Okay, so I know it’s not exactly Halloween or Dia De Los Muertos but I couldn’t resist making a crochet skull.
It all began when a friend of mine posted a link to a hat with a skull pattern on it. I was drawn to its uniqueness (as I tend to be when skulls are concerned) and thought about not making a hat but instead making skull drink coasters. I was a quarter of the way through a skull pattern when I stopped and completely lost interest in making coasters. Now, I was wondering what it would look like if I used crochet thread and the smallest hook I own. And what would I do with a tiny skull?
Why, make a pin of course!
I used this pattern from Crochet Nirvana and instead of yarn I used crochet thread and size 1.50 mm hook. It took very little time and after I had finished, I sprayed some starch (cornstarch and water mixed in a spray bottle) on the skull to help shape and stiffen it a little. Next, I embroidered a little design with different coloured threads and lastly, I added a safety pin.
For the pin, I crocheted one side to make it easier to sew on to the pin.
And voilà! I have a brand new pin to show off!