The Jolly Roger tie from Beau Ties Ltd.
...I thought I'd make something for him as well. Because.
I searched the interwebs for a free skull pattern. I really liked what I found on this blog. Using her pictures and descriptions as a starting point, I was able to come up with my own version. Here's a picture of the one I made...
...or three (scarf, anyone?)...
...AND I wrote it out in crochety terms for all you folks who might be interested!
Here it is! (you can also get the pdf here if you're so inclined. FREE!!)
White yarn (I used Sugar ‘n Cream cotton yarn)
Size H hook (or hook required for yarn)
Gauge is not necessary, but using the H hook my skulls were each about 4”x5”.
Chain 14. Join to form ring.
Chain 14. Join at same chain as first joining to form figure 8. Chain 1. Do not turn.
Row 1: Working in the loops in one continuous circle, 18 sc evenly spaced in first loop and continue on to 2nd loop and make 18 sc evenly spaced in second loop for a total of 36 sc. Join with slip stitch in first sc. Fasten off.
Row 2: Right side facing you, count from center to the right and join in 7th sc from center. Chain 1, sc in same chain as joining and in next 13 stitches (14 sc). Chain 1, turn.
Row 3: sc2together, sc in next 10 stitches until last 2 sc, sc2together. (12 sc) Chain 1, turn
Row 4: sc across (12 sc). Chain 1, turn.
Row 5: sc2together, sc in next 8 stitches until last 2 sc, sc2together (10 sc). Chain 1, turn.
Row 6: sc across (10 sc). Chain 1, turn.
Row 7: sc2together, sc in next 6 stitches until last 2 sc, sc2together (8 sc). Chain 1, turn.
Row 8: sc across (8 sc). Fasten off.
Turn skull upside down. Right side facing you, count 6 stitches to the right from the center and join. Chain 1.
Row 1: sc in same chain as joining and in next 3c stitches. Chain 3. Skip 4 stitches. sc in next 4 stitches. (8 sc, 1 ch space). Chain 1, turn.
Row 2: sc in next 4 stitches, 3 sc in ch space, sc in next 4 stitches (11 sc). Chain 1, turn.
Row 3: Slip stitch in first 3 stitches. Chain 1, sc in same stitch as last slip stitch. *Chain 3. Skip 1 sc. Sc in the next.* 3 times. (three chain spaces). Chain 1, turn.
Row 4: slip st. in first sc, sc in each chain space (3 sc). Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Weave in all other ends.