Yarndango Finished Project X – Amigurumi Skull

Halloween is getting closer.  Much of the scuttle-butt in the crochet community has been about holiday projects because we all know what this means – that Halloween will be over before you know it and soon Christmas will be upon us.  Many people are switching gears to get holiday gifts made and trying to do it as quickly as possible.  It’s been stressful for everyone.  As a matter of fact, it’s been so stressful that I think I cracked my skull.

No, I’m not kidding.  This is serious!  I can’t believe that you don’t believe me!  Just take a look at my X-rays:


Okay, they’re not really X-rays.  And that’s not even the skull inside my head.  But it IS my skull in the sense that it is my own cro-ation!  I have wanted to make a skull for a while because there are some cute patterns out there, but none looked the way I saw it in my head.  I wanted something realistic but not too spooky, one that was not hollow, and one that had a movable lower jaw.  I loved how Kim at Woolly Toons shaped her shrunken heads and that is what finally inspired me to get this pattern made.  I used her idea for the nasal cavity because it was just so perfect for this project.  And so this guy was born.  I added the crack because I didn’t want to be the only cracked person in the Mad Crochet Lab.  What do you think of him?  I think I will call him Jofus.   :)

Now, to check in with our other Yarndango-ers, click on their links and enjoy their cro-ations too!

Laura’s Yarndango Project – A beautiful maternity gift!  Adorable flower accent too!

Amiguruthi’s Yarndango Project – Delightfully devilish project!

Pumpkin’s One-Eyed, One-Horned, Flying Purple People Eater – Have to see!  Just like in the song!

Update:  I’ve made this skull my first pattern for money.  Since it is the first, I’m keeping the price low.  It’s available in PDF format for immediate download – only $.99!  Find it in my Mad Crochet Shoppe on Craftsy!  Also, here are some variations on the skull – made with a smaller hook/yarn and with white eye sockets.



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2 comments for “Yarndango Finished Project X – Amigurumi Skull

  1. October 10, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Nice skull! I thought about making one and then I got sidetracked with something else…next weeks project.

    Oh, I can’t wait to see yours! And yes, I understand about getting sidetracked. I had to rearrange a couple of my ideas in my head so I could put out a couple of Halloween-worthy projects first then I’ll get to the others. LOL.

  2. October 16, 2012 at 1:47 am

    I love it! He looks great, and I’m super impressed with the movable jaw! I could totally see a bunch of these strung onto a garland for a cool/spooky Halloween decoration.

    Thanks, Laura! I think I just have an obsession for things that work or move. And wow – that would be a great idea to make a garland of them! :)