Felted Skull

Pattern Number: 70464A

No bones about it! This felted skeleton head provides just the right note for your Halloween festivities!


SKILL LEVEL:看 Easy

SIZE: About 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm) tall, before felting

GAUGE: Exact gauge is not essential for this project.


NOTES:

1) Work with 2 strands of yarn held together throughout. Wind yarn into 2 separate balls before beginning.

2) Skull is worked from the top down in continuous spirals. Do not join or turn. Place a marker to indicate beginning of round and move the marker up as each round is completed.


SKULL

With 2 strands of yarn held together, ch 3; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in ring.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around - 12 sc.

Rnd 3: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around - 18 sc.

Rnd 4: (Hdc in each of next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around - 24 hdc.

Rnd 5: Hdc in each of next 8 sts, 2 hdc in next st (temple), hdc in each of next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st (temple), hdc in each of last 8 sts - 26 sts.

Rnd 6 (Eye sockets): Work 2 hdc in next st, dc in next 10 sts, ch 9 (eye socket), sk 2 sts, sl st in next st, turn, sl st in last ch of ch-9 sp, turn, ch 9 (eye socket), sk 2 sts, dc in last 10 sts.

Rnd 7 (Nose): Dc in next 11 sts, sl st in 3rd ch of next ch-9 sp, sl st in next 2 ch, ch 7 (nose), sl st in 5th ch of next ch-9 sp, sl st in next 2 ch, sk first dc after ch-9 sp, dc in next 4 sts, sk next st, dc in last 4 sts.

Rnd 8: (Sk next st, dc in next 4 sts) twice, sk next st, sl st in next st (first sl st of eye socket), sk next 2 sl sts, sl st in each ch of ch-7 sp, sk next 2 sl sts, sl st in next st (last sl st of next eye socket), hdc in next 5 sts, sk next st, hdc in next 2 sts.

Rnd 9 (Upper teeth): Hdc in next st, sk next st, hdc in next 5 sts, sk next st, sl st in next 2 sts; you are now at face of Skull; (ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sk next st, sl st in next 2 sts) twice, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sk next st, sc in next 4 sts, sk next st, sc in next 2 sts - 3 teeth made.

Rnd 10 (Lower jaw and teeth): Sc in next 2 sts, sk next st, sc in next 4 sts, ch 16, sk sts of upper jaw and sl st in 2nd sc after last upper tooth, turn, sc in st between last ch of ch-16 of lower jaw and tooth; working across ch-16 sp, sc in next 3 ch, sk next 2 ch, sc in next 2 ch, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, sk next 2 ch, sc in next 3 ch, sl st in next st between ch-16 sp and top tooth.

Fasten off, leaving a long end.


FINISHING

From WS, weave end around nose, pull to tighten and end off. Weave in ends.


Felting Wash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate. Pull into shape and allow to dry.


ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES

ch(s) = chain(s)

dc = double crochet

hdc = half double crochet

rep = repeat(s)(ing)

rnd(s) = round(s)

sc = single crochet

sk = skip

sl = slip

st(s) = stitch(es)