skull and cross bones motif
i made these motifs for my pirate obsessed nephew at christmas. it is easy and quick to make these. i chose to attach it to a black and grey striped scarf and i’ve also put them on a hat. hope you enjoy them!!!
NOTE: I used regular thread and needle- next time I would use some crosheen thread, but Iâm really impatient and used what was on hand. Also, please note that I am the least meticulous person on the planet, so if you make better eyes and mouth, please post a photo !-)
white crosheen thread, no.10
black embroidery floss or black crosheen no.10 thread (in my picture i used regular thread because, of course, it was a last minute thing and i only had regular thread on hand)
needle and thread to attach the motifs to your project
skull: 10cm (4in) tall x 8.5cm (3in) widebone: 9.5cm (3.25in) long x 3.5cm (1in) wide
not sure, and it’s really not too important…..
this is a pretty simple pattern. everything is done in basic stitches.
R1: ch 9
R2: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across (8sts) ch 1, turn
R3: 2 sc in 1st st, sc across, 2 sc in last st (10sts) ch 1, turn
R4: rep R3 (12sts)
R5: rep R3 (14sts)
R6: rep R3 (16 sts)
R7-12: sc across (16sts) ch 1, turn
R13: rep R3 (18sts)
R14-17: sc across (18sts) ch 1, turn
R18: begin dec, dec over 1st 2 sts, sc across, dec over last 2 sts (16sts) ch 1, turn
R19: rep R18 (14sts)
R20: rep R18 (12sts)
R21: rep R18 (10sts)
R22: sc across (10sts) ch 1, turn
R23-25: sc across (10sts) ch 1, turn
R26: begin inc, 2 sc in 1st st, sc across, 2sc in last st (12sts) ch1, turn
R27: rep R26 (14sts)
R28: begin dec, dec in 1st 2 sts, sc across, dec in last 2sts (12sts) ch1, turn
R29: rep R28 (10sts)
R30: rep R28 (8sts), fasten off and weave in loose ends.
NEXT: starting anywhere, sc around the skull to tidy up the look
THEN: using black thread/ embroidery floss/ crosheen thread make xâs for the eyes and 4 vâs for the mouth (best to refer to photo)
BONE MOTIF: (make two)
R1: ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc, dc, dc, hdc in same st, sl st in next 3sts, (sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc) in last st.
NOW WORK ALONG THE BOTTOM OF THE FOUNDATION CHAIN
R2: skip 1st st, sc in 3 center sts, ch 1, turn
R3: sc across (3sts) ch 1, turn
R4-19: rep R3
R20: sc across (3sts) ch1, do not turn
R21: sc on the outside of the 1st st , turn, hdc, dc, dc, hdc in same st, sl st in next 3sts, wking on the outside of the last st, sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, fasten off and weave in loose ends.
NEXT: starting anywhere, sc around the bone to tidy up the look
THEN: make another bone.
AFTER: overlap them in the crossing position and sew together with needle and thread.
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