Plus Other Free Skull Patterns and Ideas
Skulls and skeletons have been trendy recently. As a fashion trend, skulls seem to have come and gone periodically throughout the years. I was hoping that the trend would just go away, but it's been fueled by the never-ending series of Pirates of the Caribbean movies, and is probably here to stay for at least awhile longer.
This month, skulls are as trendy as ever. Part of it is because they appeal to people who favor the "goth" look. Part of it is no doubt due to the timing; October is always a popular month for skulls, skeletons and other scary stuff.
If you want to check out some of the free skull patterns available on the Internet, I've scoped out a bunch of them for you.
Skull Applique and Similar Crochet Patterns
Skulls aren't really my thing, but if they were, I'd be loving Sandi Marshall's crocheted skulls. Her skull wristlets are great for Halloween, but they'd probably see year-round usage if you (or the recipient) would wear them to rock concerts, horror movies, etc. Sandi Marshall's other crocheted skull patterns are equally appealing.
Sandi's Crochet Skull Patterns:
Keep in mind also that you can add skull accents to your crochet projects (and craft projects.) Pictured above: I used a skull pinback as the center of a crocheted flower motif.
If you look through the aisles at your local craft store, I bet you could find many interesting embellishments to use in this way -- embroidered patches with skulls, skull buttons, etc. A couple of years ago, my local dollar store even had some interesting embroidered skull patches. I didn't realize at the time what a bargain that was, but I do remember that they sold out quickly. (See Also: crocheted hats, for example, Erica Jackofsky's Halloween hat.