Halloween Skull Shawl

Oct 25, 2016 | Crochet, Handmade Accessories, Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

For the past several years, on Halloween, it seems like it’s usually cold and either raining or it’s still wet outside from a previous rain. So, this year, I thought I would make a super cute Halloween Skull Shawl to help keep me warm while handing out candy.

Since I used crochet thread and a small hook to make the shawl, it turned out really delicate looking. When all the pieces were sewn together, the centers of the squares looks like spider webs, and the fans line up with the base of the skulls along the edge, making it look like skeleton bodies. It just turned out so much better than I could have ever expected!

The color and design of the shawl also makes it super subtle enough that it can be worn anytime besides just on Halloween. You’ve got to love that!

Anyway, below are videos to help you better see how to make the pieces for the shawl, and a printable pattern complete with charts.

For this pattern you’ll need:

5 rolls of crochet thread, 350 yards per package.

1/2.75mm Crochet hook

NOTES:

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different yarns and hook sizes. These pieces would also make a really cute throw with some soft and comfy wool yarn and make it a square instead of a triangle in shape!

Also, if you want to make your shawl larger or smaller just increase or decrease the number of rows in the pattern.

The Squares:

You will need a total of 64 squares.

1. First, make a magic circle (MC). Chain (CH) one to secure the circle.

2. Next, Single Crochet (SC) 10 times into the MC. Close with a Slip Stitch (SL ST) in the first SC made. CH 2.

3. Half Double Crochet (HDC) 2 times in each stitch. You should have a total of 20 HDC. Close the circle with an SL ST into your first HDC. CH 3.

4. Puff stitch into the first stitch. *CH 2. Skip the next stitch and puff stitch into the next stitch. Repeat from * until you make it all the way around the circle. You should have a total of 10 puff stitches. After your last puff stitch is made, CH 2 and SL ST into the top of the first puff stitch you made. CH 6

5. Double Crochet (DC) into the first chain space (CH SP) created in the previous row. *CH 3 and DC into the next CH SP. Repeat from * until you make it all the way around the circle. After your last DC, CH 3 and SL ST into the 4th CH created at the end of the previous step. You should have a total of 11 CH SP created. CH 2.

6. HDC 4 times into each of the CH SP created in the previous row. You should have a total of 44 HDC. SL ST into the first HDC created. CH 4.

7. Treble Crochet (TR) into the first stitch, but leave the last loop on your hook. So you should have two loops on your hook now. TR one more time, the same way, into the same stitch. You should have a total of 3 loops on your hook. Yarn Over (YO) and pull through all 3 loops. CH 3. Make 3 more TR the same way into the same stitch. You should have a total of 4 loops on your hook. YO and pull through all 4 loops. This creates your first corner. *DC in the next 2 stitches. HDC in the next 2 stitches. SC in the next 2 stitches. HDC in the next 2 stitches. DC in the next 2 stitches. TR 3 times in the next stitch, same way as before, when you have 4 loops on your hook, YO and pull through all the loops. CH 3 and TR 3 more times in the same stitch. YO and pull through all 4 loops to close. Repeat from * until you reach the end. SL ST into the first TR made. This completes your square.

The Skulls:

You will need a total of 55 skulls.

1. Chain (CH) 11.

2. Skip the first 3 CH and Double Crochet (DC) in the remaining 8 CH. Counting the 3 CH you skipped in the beginning, you should have a total of 9 DC in this row. CH 5 and turn work.

3. Skip the first stitch and Treble Crochet (TR) in the next stitch. *CH 1. Skip the next stitch and TR into the next stitch. Repeat from the * until you reach the end of the row. You should end with a TR in the last stitch for a total of 5 TR in this row (the 5CH you made at the end of the previous row also counts as 1 TR and a 1 CH). CH 2 and turn the work.

4. Half Double Crochet (HDC) 2 times into the first stitch. *HDC into the first CH SP. HDC into the next stitch. Repeat from the * until you reach the end. End with 1 HDC into the middle of the CH 5 created at the end of the 2nd step, and 2 HDC into the 4th CH. This gives you a total off 11 HDC. CH 2 and turn the work.

5. HDC two times in the first stitch. HDC one time in the next four stitches. CH 8 and skip 1 stitch. Slip Stitch (SL ST) into the next stitch. Also, make 1 HDC in this same stitch. Then one HDC in the next 3 stitches. HDC two times in the final stitch. CH 1 and turn the work.

6. Single Crochet (SC) into the first 6 stitches. Slip Stitch (SL ST) into the 8 CH created in the previous row. SC in the next 6 stitches. CH 1 and turn the work.

7. SC in the first two stitches. CH 7 and skip the next 4 stitches. SC into the fourth and fifth SL ST. CH 7 and SC into the last two stitches in the row. CH 3 and turn the work.

8. Skip the first stitch and DC into the next stitch. DC 7 times into the CH SP created in the previous row. DC into the next two stitches. DC 7 times into the CH SP created in the previous row. DC in the last two stitches. CH 2 and turn the work.

9. HDC into the first stitch. Skip the next stitch and HDC in the next one. Skip the next stitch and HDC into the next one. SC in the next 9 stitches. HDC in the next stitch. Skip the next stitch and HDC in the next stitch. Skip the next stitch and HDC in the final stitch in this row. CH 1 and turn the work.

10. SC into the first stitch. Skip the next stitch and SC in the next stitch. Skip a stitch and SC into the next 7 stitches. Skip a stitch and SC into the next stitch. Skip a stitch and SC into the final stitch on this row. CH 1 and turn the work.

11. SC into the first stitch. Skip the next stitch and SC in the next 7 stitches. Skip the next stitch and SC in the final stitch on this row. This completes your skull.

The Triangles:

You will need a total of 17 triangles.

1. First, create a foundation chain consisting of 3 chains (CH).

2. Single Crochet 5 times into the second chain from the hook. Slip Stitch (SL ST) into the last chain on the row. CH 2 and turn the work.

3. Half Double Crochet (HDC) 2 times in each stitch. You should have a total of 10 HDC in this row.  CH 3 and turn the work.

4. Puff stitch into the first stitch. *CH 2. Skip the next stitch and Puff stitch into the next stitch. Repeat from * until you get to the second to last stitch. Puff stitch into the second to last stitch. CH 1 and Double Crochet (DC) into the last stitch. You should have a total of 5 puff stitches. CH 6 and turn the work.

5. DC into the first Chain Space (CH SP) created in the previous row. *CH 3 and DC into the next CH SP. Repeat from * until you reach the end. You should end with a DC in the center of the CH2 space created in the beginning of the previous row for a total of 5 loops. CH 2 and turn the work.

6. HDC 4 times into the first CH SP created in the previous row. HDC 5 times into the next three CH SP and HDC 4 times into the last CH SP. You should have a total of 23 HDC on this row. CH 4 and turn the work.

7. Treble Crochet (TR) two times into the first stitch, leaving one loop on the hook each time. You should have a total of 3 loops on your hook. Yarn Over (YO) and pull through all three loops. DC into the next two stitches. HDC into the next two stitches. SC into the next two stitches. HDC into the next two stitches. DC into the next two stitches. TR 3 times into the next stitch, leaving one loop on your hook each time for a total of 4 loops. YO and pull through all three loops. CH 3 and TR 3 more times into the same stitch, the same way. DC into the next two stitches. HDC 2 times into the next two stitches. SC into the next two stitches. HDC into the next two stitches. DC into the next two stitches. TR 3 times into the last stitch leaving a loop on the hook each time for a total of 4 loops. YO and pull through all four loops.

The Fans:

You will need a total of 19 fans.

1. First, make a magic circle (MC). Chain (CH) one to secure the circle.

2. Single Crochet (SC) into the MC 12 times. To close, Slip Stitch (SL ST) into the first SC made. CH 3.

3. Double Crochet (DC) into the first stitch. DC into the next 6 stitches. Counting the CH3 at the end of the previous step, you should have 8 DC on this row. CH 2 and turn the work.

4. Half Double Crochet (HDC) two times into each stitch on this row. You should have 16 HDC on this row. CH 5 and turn the work.

5. SL ST into the second stitch from the hook. *CH 5. Skip a stitch and SL ST into the next stitch. Repeat from * unto you reach the end of the row. You should end with an SL ST into the last stitch for a total of 8 loops on this row. CH 1 and turn work.

6. SL ST into the first 3 CH. *CH 3 and SL ST into the third chain on the next loop. Repeat from * until you reach the end of the row. You should have a total of 7 loops on this row. CH 1 and turn work.

7. Repeat last step, for the next 6 rows. Your last row should only have one loop.

How to put everything together:

Once you have all of your pieces made, stitch all the triangles, squares and skulls together using a single crochet (SC) stitch. This is the base of your shawl. Below is a chart showing how the pieces should be laid out:

Go around the edge of the shawl with a Treble Crochet stitch, when you get to the base of one of the skulls, you’ll need to attach a fan. Just add the fan to your hook and attach with two SC into the center base of your skull. This completes your shawl!

Click here for a printable copy of the directions and charts too! 

Happy crocheting ya’ll!!

Oh yeah, this shawl can be worn different ways too, way too cool!

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