to follow it. Therefore, this pattern is an excellent choice for beginners.
Sugar Skull 2D Pattern
SO CUTE! I love how simple this sugar skull crochet pattern is – but how amazing it turns out.
Source: Persia Lou
VoodooMaggieStudios Sweet Little Skull Pattern
We absolutely adore the Sweet Little Skull crochet pattern from VoodooMaggieStudios.
The pattern is for a plain, though quite realistic-looking skull measuring 6.5 inches in height and 4.5 inches wide. The great thing about this skull pattern is that it can easily be embellished with vines, flowers, and just about anything else you can think of, although instructions for these additions aren’t included in the pattern.
VoodooMaggieStudios also has some of these skulls available through their Etsy store, ready-made, if you just want the finished product without the labor.
Pinktomatocrochet Día De Los Muertos Skull Crochet Pattern
Pinktomatocrochet’s Dia De Los Muertos Skull Crochet Pattern makes the perfect decoration for Day of the Dead celebrations.
The difficulty level is best suited to more advanced beginners and above because of the flowers around the skull’s eyes. These can be done in whatever color you like, so it’s easy to personalize your completed skull to fit your personal style.
All you’ll need is a 2 mm or a 2.5 mm crochet hook and yarn in your preferred colors to create a skull that measures roughly 8 or 9 cm in height.
Teeny Skull Amigurimi
It’s just SO TINY! And it’s a fairly quick crochet project that’s perfectly sized for earrings or a fun pencil topper.
Source: Crochet Club
SteffiGlaves Micro Crochet Skull Earring Pattern
SteffiGlaves has created a beautiful Micro Crochet Skull Earring Pattern to lend a touch of spookiness to your outfits.
These earrings are both cute and creepy, and the best part is, they’re not too difficult to make!
It’s also worth noting that while these little skulls are mainly intended for use as earrings, you can also repurpose them in other ways. For example, you can use them as hanging charms or applique them onto other fabric items.
FlusevaCrafts Skull Doily Crochet Pattern
A skull doily is a great way to decorate your home for halloween or, if you have spooky tastes, all through the year!
FlusevaCrafts has created the most beautiful skull doily pattern to adorn your tabletops.
This is, admittedly, a slightly more complicated pattern than some of the others we’ve reviewed in today’s article because it’s bilaterally symmetrical, so it’s best suited to intermediate and advanced crocheters.
Diagrams are included alongside the written instructions on a step-by-step basis, minimizing the chances of misunderstandings and mistakes. You can also choose between 2 types of instructions – A and B.
A is the most comprehensive option while B focuses more on the central skull in terms of diagrams, with exclusively written instructions for the rest of the pattern.
CreativeChaosArts Sugar Skull Doll Pattern
This is another sugar skull doll crochet pattern, this time by CreativeChaosArts.
The CreativeChaosArts pattern should create a 12-inch doll (measured in height), and as you can see from the images of the completed product, she’s absolutely adorable!
The doll has button eyes, a colorful dress, stripy legs, and a flowery hat, and a detailed, decorated face. This certainly isn’t a project for beginners because of its complexity, but if you have the requisite skill level and enough patience, the finished doll will definitely be worth the hours you put in!
Please note that this doll is not suitable for young children because of the button eyes. Rather, it’s intended to be a decorative item.
LilanasArtBoutique Skull and Bone Crochet Pattern Book
The last skull crochet pattern we have to show you today is the Skull and Bone Crochet Pattern Book by LilanasArtBoutique.
You need a 4 mm hook (G-6) plus yarn in the color of your choice. The recommended yarn size is medium – about a size 4. You’ll also need a sewing needle designed for yarn, a stitch marker, and fiberfill stuffing.
We’d also like to point out that you can find the Skull and Bone Crochet Pattern Book as part of LilanasArtBoutique’s Halloween pattern book, if you want to extend your repertoire of spooky crochet decorations.
We hope something in our list of skull crochet patterns has caught your eye! There are patterns listed above to suit all skill levels, so whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced crocheter, you’ll be able to create your very own skull-themed decorations.
Remember to verify the safety of all products for children if you’re intending to give the finished creation as a gift, and check what materials and tools are required to make sure you’re ready to get started!