September 11, 2015

Sugar Granny Skull Top -free crochet pattern-



I made this Sugar Skull Granny Square top back in July and then life got very busy for me with packing and moving into my new house, and now landscaping... so this project got put on hold until just now.  I was going to size it, chart it, and sell it, but... I've decided to make it a freebie!

I've done my best to try to explain how this top was made and I hope you can figure it out!

This pattern is completely made up of granny squares in different sizes and colors to complete the top.  There is A LOT of sewing required, and a lot of black yarn!  But if you love Sugar Skulls, then it's worth it!

The Patterns for each type of Granny Square are listed first.  You will make many of them! A drawn Chart and Assembly Instructions are following the square patterns.

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Designed By: Farrah Hodgson aka Firene

Skill Level:  Intermediate/Advanced

Materials: 
  • Light Worsted or Sport Weight yarn
  • Red Heart Soft Touch (Worsted) Black, 3 balls
  • Georga Baby Luv Baby Yarn (Sport) White - 1 ball; Red - 1 ball; Blue -1 ball
  • Size 4.5mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle


Size: Medium- Large

Finished measurements: 14 inches wide across bust, un-stretched.  21 inches long. 

Gauge: 1 Medium Square =approx. 4 inches.

*Note: leave long tails at the end of each square and use this to sew together as you go. 

*Warning: Lots of sewing, it’s ok not to sew stitch for stitch, as you want to close up any corner gaps as you can. Just make it look even!  Sometimes, it will seem like it’s going to be pulled, but it will all workout in the end because it’s stretchy!
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The top consists of different sizes and types of granny squares.  

Small Square
-Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Rnd 1: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), *work 3dc, ch2 in loop** 3 times,  work 2 dc in loop, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join (last set of 3dc complete), sl st in first ch2 space.

Rnd 2: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *3dc-ch2-3dc in next ch2 space** 3 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.  Fasten off.


Two Toned Small Square
-With Black yarn; Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Rnd 1: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), work 3dc, ch2 in loop,  (Attach White and carry black behind work) *work 3dc, ch2 in loop** twice, (Pick up Black and carry White behind work) work 2 dc in loop, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join (last set of 3dc complete), sl st in first ch2 space.

Rnd 2: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, (3dc- ch2) in next ch2 space, (Pick up White, carry black behind work) 3dc in same ch2 space, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space, (3dc- ch2) in next ch2 space, (Pick up Black, fasten off white) 3dc in same ch2 space, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.  Fasten off.


Medium Square
-Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Rnd 1: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), *work 3dc, ch2 in loop** 3 times,  work 2 dc in loop, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join (last set of 3dc complete), sl st in first ch2 space.

Rnd 2: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *3dc-ch2-3dc in next ch2 space** 3 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join. 

Rnd 3: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *3dc in next space, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, 3dc in next space, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 4: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) twice, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) twice, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join. Fasten off.


¾ Square
-Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as 1dc), 2dc in loop, ch2, (3dc-ch2) in loop, 3dc in loop.

Rnd 2: Ch3, turn; 2dc in same space, *3dc-ch2-3dc  in next ch2 space** twice, 3dc in last dc.

Rnd 3: Ch3, turn; 2dc in same space, *3dc in next space, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** twice, 3dc in next space, 3dc in last dc.

Rnd 4: Ch3, turn; 2dc in same space, *(3dc in next space) twice, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** twice,( 3dc in next space) twice, 3dc in last dc. Fasten off.


Diamond Square (Same as Medium Square, Alternate Colors)
-Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Rnd 1: With RED yarn, Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), *work 3dc, ch2 in loop** 3 times,  work 2 dc in loop, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join (last set of 3dc complete), sl st in first ch2 space.

Rnd 2: Attach WHITE YARN, fasten off RED YARN, Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *3dc-ch2-3dc in next ch2 space** 3 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join. 

Rnd 3: Attach BLUE YARN, drop WHITE YARN, Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *3dc in next space, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, 3dc in next space, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 4: Pick up WHITE YARN, fasten off BLUE YARN, Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) twice, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) twice, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join. Fasten off.


Circle in a Square (Eyes)
-With BLACK YARN, Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as 1dc), work 11 dc in loop. Sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3 to join. (12dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3 (counts as 1dc), dc in space between last and 1st dc, (2dc in space between next 2 dcs) 11 times, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3 to join. (24dc)

Rnd 3: Attach RED yarn, fasten off BLACK yarn, Ch3, 2dc in space between last and 1st dc, *3dc in space between next 2 sets of 2dc** 11 times, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3 to join. (36dc)

Rnd 4: Attach WHITE yarn, fasten off BLACK yarn, Ch3, 2dc in space  between last and 1st dc, *(3dc in space between next 2 sets of 3dc) twice, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next space between 2 sets of 3dc** 3 times, (3dc in space between next 2 sets of 3dc) twice,  3dc-ch2 in 1st space between sets of 3dc, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3 to join. Fasten off.

Small Teeth Squares
-With White Yarn; Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Rnd 1: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), *work 3dc, ch2 in loop** 3 times,  work 2 dc in loop, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join (last set of 3dc complete), sl st in first ch2 space.

Rnd 2: Ch4 (counts as 1HDC and ch2), 3HDC in same ch2 space, *3HDC-ch2-3HDC in next ch2 space** 3 times, 2HDC in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 2nd ch of beginning ch4 to join. 

Rnd 3: Attach BLACK yarn, fasten off WHITE yarn, ch1, sc in same ch2 space, *(sc, work a long dc into very center loop, sc) in next space, (sc-ch2-sc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (sc, work a long dc into very center loop, sc) in next space, sc in 1st space. Ch1, sl st in 1st ch to join. Fasten off.


Large Square
-Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Rnd 1: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), *work 3dc, ch2 in loop** 3 times,  work 2 dc in loop, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join (last set of 3dc complete), sl st in first ch2 space.

Rnd 2: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *3dc-ch2-3dc in next ch2 space** 3 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join. 

Rnd 3: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *3dc in next space, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, 3dc in next space, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 4: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) twice, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) twice, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 5: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 3 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 3 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 6: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 4 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 4 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 7: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 5 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 5 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 8: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 6 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 6 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.  (24 dc on each side) Fasten off.


Extra Large Square
-Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Rnd 1: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), *work 3dc, ch2 in loop** 3 times,  work 2 dc in loop, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join (last set of 3dc complete), sl st in first ch2 space.

Rnd 2: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *3dc-ch2-3dc in next ch2 space** 3 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join. 

Rnd 3: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *3dc in next space, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, 3dc in next space, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 4: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) twice, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) twice, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 5: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 3 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 3 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 6: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 4 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 4 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 7: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 5 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 5 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 8: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 6 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 6 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join. 

Rnd 9: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 7 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 7 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join. 

Rnd 10: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 8 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 8 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join. 

Rnd 11: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 9 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 9 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 12: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 10 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 10 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 13: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 11 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 11 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 14: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 12 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 12 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 15: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 13 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 13 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 16: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 14 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 14 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join. (48dc down each side) fasten off.


Side Squares (Same a Large Square, Alternate Colors)
With BLACK yarn, Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Rnd 1: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), *work 3dc, ch2 in loop** 3 times,  work 2 dc in loop, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join (last set of 3dc complete), sl st in first ch2 space.

Rnd 2: Attach BLUE yarn, drop BLACK YARN, Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *3dc-ch2-3dc in next ch2 space** 3 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join. 

Rnd 3: Pick up BLACK yarn, fasten off BLUE yarn, Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *3dc in next space, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, 3dc in next space, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 4: Attach RED yarn, drop BLACK yarn, Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) twice, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) twice, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 5: Pick up BLACK yarn, fasten off RED yarn, Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 3 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 3 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 6: Attach WHITE yarn, drop BLACK yarn, Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 4 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 4 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 7: Pick up BLACK yarn, fasten off WHITE yarn, Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 5 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 5 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 8: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 6 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 6 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.  (24 dc on each side) Fasten off.


ASSEMBLY - INSTRUCTIONS


 Starting from the TOP LEFT, working in quadrants (the size of a Medium square) Leave long tails and sew them together as you go.

1.       Make 1 Black MEDIUM Square.
2.       Make 2 Black SMALL Squares, 1 TWO TONED Black/White Small Square, and 1 White SMALL Square
3.       Make 2 Black SMALL Squares, 1 White SMALL Square, and 1 TWO TONED Black/White Small Square
4.       Make 1 Black MEDIUM Square.

5.       Make 2 Black SMALL Squares, 1 TWO TONED Black/White Small Square, and 1 White SMALL Square.
6.       Make 1 White ¾ Square.
7.       Make 1 Diamond Square.
8.       Make 1 White ¾ Square.
9.       Make 1 TWO TONED Black/White Small Square, 1 White SMALL Square, and 2 Black SMALL Squares.

10.   Make 2 Black SMALL Squares, and 2 White SMALL Squares.
11.   Make 1 CIRCLE IN A SQUARE.
12.   Make 1 CIRCLE IN A SQUARE.
13.   Make 2 White SMALL SQUARES, and 2 Black SMALL Squares.

14.   Make 3 Black SMALL Squares, and 1 TWO TONED Black/White Small Square
15.   Make 3 White SMALL Squares, and 1 TWO TONED Black/White Small Square
16.   Make 3 White SMALL Squares, and 1 TWO TONED Black/White Small Square
17.   Make 3 Black SMALL Squares, and 1 TWO TONED Black/White Small Square

18.   Make 1 Black MEDIUM Square
19.   Make 2 SMALL TEETH Squares, 1 TWO TONES Black/White Small Square, and 1 White SMALL Square.
20.   Make 2 SMALL TEETH Squares, 1 TWO TONES Black/White Small Square, and 1 White SMALL Square.
21.   Make 1 Black MEDIUM Square

22.   Make 1 Black MEDIUM Square
23.   Make 1 Black MEDIUM Square
24.   Make 1 Black MEDIUM Square
25.   Make 1 Black MEDIUM Square



BACK ASSEMBLY

1.       Make 1 Black EXTRA LARGE Square
2.       Make 2 Black LARGE SQUARES



SIDE ASSEMBLY

1.       Make 8 LARGE SIDE Squares. (4 on each side)
- Sew together in a shape of a diamond and sew 2 sides onto the front and back on the 3rd quadrant down from the top. Sew the top 2 front and back sides of the top quadrants together.



STRAPS

-Whatever you want :D, I crocheted strips of rows of 4dc until long enough for me, and crossed them over at the back and sewed them on. This will be a custom measurement.

There you have it and happy crocheting!


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2 comments:

  1. This is awesome!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  2. This is awesome!! Thank you for sharing!!

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