Friday, September 4, 2009

Day of the Dead Crochet Skull Pattern



This is my first pattern. I've added a link to my blog today. It's a free download on Ravelry. I made my first skull for my son. After he saw it he wanted a whole set in different colors to use as coasters in his new home. A friend of mine suggested a Day of the Dead set. My other son wants it appliqued on the back of his jacket. Then there are totes and sweatshirts and biker jackets it can be appliqued on. Someone else I know wants to frame her skull and hang it as a piece of art on her wall.

Enjoy! I would love to hear your ideas.

23 comments:

  1. Stumbled On in here from CLF on Ravelry! I've given your site a thumbs up on StumbleUpon, too, so other folks can enjoy your site:)

    Love your crochet work! Love love love the skull pattern!

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  2. Thanks, Maven. I haven't had much time to put into the blog and I am learning as I go. I will have to check out StumbleUpon.

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  3. I have been looking for a skull pattern all day yesterday that would look great as a blanket for my bed and I love this!! I'm still a beginner, so I hope I am able to do this especially being that I'm a lefty.

    Love this!!!!!!

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  4. thank you so much for posting this pattern! Its fantastic and perfect in grey, to sew on the back of a slouchy black hat I have just finshed crocheting!
    Your blog is great and I'm super-impressed that you can make up your own patterns!
    Thanks again!
    p.s I think I may NEEEEED to make some skull coasters too!

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  5. Me again!
    I have been searching the googles images for crochet skulls that are smaller and have to report back to you that your pattern is far superior to any other in that search result!
    Thank you again for posting the patterns and making them free, may much good karma be coming your way for your generosity!!!

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    1. Thank you for the nice comment. You can make the skull a smaller motif by using a smaller size yarn or thread. There are several great examples on Ravelry.com

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  6. I added some flowers and put my skulls made from your pattern on potholders. Love this pattern. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. I'm really disappointed that it's not a free pattern anymore. It's not the money; it's the principle. I'll figure it out on my own.

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  8. After some research I'm glad I went with my initial instincts. I found someone else who posted a pic of this same skull, claiming to have made the pattern up as she went along, with a photo dated January 2009. Interesting...

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  9. Can't find the free pattern everyone is talking about! Could I get a link or maybe somebody could share? Thanks!

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    1. I am looking for the same pattern.....Any luck finding it Amy?

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    2. I have posted the link to the Day of the Dead Crochet Skull pattern today (7/25/2012). I was not able to add it to this post. Sorry it's not free anymore but it was for a few years.

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    1. I posted a link to the pattern on 7/25/12. I hope this helps.

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    2. I purchased this pattern almost a year ago and could never figure it out. I followed the directions exactly and it never turned out right. :(

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    3. "There is an error on Rnd 3 in parenthesis. It should read ‘dc in next 3 sts’.Rnd 3: ch 3 (counts as a dc) dc in same st. dc in next 4 st. hdc in next 6 st. sc in next st. hdc in next 3 st. dc in next 3 st. 9 trc in next 9 st. dc in next 3 st. hdc in next 3 st. sc in next st. hdc in next 6 st. (3 dc in next 3 st.) 2 dc in last dc. 7 dc over ch 3 loop. Sl st at top of beg ch 3. Sl st over 2 more st. Turn."

      Hope that helps

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  11. I can't seem to find the link to the pattern. Maybe because I'm on my phone? Could you email it to me? Jeccabug@gmail.com thank you!

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  12. DeeDee love the skull and i would vary much injoy making one my silf but can't find the link. If you woulk be so kind as too email me the pattern or link I'd be vary much obliged. lynzinman13@gmail,com

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    1. Here is her link, I found it on another part of her blog :)
      Pattern is not free, but still very reasonable!
      http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/day-of-the-dead-crochet-skull

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