Halloween is just around the corner. Get a head start and join in the fun with these crocheted scary, silly, skull pins. You can whip one up in just a few minutes. This is a great beginner crochet project as there are only a few stitches to learn. They are also a great stash buster since you only need a few scraps of yarn and some buttons to make one.
- Bits of Yarn (White, black, red, or any creepy color you want)
- Buttons for eyes (Black, red, white, green)
- Size H Crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Thread needle
- Pin Back (Optional)
DC = Double Crochet
First create a magic circle to start your work. This is an alternative way to start your crocheted circle that achieves a very tight crochet (no hole). Instead of chaining and doing multiple crochets in the second chain from the hook, you create a kind of slip knot.
The magic circle is a deceptively simple way to start your crocheted circle that achieves a very tight crochet (to keep all that stuffing in). Instead of chaining and doing multiple crochets in the second chain from the hook, you create a kind of slip knot. The best way to explain this is to see it, so check out these two excellent examples from YouTube:
Round1 (R1): Chain 2, 11 DC in the magic circle.
Pull or work the yarn tail from the magic circle to tighten the loop of stitches so there is no center hole.
Slip Stitch in top of next DC to complete the circle.
R2: 2 DC in every stitch (24 stitches total), slip stitch to top of next DC to close circle.
R3: Chain 3, DC in next 4 stitches, chain 3 and slip stitch to next stitch to form the chin.
Then fasten off and weave the ends in the back. Viola! The main skull is done.
Now all you have to do is embellish them with some eyes and mouth.
Here are a few ideas:
You can use double buttons, an X, or even felt for the eyes. I just used big stitches for the teeth and mouth. Once you make a few, you can get creative. Make the skull more zombie like with weird leftover colors of yarn and mix up the sizes of the eyes. I even found neon yarn that stitched up very cute. You could add a ribbon bow and make it fancy.
Add a pin back , or just safety pin it. This would be cute to add to a headband or hair clip for Halloween style. Enjoy!