It’s me, late to the party yet again with a last minute holiday pattern. The holiday being Halloween of course, which just so happens to be my favorite holiday. All the spooks and scares just really gets the blood pumping. You know what I mean? Anyway, introducing The Simple Skull Wall Hanging crochet pattern.
I completely meant to post this pattern last year but I completely ran out of time. This wall hanging is a smaller version of my Skull Trio Wall Hanging. A pattern perfect for those makers needing a weekend project or a last minute addition to your market inventory.
For the Skull Trio Wall Hanging pattern click here!
To add a little something, a little razzle dazzle if you will, I choose to make it a 3 toned wall hanging to add a little dimension. This is totally optional if you would rather use one color for the background. You could also try a tweed yarn for the background to add some simple definition to the piece.
Hope you all love this pattern as much as I loved designing it, although a little (a lot) overdue. Happy Crocheting!
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You can purchase the Printable PDF on Etsy here! The PDF includes the complete step-by-step pattern so you can follow along on paper, highlighting and making notes as needed. It is a total of 9 pages, including the front and back cover pages. I’ve also included a PDF download of the chart for this pattern.
Weight 4 / Worsted Weight Yarn (yarn I used is listed below)
Wooden Branch or *Dowel Rod
*Hand Steamer (optional)
For most of my wall hanging patterns I prefer to use a thicker and tighter spun worsted weight yarn. I feel like it gives a lot more definition to the piece and details tend to stand out more. I really don’t focus too much on the texture of the yarn because I steam every single one of my wall hangings, which softens the piece and makes it more flexible and flowy. This is especially helpful for tighter crocheters. The brands I tend to gravitate the most towards are Red Heart Super Saver, Loops & Threads Impeccable and We Crochet Brava Worsted.
For this wall hanging I used the following yarn:
-Loops & Threads Impeccable in Barley-approx. 30 yds.
-Loops & Threads Impeccable in Golden Beige- approx. 35 yds
-Loops & Threads Impeccable in Soft Taupe- approx. 30 yds
-Loops & Threads Impeccable in Putty- approx. 30 yds.
Stitch Key (US Terms)
Ch = Chain
St/sts = Stitch(es)
Sc = Single Crochet
B = Barley
GB = Golden Beige
ST = Soft Taupe
P = Putty
-The wall hanging is worked in rows.
-The wall hanging is worked from the bottom up.
-The 1st st of each row should be placed into the same stitch as the turning chain.
-The turning chain does not count as the 1st stitch of the row.
-The pattern is written as: # of single crochet stitches (color abbreviation), example: 8 (B) means 8 sc in Barley.
-The odd rows are the right side rows. Even rows will be the wrong side.
Dimensions: 9 inches wide x 9 inches long (not including fringe)
Gauge: 16 inches x 19 rows = 4 inch square worked in single crochet.
I have created a chart for this pattern for those who prefer to follow a chart rather than a written pattern. The PDF version of this chart is included with the pattern purchase in my Esty shop. Here is the free online version for you to use.
Begin by chaining 36 in Barley.
Row 1: Working in the 2nd chain from the hook, sc in each chain across. Ch 1, turn. (35)
Row 2 – Row 4: sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (35)
Row 5: 13 (B), 9 (GB), 13 (B). Ch 1, turn. (35)
Row 6: 12 (B), 11 (GB), 12 (B). Ch 1, turn. (35)
Row 7 – Row 9: 11 (B), 13 (GB), 11 (B). Ch 1, turn. (35)
Row 10: 10 (B), 15 (GB), 10 (B). Ch 1, turn. (35)
Row 11: 7 (B), 9 (GB), 3 (B), 9 (GB), 7 (B). Ch 1, turn. (35)
Row 12 – Row 14: 6 (B), 10 (GB), 3 (B), 10 (GB), 6 (B). Ch 1, turn. (35)
Row 15: 6 (ST), 4 (GB), 3 (ST), 4 (GB), 1 (ST), 4 (GB), 3 (ST), 4 (GB), 6 (ST). Ch 1, turn. (35)
Row 16: 6 (ST), 3 (GB), 5 (ST), 7 (GB), 5 (ST), 3 (GB), 6 (ST). Ch 1, turn. (35)
Row 17 – Row 18: 7 (ST), 2 (GB), 6 (ST), 5 (GB), 6 (ST), 2 (GB), 7 (ST). Ch 1, turn. (35)
Row 19 – Row 20: 7 (ST), 3 (GB), 5 (ST), 5 (GB), 5 (ST), 3 (GB), 7 (ST). Ch 1, turn. (35)
Row 21: 6 (ST), 5 (GB), 3 (ST), 7 (GB), 3 (ST), 5 (GB), 6 (ST). Ch 1, turn. (35)
Row 22 – Row 27: 5 (ST), 25 (GB), 5 (ST). Ch 1, turn. (35)
Row 28: 6 (ST), 23 (GB), 6 (ST). Ch 1, turn. (35)
Row 29: 6 (P), 23 (GB), 6 (P). Ch 1, turn. (35)
Row 30 – Row 31: 7 (P), 21 (GB), 7 (P). Ch 1, turn. (35)
Row 32: 8 (P), 19 (GB), 8 (P). Ch 1, turn. (35)
Row 33: 9 (P), 17 (GB), 9 (P). Ch 1, turn. (35)
Row 34: 10 (P), 15 (GB), 10 (P). Ch 1, turn. (35)
Row 35: 12 (P), 11 (GB), 12 (P). Ch 1, turn. (35)
Row 36: 14 (P), 7 (GB), 14 (P). Ch 1, turn. (35)
Row 37 – Row 41: In Putty, sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (35)
- Fasten off after Row 41 leaving a 2 foot tail.
Attaching the Fringe
- To create the fringe cut 12 inch pieces of yarn in Barley. You will need 3 strands to complete 1 fringe.
To attach the fringe, grab 3 strands of yarn in White. With a crochet hook, push the hook through the far left foundation chain. Fold the 3 strands of yarn in half, looping the middle of the strands onto the crochet hook.
Fold the strands through the loop.
Tighten to create the fringe.
Repeat for every other foundation chain.
Hanging the Project
To attach the project to a dowel rod or tree branch; using a yarn needle, weave the tail over the dowel/branch and back under into the 1st stitch on the top of the wall hanging.
Repeat for each stitch on top of the wall hanging.
Knot off and weave in your ends.
To hang the project, drill 2 small holes on either side of the branch/dowel. Thread through both holes with cotton yarn and knot off both ends. Trim the excess yarn. (Feel free to use your preferred method of hanging the project)
For more crochet wall hanging patterns click here!