Crochet Skull Pillow

Spruce up your Halloween décor with this crochet skull pillow.

Materials 

  • 5.5 mm crochet hook 
  • Lvl 4 worsted weight yarn in two different colours (I used craftsmart yarn from Micheals)
  • 14” x 14” pillow insert or poly fill

Notes 

  • Made to fit a 14” x 14” pillow form 
  • Make sure to carry your yarn along the wrong side of the panel when switching colours
  • Turning chain does not count as a stitch

Abbreviations 

  • Sc – Single crochet 
  • Ch- chain 
  • Mc-Main colour
  • CC- contrasting colour

Gauge

4” x 4” sc crochet square

16 stitches x 13 rows

Crochet Skull Pillow Pattern

Panel – Make 2

Using a 5.5mm crochet hook chain 47 stitches with MC

Row 1(RS): Sc in the 2nd chain from the hook (MC), sc 4 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 9 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc until end of row (mc). 46 sts

Row 2 (WR):  sc 18  (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 9 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts 

Row 3: sc 5 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc 9 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts 

Row 4: sc 18 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc 10 (mc), sc 2 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 2 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts

Row 5: sc 6 (mc), sc 5 (cc), sc 10 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts

Row 6: sc 6 (mc), sc 5 (cc), sc 8 (mc), sc 5(cc), sc 11 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts

Row 7: sc 34 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts

Row 8: sc 5 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts

Row 9: sc 34 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts

Row 10: sc 5 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 28 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts

Row 11: sc 1 (mc), sc 5 (cc), sc 8 (mc), sc 5 (cc), sc 15 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts

Row 12: sc 6 (mc), sc 2 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 2 (cc), sc 15 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc 7 (mc),  sc 2 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 2 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts

Row 13: sc 7 (cc), sc 6 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc 15 (mc), sc 5 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts

Row 14: sc 6 (mc),  sc 1 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 15 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 6 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc). 46sts

Row 15: sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 6 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts 

Row 16: sc 26 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc 6 (mc) sc 7 (cc). 46 sts

Row 17: sc 7 (cc), sc 7 (mc), sc 2 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 2 (cc), sc 9 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts

Row 18: sc 13 (mc), sc 5 (cc), sc 9 (mc), sc 5 (cc), sc 8 (mc), sc 5 (cc), sc 1 (mc). 46 sts

Row 19: sc 14 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 9 (mc), sc 2 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 2 (cc), sc 10 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 1(cc). 46 sts. 

Row 20: sc 3 (cc), sc 9 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts

Row 21: sc 27 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 9(mc), sc 2 (cc), sc 1(mc). 46 sts

Row 22: sc 4 (cc), sc 8 (mc),  sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts

Row 23: sc 27 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc 8 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc). 46 sts.

Row 24: sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 8 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts

Row 25: sc 6 (mc), sc 5(cc), sc 17 (mc), sc 5 (cc), sc 9 (mc), sc 4 (cc). 46 sts

Row 26: sc 4 (cc), sc 30 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc until end (mc). 46 sts 

Row 27: sc 5 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc 31 (mc), sc 3 (cc). 46 sts. 

Row 28: sc 22 (mc),  sc 1 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 7 (mc),  sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc until the end (mc). 46 sts 

Row 29: sc 5 (mc),  sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 7 (mc), sc 5 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts

Row 30: sc 22 (mc), sc 2 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 2 (cc), sc 7 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts 

Row 31: sc 6 (mc), sc 2 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 2 (cc), sc 7 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts 

Row 32: sc 21 (mc),  sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 7 (mc), sc 5 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts 

Row 33: sc 6 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 7 (mc),  sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc until end of row (mc). 46 sts 

Row 34: sc 21 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc until end of row (mc). 46 sts 

Row 35: sc 18 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc 9 (mc), sc 5(cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts 

Row 36: sc 6 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc 9 (mc), sc 5 (cc), sc 15 (mc), sc 1 (ccc), sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 1 (mc). 46 sts 

Row 37: sc 4 (cc), sc 29 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts

Row 38: sc 6 (mc),  sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 29 (mc), sc 2 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc). 46 sts 

Row 39: sc 4 (cc), sc 28 (mc),  sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc until end of row (mc). 46 sts 

Row 40: sc 6 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc 28 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 1 (mc). 46 sts 

Row 41: sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 29 (mc), sc 2 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 2 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46sts 

Row 42: sc 7 (mc), sc 5 (cc), sc 17 (mc), sc 5 (cc), sc 7 (mc), sc 5 (cc). 46 sts 

Row 43: sc 5 (cc), sc 6 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc 16 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts 

Row 44: sc 23 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc 7 (mc), sc 4 (cc). 46 sts 

Row 45: sc 11 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts 

Row 46: sc 28 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc until the end of the row (mc). 46 sts 

Row 47: sc 11 (mc), sc 7(cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts

Row 48: sc 16 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 8 (mc), sc 2 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 2 (cc), sc until the end of the row (mc). 46 sts

Row 49: sc 12 (mc), sc 5 (cc), sc 8 (mc), sc 5 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts

Row 50: sc 1 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 11 (mc), sc 2 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 2 (cc), sc 8 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts 

Row 51: sc 24 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc 10 (mc), sc 5 (cc). 46 sts 

Row 52: sc 2 (cc), sc 1 (mc), sc 2 (cc), sc 11 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 17 (mc), sc 5 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts 

Row 53: sc 1 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc 16 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 9 (mc), sc 6 (cc). 46 sts 

Row 54: sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 9 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc 16 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc until end of the row (mc). 46 sts 

Row 55: sc 1 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 16 (mc), sc 7 (cc), sc 9 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc). 46 sts 

Row 56: sc 6 (cc), sc 10 (mc), sc 5 (cc), sc 17 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc 2 (mc), sc 1 (cc), sc until end of row (mc). 46 sts 

Tie off and weave in ends.

Finishing the pillow

Once both panels are complete whip stitch the panels together along 3 edges. insert the pillow for or stuff the pillow and whip stitch the last side closed

This pattern is an original pattern by Meg Hardison of The Northern Moose. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. Please do not reprint this pattern on your site. You may keep a copy of the pattern for your own personal use, but please do not sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me Meg Hardison and link back to The Northern Moose Blog. Permission is not granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!  

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