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Hi! I am a military brat who married a Kansas boy and now we are carving out a life on the prairie. I started crocheting while staying home to raise our three children. Occasionally I break out ...

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Sugar Skull Crochet Applique Pattern

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Sugar Skull Crochet Applique Pattern
Sugar Skull Crochet Applique Pattern
Sugar Skull Crochet Applique Pattern
Sugar Skull Crochet Applique Pattern
Sugar Skull Crochet Applique Pattern

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic Crochet Skills

Pattern Description:

Make lots of fun crochet sugar skull appliques with this step by step tutorial. Instructions are included to make the skulls with beads or without. The pattern works with just about any size yarn or thread. Be sure to check out all the photos to see examples made with different types of yarn! These can be used as appliques, key chains or jewelry, or anything else you can think of. American crochet terms used.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • The size of the finished skull appliques will depend on the type of yarn or thread you use. The DK weight, fingering weight and size 3 crochet thread skulls will measure about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 inches in diameter and the worsted weight skulls will measure about 2 inches.


  • Most any size thread or yarn can be used- For the examples I used Tahki Cotton Classic for the DK weight and Catania SMC or fingering weight. I used Sugar N' Cream cotton yarn for the worsted weight skull applique. You can also use Aunt Lydia's size 3 crochet thread. 2.75mm crochet hook is needed for the DK weight, fingering weight, or size 3 crochet thread and size 3.25mm crochet hook for the worsted weight yarn. If you are using size 3 thread, DK weight yarn or fingering weight yarn and want to add some beads to your sugar skull then you'll need 26 size 6/0 seed beads. Tapestry needle, craft glue and scissors are needed as well.