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Day Of The Dead Sugar Skull Halloween Bunting Knitting Pattern

Day Of The Dead Sugar Skull Halloween Bunting

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer


    Nicola Valiji

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 6 / 4.0mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type


  • Techniques


    Stocking Stitch, Basic Shaping

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What you need to know

Complete your Halloween decor with this sugar skull knitted bunting pattern.

One of the best things about this time of year is the number of celebrations and important events taking place. Why not celebrate in style with this beautiful bunting inspired by the Mexican festival Día de los Muertos or The Day of the Dead? Just remember to label your pieces as you work your way through the pattern. This will save you from confusion when the time comes to assemble your project.

What do I need?

Yarn: Deramores Studio DK, shade 01 Frost, 27 Ebony, 03 Peony, 69 Lime, 39 Topaz, 06 Ruby, 42 Citrine, 08 Lavender
Needles: 4mm
Tapestry needle
Safety toy stuffing


Height of skull: 12.5cm
Width of middle of skull: 8cm

Top knit tip

If you want your bunting to lay flat against the wall, you will need to avoid overstuffing your make. The trick is to tease out the stuffing beforehand, as this will help to prevent unsightly lumps and bumps. You should also add your stuffing gradually instead of rushing through the process. One idea is to stuff all of your skulls at the same time. Then you can ensure they are equal in size and shape.

Meet the designer

Nicola Valiji is a regular designer for Let's Knit Together – she first learned how to knit while making a Jean Greenhowe doll with help from her nan. If you enjoyed making this pattern, why not make this Halloween wreath? You can view more of Nicola's designs here.

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