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Amigurumi Skeleton Crochet Pattern

The classic skeleton, white, lean, airy. The skeleton is always a welcome guest, especially on Halloween and other activities that are supposed to create a certain morbid mood.

Of course, you can also crochet this small skeleton to remind yourself daily that we are, literally, all the same inside.

This crochet skeleton is crocheted with chain stitches, slip stitches and single crochet stitches in spiral rounds and in rows and is easy to crochet.

The depicted Amigurumi Skeleton has been crocheted with the “Schachenmayr Catania” yarn with a 2.5 mm crochet hook and has sitting a height of 4.5 cm.

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Skeleton Crochet Pattern

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Crochet the Head and Body

The head and body is crocheted in one piece in Black and White in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches.

Use the check boxes to mark your finished rounds, rows and steps.

  • Crochet the head and body in spiral rounds in Black.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 3: [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (18 stitches).
  • Round 4: 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 5: [3 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (30 stitches).
  • Round 6-11: 6 rounds, each round 30 sc (30 stitches).
  • Round 12: [3 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (24 stitches).
  • Round 13: 1 sc, 1 decrease, [2 sc, 1 decrease] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (18 stitches).
  • Round 14: [1 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 15: Crochet the complete round into the front loop only. Color change to White. [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (18 stitches).
  • Round 16: Fill the head with polyfill. Crochet 18 sc (18 stitches).
  • Round 17: 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 18-19: 2 rounds, each round 24 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 20: 1 sc, 1 decrease, [2 sc, 1 decrease] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (18 stitches).
  • Round 21: Crochet the complete round into the back loop only. [1 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 22: Fill the body only with some polyfill, do not stuff the body too full. [1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously, close the opening, weave in and hide the leftover yarn.

Crochet the Legs (2x)

The legs are crocheted in White in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 legs. The finished legs do not need to be filled with polyfill.

  • Crochet the legs in spiral rounds in White.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 3: Crochet the complete round into the back loop only. Crochet 12 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 4: Crochet 12 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 5: Crochet the complete round into the back loop only. [1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Round 6: Crochet 6 sc (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Arms (2x)

The arms are crocheted in White in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 arms.

  • Crochet the arms in spiral rounds in White.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 3: [1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Round 4: Crochet the complete round into the back loop only. Crochet 6 sc (6 stitches).
  • Round 5: Crochet 6 sc (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Fill only the front part of the arm with polyfill. Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Skull

The skull is crocheted in White in spiral rounds with chain stitches, slip stitches and single crochet stitches.

  • Crochet the skull in spiral rounds in White.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 3: [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (18 stitches).
  • Round 4: 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 5: [3 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (30 stitches).
  • Round 6-7: 2 rounds, each round 30 sc (30 stitches).
  • Round 8: 11 sc, 8 chain stitches, 1 sc into the 4th stitch on the main piece, 1 sc, 8 chain stitches, 1 sc into the 4th stitch on the main piece, 10 sc (40 stitches).

  • Round 9: 11 sc, 7 sc into the back loop of the chain, 2 chain stitches, 1 sc into the 7th stitch from the hook into the back loop of the chain, 6 sc into the back loop of the chain, 11 sc (38 stitches).

  • Round 10: 10 sc, 1 sc into the 2nd stitch from the hook, 6 sc, 2 sc into the back loop, 7 sc, 1 sc into the 2nd stitch from the hook, 9 sc (36 stitches).
  • Round 11: 8 sc, 2 slip stitches, 1 slip stitch into the 2nd stitch from the hook, 2 slip stitches, 3 sc into the next stitch, 2 sc, 1 sc decrease, 2 sc, 3 sc into the next stitch, 3 slip stitches, 1 slip stitch into the 2nd stitch from the hook, 1 slip stitch, 8 sc (37 stitches).
  • Round 12: Crochet only 7 sc, 1 slip stitch.
  • Round 13: Turn without turning chain, 7 slip stitches, 7 sc, 1 slip stitch.
  • Round 14: Turn without turning chain, 7 slip stitches.
  • Finish: Cut the yarn and weave in.

Crochet the Brow Ridges

The brow ridges are crocheted in White in rows with single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 brow ridges.

  • Crochet the brow ridges in rows in White.
  • Row 1: Crochet 3 chain stitches (3 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Assembling

Legs: After you’ve finished crocheting all pieces, start sewing the legs onto the body. Start sewing the first leg onto the body directly over the edge that was created by the round that was crocheted only into the back loop. Sew on the second leg 4 to 5 stitches left or right from the first leg, again just over the edge.

Arms: Sew the arms left and right onto the body, 1 stitch row under the “neck”. Do not sew the arms directly over the legs but slightly behind the legs.

Eyes: Attach the safety eyes after the 7th stitch row counting from the top center of the head. The eyes are 4 stitches apart from each other.


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Embroider Bones: Using a tapestry needle, pull a black thread through a stitch at the bottom of one arm, at the transition between arm and body, around the front of the arm and then push the tapestry needle through a stitch at the top of the arm, also at the transition between arm and body.

Take another black thread and repeat the precedure, but this time pull the thread over the back of the arm. The arm should be wrapped with a black thread without gaps at the transition to the body.

Repeat this now for the second arm and both legs. The threads should always be at the transition between arm and body or between leg and body.

To embroider the ribs, pull a black thread through a stitch located in the middle of an arm and under a black thread. Pull the thread from the arm to the middle of the body. The two threads should have a distance of 1 stitch to each other in the middle. Repeat this a second time 1 stitch row under the first ribs. Finally cut off all emerging threads and hide them in the body.

Repeat this with two more black threads, one stitch row under the first embroidered ribs.

Toes: Use a white thread to create the toes on the legs at 3 locations per foot as shown in the pictures. To do this, wrap the thread 3 to 4 times around a loop that was created by crocheting a round in the back loop only. Hide the remaining thread inside the foot.

Brow Ridges: Pull a thread of each brow ridge through the stitch in the 1st upper row of each eye socket closest to the nose. From there, pull the second thread through a stitch 3 stitches left or right from the first pulled through thread. Knot the threads together on the inside, but not too tightly, otherwise the skull will be distorted. Cut the remaining threads just before the knot.

Teeth: Use a tapestry needle to pull a black thread through 4 points on the underside of the skull, as shown in the pictures.

Then knot the two ends of the threads together and cut the ends directly at the knot.

Move the knots to the inside of the skull so that they are no longer visible from the outside.

Finally, pull the skull onto the head of the skeleton. If necessary, it can also be sewn on.

DONE!

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