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Home : Patterns : Felted Skull
 

Free Crochet Pattern: Felted Skull

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Lion Brand Lion Wool
Pattern #: 70464A
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 7 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

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

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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*Lion Wool (Article #820). 100% wool; package size: 3.00oz/85.00 gr. (158yds/144m) pull skeins

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Felted Skull

Lion Brand Lion Wool

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to 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
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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)  


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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 7 reviews)
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Felted Skull Reviewed by Rebecca Waymire on 2009-07-29 *****
I just used Jiffy single strand (no felting) and made a kitty toy out of it. Very fast.


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