Crochet A Gothic Halloween Skull Scarf

Crochet A Gothic Halloween Skull Scarf

This Crochet pattern shows you how to make a skull scarf perfect for Halloween or Gothic dress-up.

What you need

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
1 skein white
small amount of black.
Size I crochet hook.
Black felt for eyes and nostrils.
Yarn needle.
Fabric Glue.


Head (make 14)

Row 1: with White ch 12, sc in 2nd ch from hk, sc in each ch across, turn. (11)

Row 2: ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc across to last st, 2 sc, turn. (13)

Row 3: rep row 2. (15)

Row 4, 5: ch 1, sc across, turn.

Row 6: ch 1, dec sc over first 2 sts, sc across to last 2 sts, dec sc, turn. (13)

Row 7: rep row 6. (11)

Row 8: rep row 6. (9)

Row 9-11: ch 1, sc across, turn.

Row 12: attach black, ch 1, sc across, turn.

Row 13: attach white, ch 1, dec sc over first 2 sts, sc across to last 2 sts, dec sc, turn. (7)

Row 14: ch 1, dec sc over first 2 sts, sc across to last 2 sts, dec sd, turn. (5)

Rnd 15: ch 1, sc across, sc in each row end and st around head, join to beg sc. Fasten off. Leave long enough strand to stitch heads together.


Stitch 2 halves of 7 heads together and then stitch the 2 halves together.

Lightly Block scarf before adding eyes and nostrils.

Blocking scarf – To block scarves use hot iron and kitchen size towel wet. Lay scarf on iron board or hard surface and place wet towel over scarf, lightly press iron on towel, do not move but just quick press. This steams the scarf and flattens it out so it lays nice.  Repeat for full length of scarf. As you steam press be sure you shape if needed. Let dry for at least 15 minutes. If you leave iron on to long or press hard you can ruin scarf.

Using the picture above as a guide, cut 28 eyes and nostrils and glue to each head as shown. Let dry.

We have had this project on our blog since 2008 but scarfs in similar style have recently shot to fame due to its feature on Fuller house the tv series. Kimmy Gibbler wore a scarf almost as crazy. Both scarfs the Gibbler style scarf featured on the show and our free crochet scarf  were designed by Twinkie Chan. Twinkie designed this pattern for us over 10 years ago and we are very proud to still have this crochet scarf pattern on our blog. We hope you enjoy this version of the scarf as a free pattern. You can get more of Twinkie Chans Crochet patterns here.


  1. Marie Palluotto says

    What do the number in Parantheses mean at the end of each row direction?

  2. i have tried to print your free patterns several ways it cuts off the part of the instructions

  3. Yes I looked forever for the guide you said to use for the eyes and nose.
    What’s up with ?

    • It said to use picture of scarf as guide to cut out features, so you are to infer that you make your own template out of whatever, and cut it out using that.

  4. yeah i think its uber cute but i see no guide for eyes and nasal cavities…
    so i’m going to make my own 🙂
    just a thought to throw out there

  5. i’m new at crocheting and i don’t quite know what the terms mean-is there a glossary?

  6. this is so cute sugar skulls anyone?

  7. Love it… turned out super cute and it’s going to be perfect for this time of year.

  8. For the guide – Cut out eyes and nostril shapes with on card (an old cereal box will work) and use these as templates for cutting out the felt.

  9. I Love the scarf. But do you by any chance have a knitting pattern for it?
    Bonnie Rumball

  10. Okay, I give up! Where’s this so-called guide for the eyes and nostrils?

  11. Where’s this “guide” for the nasal cavities and eyes?

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