Halloween Skull Patterns to Knit and Crochet

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Dia De Los Muertos Knit Skull Pattern -- Photo and Knitting Pattern by Yaroslavа Rud. The free pattern is available at Ravelry.

"Dia De Los Muertos" Knit Skull Pattern -- Photo and Knitting Pattern by Yaroslavа Rud. The free pattern is available at Ravelry.

Photo: Photo by Yaroslavа Rud.


Skulls and skeletons have been trendy recently. As a fashion trend, skulls seem to have come and gone periodically throughout the years. In large part, the trend has been fueled by the never-ending series of Pirates of the Caribbean movies (Did you know there's supposed to be another one that will be released in 2019? It's called Pirates of the Caribbean 6: Beyond the Seas World, and it's due to be released in May of 2019). So I'm guessing that the skull trend is probably here to stay for at least awhile longer.

This month, skulls are as popular as ever. Part of it is because they appeal to people who favor goth fashion and punk fashion – which are both still a thing in some regions. Part of it is no doubt due to the timing; October is always a popular month for skulls, skeletons and other scary stuff.

If skulls are your thing, or if you need a creepy little something to round out a costume you're whipping up, I'm betting you'll LOVE the knit and crochet skull patterns featured on this list. There are skull appliqués, skull scarves, skull charts and bunches of other assorted skull patterns that are great for Halloween. Beyond just Halloween, many of the patterns work well for incorporating into the ensembles you'll wear to rock concerts, horror movies, parties (or maybe just for wearing around, if that's your style). If you happen to need any kind of knit or crochetwear featuring skull motifs, you'll definitely want to have a look at the pattern list.

Most of the patterns on the list are available for free – but I've also included a few pay-for patterns that are worth the money. Like, for example, these sweet skull hairpins from Beastly Crochet by Brenda KB Anderson. Beastly Crochet is a pattern collection featuring several skull patterns plus a whole bunch of other fascinating crochet patterns and project ideas – some of which are vaguely goth style, some of which are creepy, and some of which are cute, fun and / or funny.

The book has a couple of other skull patterns, too, one of which is an elaborate sugar skull bag. I crocheted a modified version of the sweet skull hairpins from this book, and they turned out well. Both the book and some of the individual patterns are available in the Interweave Store – and you can check out my detailed book review of Beastly Crochet at KnittingandCrochet.net.

Pictured above is one of the most creative skull knitting patterns I've ever seen. It's by Yaroslavа Rud, and it's a pattern she calls "Dia De Los Muertos". The free pattern is available at Ravelry.

I hope you'll enjoy the skull patterns!

More Skulls, Halloween Patterns and Related Resources


  • Free Crochet Skull Applique Pattern - If you just need a quick little skull pattern, grab this one for free at KnittingandCrochet.net.
  • Crochet in Black and White is a pattern collection featuring one skull chart to use for crocheting potholders or whatever else strikes your fancy (perhaps blanket squares). The book also includes patterns for BUNCHES of other stylish home décor items and wearable accessories. The project samples in the book are all crocheted using a black and white color scheme, which color experts are forecasting will be one of the trendiest color palettes in 2019.
  • Halloween Patterns to Knit and Crochet -- Load up on creepy and / or fun Halloween patterns at this page.










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