I am absolutely obsessed with anything that has a skull on it, and with crochet, so when I stumbled across an awesome skull granny square pattern on Pinterest I had to give it a go. The pattern is by Crochet Nirvana and it’s amazing! So easy to follow and perfect for people like me who get bored doing the same thing over and over again as you can work it in stages. I make a few skulls then turn a few into squares then weave in some ends then join some squares together, obviously you could just make one at a time from start to finish but I can’t work that way!
I started by making this a baby blanket size, this is 4 x 4 squares but actually I’ve decided to just go for it and make my biggest blanket to date so I’m going to do another three sets of 4 x 4 squares then join them together.
I love the build up to Halloween and Day of the Dead, it’s my most creative time. I think because the weather changes and I’m indoors more plus as I mentioned earlier I love skulls and spooky things so I find myself feeling super inspired.
I’ve made the skull using white yarn then used different colours to go around the outside and the first 3 rounds of the square. Then I went around each one using black to make it easier to join them all together. I love the look of the bright colours against the black and white. I’m using acrylic so the colours are really vibrant.
If you would like to keep up to date with the progress of this skull granny square blanket then you can find me on Instagram here: @DiscoSlothDesigns – you can also find all the other things I’m working on including my C2C crochet wall hangings, punch needle designs and pattern updates.