Melu Crochet: Free Day of the Dead Bobble Stitch Pattern LEFT HANDED VERSION!

Colourful! Here is a Day of the Dead Skull bobble stitch chart you can use to crochet some not so scary face cloths/ blanket squares/pot holders or whatever you like! ๐ŸŽƒ

I use UK terminology, click here for a handy conversion chart to US terms


ch chain

sts stitches

dc double crochetย (UK Terminology) This is a US single crochet (sc)

Bobble *Yarn over, insert into indicated stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through 2 (two loops left on hook) Repeat * four more times until there are 6 loops on your hook, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook. See the Melu Crochet LEFT HANDED Bobble Stitch Guide for step by step photos.

For RIGHT handed version click here


The pattern will work with any yarn size, use the hook size that has been recommended for your yarn. Finished size will depend on your type of yarn, size of hook and your tension. 

Aran/worsted cotton yarn, with a 5mm hook which gave a finished measurement of approx 25cm x 25cm

How to read a bobble stitch Chart

The grid represents stitches and rows of crochet. The white squares are double crochet and the coloured squares represent a bobble stitch.

The coloured squares on my bobble stitch charts are a guide for adding colour, You may find it easier as a beginner to just use one colour while you are getting the hang of it, if you choose to do this then just add a bobble stitch whenever you come to a square that isn’t white.

Refer to the Melu Crochet Bobble Stitch Guide for help with creating a bobble stitch.

The background has been left white to represent a double crochet, but any yarn colour can be used for your background.

Left Handed version Day of the dead Skull by
  • Chain (ch) a foundation chain the same number as the width of your pattern, plus 1 for turning: Ch30. 
  • Working into 2nd chain from hook Start at stitch 1, row 1 at the bottom left corner of the chart and then crochet along the row, adding a Double Crochet (Dc) if its a white square or a bobble stitch if its a coloured square. Each row will have a stitch count that is the same as your pattern width (29). 
  • Chain 1 at the end of each row and turn – this is a turning chain and does not count as a stitch throughout the pattern. 

Top Tip for beginners: Count your stitches as you go!

I hope you enjoy giving the bobble stitch a try, remember to tag your makes! #melucrochet

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If you would like to try other bobble stitch patterns, take a look at these:

For the Bobble stitch chart patterns above, click here

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