skull and cross bones motif

Jan 5, 2009
Views: 49,958
Comments: 2
Average rating:

Introduction

i made these motifs for my pirate obsessed nephew at christmas. it is easy and quick to make these. i chose to attach it to a black and grey striped scarf and i've also put them on a hat. hope you enjoy them!!!

NOTE: I used regular thread and needle- next time I would use some crosheen thread, but I’m really impatient and used what was on hand. Also, please note that I am the least meticulous person on the planet, so if you make better eyes and mouth, please post a photo !-)

Materials List

white crosheen thread, no.10

0/3.25mm hook

black embroidery floss or black crosheen no.10 thread (in my picture i used regular thread because, of course, it was a last minute thing and i only had regular thread on hand)

needle and thread to attach the motifs to your project

Finished Size

skull: 10cm (4in) tall x 8.5cm (3in) wide bone: 9.5cm (3.25in) long x 3.5cm (1in) wide

Gauge

not sure, and it's really not too important.....

Notes

this is a pretty simple pattern. everything is done in basic stitches.

The Pattern

SKULL MOTIF:

R1: ch 9
R2: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across (8sts) ch 1, turn
R3: 2 sc in 1st st, sc across, 2 sc in last st (10sts) ch 1, turn
R4: rep R3 (12sts)
R5: rep R3 (14sts)
R6: rep R3 (16 sts)
R7-12: sc across (16sts) ch 1, turn
R13: rep R3 (18sts)
R14-17: sc across (18sts) ch 1, turn
R18: begin dec, dec over 1st 2 sts, sc across, dec over last 2 sts (16sts) ch 1, turn
R19: rep R18 (14sts)
R20: rep R18 (12sts)
R21: rep R18 (10sts)
R22: sc across (10sts) ch 1, turn
R23-25: sc across (10sts) ch 1, turn
R26: begin inc, 2 sc in 1st st, sc across, 2sc in last st (12sts) ch1, turn
R27: rep R26 (14sts)
R28: begin dec, dec in 1st 2 sts, sc across, dec in last 2sts (12sts) ch1, turn
R29: rep R28 (10sts)
R30: rep R28 (8sts), fasten off and weave in loose ends.
NEXT: starting anywhere, sc around the skull to tidy up the look

THEN: using black thread/ embroidery floss/ crosheen thread make x’s for the eyes and 4 v’s for the mouth (best to refer to photo)

BONE MOTIF: (make two)

R1: ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc, dc, dc, hdc in same st, sl st in next 3sts, (sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc) in last st.
NOW WORK ALONG THE BOTTOM OF THE FOUNDATION CHAIN
R2: skip 1st st, sc in 3 center sts, ch 1, turn
R3: sc across (3sts) ch 1, turn
R4-19: rep R3
R20: sc across (3sts) ch1, do not turn
R21: sc on the outside of the 1st st , turn, hdc, dc, dc, hdc in same st, sl st in next 3sts, wking on the outside of the last st, sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, fasten off and weave in loose ends.
NEXT: starting anywhere, sc around the bone to tidy up the look
THEN: make another bone.

AFTER: overlap them in the crossing position and sew together with needle and thread.

The author has licensed this page under a Creative Commons License. Some rights reserved.

+ Add a comment

Comments

on Jan 6, 2009 5:58 AM

looks awesome!

mad for crochet!

on Jan 24, 2009 6:43 PM
For the eyes, I used buttons =^.^=

If I could remember what my password was for another site, I would post a pic. As soon as it gets straightened out, I will put a photo up here ^^,