by Jess

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 just 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!

crochet blanket made with skull granny squares using brightly coloured yarn

I made a baby blanket with the finished squares, it’s 4 x 4 squares made with a 4mm hook and acrylic DK yarn. I know a few people have asked about the yarn I used and it was mainly Stylecraft Special DK.

I also made a 3 x 4 sized one which I attached to a wooden dowel and hung at one of my upstairs windows, it’s just a small one on my landing so works perfectly.

I really wish I had the patience to make a huge super king size bed throw but I just struggle with blankets, I’ve never actually made a full size one!

brightly coloured crochet blanket

crochet blanket made with skull granny squares

I 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. It’s so vibrant.

skull granny square blanket

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.

For more skull designs you might like to check out my skull C2C wall hanging which you can find HERE.


You may also like


Cheryl D. COOK March 22, 2019 - 7:23 pm

I would like the pattern for skull blanket.please.

Jess May 15, 2019 - 11:34 am

Hi, the link to the pattern is at the top of this post πŸ™‚

Leigh Allen February 9, 2021 - 4:02 pm

This is sooo cool. I haven’t crocheted in years and this is gonna make me go dig out all my stuff and try to make this. It’s so awesome! Thank you!!!!!!!

Kelly Coulson February 27, 2020 - 12:24 am

Can I please use the skull pattern. I’ve been trying to find one to make for my cousin. If you can email it to me that would be great thanks . Kelly Coulson

Jess April 20, 2020 - 10:50 am

Hi Kelly, if you look at the top of the blog post I have linked to the pattern πŸ™‚

Margaret Green December 19, 2020 - 2:52 am

Nothing shows up when I try to access the page you referred to in the above blog post!!

Valeria February 23, 2020 - 5:23 pm

This makes my mexican heart jump of joy!!

Jess April 20, 2020 - 10:49 am

I love it too!

Wanda L Clevenger March 16, 2020 - 6:13 pm

Step 1 states to complete skull motif but there is no pattern for skull motif included. What am I missing?

Jess April 20, 2020 - 10:49 am

Hi, if you look at the top of the blog post there is a link to the pattern πŸ™‚

Margaret Green December 19, 2020 - 2:54 am

It’s not there!

Jess December 28, 2020 - 3:12 pm

Hi, I’ve just checked it and it seems to be working fine for me, the link is here: http://crochetnirvana.weebly.com/blog/crochet-granny-skull-pattern

Thanks, Jess

Robin B February 23, 2023 - 2:55 pm

Is the skull with the pom poms (on a dowel rod) a C2C pattern?

Jess March 7, 2023 - 11:30 am

Hi, yes it is x

Ang September 15, 2020 - 4:25 am

What yarn did you use?

Jess December 28, 2020 - 3:13 pm

Hi, I used Stylecraft Special DK, can’t remember the exact colours though. Thanks, Jess

Jen Welch November 4, 2021 - 9:31 pm

That is a thing of beauty. Just wow.


Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More