Skull Pincushion (Amigurumi Pattern)

Amigurumi Projects

I’ve been meaning to crochet a skull for some time, but haven’t gotten around to finessing the anatomic details of a larger version. This mini skull is a simple pattern, perfect for all your goth sewing needs. It made a perfect replacement for the boring fabric-store tomato I’ve been using as a pincushion.  See?

Skull pincushion 3

More views:skull side view Skull top view skull bottom view skull over viewMaking this little pin-head is quick and easy, and suitable for beginners. Stitches used are single crochet (sc), increase (inc), invisible decrease (invdec), finish off (FO).

You’ll need:

  • white or off-white yarn (I used Red Heart Super-Saver cheapo yarn, worsted weight)
  • size F/3.75mm crochet hook
  • stuffing
  • black embroidery thread for teeth and/or cranial sutures
  • safety eyes (or buttons, or felt…) 10mm used here
  • small piece of black felt for bottom (or just crochet the bottom closed if you’d rather)


  • 1) sc x 6 in magic ring (6)
  • 2) inc x 6 (12)
  • 3) (sc, inc) x 6 (18)
  • 4) (sc x 2, inc) x 6 (24)
  • 5-8) sc around x 4 rounds (24)
  • 9) (sc x 2, invdec) x 3, sc x 12 (21)… this makes the front flat and the back of the skull rounded
  • 10) (sc, invdec) x 3, sc x 12 (18)
  • 11) ch 1, turn, sc x 10 to make teeth

Now add eyes, stuff, and use embroidery thread to make teeth and/or cranial sutures, or add any details you’d like. This would look great as a sugar skull too. Cut a small piece of black felt and sew it into the opening at the bottom.

12 thoughts on “Skull Pincushion (Amigurumi Pattern)

  1. So I happened upon your fabulous collection of crafy-nerdiness from your Star Wars ornaments. I love it. You have an excellent taste for crafts and smarts. :)

    My 4 year old is currently in love with Star Wars (and Frozen). Maybe we’ll make up some ornaments this holiday season.

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