The most morose month of the year is almost upon us, so let us celebrate with something sinister! This week we’re using a Clover Amour Hook and chunky yarn to make crocheted skull coasters for the dastardly drinkers among us. Granny crochet stripes take a terrifying turn when colors are changed mid-round to highlight the skeleton key that is a circle of scs and a cluster of dcs. Happy haunted hooking!
How to make: Crocheted Skull Coasters
4 3/4″ square/12 cm
With A, ch 4. Join rnd with a sl st.
Rnd 1: Ch 1 (does not count as sc), 6 sc in center ring. Join rnd with a sl st in beg ch-1. –6 sts
Rnd 2: Ch1, *2sc in next st; rep from * around. Join rnd with a sl st in beg ch-1. –12 sts.
Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 2 dc in same st as ch. Join B; cut A. With B, ch 3 , *sk 2, 3dc in next st, ch 3; rep from * twice more. Join rnd with a sl st in top of beg ch-3.
Rnd 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc & ch 1), *[3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next ch-3 sp; rep from * twice more, [3 dc, ch 3, 2 dc] in last ch-3 sp, join with a sl si in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.
Join C; cut B.
Rnd 5: With C, ch 2 (counts as hdc), *hdc in next st, and every st until corner ch-sp , 3 hdc in corner st; rep from * 3 times, ending with hdc at end of rnd, join with a sl st in 2nd chain of beg ch-2.
Rnd 6: Ch 1 (doesn’t count as sc), sc in same space and in every st around. Join rnd with a sl st at beg ch.
With B and Jumbo Tapestry Needle, embroider skeleton face onto Color A center.
Weave in ends. Block, if necessary.
Hooked on Halloween crochet? Here’s some more stitch witchery to aim your (Clover ) Amour at: the Trick or Sweet Dress!