Halloween Embellishment – Skull
Free Crochet Pattern
Halloween Skull (and Mason Jar Halloween Decoration)
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton – white and black
Hook: 4.5 mm hook (7)
Finished Dimensions: 3.75″ across (the widest part of the skull), 3.5″ tall down the centre of the skull
Finished Dimensions using a 4.0 mm hook: 3.5″ across (the widest part of the skull), 3.4″ tall down the centre of the skull
I have also tried this pattern using a 4.0 mm (G) hook with the same yarn and it turns out just a smidgen smaller – and still fits around the mason jar as a Halloween Embellishment 🙂
Abbreviations: ch – chain, R – round or row, sl st – slip stitch, st – stitch, sts – stitches, sc – single crochet, dc – double crochet, hdc – half double crochet, bl – back loop
R1: ch 10, sl st to 1st ch to join to form a loop, ch 11, sl st to the 10th ch from the hook to form a loop.
R2: 1 sc in the top of the centre ch st, 14 sc in the loop formed by the ch 10; 1 sc in the bottom of the centre ch st, 14 sc in the loop formed by the ch 10.
R3: 1 dc in the center st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next st, 1 dc in the next st, ch 1 and skip next 4 sts, 1 dc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts
R4: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts, 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 3 dc in the ch 1 space, 1 dc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 sc in the next st, skip the last 2 sts, finish off and weave in ends
With White (to create the lower jaw):
R1: Join with a sl st to the 14th st, (sc in next st, ch 2) 5 times, sc in the next st, sl st to next st, sl st in each remaining st around
R2: 1 sl st in each of the first 13 sts, (skip the next sc, 2 sc in the ch2 sp) 5 times, sl st in the next sc, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sl sts, finish off and weave in ends
To use this as a decoration for a mason jar (mason jar candle holder):
R1: With Black join with a sc to the right side – in the loops behind the sl sts.
You want to work in 6 sts (at the widest point of the skull), 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, ch 1, turn, 
R2: 1 sc in each bl across, ch 1, turn 
Repeat R2, 20 times (total of 21 rows)
Now you are going to join the edge of your work to the other side of the skull – turn your work so the ‘wrong’ side is facing you and line up the edges of the skull to the ribbed section
ch 1, 1 sc in each of the 6 sts, through the loops behind the sl st round of the skull, finish off and weave in ends.
Turn your work right side up again and slip over your mason jar!
I can’t wait to see what this will look like when the candle has burned down a bit (this is a brand new candle). Here is a quick picture of my brand new candle lighting up the skull – I think once this has burned down about half way it is going to be super cool in my front window for Halloween!
I also never realized how hot these Mason Jar Candles became! so please be careful when moving yours around and be sure to grab the glass at the bottom of the jar – not the top of the glass (around the rim) and do not grab the decoration itself (which will slide off easily!).
Hi Emily! I bet it is super cool!! Can you share a picture? Thanks!! Rhondda
I just did the skull with purple reflective!!