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Inspired by Day of the Dead Sugar Candy Skulls
Sugar skulls and many other forms of calavera are a popular feature of Day of the Dead celebrations throughout the world. Traditionally, sugar skulls are made of cane sugar that is molded in one piece and then decorated with line art, flowers, and often the name of a deceased loved one as a way of honoring them.

I drew inspiration from these designs to crochet my own version of the sugar skull. The pattern starts out with a fan to create the forehead, then you work on the opposite side to create the eyes, nose, cheeks, and teeth. Within the PDF pattern, I’ve included a very detailed step-by-step photo tutorial to guide you along. It’s a lot of fun to embellish these motifs with beads, embroidery, and crochet flowers to really make them look like sugar candy skulls.

Use these motifs to create scarves and purses. As appliques they can be sewn to just about anything. Try bags, mittens, hats, or even as elbow patches on a hoodie or sweater!

Posted by Jennifer Olivarez from Arvada, Colorado, United States • Published See Jennifer Olivarez's 19 projects »
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Jese R.
Jese R. · Myrtle Creek, Oregon, US
It won't let me download the file! Bummer
Jennifer Olivarez
Jennifer Olivarez · Arvada, Colorado, US · 38 projects
Hi Jese!

I'm so sorry to hear you are having trouble downloading the pattern. Are you clicking the download link under "Attachments"? If you are and it's still not working for you, you could try downloading it directly from my website: http://squirrelpicnic.com/2014/09/04/sugar-candy-skull-crochet-pattern/. Or I could email it to you. Just email me at squirrelpicnic@gmail.com. Sorry again for the inconvenience.
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Suzanne W.
Suzanne W. · Marietta, Georgia, US
I am in love with these!! You are so creative! They look awesome!! Thanks so much for the detailed pattern! Can't wait to try! I hope they look at least half as good as yours!! I can think of tons of places and ways to use them!! Thanks again!
Jennifer Olivarez
Jennifer Olivarez · Arvada, Colorado, US · 38 projects
Thanks, Suzanne, for your kind words! I am very excited that you are using my pattern. I'd love to see all the ways you come up with to use them. Feel free to share your photos at squirrelpicnic.com and I'll feature them on the blog!
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Conn
Conn · San Francisco, California, US · 134 projects
Awesome! The pattern looks gorgeous. :3
Jennifer Olivarez
Jennifer Olivarez · Arvada, Colorado, US · 38 projects
Thank you!
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Emmyann07
Emmyann07 · Sacramento, California, US · 49 projects
I am SO excited for this pattern!
Jennifer Olivarez
Jennifer Olivarez · Arvada, Colorado, US · 38 projects
Thanks! I'm so glad you like it.
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Yavanna
Yavanna · 1 project
definitely going to try this ... see if I can make it a bit manly and sew it to smth for my brother
Jennifer Olivarez
Jennifer Olivarez · Arvada, Colorado, US · 38 projects
Yay! I like that idea. I know your brother will love it. Happy
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