Easy Girly Skull with Bow Applique Crochet Pattern

Easy Girly Skull with Bow Applique Crochet Pattern

 free skull applique crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Easy Girly Skull with Bow Applique Free Crochet Pattern long image

Yeah I needed more skulls and cute a girly skull as well.  I love skulls on almost anything. :) This was just a simple upgrade to the Easy Unisex Skull Applique Crochet Pattern which you can see here.  I decided to add the bow to because I wear shoes most of the time that have a similar bow on the skull on them as well. Told you I wear a lot of skulls..  This is a very quick and small project to make to upgrade or personalize almost any project.  It is beginner friendly so give it a try. Happy crafting!

Easy Girly Skull with Bow Applique Crochet Pattern Notes

Easy Girly Skull with Bow Applique Crochet Pattern

Project requires:
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
White or desired main color yarn for skull base
Black or desired contrast color yarn for features on skull
Raspberry yarn or desired contrast color 2 yarn
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet  (US)

Pattern Instructions:
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

Skull Base: using white yarn or desired main color yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle using your white (or desired main color) yarn, ch 2 before placing 10 dc st in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and 2 sc in each of the following 6 st, ch 2 before making 2 dc in next 2 st, ch 1 and place 2 sc in last st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 st total= 4 dc and 16 sc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew the finished applique in place once fully assembled before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in finishing process.

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn or desired contrast color
Round 1: Using black yarn (or desired contrast color yarn) ch 1 before working 5 sc st in a magic circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (5 sc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew the eye in place during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in finishing process.
Repeat above process for second eye.

Nose: using black yarn
Make a large knot and leave short yarn tail before cutting yarn. You will use this yarn tail to secure the nose in desired place on your skull applique.

Bow: using contrast yarn color 2 (mine is raspberry color from Red Heart like in pictures)
Row 1: Chain 7 before placing 1 sc in 4th ch from hook, place 1 sl st in each of the following 2 ch, 1 sc in last ch, ch 3 and sl st in to bottom of last sc worked.
Leave an extra long tail before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook.  You will now pull yarn to back of bow before wrapping several times around center and double knot to secure wrapping in back.  Place to side until ready to attach to your skull applique during assembly.

Easy Girly Skull with Bow Applique Free Crochet Pattern

Assembly and Finishing Steps:
Taking the yarn tail left on one of your eyes and using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the eye securely in desired location on skull base.  I placed mine just to the inside of the outer rim to use it as a measure to make sure mine were even but you can play around with the placement.  Once you have sewn it in place, pull yarn to the back side of the applique and fasten off.  Repeat process for the second eye.
Now take the yarn tail left on nose and secure it in desired place.  A knotor two or even a few stitches with the yarn needle are more than enough to do this job.   Fasten off.
Last but not least we are adding this cute girl skull’s bow. I like mine off to the side but it looks cute centered on top of skull as well so feel free to switch it up. :)   I just secured mine with two double knots on the back of the project but you can use your yarn needle to sew it in place if you so desire.
All done! Now you have a completed girly skull with bow applique! There should only be on yarn tail left and that’s the extra long yarn tail in main color from the applique’s skull base. You will use this with to fix the applique on to the project of your choice when ready.

Attaching Applique to Project:
Do you have a project ready for an applique? Then you are ready for this step. All you will need to do is again use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the yarn tail left on the applique to secure it in place on your desired project location. I normally just attached with a basic in and out stitch near perimeter of applique so ends don’t curl up and a few stitches near the center to keep it from bubbling up later on after multiple washings. Once you have sewn your applique in place, pull the yarn to the backside or inside (depending on your project) and fasten off. That’s it. :)

Here is a picture to show how this applique turned out when I put it on my desired project (hat):

Easy Girly Skull with Bow Applique Crochet Pattern on hat

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Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern

Brraiiiinnsss?  I have to admit the gaming geek side of me loves making the characters from various games emerge from the yarn.  I’m pretty sure I gave out a squee when this one was done.  If you are a fan of this game or zombies in general, or maybe just have someone you know that loves them, this makes a fun little project.  Due to the mouth construction and all the little pieces to be sewn on, I would rate this crochet pattern to be advanced beginner and up.  I tried to make it as easy as possible to understand but I am still new to pattern making so please let me know if you have any questions or find anything confused.  I hope you like this cute zombie too. :)

Plants Vs. Zombies crochet hat pattern

Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

Project requires:
Light Green / Olive Colored Yarn for Beanie Hat main color and ears- (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn  or Caron 1 lb but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Black yarn for eye pupils and mouth area
White yarn for eye whites and teeth
Pink yarn for gum area of mouth
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
sctog – single crochet two stitches together (US) 
dc – double crochet (US) 
hdc – half double crochet (US)

Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

Pattern Instructions:

*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

The hat in this picture is made with my free Easy Peasy Youth Sized (Age 3-10 years old) Double Crochet Beanie  Hat Pattern which you can find  here as a foundation for the projectWant it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size of the free pattern you want for your project.

Hat Base: in main color light green / olive colored yarn

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your Plants vs Zombies zombie hat!

Eye Pupils (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1:  In magic circle, ch 1 before placing  4 sc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed. Sl st in to the top of 1st st in round. (4 sc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew your eye pupil in place on eye white during finishing steps before cutting yarn. Sit to side until needed.
Repeat process for second eye pupil.

*This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, your pupil will be 2 sc and ch 1 before making a sl st to bridge gap when pulling circle closed.

Large Nostril: using black yarn
Ch 8 before sl st in to last ch from hook. Leaving a yarn tail long enough to sew nostril in place on beanie hat during assembly, cut yarn and pull through. Place to side until needed in finishing steps.

*This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, ch 5 instead of 8.

Smaller Nostril: using black yarn
Ch 4 before sl st in to last ch from hook. Leaving a yarn tail long enough to sew nostril in place on beanie hat during assembly, cut yarn and pull through. Place to side until needed in finishing steps.

*This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, ch 2 and leave tail. You will not sl st in to last st like in instructions above to keep this one smaller.

Larger Eye White : using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 12 dc in to circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st in and 2 sc in each of the following 11 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (24 sc)
You need to leave a tail long enough to be able to attach your eye to the zombie hat during assembly before cutting yarn, pulling through and putting to side until needed in final steps.

*This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following instead of above steps:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 hdc in to circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (8 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st in and 2 sc in each of the following 11 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (16 sc)

Smaller Eye White: using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in to circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (10 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st in and 2 sc in each of the following 9 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (20 sc)
You need to leave a tail long enough to be able to attach your eye to the zombie hat during assembly before cutting yarn, pulling through and putting to side until needed in final steps.

*This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following instead of above steps:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 8 sc in to circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (8 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st in and 2 sc in each of the following 9 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (16 sc)

Teeth for Mouth Area: using white yarn

Extra Large Tooth: using white yarn
Ch 4 before placing 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook 1 sc in each of the following 2 ch. Ch 1 and turn. (3 sc)
Row 2: Place 1 sc in each st across. (3 sc)
Leaving a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew on to mouth area when ready for assembly, cut yarn and pull through. Set to side for now.

*This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following steps switch to a size G or H hook for this feature to be scaled down.

Medium Sized Teeth (Make 2): using white yarn
Row 1: Ch 3 before placing 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and 1 sc in last ch. Ch 1 and turn. (2 sc)
Row 2: Place 2 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in next st. (3 sc)
Leaving a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew on to mouth area when ready for assembly, cut yarn and pull through. Set to side for now. Repeat process for the second medium sized tooth.

*This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following steps switch to a size G or H hook for this feature to be scaled down.

Small Sized Teeth (Make 2): using white yarn
Row 1: Ch 3 before placing 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and 1 sc in last ch.
Leave a yarn tail in order to sew on beanie later before cutting yarn and pulling through. Set to side for now. Repeat for second small sized tooth.

*This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following steps switch to a size G or H hook for this feature to be scaled down.

Mouth Area: using black yarn
Row 1: Ch 12 before placing 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and 1 hdc in each of the following 9 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (10 hdc)
Row 2: Place 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 8 st, and 2 hdc in last st in row. Ch 2 and turn. (12 hdc)
Row 3: Place 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 10 st, and 2 hdc in last st in row. Ch 1 and turn. (14 hdc)
Row 4: Work 1 sc in each st across until corner, place *(1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc)* into the corner, proceed around side working counterclockwise working 1 sc in each st and * in each corner until you have reached 1st corner from Row. Sc into corner, ch 1 and sl st in the top of 1st st in round.
Make sure you leave an extra long tail to sew assembled mouth area on to the hat when ready for that step in finishing, before cutting yarn and pulling through. Set to the side until needed to assemble.

*This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following steps instead of above or switch to a G or H hook instead for above:
Row 1:  Ch 9 before placing 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and 1 hdc in each of the following 6 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (7 hdc)
Row 2: Place 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 st, and 2 hdc in last st in row. Ch 1 and turn. (9 hdc)
Row 3: Work 1 sc in each st across until corner, place *(1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc)* into the corner, proceed around side working counterclockwise working 1 sc in each st and * in each corner until you have reached 1st corner from Row. Sc into corner, ch 1 and sl st in the top of 1st st in round.
Make sure you leave an extra long tail to sew assembled mouth area on to the hat when ready for that step in finishing, before cutting yarn and pulling through. Set to the side until needed to assemble.

Gum areas of mouth (Make 2): using pink yarn
Row 1: Ch 7. Place 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and 1 sc in each of the next 5 ch. Ch 1 and turn. (6 sc)
Row 2: Make 1 sc in 2nd st in row skipping the 1st st, place 1 hdc in next 2 st, and sctog the last two st in row.
Leaving a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew on to mouth area when ready for assembly, cut yarn and pull through. Set to side for now. Repeat process for second gum area.

*This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, switch to a G or H sized hook or do following steps instead:
Row 1: Ch 4. Place 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and 1 sc in each of the next  2 ch. Ch 1 and turn. (3 sc)
Row 2: Sctog first 2 st in row and sl st in to the last st.
Leaving a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew on to mouth area when ready for assembly, cut yarn and pull through. Set to side for now. Repeat process for second gum area.

Mouth Assembly:
Taking the tail from one gum area and using your yarn needle, sew one of the pink gum areas in to the top left (when facing you) starting with end in corner and along top with curved area facing down. Once secure, pull yarn through to the back before fastening off.
Taking the tail from second pink gum area and needle, sew this part of the gums to the bottom right area of mouth. You will place one end in corner and sew along the bottom. (You can reference my pictures to see how I placed my own) Once secure, like before, pull yarn through to the back before fastening off.
Next we are going to do the teeth. I will give them to you in a clockwise circle starting with the top left corner.
For the first tooth, take the tail from your Extra Large Tooth, sew in to the top of the mouth on top and in the center of the upper pink gum area. Once secure pull yarn to back of mouth before fastening off.
For the second tooth, you will use one the Small Sized Teeth, attaching it to the center of the upper mouth area. Once secure pull yarn to back and fasten off.
For the third tooth, you will use one of the Medium Sized Teeth, sewing it in place in the upper right corner, about 2 stitches out from corner. Again sewing securely on before pulling to back and fastening off.
For the fourth tooth, you will use the tail left on second of the Medium Sized Teeth and yarn needle to secure this tooth in the bottom left corner, directly in corner touching left side of mouth. Once attached, pull yarn to back of mouth and fasten off.
For the fifth tooth, you will use the yarn left on the second of the Small Sized Teeth and attach it to the center of the bottom pink gum area on top of it so it looks like your tooth is sticking out of thickest part of gum. Once that is done, pull through and fasten off yarn in back of mouth area.

Finishing off:
I like to start with the bottom when making hats with features so I have plenty of room to work instead of squished up space if I judge wrong when starting at the top. It’s easier that way as you can always move next features up etc.
Now you should have a fully assembled mouth area with one long black mouth tail left. Using your yarn needle and the tail left on your mouth, attach it to your beanie near the center bottom of the front of your beanie. I just centered mine just above the last dc round on my hat. You can reference my pictures to see how I placed mine if you aren’t sure. Once the mouth area is secured in place on your beanie, pull the yarn tail to the inside of the beanie hat before fastening off.
Taking the tail of your larger nostril and yarn needle, sew your larger nostril in place just to the right of the center of the mouth. Pull yarn to back when secure and fasten off.
Now take the tail of the smaller nostril and use your needle to secure it in place just to the left of the center of the mouth area. I lined my nostrils up so they are slightly angled in and the bottoms of each both started at same st line so this one was shorter on top.
Next to assemble the eyes, take one pupil tail and sew in place on eye white in desired location. I wanted mine to look more like character so I didn’t center them or point them in same direction. You can see my pictures of my completed hat or zombie picture from Plants Vs. Zombie’s game art. Now repeat to attach pupil to the second eye.
Now that your eyes are assembled, take the white yarn tail from the larger eye and yarn needle to sew it in place on the right side of face, the same side as your larger nostril. Once you have secured it completely in place, pull your yarn to the inside of the hat before fastening it off.
Now repeat this process with the smaller eye but sew it in place on the left side of the face, the same side as your smaller nostril. One you have sewn it in place, pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off.
Check over your hat to make sure there aren’t any loose ends or tails you have not woven in and fastened off in your assembly. Do so now if you find any. All done!

Here are some pictures to show how the completed Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character hat looks like worn from different angles once you are all done:
Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (3)

Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

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