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Monday, November 21, 2022

Larger skull bones (skull part 2)

This is the second part of the skull pattern I'm currently publishing. The first part can be found here. This second part details the creation of the larger bones of the skull - the frontal, parietal, occipital, and temporal bones .


Difficulty:
Medium


You will need:
  • A 2.5mm crochet hookm
  • Anchor creativa fino cotton in white
  • A large number of pins (use ones with colourful ends so you don't loose them)
  • 3 sheets of white felt
  • A pair of scissors
Note:
  • This pattern includes the back-to-front single crochet stitch (bfsc). A video to show you how to do this can be found here. It's pretty simple but if you can't work it out you can just use a regular single crochet stitch, but this will give it a slightly different look.


For the right parietal lobe:
Make a magic loop with 6sc
Round 1: make 2sc in each st (12sc)
Round 2: (sc, make 2sc in the next st) 6 times (18sc)
Round 3: (sc2, make 2sc in the next st) 6 times (24sc)
Round 4: (sc3, make 2sc in the next st) 6 times (30sc)
Round 5: Sc7, slip5, make 2sc in the following st, sc4, make 2sc in the next st, sc2, hdc, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc, sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc4 (35sts)
Round 6: Sc5, make 2sc in the next st, slip7, sc, make 2sc in the following st, sc6, make 2sc in the next st, hdc3, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc4, make 2sc in the next st, sc3 (41sts)
Round 7: Sc6, make 2sc in the next st, slip10, sc, make 2hdc in the following st, sc8, hdc2, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc5, make 2sc in the next st, sc4 (46sts)
Round 8: Sc6, make 2sc in the next st, slip11, sc, make 2hdc in the following st, sc5, make 2sc in the next st, sc4, hdc2, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc6, make 2sc in the next st, sc5 (52sts)
Round 9: Sc4, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, slip15, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, sc12, hdc2, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc7, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, sc4 (60sts)
Round 10: Slip7, make 2sc in the next st, sc15, make 2hdc in the next st, hdc15, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc8, sc2, hdc, make 2hdc in the next st, hdc, sc2, slip4 (65sts)
Round 11: Slip8, make 2sc in the next st, sc16, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc17, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc8, make 2hdc in the next st, sc2, hdc, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, sc, slip4 (73sts)
Round 12: Slip8, make 2sc in the next st, sc18, make 3hdc in the next st, hdc18, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc10, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, slip1, sc2, hdc, make 2hdc in the next st, hdc, sc6, slip1 (81sts)
Round 13: slip8, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, sc18, make 3hdc in the next st, hdc21, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc12, make 2hdc in each of the following 2sts, sc5, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, sc8 (91sts)
Round 14: slip9, make 3hdc in the next st, hdc4, sc17, make 2hdc in the next st, hdc5, sc18, make 2hdc in the following st, hdc2, make 2hdc in the next st, hdc4, sc8, make 2hdc in the following st, sc7, make 2hdc in each of the next 3sts, sc9 (100sts)

Round 15: Slip34, make 2sc in the next st, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc3, sc15, hdc5, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc, make 2hdc in the next st, hdc4, sc9, make 3sc in the following st, sc, slip4, sc3, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc, make 2hdc in the next st, sc10 (110sts)
Fasten off
For the left parietal lobe:
Make a magic loop with 6sc
Round 1: make 2sc in each st (12sc)
Round 2: (sc, make 2sc in the next st) 6 times (18sc)
Round 3: (sc2, make 2sc in the next st) 6 times (24sc)
Round 4: (sc3, make 2sc in the next st) 6 times (30sc)
Round 5: Sc4, make 2sc in the next st, sc, hdc, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc, sc2, make 2sc in the following st, sc4, make 2sc in the next st, slip5, sc7 (35sts)
Round 6: Sc4, make 2sc in the next st, hdc4, make 2hdc in each of the following 2sts, hdc3, make 2sc in the next st, sc6,  make 2sc in the following st, sc, slip7,  make 2sc in the next st, sc4 (41sts)
Round 7: Sc6, make 2sc in the next st, hdc5, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc2, sc8, make 2hdc in the following st, sc, slip10, make 2sc in the next st, sc4 (46sts)
Round 8: Sc7, make 2sc in the next st, hdc6, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc2, sc4, make 2sc in the next st, sc5, make 2hdc in the following st, sc, slip11, make 2sc in the next st, sc4 (52sts)
Round 9: Sc7, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc7, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc2, sc11, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, slip14, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, sc3 (60sts)
Round 10: Slip6, sc2, hdc, make 2hdc in the next st, hdc, sc2, hdc8, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc15, make 2hdc in the next st, sc15, make 2sc in the next st, slip5 (65sts) 
Round 11: Slip7, sc, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc, sc2, make 2hdc in the next st, hdc8, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc17, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, sc16, make 2sc in the next st, slip5 (73sts)
Round 12: Slip3, sc6, hdc, make 2hdc in the next st, hdc, sc2, slip1, make 2hdc in each of the following 2sts, hdc10, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc18, make 3hdc in the next st, sc18, make 2sc in the following st, slip6 (81sts)
Round 13: Sc10, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, sc5, make 2hdc in each of the following 2sts, hdc12, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc21, make 3hdc in the next st, sc18, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, slip6 (91sts)
Round 15: Sc11, make 2hdc in each of the next 3sts, sc7, make 2hdc in the next st, sc8, hdc4, make 2hdc in the next st, hdc2, make 2hdc in the following st, sc18, hdc5, make 2hdc in the next st, sc17, hdc4, make 3hdc in the following st, sc7 (100sts)
Round 16: (Note that this is slightly less than a full round) Sc12, make 2hdc in the next st, hdc, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, sc3, slip4, sc, make 3sc in the next st, sc9, hdc4, make 2hdc in the following st, hdc2, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc5, sc15, hdc3, make 2hdc in each of the following 2sts, make 2sc in the next st (110sts)
Fasten off neatly



Place a sheet of felt across the back of these sections and pin it into place on the inner side so that it lies flat with the back of the crochet, following as many of the contours as you can.You should end up with several folds and overlaps, which will be sewn flat later on. Starting in the centre, use a needle and your crochet cotton to sew concentric circles through both the felt and the crochet, to hold them together. Backstitch is the best stitch to use for this. Once you've stitched it in place cut around the outside edge, as shown in the final image below.








For the frontal section:
Ch11
Round 1: Sc in the 2nd chain st from hook, then sc in each of the next 8sts. Make 3sc in the first chain st you made, then sc in the back of the previous 8 chain sts you crocheted into in turn. Make 2sc in the back of the first chain st you crocheted into (22sc)
Round 2: make 2sc in the first st, sc8, make 2sc in each of the next 3sts, sc8, make 2sc in both of the last 2sts (28sc)
Round 3: sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc8, (sc, make 2sc in the next st) 3 times, sc8, (sc, make 2sc in the next st) twice (34sc)
Round 4: sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc8, (sc2, make 2sc in the next st) 3 times, sc8, (sc2, make 2sc in the next st) twice (40sc)
Round 5: sc3, make 2sc in the next st, sc8, (sc3, make 2sc in the next st) 3 times, sc8, (sc3, make 2sc in the next st) twice (46sc)
Round 6: Sc4, make 2sc in the next st, sc2, hdc6, (sc4, make 2sc in the following st) twice, hdc2, make 2hdc in the next st, sc14, make 2hdc in the following st, hdc4, sc (51sc)
Round 7: Sc3, make 2sc in the next st, sc4, hdc3, make 2hdc in the following st, hdc3, sc4, make 2sc in the next st, sc4, hdc4, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, slip14, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc5 (58sc)
Round 8: Sc3, make 2sc in the next st, sc5, hdc3, make 2hdc in the following st, hdc3, sc5, make 2sc in the next st, sc3, hdc5, make 2hdc in each of the following 2sts, hdc, sc5, hdc9, sc5, hdc, make 2hdc in each of the last 2sts, hdc4 (65sc)
Round 9: hdc, sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc3, make 2sc in the following st, hdc6, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, hdc6, make 2sc in the next st, sc3, make 2sc in the following st, sc2, hdc6, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, sc, slip4, hdc11, slip4, sc, make 2hdc in each of the following 2sts, hdc, sc4 (75sc)
Round 10: Sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc5, make 2sc in the next st, sc5, hdc5, make 2hdc in the following st, hdc5, sc5, make 2sc in the next st, sc5, make 2sc in the following st, sc7, make 2hdc in the next st, make 3hdc in the following st, sc, slip6, sc, hdc5, sc, slip6, sc, make 3hdc in the next st, make 2hdc in the following st, sc7 (86sc)
Round 11: Sc6, make 2sc in the next st, sc14, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, sc14, make 2sc in the next st, sc12, make 2hdc in each of the following 2sts, sc9, make 2hdc in the next st, make 2sc in the following st, slip3, make 2sc in the next st, make 2hdc in the following st, sc9, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, sc7 (98sc)
Round 12: Sc7, make 2sc in the next st, sc10, make 2sc in the following st, sc10, make 2sc in the following st, sc10, make 2sc in the next st, sc14, make 2hdc in each of the next 3sts, sc10, make 2hdc in the next st, sc8, make 2hdc in the following st, sc10, make 2hdc in each of the next 3sts, sc7 (110sc)
Round 13: sc25, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, sc53, sc3tog, sc27 (110sc)
Round 14: Sc4, sc2tog, sc8, sc2tog, sc7, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, sc6, make 2hdc in each of the following 2sts, sc7, sc2tog, sc8, sc2tog, sc29, sc4tog, sc25 (107sc)
Round 15: Sc27, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, sc37, sc2tog, sc7, sc2tog, sc5, sc2tog, sc7, sc2tog, sc11 (105sc)
Round 16: Slip63, sc8, sc2tog, sc5, sc2tog, sc6, sc2tog, sc5, sc2tog, sc10 (101sc)
Round 17: Sc26, slip6, sc43, sc2tog, sc3, sc2tog, sc3, sc2tog, sc9, slip5 (98sc)
Round 18: Slip68, sc4, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc6, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc4, slip1. Ch1, turn
Round 19: Skip the slipped st, bfsc3, bfsc2tog, bfsc, bfsc2tog, bfsc4, bfsc2tog, bfsc, bfsc2tog, slip1. Ch2, turn
Round 20: Skip1, hdc2tog twice, ch2, slip4, ch2, hdc2tog twice
Fasten off neatly

Line this section with felt and sew this in place in the same way as you did for the perietal sections. The wavy section near the end of the round (where all the sc2tog sts were) should be moulded into eye sockets, as shown in the first 3 images (I've included the skull model to show what you're aiming for - the shaping will improve when  the frontal bone is attached to other bones during construction).


You'll need to shape the felt around the eye sockets, as shown below. This will require folding the felt back on itself, sewing it in place, then trimming it.





For the occipital bone:
Ch24
Round 1: Sc in the first chain st you made, then make 2sc in the next st. In the following chain sts: (Sc, make 2sc in the next st) twice, sc5, make 2sc in each of the next 3sts, sc5, (sc, make 2sc in the next st) twice, sc (32sc)
Round 2: (Sc, make 2sc in the next st) 4 times, sc8, make 2sc in each of the next 3sts, sc8, (sc, make 2sc in the next st) twice, sc (41sc)
Round 3: (Sc2, make 2sc in the next st) 3 times, make 2sc in the following st, sc2, sc2tog, sc6, hdc2, sc3, hdc2, sc6, sc2tog, sc2, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, sc2 (45sts)
Round 4: Sc5, make 2sc in the next st, (sc2, make 2sc in the following st) twice, make 2sc in the next st, sc, sc2tog, slip8, ch1, sc5. ch1, turn
Row 5: Bfsc5. ch1, turn
Round 6: Sc5,

Chain 2, then continue crocheting into round 3: slip8, sc2tog, sc, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, sc2, make 2sc in the last st

Round 7: Sc3, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, sc4, make 2sc in each of the following 2sts, sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc11, hdc in the next st (that you've already crocheted into), then hdc into the hole between the next 2 rows (image 1). Sc in this same hole then slip the next 5sts (image 2). Sc in the next chain st, then hdc in the following st. Hdc, sc10, make 2sc in the next st, sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc2, make 2sc in the last st (65sts)
Image 1

Image 2

Round 8: Sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc6, make 2sc in the following st, (sc3, make 2sc in the next st) twice, sc10, slip21, sc10, make 2sc in the following st, sc3, make 2sc in the next st, sc (71sts)
Round 9: Make 2sc in the first st, sc2, hdc6, sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc3, make 2sc in the following st, sc3, make 2sc in the next st, sc7, make 2sc in the next st, sc, make 3hdc in each of the following 2sts, slip24, make 3hdc in each of the next 2sts, sc, make 2sc in the following st, sc7, make 2sc in the next st, sc3, make 2sc in the last st  (87sts)
Round 10: (sc5, make 2sc in the next st, sc3, make 2sc in the following st) twice, sc5, make 2sc in the next st, sc8, hdc3tog twice, slip24, hdc3tog twice, sc8, make 2sc in the following st, sc5, make 2sc in the next st, sc (86sts)
Row 11: Sc33, slip1. Ch1, turn
Row 12: Skip the slipped st, slip2, bfsc2, bfsc3tog, bfsc5, bfsc2tog twice, bfsc12, bfsc2tog twice, bfsc5, bfsc3tog, bfsc2, slip3. Ch1, turn (37sts)
Row 13: Skip the first slipped st, slip1, sc2, sc2tog, sc3, sc2tog, sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc10, make 2sc in the following st, sc, sc2tog, sc3, sc2tog, sc2, slip1. Ch1, turn (33sts)
Row 14: Skip the slipped st, hdc9, bfsc12, hdc9. ch1, turn (31sts)
Row 15: make 2hdc in the first st, hdc6, sc16, hdc6, make 2hdc in the last st. ch1, turn (32sts)
Row 16: Hdc6, bfsc20, hdc6. ch1, turn (32sts)
Row 17: make 2hdc in the first st, hdc3, sc24, hdc3, make 2hdc in the last st. ch1, turn (34st)
Row 18: Bfsc in each st. ch1, turn
Row 19: Hdc3, sc, ch1, slip2, sc22, slip2, ch1, sc, hdc3. ch1, turn (36sts)
Row 20: Slip6 (including the chain st), bfsc24. ch1, turn (30sts)
Row 21: Sc24. ch1, turn
Row 22: Bfsc24. ch1, turn
Row 23: Sc24. ch1, turn
Row 24: Bfsc2tog, bfsc20, bfsc2tog. ch1, turn (22sts)
Row 25: Sc2tog, sc8, sc2tog, sc8, sc2tog. ch1, turn (19sc)
Row 26: Bfsc2tog, bfsc3, bfsc2tog, bfsc5, bfsc2tog, bfsc3, bfsc2tog. ch1, turn (15sc)
Row 27: Sc2tog, sc2, sc2tog, sc3, sc2tog, sc2, sc2tog. ch1, turn (11sc)
Row 28: (Bfsc2tog, bfsc) 3 times, bfsc2tog. ch1, turn (7sc)
Row 29: sc2tog, sc3tog, sc2tog
Fasten off

 
You then need to line this section as you did for the other bones.




For the right temporal bone:
For the mastoid process:
Make a magic loop with 5sc
Round 1: make 2sc in each st (10sc)
Round 2: Sc in each st
Round 3: Sc5, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, sc3 (12sc)
Round 4: Sc in each st
Row 5: Slip3, sc7, slip1. Ch1, turn
Row 6: Skip1, slip1, bfsc6. ch1, turn
Row 7: Sc5, make 2sc in the next st, slip the slipped st on the last round
Fasten off

For the zygomatic arch:
Ch4
Round 1: sc in the first chain st you made, then sc in the following 3 chain sts to make a loop (4sc)
Round 2: sc in each st
Round 3: Sc2, sc2tog (3sc)
Round 4: sc in each st
Round 5: make 2sc in the first st, sc2 (4sc)
Round 6: Sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc2 (5sc)
Round 7: Sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc2 (6sc)
Round 8: Sc2, make 3sc in the next st, sc3 (8sc)
Round 9: Sc3, make 3sc in the next st, sc4, hdc in the same st as the last one you crocheted into(11sts)
Round 10: Hdc5
Fasten off neatly

For the main body of the bone:
Make a magic loop with 6sc
Round 1: make 2sc in each st (12sc)
Round 2: (sc, make 2sc in the next st) 6 times (18sc)
Round 3: Hdc2, make 2hdc in the next st, sc, slip2, make 2sc in the next st, sc2, make 2sc in the following st, slip3, ch1, make 2hdc in the next st, sc3, make 2sc in the last st (25sts (including the chain st))
Round 4: Hdc2, make 2hdc in the next st, sc, slip4, make 2sc in the next st, hdc, sc, make 2sc in the following st, slip1, sc3, slip1, sc, make 2hdc in the next st, sc5, make hdc in  the same st as you last crocheted into (29sts)
Round 5: Hdc3, make 3hdc in the next st, hdc2, then sc in the 5th st after the new st you created when  fastening off on the zygomatic arch (Image 1 - the new st can be identified as it will tighten if you pull on the loose end). Sc in the next 4sts of this arch, then make 3sc in the following st. Skip 4sts on the main section, then sc in the next st (Image 2). Slip9, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, ch1, slip1, ch1, hdc5, make 3hdc in the last st  (41sts (including chain sts))

Image 1
Image 2

Row 6: hdc3, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc2, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, sc2. Ch1, turn
Row 7: Bfsc3, make 2bfsc in each of the next 2sts, bfsc2, slip2, make 2bfsc in the next st, hdc2, make 2hdc in the following st, bfsc6, slip1. Ch1, turn (24sts)

Row 8: Skip the slipped st, slip1, sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc3, make 2hdc in the following st, hdc2, make 2hdc in the next st, ch1, slip4, sc6, sc2tog. Ch1, turn (25sts (including the intermediate chain st))
Row 9: Bfsc7, ch4, skip5, make 2hdc in the next st, hdc2, make 2hdc in the following st, hdc. Ch1, turn (22sts (including the intermediate chain sts))
Row 10: Slip2, make 2sc in the next st, sc, make 2sc in the following st, slip1, sc8, slip1, sc2tog. ch1, turn (18sts)

Row 11: Bfsc4tog, ch1, make 3hdc in the next st, ch1, bfsc2, bfsc in the gap between the end of rows 6 and 7 of the mastoid process (Image 3), bfsc in the next 5 sts of row 5 of the mastoid process (Image 4), bfsc in the hole between the other side of rows 6 and 7. Bfsc in the next 3sts of the mastoid process (along row 7), then skip 5sts on the main section of the temporal bone and bfsc in the next st. Bfsc in the next 3sts. ch1, turn (22sts)
Image 3

Image 4
Row 12: Sc3, hdc2tog, sc2, make 2sc in the next st, slip1. Ch1, turn (8sts)
Row 13: Skip the slipped st, slip1, bfsc2, make 2bfsc in the next st, bfsc3, make 2bfsc in the following st. ch1, turn (10sc)
Row 14: Sc in the first 9sts. ch1, turn
Row 15: Bfsc2tog, ch1, skip1, bfsc2, ch1, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, ch1, slip1, bfsc (12sts)
Fasten off

Lay out this section as shown below (Image 5). There will be 5 sts on the left-hand side of the hole made by the chain /skipped sts on row 9. Rejoin yarn to one of these sts (Image 6)
Round 1: Sc10 around the edge of this hole
Round 2: Sc in each of these 10sts
Round 3: Sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc2
Fasten off
Push this bump down so that it forms an indent in the bone (Image 7)

Image 5
Image 6


Image 7



stuff the mastoid process lightly and sew closed the gaps beside this and the zygomatic arch
Pin to felt like you did with the other skull sections, then sew around the outside edge you may also want to sew around other sections to endure that the felt lies flush with the crochet.
Cut a hole in the felt behind the little dip you made after finishing the main body of the bone (as shown below)






For the left temporal bone:
For the mastoid process:
Make a magic loop with 5sc
Round 1: make 2sc in each st (10sc)
Round 2: sc in each st
Round 3: sc3, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, sc5 (12sc)
Round 4: sc in each st
Round 5: slip2, sc7, slip2. ch1, turn, 
Row 6: skip1, slip1, bfsc6. ch1, turn
Row 7: skip the first st, make 2sc in the next st, sc5
Fasten off

For the zygomatic arch:
Ch4
Round 1: sc in the first chain st you made, then sc in the following 3 chain sts to make a loop (4sc)
Round 2: sc in each st
Round 3: Sc2, sc2tog (3sc)
Round 4: sc in each st
Round 5: make 2sc in the first st, sc2 (4sc)
Round 6: Sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc2 (5sc)
Round 7: Sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc2 (6sc)
Round 8: Sc2, make 3sc in the next st, sc3 (8sc)
Round 9: Sc3, make 3sc in the next st, sc4, hdc in the same st as the last one you crocheted into (11sts)
Round 10: Hdc5
Fasten off neatly

For the main body of the bone:
Make a magic loop with 6sc
Round 1: make 2sc in each st (12sc)
Round 2: (sc, make 2sc in the next st) 6 times (18sc)
Round 3: make 2sc in the next st, sc3, make 2hdc in the next st, ch1, slip3, make 2sc in the following st, sc2, make 2sc in the next st, slip2, sc, make 2hdc in the following st, hdc2 (23sts)
Round 4: hdc2, sc in the same st, sc4, make 2hdc in the next st, sc, slip1, sc3, slip1, make 2sc in the following st, sc, hdc, make 2sc in the next st, slip4, sc, make 2hdc in the next st, hdc (28sts)
Round 5: hdc2, make 3hdc in the next st, hdc5, ch1, slip1, ch1, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, slip9, sc, make 3sc in the st before the new st created when you fastened off neatly on the zygomatic arch, then sc in the next 5sts of the arch. skip 4sts on the main section, then hdc2, make 3hdc in the next st, hdc
Row 6: hdc5, ch1, turn
Row 7: bfsc6, make 2hdc in the next st, hdc2, make 2bfsc in the next st, slip2, bfsc2, make 2bfsc in each of the next 2sts, bfsc3. ch1, turn (23sts)
Row 8: slip1, sc2tog, sc6, slip4, ch1, make 2hdc in the following st, hdc2, make 2hdc in the next st, sc3, make 2sc in the next st, sc. ch1, turn (25sts)
Row 9: slip7, ch2, hdc, make 2hdc in the next st, hdc2, make 2hdc in the following st, ch4, skip5, bfsc6. ch1, turn (22sts)
Row 10: sc2tog, slip1, sc8, slip1, make 2sc in the next st, sc, make 2sc in the following st
Row 11: bfsc4, bsfc in the 3rd, 2nd, and 1sts sts of round 7 of the mastoid process (in that order), bfsc in the gap between the end of rows 6 and 7 of the mastoid process (in the same way as you did for the right bone), bfsc in the next 5 sts of row 5 of the mastoid process, bfsc in the hole between the other side of rows 6 and 7, skip 5sts on the main section, bfsc2, ch1, make 3hdc in the next st, ch1, bfsc4tog. Ch1, turn (22sts)
Row 12: slip13, make 2sc in the next st, sc2, hdc2tog, sc3. Ch1, turn
Row 13: make 2bfsc in the first st, bfsc3, make 2bfsc in the next st, bfsc2, slip1. ch1, turn
Row 14: skip the slipped st, sc9. ch1, turn
Row 15: bfsc, slip1, ch1, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, ch1, bfsc2, slip1, ch1, bfsc2tog
Fasten off


Round 1: sc10 around the hole made by the chain sts on round 9 as you did on the other section (it doesn't really matter where you start)
Round 2: sc in each st
Round 3: sc2tog, sc, sctog, sc, sc2tog, sc (7sc)
Fasten off

Stuff, sew closed, and line as you did for the right bone.



For part 2 of the temporals (make 2):Make a 1.5cm long i-cordFasten off by passing the first loop over the 2nd, then the 2nd over the 3rd. This i-cord forms the styloid process.Ch3Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next chain st. ch1, turn (2sc)Row 2: make 2sc in each of these sts. ch1, turn (4sc)Row 3: make 2sc in the first st, sc3. ch1, turn (5sc)Row 4: make 2sc in the first st, sc, ch5, skip1, sc2. ch1, turn (10sts)Row 5: Slip2, sc4, sc2tog between the next chain st and the following st, sc2. ch1, turn (9sts)Row 6: Sc5, hdc2. ch1, turn (7sts)Row 7: Hdc3, sc in both cast-off sts of the i-cord, sc in the next 2sts of the main section, slip2Fasten offThe left and right sections are made the same, but on one of these the i-cord should be pulled through to ensure they are the mirror image of each other, as shown below.


Position the bones as shown in the last photo, then attach yarn to the edge of the hole in the centre.
Round 1: Sc6 around this holeRound 2: Sc in each stFasten off
Push this bump down into the bone, as shown in the photos below

Line the underside of this section with felt, cutting out a hole for the bump to pole through (see images below)




That's it from this pattern - I hope you've enjoyed it! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me at lhodginscrochet@gmail.com, I'll be happy to help! I should be publishing the next pattern in the series (making the smaller skull bones) fairly soon - you can follow my Insatragm to keep up to date with what I'm working on and when I post new patterns. As always you're very welcome to sell finished products but please don't re-post this pattern or claim it as your own. Thank you!