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Crystal Palace Yarns - FREE PATTERN - Crochet

  

Cuddles & Cuddle DK

Sugar Skull

Designed by Cathy Campbell

Description: 

Level:  Intermediate

Size:  9.5" x 11.5"

Materials: 

  • 1 ball Crystal Palace Cuddles in 6101 "Snow White"
  • Less than 1 ball each of Crystal Palace Cuddles DK in 4 contrasting colors (shown in 102 "Jet Black", 110 "Peacock Blue", 128 "Buttercup" & 130 "Magenta")
  • Size F & H crochet hooks (Try Crystal Palace Bamboo)
  • Scrap yarn for spirals and other embellishments
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge:  Cuddles: 3sc=1" on H, Cuddles DK:

Abbreviations: 

 

INSINSTRUCTIONS

Head:

Ch 6.  Join to form a ring. 

 

Rnd 1:  Work 6 sc's in ring.  Note:  You will be working in a spiral.

Rnd 2:  Work 2 sc's in each sc around. [12 sc's]

Rnd 3:  (Sc in next sc, work 2 sc's in next sc) around.  [18 sc's]

Rnd 4:  (Sc in next 2 sc;'s, work 2 sc's in next sc) around.  [24 sc's]

Rnd 5:  (Sc in next 3 sc, work 2 sc's in next sc) around.  [30 sc's]

Rnd 6:  (Sc in next 4 sc, work 2 sc's in next sc) around.  [36 sc's]

Rnd 7:  (Sc in next 5 sc, work 2 sc's in next sc) around.  [42 sc's]

Rnd 8:  (Sc in next 6 sc, work 2 sc's in next sc) around.  [48 sc's]

Rnd 9:  (Sc in next 7 sc, work 2 sc's in next sc) around.  [54 sc's]

Rnd 10:  (Sc in next 8 sc, work 2 sc's in next sc) around.  [60 sc's]

Rnd 11:  (Sc in next 9 sc, work 2 sc's in next sc) around.  [66 sc's]

Rnd 12:  (Sc in next 10 sc, work 2 sc's in next sc) around.  [72 sc's]

Rnd 13:  (Sc in next 11 sc, work 2 sc's in next sc) around.  [78 sc's]

Rnd 14:  (Sc in next 12 sc, work 2 sc's in next sc) around.  [84 sc's]

Rnd 15:  (Sc in next 13 sc, work 2 sc's in next sc) around.  [90 sc's]

Rnd 16: Sc in each sc around.  Join with sl st.

 

Change to working in rows for chin.

Row 1:  Continuing where you left off on Rnd 16, ch1, work 15 sc's across.  Turn.

Repeat this row until chin measures about 2".  Fasten off.

 

African Flower Eyes:

With Jet Black, ch 5.  Join to form a ring.

 

Rnd 1:  Ch3, dc, ch1, (2dc, ch1) 5 times, join to third beginning chain with sl st.

Rnd 2:  Sl st on next dc.  Cut yarn and change to Magenta.  (Ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2dc) in first ch-1 sp, (2dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in each of next 5 ch-1 sp's.  Join to third beginning chain with sl st.

Rnd 3:  Sl st over next dc.  Cut yarn and change to Buttercup.  Ch 3, 6 dc in ch1-sp, 7 dc's in next 5 ch-1 spaces.  Join to third beginning chain with sl st.

Rnd 4:  Cut yarn and change to Peacock.  Ch 1, (sc in next 7 sc's, dc between 2 dc's of Magenta rnd) repeat to end of rnd.  Join to beg chain with sl st.  Fasten off.

 

Nose:

With Jet Black, ch 5.  Join to form ring. 

 

Rnd 1:  Ch 1, (2sc,  ch 2) 3 times, join to beg chain with sl st.

Rnd 2:  Ch 1, [Sc in next 2 sc's, (sc, ch2, sc) in next ch-sp] 3 times, join to beg chain with sl st.  Fasten off.

 

Mouth:

With Jet Black, thread tapestry needle so it is double-stranded.  Embroider 7 vertical lines, then weave yarn over and under across vertical lines.  Fasten off in back of piece.

 

Finishing:

Weave in ends.  Use scrape yarn to embroider spirals, stars or other shapes as desired.  You can even sew buttons or beads to further embellish your skull.  Boo!

 

We are happy to share this pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

October 2016

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