Crocheted Skull Coasters: Go Skull & Granny this Halloween!

Vickie Howell for CloverCrocheted Skull Coaster Vickie Howell

The most morose month of the year is almost upon us, so let us celebrate with something sinister! This week we’re using a Clover Amour Hook and chunky yarn to make crocheted skull coasters for the dastardly drinkers among us. Granny crochet stripes take a terrifying turn when colors are changed mid-round to highlight the skeleton key that is a circle of scs and a cluster of dcs. Happy haunted hooking!

xx, Vickie

How to make: Crocheted Skull Coasters

Chunky-weight yarn in colors A.) White, B.) Black, C.) White
Size U.S. J (6 mm) Clover Amour Crochet Hook 
Clover Jumbo Tapestry Needle




Finished Size
4 3/4″ square/12 cm


With A, ch 4. Join rnd with a sl st.

Rnd 1: Ch 1 (does not count as sc), 6 sc in center ring. Join rnd with a sl st in beg ch-1. –6 sts

Rnd 2: Ch1, *2sc in next st; rep from * around. Join rnd with a sl st in beg ch-1. –12 sts.



Rnd 3:
Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 2 dc in same st as ch. Join B; cut A. With B, ch 3 , *sk 2, 3dc in next st, ch 3; rep from * twice more. Join rnd with a sl st in top of beg ch-3.

crocheted skull coaster in progress


Rnd 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc & ch 1), *[3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next ch-3 sp; rep from * twice more, [3 dc, ch 3, 2 dc] in last ch-3 sp, join with a sl si in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.

Join C; cut B.

Rnd 5: With C, ch 2 (counts as hdc), *hdc in next st, and every st until corner ch-sp , 3 hdc in corner st; rep from * 3 times, ending with hdc at end of rnd, join with a sl st in 2nd chain of beg ch-2.

Skull crocheted coasters embroidery

Rnd 6: Ch 1 (doesn’t count as sc), sc in same space and in every st around. Join rnd with a sl st at beg ch.

Fasten off.


With B and Jumbo Tapestry Needle, embroider skeleton face onto Color A center.

Weave in ends. Block, if necessary.

crocheted skull coasters


Hooked on Halloween crochet? Here’s some more stitch witchery to aim your (Clover ) Amour at: the Trick or Sweetie Dress!

crocheted halloween dress vickie howell

Trick or Sweetie Dress: Crocheted Bodice + Fabric Skirt.

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