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A New Sugar Candy Skull Crochet Pattern for You… This one’s big!


Large Skull Crochet Pattern by Squirrel PicnicIt’s hard to believe that it’s October already. Halloween and Day of the Dead will be here before we know it, so I wanted to get this larger skull pattern ready for you to use. Well, that’s not entirely true… I designed it for my own use too. You see I’m using them on some of the items I’ll be selling at the Pirate Gallery’s Celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Pirate has been hosting this vibrant festival for the last 30 years! This will be my second year to attend and I’m so excited that I get to be a part of it. This year I’m selling hoodies with small crochet skulls on the elbows, like elbow patches. I’m calling them Skullbows. You may have seen photos of them in the small skull pattern post. I’ll also embroider and embellish larger skulls, like the one featured here, with beads and sew them to the backs of other hoodies. The festival will be held on November 1, so I better get to work!

Right now, my bed/craft room is buried in boxes of hoodies and yarn and beads. I’d show you a picture, but I’ve lost my camera somewhere under there. In fact, if you don’t hear from me for a week or two, don’t despair. It just means I’m buried amongst the piles and I’ll be working my way out shortly.

I’ll be sure to share photos of all my preparations for Muertos Mart as we get a little closer. In the meantime, enjoy crocheting some large and small sugar candy skulls!

Large Sugar Candy Skull Pattern

Difficulty rating 2

Large Skull Crochet Pattern by Squirrel Picnic

Finished size: 8″ wide by 9″ tall

Download the PDF: Large Sugar Candy Skull Crochet Pattern by Jennifer Olivarez

Small Sugar Candy Skull Crochet Pattern

Difficulty rating 2

Crochet Skull by Squirrel Picnic

Finished size: 4 1/2″ wide by 5″ tall

Download the PDF: Sugar Candy Skull Crochet Pattern by Jennifer Olivarez

For more information on this smaller skull and for ideas and inspiration on ways you might use it, visit the original blog post.

See a mistake or something I overlooked, please let me know in the comments or at squirrelpicnic{at}gmail{dot}com. Thanks!


18 thoughts on “A New Sugar Candy Skull Crochet Pattern for You… This one’s big!

  1. mumble mumble ….. I have to try one of this….. Love your Sugar Candy Skulls and think I know who,among my relatives, will like to have one or two……

  2. That’s super cute. Funny last night I was looking at sugar skull cross stitch patterns on pinterest.

  3. Thank you for sharing the patterns. I have a stack of gold & silver thread someone gave me – this could be the perfect project. Best of luck at the festival!

  4. Cool!!! And awesome about the Dia de los muertos festival 😀

  5. I love both patterns and thank you for posting them. My son and friends have papermache masks which we intend to decorate but I am thinking glued crochet over and then decorated? Crikey!!! I need more hours in my day! ❤

  6. You make the best scull appliques I have ever seen. And each year your new ideas amaze me more. Thank you

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  8. I just love these skulls. Do you give permission to sell the finished items? I think they’d look great as appliqués on bags!!

  9. Hi ! I really want to thank you. Your skulls are awesome ! I was looking for great skulls but no one pleased me until I saw yours. I made an hair embellishment, if you wanna see it : https://www.facebook.com/ghexiascraft/photos/a.600877060035200.1073741834.586631744793065/635245053265067/?type=1