October winds are blowing and snack sized bags of candy is on sale. This means that Halloween is coming! What better way to celebrate than with a crocheted scarf inspired by a skull pattern found on the website Crochet Nirvana!


tbc skull 001


For this pattern you will need to know how to do the following stitches which I shared YouTube videos to help familiarize yourself with the stitch.


slip stitch

Single crochet

Triple Crochet


Supplies I used to recreate the skull:

  • Worsted Weight in black and white (or whatever colors you want to use)
  • Size J hook (the pattern calls for an “F-5/375 mm hook but I wanted my skulls a little bigger)
  • stitch marker
  • Tapestry Needle
  • scissors or a mail cutter


tbc skull 004

The pattern on Crochet Cabana is excellent. Robin even provides a step by step pictorial for how to make the pattern! My skills as a crocheter are pretty decent but I made a few adjustments to the pattern to accommodate the way I stitch.


tbc skull 002

Some tips and tricks:

  • When working the top of the skull, decrease rows 2-4. I found doing slip stitches as the pattern is written caused uneven edges while decreasing created a rounder edge.
  • Weave your tails of yarn as you go! I made ten skulls and found weaving in all of the bits and pieces of yarn annoying!
  • When working the bottom of the skull, row three calls for two slip stitches and then a chain four. I did THREE slip stitches and then chained four in the last slip stitch.
  • When stitching the skulls, I used black yarn.  I like the finished look better.


tbc skull 006

tbc skull 003



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October 10, 2013

Crochet a Skull Scarf! #TBCCrafters

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  1. Jamie

    October 10th, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Adorable!! I love the scarf idea! Definitely need to learn how to crochet. ha/ha Pinned & Tweeted!

  2. Ellen Christian

    October 10th, 2013 at 11:35 am

    That is very cool. My daughter would love this.

  3. Dawn

    October 10th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Too cute! I wish I could crochet! I am jelly of your talents! lol Pinned & Tweeted!

  4. Amanda Tucker

    October 11th, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Such an original scarf idea! I’ve got some crazy scarfs, but no skulls. I’ll have to add it to my collection and pray for some cold weather to come south so I can rock it 🙂

  5. Rose Powell

    October 11th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    What remarkable talent and patience you must have, love this idea for creating a little festive scarf! My Bella loves skeletons (she’s infatuated with Halloween and it has nothing to do with the candy, go figure)